Rocket Review

Week of November 15, 2018

Short Week Next Week

Thanksgiving has arrived faster than ever before. Each year, our school year seems to speed up as we move through the year. Perhaps it is because we are so busy with the many things we do at Morgan throughout the school year that makes the time move so quickly!

As we enter Thanksgiving week, this is a special time of year to share with extended family or spend time together as a family. Whether you are traveling together, welcoming family or friends home, or just spending time together, this long weekend is a good opportunity to slow down and enjoy time with your kids.

I wish all of our Morgan families a Happy Thanksgiving holiday, safe travels and hope you create fun, family memories together!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25.

School resumes again on Monday, November 26.

Report Card Emailed Home Today-11-16-18

Check your email for your child's electronic report card, which should arrive in your Inbox by the end of the day today. If you are not receiving an electronic version of your child's email, you will need to make sure you have a Power School account set up to receive report cards. All future report cards will be sent in an electronic format only.

Melissa in our main office can help you with Power School if you need assistance.

Force Field For Good

Morgan Elementary is excited to host Barry Lane, renowned literacy and writing instructor, at our school on Tuesday, November 13 in the afternoon. He will present the Force Field for Good assembly incorporating literacy, music, and positive behavior to all Morgan students and staff.

This assembly was made possible by our Color Run fundraising! Thank you Morgan Community!

Tuesday, November 20--Wear Green Day!

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Morgan Lunch Monitors

Morgan continues to look for additional support during the lunch hour. While our building is allocated a certain amount of paid EduStaff lunch monitors, we can take additional support in the form of volunteers. Students really enjoying seeing their parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle at school during the lunch time helping in the lunchroom or walking around the playground with the kids.

If you are interested in becoming a paid lunch monitor, please click on link below to start an application with EduStaff. EduStaff certified lunch monitors are paid an hourly rate each day they work. EduStaff employees can also complete additional, free, online training sessions and become substitute paraprofessionals for additional paid hours of work.

Morgan also takes volunteers with a current background check on file. If you filled out a Volunteer Sheet within the past few years, you should be able to volunteer for field trips, classroom help and lunch supervision. If you are unsure about your volunteer status, please contact the Main Office and Sharon or Melissa can check for you: 586-797-5800.

If you are interested in volunteering during the lunch hour, which runs from 11:30 AM until 12:15 PM each day, please contact Melissa in the main office and let her know what days you are available to volunteer. Grandparents/aunts/uncles/neighbors are all welcome once we have a background check on file.

If you have any questions, please call Morgan at 586-797-5800 or email Mrs. Lasky at

EduStaff Application

Click here to complete an application to become a lunch monitor.

Morgan Annual Mitten Tree Donations

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Morgan Families,

In the spirit of this holiday season, Morgan’s Student Council will be participating in the Toys for Tots program. We will be gathering new, unwrapped toys for children (age range: newborn to 17 yrs. old). If you are interested in donating an unwrapped toy, student council will be collecting them from Nov. 20-Dec. 13th. The Toys for Tots boxes will be located in each classroom. The class with the most toys donated, will earn a pizza party. On Thursday, Dec. 14th, we are scheduled with the U.S. Marines for a special pick up of the toys. Thank you so much for your support!

Happy Holidays,

Morgan’s Student Council

Soccer Classes

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Morgan Annual Blood Drive

Please join us for our annual blood drive on Wednesday, December 12, from 2-8 PM in the gymnasium.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up to volunteer or donate blood.

Morgan's Annual Food Drive is Back!

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Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Tuesday, November 13: Force Field for Good all-school assembly 1:00 PM

6-8 PM Skate Night @ The New Rink

Wednesday, November 14: Conference Evening--Teachers will be sending home letters in October to set up conference times.

Picture Retake Day

5th Grade DIA Field Trip

Thursday, November 15: 1/2 Day of School--Students dismissed at 11:29 AM. Parent-Teacher Conferences in the afternoon and evening. Teachers will be sending home letters in October to set up conference times.

November 21-25: No School--Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 26: School resumes

6:30 PM Morgan Volunteers PTO Meeting @ Hamlin Pub

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UCS News and Updates

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Utica Community Schools Bond Proposal Passes!!


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Check here each week for information about our PTO, including upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and fundraisers.
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Monday, November 26th @ 6:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Hamlin Pub on 25/VanDyke

Morgan Volunteers PTO Webpage

Click here to visit the Morgan Volunteers PTO web page and register for updates and volunteer information. Please update your family information each school year.

Morgan Elementary

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.