Rocket Review

Week of March 22, 2019

One More Week Until Spring Break

It just hit me this week that we have one more full week of school and then we have Spring Break! Each year seems to move by faster than the last year. As we complete our March is Reading Month, we will move into April, which will bring MSTEP testing for our students in 5th Grade. In May our students in grades 3, 4 & 6 will participate in MSTEP testing as well. Look for a letter to come home with more information about the MSTEP as we approach the testing dates. The 5th Grade letter was sent home electronically today in a separate email.


This week Dr. Eyeball visited Morgan Elementary and hosted eye dissections with all of our Morgan 5th Grades. Thank you to all of the parents, including Mr. D's parents, who volunteered to help with the dissections. While some of the kids seemed a bit squeamish at first, they quickly became interested in the process, locating all the different parts of the eye. There are some pictures of the eyeball dissections below.


Our new robots were also busy running around Morgan this week. Each robot is named after a former United State President as is controlled through coding apps on an iPad. The kids had several challenges to complete with their robot and even played a card game, collecting cards when they could program the robot to land on a certain space. Our robots and iPads were brought to us by the generous donations received during our fall Color Run! Robot pictures are also below.


Next week, Morgan will host an all-school assembly in the afternoon with several guest readers to celebrate the last week of March is Reading Month. We are excited to welcome Dr. Johns, UCS Superintendent, Mr. DiLorenzo, a local author, and John Rutledge with Heather VanTorre to read and sing with us during the assembly. An order form for Mr. DiLorenzo's book is below if your child would like their own copy of the book.


We will also be revealing our new PBIS video, created with help from our Student Council members. This video will review the Morgan expectations for six key areas called "Live the 8 Keys":


  1. Bus
  2. Hallway
  3. Bathroom
  4. Lunchroom
  5. Playground
  6. Assemblies


This new video does not show any faces of kids or adults and will be used for the next several years as our PBIS review and training. Thank you to Mr. D. for creating the video.


Sunday is the annual Morgan Daddy/Daughter Dance. To all of our students attending, have a fun evening!


Have a great week!


Mrs. Lasky

Yearbook Sales are Underway! Don't Forget to Order Yours!

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Sales End April 10

It is that time of year! Yearbook order forms should be coming home either today or Monday. The price for a Morgan Memory is the same as last year, $15 per yearbook. Checks can be made payable to: Morgan Elementary

Spring Picture Day--March 28

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Daddy Daughter Dance

Calling all paparazzi! Morgan Volunters PTO is inviting Moms and Grandparents to come take pictures of your Daughter and her Dad live on the red carpet! Shelby Gardens 4 PM! (Pre-registered Dads and Daughters only beyond the check in table)

Adventures with Jonny Book Order Form

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Dr. Eyeball Returns to Morgan!

Elsa from Frozen Reads to Morgan Students!

Morgan Invaded by Robots!

Morgan Artwork On Display During the UCS Art Show!

8 Keys Ticket Winners!

This week's 8 Keys Ticket Winners are:


Kindergarten:

  • Deshmitar
  • Sofia


Grade 1:

  • Albeiro
  • Olivia M


Grade 2:

  • Ethan M
  • Chloe


Grade 3:

  • Autumn
  • Jake


Grade 4:

  • Isabella
  • Sofia C


Grade 5:

  • Daniel P
  • Sophia T


Grade 6:

  • Jillian
  • Spencer


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!

March is Reading Month!

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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 sue.lasky@uticak12.org.

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, March 29: Wear Dr. Seuss Gear

Monday, April 8: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, April 26: Wear Favorite Sport Team Shirt/Jersey

Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:


Sunday, March 24: Daddy/Daughter Dance--see information below

Monday, March 25: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM at the Hamlin Pub on 25 Mile/VanDyke

Tuesday, March 26: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Music Concerts 6:30 & 7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 27: Reading Goals for Baseball tickets Due TODAY!

Thursday, March 28: Spring Picture Day

Friday, March 29: Wear Dr. Seuss gear and bring a good book to read!

NO SCHOOL: March 30 through April 7.

School Resumes: Monday, April 8

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UCS News and Updates

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Monday, March 25, 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.