Rocket Review

Week of April 26, 2019

Last Week in April

It doesn't seem possible that we are down to the last two months of school. This year is really moving quickly and it seems like there is so much we need to do, yet we are running out of time!

Our 5th graders have completed their scheduled M-STEP testing, except for those that need to complete make up exams. Make up exams will continue into next week and need to be completed by next Friday, May 3.

Our 3rd, 4th and 6th grade students will be taking their M-STEP exams throughout the month of May. Parents of 3rd, 4th and 6th grade students should have received a letter home earlier this week with the M-STEP testing schedule for their grade. A copy of the schedule is included below as well.

Our Morgan 6th graders will be attending the UCS annual Career Focus Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1. This is sponsored by the UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence and provides our 6th graders the opportunity to talk about their ideas for a career and meet members of the community who share details of their career. It is an exciting day to showcase our 6th graders' career presentation and meet members of our business community.

As our school year is moving toward the end and spring activities are increasing in intensity, please remember to take a moment in your busy day or week to slow down and spend some time with your child. Listen to their stories, play a game, ride bikes together, go for a walk in the warmer weather. Our kids grow up so fast, so enjoy the special moments together.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Save The Date--Mother-Son Event

Jimmy Johns Baseball Game

Reserve May 19 for the Annual Morgan Volunteers PTO Mother/Son Event.

This is a 1:05 PM baseball game at Jimmy John's Field. The Birmingham Beavers v. Eastside Diamond Hoppers.

The event includes food, group photo on the field, player autographs and an opportunity to hold the American flag on the field during the National Anthem!

More details to come soon!

PTO--Help Needed!

Our PTO is looking for a new Vice-President and a Webmaster for the 2019-2020 school year. Our current Vice-President and Webmaster have students moving on from Morgan and into junior high next year.

Our Vice-President helps with the organization of PTO initiatives and activities as a part of the PTO Board.

The Webmaster is in charge of maintaining/updating the Morgan Membership Toolkit web page for the PTO and training is provided.

If you are interested in serving in either of these positions, please contact our PTO and/or attend the next PTO meeting on May 20.

PTO contact information is:

Student Pick Up from After-School Activities

On any given day, Morgan can have anywhere from 1 to 5 or more after-school activities occurring throughout the building. Things like tutoring, Community Education Classes, Scout meetings, Science Olympiad, and SACC.

All after-school activities should have a designated pick up location, usually outside of Door 7. A representative from the after-school activity should know the pick up location and escort students to that location for dismissal. The representative/teacher can also share with parents in the program how pick up procedures will work. (e.g. floor hockey will dismiss out the main door when Mr. Hall escorts kids to the doors).

Please note that our SACC workers are NOT permitted by UCS and State of Michigan rules to admit persons who are not associated with SACC. This does not prevent parents/students from entering the building on the heals of a SACC parent, however. Parents/students who enter the building without SACC knowledge are asked to leave for student safety.

The Main Office is open until 4:30 PM each day and can open the front door for parents/students as well. If you need to enter the building after school hours, before 4:30 PM, you can give the main office a call at 586-797-5800 and let them know you are at the front door and why you need to enter the building. After 4:30 PM, SACC may not allow non-SACC persons to enter the building.

Please know that while this may seem like an inconvenience, student safety is a priority and we will continue to do all that we can to ensure student safety during after-school events/activities. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Morgan’s Science Olympiad team will be selling ice cream bars, sandwiches, and Popsicles for $1 during lunch recess on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 2nd

8 Keys Ticket Winners!

This week's 8 Keys Ticket Winners are:


  • Grace
  • Victoria


  • Wyatt
  • Joseph

Grade 1:

  • Sophia
  • Kelsey

Grade 2:

  • Brooke F
  • Andrew

Grade 3:

  • Beckett
  • Alissa S

Grade 4:

  • Allyson M
  • Siena

Grade 5:

  • Thomas
  • Zuhair

Grade 6:

  • Sydney N
  • Demitri K.

Our drawing winners could choose to receive either a pencil with one of the 8 Keys on it, a rubber bracelet with an inspiring message, or a book mark. They were so excited to pick a prize and celebrate the 8 Keys of Excellence!

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.

Morgan School Spirit Days

The Morgan Student Council has announced our School Spirit Days!

Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Wednesday, May 1: Career Focus Luncheon--6th Grade

Hearing Testing

Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day

Tuesday, May 7: 6th Grade ELA M-STEP

4th Grade Henry Ford

Wednesday, May 8: 4th Grade ELA M-STEP

Thursday, May 9: 2nd Grade Seven Ponds

3rd Grade Science Center

5th Grade Greenfield Village

Friday, May 10: Variety Show Rehearsal 3:30 - 5:30 in gym

Monday, May 13: Variety Show Performance for Morgan Students in the gym 1 PM

May 14 - 17: Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, May 14: 3rd Grade Math M-STEP

2nd & 4th Grade Music Concert--6:30 for 2nd; 7:30 for 4th

Morgan Annual Art Show

Book Fair Evening Hours

Wednesday, May 15: 4th Grade Math M-STEP

Variety Show 5:30 PM

Book Fair Evening Hours

Morgan Annual Art Show

Tuesday, May 21: 3rd Grade ELA M-STEP

Wednesday, May 22: 6th Grade Math M-STEP

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Thursday, June 6: Morgan Field Day

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UCS News and Updates

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FINAL PTO Meeting for the 2019-2020 School Year!

Monday, May 20, 2019 @ 6:30 PM. Hamlin Pub on 25/VanDyke

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.