IMPORTANT MORGAN ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMEMBERING OUR DEAR FRIEND, FORREST CROSS
The memorial service for Forrest Cross will be Sunday, December 15 at 1:00 in the Morgan gymnasium. A slide show celebrating his life will be shown beginning at 12:30. Please come and help us honor this wonderful man who was taken from us far too early in life.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
Cell phones are no longer allowed to be out at any time during the school day. They must be turned off and out of sight all day. You may continue to have them before school and after 3 o’clock. Also, you are not to wear your headphones in the hallways (they are only allowed in certain classrooms).
For all Morganites, young and not-so-young: Please remember to get crackin’ on those Letters to Santa so that you can help the Make-a-Wish Foundation grant special wishes to ill American kids. It’s so simple just to jot down your thoughts to the Jolly Man. Each letter is ONE DOLLAR closer to granting those wishes. Bring those Santa Letters from your classes to Ms. Gonzalez, Mr. Hails or Ms. Hammond. Write on!
La Chispa! members in the ‘publicity group’ for Letters to Santa are meeting today at 10:20. Again, you will receive an orange note to attend IF you are in Good Standing. Check in with your 3rd period teacher, find out what you need to do, then hurry to Ms. Gonzalez’s room. See you there! Ms. Hammond and Ms. Gonzalez.
Next week is Shiverfest! Monday is ‘Winter Wear’ day. Wear all of your warm winter clothes! Tuesday will be Pajama day. More fun day info to come!
Dec. 9th -13th is “20 Acts of Kindness” week. We ask that students commit 20 random acts of kindness before our winter break. Each documented act of kindness can benefit a child with medical needs in our community. If you’ve already picked up an “Acts of Kindness” worksheet, turn them in if they are completed. If you want to participate, see Mr. Hails in the counseling office for more information.
SIXTH GRADE actors: How about getting some training to improve your acting skills? Every Monday from 5:30-6:30, the Valley Musical Theater is offering theatrical training for you! If interested, pick up a little yellow flyer at Mrs. Pennington’s desk so that you know how to get involved. Ms. Hammond.
The Stan Bassett Youth Center across the street is hosting its first youth dance of the school year this Friday from 7 – 11 p.m! The theme is “duct tape,” so wear a piece of clothing or an accessory made out of duct tape to the dance! Pizza and soda will be for sale, and there will be tons of cool contests and prizes. Bring your friends, your dancing feet, and don’t forget to rock the duct tape!”
Did you vote for the Teacher of the Month? The winner's will be featured in the January issue of Te-Ca-Ya, so don't delay.
There is a 6/7 ASB meeting tomorrow (Thursday) during 7th period. There is an 8th Grade ASB meeting Friday during Advisory.
Hey you writers! Come join the 8th grade Morgan Writer’s Club. The meeting is tomorrow at 8:00 AM, in Room F131. Bring ideas or something to read. See you there! Mrs. Mueller.
Sports: Basketball travels to McClure Elementary today.
SAFESCHOOLS ALERT LINE
Morgan Middle School’s Tip Reporting Service
Safety is one of our top priorities; that's why we're now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:
1. PHONE: 1-855-4ALERT1 (1.855.425.3781), ext. 1053
2. TEXT: Text #1053@tip + your tip to ALERT1 (253781)
3. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. WEB: http://1053.alert1.us
COMPUTER ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Students: To make sure you're not getting yourself into trouble by visiting inappropriate websites on school computers, it's a good idea to review the Ellensburg School District Acceptable Use Policy by clicking here.
ACCESSING GRADES ON-LINE
Did you know you can access your child's grades 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Just click the "Family Access to Check Grades" link in the upper left hand corner of this page, and you can!
If you need your login information for 6/7 students, please contact Sue Foy at 925-8200 and she can get you set-up.
If you need your login information for 8th grade students, please contact Laurie Sloan at 925-8366 and she can get you set-up.
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK
Join our Morgan Facebook Page! Go to http://www.facebook.com/morganmiddle (You must be logged in to your Facebook account for this link to work).