Rocket Review

Week of March 8, 2019

March is Reading Month

We are well underway with March is Reading month. Lancelot, the Utica Lancers baseball team mascot, visited each classroom this week to kick off our reading for baseball tickets program in connection with March is Reading Month. Refer to the March is Reading Month calendar below in this newsletter for daily activities and information about March is Reading Month.


Congratulations to our Destination Imagination Team and their head coach, Dr. Winn for their performance last Saturday at regional competition! Their scores earned them a place in the state finals for the 2nd year in a row! Thank you to all of the parents who have helped with coaching and support for our Morgan team!


This weekend we lose an hour as we Spring Forward into Daylight Savings Time. This change in time will also bring a change in our routines and how we are feeling. It takes about 2 weeks for our bodies to adjust to the new time schedule. Your child may feel tired, grumpy, and behave a little differently as their body adjusts to the shift in time. The reward is more daylight hours at the end of the day so we can enjoy time outside as the weather warms!


Have a great week!


Mrs. Lasky

Spring Forward 1 Hour Saturday Night into Sunday Morning!

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Congratulations to our Destination Imagination Team!

Morgan's DI Team qualifies for State Competition--2nd year in a row!

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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:

  • Lyla
  • Victoria


AIM:

  • Madison
  • Aiden


Grade 1:

  • Alexis
  • Grace


Grade 2:

  • Christiano
  • Cooper


Grade 3:

  • Julia C
  • Gabby


Grade 4:

  • Markie
  • Chase L


Grade 5:

  • Lauren
  • Madison S


Grade 6:

  • Ava R
  • Kristine P


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!

Activities Daily!

Check the March is Reading Month calendar for fun things to do with reading this month. Mrs. Lasky was one of just a few people at Morgan who were "Hooked on Reading" on Friday! Next Tuesday, students can dress as their favorite book character (please nothing scary). There is also a Wear Red day, Wear Green day, Wear a shirt with writing, Bring a stuffed animal to read to, and more!
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Kindergarten Round Up on Wednesday, March 13!!

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!


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

Tuesday, March 12: Dress as your favorite book character

Wednesday, March 13: Wear red to school for Book R2B Read

UCS Kindergarten Round Up starting at 7 PM. Parents should attend Round Up at their designated home elementary school.

Friday, March 15: Wear Green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 18: Stuffed Animal Day: Camp out with your pet and read to them!

6th Grade Winter Band-o-rama Concert @ Eisenhower High School starting at 7 PM

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

Wear a shirt with writing on it for others to read!

Friday, March 22: Bring a flashlight and read in the dark!

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 27: Spring Picture Day

Reading Goals for Baseball tickets Due Today!

Friday, March 29: Wear Dr. Seuss gear and bring a good book to read!

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UCS News and Updates

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

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.