This week your PTA dollars helped pay for instrument rentals for our new band intensive, and they have arrived! We received flutes, clarinets, trombones, trumpets, snare drums and alto saxes!
We are looking for some handy volunteers to help construct some in-closet storage shelves for the instruments. Please contact Leanne if you are able to help - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help support 75 Morton initiatives like band by making a donation today! Click HERE.
The firstJava with Jacqui & Jill took place this week, Mind Over Madness: Surviving & Thriving through the Middle School Years with Mindfulness Coach Colin. For those of you who missed it, you can find Colin's list of Parent Resources HERE. More Javas will be announced - topics will include Digital Citizenship, and Conflict or Bullying?
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.
WHAT'S COMING UP...
The One Run
Sunday, October 20, 9am
Just one more week! Get your running shoes ready and join us for one of our favorite FUN-raisers, The One Run. Help raise money for 75 Morton. Run or walk, your choice. For more details and to register, click HERE. Bring the whole family - all ages are welcome to sign up and run (or walk) in support of 75 Morton - last year we raised $2100!
Mix & Mingle at Brass Monkey
Tuesday, October 22, 6-8pm
Grown-ups this one is for you! Come mix and mingle with fellow 75 Morton parents/guardians and teachers/staff at Brass Monkey (55 Little West 12th 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.). To purchase your tickets or sponsor a teacher – click HERE. If cost is an issue, contact Jill at email@example.com.
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 (FREE pizza and sweets too) More details, including the permission form, will be sent to 6th grade families next week. Please click HERE and volunteer to help at the event!
Urban Advantage Family Science Day
Saturday, October 26 | New York Botanical Garden
Our bus is full! We are hoping to get another bus. If you are interested in joining the FREE family trip to the New York Botanical Garden, please complete this FORMand we will let you know if we are able to get another bus. Just a reminder, students must be accompanied by an adult and can bring additional family members. Questions? Email Cristine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Halloween Costumes on October 31
Students are welcome to wear costumes in celebration of Halloween, however no masks or weapons of any kind are allowed.
Fright Night (for 6th Graders)
Wednesday, October 23, 6-7:30pm | Cafeteria
The Fright Night Committee is still looking for chaperones, bakers, "bouncers", decorators and more. Please click HEREto volunteer. All parents/guardians welcomed!
Do you have Halloween costumes and props that you aren't using this year? Donate middle-school-sized costumes and appropriate props to the party! A donation box will be in the Morton Street vestibule at drop-off each morning beginning Tuesday, October 15th.
Do you usually find yourself with bags of candy you didn't give away? Does your child usually come home with way too much loot? We are collecting
post-Halloween candy for Soldiers' Angels, an organization that helps support veterans, wounded heroes, deployed service members and their families. Have your child drop-off their unwanted candy in the collection boxes in the school lobby.
School Closed - Election Day
Tuesday, November 5
School Closed - Veterans Day
Monday, November 11
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. Remember, no ID card? No out-lunch. We have delicious free lunch options in the cafeteria!
Parent Contact Information
If you haven't already, 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".
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After verifying your email address you will be able to add or edit your contact information.
Questions? Many of the answers to your questions can be found in the Family Handbook.
Love reading our newsletters? All of 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