Murwood Elementary
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  Wednesday , April 26, 2017
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Calendar

April

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
May

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
23 Open House - 6:30-7:45 PM
Principal's Message

Parents,

There is so much excitement going on at school right now and we could use your help in keeping things calm and safe here at Murwood.  First, on time arrival and postponement of trips and appointments until after school concludes helps keep everyone current, especially during testing.  Fourth grade is halfway done and fifth grade is up next. We also ask that you ask your child to tell you the safety rules on the playground to make sure they are focusing in on safe play.  It is our goal to finish the year without injury, but we need everyone's help to make that happen.
 
Please join us Friday Night for our Spring Sing.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the evening of entertainment with our students under the direction of Mr. Ron Jones. Concert starts at 6:30. You may come earlier to picnic and visit.
 
Finally, there is still time to check out library books.  I highly recommend the new biography Some Writer, the Story of E.B. White, by Melissa Sweet.  This engaging graphic novel is full of interesting facts about the author of Charlotte's Web, how that story, and his other titles Stuart Little and Trumpet of the Swan, came to be.  We are so very fortunate to have Mrs. Durflinger who is always on the lookout for great books for us.  What I love most is when the new boxes come in and I get to grab a few to read and recommend to the kids.  If you love biographies and are an aspiring writer, this book is for you!

Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office
 
REMINDER:  Orientation for Parents of Incoming 6th Graders (2017-18) will be held tomorrow in the gym at WCI - Thursday, 27th April, at 7 PM.

From the PTA President
 
This Friday is our Annual Spring Sing and Picnic!  This is such an awesome event that is managed by our very own music teacher, Mr. Jones.  This is a great opportunity to come out on an evening in the Spring to enjoy a picnic dinner and the sweet sounds of our children!  I hope to see you all there!

You still have time to purchase your Taste & Toast to Education sponsored by WCEF.  This is a fun way to support WCEF, who provides so many wonderful programs for our children.  Taste & Toast is on Wednesday, May 10th.  You can purchase your coupon book online for $30 at WCEF website.

Danielle Scheg
PTA President
Spring Music Concert
 
Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week!!!
 
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.
Honor an Extraordinary Volunteer
 
Do you know someone who has gone the extra mile for the Murwood community this year? It's time to nominate that person for an Honorary Service Award. The PTA seeks to recognize those in our school community who make a difference in the lives of the students at Murwood. If you know of a parent, teacher, staff member, or other community member who deserves this recognition, please click here to complete the nomination form. Nominations are due by May 12, 2017. They can be turned into the school office or emailed to Heather Houston hbhouston78@gmail.com. Please contact Heather with any questions.
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.
 Liability waiver:
 Pre-Registration:
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.


Join us for an evening of fun, food, and friends!
Now is the perfect time to stock up on Taste & Toast to Education coupon books. You'll want two books for a family of four. And have you thought about buying a book for a teacher? It's a great way to say "thank you for all your hard work". Coupon books are  available here . For more information, please visit our website
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We've got new offers for you from our business partners!
Please check out the local businesses that support WCEF and our school community. There are a number of wonderful discounts given when mentioning WCEF during the transaction. 
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.  
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