School tours for prospective 6th grade families are now complete. A big thank you to our parent volunteers and student ambassadors for taking our visitors on a tour of our school!
The JumpRope portal is now open to you and your child. Your child should have received login information via their 75 Morton email address. Click HERE for a JumpRope tutorial. There is more information about JumpRope and mastery-based grading in the Family Handbook. Still have questions? Please email Katie at email@example.com
The Library will be open to classes and students beginning Monday, October 7. We are looking for volunteers to help. Please see below for more information.
Winter Recess is now from Saturday, December 21 - Wednesday, January 1. Click HERE for the revised 2019-20 School Calendar. The DOE announced that all NYC public schools will close on Monday, December 23.
IDCards will be issued to 6th graders soon. Has your 7th/8th grader already lost their ID card? Your student must go to the main office and put their name in the binder that is labelled "Lost ID Cards". New ID cards are printed on Wednesdays and Fridays. Depending on when your child writes their name in the book, they may need to wait a couple of days for a new one. The fee for a new ID card is $5. No ID card? No out-lunch. We have delicious free lunch options in the cafeteria!
Out-Lunch has begun for 7th grade on an A/B schedule. 6th grade and new sign-ups will begin on Monday, October 7th. Please see the Out-Lunch section below for more important information about out-lunch.
The easiest way to support the school is through our direct appeal campaign. Money raised by the PTA helps pay for things that the DOE does not provide for, like professional development, supplies and more. We are asking families to consider donating $750 per student, but any amount, big or small is greatly appreciated. Click HERE to donate today.
Pay for School Supplies
We've only collected money from less than 60% of all students. If you haven't already, please click HEREto contribute $75 towards the cost of supplies for your child and/or for a student in need.
HELP WANTED: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Fright Night (for 6th Graders)
Wednesday, October 23, 6-7:30pm | Cafeteria
It's a dance. It's a costume party. It's a frightfully fun time! The Fright Night Committee is looking for chaperones, bakers, "bouncers", decorators and more. Please click HEREto volunteer. Questions? Please email Shenae Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer for the School Library
Volunteer librarians - We need you! We are pleased to announce that our beautiful library that houses over 2,000 books (painstakingly chosen by the ELA team's Donna Santman) is opening for students on October 7th. We are looking for volunteers to help for 1-2 hour shifts during the day. You will help students choose books, check books in and out, and keep the library nice and tidy. Click HERE to select the timeslots that work for you. Questions? Please email Jessica Goldberg at email@example.com
School Closed - Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 1
School Closed - Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 9
School Closed - Columbus Day (observed)
Monday, October 14
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! This position is open to all parent/guardians of current students.
SAVE THE DATE!
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.
Mix & Mingle at Brass Monkey
Tuesday, October 22, 6-8pm
Come mix and mingle with fellow 75 Morton parents/guardians and teachers/staff at Brass Monkey (55 Little West 12 Street). This adult-only community event is a great way to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. Open bar and light bites. Tickets are $25 each ($30 cash at the door.). Click HERE for the flyer. Purchase your tickets or sponsor a teacher – click HERE. If cost is an issue, contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fright Night (6th Grade Only)
Wednesday, October 23, 6-7:30pm
It's a dance. It's a costume party. It's FREE. It's for 6th graders only. Don't miss the ghoulishly fun party. Be sure to sign up HERE to volunteer.
OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
No ID Card? No Out-Lunch - If your child loses or does not have their ID, they may not go to out-lunch that day. Need a replacement? See above under "What's New".
No Changes to A/B Groups - There will no switching of students' lunch groups (from A to B or B to A). If your child has friends in the other lunch group, they can stay in the building and eat with them in the cafeteria.
Need to Sign Up for Out-Lunch?
To give your child permission for out-lunch please click HERE. Not sure if you already submitted a form? Please sign up again just to be certain. All signups received by Tuesday, October 1 will start out-lunch on Monday, October 7.
6th Grade - Out-lunch for 6th graders will begin on Monday, October 7 on an A/B schedule - more details next week.
7th Grade - Out-lunch for 7th graders follows an A/B schedule. Please see the schedule below:
Group A Classes: 710, 711, 712, 713, 730, 731
Mondays, Tuesdays, and alternate Fridays beginning October 4.
Group B Classes: 720, 721, 722, 723, 732
Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays beginning September 27.
Your PTA Dollars Hard at Work
Your PTA dollars helped pay for the 8th Grade's Living Environment (Biology) science materials, like animal and plant cells, forceps, test tubes, silver nitrate crystals, and urine test strips!
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 and much more. Check it out - www.75morton.org