April 12, 2019 Issue

School Closed Friday Apr. 19 - Friday Apr. 26 - Spring Recess

Check the Lost & Found! Remaining Items to be Donated

Check out our website! www.75morton.org

In this issue:

  • Nominations for PTA Exec Bd & SLT members!
  • Auction: There's Still More to Bid On...
  • GSA Collecting for Homeless LGBTQ Youth
  • Last Call for Red Bulls Tickets
  • Final Adult Creativity Spa May 13
  • Save the Date: Roller Skate Party June 8!
  • Updates & Reminders
  • Important Dates

Nominate Yourself & Your Friends to the PTA Exec Bd & SLT! 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE 2019-20 PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD & SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM.

Did you serve on your kid's elementary school PTA? Try middle school... it's even more fun! 

Or maybe you've always secretly wanted to serve but never had the gumption? Well, now's your chance!

Download THIS NOMINATIONS FLYER to learn more.

Nominations close at our next PTA meeting, on Wednesday May 15, at 8:45am.

Voting will take place at our June meeting, on Wednesday June 12.

We're looking for the following Executive Board positions:

  • President
  • First Vice President
  • Second Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Members-at-Large (6, including 1 reserved for incoming family in Fall 2019)

NOTE: The above positions, excluding Member-at-Large, may be co-chaired.

 

And the following School Leadership Team positions:

  • Members-at-Large (6, including 1 reserved for incoming family in Fall 2019)

Nominations and questions about the positions should be emailed to the Nominating Committee, attention Mark DeLaBarre, at nominations@75morton.org.

Just Do It! You won't be sorry...

Auction Action: Thank You! There's Still More to Bid On...

A heartfelt thanks to the entire 75 Morton community for making our 2nd Annual Auction such a success. Whether you solicited, donated, volunteered, sponsored, attended or bid, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

  • Charity Buzz Auction is live! We have a select group of unique items and experiences available on Charity Buzz! Help spread the word on social media and send the LINK to family and friends who might be interested in bidding! Charity Buzz will close on Thursday, Apr. 18.
  • 'Buy Now' items online 'til Sun. Apr. 14, 7pm. There are just a few fabulous items that came in after the Auction that can be purchased. Click HERE to check out the 'Buy Now' items and keep supporting our school! You can make a monetary donation too...
  • Item pick up. If you are a winning bidder and didn’t get a chance to pick up your items this week, please email us at auction@75morton.org, and we will make arrangements to get them to you.

Questions? Contact auction@75morton.org

GSA Collecting Supplies for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Our students' Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is getting ready to hold a month-long drive to benefit the Ali Forney Center. We are asking the 75 Morton community to donate items for LGBTQ teens and young adults who are homeless and in need of basic supplies. 

Ali Forney has supplied an Amazon wishlist (LINK HERE) and has asked for the following:

  • travel sized toiletries
  • art supplies
  • candy
  • new (unopened) packages of undershirts, underwear and sweatpants for youth ages 16-24

In the coming days, we will put large collection boxes in the lobby area. Please donate!

Questions? Contact Nicki Miller (nicki@75morton.org) or Ramsey Merritt (ramsey@75morton.org)

Soccer Fans: Last Call for Tickets for May 4 Red Bulls Game

Join 75M friends & family to cheer the New York Red Bulls vs. Los Angeles Galaxy game, Sat. May 4 at 2pm. We have just a few tickets remaining. The deadline to purchase tickets is this Sun. Apr. 14. Tickets are $40 each – only while supplies last! View the FLYER HERE.

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Final Adult Creativity Spa of the Year May 13

The last Creative Writing Spa of the year is on Monday May 13 at 8:45am in the Library. As a reminder, this is an hour of fun creative writing challenges to jazz up your day and get you away from your cares and worries. For adults with kids at 75 Morton. No experience necessary — or tell us about your current writing project!  Everyone is invited. Bring a pen and something to write on!

RSVP or questions to m.m.devoe@me.com 

Save the Date! Kids Roller Skate Party Sat. June 8, 2 - 6pm

SAVE THE DATE!  Our spring community-building event for the kids is a Roller Skate Party in the recess yard on Saturday June 8 from 2-6pm (rain date June 9).  We'll have old-school skates available in a variety of sizes, along with wrist guards – or you can bring your own (inline skates welcome). A DJ will be spinning and maybe we'll even have a limbo stick!  Cost is $10 per kid. Signups will go out in May.

Updates & Reminders

  • Lost & Found Items Will Be Donated During Spring Break! Please double check the Lost & Found (located in the small vestibule between the Lobby & Recess Yard) for items your kids may have left behind. There are coats, shoes, water bottles, planners & much more. All will be donated to a local charity during Spring break. This is your last chance!
  • CEC D2 Screening Committee Meeting April 17. Come join a discussion of the District 2 High School admissions errors and related concerns regarding the High School matching process. ´╗┐CEC D2 has invited several DOE officials to the meeting. Confirmed attendees will be listed on the CEC D2 website. Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm Location: TBD. 
  • 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. 

  • Fri. 4/19 - Fri. 4/26 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Spring Recess
  • Wed. 5/1 & Thurs. 5/2 - NYS Math Test

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