April 5, 2019 Issue

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In this issue:

  • PTA Meeting: Wed. Apr. 10, 8:45am in Library
  • Auction Thank You's & Housekeeping...
  • 'Julius Caesar' Residency in June
  • Jess Lewis Dance Performance This Weekend
  • 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:

  • Teacher Features: Science (‘Billion Oyster Project’ & the Regents Exam); and Social Studies (Chile Kite Project)
  • 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 can mingle with friends, take care of PTA business, and SHOP!

Auction Thank You's & Housekeeping: We Rocked the House!

Wow! Now that was a night. Our Live Auction Party last night was a smashing success. The Gym was transformed into a NYC Fabulous hotspot - with amazing food, colorful cocktails, pulsing music (including our Parent Band!), good vibrations, and tons of bidding on a range of incredible items. The money is still rolling in - and we'll report out when we have final numbers. But suffice to say... we exceeded our targets by A LOT. So THANK YOU ALL!

A special thank you to our entire team of Auction volunteers, headed by Irma Gomez-Dib, Stella Chang, Alessandra Vesi Jenkins & Kim Youngberg plus event planner extraordinaire, Florrie Huppert. Thank you to Jacqui and her entire staff for supporting and embracing our Auction efforts – and to the building staff for working so closely with us to make the evening run smoothly.

A few pieces of housekeeping:

  • 'Buy Now' items still online. While our online auction closed last night for bidding, there are still a number of items that may have been overlooked or just came in. They can be purchased now... Click HERE to check out the 'Buy Now' items and keep supporting our school!
  • Item pick up. If you are a winning bidder, you can pick up your items in the school lobby on Tues. Apr. 9, from 8:30 - 9:30am or 3:00 - 5:00pm; or Wed. Apr. 19, from 8:30 - 9:30am.
  • Charity Buzz Auction Coming. Stay tuned for details on our 'Charity Buzz' online Auction. This is a special opportunity for unique, generally high-end items and experiences that will go live for bidding next week.

And really. Thank you to this amazing community. 75 Morton rocks!

Questions? Contact auction@75morton.org

6th Grade 'Julius Caesar' Residency in June

6th grade students will be doing a process-based showcase of the work they've done with Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar.' The ELA Department is celebrating their work by inviting parents to attend their child's drama class during the school day in the Library on June 10 - 14. Times and days are as follows:

Monday, June 10th

  • Class 632: 11:40am - 12:30pm 

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Class 613: 1:20pm - 2:10pm

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Class 620: 11:40am - 12:30pm
  • Class 623: 12:30pm - 1:20 pm 
  • Class 610: 1:20pm - 2:10pm

Thursday, June 13th 

  • Class 630: 10:00am - 10:50am
  • Class 622: 12:30pm - 1:20pm
  • Class 631: 1:20pm - 2:10pm 
  • Class 612: 2:10pm - 3:00pm 

Friday, June 14th 

  • Class 621: 10:00am - 10:50am 
  • Class 611: 12:30pm - 1:20pm 

Mark your calendars! (We're giving you plenty of advance notice;)

Questions? Contact Yashira at yashira@75morton.org

Dance & Health Teacher Jessica Lewis Performance This Weekend

Dance and health teacher Jessica Lewis has a nonprofit dance company, Jessica Lewis Arts, which is having a big show this weekend. Jess would love to see students, families, teachers and staff there!

She's even arranged a special discount for 75 Morton friends and family.

Tickets are available here (use discount code: 75Morton)

Performances are:

  • Friday, April 5, 8PM
  • Saturday, April 6, 3PM
  • Saturday, April 6, 8PM

The Mark O'Donnell Theater / The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The program includes:

Jessica Lewis Arts' "Home Cooking" (Directed and co-choreographed by Jessica Lewis, with the dancers)


Kalamandir Dance Company's "urbanJATRA 2.0" (Directed/Choreographed by Brinda Guha

Go Jess!

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 20 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.


Updates & Reminders

  • Final Community Dinner Rescheduled for Tues. Apr. 9! The last Community Dinner of the year - for families with Advisors MaryAnn, Melicca, Sarah and Nicki - has been rescheduled for Tues. Apr. 9 at 6:30pm. Families should have received an email from Jacqui with details. We hope to see you all there!
  • 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 later this month.
  • 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. 

  • Wed., 4/10 at 8:45am (Library) - April PTA Meeting
  • Fri. 4/19 - Fri. 4/26 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Spring Recess
  • Wed. 5/1 & Thurs. 5/2 - NYS Math Test

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