Rocket Review

Week of September 20, 2019

Last Week of Summer

This week truly was the last week of the summer season with fall starting on Monday. Morgan has had another busy week, including the Book Fair and Open House. It was so nice to see so many Morgan parents attend our annual Open House/Curriculum Night on Tuesday. If you were unable to attend Open House, please email your child's teacher to receive any updates or information you may need for the 2019-2020 school year.

NWEA is winding down for our 4-6 grade students and most of our K-3 classes have completed mathematics and science (3). They will complete the reading portion of NWEA in early October.

Fall Festival is tonight at Morgan, sponsored by the Morgan Volunteers PTO. Our PTO continues to offer events that will bring our Morgan families together outside of the school hours. This is a chance for parents to meet each other and our kids to play together outside of school. It is supposed to be a beautiful evening tonight, so come enjoy with your family!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Ga-ga Ball

Our Morgan Volunteers PTO purchased and installed one Go-ga ball pit over the summer break for Morgan students to use. This week, our physical education teacher taught her classes in 2nd grade and higher, how to play the game, reviewing the rules. The rules for the game are below for your reference.

Students will be able to use the Ga-ga ball pit during lunch recess, when there is adequate supervision, and during second recess when teachers are present. Our PTO is in the process of added a second pit to the upper elementary section of the playground.

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Some additional suggestions/recommendation from our physical education teacher:

  1. Have students wear an old pair of gloves from home so they don't get scrapes on their hands.
  2. Younger grades probably need a referee or lunch volunteer to watch. Even with supervision, there were tears and frequent disagreements.
  3. Watch out for Bugs in the grass.
  4. The game is FUN and the students love it. However, it can get dirty! Be prepared to deal with dirty clothing/shoes coming home.

Color Run--October 10

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!

More information can be found in the link below:

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.

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

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

Wednesday, September 25: School Picture Day

Friday, September 27: First Bagel Day

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

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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.