Rocket Review

Week of November 9, 2018

Second Marking Period

Our second marking period started on Monday of this week. Each marking period is always a fresh start for our students to set personal goals for themselves, whether it relates to academics, organization, positive behavior, developing a skill, or making a new friend. Having a goal to work toward helps with focus and develops a sense of accomplishment for kids. Ask your child what they would like to work on this marking period and help them take steps to reach those goals.


Parent-Teacher Conferences are next week. If you have not already scheduled a time to meet with your child's teacher, it is not too late to do so. Please contact your child's teacher using email or a phone call to set up a time to meet and review your child's classroom performance. This is a good time to share information with your child's teacher about home routines with school work or concerns/questions you have about your child's learning. Student success works best when teachers, students, and parents all work together toward the same goal.


Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25.

School resumes again on Monday, November 26.

IXL

Students in Grade 3-6 Receive IXL Support

Thanks to our fundraising efforts, the Morgan staff was able to purchase IXL Learning Software to support our 3rd through 6th grade students (over 350 students) in their English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics instruction. This purchase was one of the items outlined in the "Colorful Details" section of the Color Run information that was shared with our Morgan Community.


Our staff is able to match curriculum standards to our students' individual needs for extra support and/or extension of their learning. Parents and students are able to access this program at home as well for additional practice in math and ELA standards.


Teachers are thrilled and thankful to have a proven resource to help support the curriculum and meet the individual learning needs of their students. They started using IXL this week and should be sending your student's log in information home soon if you haven't already received it.


More information on IXL can be found at the link below:


https://www.ixl.com/

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!

http://www.forcefieldforgood.com/

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 sue.lasky@uticak12.org.

EduStaff Application

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

Morgan Annual Mitten Tree Donations

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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!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Check here each week for information about our PTO, including upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and fundraisers.

Skate Night

Tuesday, November 13 from 6-8 PM at The New Rink

Restaurant Day

Thursday, November 15 from 11 AM - 2 PM @ the McDonald's on 26 Mile/Van Dyke

This is a 1/2 day of school, so pick up you child and have a lunch together with other Morgan families! NO flyer required.
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.