Spring Fun!

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March 18, 2019

Dear Families,

I have Wednesday, March 20, at 5:58 p.m. marked on my calendar. The first day of SPRING. I cannot wait to smell and feel Spring air. I love watching the students shed their jackets and start asking about recess when they enter the building. Their eagerness to be outside, to move around in warmth and to release the energy of winter is REAL.

I wish they had larger spaces to run, and more time to do so. The NYS Tests arrive just as Spring Fever sets in. It makes me sad that the pressures of our educational system make it impossible to play more - and to stress less.

But as the Spring weather lifts all of us up a bit in our step, can we please make sure our children are having fun? NYC has so many green spaces, free activities, and places to go. Please explore the city for part of the weekend with your children - introduce them to new neighborhoods, new boroughs, new sights, and sounds, and smells. They need to grow outside of school in this beautiful (almost here) weather.

I am committing to exploring two new NYC places a month starting in April - it is so important to take advantage of Spring!

With Respect,

Jacqui

info@75morton.org

 

P.S. Today is the deadline for ordering school photos! If you order by today, you will receive free shipping to school. Just click HERE and enter the unique code on the proof you received.

Auction Fever...

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Dear Families,

First off, I hope to see many of you at our EVENING PTA meeting tomorrow (Wed. March 13) at 6:15pm in the Library. We’ll hear from teacher Jess Lewis about our new Health Ed curriculum - and much more. Yummy snacks for the grown ups (and pizza for any kids who need to be there.) If you cannot make morning meetings, this is your chance!

Our second annual 75 Morton Auction is fast approaching! I know you have your calendars marked for Thursday, April 4, but do you also have your item donations ready to send to the Auction Committee?

Please fan out and collect DONATIONS! Be creative - or be predictable - all items will get a bid and raise money for our school. If you need ideas, just click on THIS LINK.

The Auction is an important community and fundraising event. We really do count on the PTA (i.e. the families of 75 Morton) to support:

  • Classroom Libraries

  • Field Trips

  • Student Supplies

  • Art and Music Supplies

  • Professional Development

  • Teacher Start-up Fund

  • School Dances and Events

Last year’s Auction was so much fun - and we know this year will be even bigger and more exciting! How often do we get all of our families together? This night has the potential for building new friendships, raising money, and supporting our school. I look forward to seeing you in our beautiful gymatorium. BTW - if you do feel the floor bouncing a teeny bit - no worries - it has springs beneath it!

With Respect,

Jacqui

info@75morton.org