September 14, 2018  Issue

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In this issue:

First PTA Meeting Wed. 9/18 - Special Elections, Committee Info, Free Coffee & Bagels!

Our first PTA meeting of the year will take place on Tues. September 18 at 8:45am in the ground fl. cafeteria. Coffee, bagels and yogurt shorts will be provided! (Note: regular Wednesday PTA meetings resume in October.)

Our agenda will include Special Elections for 6th grade families. We reserve 2 PTA Executive Board Members-at-Large slots and 1 School Leadership Team (SLT) slot for incoming 6th grade parents & guardians. We'll provide lots more details about what these positions entail. As this is a Special Election, we do not take nominations in advance. Just come prepared to speak for about a minute on why you'd like to serve! We'll vote and announce the results at the meeting.

We'll also hear from Jacqui and her team about how things are going so far in our brand new home, review our 2018-19 PTA budget, and learn about lots of opportunities for you to get involved in committees and upcoming events.

Our rolling School Store will be set up, so you can purchase 75 Morton merchandise for your kid - or yourself! We've got sweatshirts, shorts, t-shirts, anoraks & much more! Cash, check and credit cards accepted. 

So please show up, show your support, vote and enjoy the free food!

Curriculum Night Thurs. 9/20 from 5:00 - 7:00pm - incl. Tours of the Building!

Curriculum Night is Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:00 - 7:00pm. This is a terrific chance to meet your student's teachers and learn about what's planned for the academic year. It's also a chance for us all to tour the new building! So check out the schedule below, and we'll see you Thurs. evening.

Please note: This evening is for ADULTS ONLY. Please make other arrangements for your student(s). We LOVE them but we cannot include them.

5:00pm: All families enter through main Morton St. doors

  • 7th grade families meet with their bungalows:
    • 710's go to the cafeteria
    • 720's go to the Library
  • 6th grade families all go to the Gym (6th fl.) to meet with the Specialists (art, music, PE, etc.)

5:30pm:

  • 6th grade families meet with their bungalows. The teachers will come pick you up in the Gym
    • 610’s remain in the Gym
    • 620’s move to the Cafeteria
    • 630’s move to the Library.
  • 7th grade families report to your advisory classroom - the bungalow teachers will help direct you. Once you are in you advisory classroom, the advisor will take you on a tour of the building.

6:00pm:

  • 7th grade families all go to the Gym to meet with the Specialists
  • 6th grade families report to your advisory classroom - the bungalow teachers will help direct you. Once you are in your advisory classroom, the advisor will take you on a tour of the building.

Please Confirm Your Contact Info for Weekly eBlast & School Directory

We've got an email address for you. But we want to make sure everyone in your household is hearing from us. And we want to make sure we've got accurate contact info for our PTA School Directory, which we publish next month. If you have not done so already, please take a moment to confirm your info by clicking on this button: [Confirm_Button]

You can review and add to your address(es), phone number(s), email(s), etc. and choose what info you want to share in the printed directory. The directory is a super handy way for kids and parents or guardians to connect with each other. Please note: if you choose to hide your family info, then your child's name will not appear in their class list.

Official 75 Morton Ribbon Cutting with the Chancellor on Sun. 9/30, 3pm

Our new home has been 12 years in the making - so we want to CELEBRATE our opening. Join Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, students, local elected officials and many of the community activists who fought so hard for so long to make the dream of 75 Morton a reality!

The event will run from 3:00 - 4:00pm. We hope to have activities for the kids, BRIEF speeches, and a giant ribbon and scissors. This is a chance to show your kid(s) that their hard work, at the local level, can pay off with amazing results. So be a part of history. Join us! 

Announcements

  • School Tour Link for Prospective Families Now Live. Let your friends with current 5th graders know - our EventBrite page is up and taking reservations for a series of 9am school tours and one 5:30pm open house. Dates and link to registration are on our website Admissions Page. Check it out!
  • Metrocards & School Bus Updates. Metrocards have still not been distributed. We are working with the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) to expedite the process. For school bus routes for 6th graders, the OPT still has us in its system at last year's address. We are working with OPT to reroute the downtown bus. We apologize for the delay. But our school office has no more information at this time. We will update you as soon as we do!
  • Advocate for Permanent Crossing Guards. If you would like to expedite the process of getting permanent crossing guards assigned to our school block, you are encouraged to contact the 6th Precinct, Youth Officer Harvey, at 212-741-4811, and/or call 311 to register your concern.
  • No School on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Please note that all NYC public schools are closed on Wed. Sept. 19 in observance of Yom Kippur.

Important Dates

  • Tues., Sept. 18, 8:45am - First PTA Meeting, ground fl. cafeteria
  • Wed., Sept. 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED, Yom Kippur
  • Thurs. Sept. 20, 5:00 - 7:00pm - Curriculum Night
  • Sun., Sept. 30, 3:00pm - Official 75 Morton Ribbon Cutting Event

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