Morton Messenger

October 15th, 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

Morton Families,

Our recent parent teacher conferences were very well attended! Our staff enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the strengths of our students while also developing goals to maximize the potential of each student moving forward. The 1st quarter has been a very successful and exciting time at J. Sterling Morton Elementary School. None of this would be possible without your continued support!

Our staff would also like to extend a special thank you to the PTA for providing wonderful meals throughout conferences. We are very grateful and fortunate to have such an active and supportive PTA.

We look forward to the second quarter and all of the opportunities that await our students, staff, and families.


Mr. Malone


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 20 - Kindergarten and ACP Field Trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch

October 22 - Bus Evacuation Practice

October 29 - Halloween Costume Parade at 2:30 p.m.

November 24-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 1 - 21 - Winter MAP Assessments

December 21 - End of 1st Semester

December 22 - January 4 - No School - Winter Break

January 5 - No School - Staff Development

January 6 - 2nd Semester Begins

Upcoming PTA Events:

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

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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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