January 24, 2019 Issue

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In this issue:

  • Java with Jacqui & Jill: Mon. 1/28, 8:45a
  • The Snow Ball: Seeking a DJ...
  • Auction Action: Donations & Copy Editing
  • Community Corner: Free Stuff for Kids
  • Updates & Reminders
  • Important Dates

Java with Jacqui & Jill this Monday, Jan. 28, 8:45a in Libraray: Get Mindful!

Join Principal Jacqui and Parent Coordinator Jill for an informal conversation with 75M yogi & guru Colin Lieu. Colin has been working with your kids in the classroom on conflict resolution, mindfulness and restorative justice. This is your chance to hear about what he's been doing, get some tricks you can use on your kids at home... and maybe even some insight for yourself;) Sure to be a peaceful and informative morning... Coffee & bagels provided!

Questions? Contact parent coordinator Jill Bennett at jill@75morton.org

The Snow Ball Student Dance: Got a DJ in the House?

The Snow Ball Dance is fast approaching and we are super excited. But we still need your help! 

We need a DJ! PLEASE let us know if you know a great – or aspiring – DJ who can make the school rock 'n roll! In a perfect world, they would be free or low cost AND bring their own audio equipment...  

Our AMAZON WISH LIST is up and ready for you to purchase items for the dance. It’s an affordable and easy way to help make the night a success. 

Sign-ups are rolling in so a BIG THANK YOU! We need just a few more bakers and clean up volunteers –  so please sign up!


Feel free to email us with any questions or suggestions. Shenae Osborn, Lydia Cohen, Christine Pardo & Laura Paris at events@75morton.org

You all are amazing! Thank you for being a part of such a fun school event.

Auction Action: Donation Items & Copy Editors Needed

Here's what we're looking for this week. Just over one month 'til our Donation Deadline!:

  1. Donations, donations, donations: Food, fashion, vacation, sports, kids, beauty and entertainment... If each family brought in ONE item we would be off to a great start! Click here for the DONATION FORM and COVER LETTER you can use to solicit donations to be auctioned online and at our Live Party on Thurs., April 4. 
  2. Copy Editing/Data Entry: Set up Auction entries on our online platform - on your own time table, from the comfort of your own home! Catalogue entries, then revise & polish them so that they are appealing & enticing. This is how we get folks to bid, bid, bid! Work from your home computer - at any time of the day or night! Sign up here:


Also, our Solicitation Team meets tomorrow, Friday Jan. 25, at 9:30am in the PTA Office. Please join us if you've got ideas about how to bring in the loot!

Questions? Contact co-chairs, Irma Gomez-Dib, Alessandra Vesi Jenkins & Kim Youngberg at auction@75morton.org

Community Corner: Tons of Opportunities for Your Kids!

Gothams Boys Soccer Tryouts for 2019 Season Start TOMORROW at Morton. Experience what Gotham FC is all about! Tryouts for Boys Soccer Travel Team – 2005 to 2007 – Fri., Jan. 25 7:30 - 9pm @ 75 Morton, or Sat., Jan. 26 3 - 4:30pm at MAT (80 Catherine St. in Chinatown). Then again on Fri., Feb. 8 7:30 - 9pm @ Morton, or Sat., Feb. 9 3 - 4:30pm at MAT. For more information and to register, email toniann.bonade@gmail.com. Vist www.gothamfc.org. Or DOWNLOAD THE FLYER.

Greenwich Village Little League Spring Registration Now Open. Take me out to the ball game! Baseball and softball season is just around the corner. Register your son or daughter now for the Greenwich Village Little League's Spring Season. All students who attend 75 Morton are eligible. Scholarships are also available. Visit www.gvllnyc.com for more info. Or DOWNLOAD THE FLYER.

Hudson Guild Theatre Co. Seeks Boys & Girls 8 - 12 Who Like to Dance! Perform in a new theatre piece celebrating Spanish music and dance. No dance training necessary - just lots of interest and enthusiasm! This community based company, serving Chelsea, is led by professional theatre artists and welcomes anyone interested in participating in a show as a performer or backstage worker, regardless of their level of experience or training. For more info, contact Jim Furlong at 212-760-9837 or jfurlong@hudsonguild.org. Or DOWNLOAD THE FLYER.

Girl Scout Parent Info + Registration Meeting Sat. Feb. 2. Picture this: a safe, no-limits place designed specifically for girls, where they’re inspired to seek out new challenges, build important skills, and take the lead. That’s Girl Scouts. Attend an orientation meeting on Sat., Feb. 2 at 1pm at City As School, 16 Clarkson St, NYC. All 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls and parents/guardians welcome! For more info, contact Neishja Ransom at nransom@girlscoutsnyc.org or Zuhira Ahmad at zuhira@cityas.org. Or DOWNLOAD THE FLYER.

Free Mini Film Workshops This Sat. 1/26 and Sun. 2/3. Take Two Film Academy offers hands-on demonstrations that aim to bring young aspiring filmmakers together with professionals in the field and are FREE to the public. Each talk will delve into a specific aspect of video production, for ages 5-16. RSVP required as space is limited. Visit Take Two Film Academy to learn more and link to Eventbrite page.

NYU Lamplighters Audtions Fri. 2/1 and Sat. 2/2 for Free Musical Theatre Program. Looking for eager, attentive students with a love of musical theatre for an 8 week mentorship at NYU, culminating in a set of performances in April. Students will, along with their NYU mentors, learn the music, staging and choreography to about 4-6 musical theatre numbers within the fast rehearsal process. Open to both actors and tech crew interested kids. For details, DOWNLOAD THE FLYER.

Updates & Reminders

  • School Photos on Feb. 12. That's right... Stomping Ground will be in the house on Tues. Feb. 12 to shoot our annual school photos. You can check out the great work Stomping Ground does HERE. Stay tuned for more details. And get stylin'!
  • Community Dinner Tonight & Every Thursday! Our weekly Thursday potlucks, grouped by Advisory, are underway! If your student has Elaine, Fish, Ginger or Yashira, then tonight is your night! You can find the complete schedule at 75morton.org/events. Questions? Contact Jill Bennett at jill@75morton.org
  • Calling all Yearbook photos. Parents, guardians, students and caregivers! We are working on a wonderful yearbook and need your photos. Please submit school related photos of sports events, field trips, club activities, bowl-a-thon, dances, ice skating trips, etc to yearbook@75morton.org

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. 

  • Mon. 1/28 at 8:45am (Library) - Java with Jacqui & Jill: Mindfulness with Colin Lieu
  • Tues. 2/5 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Lunar New Year
  • Tues. 2/12 (Gym) - School Photos
  • Wed. 2/13 at 8:45am (Library) - General PTA Meeting
  • Wed. 2/13 6 -7:30pm (Gym) - The Snow Ball Student Dance

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