April 18, 2019 Issue

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

Enjoy the Break!

Check out our website! www.75morton.org

In this issue:

  • Nominations for PTA Exec Bd & SLT members!
  • NYS Math Testing Wed. May 1 & Thurs. May 2
  • Charity Buzz Online Auction Thru Apr. 25
  • Red Bulls Game on Sat. May 4
  • Roller Skate Party June 8: Save the Date & Help Needed
  • Updates & Reminders
  • Important Dates

Please Consider Running for PTA Executive Board & SLT. We need you! 

OK. We're serious folks. Most of the current PTA Board and School Leadership Team is stepping down due to term limits. Some will run for other positions. 



We need YOU to help shape the present and future of our 75 Morton community!

Please take a few moments over this break to consider stepping up. It's fun, rewarding and not too terribly time consuming.

We are counting on YOU!

Download THIS NOMINATIONS FLYER to learn more.

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

NOTE: If you are participating in Career Day that morning, you can still be nominated for any position. Just contact us in advance at nominations@75morton.org.

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 should be emailed to the Nominating Committee, attention Mark DeLaBarre, at nominations@75morton.org.

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

NYS Math Test Wed. May 1 & Thurs. May 2

Thinking about extending that spring break? Think again! The NYS Math test will take place on Wed. May 1 & Thur. May 2 – just after school resumes. The test will begin promptly at 9am each morning and is untimed. Please remind your student(s) to bring two sharpened #2 pencils. As we've said before, the best preparation is to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and remain calm. This is just one of many assessment tools… Remind your kids to BREATHE! 

Charity Buzz Online Auction Now Thru Apr. 25!

Our Charity Buzz Auction is live! Be sure to check out at the unique items and experiences we have 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. 25.

Just a reminder, 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. We will make arrangements to get them to you after the break.

Questions? Contact auction@75morton.org

Tickets Purchased for Red Bulls Game Headed Your Way

We are excited to have so many families join us for the Red Bulls match on Sat. May 4!  If you placed an order, you will receive an email with your tickets before the match (you may have already). If you missed our deadline and are still interested in attending, please email Stella at stella_nyc@mac.com. View the FLYER HERE.

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

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.

After spring break, we'll convene a small team to make this event happen. If you are interested in being a part of it, please contact Kim Youngberg at kim@karoushi.net.

Updates & Reminders

  • 7th Grade Families Please Send In Permission Slip & Payment for May 28 Philly Trip. If you have not already done so, please complete the blue permission slip for our 7th grade trip to Philadelphia on May 28. Haven't seen the permission slip? Vacations are an excellent time to do a Total Backpack Dump! The cost of the trip is $85 per student, and scholarships are available. Please contact jill@75morton.org for more info.
  • Adult Creative Writing Spa, Mon. May 13 in Library. Join this 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. RSVP or questions to m.m.devoe@me.com
  • 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 are $18 each and go on sale after the break.
  • 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
  • Sat. 5/4, 2pm - Red Bulls Game, Red Bull Arena

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