Morton Messenger

October 2, 2020

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.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

All parent teacher conferences will be held via Zoom this year. Please access the parent sign up letter linked (here).


The deadline to sign up for conferences is Monday, October 5.


Thursday, October 8th, 2020 (4:15-8:15 p.m.)

Monday, October 12th, 2020 (4:15-8:15 p.m.)

Thursday, October 15th, 2020 (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)



Sign up must be completed through the ParentVue Website.

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Weekly Update

School Pictures

Do you still need to order pictures? In-person learners had their pictures taken on September 29. There will not be paper orders this year due to COVID 19. Please utilize the link below to order pictures. You will also need the school order code listed below.


https://inter-state.com/MySchoolCode


School Order Code: 50931N


Nebraska Reading Improvement Act

Teachers will communicate assessment results in the coming weeks. Please click the link here to learn more about the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act.


Link - Resources for Families


Concurrent Remote Learning

We appreciate your continued support throughout concurrent remote learning. If you wish to change your child's enrollment status to in person learning, please don't hesitate to contact our office 715-1290. Please refer to the MPS Concurrent Remote Learner Plan here.


Teacher Work Days: Our teachers have stepped up to doing something they’ve never done before, essentially teaching in two places at once. We are going to set aside three days from now through January to help our teachers create the best possible learning environment for your students. To give our teachers the time to plan, there will be no school for students on the following days:

  • September 25th
  • November 3rd
  • January 4th

Miss Hevelone's Class is Picture-Ready!

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TAGG replaces Hy-Vee's Cash 4 Students School Receipts Program

Hy-Vee stores in Papillion, Council Bluffs, Plattsmouth, Fremont and Omaha participate in TAGG to support schools year-round, therefore there they are no longer offering their "Cash 4 Students" school receipts program. This means you can support your school from any of the 17 participating locations instead of only the nearest location. No need to save your receipts and turn them in to your school anymore! Please follow directions on the flyer below to see how you can participate.
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NEW Millard Public Schools COVID 19 Website

This new website tracks positive cases across our districts while also providing all resources related to our COVID 19 planning.

Video: Nebraska Reading Improvement Act (English)
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Important Dates

Calendar Update


October 13 - End of 1st Quarter


Fall Break - No school - October 14 - 16


October 8, 12, 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences


November 10th - Picture Re-Take


November 10th - Remote Learner Picture Day


Teacher Work Days: There will be no school for students on the following days:

  • September 25th
  • November 3rd
  • January 4th

Safe2Help is Here for You

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you may want to call a crisis line. For more information visit the Safe2Help website or call directly. Anonymous reporting is available.

Safe2Help.org

402-299-SAFE(7233)


Below is list of resources available in the community and their contact information:


Safe Schools Hotline: 1-888-809-4757


Boys Town Hotline: 1-800-228-3000


Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660


If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

MPS Assessment System

Please review the MPS student assessment system here.

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