October 12, 2018 Issue

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In this issue: 

PTA Meeting Wed. Oct. 17, 8:45am in Cafeteria: Afterschool, D75 School & More!

Our October PTA meeting will take place on Wed., October 17 at 8:45am in the ground fl. Cafeteria. Free coffee, bagels and yogurt shorts, as always!

Our agenda this month includes: a Q & A with Cynthia De Leon and Theseus Roche of Manhattan Youth, our afterschool provider (Please submit your questions about afterschool in advance to pta@75morton.org); a presentation by Ewa Asterita and Yakeen Dinmahamad, heads of the 2nd floor District 75 middle school for students with significant challenges; plus updates from Jacqui and her team on so much more!

All are welcome. Please join us!

Community Builder Brainstorming Meeting: Thurs. Oct. 18, 8:45am

Do you have an idea for an event, project or activity for 75 Morton? We are a brand new school, in a gorgeous new building, and we have the unique opportunity to create our very own culture and long lasting traditions for our kids and our families. Please come to our first meeting and share your ideas and plans for a project you might like to organize. 

Could be a monthly activity for kids – a movie night, regular GaGa Ball tournament, or Game Night. Could be a community builder for parents & guardians – a wine-tasting social, lecture series or cocktail hour. The sky's the limit. We want to build community and tradition. So come share your ideas!

Questions? Contact Jillian Burne <jillianburne@icloud.com> or Jeanne Kempton <kemptoncorr@gmail.com>

Fright Night Halloween Dance Thurs. Oct. 25: New Signups Added!

Our Fright Night is coming up... THURSDAY. Oct. 25 FROM 6 - 7:30pm in the Cafeteria. In the meantime, our team's got some new volunteer needs:

We're opening up additional slots for chaperones - we need to keep those kids in line;)! 

We are in seriuos need more donation decorations. Check out our "Halloween Box" in the lobby from 8:15 - 9am each morning. You or your student can drop off decorations. We are also hoping to set up an Amazon wish list - details to come.

Kids are invited to make their own horror/gruesome video clips to show during the dance (10 seconds long): please send small size MOV files to: sparksparis@gmail.com (and yes, they will be 'reviewed' first;)

We are seeking a photographer parent to help set up and manage a photo booth :-)

Please volunteer!


Questions? Contact Jacqueline Luxenberg <jacquelineluxenberg@icloud.com>, Milpa Curiel <mcuriel3044@gmail.com> or Joanne Mulholland <joanne.mulholland5@gmail.com>

Sign up Now for the Bowl-a-thon! Sat. Nov. 10 at Lucky Strike

Our First Annual Family-Fun-Fundraiser...the Bowl-a-Thon is coming up on Nov 10! 4 - 6pm at the fabulous Lucky Strike on West 42nd Street. SIGN UP to bowl by Oct 19 or PLEDGE a bowler or cheer our bowlers in our private really cool lounge!

Teachers and staff are signing up! Join us! 

Pledge Principal Jacqui Getz!!! 5cent! 10cent! 25cent! 50cents! A dollar a point!!!

It will be an amazing event!!! Not to be missed!         

Questions? Email bowl-a-thon@75morton.org

Garden Committee meeting Thurs. Oct. 25, 9am - Check Out Our Green Roof!

We are holding a Garden Planning meeting on Thurs. Oct. 25 at 9 am in the PTA Office. We'll likely head up to check out our Green Roof, weather permitting. 

Please come! Plans are underway to fill 2 - 3 of the planters with soil and compost next week. If you are interested in receiving Garden updates and emails, please contact Elizabeth (parent) at garden@75morton.org. Thank you!


  • VILLAGER story about our Ribbon Cutting! Check out the terrific article - with wonderful pics - that ran in the recent issue of The Villager. What a much-deserved community celebration!
  • Neighborhood Welcome Coffee. We're hosting a coffee on Tues. Oct. 23 at 8:45am in the Library to welcome our neighbors! If you have friends on local block associations, favorite staff at a local store or know folks who work in local businesses, please invite them! We want to extend a hand to the folks in our neighborhood and build relationships for the future. They can RSVP to pta@75morton.org & let us know how many will be attending. We'll provide the coffee and breakfast treats!
  • Sign up for The One Run - 5K Walk/Run. Sunday, Oct. 28, 8:15am at Wagner Park. All proceeds benefit participating public schools, including 75 MORTON! Register now at RunSignUp link and start signing up your sponsors. It’s not too soon to start training! Questions? Contact Kathryn Kellinger <kksidedish@gmail.com>
  • Save the Date: First Java with Jacqui & Jill Nov. 30. On Fri. Nov. 30 from 8:30-10am in the Cafeteria, Jacqui and parent coordinator Jill Bennett will host the first 'Java with Jacqui & Jill' of the year. The topic? Social Media/Digital Citizenship presented by Michelle Lipkin, Executive Director of The National Association of Media Literacy Education. A must for all parents/guardians of adolescents!

Important Dates

  • Wed., Oct. 17, 8:45am, Cafeteria - PTA Meeting
  • Thurs., Oct. 18, 8:45am, PTA Office - Community Builder Brainstorm meeting
  • Tues., Oct. 23, 8:45am, Library - Neighborhood Welcome Coffee
  • Thurs., Oct. 25, 9am, PTA Office - Garden Committee meeting
  • Thurs., Oct. 25, 6 - 7:30pm, Cafeteria - Fright Night Halloween Dance
  • Sun., Oct. 28, 8:15am, Wagner Park - The One Run: 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser
  • Sat., Nov. 10, 4 - 6pm, Lucky Strike (West 42nd St.) - Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser
  • Fri., Nov. 30, 8:45am, Cafeteria - Java with Jacqui & Jill (Social Media/Digital Citizenship)

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