Starting this week, all 6th and 7th graders must use their student ID to swipe in at arrival. The CAASS system allows the school to know who is in the building, it is not used for attendance. Your student's official attendance will continue to be taken during their 1st period class. 8th grade students will begin to swipe in soon.
Thank you to all the students, families and our neighboring schools who donated candy to our Halloween Candy Drive. Check out all the candy that will be donated to Soldiers' Angels, an organization that helps support veterans, wounded heroes, deployed service members, and their families. Thank you to Beverly Buscemi for coordinating the candy drive.
A big shout out to parents Tamara Flannagan-Ditmyer, Rob Lopez, Stian Nilsen, and Walter Usiatynski, and to our custodial staff for setting up our gymatorium's lighting and sound so students can showcase their talents at upcoming performances.
Help support 75 Morton by making a donation today! Click HERE.
School Closed - Veterans Day
Monday, November 11
Manhattan Youth @ 75 Morton's Fall Showcase
Wednesday, November 13, 4:30pm | Gymatorium
Come to the Fall Showcase and see what the students have been learning in the performance based afterschool activities. There will be singing, dancing, improv, scenes from a Mid-Summer Night's Dream, and artwork on display. You won't want to miss it!
Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17
Sessions are filling up! Click here to sign up today! 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, clickHERE.
The cost of the basic package is $175 and includes a 15-minute photo shoot and one professionally re-touched digital image.
We are also looking for volunteers to help welcome families and get them ready for their photo session. We promise it's a fun way to get involved! Click HERE to volunteer.
PTA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 6:15pm | 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! Students who need to come with their parents can sit quietly (read a book, do homework) while the meeting is taking place. We will have pizza for them too. Please keep in mind all visitors must sign in at the security desk so please bring ID allow some extra time.
Friendsgiving Pie & Cider Open House
Friday, November 22, 4-6:30pm | Cafeteria
Join us for our yummiest community event - Friendsgiving Pie & Cider Open House! Bring the whole family, meet new friends, and enjoy some yummy pie and cider. This is a FREE event so we rely on the generosity of the 75 Morton community.
To volunteer and/or donate a pie and to RSVP clickHERE
Got some "spare" time? Save the date for one of our favorite FUN-raisers - The 75 Morton Bowl-a-thon! Students, parents, teachers and staff bowl to help raise money for the school. Click HERE for more information and to register by November 27. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are still looking for someone who can help with running and programming a digital lighting board. If you can help or know of someone who can, please email Amy Musick at email@example.com.
If you weren't able to attend your student's Parent-Bungalow Conference this week please click HERE to sign up for one of the alternate dates. If dates/times don't work for your schedule, you can contact your student's advisor starting next week to schedule a conference. Conferences are 4 minutes long and you will be meeting with all your student's core teachers together.
Lost School ID?
If your student lost their ID card, they should see Tiffany in the main office to put their name in the Lost ID Binder. They will be notified when a new card has been printed. Keep in mind that IDs are only printed on Wednesdays and Fridays only so your student may go several days without one (no out-lunch). Replacement ID cards are $5 each.
Manhattan Youth Registration
The Winter session begin on Monday, November 25th and runs till Friday, March 13th. More information about the programs being offered will be available this weekend. Click HERE.
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AROUND THE COMMUNITY
CECD2 High School Workshop
Monday, November 18, 6-8pm
Spruce Street School (12 Spruce Street)
Attend this FREE workshop hosted by the Community Education Council District 2 (CECD2) and the NYC Department of Education. Find out what factors to consider, how to narrow down the choices and how to select the appropriate high schools. This workshop is for 8th grade families, but 7th grade families are welcome to attend. To register, click HERE.
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