Morton Messenger

October 1st, 2021

Mission Statement

The mission of J. Sterling Morton Elementary School, whose culture unites families, guarantees all students develop the academic skills and character traits necessary for personal excellence and responsible citizenship through high-quality, innovative, engaging experiences in a challenging and nurturing environment.

Morton Elementary School Updates and Information

School Information:

Doors Open - 8:20 a.m.

School Begins - 8:30 a.m.

School Ends - 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday Schedule - School Ends @ 2:15 p.m.

Upcoming Events:

October 7 - Picture Retake Day

October 12 - End of First Quarter

October 13-15 - No School - Conferences - Work Day - Professional Development

October 29 - Halloween Celebration

*Parade begins at 2:30 p.m.

*Treats will be provided for students.

*More information will be communicated via email in the coming weeks.

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Thursday, October 7, 2021- In Person


Tuesday, October 12, 2021- In Person


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Zoom


**Parents must sign up through ParentVue.

Upcoming PTA Events:

October 10 - PTA Trunk or Treat @ 5:00 p.m.

October 18 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

October 22 - PTA Movie Night at Morton

Student Council News:

Results of the Penny War

1st Place - Mrs. Coleman's 3rd Grade Class

2nd Place - Mrs. Gonzales's 2nd Grade Class

3rd Place - Mrs. Salton's Kindergarten Class

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PTA Information

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MPS Foundation

Support your school at Jingle 2021!

Join us for the district wide holiday event that will help you get prepared for the holidays and support your school! Jingle is a district wide community building event benefiting the Millard Public Schools Foundation. The Millard Public Schools Foundation supports the school district by providing funds to all 35 schools to support strategic initiatives within your buildings, connects Millard graduating seniors with over $150,000 in scholarship funding and helps Millard Families in need through pantries at Millard South, Millard North and Horizon.

Limited tickets available, purchase today at

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Links and Resources

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Traffic Reminders

Please review the traffic patterns utilizing the image below.

  • Student ID Cards have been distributed to families to ensure safe and efficient student pick up procedures. Please contact your teacher if you have not received one.
  • If you are picking up a child, please do not get out of your vehicle. Staff members are available to assist in delivering students safely to vehicles.
  • Please proceed through crosswalk zones with caution. Safety Patrol members will be utilized to assist with crosswalk.
  • Students are dismissed from class at 3:45 p.m. On average, the student pick up process lasts 12 minutes from start to finish. We appreciate your continued patience with this process.
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