Rocket Review

Week of November 22, 2019

Last Week in November!

This year is sailing by quicker than ever before. This will be the last Rocket Review of November, as we only have 2 school days next week. Should anything arise that needs to be shared out, a separate email will be sent through School Messenger.

Report cards should have come home electronically on Tuesday, November 19. If you did NOT receive a report card, please contact Melissa Roth or Sharon Skebo in the main office to verify your email address in Power School and make sure you have a Power School Parent account established. Our next report card will come home in late January, so there is time to get Power School up and running before the next report card is sent home.

Morgan is participating in a Wellness Weekend over the Thanksgiving break. Your students will not have any projects to work on over the break and no tests to take the day we return from break. Our staff is also participating in the Wellness Weekend, taking a break from Morgan work to enjoy their time with family and friends. Take this time to unplug with your children, relax, play, and spend quality time with your family and friends.

Please remember to call the absence line and leave a message if you choose to have your child miss school on Monday, November 25 and/or Tuesday, November 26. Morgan has two FULL days of school next week.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! We have so much to be thankful for at Morgan Elementary, especially our supportive, caring Morgan families. Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Morgan Spirit Wear is Available for Purchase!

Morgan's PBIS committee organized a spirit wear sale. All sales will be online. You can use the link below to place an order.

Morgan spirit wear makes a great gift for birthdays or holidays!

Great job, Morgan Stingers!

The Morgan Lego Robotics Team is heading to State Finals again this year! They placed 5th overall at Thunderquest, competing with 38 teams from around the area. They placed 1st for Innovation and Design, bringing home a trophy for our growing collection.

Thank you again to our Morgan coaches, Mr. May and Mr. Jozwiak, who donate their time weekly to work with our Stingers! State Finals will be December 7, in Mason, Michigan.

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Wellness Weekend Over Thanksgivng

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Recess Outside or Inside

20°F Recess is held outside

15-19°F Wind conditions will determine recess location

14°F or Below: Inside Recess

We use and Accuweather for updates and temperature readings.

If temperatures are between 15° and 19°, the wind chill factor will be considered. A low windchill will warrant an indoor recess.

It is important that children dress appropriately for winter weather: boots, hats, gloves/mittens and a warm coat. All students are expected to participate in recess. Fresh air and physical play help develop fitness and increase children’s ability to focus during learning times. Generally, if a child is well enough to attend school, they are well enough to go outside for a short break and to get some fresh air.

A doctor's note is required to excuse a student from recess for more than 2 days.

News From Physical Education

Physical Education News:

  1. Gym Shoe REMINDER! The snow is here and so are the winter boots! Please help your child remember his/her gym shoes so they can participate in Physical Education. Thank You!
  2. Morgan Elementary is the lucky recipient of a nutrition education experience of a lifetime with Jump for Jill Live Tour! There will be a school-wide assembly on December 4th.
  3. Morgan Elementary will also particiapte in Jump Rope for Heart the first week of March. More details will come later.
  4. Lastly, we are looking to makeover one of the bulletin boards that are in the gym. We will be collecting decals/stickers of sports teams till the end of the school year. Example: baseball, softball, dance, cheer, football, swim, basketball, ect. Decals can be from a team your child plays from, collegiate teams, professional teams, and local teams. Thank You!!

Thank you for all your support!

Mrs. Crum

Mrs. Phelan

Annual Mitten Tree Collection

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Toys for Tots Holiday Donations

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Green Team Candy Wrapper Collection

Thank you to our 2 parents who have volunteers to re-organize the Green Team at Morgan! More information on Green Team activities and initiatives will be coming in the next few months.

The first Green Team activity is to collect empty candy wrappers for recycling. There is a box located in the lobby, by the white PTO chalk board, to put empty candy wrappers. The Green Team will collect and recycle.

Please send in your CLEAN empty wrappers in a ziploc bag or paper bag for donation.

Morgan Annual Food Drive

Congratulations to Mrs. Chodnicki's Class

Their class brought in 185 food items for donation and are the winners of the pizza party!

Overall, Morgan community contributed over 1250 food items for families in need this year! Great job to all of our Morgan community in their support of giving back.

Morgan Holiday Shop

December 9-12

Morgan Volunteers PTO is hosting their annual Holiday Shop the week of December 9-12. Set up will be on Friday, December 6, with shopping to begin on Monday, December 9. See the shopping schedule for classes below.

Volunteers are needed for set up, wrapping, shopping help, and clean up. Please see the Morgan Volunteers PTO SignUp Genius for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

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Summit Ski Club

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Eisenhower NHS Tutoring

The Eisenhower National Honor Society is hosting a weekly FREE tutoring session held on Wednesday afternoons from 4-6 PM in the Eisenhower Media Center, beginning October 9.

Parents may register their students by submitting a request located on our website:

This will allow us to prepare adequate tutors for each subject matter. We ask that parents complete the form by Sunday night each week in order to allow us to organize the correct number of NHS students.

Their goal is to provide a safe and productive environment for both students needing help and our NHS members offering their service. Additionally, a staff member will be on site every week checking in registered students and monitoring the sessions.

Looking for Lunch Monitors!

Looking for help on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays!

Morgan Elementary is looking for help in the lunchroom! Each year, we are allowed to hire 8 adults to help supervise students on the playground and in the lunchroom throughout our lunch hour. We would like to thank our parents who have already notified us that they will be returning to join our lunchtime this year and are looking for more support!

If you would be interested in helping in the lunchroom, please fill out a lunch monitor application with EduStaff. A link to the application can be found below. You will need to create an account, enter your information, complete some online training modules, and have a background check with finger prints. Then you can work as many lunch days as you would like and be paid for your help!

Several of our lunch monitors also complete additional training in EduStaff to serve as substitute paraprofessionals in our building. If you are interested in becoming a substitute paraprofessional, please use the EduStaff application process below.

If you have questions about becoming a lunch monitor or the online process, please contact Melissa Roth in our main office at 586-797-5800.

8 Keys Winners for the Week of November 22

Great work, Morgan Rockets!

AIM Classes:

  • Chase
  • A'Kia


  • Ben S
  • Mason

First Grade:

  • Alexa
  • Evelyn

Second Grade:

  • Meredith
  • Ariana

Third Grade:

  • Chloe
  • Addy

Fourth Grade:

  • Noah N
  • Noor

Fifth Grade:

  • Joana
  • Jack

Sixth Grade:

  • Marco
  • Trevor

The Nutcracker at Macomb

Two Morgan students are part of the Macomb Ballet Company production of The Nutcracker. For ticket information, dates and time, click on the button below. Congratulations Molly and Olivia for being chosen to perform in this ballet! A fun, family, holiday show.
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Mark Your Calendar

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Monday, November 25 & Tuesday November 26 are FULL days of school.

Wednesday, November 27: No School--Thanksgiving Break--Wellness Weekend

Monday, December 2: School resumes

Wednesday, December 4: Jump for Jill Assembly 9:30 AM

Morgan Blood Drive 2-9 PM

December 9 - 12: Holiday Shop

Flyers for Holiday Shop will come home the week of December 2.

Shopping Schedule in this newsletter

Tuesday, December 17: 3rd & 5th Grade Music Concerts

December 23 - January 1: Holiday Break

Thursday, Jan. 2: School Resumes

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UCS News and Updates

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Now Hiring Bus Drivers

Starting at $16.50 per hour w/paid training

Call 586-797-7100

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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.

The winner is......

Congratulations to Mrs. Balwinski's Class! They brought in the most amount of change in the Penny Wars! MSU won the total competition so Mrs. Lasky wore her MSU outfit on Monday!
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Morgan beats Monfort! Earns $420 for PTO!

Thank you to all who participated!

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Skate Night Calendar

The first Skate Night has past and if you missed the fun, you can catch one of the future dates:

Wednesday, January 8

Thursday, March 5

Thursday, April 23

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Tuesday, January 21, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Please join us at the Hamlin Pub located at the corner of 25 Mile Road & Van Dyke (in the Vince & Joe's plaza)!

All Morgan parents are welcome to attend!

Future Dates for Meetings:

Tuesday, January 21

Monday, February 10

Tuesday, March 24

Monday, April 20

Tuesday, May 19

Box Tops are Digital!

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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.