Morton Messenger

August 13, 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.

Back to School 21-22

Dear Morton Families,

It has been a fantastic first week back at school! The students are settling into new routines and procedures. They have experienced so much joy connecting with their fellow classmates. Teachers have establish relationships with their students and have jumped right into delivering dynamic and engaging instructional practices.

School Information:

Breakfast - 8:05 a.m. (optional)

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:

August 16 - MAP Assessments Begin

September 6 - No School - Labor Day

September 7 - No School - Teacher Work Day

October 12 - End of First Quarter

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

Upcoming PTA Events:

August 23 - PTA Meeting

September 17 - PTA Back to School Bash

We look forward to another great year at J. Sterling Morton Elementary School!

Troy Malone



If you haven't signed up for 4th or 5th grade orchestra yet, please contact Mrs. Ferguson or sign up using this link:

Classes start the week of August 30th.

Welcome Back Morton Staff!

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New Teachers

Please welcome the following teachers to the Morton family:

Mrs. Cameron - Counselor

Mrs. Carlson - ELL

Ms. Castillo - 2nd Grade

Mrs. Coleman - 3rd Grade

Mrs. Herold - 2nd Grade

Mrs. Nissen - 3rd Grade

Mr. LeRette - Physical Education

Miss Preslar - 1st Grade

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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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Links and Resources

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