Murwood Elementary
eNewsletter

  Wednesday , February 8, 2017
Calendar

February
1 Campus Master Plan Workshop, Library, 3-5 PM
6 Governing Board Meeting, District Office, 7 PM
8 Last Day of One School, One Book - Masterpiece by Elise Broach
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,

This morning I met with employees of Walnut Creek Flood Control as they examined the creek bordering our school.  The water is swift, cold, and full of debris, so it seems an important time to remind all students to follow the "Stay Out, Stay Alive!" motto. Parents, please talk to your children about creek safety and reinforce these guidelines:
  • Be aware of fences and warning signs identifying the flood control channels
  • Stay out of the channels
  • If you see a person in the channel, immediately call 911
  • Inform your family members about the Program and its messages.  
Support WCEF and #Turn Up the Heat
Join us in support of WCEF to #Turn Up the Heat Thursday and Friday by donating to WCEF in the red envelope you received today. Encourage your children to WEAR RED to support WCEF!

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. 
 
We are noticing more and more students that are arriving at school prior to 8am.  Please remember that children should not be dropped off before 8:00 AM as this poses a safety issue since there is no supervision and the gates to the fields are unlocked at that time.  Students should be dropped off between 8:00 and 8:15.  If this poses a problem, please contact Keyspot about registering your child(ren) for morning only sessions.  Help us keep our students supervised and safe!
Kindergarten registration is coming!
 
If you have a child entering kindergarten for the 2017/18 school year, the registration period is February  13th  through March  3rd .

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.
From the PTA President
 
We have the Talent Show this Friday, February 10th at 6:30 PM in the MPR! It's such a fun night! I hope you can all come out and support the kiddos!

Our Auction is coming up on March 25th, and our committee is actively accepting donations. Any donation is wonderful, big or small we appreciate them all! 

Stop in the office and pick up a donation form. Carry the forms with you to your favorite places and see if they will donate to our school. For more information, please contact Amy Mason at astar302@hotmail.com.

Don't forget to purchase tickets for the auction too! You won't want to miss out on the fun! You can purchase your tickets online by going to murwoodpta.org or by stopping in the office. I look forward to seeing you all there!

Have a great week!

Danielle Scheg
PTA President
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. 
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!
Science Fair Information

Are you looking for something to do over the President's Weekend break?

The Science Fair is Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 pm in the Multi-use Room.  There are many ways for your student TK - 4th grade to enter.  All of our 5th graders will be participating!  Turn in your Science Fair Entry form and the presentation boards will be handed out before the President's Weekend break.  Use that vacation time to start working on your science experiment or STEM project.

Entry Forms are due to the office this Friday, February 10th!  Entry forms and information came home in the Weds. envelope, but if you need another Entry form, please ask Mrs. Sicotte or in the office.

Questions, Mrs. Sicotte esicotte@wcsd.k12.ca.us
Murwood Auction for Education
Final Week For DISCOUNTED Pricing

Get your discounted 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  $70 until February 10th and can be purchased through the school office or online at  MurwoodPTA.org.
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!

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

The meetings for the PALS program will be held on the Parkmead campus tonight, February 1 st  and again on March 2 nd  at 7:00PM.  

The meetings for Tice Creek will be held on the Tice Creek Campus tonight, February 1 st  and again on March 2 nd  at 6:30 PM.  
 
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.


Are you ready to 
#Turn Up The Heat?
This week is our annual #Turn Up The Heat campaign to increase participation amongst our WCEF families. Check your student's Wednesday envelope for our flyer and be sure to return your red envelope tomorrow and Friday to our volunteers at drop off and pick up. It is our parent participation that is the backbone of WCEF. We thank you for your support.
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Let's show a little love to our business partners.
Be sure to check out our   February Business newsletter and find the newest deals from our Business Partners. 
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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