October 19, 2018 Issue

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In this issue: 

Fright Night Dance Thurs. 10/25: Signed Permission Slips due Monday!

If you have not yet seen THIS PERMISSION SLIP, it has been in your student's backpack since Thursday. Please fish it out - or download and print. Signed permission slips must be returned to advisory by Monday morning with all fields completed - particularly the 'will pick up/self dismiss' boxes. Please complete, and physically put it in your child's backpack!

Thanks to all of the families who have donated decorations - both to our morning 'Halloween Box' and our Amazon Wish List. The Amazon List is already sold out - but we are still accepting donations to our Halloween Box.

Please remind your student that they can create a Fright Night Video Loop which will be screened at the dance. Here are the details: 10 seconds long; resolution: 1024 x 678. Send to: sparksparis@gmail.com

And some examples, for inspiration:

dripping blood loop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuhYI1LZ3LI)

halloween video clip example (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siDOFGLZTyg)

zombie loop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMQMzfTpMos)

And YES! We will be curating these videos!

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

Bowl-a-thon Sign Up Deadline Extended to Fri. Oct. 26!

SIGN UP for 75 Morton Bowlers has been extended to next Friday, Oct 26

WE WANT 75 BOWLERS FOR 75 MORTON!

Event Date: SATURDAY, NOV 10 | 4-6PM @ Lucky Strike

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

The One Run 5K Run/Walk Sun. Oct. 28: One Week Left to Join!

One week left to join the 75 Morton community at the 2nd Annual One Run! The 5K will begin and end at Battery Park City's Wagner Park and is a flat and scenic path along the Hudson. Participants will receive T-shirts, snacks and water, and prizes will be given for first finishers in two age groups plus the top fundraiser. Sign up and form a team with the easy sharable link below. There is no fundraising requirement - and it's a great way to engage friends and family in the 75 Morton community. If running or walking isn't for you, join us as a race day volunteer!

Sunday, October 28

Race start time: 9:00am

Check in and onsite registration ends at 8:45am

Register for the race!: tinyurl.com/TheOneRun

Become a fundraiser, share your page with friends and family on social media!: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/57981/BecomeFundraiser

Not up for the walk or run? Sign up to volunteer HERE

Questions? Contact Kathryn Kellinger <kksidedish@gmail.com>

Congratulations Katie Altman... our official Assistant Principal!

Well, it's official! After serving as our Interim Acting Assistant Principal, Katie Altman has been confirmed as our official Assistant Principal, following a rigorous interviewing process (technically called the C-30 in the Chancellor's Regs).

Katie served last year as the school's Guidance Counselor, before being named Interim Acting A.P. She has been a guidance counselor with the Department of Education for 14 years. She enjoys working with middle school students to help them navigate through their adolescent years. In her spare time, she loves to travel, work out and spend time with her 10 nieces and nephews!

Congratulations Katie!

Candy Drive Collection Nov. 1, 2 and 5!

Did you buy bags of candy only to have a handful of trick or treaters come to your door? Did your child bring home WAY too much loot? Help support troops deployed overseas and returning home. We are collecting extra, leftover Halloween candy for Operation Shoebox to include in their care packages. Have your child drop off candy in the collection boxes in the lobby - Thursday, Nov. 1, Friday, Nov. 2 and Monday, Nov. 5.

Next week we will open up a Sign-Up for a few volunteers to be ‘stationed’ at the collection boxes in the morning and to help deliver candy to the drop off location. Please consider pitching in!

Questions? Contact Stella Chang <stella_nyc@icloud.com>

Announcements & Reminders

  • CECD2 High School Workshop Thurs. 10/25. Although targeted to 8th grade families, 7th grade families are welcome to attend. A Special Workshop on how to select NYC public high schools. Thur. Oct. 25, 6-8pm (during Fright Night!) at the Spruce Street School, 12 Spruce Street. Download the FLYER HERE (includes Spanish & Chinese translations). Eventbrite RSVP Here
  • 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, are a regular at a local store or know folks who work in local businesses, please invite them! They can simply RSVP to pta@75morton.org & let us know how many will be attending.
  • Last Chance to Confirm Your Info for Print Directory. Please confirm your contact info for our printed PTA Family Directory. Use this link to view your current info and make any changes. Remember, if you choose to hide your family information, your student's name will not be listed in the directory! 

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Important Dates

  • Tues., Oct. 23, 845am, Library - Neighborhood Welcome Coffee
  • Thurs., Oct. 25, 9am, PTA Office - Garden Committee meeting
  • Thurs., Oct. 25, 6pm, Cafeteria - 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
  • Wed. Nov. 14, 6:15pm, Cafeteria - EVENING PTA Meeting
  • Fri., Nov. 30, 8:45am, Cafeteria - Java with Jacqui & Jill (Social Media/Digital Citizenship)

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