Rocket Review

Week of October 4, 2019

October is Here!

We have completed a whole month of school already! Progress reports should be available next week in Power School. If you are not able to access Power School, Melissa Roth can help. You will need to pick up your original login information from the Main Office, set up on a desktop or laptop computer with username and password, then you can download the app for Android or Apple to keep you up to date on your child's attendance and grades (3rd-6th only). You will also need a Power School account to receive your child's report card, as they are sent electronically through Power School at the end of each marking period.

Next week is a busy week as we have our 2nd Annual Color Run, and Eisenhower Homecoming to end the week!. Morgan is a feeder school to Eisenhower, which means our Rockets will become Eagles and graduate from Eisenhower High School. To show our support, Morgan is having a Spirit Week. The days are listed further down in the Rocket Review.

Our Color Run fundraiser continues to earn as we head into the last few days. This is Morgan's ONLY fundraiser, IF we meet our goal. All funds earned are returned to our Morgan kids! Our PTO is collecting all of the funds and will report out expenditures as part of their monthly meetings.

Mr. D. has vowed to run in a colorful tutu if we reach $28,000 and Captain America will be running if we hit $28,500. If we reach the $30,000 goal, students can take a handful of color and throw it onto Mrs. Lasky at the end of their running time!

Fall weather is definitely here! Please remind your child to check for their hoodie or jacket as they leave school each day. Our Lost & Found is filling up with lost jackets and hoodies and they lose their owners during recess time.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Color Run--October 10

Total so far: $11,900. Let's Meet our Goal!!

We have raised just under $12,000 so far! Let's keep it going! You can donate by sending in a check to Morgan Volunteers PTO or donate online at the Morgan Volunteers PTO web page.

Mr. D. has vowed to run in a colorful tutu if we reach $28,000. Captain America has vowed to run if we reach $28, 500!

Last year, Morgan Elementary raised $30,000 in just under two weeks for our Color Run! Those funds were utilized to purchase robots and iPads for the media center, classroom stipends for additional support materials, field trip transportation, playground equipment (soccer goals, Ga-ga ball), and much more. Due to the success of the fundraiser, this was the ONLY fundraiser for school year.

This year the Morgan Volunteers are looking to surpass the $30,000 goal to provide additional playground equipment, field trip transportation, classroom stipends for teachers, technology support, and much more. Students who raise funds can receive awards and special privileges. Should our Morgan learning community reach the goal of $30,000, this will then be the ONLY fundraiser for this school year! That means no pizza kits, cookie dough, magazine, or bed sheet sales! All the details are in the link below.

: Thursday, October 10 (rain date of Friday, October 11)

Goal: To raise $30,000 or more for Morgan Elementary students!

Why: To fund additional activities and materials for Morgan students, such as: Learning A-Z/Raz Kids, Mystery Science, classroom stipends for support materials, field trip busing costs, assemblies/presenters, Literacy support materials, playground equipment, family fun nights and more!

Color Run information and FORMS are in the link below:

Spirit Week for Eisenhower Homecoming

Eisenhower High School will be celebrating their Homecoming next week with a parade and football game on Friday, October 11. Morgan is joining in spirit by hosting a spirit week along with our Color Run. Our spirit days are:

Monday: Morgan Monday--wear Morgan t-shirts, classroom t-shirts, or colors navy/white

Tuesday: Jersey day--wear your favorite team football jersey

Wednesday: Grey Out!!--Wear as much Grey/silver as you can!

Thursday: Morgan Color Run!

Friday: Blue Out!!--Wear as much blue as you can!

Show your Morgan and Eisenhower spirit all next week!

Eisenhower Marching Eagles Visited Morgan

The Eisenhower Marching Band visited Morgan last week. Come see them in person next Friday, October 11, as they celebrate Homecoming week!

Walk to School Day

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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8 Keys Weekly Ticket Winners

As part of Morgan's PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support), each week students at Morgan are able to earn 8 Keys tickets for demonstrating 8 Keys quality in work, play, and lunch times. They submit their tickets to our weekly drawing and two names per grade level are selected on Wednesday or Thursday.

The following are the winner for the past two weeks:


  • Chase
  • Evie


  • Alexa
  • Jeronim

First Grade:

  • Alex
  • Luke

Second Grade:

  • Alaina
  • Francesca

Third Grade:

  • Gracie
  • Cooper

Fourth Grade:

  • Anna
  • Aiden

Fifth Grade:

  • Payten
  • Kara

Sixth Grade:

  • Marcella
  • Abram

Looking for Lunch Monitors!

Looking for help on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays!

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.

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Thursday, October 10: Morgan Color Run 12:30 - 3:00 PM--see information above

Tuesday, October 15: PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM @ Hamlin Pub on 25 Mile & Van Dyke

Thursday, October 31: 1/2 Day of school. Students dismissed at 11:29 AM. Halloween!!

Friday, November 1: End of the 1st Marking Period.

Tuesday, November 5: No School

Wednesday, November 13: Evening conferences--sign up to come home in October

Thursday, November 14: 1/2 Day of school. Students dismissed at 11:29 AM. Afternoon & evening conferences--sign up to come home in October.

Wednesday, November 27: No School--Thanksgiving Break Begins

Monday, December 2: School resumes

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UCS News and Updates

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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.

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Tuesday, October 15, 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!

Box Tops are Going 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.