Week of January 9, 2023
Notes from the Principal's Desk
What a beautiful day to start the week! Morgan kids were outside today, enjoying the sunshine, sharing smiles, and excited to be back at Morgan after the weekend away.
Report Cards should be available now in your PowerSchool account. There are additional resources to help you reach the report card listed below, along with links to How-to videos. If you are still having trouble locating your child's report card, please call: 586-797-5800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grade 6 will receive paper copies of their report card, including their elective course. All other grades can access report cards in Power School.
NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 16! There will be no school a week from today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday. Enjoy the 3-day weekend.
NWEA: Winter testing will begin on Tuesday, January 17. Students in grades k-6 are tested on Reading and Mathematics, checking on progress from the Fall 2022. Students in grades 3-6 have the option of taking Science NWEA as well. Testing will continue for two weeks to allow all students to show what they have mastered from fall to winter.
Your child's teacher can provide growth information after the NWEA testing window closes.
Book Fair: Mr. Mirovsky is hosting a winter Book Fair to benefit the Media Center. Morgan's media center has some library bound books that are older than many of Morgan's teachers! Mr. Mirovsky is working to slowly update the selection of books in Morgan's library, purchasing library bound, hardcover books that will last much longer than regular picture and chapter books. Profits from the winter book fair will further support these purchases.
Book Fair flyers will come home later this week, but there is a digital flyer and links to sign up to volunteer or put money in your child's spending account listed below.
Restaurant Week: January 23 - 27 at Cloverleaf Pizza. There is a flyer below that provides more information on this event.
Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2023: Do you know of an incoming kindergarten or Young 5 student? Registration for Fall 2023 for Kindergarten and Young 5 classes is now open on the UCS webpage. If you are thinking of having your child participate a Young 5 program, sign up now to reserve a spot. It is not too early to register!
If you have questions on registration, please reach out to the Morgan office.
Pathways to Success: Tuesday, January 17, UCS is hosting their annual Pathways to Success for students to view options for education as they move into secondary school and beyond. More information on the annual Pathways event can be found below.
Have a good week!
Report Cards TODAY!
This is a reminder that report cards will be available on your parent PowerSchool account later today. Report cards will no longer be emailed to families but are being shared through a more secure method using your parent PowerSchool account. The file can only be accessed through a web browser, such as Edge, Chrome or Safari. Please note that the link is not available through the PowerSchool App.
Directions on how to access the report cards are available at this link.
Utica Community Schools will send an email when the report cards are available. If you have issues accessing the file once it is available, please contact us at 586-797-5800 or email email@example.com.
Other helpful links to videos for support with accessing report cards through Power School:
- How to make a PowerSchool parent portal account
- Click through tutorial: https://ior.ad/8OJY
- Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/vLgq4YtjTxM
- How to download report cards
- Click through tutorial: https://ior.ad/8PRj
- How to download NWEA reports
- Click through tutorial: https://ior.ad/8BQs
- How to reset a PowerSchool password
- Click through tutorial: https://ior.ad/8OUf
Winter Book Fair--Sponsored by Media Center
Lunch Monitors Needed!!
Save the Date--Music Concerts!
UCS News and Updates
As students, we have a lot of choices in the programs and services offered by our school district. It is important that we take the time to understand these options and pick the ones that best meet our interests.
The UCS Pathways to Success is an event that was created by students for students to learn more about all our schools have to offer. It is a program open to everyone, and it will be at Henry Ford II High School beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17.
For more information on what is offered, you can visit the Pathways website at uticak12.org/pathways. We hope to see you there!
Kindergarten/Young Fives Registration
IMPORTANT REPORT CARD CHANGE FOR UCS PARENTS!
Important note to UCS parents - second semester report cards will be available on January 9 only through a secure link on powerschool accounts. Here are directions on how to access the report card.
PowerSchool - How To Download Report Cards
UCS Wellness Podcast
The UCS Wellness team is happy to announce the seventh episode of their podcast series. The team worked with community members to create a podcast regarding different areas of physical, mental, and social health for UCS staff, students, and families. These podcasts are available on the UCS Wellness page. UCS Wellness - Utica Community Schools (uticak12.org)
Below is a list of the podcasts available on the Wellness page:
- Mental Health with guest, Nancy Buyle
- Grief and the Grieving Process for Children
- Family Communication
- CARE of Southeastern Michigan
- Discussing Dating Violence with Turning Point
- Tackling Tough Topics with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
- Our Youth and Vaping
- Youth and Suicide Prevention
- The Detour Project
- Self-Regulation Strategies
UCS Monday Moments
UCS Food Service News
January Lunch Menu
Lunch is $2.75 per day
January Breakfast Menu
Breakfast is $1.75
PTO Winter Dance
Morgan Spirit Wear--Order Yours Here!
Restaurant Week Jan. 23 - 29
Morgan Skate Night--February 14, 2023
Kroger Rewards for Morgan PTO
Kroger Plus Card
Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for Morgan Elementary every time you shop and use your Plus Card!
All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization.
Link your card at www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards
Morgan's Organization Number is TV320
Organization Name: Morgan Elementary-Morgan Volunteers
How to stay informed!
Sign up for an account or find news at our homepage: https://morganpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home.
Also follow us on Facebook. Look for “Morgan Volunteers PTO.”
Contact us at MorganPTO@hotmail.com
Also use the Remind app (https://www.remind.com/) to get notices about news and events: @MorganVolu
Meet the PTO Board Members!
You can reach your Morgan Volunteers PTO by sending an email to :
Mrs. Amanda Hussey
Mrs. Lora Walker
Mrs. Renee Chaptini
Mrs. Megan Dorling
Mr. Andrew McCloskey
Calendar Items--Upcoming Dates
Tues. Jan. 10: Whole School Assembly--Diversity Circus with Doug Scheer
Mon. Jan. 16: NO SCHOOL--MLK Day
Tues. Jan. 17: NWEA Winter Testing Begins (Math, Reading, Science (3-6))
Jan. 23 - 27: Book Fair--Shopping schedule above. Stock up on good books to read during the cold, snowy, gray days!
Jan. 23 - 29: Cloverleaf Restaurant Week--flyer above
Feb. 14: Morgan Skate Night--Morgan gets 50% of profits!!
School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:30 pm
1/2 Day School Hours: 8:40 am - 11:44 am
Attendance Line (to report absent/tardy students): 586-797-5899
SACC Line: 586-797-5050
Mission: Morgan is dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the working relationship of students, staff, and community.
Vision: We are a community of compassionate, committed professionals and learners who become academically successful through collaboration, ownership, and perseverance.