Coming up in November - a new way to support 75 Morton - Family Portraits (November 15-17.)
Gather the whole family or just the kids and have your portrait taken by an award-winning commercial photography team. These fun, fresh photographs are perfect for gifts and holiday cards. To view some more samples, click HERE. For details see below under What's Next...
It was a busy week, resplendent with successes:
The One Run: So far we have raised $2300 for 75 Morton! Thank you to Kathryn Kellinger who spearheaded the effort, and to all of the 75 Morton community who ran, walked, volunteered and sponsored participants! It's not too late - donations will be accepted until November 30. Click HERE to sponsor a friend.
Mix & Mingle: It was a great evening! A huge thank you to Sean and Elaine Cunningham for hosting us at Brass Monkey!
Fright Night for 6th Grade: They were creepy they were kooky, mysterious and spooky - and there were 225 of them! Huge thanks to Vanessa Brown, Antonia Hinman and Shenae Osborn, who put together a fantastic event for our 6th graders. Thank you to the many volunteers who set up, decorated, baked, chaperoned, herded and helped. These things can't be done without volunteers - We SEE you!
Middle School Fair: Thank you to our parent and student volunteers who represented 75 Morton at the Middle School Fair for prospective 6th grade families.
Amazon Business Account: Our teachers and staff members can now easily make tax-exempt purchases for classroom supplies, thanks to our co-Treasurer, Corinne Moreno-Geis. Thank you Corinne!
This week your PTA dollars helped pay for school supplies like craft paper for art class and the books The Hero Next Door, Fresh Ink: An Anthology, and Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, for ELA and SETTS.
Help support 75 Morton by making a donation today! Click HERE.
Urban Advantage Family Science Day
Saturday, October 26 | New York Botanical Garden
There are still a few seats left on the school bus for families interested in joining Family Day at the New York Botanical Garden. Click HERE to RSVP.
Families who signed up to take the bus are reminded to be at school no later than 9:45am. The bus will be leaving 75 Morton at 10:00am and depart from the Gardens back to 75 Morton at 2:00pm.
Special activities will be taking place at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden in the Discovery Center Lab from 10:00am - 1:00pm. The garden has a cafe but you are also welcome to bring your own lunches and eat at the Picnic Pavilion.
Students are welcome to wear costumes in celebration of Halloween, however no masks or weapons of any kind are allowed.
Don't forget, all students attending the Manhattan Youth after school program will be dismissed at 4:30pm on Halloween.
Halloween Candy Drive
Monday, November 4 - Friday, November 8
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 any extra candy in the collection boxes in the school lobby.
School Closed - Election Day
Tuesday, November 5
Wednesday, November 6 - Thursday, November 7
Meet with your student's core teachers as a group. Please note, Thursday, November 7th is a half-day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am and there is no afterschool programming. More details about Parent-Bungalow Conferences will follow soon.
Gather the whole family or just the kids (sorry, no pets) and have your portrait taken by an award-winning commercial photography team. These fun, fresh photographs are perfect for gifts and holiday cards. For details, click HERE.
The cost of the basic package is $175 and includes a 15-minute photo shoot (it's enough time, we promise!) and one professionally re-touched digital image. For more information on pricing click HERE. To reserve your photo session, click HEREor go towww.75morton.org.
SAVE THE DATE
PTA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 6pm | Library
Join us for this evening PTA meeting. Hear from Jacqui, the PTA and the 75 Morton committees about what is going on at school and how you can get involved!
Sound & Lighting Experts
As the school grows its Arts Intensive program, we are looking for additional parents who can help with our audio-visual needs - specifically with theatrical lighting and sound. If you can help, please email Amy Musick at email@example.com.
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".
IMPORTANT: Please use the email address through which you received this newsletter.
After verifying your email address you will be able to add or edit your contact information.
Membership Toolkit App
Easily access your volunteer signs, purchase tickets to events and view the school calendar using the Membership ToolKit app. Click below:
AROUND THE COMMUNITY
CEC D2 Calendar & Business Meeting
Monday, October 28, 6:30pm | 333 Seventh Avenue
Parents are encouraged to attend the upcoming Community Education Council District 2 (CEC D2) meeting. On the calendar is "D2 Concerns and Conversation" which will cover many topics that are of concern to families in the District - Imagine & Re-Imagine Grants, Early Voting & Impacted Schools, Gifted & Talented (G&T) Programs, High School Rubrics, and D2 Priority High Schools. Click HERE for more 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