Rocket Review

Week of January 31, 2020

Last Day of January

We have finished the first month of the new year and are moving quickly through winter. We have been fortunate that the weather hasn't turned very cold or nasty so our kids can get outside each day for some fresh air and a chance to move around. Each day, we remind students to stay off of the icy areas in the lower field of the playground for safety and prevention of wet shoes/clothes. There are lots of other areas to walk, run, explore and play that are not covered in ice.

Morgan is still looking for a few more lunch monitors to help, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. If you have an hour to spare, we could use your help! Lunch monitors work inside and outside during their hour time. If we are short on adult supervision, then our lunch monitors will remain outside, or I will go outside for supervision while a lunch monitor runs the lunchroom, including clean up and dismissal for each shift. We would love to have one lunch monitor per grade each day, which would provide us with 7 lunch monitors each day. The link for applications for lunch monitor is listed further below in our newsletter.

NWEA testing was completed this week. Students who missed testing due to illness can make up their missed test next week. Students in grades K-3, whose NWEA shows a need for reading support, will receive updated or new a IRP (Individualized Reading Plan) in the next two weeks. Teachers will share IRP paperwork for parents to sign. If you have questions on your child's IRP, please contact your child's teacher, or reach out to me for clarification.

Morgan received some good news from the district this week. Thanks to your support on the bond initiative in 2018, all teachers in grades 3-6 will be receiving an additional 2 laptops per classroom for daily student use. Morgan will also be receiving additional laptops for teachers to check out and use throughout the school. These new machines will be arriving prior to the state testing window, which starts in April. All UCS elementary schools will be receiving new laptops for student use from our UCS bond dollars.

Our Morgan students in the upper grades were using their new Ukuleles this week! Miss Quagliotto received a grant from the UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence in addition to donations from Morgan supporters that supplied a class set of ukuleles for music class. Our UCS carpenters even found a great way to hang the ukuleles on the music room wall for storage. Thank you for the UCS Foundation and to anyone who donated to Miss Quagliotto for supporting music education at Morgan.

Have a good week,

Mrs. Lasky

UCS Calendar Update

UCS has the following updates to the 2019-2020 school year calendar:

Tuesday, March 10, 2020: No School. This will be a Professional Development Day for UCS Teachers.

Friday, May 22, 2020: No School. This will be a Professional Development Day for UCS Teachers.

Friday, June 12, 2020: Last Day of School. (Please note: the end of the school year is tentative and subject to change due to collective bargaining and/or snow days).

Ukulele Pictures

Morgan students enjoying the new ukuleles in Miss Quagliotto's Music Class.


Kindergarten Open House on March 11 at 7 PM

All UCS Elementary schools will be hosting their annual Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, March 11, starting at 7 PM in the gymnasium.

Parents of future Morgan Rockets are invited to meet our Kindergarten teachers, learn about Morgan Elementary, and register for kindergarten.

Please note, that parents should attend Open House at their home elementary school, as registration occurs at home elementary schools.

To register for Kindergarten, parents will need the following:

  • Completed UCS Registration Packet (available at:
  • Driver's License
  • Proof of Residency (closing papers from sale, OR lease agreement, OR winter 2020 tax statement for the property)
  • Original birth certificate (with raised seal)--copy will be taken and original returned to parents
  • Immunizations records (can be turned in prior to the start of school in September 2020)
  • Hearing/Vision screening results (can be turned in prior to the start of school in September 2020).

If you have friends and neighbors in the Morgan attendance area with Kindergarten age students, please share this information with them so they may attend our annual Open House.

We are excited to meet our future Morgan Rockets!

Eisenhower NHS Tutoring

The Eisenhower National Honor Society is hosting a weekly FREE tutoring session held on Wednesday afternoons from 4-6 PM in the Eisenhower Media Center, beginning October 9.

Parents may register their students by submitting a request located on our website:

This will allow us to prepare adequate tutors for each subject matter. We ask that parents complete the form by Sunday night each week in order to allow us to organize the correct number of NHS students.

Their goal is to provide a safe and productive environment for both students needing help and our NHS members offering their service. Additionally, a staff member will be on site every week checking in registered students and monitoring the sessions.

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Looking for Lunch Monitors!

Tuesday and Wednesday are in NEED!

Morgan Elementary is looking for help in the lunchroom! Each year, we are allowed to hire 8 adults to help supervise students on the playground and in the lunchroom throughout our lunch hour. We would like to thank our parents who have already notified us that they will be returning to join our lunchtime this year and are looking for more support!

If you would be interested in helping in the lunchroom, please fill out a lunch monitor application with EduStaff. A link to the application can be found below. You will need to create an account, enter your information, complete some online training modules, and have a background check with finger prints. Then you can work as many lunch days as you would like and be paid for your help!

Several of our lunch monitors also complete additional training in EduStaff to serve as substitute paraprofessionals in our building. If you are interested in becoming a substitute paraprofessional, please use the EduStaff application process below.

If you have questions about becoming a lunch monitor or the online process, please contact Melissa Roth in our main office at 586-797-5800.

8 Keys Winners for the Week

Great work, Morgan Rockets!

AIM Classes:

  • Xander


  • Gavin
  • Jayden

First Grade:

  • Carter
  • Luke V

Second Grade:

  • Brooke
  • Francesca

Third Grade:

  • Gorgio
  • Carlos

Fourth Grade:

  • Jack N
  • Nolan

Fifth Grade:

  • Rovina
  • Kara L

Sixth Grade:

  • Ellera

Mark Your Calendar

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Monday, February 10: PTO Meeting 6:30 PM @ Hamlin Pub

Wednesday, February 12: Count Day

February 15 - 23: Mid-Winter Break

Monday, February 24: School Resumes

Tuesday, March 10: No School--Teacher Professional Development Day

Wednesday, March 11: UCS Kindergarten Open House @ 7 PM

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UCS News and Updates

UCS Early Childhood Open House

UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

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Mid-Winter Science Camp

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S.T.E.A.M. Offerings from UCS

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Hand Made Market

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Looking for Bus Drivers

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Now Hiring Bus Drivers

Starting at $16.50 per hour w/paid training

Call 586-797-7100

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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.

Skate Night Calendar

The first Skate Night has past and if you missed the fun, you can catch one of the future dates:

Thursday, March 5

Thursday, April 23

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Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

Please join us at the Hamlin Pub located at the corner of 25 Mile Road & Van Dyke (in the Vince & Joe's plaza)!

All Morgan parents are welcome to attend!

Future Dates for Meetings:

Monday, February 10

Tuesday, March 24

Monday, April 20

Tuesday, May 19

Box Tops are Digital!

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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.