Thunderbolt Thinking!

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September 16, 2019

Dear Families,

There is a THUNDERBOLT THINKING sign in every classroom at 75 Morton. It reads:

I am on time to class.

I attempt all tasks and ask for help when I need it.

I participate in the lesson.

I am engaged in the lesson.

At 75 Morton we use these seemingly simple goals to set classroom and school culture. Every family has its traditions. As we build traditions for the 75 Morton family, we are repeating successful events and celebrations. We are heading into our third year with a small but growing list of ways to celebrate our students, families, and staff. 

The Thunderbolt Thinking list is one way we do this. We use a common language and clear expectations to support our students in becoming responsible learners and members of our community. Our work is to set up classroom environments that build this community. We are always working on a culture of sharing ideas, solutions, answers, and questions. That is 75 Morton. 

Although it is early in the year, we are beginning our tours for prospective middle school families. It is amazing that after the first full week of school we are ready to go public! We are ready to show off our instruction, our engaged students, and our beautiful school. 

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the PTA meeting on Tuesday and at Curriculum Night on Thursday. We hope both meetings give you more insight into 75 Morton and the year ahead. The details are listed below.

PTA Meeting - Tuesday, September 17th, 8:45 am | Cafeteria

Curriculum Night - Thursday, September 19th | Cafeteria

5:00- 5:40pm     8th grade

5:30-6:10pm      7th grade

6:00-6:40pm      6th grade

6:45-7:00pm      Mastery Grading for 6th grade Families - Danielle

Please note that the Curriculum Night is for parents/guardians only and arrival times for each grade are staggered. You will go to the cafeteria and meet the Core Teachers, Specialists and Guidance Team. You will also spend time with your child’s Advisor and have time for some Q & A.

Please take note that there are changes to out-lunch. 

8th grade out-lunch will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/17 for students whose families have already given permission by signing off on the google form. ID cards will be distributed to 8th grade students on Tuesday morning.

7th grade out-lunch will begin on Tuesday, 9/24 for students whose families have already given permission by signing off on the google form. ID cards will be distributed to 7th grade students the morning of 9/24.

If you completed the permission form sent on 9/7 in an email from Jill (with the 9/11 deadline), your child is all set. For those who didn't, you will be notified when the link to the permission form is live again for the next round of permission.

As a reminder, your student must have their ID card and swipe in and out of the building for out-lunch. 

6th grade out-lunch - details are forthcoming.

With Respect,


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Upcoming Events:

PTA Meeting | Tuesday, September 17, 8:45am in the Cafeteria - Hear the latest from the Administration, the PTA, and the school committees. 

Curriculum Night | Thursday, September 19, 5pm - 7pm - Meet your child’s teachers and learn about this year’s curriculum. More details to come.

Garden Committee Meeting, September 19, 8:50am - Meet in the cafeteria to be a part of the team to keep our rooftop garden blooming.

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