The MJT Weekly

Friday, January 29, 2021

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A Note from Mr. Morcone (Please note the links can be clicked on the electronic versions of this newsletter):

Hello Parents and Guardians:

Thank you for your continued support regarding our remote learning day. We will be back in school this Monday. Please have all students return their Chromebooks and technology materials to the school. ALL individuals involved regarding a possible exposure have been contacted.

Here are a few items (some repeated) to note:

-For safety reasons there will not be any Valentine's Day Card or gift exchanges. Teachers will have an activity, in some form, to honor this date.

-i-Ready computer-based assessments have started and will continue to be administered between January 18-February 12.

As always, my door is always open. For the latest, join us on Twitter @MorconeMJT

Stay warm!



MJT Outreach Program

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 12:45pm

This is an online event.

Guest Reader: Mrs. Barlow our UPK Teaching Assistant!



Pass this on to our future MJT UPK students! They can have a story read to them by an MJT Faculty or Staff member. Click below or call the office to sign-up and for details.

PTO Virtual Science, Art and Technology Fair

Thursday, March 11th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Important Topics:


  • We received an outstanding review of our lockdown procedure from our Risk Management Group this past week.

Attendance Reminder:

  • If your child is absent and they are able to log into the teacher's Google Classroom for the core subject areas, they are eligible to receive attendance credit for the day. Please make arrangements with the classroom homeroom teacher.
  • Given the timing of the absent notification (i.e. child is sick that particular day), the teacher may or may not be able to send you the paper activities that support the lessons until a later time as they will be in the middle of instruction.
  • If your child is in a situation where remote learning pertains to them, has internet capability, and is not logged onto the teacher's Google Classroom physically at their specified time(s)-they are marked absent.

Remote Learners:

  • Keep up the great work of logging in on time and completing assignments!

PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Curriculum At-A-Glance:

*Please note that these are just some of the skills that students are learning. Updated every two weeks. 1.22- 2.5

Pre K


  • Letters K, L
  • Stories about Penguins, Polar Bears, Groundhog Day


  • Rote counting 1-20
  • Writing, 1-7
  • Number 7



  • Writing Uppercase letters
  • Reading and writing consonant-vowel-consonant words


  • Writing 0-20
  • Counting on from a given number
  • Touch Point Addition

First Grade


  • Blends

  • Glued sounds

  • Writing


  • Place value

  • Addition and subtraction fluency

  • Writing numbers 1-20

Second Grade


  • Setting

  • Punctuation and capitalization in sentences

  • Groundhog Day ELA activities

  • Comprehension - main idea

  • Vowel digraphs


  • Telling time to 5 minutes

  • Addition (renaming)

  • Coins- Pennies, nickels and dimes

Third Grade


  • Spelling (/g/ & /n/)
  • Past, present, future tense
  • Cause & Effect
  • Paragraph writing
  • Short response (RADD)


  • Understanding Area
  • Using Multiplication to Find Area

General Announcements:

Emergency Activity Lessons/packet GRADES UPK-2: In the event of a brief (24-48 hour) closure, an emergency hard copy packet was sent home with your child at the start of the school year with an attached letter explaining this process. These activities arranged by grade level are now also posted on our MJT Webpage for easy access. You may have received updated materials from the classroom teacher. These activities are only for a 24-48 hour closure. After this duration, we will activate our Chromebook deployment and each child will receive their Closure Class Schedule from their teacher for full online/remote learning. Faculty and Staff will be checking in with you and your child during this time.

GRADE 3: In the event of a brief (24-48 hour) closure, grade 3 will use the full remote schedule that was sent to families by their respective teachers. This is due to students traveling with Chromebooks each day.

In some cases, the re-closure work below has been updated by your child's teacher and you have been notified. Please check the Website.