Rocket Review

Week of August 26, 2019

One Week Left!

Morgan continues to prepare for the arrival of our Rockets! The wonder of the new school year is in the air as the weather starts to cool a bit, getting us in the mood for fall and all the fun activities that come with the back-to-school season.

Construction continues on the main office and lobby and will be ready for our students on Tuesday, September 3rd! It is exciting to see the progress each day brings.

Rocket Day is ON! See information below on how Rocket Day will run this year while construction crews complete final details for our secure entryway and office design.

See you soon!

Mrs. Lasky

Rocket Day--Wednesday, August 28

Morgan Elementary would like to welcome you to our annual sneak peek known as Rocket Day!

Rocket Day will be on Wednesday, August 28, from 4-5 PM. We will be using DOOR 7 to enter the building for Rocket Day as construction works to complete the main lobby, office and entrance door areas. Door 7 is the door off of the parking lot, where our Kindergarten students are dismissed each day.

Parents/Guardians and students may come in through Door 7, visit their classroom, greet available teachers, drop off school supplies, and pick up their back-to-school blue homework folder containing yearly forms and information.

Parking will be allowed in the Morgan parking lot and side lot by the gymnasium. The back lot, by the old portable classrooms, is closed to parking. You can also utilize the parking lot at St. Kieran's church, as the Morgan sidewalk connects to the St. Kieran's parking lot.

Class placements will be emailed to parents on Wednesday, August 28 by the end of the day. If you have not received a placement email by the time Rocket Day starts, please stop in the Music Room/Main Office to receive your child's classroom placement.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Open House

Tuesday, September, 17 @ 7 PM

Reserve the evening of Tuesday, September 17, 2019, for our annual UCS Open House and Morgan Curriculum Night. We will begin promptly at 7 PM in the gymnasium, then move to two classroom presentation sessions that will last twenty minutes each.

Open House/Curriculum Night is intended for parents/adults as you receive updates and information from our UCS representatives, learn more about Morgan Elementary, and visit classrooms to learn about grade level curriculum and classroom information.

School Supplies

What School Supplies do I Need?

Every year the teachers provide Morgan Elementary students with a recommended supply list for each grade level.

Although the district provides funds that allows our school to buy the supplies your child may need to be successful, if you would like your child to have their own personal supplies, please feel free to purchase from the list below. Some grade levels have also asked for resources such as Kleenex that could be used to supply the whole class. Please do not feel obligated to purchase any of the items listed for your child’s grade. Thank you.

Breakfast is Served!

Breakfast service at Morgan Elementary will begin on Tuesday, September 3. Students purchasing breakfast will be allowed to enter Morgan at 8:05 AM, reporting the gymnasium to purchase and consume breakfast items. If a student enters the building for breakfast, they must remain in the gymnasium until the bell rings at 8:15 AM, then head to their classroom when dismissed by our breakfast monitor.

A healthy, nutritious breakfast is a critical ingredient to the success of our students. To help our students succeed, the school breakfast program is available in all of our schools. Healthy choices include cereal, whole-grain breakfast bars, yogurt, fruit and milk in the elementary buildings. Those choices, along with fresh-made hot breakfast sandwiches and other favorites are featured in the secondary buildings. Fresh-made fruit smoothies are also available in all schools on certain menu days. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria prior to the start of the school day. For menu information and serving times at your student’s school, please check the school’s website or on the Utica Community Schools Mobile App.

Looking for Lunch Monitors!

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.

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Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Thursday, August 22: Back-to-School Night at Jimmy Johns Field! See flyer below.

Wednesday, August 28: Student placements are emailed to parents by the end of the day.

Rocket Day from 4-5 PM. Enter through Door 7.

Tuesday, September 3: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! This will be a 1/2 Day with dismissal at 11:29 AM

PTO Restaurant Night @ MOD Pizza from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM. You will need to bring a copy of the flyer for PTO to receive credit for your visit.

Wednesday, September 4: Full day of school. First day of lunch in the lunchroom.

Tuesday, September 17: UCS Open House and Morgan Curriculum Night starting at 7 PM in the gymnasium. Adults/parents only please.

Friday, September 20: Fall Festival, sponsored by our Morgan Volunteers PTO

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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

School Meal Prices for 2019-2020

School Meal prices will remained unchanged for the new school year.

The 2019 -2020 School Meal Prices are:

2019-2020 Meal Prices

Elementary, Lunch $ 2.75

Junior High, Lunch $ 2.90

High School, Lunch $ 2.95

All Grades, Breakfast $ 1.75

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School Handbooks are Online

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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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Restaurant Night--Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Monday, September 16, 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) for our first PTO Meeting of the school year!

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.