Murwood Elementary
eNewsletter

  Wednesday , February 22, 2017
Calendar

February
February 13-March 3 Kindergarten Registration
March

3 Minimum Day - TK/K dismisses at 11:20 AM; 1st-5th dismisses at 12:30 PM
Pajama Day
9 Science Fair - 6 PM in the MPR
13
Campus Master Plan Workshop, Part 2 - 3 PM in the Library
21 PTA Meeting - 7 PM
23 5th Grade Panoramic Photo
25 Auction for Education - 6 PM at the Boundary Oaks Country Club
Principal's Message

Parents,

This week, our students were treated to Cascada de Flores, celebrating Mexican culture through storytelling, song, and dance.  The students enjoyed the presentation and were so happy to share this day with their entire community.  Thank you to PTA and doors of Fund a Need.  We have had an incredible year of arts so far!
 
Thank you to our second grade team for coming to PTA and presenting their expert writing unit.

Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office
 
A friendly reminder to please put safety first in the parking lot!
  • Do not cut in (or out) of the line, or use the inside lane, to drop off and pick up your child...be patient, we are all just trying to get through the carpool
  • Do not drive with distractions...cell phones and other potential distractions should be tucked away, and all eyes should be on the students, parents, and other cars in the parking lot
  •  Finally, we ask that when you are waiting in front of school to pick up, that your radio be turned down. 
Thank you for working together to slow down, be courteous to each other, and keep our Murwood students & families safe!
From the PTA President
 
Thank you to Brittany Rosenstrauch and Julie Craik for presenting on 2nd grade Expert Writing. It was great to learn the process that the teachers take the students through from start to finish. The finished products were filled with such detail!

I missed last week's eNews and wanted to thank Ron Jones, Kevin King, and Colleen Wolff for all of the time and effort they put into the talent show. It was such a fun night and all had a great time.

Our Auction is right around the corner and you do not want to miss out on all the amazing items to bid on! Tickets on sale through the Murwood PTA website, or in the office.

Danielle Scheg
PTA President
Kindergarten registration has started!
 
Kindergarten packets are now available to pick up in the office for the 2017-18 school year! The registration period for returning complete packets is now through 3rd March, between the hours of 9am and 2pm.  

To qualify for Kindergarten, a student must turn 5 by 1st September. 
Students who will turn 5 between 2nd September and 2nd December are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. TK packets can be obtained at the District Office.
Students who will turn 6 on or before 1st September will be automatically enrolled in first grade, per state and district guidelines.
 
Registration for ASE courses has closed except for Tennis Afterschool with Lei Larsen (contact tennisafterschool@yahoo.com to register) and Musical Theater Jack(ie) and the Beanstalk

Most classes begin next week.  Check here for exact start dates for each course. Room assignments will be communicated by the vendors or check outside the office for posted rooms on Monday. 
 
As always, email murwoodase@gmail.com with questions and concerns.
 
Help is available for the Science Fair! 
Students can stop by in Room 23 this week Feb 21st-24th from 2:35-3:30 PM.

Next week there are workshops by grade level:

Also, help is available last minute on March 6th and 7th after school.

 

Boards are available after school an any of the above dates. Science Fair display guidelines are located here.


 

STEM project information:

The Science Fair is on March 9th at 6 PM

Boards and projects can be brought to school on Wednesday, March 8th until 5 PM, or at 8 AM on Thursday, March 9th.

 

STEM participants should plan on being at the Science Fair so that testing of their project can take place.

 

All items can go home after 7 PM on Thursday, March 8th or Friday, March 9th before 8:15 AM. All items left in the Science Fair will be removed at 8:30 AM and will be thrown away.


 

Email any questions to esicotte@wcsd.k12.ca.us

 
Join Superintendent Marie Morgan for an overview of the district budget.  The Budget Workshop will be February 28th at 7:00PM in the WCI Library.
Murwood Auction for Education

Get your tickets 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 can be purchased through the school office or online at  MurwoodPTA.org.

If you are interested in learning more about PALS and/or Tice Creek, please join us for an informational meeting.  

The next meeting for the PALS program will be held on the Parkmead campus on  March 2 nd  at 7:00PM.  

The next meeting for Tice Creek will be held on the Tice Creek Campus  on March 2 nd  at 6:30 PM.  

Attention Murwood families: Keyspot has a super-fun Spring Camp coming up April 3rd through 7th!  Students can expect activities planned around themes for each day. 
The following are our themes for the week:
  • Monday- "PJ Jammin'" (Music, pajamas, and slumber party games!)
  • Tuesday- "Taco Tuesday (There will be a salsa showdown and much more!)
  • Wednesday- "If I Ran Keyspot" (Kids choice all day long! There will be an optional field trip to see Boss Baby.)
  • Thursday- "Keyspot's Going Green" (The days activities will involve the garden, animals, and other nature-loving fun.)
  • Friday- "Freaky Friday" (Our version of opposite day, though we will be having a twins costume contest)
Make sure to register (or check with the Keyspot office to see if your block covers Spring Camp) ASAP!

Call us: (925)932-8118 or
Email: keyspot@pacbell.net
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 us for a second site meeting offered to Murwood staff and community members along with District and Architectural representatives to engage stakeholders in defining the How and Why Schools look different in the 21st Century on March 13th from 3-5 PM. 
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!

Mark your calendars for our next Dine Out With WCEF event.
On March 8, The Habit and Yogurtland will both be partnering with us to give you a chance to take a night off in the kitchen. 
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Let's show a little love to our business partners.
Please check out our   February Business newsletter highlighting the local businesses that support WCEF and our school community. There are a number of wonderful discounts given for our WCEF supporters.
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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