Thank you to all those who were able to attend our first PTA meeting of the school year. We got a lot done! It was great to welcome new members of our community and to see old friends. For those who missed the meeting, a draft of the minutes will be posted on our website.
The 75 Morton community needs your help! We are budgeted to spend over $420,000 this school year on services, professional development, supplies and more that the DOE simply does not provide for. The easiest way to support the school is through our direct appeal campaign. We are asking families to consider donating $750 per student, but any amount, big or small is greatly appreciated. Click HERE to donate today.
Newly elected Maya Brewster Dorian and Millet Israeli are our two new PTA Members-at-Large. And Bruce Schlein is our new SLT parent member. Welcome and thank you!
You can now access all staff emails on the website. If you need to contact your child's teachers, or anyone else at school, you can find the correct email address in the menu list in the upper right corner, under ABOUT.
Out-lunch has begun for 8th grade. Out-lunch for 7th graders with permission will begin on Tuesday, September 24 on an A/B schedule (see below for more details).
We now have a full-time school nurse, Lucille Lebovitz. Welcome Lucille! She is located on the 2nd Floor. You can contact her at 212-295-7555, ext 2231.
Pay for School Supplies
To date we've only collected money from 56% of all students. 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.
HELP WANTED: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
All of our PTA events and initiatives can only happen with parent volunteers. Volunteering is the best way for you to get involved and be a part of your child's middle school experience. Click HERE to sign up.
Fright Night for 6th Grade, Kick-Off Meeting
Friday, September 27, 8:45am | Cafeteria
They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky...The Fright Night Family!
Join the Fright Night Family as they plan a gloulish, fun Halloween party for 6th graders. Meet to discuss food, drinks, ambiance, fright and anything else you so dare. If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to help, please email Shenae Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 9am | 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.
School Closed - Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 1
SAVE THE DATE!
PTA General Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 8:45am | Library
Hear from Jacqui, the PTA and the 75 Morton committees about what is going on at school, and vote on proposed changes to the budget. There will also be a special election for a Co-2nd Vice President of the PTA Executive Board. Click HERE for more information. Please consider running! Open to all parent/guardians of current students.
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. 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 run (or walk) in support of 75 Morton.
Fright Night (6th Grade Only)
Wednesday, October 23, 6-7:30pm
It's a dance. It's a costume party. It's a gloulishly fun time. More details to follow.
OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Out-lunch for 7th graders who already have permission will begin on Tuesday, September 24.
Please see below for the A/B schedule.
NEW TO OUT-LUNCH?
6th Grade - Complete the permission slip by this Sunday, September 22. Out-lunch for 6th graders will begin on Monday, October 7 on an A/B schedule - details soon.
7th Grade - Complete the permission slip by this Sunday, September 22. Out-lunch for new sign-ups in Group B will begin on Friday, September 27. Out-lunch for new sign-ups in Group A will begin on Wednesday, October 2. Please see the A/B schedule below.
8th Grade - Complete the permission slip by this Sunday, September 22. Out-lunch for new sign-ups will begin on Friday, September 27.
A/B OUTLUNCH SCHEDULE:
Group A Classes: 710, 711, 712, 713, 730, 731
Mondays, Tuesdays, and alternate Fridays beginning 10/04
Group B Classes: 720, 721, 722, 723, 732
Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays beginning 09/27
Every week we will try to highlight some items (big and small) that your PTA dollars help pay for. The PTA recently paid Metamorphosis for on-site coaching for teachers in mathematics. We also paid for supplies like journals and book binding tape for the 6th grade poetry anthology.
Choose "MS 297 PTA" as your charitable organization and every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon Smile will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to the 75 Morton PTA. How easy is that?
Questions? Many of the answers to your questions can be found in the Family Handbook.
Can't locate the Weekly PTA Newsletter in your inbox? We've got you covered. The weekly PTA Newsletters are posted on the website. The website also has the school calendar, Jacqui's Family letters much more. Check it out - www.75morton.org