Murwood Elementary
eNewsletter

  Wednesday , February 1, 2017
Calendar

January

Jan 4-Feb 8
One School, One Book - Masterpiece by Elise Broach
February
1 Campus Master Plan Workshop, Library, 3-5 PM
6 Governing Board Meeting, District Office, 7 PM
8 MAC Meeting, Library, 4:30 PM
10 Talent Show, MPR, 6:30 PM
13-24 Kindergarten Registration
16 NO SCHOOL: Staff Development Day
17-20 NO SCHOOL: President's Day Holiday
21
Governing Board Meeting, District Office, 7 PM
PTA Meeting, MPR, 7 PM
Principal's Message

Parents,

Please join Murwood staff, Site Council, and District Representatives for TODAY'S meeting with WLC Architects.  They will be presenting information that will help us create the Master Plan for each of our schools in the district.  Having spent Friday touring 21st century schools in Marin County, you won't want to miss this opportunity to take a look at and provide input into the process for making our district the innovative leaders our students deserve.  See you at 3 PM in the library!
 
Best of luck to our Spelling Bee finalists on Friday! We are proud of you!
  
Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office

Have you seen the Student Council posters around school?  This Friday is SPORTS DAY!  How will you dress to show off your favourite sports team??
 
Kindergarten registration is coming! 
If you have a child entering kindergarten for the 2017/18 school year, the registration period is 13th February through 3rd March.

Incoming Kindergarteners must be 5 years old prior to September  1st,  2017.  If your child will be turning 5 between September  1st  and December  1st , please visit the District Office to register for Transitional Kindergarten.  Incoming Students who will be 6 years old prior to September  1st  will be enrolled in the first grade.
District News
District Master Plan

In June, 2016, WCSD passed a facility bond to upgrade facilities, infrastructure and improve energy efficiency in all Walnut Creek School District Schools.  In November, the Governing Board contracted with WLC Architects to create a Master Plan for the district to ensure we have a comprehensive blueprint to provide students with safe, 21st century learning environments. 

Please join Murwood staff and District Representatives to engage stakeholders in defining the How and Why Schools look different in the 21st Century on TODAY at 3 PM in the Murwood Library.  
After School Enrichment Registration

We are so excited to bring back ASE classes for the spring session! Registration is now open and classes will begin the week of February 27 unless otherwise noted. Please check your Wednesday envelopes for the master schedule with course descriptions and the Murwood PTA website for flyers to our different courses. Please note: classes are offered by different vendors so check their flyers for how to register. The front office does not accept fees or registration.
 
We've brought back some of your favorite old offerings as well as some exciting new classes!
OhmConnect

Please join WCEF - Walnut Creek Education Foundation team on OhmConnect? It's a program that donates to the school when you save energy at home. We need to replace eScrip this year and this program is free and super simple to join. Let Alison Gomez know if you have any questions about it!
Murwood Auction for Education
A Tradition of Excellence

Tickets are on sale now for the  Murwood PTA's Auction for Education, "A Tradition of Excellence."  The auction will be on March 25, 2017, 6 PM at the Boundary Oaks Country Club, in Walnut Creek.  The evening includes a three-course dinner, a silent, live, and dessert auction, prizes, and dancing.  This annual event is our biggest fundraiser  of the year and is not to be missed.  This is a real SCORE for the home team. We'll see you there in your favorite jersey!  Tickets are $70 until February 10th and can be purchased through the school office or online at MurwoodPTA.org.

WCEF invites you to #Turn Up The Heat next week.
As of now, only 30% of our families have donated to WCEF this school year. Our #Turn Up The Heat campaign is designed to increase the percentage of parent participation. Next week you will receive either a red envelope in your child's Wednesday envelope or an email asking for your support. Please join your fellow K-12 families and make a donation that will support our students and their education.   
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.  
Quick Links

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