Rocket Review

Week of June 7, 2019

Five Days to Go!

This week went by quickly as students completed their NWEA testing, celebrating reading successes, participated in Field Day, visited some specialist teacher for the last time this year, and started to bring home art work, class work and projects from the school year.

The building is starting to look bare as teachers are beginning to send student work home and put away items that will not be needed until next year. In a school, the seasons are flipped. We have fall in June, where the artwork, classwork and everything that makes Morgan come to life is taken down and put away until September. When staff arrive back in late August, the building springs to life again as teachers prepare to welcome their new class for the fall.

The Main Office is also packing up and will be relocated to the Music Room the afternoon of Friday, June 14. More information on how to access our temporary location in the Music Room is detailed below.

Next week we have three full days and two half days of school. Please remember that former Morgan students are not encouraged to return to Morgan to visit teachers and staff during school hours. As much as we enjoy seeing our former Morgan Rockets as they continue to grow and achieve, we also are saying good-bye to our current classes and would like to give them our attention for these last few days.

Looks like a pretty weekend to get outside and enjoy the summer weather. For those with older students graduating tomorrow and Sunday from UCS schools, savor those days and take lots of pictures to celebrate these graduates as they move into the next phase of their lives.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Medicine in the Main Office

Don't forget to pick up your child's medicine from the Main Office. The office will be moving the afternoon of Friday, June 14. Please pick up your child's medication by the end of the school day on Friday.

Medication left after Friday, June 14 will be disposed of accordingly. Due to the move, we cannot hold medication securely after Friday, June 14.

Thank you!

Don't Miss Out! Purchase your School Supplies NOW and Save Time this Summer!

Sale Ends June 30!

Morgan is offering one-stop school supply shopping again this year through 1st Day of School Supplies. Each grade level has a suggested school supply kit available for purchase online. These kits will be labeled with your child's name and grade (be sure to order for next year's grade) and will be delivered to Morgan in August.

Your child will have their school supply kit waiting for them on Rocket Day 2019! No running to stores! Everything is right there in the kit!

Field Day Fun 2019

Morgan Office on the Move!

The afternoon of Friday, June 14, the Morgan main office will be relocated to the Music Room during construction that is occurring in the main office and front lobby.

Thanks to your support with the 2018 Bond, our office and lobby are slated to receive a more secure entry way, new lighting (LED), new ceiling tiles, new flooring and new cabinets. The construction will change the front of the building as an addition entry door is added for secure entry during the school day.

To keep our visitors safe and away from construction, the Main Office will be temporarily relocated to the Music Room. There will be signs posted on how to access the main office after June 14. You can park on the south play pad, facing the church, and then walk to the outside Music Room door to enter the ""main office". Our phones lines will be programmed to move to this location as well, so if you call the 586-797-5800 number, you will be greeted by our office staff.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Pokemon Cards and Stuffed Animals

PLEASE leave at home!

We continue to have students upset with each other over Pokemon cards, stuffed animals and toys. Please have your child leave these items at home. They are a continuous distraction during lunch time when students should be eating, during class time/snack time, and before and after school. A few bus drivers have reported incidents of students arguing over the cards.

Please note that Morgan and UCS are not responsible for personal items brought to school. Should your child misplace their toys or cards, Morgan will not investigate the incident and is not responsible for the replacement.

Congratulations to Mrs. Chodnicki's Class--Box Top Winners!

Mrs. Chodnicki's class brought in nearly 600 Box Tops!

Mrs. Piccirillo's class came in second with nearly 400 Box Tops!

Keep collecting over the summer and start uploading your receipts to the Box Top app for credit! (see below)

Box Tops are Going Digital!

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Morgan to Honor UCS Seniors from Morgan 2019

Whenever a Morgan group of team is heading to competition, Morgan gives them a Clap Out at end of the school day.

Graduates of the Class of 2019 who are former Morgan Rockets are invited back to Morgan on Tuesday, June 11 to participate in a final Clap Out from our current Morgan Rockets. Graduates should arrive to Morgan at 2:45 PM, with cap and gown if possible, and report to the Media Center.

Our Clap Out will occur at 3:00 PM followed by a reception in the Media Center with treats for the graduates. Morgan staff is looking forward to seeing former students as they finish their school career and move on to the next phase in their lives.

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Tuesday, June 11: UCS Graduates--Morgan Clap Out 3:00 PM

Reception to follow in the media center for Morgan Senior Graduates and staff

Wednesday, June 12: 12:45 PM Morgan Staff vs. 6th Grade Softball Game

Thursday, June 13: Early Dismissal. Students dismissed at 11:29 AM.

Sixth Grade Clap Out!

Friday, June 14: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

6th Grade Graduation in the gymnasium at 8:45 AM.

Early Dismissal at 11:29 AM.

Morgan office moves to Music Room

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UCS News and Updates

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The Morgan Volunteers PTO held their final meeting for the 2018-2019 school year this past Monday. We would like to welcome the following members to our PTO board and support staff:

Vice President: Haig Istamboulian

Web Masters: Diana Bushman & Jerome Ohnui

Scholastic Books/Birthday Books: Laura Walker

Our PTO also voted to purchase 2 sets of nets for our existing soccer goals, to be installed in the fall. Additionally they approved the purchase of 4 new soccer goals to create two new soccer field areas. These will be ordered and installed for use in the fall. The playground committee is also researching the purchase of a Gaga ball pit, hopefully to be installed in the fall as well.

The Nature Center has been brought back to life! A team met in May for a clean up of the trails and spread 20 yards of mulch on the trails. We can now access more of the trails in the nature center and are working on creating an outdoor classroom area, new sign at the entrance, and the installation of our "Toomey Trail" marker.

Parents in attendance at Monday's meeting also heard update on Morgan improvement projects occurring during the summer of 2019. On Friday, June 14, the Morgan Main Office will be temporarily relocated to the Music Room as work crew begin demolition of areas in the main office. The office will be expanded to include a secure vestibule for entrance to the building after students arrive for the day. The renovation will include a second door added to the outside of the building, new flooring in the lobby and main office, new LED lighting in the lobby and main office and rearrangement of the layout of the main office for better security.

There will also be three classrooms receiving new carpet this summer. These projects were made possible through your support of our bond initiative this past November.

The PTO will be meeting again in the fall and looks forward to seeing many parents join in the fun and exciting projects we have that make Morgan Elementary a special place to learn and grow!

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.