Week of October 18, 2019
Mid-October is Here!
The fall weather has arrived and we are enjoying the cooler temperatures during recess times. Morning times are cooler, then warming up a bit by lunch and the afternoon. Students wear their coats or hoodies to school then take them off during recess and leave them abandoned on the playground. Our Lost and Found bin is quickly filling up with lost items, including coats, hoodies, sweaters, lunch boxes, and water bottles. If you are missing something at home, please come check the Lost and Found bin located by our SACC room door in the lobby. After November conferences, abandoned items will be donated to local charities.
Check the Morgan Volunteers PTO webpage (link in PTO section below) for more information about upcoming events and Morgan family activities. There is a restaurant night on Tuesday, October 22 at MOD Pizza, which is a friendly competition between Morgan and Monfort. The school with the most visitors will receive an extra incentive from the restaurant corporation. You need to show your flyer, either in paper or on your phone, for Morgan Volunteers to receive credit for the visit.
There are many other ways to keep up with our PTO happenings, including the Morgan Volunteers PTO Facebook page, Remind 101, and registration with the Volunteers webpage. Don't miss activities and information about fun events for our students.
It looks to be a beautiful fall weekend this weekend! The colors are just starting to change and it is warm enough to get outside and enjoy this wonderful season before the winter arrives. Have a wonderful weekend with your kids!
Have a great week!
Power School Help During Conference Night
Wednesday, November 13, 5-7 PM in the Morgan Media Center
MOD Pizza Night Competition
Monfort Elementary will have their MOD Pizza night on Wednesday, October 23. The school with the most visitors show a flyer will win the battle! The winner receives an additional monetary reward donated to the PTO!
There is still time!
Fall Coat Drive
There are two bins at Morgan to collect donated coats.
Congratulations to Morgan's Summer Readers!
Mr. D would like to congratulate our summer participates, who received a special lunch with Mr. D. on Friday.
Avery and Grayson W.
Great job reading this summer! Look for the summer reading challenge to return next summer!
Eisenhower NHS Tutoring
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.
Plushies and Toys at School
Please leave stuffed toys, mini skateboards, special collection toys, Pokemon cards, and the like at home unless otherwise permitted by classroom teachers or school spirit days. At Morgan, our first priority is for our students to be able to focus on their instruction and learning, with some fun mixed in. The amount of hurt feelings, arguments, time away from class looking for lost items has continued to increase as our year progresses. Please note that per our UCS Elementary Handbook, UCS and Morgan Elementary are not responsible for lost items brought to school.
Morgan Annual Food Drive
The past few years, Morgan has collected more food items than Malow Junior High and other surrounding elementary schools who participate. Let's keep the trend going and donate non-perishable food items for local Helping Hands food pantry.
Annual Mitten Tree Collection
8 Keys Weekly Ticket Winners
The following are the winner for the past two weeks:
- Alexis V
- Christina S
- Julianna M
Looking for Lunch Monitors!
Looking for help on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays!
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.
Halloween Guidelines and Parade Information
HALLOWEEN GUIDELINES INSURE SAFETY FOR ALL!!!
We welcome moms, dads, grandparents and family members to join Morgan Elementary School for a morning of Halloween fun on October 31st. However, we do ask that you help us ensure a successful and safe day by following a few guidelines….
· Please do not arrive prior to 10:30 a.m. on the 31st unless you are helping with a classroom party. Our students will be involved in classroom instruction up to that time.
· Please check-in at our welcome station upon arrival if you are volunteering in the classroom. In addition, if you are wearing a costume yourself, let your child’s teacher know who you are. No adults in masks please.
· The optimum location for spectator viewing will be outside on the play pads. Our parade will start by picking up individual classrooms then we will finish with a final walk around the building, dropping off classes as we go. If the weather does not cooperate, parent viewing will be moved to the gymnasium.
· After the parade, we will NOT be calling classroom for early dismissal. Instead, please arrange a meeting place outside of the building to meet your child during dismissal. We will ask that parents exit the gymnasium and lobby area at the conclusion of the parade so students may exit the building safely during dismissal.
· The following is an approximate schedule for Wednesday, October 31st:
10:45 a.m. PARADE BEGINS—11:29 a.m. DISMISSAL
HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDELINES
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children. Not only do they love to participate, but they also take great pleasure in planning for the occasion. Again this year, our school is emphasizing “positive participation” during the Halloween celebration(s) at Morgan. As always, we are urging children to model their costumes on positive role models. Book characters, historical figures, period costumes, and folk heroes are all great ideas to consider when thinking of that perfect costume. We hope that children will design costumes that reflect the joy, wonder and imagination that childhood represents.
All of us at Morgan Elementary work diligently to teach children how to solve problems in a non-violent way. WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE CHILDREN DRESSED AS PERPETRATORS OR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE. This includes props and accessories related to blood, gore, and weapons. On the morning of October 31st, changing rooms and time to dress will be limited, so minimally-complicated costumes are encouraged.
Mark Your Calendar!
Tuesday, October 22: MOD Pizza Night--Let's Beat Monfort!: Show your flyer in paper or electronically from your phone for Morgan to earn credit for your visit.
Friday, October 25: Halloween Bingo Night 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Bagel Day for October
Thursday, October 31: 1/2 Day of school. Students dismissed at 11:29 AM. Halloween!! Parade will begin at 10:45 AM.
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
UCS News and Updates
Now Hiring Bus Drivers
Starting at $16.50 per hour w/paid training
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 Green Team--Volunteers??
Morgan has one parent committed to help reinstate the Green Team and we are looking 2-3 more parents to help support this committee. The Green Team meets after school once a month and includes students from all grades at Morgan, not to exceed 30 students. They design activities such as recycled art, learning how to compost, how/what/why to recycle, and much more.
If you are interested in volunteering to help reinstate the Morgan Green Team, please contact Mrs. Lasky at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get our leaders connected.
Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
All Morgan parents are welcome to attend!
Future Dates for Meetings:
Monday, November 18
Tuesday, January 21
Monday, February 10
Tuesday, March 24
Monday, April 20
Tuesday, May 19
Box Tops are Going Digital!
Skate Night Calendar
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.