March 29, 2019 Issue

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In this issue:

  • PTA Meeting: Wed. Apr. 10, 8:45am in Library
  • Auction Action: Online Bidding LIVE, Party on Thursday!
  • NYS ELA Test Tues & Wed Apr. 2 & 3
  • Garden Club: Spring Update & Call for Volunteers
  • Congrats to our 75M Cheerleaders!
  • May 4 Red Bulls Tickets Selling Fast...
  • Updates & Reminders
  • Important Dates
PTA Meeting Wed. Apr. 10, 8:45am in the Library...

Please join us for our April Parent Teacher Association meeting on Wed., April 10 at 8:45am in the 4th Fl. Library. Come enjoy free coffee, bagels and yogurt shots! 

Our agenda this month includes:

  • Science Teacher Feature!: Olivia (6th) & Val (7th) talk ‘Billion Oyster Project’ & the Regents Exam
  • Discussion of Nominations for 2019-20 PTA Executive Board & SLT
  • plus updates from Jacqui on Hiring, Enrollment, NYS Tests & much, much more!

We'll have our entire line of new Spring merchandise available for purchase – get 'em while supplies last! You do not want to miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, take care of PTA business, and SHOP!

Auction Action: Bid LIVE Now! Party on Thursday - Buy Your Tickets!

The 75 Morton Online Auction is Now LIVE! Click HERE to start bidding and don’t forget to BUY YOUR TICKETS to THE AUCTION PARTY on Thurs., April 4!

Check out the wonderful items donated by the 75 Morton community of families, friends, local businesses – and the experiences donated by our very own 75 Morton teachers and staff! The online auction will close on April 4 at 8:30 pm. Remember all proceeds from the Auction go towards things that directly benefit our kids, like school supplies, teacher development, field trips and more – so please forward the link to family and friends!

Join us at our Live Auction Party on the evening of Thur. Apr. 4 from 6:30pm-10:30pm in the gymnatorium! There will be delicious food and drinks, a live auction, and fabulous music performed by a band of parents and teachers! You won’t want to miss the Live Auction and the Art Wall featuring the work of the many talented artists in our community. Purchase your tickets today! $75 in advance; $100 at the door. 

It takes a village! We have the venue, food and beverages, auction items, and music – and now we need your muscle! Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, check-in/out, Auction tables, and breakdown. And don’t worry, volunteers will have plenty of time to eat, drink, mingle and bid – it is a PARTY after all!

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Looking for other ways to thank a teacher? Consider purchasing a Sponsor a Teacher Ticket for $75. As a thank you, all teachers are invited as our guests to the Auction Party. 

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

NYS ELA Test is Tues. Apr. 2 & Wed. Apr. 3

Fun, fun, fun! Next week is NYS ELA testing. [The NYS Math test will take place on May 1 & 2.] The ELA test will begin on Tues. & Wed. mornings promptly at 9am. The test is untimed. Please remind your student(s) to bring two sharpened #2 pencils. The best preparation is to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast breakfast, and remain calm. This is just one of many assessment tools… Remind them to BREATHE! 

Spring Update from our Garden Club! We Need Volunteers...

Our 75 Morton tree beds and rooftop planters are finally seeing some warmer weather and sunlight! You’ll see beautiful tree-care signs – made by the Garden Club students – in front of the school. Take a closer look and you’ll catch a glimpse of the daffodils they planted in the fall starting to peek out. On the rooftop, garlic is sprouting too! Over the colder months, the students have been testing the soil, and nurturing seedlings in both soil-based and hydroponic environments. They are excited to begin spring planting! Going in the ‘ground' are lettuce, peas, radishes, tomatoes, many herbs, flower seeds and much more. Special thanks to teachers Amy and Olivia!

We are seeking parent volunteers on Tuesday, April 9 at 8:45am to help install the new Wally Gro system. Please contact garden@75morton.org if you can join us on Tuesday so we can coordinate roof access. Happy Spring! 

Congrats to our Morton Cheerleading Squad: NYC Champions!

On Friday, March 15, our very own 75 Morton Cheerleaders rocked the house taking home 1st place in the Manhattan Youth Cheer Competition. Eleven middle schools competed in the event, proudly hosted at 75 Morton. The competing teams received a warm and supportive welcome from our 75 Morton cheer squad. Congrats to Val, the Manhattan Youth team, and all of the cheerleaders on a job well done! We are proud of you!

Soccer Fans: Tickets Going Fast for May 4 Red Bulls Game!

Tickets are selling fast for our Sat. May 4 family outing to Red Bull Arena – fewer than 25 remain, so act now! Join 75M friends & family to cheer the New York Red Bulls vs Los Angeles Galaxy game, Sat. May 4 at 2pm. Tickets are $40 each – only while supplies last! View the FLYER HERE.

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Updates & Reminders

  • The Mar. 28 Community Dinner, Cancelled Yesterday, Will be Rescheduled! The final Community Dinner of the year - for families with Advisors MaryAnn, Melicca, Sarah and Nicki - will be rescheduled ASAP. Look for details from Jacqui & Jill. We will not let those covered dishes go to waste! 
  • Please complete your NYC School Survey! Green envelopes went home with your student last week. You can complete the survey online (using the access code, found on the paper form) or on paper, which can be mailed in or returned to your student's advisor. It's super important that our response rate is close to 100%! The deadline is Wed. April 3.
  • Meet the NYC Specialized High School principals on April 1. A presentation for 6th & 7th grade parents & guardians. Mon., April 1, 6:30 - 8:00pm at Brooklyn Tech HS Auditorium (29 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn). Sign up by clicking on this SIGNUP GENIUS LINK.
  • Volunteer for Career Day May 15 (7th grade) & May 16 (6th grade) from 8:40 - 10:50am. Calling all parents & guardians – engineers, artists, technologists, musicians, athletes, business leaders, writers, doctors, lawyers, contractors, architects & more! If you can be a guest speaker, or know someone who might, contact science teacher Valerie Boos at careerday@75morton.org.
  • Staten Island Yankees Game Sat. Jun. 15 at 7pm - Save the Date! Join your 75M friends & family for Opening Day. Guess who's throwing out the first pitch?... Tickets on sale in April.
  • Calling all Yearbook photos. Parents, guardians, students and caregivers! We need your photos for our Yearbook. 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. 

  • Tues. & Wed. 4/2 & 3 - NYS ELA Test (Math test on May 1 & 2)
  • Thurs. 4/4 at 6:30pm (Gym) - 2nd Annual 75M Live Auction Party!
  • Wed., 4/10 at 8:45am (Library) - April PTA Meeting

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