December 7, 2018 Issue

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In this issue:

  • PTA Meeting: Wed. 12/12 at 8:45am
  • Committee Mtgs: Neighborhood Outreach 12/11; Community Builder 12/14
  • Holiday Bake Sale for Kids: Tues. 12/18
  • Auction Party Date Change: Thurs. April 4!
  • Community Dinners Schedule Announced
  • Updates & Reminders
  • Important Dates

PTA Meeting: Wed. Dec. 12 at 8:45am in the Cafeteria

Please join us for our December PTA meeting. If you've never attended before, let this be the ONE! And if you're a regular, come on back! As always, enjoy free coffee, bagels and yogurt shots...

Amazing new 75M merchandise on sale – only while supplies last!

Final chance to check lost & found before it’s all donated!

Presentation by super-rockstar ELA teacher, Donna Santman!

Report on Proposed Changes to Specialized High School Admissions!

Exciting Updates on our Fundraising Challenge!

Connect with our 75 Morton community before we head off for the holidays. (Did we mention the yogurt shots?)

Committee Meetings: Neighborhood Outreach: Tues. 12/11; Community Builders: Fri. 12/14

Neighborhood Outreach Committee: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 8:45am in the PTA Office (ground floor, adjacent to main school office).  We’ll be discussing outreach to local large businesses to begin to explore charitable gifts and partnerships. Questions? Contact Bob Osborne at

Community Builders Team: Friday, Dec. 14, 8:30am in the PTA Office. Now that we’ve stuffed ourselves with pie and cider, we are gearing up to plan our next FREE Community event! We're thinking about a Movie Night in January. Questions? Contact Stella Chang at

Come one, come all - whether or not you've attended before. We're always happy to see you!

Holiday Bake Sale for Kids: Tues. Dec. 18 at Lunch & Dismissal

75 Morton is having its first Official School Bake Sale on Tuesday, December 18. It will take place during lunch (10:50am - 12:15pm) and at dismissal (2:45 - 3:30pm). Donations of baked (or bought!) goods will be accepted in the lobby throughout the day (if your items contain nuts, please be sure to let us know). 

If you can help set up or sell, please contact Judy Young:

Auction Party Date Change: Now Thursday, Apr. 4! 

Our spectacular, 2nd Annual 75 Morton Live Auction Party will now take place on the evening of Thursday, April 4 in our very own Gymatorium. We'll have heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, a DJ and a live parent/teacher band. Our Auction Committee is hard at work and we'll be sending out more info shortly. Meanwhile, SAVE-THE-DATE for the party of the year. You will NOT want to miss it! 

Questions? Contact co-Chairs Irma Gomez-Dib, Alessandra Vesi Jenkins & Kim Youngberg at

Series of Community Dinners (by Advisory) to Start in January

We wish we could sit around the dinner table and get to know one another. But, since that would require one big table, we've organized parent potlucks by Advisory groups. (If you don't know your Advisor, just ask your student!) Please save the relevant date for dinner in our beautiful Library, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Enjoy conversation with fellow parents, advisors, Jacqui and staff!

  • Jan 10: Adrienne, Ben, Bill
  • Jan 17: Brian, Brooke, Danielle
  • Jan 24: Elaine, Fish, Ginger, Yashira
  • Jan 31: Hannah, Kate, Kayla, Theresa
  • Feb 7: Kinza, Kiran, Nancy
  • Feb 28: Olivia, Ramsey, Rina
  • March 7: Alanna, Andy, Cristine
  • March 14: Donna, Fred, Jessica, Val
  • March 28: Mary Ann, Melicca, Sarah, Nicki

A Google doc will be circulated several weeks before your potluck, so you can sign up to bring your favorite dish. Free childcare will be available in the Cafeteria (please let us know in advance).

Questions? Contact Parent Coordinator Jill Bennett at

Updates & Reminders

  • PowerPoint on Adolescents & Social Media on our Website. If you missed the wonderful 'Java with Jacqui & Jill' featuring Digital Citizenship guru, Michelle Lipkin, you can check out her PowerPoint presentation here. It's incredibly useful and informative!
  • JumpRope workshop Friday, December 21 in the LIBRARY (NOT the Cafeteria). 7th grade at 8:45am; 6th grade at 9:30am. Please send questions ahead of time to
  • Ice Skating Field Trips - Send in Your Permission Slip & Money. 6th grade on Dec. 11, 12 & 13; 7th grade on Dec. 17 & 18. Please send in signed permission + $12 if you haven't already. And contact your Advisor if you can chaperone!
  • Immunization Form Deadline Dec. 12. If you received a notice that your student's immunization record is incomplete, you have until Wed. Dec. 12 to submit updated info. Please send in to school office ASAP!
  • The Snow Ball Will be Thurs. Feb. 14. Our winter student dance will take place on the evening of Thurs. Feb. 14 from 6 - 7:30pm in the Gym. We're looking for parents to help organize - please contact if you can help.
  • Karen Mendez joins 75M as new School Aide. We are pleased to report that we have a new school aide who will assist during recess. We've also purchased a slew of hula hoops, skip-its, jump ropes (real ones;) and board games for more recess fun!

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. 

  • Tues. 12/11 at 8:45am (PTA Office) - Neighborhood Outreach committee mtg.
  • Tues. 12/11 at 8:40am (Library) - Creative Writing Spa Day
  • Wed. 12/12 at 8:45am (Cafeteria) - General PTA meeting
  • Fri. 12/14 at 8:30am (PTA Office) - Community Builders team meeting
  • Tues. 12/18 at lunchtime & dismissal - Kids' Holiday Bake Sale
  • Fri. 12/21 at 8:45am (Library) - JumpRope Workshop with Jacqui et. al.
  • Mon. 12/24 - Tues. 1/1 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Recess

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