Rocket Review

Week of May 24, 2019

Memorial Weekend

The warmer weather has finally arrived and Memorial Weekend is upon us. The next three weeks are packed with learning and classroom activities, yet our students are already starting to struggle with staying focused on school. Please help your child make the best of the last three weeks of learning by helping them get to bed at their regular bed time and keeping their school routine running. We are all looking forward to some summer time fun, but still have so much to do at school before we break for the summer!

This week we completed our office M-STEP testing schedule! We have some students who need to complete their M-STEP next week during make up sessions. Our NWEA continues as teachers collect final review of our students' performance to see how they have grown throughout the school year. It is exciting to see our students excel and meet their goals!

We finished our week with our annual Colonial Job Fair in the gymnasium today. There are pictures below. Our Fifth Grade students spend a portion of their social studies learning researching careers that existed during colonial times, then select a career to learn more about through further research. They create a display board of their career and teach visitors about their career, answering questions and showing their artifacts as examples. They did a wonderful job today as they shared with Morgan students and visitors.

This weekend marks the beginning of the busy summer vacation and travel season. Please be careful and safe this weekend whether you head "up north" or stay closer to home!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

Science Olympiad Takes 2nd Place!

Congratulations to our Team!

The Morgan Science Olympiad Team took 2nd Place overall at their competition last weekend!
Congratulations to Mr. Mirovsky and all of the parents who helped coach our students to this 2nd place achievement! Congratulations to our students who dedicated their time to practice and performance throughout the past several months!

Kindness Rocks!

One of our Girl Scout Troop adopted one of the Morgan garden areas. They added new perennials and a Kindness Rocks garden. The Kindness Rocks garden is for giving and taking. If a student needs some kindness, they may take a rock. Once they are done enjoying the rock, leave it in another natural place for someone else to find and experience kindness.

Morgan students are welcome to create their own Kindness Rocks at home and add them to Morgan's garden.

Thank you to our troop and their leader, Mrs. Riggs, for adding this fun and colorful garden to Morgan!

Colonial Job Fair

School Supply Kits for the 2019-2020 School Year Available NOW!

Sale Ends June 30!

Morgan is offering one-stop school supply shopping again this year through 1st Day of School Supplies. Each grade level has a suggested school supply kit available for purchase online. These kits will be labeled with your child's name and grade (be sure to order for next year's grade) and will be delivered to Morgan in August.

Your child will have their school supply kit waiting for them on Rocket Day 2019! No running to stores or shopping multiple stores! Everything is right there in the kit!

Toys at School

We seem to have a some issues revolving around toys being brought to school. Several students over the past few days have come to the office during class time looking for lost stuffed animals, Pokemon cards, and other trinkets they brought to school and then misplaced. We have had to stop instruction to help students work through emotions as they "traded" their toy with another student, then wanted it back. In the lunchroom there wasn't enough room to eat at one table due to the amount of stuffed animals joining students for lunch.

Please leave personal items at home. If students would like to trade or share their toys, after school arrangements between families would be a great way to continue socialization and spend time with friends.

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Box Tops are Going Digital!!

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Morgan to Honor UCS Seniors from Morgan 2019

Whenever a Morgan group of team is heading to competition, Morgan gives them a Clap Out at end of the school day.

Graduates of the Class of 2019 who are former Morgan Rockets are invited back to Morgan on Tuesday, June 11 to participate in a final Clap Out from our current Morgan Rockets. Graduates should arrive to Morgan at 2:45 PM, with cap and gown if possible, and report to the Media Center.

Our Clap Out will occur at 3:00 PM followed by a reception in the Media Center with treats for the graduates. Morgan staff is looking forward to seeing former students as they finish their school career and move on to the next phase in their lives.

Lunch Monitor HELP NEEDED!

On Thursday and Friday this week, we had only 2 lunch monitors report to help with lunch. I would like to thank our staff members who forfeited their lunch period, joining me on the playground and supervising classrooms to monitor our students' behavior and supply them with what they need to enjoy their lunch.

PLEASE help keep our Morgan students safe and on the right track for behavior during lunch time by either signing up to be an official EduStaff lunch employee or volunteering to walk the playground and help in the lunchroom. Information is below.

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!

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Monday, May 27: NO SCHOOL--Memorial Day

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Thursday, June 6: Morgan Field Day

Tuesday, June 11: UCS Graduates--Morgan Clap Out 3:00 PM

Reception to follow in the media center for Morgan Senior Graduates and staff

Thursday, June 13: Early Dismissal. Students dismissed at 11:29 AM.

Friday, June 14: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

6th Grade Graduation in the gymnasium at 8:45 AM.

Early Dismissal at 11:29 AM.

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UCS News and Updates

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The Morgan Volunteers PTO held their final meeting for the 2018-2019 school year this past Monday. We would like to welcome the following members to our PTO board and support staff:

Vice President: Haig Istamboulian

Web Masters: Diana Bushman & Jerome Ohnui

Scholastic Books/Birthday Books: Laura Walker

Our PTO also voted to purchase 2 sets of nets for our existing soccer goals, to be installed in the fall. Additionally they approved the purchase of 4 new soccer goals to create two new soccer field areas. These will be ordered and installed for use in the fall. The playground committee is also researching the purchase of a Gaga ball pit, hopefully to be installed in the fall as well.

The Nature Center has been brought back to life! A team met in May for a clean up of the trails and spread 20 yards of mulch on the trails. We can now access more of the trails in the nature center and are working on creating an outdoor classroom area, new sign at the entrance, and the installation of our "Toomey Trail" marker.

Parents in attendance at Monday's meeting also heard update on Morgan improvement projects occurring during the summer of 2019. On Friday, June 14, the Morgan Main Office will be temporarily relocated to the Music Room as work crew begin demolition of areas in the main office. The office will be expanded to include a secure vestibule for entrance to the building after students arrive for the day. The renovation will include a second door added to the outside of the building, new flooring in the lobby and main office, new LED lighting in the lobby and main office and rearrangement of the layout of the main office for better security.

There will also be three classrooms receiving new carpet this summer. These projects were made possible through your support of our bond initiative this past November.

The PTO will be meeting again in the fall and looks forward to seeing many parents join in the fun and exciting projects we have that make Morgan Elementary a special place to learn and grow!

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.