Murwood Elementary

  Wednesday , April 19, 2017
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19 Noon-9 PM, eat at Mooyah!! Up to 25% of sales go back to WCEF!
24 Governing Board Meeting - 7 PM at the District Office
24-28 4th Grade Testing
26 MAC Meeting - 4:30 PM in the MMR
27 Parent Orientation for Incoming 6th Graders - 7PM in the WCI Gym
28 2017 Spring Concert and Picnic - 6:30 PM on the baseball field

1-5 & 8 5th Grade Testing
2 Human Growth and Development Info Night - 6:30 at the District Office
9-11 & 15-16 3rd Grade Testing
Principal's Message


Parents, please note that testing starts next week for 4th grade.  Please be here on time for test start.  We will be testing all morning Monday through Friday. Click here to see our testing schedule.

On Friday, we held our second school wide Disaster Drill.  This drill, which included all students TK-5, is held twice annually.  The goal is to evacuate the building, quickly account for all children, then dispatch teams off to do their jobs.  Classroom teachers work in buddy pairs, and once students are accounted for, we send out search and rescue teams (there are 4) to check every area of the campus to make sure no one is injured, trapped, or hiding.  This also allows for visual inspection for damage, leaks, or unsafe structures.  We set up a triage first aid center, command post, and student release station.  All students are tagged with identification that lists emergency pickups.  There are nine emergency organization teams:  search and rescue, students supervision, building security, student release, first aid, support, buddy, crisis, and runners.  Each team has a specific job which cross checks with the command center to make sure all children and adults are safe and accounted for.  This includes our friends at Keyspot, too.  Today, we evacuated the building in under three minutes with relocation of all students to the fields.  Our search and rescue and staged first aid cases were completed in less than twenty minutes.  We work hard to ensure your student's safety and want you to know when we do these drills so you can be confident there is a plan in place in the event of an emergency.

Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office
Please remember to notify the office, not just your teacher, if your child will be missing school.  Our teachers get very busy in the mornings and often don't see your emails or hear your voicemails until after attendance has been turned in. 
From the PTA President
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Marcia Eiler and Margy Banfield for presenting on Guided Reading in Kindergarten at our PTA meeting last night.  It was fantastic.  The presentation brought so many new faces to our meeting and it was awesome!  We also voted in our new Executive Board and I am super excited for all of the new parents joining our board for 2017-2018 school year.  It is going to be great!
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:  Today they have their Dine Out at Mooyah and on May 10th is the Taste & Toast for Education.  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.  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
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April 20, 2017

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Spring Music Concert
Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming!!!
The week of May 1st - 5th is Teacher Appreciation Week at Murwood. During this week we show our appreciation for our excellent and dedicated teachers and staff.  Each day we will be doing something special for our teachers. We need parent volunteers to make this a special week, so if you are interested and can help, please sign up on Sign-up Genius.  If you have any questions, please email Cortny or Janet.
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 .
Annual Creek Cleanup in Downtown Walnut Creek
The creek cleanup will be Saturday, May 13th from 8:45 am to noon.    
  • It is appropriate for 4th - 12th graders.  
  • We offer 3 hours of community service credit plus a continental breakfast.
  • An experienced crew leader will guide each group of volunteers. 
  • Details on where to meet and what to wear are on the flyer.
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Students will have a chance to get out into nature and experience beautiful parts of our creek.  They will come home with a sense of accomplishment, community spirit, and a new appreciation of the natural ecosystem we live in.   

This event is sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek and the non-profit group  Friends of the Creeks.  Please call Mary Grim at (925) 939-1567 if you have questions or need more information. 

Thank you for your consideration, and thank you for commitment to the young people of our community.
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!
Be sure to head out to Mooyah tonight and join us at our April Dine Out With WCEF event.   Show this flyer when placing your order between noon to 9:00 pm tonight and up to 25% of your total will come back to WCEF. The more participation we have, the higher our percentage total will be. See you at Mooyah!

Get your walking shoes ready...
Now is the perfect time to buy your Taste & Toast to Education coupon books. This event is shaping up to be even more fabulous than last year. You definitely won't want to miss out.  Coupon books can be purchased online now for $30 each. For more information, please visit our website
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