Rocket Review

Week of March 1, 2019

A Full Week of School!

We finally had a full week of school! This was our first full week since mid-January due to all of the snow/cold days we had in February. With spring only 20 days away, let's hope the worst weather is behind us.


Our new Media Center iPads and Dash Robots arrived this week! Mr. DeLorenzo is charging up all of our new devices and is excited to share with our students during Media Center time very soon! The Dash Robots operate through Bluetooth apps on the iPads relating to computer coding exercises. Our coding robots and iPads were brought to Morgan thanks to our fundraising efforts during the Color Run in October. Our students are excited to see what Dash can do!


Students in sixth grades this week started their Amigos projects in Social Studies. Each year, students work collaboratively, researching different regions of the world through Social Studies content standards, and preparing for a friendly quiz competition at the end of the unit. Thanks to the purchase of 80 laptops by our Morgan Volunteers PTO, our students have more computers to use during their research while other classrooms can still utilize our older laptops in the media center for other projects.


March is Reading Month kicked off today! There is a calendar of daily activities included in today's newsletter relating to March is Reading Month. Morgan is also participating in a reading incentive for tickets to United Shore Baseball games in the spring. Plus, students in grades 3rd through 5th, can earn a chance to win a new bike through reading books. We will be sending more information on these reading incentives home next week.



Have a great week!


Mrs. Lasky

Good Luck to our Destination Imagination Team!

Morgan's DI Team competes this Saturday!

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Annual Morgan Parent Survey

As part of our yearly School Improvement process, Morgan Elementary is seeking input from our parent community. Please take a few minutes to answer the survey questions about Morgan Elementary. This information is anonymous and will be analyzed by our School Improvement Team for input into our yearly School Improvement goals.


Your time and input is greatly appreciated!

8 Keys Ticket Winners!

This week's 8 Keys Ticket Winners are:


Kindergarten:

  • Jude
  • Alex


AIM:

  • Madison
  • Xander



Grade 1:

  • Shane
  • Isabella


Grade 2:

  • Jennifer
  • Alexis B


Grade 3:

  • Olivia P
  • Anna V


Grade 4:

  • Niklas
  • Isla


Grade 5:

  • Kaitlyn D
  • Stevie W


Grade 6:

  • Angelina D
  • Katherine F


Our drawing winners could choose to receive either a pencil with one of the 8 Keys on it, a rubber bracelet with an inspiring message, or a book mark. They were so excited to pick a prize and celebrate the 8 Keys of Excellence!

March is Reading Month!

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Save the Date!--Kindergarten Round Up 2019

UCS Kindergarten Round Up 2019

Reserve the date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7 PM in the Morgan gymnasium!

(PLEASE--Parents Only)


UCS will be holding Kindergarten Round Up at ALL elementary schools on this evening. Parents should attend Round Up at their designated home elementary school. Registration must be turned in to the home attendance elementary school.


There will be a general presentation for all parents in the gymnasium starting at 7 PM, which will highlight Morgan elementary. This will be followed by two rotating sessions, one to complete, turn in registration paperwork and another to see a more in depth presentation of daily Kindergarten life at Morgan (presented by Morgan Elementary Kindergarten teachers).


To successfully register your student for Kindergarten you will need the following:


  • completed UCS registration packet (which can be downloaded from www.uticak12.org)
  • Driver's license or state of MI ID card
  • Child's original birth certificate (copies not accepted). We will make a copy and return the original to you during this evening.
  • Proof of residency in the Morgan attendance area: current Tax statement (winter 2019), closing papers from home sale or lease agreement. Again, copies of the originals will be made during the evening and the original documents returned to parents.


Prior to starting Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019, UCS requires these additional documents:


  • current immunization records
  • vision/hearing test results




Please share the date with friends and neighbors who have future Morgan Rockets at home, but do not have students presently enrolled at Morgan.

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 School Spirit Days

The Morgan Student Council has announced our School Spirit Days!


Monday, March 4: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, March 29: Wear Dr. Seuss Gear

Monday, April 8: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, April 26: Wear Favorite Sport Team Shirt/Jersey

Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:


March 1 - 31: March is Reading Month

Friday, March 8: 5th Grade Native American Presentation

Wednesday, March 13: UCS Kindergarten Round Up starting at 7 PM. Parents should attend Round Up at their designated home elementary school.

Monday, March 18: 6th Grade Winter Band-o-rama Concert @ Eisenhower High School starting at 7 PM

Wednesday, March 20: 1st Grade Trip to Longway Planetarium

Sunday, March 24: Daddy/Daughter Dance--see information below

Monday, March 25: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM at the Hamlin Pub on 25 Mile/VanDyke

Tuesday, March 26: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Music Concerts 6:30 & 7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 28: Spring Picture Day

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UCS News and Updates

UCS Bond Update

We would like to thank our community once again for its support of the 2018 bond issue. Over the next five years, bond issue projects will impact Morgan Elementary, our feeder schools and every school in the district.

To provide updates to the community, the district has created an informational page that reports the status of the projects. The site is located at http://www.uticak12.org/2018bond/updates.


If at any time you have a question regarding the projects and our school, feel free to contact me either through e-mail sue.lasky@uticak12.org or school office 797-5800.

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Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 6:30 PM. Hamlin Pub on 25/VanDyke

Daddy Daughter Dance!

Ticket Sales Extended until Wednesday, March 5!

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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.