May 10, 2019 Issue

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In this issue:

  • PTA Meeting Wed. 5/15, 8:45am - Last Chance for Nominations!
  • Thanking our Teachers in Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 7th Grade Families: High School Workshop Mon. June 3
  • Morton Mix & Mingle Year End Celebration Mon. June 10
  • Volunteer for our Groovy June 8 Roller Skate Party
  • Staten Island Yankees Game: Buy Your Tickets!
  • Field Day Bake Sale May 30: Get Bakin'...
  • Volunteer for New Family Orientation June 11
  • Updates & Reminders
  • Important Dates

PTA Meeting Wed. May 15, 8:45am in Library - Nominate Yourself or a Friend!

Please join us for our May Parent Teacher Association meeting, Wed. May 15 at 8:45am in the Library. Enjoy free coffee, bagels and yogurt shots! 

Our agenda this month includes:

  • Special Performance by the 75M Afterschool Chorus (acapella, in 3-part harmony!)
  • Nominations for 2019-20 PTA Executive Board & School Leadership Team (SLT)*
  • Presentation of proposed 2019-20 PTA Budget
  • plus updates from Jacqui on i2Learning, enrollment, hiring & much more!

* Last chance to run for office. Nominations CLOSE at this meeting. Most of the current PTA Board and School Leadership Team are stepping down due to term limits.

Download THIS NOMINATIONS FLYER to learn more.

NOTE: If you are participating in Career Day that morning, you can still be nominated for any position.

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

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

National Teacher Appreciation Week: Friday Breakfast to Say Thank You!

Did anyone catch the chalk messages on the sidewalk this Tuesday morning? "You paint our futures" and "Awesome teachers" were just a few of the scrawled messages. Our way of saying, 'Thank You... we LOVE you, SUPPORT you and are GRATEFUL to you for everything you do to EDUCATE and INSPIRE our kids!"

Our PTA has arranged for a special breakfast this morning to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. The faculty will be dining on egg & bacon burritos, English muffin sandwiches with kale & Swiss, and mini doughnuts. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day... and teachers are among the most important folks in our kids' lives.

Thank you TEACHERS! Every week is Teacher Appreciation Week. And we APPRECIATE you!

7th Grade Families: Mon. June 3 Java is High School Admissions Workshop

7th grade parents & guardians, please join our June Java with Jacqui & Jill, Katie & Ilene to discuss the High School admissions process. We got a 'lite Intro' from Katie at our February PTA meeting. This is a chance for 7th grade families to talk in greater depth about the process. By June 3, the NYC High School Directory should be published. In the meantime, you can check out the 2019 Directory HERE

Monday, June 3, 8:45 - 10am in the Library.

Coffee and goodies will be served. We hope to see you 7th grade parents & guardians there! Questions? Contact Jill at jill@75morton.org

Morton Mix & Mingle: Year End Community Cocktails at Brass Monkey, Mon. June 10, 6 - 8pm

Join 75 Morton parents/guardians, teachers and staff members for a year-end celebration at Brass Monkey (55 Little West 12 Street). Catch up with old friends and meet new friends, all while enjoying an open bar and light bites. A fun evening for adults only. Tickets are $25 each ($30 at the door.). Click HERE for flyer. We hope you can join us. If the price of the ticket is cost prohibitive, please contact Jill at jill@75morton.org.

Purchase your tickets or sponsor a teacher, click here:

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Volunteer for our Fantabulous Roller Skate Party on Sat. June 8

Sign up now to volunteer at the Roller Skate Party!  We need parents to chaperone, and work the snack and merch tables. Chaperones, get your tube socks on, you'll be skating with the kids. Old-school skates will be provided or you can bring your own roller (or inline) skates.  Sign-up below.  Tickets for your kids go on sale next week.  $10 per student gets you skates and safety equipment – plus snacks, fresh-popped popcorn and lemonade. Have fun!

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Staten Island Yankees Game: Buy Your Tickets!

Play Ball... Bring friends and family members to cheer on Jacqui as she throws out the first pitch on Opening Day! Tickets are now on sale for the Staten Island Yankees vs. Brooklyn Cyclones game on Sat. June 15 at 7pm. Tickets are $18 each and are limited – so purchase them today! Click HERE for flyer.

Purchase your tickets here:

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Field Day Bake Sale, Thurs. May 30: Get Yer' Cookies On...

Field Day participants can enjoy a special treat on Thursday, May 30 when the PTA will be holding a springtime bake sale.

Donations of baked (or bought!) goods will be accepted in the lobby throughout the day (if your items contain nuts, please be sure to let us know).  

If you can help set up or sell – especially between 11am -12pm – please contact Judy Young: nycjudy2@gmail.com

Orientation for New Families is June 11: We Need Your Help!

Remember how much fun you had at orientation last year, either as an incoming parent or as a volunteer?  Well, it’s that time of year again and we need your help!

We’re looking for volunteers for orientation for incoming 6th graders on:

Tuesday, June 11 from 8:30 – 11:30am.  

We’re also looking for volunteers to help prep materials on:

Friday, June 7 at 9am.

Please sign up here:

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Questions? Email us at: orientation@75morton.org

Updates & Reminders

  • Last Chance to Be a Star on Career Day! May 15 (7th grade) & May 16 (6th grade) from 8:40 - 10:50am. We're looking for engineers, artists, technologists, musicians, athletes, business leaders, writers, doctors, lawyers, contractors, architects & more! Please email science teacher Valerie Boos at careerday@75morton.org. Breakfast provided...
  • Field Day Seeking 7th Grade Parent/Guardian Volunteers. If you are able to help out at Pier 40 on Thurs. May 30 (6th grade from 8:40 - 10:50am.  7th grade from 12:30 - 3pm), please contact Josh Heim, gym teacher, at josh@75morton.org
  • Yearbook Still Seeking Photos – Please Tell Your Kids! The student led Yearbook squad is looking for pics of: classes and general school photos, 7th grade Bronx zoo trip, door decoration, and dances. Please submit photos to yearbook@75morton.org
  • 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
  • Revised Date for 'Julius Caesar' Presentation. Families of Yashira's 6th grade students are invited to attend their child's drama class during school in the Library from June 10 - 14 (schedule in Apr. 5 Newsletter). One change to that schedule: Families of class 613 should attend drama class on Tues. May 28 from 1:20 - 2:10pm during regular class time. You will get to see students rehearse and run through their Julius Caesar scenes!

Important Dates

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  • Mon. 5/13, 8:45am - Adult Creativity Spa, Library
  • Wed. 5/15, 8:45am - May PTA Meeting: Nominations & Budget, Library
  • Mon. 5/27 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Memorial Day
  • Tues. 5/28 - 7th Grade Field Trip to Philadelphia
  • Thurs. 5/30 - Field Day, Pier 40
  • Mon. 6/3, 8:45am - 7th Grade High School Workshop/Java, Library
  • Tues. 6/4 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Eid al-Fitr
  • Thurs. 6/6 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Anniversary Day
  • Sat. 6/8, 2 - 6pm - Roller Skate Party, Recess Yard
  • Mon. 6/10, 6 - 8pm - Morton Mix & Mingle, Brass Monkey
  • Tues. 6/11 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Middle School Clerical Day
    • 9 - 11am - New Families Orientation

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