The school is buzzing! There is a lot going on the next couple of weeks so please be sure to read the entire newsletter so you are in the know.
The link has been fixed! Please be sure to read the Family Handbook and complete this form which contains permission for out-lunch and local field trips, media consent and more. Even if you already completed the form at the beginning of the school year, please take a moment to resubmit it.
The PTA office is in the library on the 4th floor. Please stop by to say hello or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org any questions. We'd love to meet you!
P.S. Links to the PTA newsletters and to Jacqui's family letters can also be found on our website (and can be translated into different languages).
Verify Your Contact Information
Please take a moment to verify that we have your most up-to-date contact information. It's quick and simple.
Click on "Register/Login" and select "Create Account"
Complete the form and click on "verify my email". IMPORTANT: Please use the email address through which you received this newsletter. You can change your contact information in the next step.
After verifying your email address you will be able to add or edit your contact information.
Once you create your account, you will be able to volunteer for events, purchase items, donate to our direct appeal and receive important messages from the school.
Pay for School Supplies
If you haven't already, please click HERE to contribute $75 towards the cost of supplies for your child and/or for a student in need (you can bring checks/cash to the PTA meeting as well.) Over the summer, the teachers purchased school supplies for all the students so we parents wouldn't have to wait in long lines at Staples.
HELP WANTED: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Nothing can happen without parent volunteers! All PTA events and initiatives are the result of the efforts of members. Volunteering is the best way for you be involved in your child's experience at 75 Morton. Whether you are a working or a stay-at-home parent, we need your help. Please click HEREfor more information. There is something for everyone!
School Tours for Prospective Families
Starting Monday, September 16
Calling all 7th & 8th grade families. Remember when you toured 75 Morton? The school will be welcoming prospective families beginning on Monday, September 16. We need parents to help take groups of 5th grade parents and students on a tour of the school. Please volunteer to help by clicking HERE.
PTA General Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 8:45am | Cafeteria
Join us for our first PTA meeting of the year. Hear from Jacqui and her team and find out how you can contribute to and make the most of your child's time at 75 Morton. There will be a Special Election for incoming parents/guardians. There are 2 slots available on the PTA Executive Board for members-at-large, and 1 slot available on the School Leadership Team (SLT) . Please consider running! Click HERE for more information. If you are interested email us at pta@75Morton.org.
Gardening Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 19, 8:50am | Cafeteria
Calling all Gardeners — Past, Present & Future. There is a thriving garden on the rooftop of 75 Morton where students plan, plant, grow and harvest (view photos HERE)! Please join the Garden Club (parent volunteers) for our first meeting of the year. We'll talk plans for the upcoming season and pop up to visit the garden. Rain or shine. Contact email@example.com any questions or to be added to the email list.
Thursday, September 19, 5-7pm
Join the 75 Morton faculty for a parents/guardians only, open house event. Meet and hear from your child's teachers about this year's curriculum. More details will follow. Please note, all students participating in the MY Afterschool program will be dismissed at 4:30pm that day.
Class of 2022 Meet & Greet
Sunday, September 22, 2-3:30pm
6th grade families, this one is for you! Come socialize with fellow Class of 2022 families at this casual get together in the school yard (cafeteria in the event of rain). This event is for students and their parents/guardians.
High School Admissions Meeting
Thursday, September 26, 8:45am | Cafeteria
8th grade families only! Jacqui and the guidance counselors will be on hand to give you information to help guide you through the process. There will also be time for Q&A.
SAVE THE DATE!
School Closed - Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 1
The One Run
Sunday, October 20, 9am
Join us for one of our favorite FUN-raisers - the 3rd Annual The One Run - to raise money for 75 Morton and other participating public schools on Sunday, October, 20th at 9am. For more details and to register, go to The1Run.com. Last year our school raised almost $2100 - let's do better this year! All ages are welcome to sign up and walk or run in support of 75 Morton.
OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Out-lunch starts next week! It will rolled out by grade. Please be sure to review the school's policies and procedures with your child (on page 6 of the Family Handbook.)
8th grade: Monday, September 16
7th grade: Monday, September 23
6th grade: Monday, October 7
Good news! On Tuesday evening the Hudson River Trust and Community Board 2 presented the latest concept designs for Gansevoort Peninsula which include a large field that can be used for middle school sports! Thank you to members of the community, local sports organizations, our friends at Manhattan Youth and YOU, our parent community, for making this happen.
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A simple way to support 75 Morton. Every time you shop at Amazon, Amazon Smile will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to the 75 Morton PTA. Go to smile.amazon.com, log into your Amazon account, go to the pulldown menu for not-for-profit organizations, and select MS 297 PTA as your charitable organization. Easy peasy.
Questions? Many of the answers to your questions can be found in the Family Handbook.