June 7, 2019 Issue

School Closed Tues. June 11

In this issue:

  • Final PTA Meeting & Elections Wed. June 12, 8:45am
  • 'Into the Woods' Afterschool Musical Thurs & Fri June 13 & 14
  • Roller Skate Party TOMORROW! Sat. June 8
  • MADE X MORTON Student Art Show Now Tues. June 11
  • Volunteer for New Family Orientation June 11
  • Yearbooks Are Coming. Order Yours Now!
  • Mix & Mingle Mon. June 17, 6 - 8pm at Brass Monkey
  • SoulCycle Ride for Morton, Thurs. June 20 
  • Congrats to our GSA for Outstanding Fundraising!
  • Updates & Reminders
  • Important Dates

Final PTA Meeting Wed. June 12, 8:45am – Elections & Budget Vote

Please join us for the final Parent Teacher Association meeting of this school year. Wed. June 12, 8:45am in the Library. Whether you’re a veteran or a newcomer, this is your last chance! Come enjoy free coffee, bagels and yogurt shots!  

Our agenda this month includes:

  • Election of our 2019-20 PTA Executive Board & School Leadership Team (SLT)*
  • Vote on proposed 2019-20 PTA Budget
  • plus updates from Jacqui on hiring and enrollment and what to expect next year!

*Please note that the election of our SLT members is contested, as we have 7 candidates for 3 available positions. The candidates are:

  • David Alee
  • Heather Campbell 
  • Lawrence Chachere
  • Jake Daehler
  • Glen Friedman
  • Elizabeth Smith 
  • Howard Weller

We are making available these CANDIDATES' STATEMENTS to aid in your deliberations. 

Please attend the meeting on June 12 to VOTE!

'INTO THE WOODS' Afterschool Musical Thurs. & Fri. June 13 & 14 in the Gym

The Annual Spring Musical, 'INTO THE WOODS,' presented by students in the afterschool program, is next Thurs. June 13 at 4:30pm and Fri. June 14 at 5:30pm in the Gym. Tickets are FREE! 75M students will be singing their hearts out in this Stephen Sondheim masterpiece. A mashup of Grimms' fairy tales, set to music. 

Cast list below (in alphabetical order). Come out and show your support!:

  • Eden Alson - The Baker
  • Leila Castronovo - The Witch
  • Sophie Chaplin - Ensemble
  • Alex Cuozzo - The Wolf
  • Zina DeVoe - Cinderella
  • Ayala Dinour - The Wicked Stepmother
  • Phoebe Evans - Cinderella’s Prince
  • Jackie Gachot - Jack
  • Sage Gerloff - Little Red Riding Hood
  • Liam Gray - Steward/ Cinderella’s Father
  • Beatrice Huppert - Lucinda
  • Olivia Kobrosky - Rapunzel/ Cinderella’s Mother
  • Carmen Lacosta-Kolsrud - The Baker’s Wife                           
  • Henry Max - The Mysterious Man
  • Mia McNulty - Little Red’s Grandmother                 
  • Sabrina Noto - Jack’s Mother
  • Violet Paris-Hillmer - The Narrator
  • Parker Poma - Ensemble
  • Lawrence Schwartzman - Ensemble
  • Violet Sheffer-Stevens - Rapunzel’s Prince
  • Florence Thornley - Milky White                                 
  • Trinity White - Florinda

Roller Skate Party is TOMORROW! Saturday, June 8 – Come One, Come All!

Our first ever fantabulous 75M Roller Skate Party is TOMORROW! $10 gets you skates and safety equipment – plus snacks, fresh-popped popcorn and lemonade. You must either purchase a ticket in advance for your student, or arrive with them to purchase a ticket and sign a waiver onsite. (If ticket price is an issue, your student may still attend, provided you show up and sign the waiver or email Jill@75morton.org to get tickets ahead of time.) Buy tickets here:

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Also... it's not too late to volunteer!  We still need parents to check in, chaperone, and work the snack table. 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.  Volunteer here:

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MADE X MORTON Student Art Show Now Tues. June 11, 6 - 9pm

Please note that MADE X MORTON, the Student Art Show is now Tuesday, June 11 from 6 - 9pm at the Spanish Benevolent Society, 239 West 14th Street, 2nd Fl.

Please join us for this celebration of artwork by 75 Morton students! Light bites provided by La Nacional, the incredible Spanish restaurant downstairs + cash bar. All students must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is FREE!

This first-ever exhibit of the work of Morton students will feature stunning artworks from many of our 6th and 7th graders (list of artists, in formation, HERE).

RSVP to tania@vargasrepresents.com

Orientation for New Families is Tuesday, June 11. Please Volunteer!

On Tuesday, June 11, we are welcoming 300+ new rising 6th grade families to our community!

Please help us roll out the Welcome Wagon by volunteering for Orientation on:  

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

Please sign up here:

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

Yearbooks Available for Pre-Order: Buy Yours Today!

Yearbooks will be available on or around June 20. This has been a student-led project – and they look AMAZING! The cost is $20 per book. Please purchase here - and consider buying multiple books to underwrite the cost for other students.

In our annual PTA budget, we project that we will earn back as much as we spend on yearbooks. In the spirit of equity and inclusion for all, yearbooks will be distributed to all students. We urge you to purchase your yearbook now - and consider sponsoring other students.

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You may also download THIS FORM and send in to your student’s advisor along with cash or check for $20 (payable to MS 297 PTA).

Year End Mix & Mingle Cocktail Party Mon. June 17, 6 - 8pm

Celebrate the end of the school year! Join 75 Morton parents/guardians, teachers and staff members at Brass Monkey (55 Little West 12 Street) for an adult-only evening of drinks, light bites and good company. Tickets are $25 each ($30 at the door.). Click HERE for flyer. Please join us for this community event. If the price of the ticket is cost prohibitive, contact Jill at jill@75morton.org.

Purchase your tickets or sponsor a teacher, click here:

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SoulCycle Charity Ride Thurs. June 20 – Now on Eventbrite!

Bring your A-game to the 2nd annual 75 Morton SoulCycle Charity Ride led by master instructor (and Morton mom) Amanda Max!! 

Join us on Thursday evening, June 20 at the SoulCycle West Village studio (just one block from our school) for a ride at 6pm with your fellow 75 Morton families, teachers and staff to support our kids' education. Kids are welcome as long as you plan to ride with them (must be age 12 and 4'11" tall).

Use our new EVENTBRITE LINK to buy your bikes before they sell out!

Share the link with friends and family so you can ride together. Can't attend but still want to support our school? Sponsor a teacher or make a donation! 

Please plan to arrive a bit early at the studio (126 Leroy St., corner of Greenwich St.) to check in and get set up (between 5:30-5:45pm). Shoes and water will be provided. The ride starts at 6:00pm and lasts 45 minutes. Refreshments will be served afterwards. 

Hope to see you on a bike on June 20! 

Congrats to our GSA for Raising Funds for the Ali Forney Center!

Incredible! In just two weeks, students in our GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance) raised $1,115.50 to donate to The Ali Forney Center, a NYC-based nonprofit whose mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. 

Congratulations to the two advisories that raised the most money – Theresa's ($366); and Yashira's ($173). They each celebrated with a party of donuts or pizza...

Special thanks to ALL who participated in donating to help support the Ali Forney Center and LGBTQ youth.

Updates & Reminders

  • Ticket Update for Staten Island Yankees Game. Tickets for the Staten Island Yankees vs. Brooklyn Cyclones game on Sat. June 15 are in! You should have received an email letting you know that tickets will be distributed to your student's advisor.
  • Yashira's 'Julius Caesar' Showcase Dates. Families are invited to attend these process-based showcases for each class:
    • Monday, June 10th
      • Class 632 11:40 am-12:30 pm 
    • Wednesday, June 12th
      • Class 620 11:40 am-12:30 pm
      • Class 623 12:30 pm-1:20 pm 
      • Class 610 1:20 pm-2:10 pm
    • Thursday, June 13th 
      • Class 630 10:00 am-10:50 am
      • Class 622 12:30 pm-1:20 pm
      • Class 631 1:20 pm-2:10 pm 
      • Class 612 2:10 pm-3:00 pm 
    • Friday, June 14th 
      • Class 621 10:00 am-10:50 am 
      • Class 611 12:30 pm-1:20 pm 

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. 

  • Sat. 6/8, 2 - 6pm - Roller Skate Party, Recess Yard
  • Tues. 6/11 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Middle School Clerical Day
    • 9 - 11am - New Families Orientation
    • 6 - 8pm - Student Art Show, Spanish Benevolent Society [NEW DATE!]
  • Wed. 6/12, 8:45am - PTA Meeting, Library - Elections and Vote on 2019-20 Budget
  • Thurs. & Fri., 6/13 & 14 - 'Into the Woods' Afterschool Musical, Gym
  • Sat. 6/15, 7pm - Staten Island Yankees Game
  • Mon. 6/17, 6 - 8pm - Morton Mix & Mingle, Brass Monkey
  • Thurs. 6/20, 6pm - SoulCycle Benefit Ride, West Village Studio
  • Wed. 6/26 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - 11:30am Dismissal

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