Murwood Elementary
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  Wednesday , April 12, 2017
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Calendar

April

18 PTA Meeting and Annual Election - 7 PM in the Library
24 Governing Board Meeting - 7 PM at the District Office
26 MAC Meeting - 4:30 PM in the MMR
28 2017 Spring Concert and Picnic - 6:30 PM on the baseball field
Principal's Message

Parents,

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope you all enjoyed rest and relaxation with family and friends.  Now that we are back in school and state testing is approaching, we hope you will recommit to having your child in school, on time every day.  We have a lot of work to do this trimester and no amount of substitute work can replace direct instruction and collaboration among peers.  Please save those trips and appointments for summer break so that your child receives all the important instruction our teachers have planned.  Thank you.

Also, next Tuesday's PTA meeting will include a presentation from our Kindergarten Team on Guided Reading and we will have babysitting available.

Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office
 
Welcome back - we hope you all enjoyed some fun over the Spring Break!  

A few reminders to help keep our little ones safe as we get back into the swing of things:
  • Please refrain from cell phone use, or any driving distractions, while maneuvering the school parking lot
  • Please adhere to California state law on child car restraints and seatbelts
  • Please be respectful of our Vanderslice neighbors by not blocking adjacent driveways and streets during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up
From the PTA President
 
Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope you all had a safe and restful week off.  Our next PTA meeting is on Tuesday, April 18th at 7:00pm in our Library. This is a meeting you will not want to miss as we ware voting on the slate of officers for next year, and we will also receive an update on how much we raised for our school at the auction.  So get the date on your calendar!!
 
April is a busy month for WCEF as well.  They are working hard to fundraise for our district, so that they can support so many of our programs and plan for next year.  There are a few opportunities this month, Mooyah on April 19th from noon to 9pm, Taste & Toast for Education is scheduled for May 10th as well.  I encourage you all to get out there and support WCEF.
 
Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Danielle Scheg
PTA President
Blanket Drive!
 
Girl Scout Troop 33189 and Student Council is  collecting gently used and new blankets and towels to donate to the Contra Costa County Animal Shelter and the Central County Interim Housing Shelter.   On April 17th-21st, bring blankets* before and after school to the labeled bin near the office .

  *Please no comforters, crocheted items, or electric blankets. 

Questions or to make a cash donation, please email troop parent   karen.abbott@sbcglobal.net
PTA Executive Board 2017-2018
 
We are actively looking to fill our Treasurer position for next year. If you or someone you know is great with numbers, please reach out to Dana Neitz at  neitzhouse@gmail.com  or cell: 925-787-3454.  

We will hold our annual meeting and election of officers on April 18 at 7pm in the Murwood Library.   This PTA meeting will also include a presentation from our Kindergarten Team and babysitting is available.
 
Please join us!   
Human Growth and Development Education Info Night
  Information Session for 5th Grade Parents
 
An information session will be held for parents of 5th grade students on May 2, 2017, at 6:30 P.M. in the District Office Conference Room to view materials used in the Human Growth and Development Education Program and to answer any questions parents may have. The district office is located at 960 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek.  This program will be presented to our 5th grade students in late May .
Spring Music Concert
 
Yearbook Photos

UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK!
UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
Click 'Upload Photos' and Create an Account.
Find your school.
Enter your information.
Click 'Upload Photos'
Select the photo(s) you want to upload from your computer or mobile device. Enter details about the photo(s):
  • Who's in the photo(s)
  • Category/folder into which the photo(s) should be placed
  • Date(s) taken
NEEDED IMAGES
  • In Class Candid 
  • Field Trips 
  • Science Fair
  • Loma Mar
  • Las Lomas Authors 
  • Walk Through California
  • One Book
  • Library
  • Community Support 
DEADLINE
April 20, 2017

QUESTIONS
Contact Valerie Gryfakis at  vgryfakis@gmail.com  or 415-310-1370.
Keyspot Summer Camp
 
Camp begins June 12 and ends August 18. 

Camp Keyspot enrollees will spend their summer immersed in opportunities for cooperative learning with old friends and new. Weekly field trips, along with two swim days, are going to keep even the most active campers engaged and content.

Get ready for some serious fun on a bun!
April's Dine Out With WCEF partner, Mooyah, is hosting us next Wednesday, April 19 from noon to 9pm. The more diners we bring, the greater percentage back to us. Up to 25% of your order. So, tell all your friends to skip the kitchen and eat at Mooyah .
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Get your walking shoes ready...
Join us to Taste & Toast to Education! Enjoy a downtown evening stroll with family and friends and sample, sip, savor, and shop in support of our schools, Wednesday, May 10. A family-friendly event benefiting the Walnut Creek Education Foundation, coupon books contain a variety of food, drink, and dessert coupons. The booklet contains coupons that can be exchanged for one small sample at each restaurant as well as valuable merchant discounts. Coupon books can be purchased online now for $30 each. For more information, please visit our website
Community eFlyers and Events

These links are all Walnut Creek School District approved flyers that are electronic. Please use the links below to view the newest flyers or click on  Community Flyers  to view all electronic flyers on the Walnut Creek School District website.  
  • Cub Scout Movie Night
  • Boys Volleyball Camp
  • Young Writers Camp
    • What: A summer camp for kids who LOVE to write
      When: June 19-July 7
      Time: 9 am-noon daily
      Where: Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek
      Who: Incoming 3rd through 9th graders 
      Why: Because writers never stop writing!
      Cost: $600 (scholarships available)
      Note: After-camp care available at Adventure Day Camp on the same site (for a prorated tuition).   
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