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January 2019 Newsletter

Swartz Creek Community Schools: Learning, Leading, Growing

Swartz Creek Community Schools is a family committed to excellence, instilling the values of integrity and compassion, and encouraging every individual to embrace challenges through continuous learning.

Dear Morrish Families,

The start of the new year is a new beginning and an opportunity to renew our commitment that together, we will educate every student, everyone, every day! January is a busy month with our first semester coming to a close. Students will be taking mid-year assessments as we continue to use data to ensure we are doing our best for our students. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions or concerns.


With the anticipated cold temperatures of winter, please make sure that coats, boots, snow pants, hats, and mittens/gloves are sent with your child each day. Please take the time to label all clothing with your child's first and last names. Our “Lost and Found” is bursting with items and labeling of clothing would help a great deal in returning items to the correct owners.


In an effort to keep everyone safe, when you are picking up and dropping off your child, please make sure to pull up to the curb near the sidewalk in our parking lot before letting your child exit your vehicle. Also, please do not make U turns in our lot. All traffic flows in a counter clockwise direction. As we accumulate more snow and ice it is essential that we follow these procedures.


Thank you all for a wonderful 2018 and allowing us to work with your children. Morrish Elementary is a very special place and we strive to do our absolute best every day! All of us at Morrish are wishing all of our families a happy, healthy, and safe 2019!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Corbat, Principal

PJ DAY Wednesday, January 9th

Please wear your pajamas Wednesday and bring a dollar (or more)! Donations will be used to buy treats and other items for a U.S. Coastguard boat going on deployment. This fundraiser has been organized by fifth grade students Reese Redlich and Macey Merinsky. #OtherPeopleMatter

The Great Morrish Penny War

Please check out the picture below for details about our Third Annual Penny War. The Penny War begins January 14th and goes through January 18th. All proceeds will be donated to our school library.
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Students of the Month

DECEMBER 2018 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH


Teachers will nominate two students from their classrooms each month who have demonstrated the Positivity Project character traits for that month. For December, the traits of self-control and perseverance were a focus. These students will receive a letter informing them that they have been selected as Student of the Month and invited a guest to lunch.

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SCHOOL HOURS

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2018-2019 Swartz Creek Community Schools Calendar

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MEDICATION POLICY

Medication will be administered to children only if the Authorization to Administer Medication Form is on file in the Morrish Office. Medication must be in the original prescription container with the child's name and name of the doctor on it. The medication will be stored in a locked container and administered as prescribed by the physician. Administration will be recorded on a medication log sheet by the staff.

Please do not send medication in with your student. You have to bring it in and fill out the appropriate forms.

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PARENTS AND FIELD TRIPS!!!!!!!!!

Any adult attending a field trip with our school must have a volunteer profile I-CHAT form on file with the district. This I -chat form is a signed consent to do a background check on individuals attending field trips to keep our children safe outside of our building.

We request that anyone who might be going mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles just fill one out at the beginning of the school year. A background check will only be ran if you indicate you are going on a field trip. At the end of each year these forms are shredded. It is easiest for everyone involved just to fill this out now. Thank you!

Safety First

There are hundreds of students coming to school in the morning and leaving at dismissal. This means that our school parking lot can be a very chaotic place. Student safety is always a concern for Morrish staff and keeping children safe in the parking lot requires the cooperation of everyone – from school staff, to parents, and the children themselves.


Here are a few safety tips that drivers should observe when dropping children off at school and picking them up:


  • Obey the speed limit and traffic rules
  • Obey the school’s drop-off and pick up rules
  • Be courteous to & patient with other drivers
  • Car lines are for drop-off and pick-up.
  • If parents need to get out and walk their children in, please park the car. This keeps the car line moving smoothly and efficiently.


Avoid, if you can, making immediate after school plans that might cause you to feel like rushing. There’s never a reason to drive over 5 miles per hour in the school parking lot. With a team effort, students can come and go without worry and that makes it easier for them to focus on what they come to school for: learning.


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