Rocket Review

Week of December 14, 2018

One More Week!

This past week was busy with music concerts, Santa Shop, and class projects as we move into the last week before the holiday break. Our students are getting more excited about the upcoming break and holiday season. Several classrooms are hosting activities or events just before the break. Check with your child's teacher for details on what the classroom may be doing and if they need volunteers. As a reminder, all volunteers and visitors to Morgan must stop in the main office, sign in, and receive a Volunteer badge or tag so our staff is aware that you are a visitor in our building.

I would like to thank our music teachers, Ms. Quagliotto and Mrs. Rosso, for hosting our first music concerts this past Tuesday. Our third grade concert was standing room only! The kids also performed their bucket drumming, courtesy of Sherman Williams, who donated the buckets to Morgan. Our fifth graders also put on an entertaining performance, singing in dual parts!

This is a very busy time of year with so much happening that it doesn't seem like we have enough time in the day to get everything done we would like to do. Please take a moment to enjoy this season through the eyes of your children. While we are rushing around getting things ready for a break or the upcoming holidays, we miss the wonder and innocence of youth as our kids live in the magic that this season brings. They will be grown and flown before you know it and you will miss this busy days, so share with your kids, and soak in their excitement that they bring to this season.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Science Olympiad Application Deadline is TODAY!

Please have applications delivered to Mr. Mirovsky.

Music Concert Highlights

Summit Ski Club

Monday, December 17

The Summit Ski Club will meet Monday at Pine Knob. Come out and have some fun skiing or snowboarding.

Please meet Mrs. Burgett or me upstairs behind the ski shop to get lift tickets, rental and membership cards. All items are $20 this season.

We are looking forward to a sunny afternoon on the slopes.

Remember, we can accept cash or checks made payable to Pine Knob. There is an ATM machine in the lodge if you need it.

Have a wonderful holiday season.


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

EduStaff Application

Click here to complete an application to become a lunch monitor.

Santa Shop Success!

Thank you to all who volunteered for the Santa Shop this week. The kids really enjoyed their shopping experience and appreciate the volunteers to help them make purchase selections and wrap their items.

Our Morgan Volunteers PTO members were there every day, sharing the spirit!

Congratulations Rocket Robots!

1st Place for Research at State Competition!

Congratulations to our Lego Robotics Team the Rocket Robots for their 1st place trophy for Research. They competed at State Finals on Saturday and were thrilled with their results.

Thank you to our coaches: Mr. Witulski and Mr. May for organizing practices and getting our team ready for competitions.

Thank you to all of the Lego Robotics parents who supported their students by providing rides to practice and competition, snacks during competitions and support throughout the Lego Robotics season!

Morgan School Spirit Days

The Morgan Student Council has announced our School Spirit Days!

Friday, Dec. 21: Wear an Ugly Holiday Sweater or Shirt (or any Ugly sweater or shirt)

Friday, Jan. 4: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, Jan. 25: 1/2 Day--Pajama Day

Monday, Feb. 4: Class T-Shirt Day

Thursday, Feb. 14: Wear Red/White/Pink

Monday, March 4: Class T-Shirt Day

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

School Store is Back!

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Morgan Student Council is hosting the School Store each Wednesday during lunch recess. Students shop during their recess time and can purchase items such as: scented pencils, fun erasers, slime, bouncy balls, pens, and more. Each item is just a dollar or two. Students can bring in their School Store money on Wednesday and are encouraged to put their purchased items in their backpack for safe keeping until they can use them or take them home.

Toys for Tots

Congratulations to Mrs. Balwinski's Class!

Mrs. Balwinski's class had the most toys brought in for our annual Toys for Tots collection! While they are the winners of a pizza lunch from Student Council, we are all winners in helping those in need this holiday season. We collected over 700 toys for donation to Toys for Tots. That is a new record for Morgan.

Thank you to all of our parents, staff and students for helping give back this season!

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Wednesday, December 19: 2:15 PM Eisenhower Show Choir Visits Morgan

Thursday, December 20: MOD Pizza Morgan Family Night 4-8 PM--flyer needed

Holiday Break: December 22 through January 1

School Resumes Wednesday, January 2

Tuesday, Jan. 8: Skate Night @ The New Rink 6-8 PM

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UCS News and Updates

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Check here each week for information about our PTO, including upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and fundraisers.
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MOD Pizza Night--Thursday, December 20

Join Morgan families in a night out for dinner on Thursday, December 20, at the MOD Pizza on 26 Mile and Van Dyke from 4-8 PM. A flyer is needed for Morgan Volunteers PTO to receive credit for the visit.
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Skate Night in January

Tuesday, January 8, from 6-8 PM. Join other Morgan families for a fun evening out together.
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.