November 16, 2018 Issue

No School Thurs - Fri., Nov. 22 - 23 - Thanksgiving

11:30am Dismissal on Wed. Nov. 28 - Student Led Conferences

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In this issue: 

Friends-Giving Pie & Cider Open House TODAY, 4 - 7pm in the Cafeteria

It's TODAY! Please stop by the Cafeteria for a slice of pie and a cup of cider. It's a totally FREE event for the whole family. Has your student been talking bout new friends whose families you've never met? Have they been raving about teachers you don't know? This is your chance to connect with the 75 Morton community - and enjoy a taste of the season.

We've even got gluten-free options! So stop by at any time from 4 - 7pm. Bring the kids - just don't send them without YOU! No need to have RSVP'd in advance. Just come on down! 

MY Afterschool Registration for Winter Trimester Opens Sunday 4pm

Registration for the Afterschool winter trimester will open this SUNDAY, Nov. 18 at 4pm! The winter trimester begins on Mon. Nov. 26. If you haven't seen the schedule yet, you can take a look at it here. Please note, the schedule will download as an Excel file, best viewed on a PC.

Here is the link to register for winter trimester. Remember, this link will not be active until Sunday at 4pm.

If you are trying to register for a club and it happens to be full, you can be placed on a waitlist by selecting clubs and entering information here. This link will also not be active until Sunday at 4pm.

Please note: try-outs for both girls' and boys' basketball teams are this Mon., Nov. 19 starting at 3:15pm (details in registration link). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Cynthia De Leon at

Garden Committee Seeks Volunteers to Carry Soil on Mon. 11/19

Free soil is on the way for our Green Roof! We need lots of parents to help move the soil from the sidewalk to the roof. You do NOT have to be 'strong' or stay all day!

WHEN: MONDAY, NOV. 19 - ANYTIME starting from 9:45am - until the job is finished. 

WHAT: MOVING 7 CUBIC YARDS OF FREE SOIL from the sidewalk up to the 8th floor rooftop planters. 

WHAT ELSE: TOOLS and SUPPLIES to make the move possible: Shovels, rolling carts/bins, bags for carrying soil, gloves, wheelbarrows.

EMAIL: to let us know what time you can come and any tools/supplies you can bring. 

We need YOUR HELP! 

Please Call 3-1-1 to Demand a STOP Sign to Protect our Kids 

There's a dangerous intersection at the corner of Washington and Morton Streets... and we need a STOP sign. We have contacted our Community Board 2 Traffic & Transportation Committee. But we need to keep up the pressure.

We want to flood the NYC 311 line with calls for this crucial safeguard. You can PHONE 311 or register a complaint ONLINE HERE

The details: Urgent need for a STOP sign at the corner of Washington and Morton Streets, on the Northwest corner, facing North. Schoolchildren crossing Washington St. are at risk, as traffic moves quickly and there is currently no STOP sign.

New 75M Merchandise Is In - on Sale at Student Led Conferences!

Our Super Duper 75 Morton Store is STOCKED with new merchandise! We've got new sizes on our existing styles plus some terrific NEW ADDITIONS – just in time for the Holidays: hats, flannel pajama bottoms, long sleeve tops, mugs and more!

On Sale during Student Led Conferences and again at our next PTA meeting on Dec. 12. But don't delay: we can't keep this stuff on the shelf – and you don't want to miss out on your size!

Announcements & Reminders

  • New PTA co-2nd Vice President. At our evening PTA meeting this week, we held a Special Expedited Election to fill a vacancy on our Executive Board. Our new co-2nd Vice President is 6th grade parent, Stella Chang. Welcome Stella!
  • Out-lunch for 7th graders. Starts this Mon. 11/19. Today is the last day to complete the ONLINE PERMISSION FORM. Make sure to review the policy and the MAP with your student before they head out on Monday! 
  • Student Led Conferences 11/ 27 & 28. You should have received an email from your student's Advisor inviting you to sign up for a slot. Please reply ASAP, as the school is committed to EVERYONE coming in for conferences. If you have NOT heard from your advisor, please contact
  • Java with Jacqui & Jill. On Fri. 11/30 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!
  • CEC D2 Panel on High School Admissions. The DoE will present the Mayor's Proposal for changes to Specialized High School admissions on Mon. 12/3, 6:30pm at the Clinton School. This may impact our kids' high school applications. Please RSVP HERE if you would like to attend.

Important Dates

Consider subscribing to our Google Calendar! Just CLICK HERE for our website calendar page, then click on the "Add to Google Calendar" icon at bottom right. 

  • Fri. Nov. 16, 4 - 7pm (Cafeteria): Friends-giving Pie & Cider Open House
  • Thurs. - Fri. Nov. 22 - 23: SCHOOL CLOSED, Thanksgiving
  • Tues. - Wed, Nov. 27 - 28: Student Led Conferences
    • Wed. Nov. 28 - 1/2 Day of School: Dismissal at 11:30am
  • Fri., Nov. 30, 8:45am (Cafeteria) - Java with Jacqui & Jill (Social Media/Digital Citizenship)
  • Mon., Dec. 3, 6:30pm (Clinton) - CEC D2 Panel on High School Admissions 

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