Morton Messenger

December 4, 2020

Mission Statement

The mission of J. Sterling Morton Elementary School, whose culture unites families, guarantees all students develop the academic skills and character traits necessary for personal excellence and responsible citizenship through high-quality, innovative, engaging experiences in a challenging and nurturing environment.

Weekly Update

Important Dates

December 7 - December 18 - MAP Assessments

December 8 - School Improvement Team Meeting via Zoom

December 18 - First Semester Ends

December 19-January 4 - Winter Break

Teacher Work Days: There will be no school for students on the following days:

  • September 25th
  • November 3rd
  • January 4th
MPS Assessment System

Please review the MPS student assessment system here.

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Do You Have a Soon-to-Be Preschooler?

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Food Service

Meal Service Week of Dec. 7 - Dec. 11

Free curbside community meals for all children between the ages of 1 - 18 will be available for pick up at the below listed sites from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 8 & Friday Dec. 11.

  • Central Middle School- 12801 L Street
  • Millard North High School- 1010 South 144th Street
  • Millard South High School- 14905 Q Street
  • Millard West High School- 5710 South 176th Street

Tuesday 12/8 Pick Up Curbside Community Order Form- order cutoff time will be 5:00 pm on Monday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Weekend Meal Kits for in school students can be pre ordered by Thursday 12/10 by 5:00 pm through the weekend meal kit order form. Students can pick up their meal kits at the end of the school day on Friday Dec. 11 as they exit the school building.

Free curbside community meals for all children between the ages of 1 - 18 will be available for pick up during winter break on 12/22 & 12/29 and the curbside pick up school locations listed above. Order forms will be posted soon.

An individual submission must be submitted for each child requesting a meal. The meals are free to any child between the ages of 1 - 18 years, no pre qualifying information is necessary to participate. If you have any questions please call 402-715-1440.

Two ways to receive the meal:

Option 1 (preferred)

Families can submit a request through the weekend meal order form for each student. Completing this order form will guarantee that the student(s) receive a weekend meal kit. The student can pick up the food from the satellite station (similar to grab n go breakfast) that will be setup in the building.

Option 2

Students exiting the building can stop by the satellite station and pick up one available weekend meal kit per student available on 12/7 and 12/11. Un-reserved meal kits will be on a first come, first serve basis. The students have the option to grab a kit as they exit the building and staff will only need to mark the student as a tally.

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TAGG replaces Hy-Vee's Cash 4 Students School Receipts Program

Hy-Vee stores in Papillion, Council Bluffs, Plattsmouth, Fremont and Omaha participate in TAGG to support schools year-round, therefore there they are no longer offering their "Cash 4 Students" school receipts program. This means you can support your school from any of the 17 participating locations instead of only the nearest location. No need to save your receipts and turn them in to your school anymore! Please follow directions on the flyer below to see how you can participate.
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NEW Millard Public Schools COVID 19 Website

This new website tracks positive cases across our districts while also providing all resources related to our COVID 19 planning.

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Safe2Help is Here for You

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you may want to call a crisis line. For more information visit the Safe2Help website or call directly. Anonymous reporting is available.


Below is list of resources available in the community and their contact information:

Safe Schools Hotline: 1-888-809-4757

Boys Town Hotline: 1-800-228-3000

Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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