Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at 75 Morton!
We hope that your school year is off to a great start.
All parents and guardians are members of the 75 Morton Parent-Teacher Association - that means YOU are a member. We look forward to working with you.
This is the first of the weekly PTA Newsletters you will receive during the school year. The newsletters are important. They contain the most current information about the school, upcoming events, committee updates, and much more. Be sure to read them each week so both you and your child are in the know!
The PTA has a new office in the library on the 4th floor. Please stop by to say hello or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We'd love to hear from you!
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. 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.
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 HERE for more information. There is something for everyone!
Become a Parent Ambassador This year we are pleased to continue our Parent Ambassador program. It's our version of class parents. This team of volunteers provides an extra resource for parents/guardians by keeping families informed of all the great stuff happening at 75 Morton, particularly grade-specific events (e.g. field trips, showcases, etc.) Please contact Jill Bennett, email@example.com, if you're interested.
New Family Orientation
Monday, September 9, 8:45am | Cafeteria
This event is for NEW 75 Morton families only. Principal Jacqui, parent coordinator Jill Bennett, and the team will present a lot of important information, and answer your questions. Plus, the school store will be open. Come shop for 75 Morton swag - caps, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts and more.
Thursday, September 12, 8:45am | Cafeteria
Purely social! Stop by for some coffee, meet new parents, and say hello to old friends. Hosted by Parent Ambassadors.
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.
Thursday, September 19, 5-7pm
Join the 75 Morton faculty for an adult-only, open house event. Meet and hear from your child's teachers about this year's curriculum. More details will follow.
SAVE THE DATE!
6th Grade Meet & Greet
Sunday, September 22, 2-3:30pm
Calling all 6th grade families! 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.
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 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 INFORMATION
Chock full of incredibly useful information. Most of the questions you have will be answered in its pages. Click HERE to view the handbook. Please note: the form on the last page is taking a break - please check back on Monday to complete the form. It includes permission forms for field trips and out-lunch, media consent, and more.
MetroCards & Yellow School Bus
Students who are eligible for MetroCards will receive them shortly. Yellow school bus service is available only for eligible 6th grade students. If you have any questions about bus service, please see Tiffany in the main office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manhattan Youth Afterschool Program
The fall session starts on Monday, September 9 and runs till November 22. Students attending the afterschool program should go to the cafeteria after dismissal to check-in. Click HEREfor more information. Contact Cynthia De Leon, the program director at email@example.com with any questions.
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You can support 75 Morton every time you shop at Amazon! Amazon Smile will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to the 75 Morton PTA. Simply click on the button to the left, bookmark the page, and support 75 Morton. You can also 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.