Murwood Elementary

  Wednesday , March 8, 2017


9 Science Fair - 6-7:30 PM in the MPR
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


The MW Science Fair is Thursday night from 6-7:30 PM in the MPR. No other night generates as much excitement and high attendance!  Please come see our students and their work in the inquiry method.  As we do every year, the fabulous Mrs. Sicotte presents a STEM challenge to anyone interested.  This year's challenge is : 
  • K and an apple container that can hold at least 3 apples, has handles and student can walk at least 10 steps.
  • 2nd and a bird nest that can sit in the tree branch (yes, from my tree) and hold 3 eggs and a bird.
  • 4th and a catapult that can send a marshmallow at least 6 feet.  
Thanks, as always to Mrs. Sicotte for making the science lab such a rich ,  inviting environment where kids learn by doing.  Our community so appreciates the after school help sessions that were offered to assist any student who wanted to participate.  This generosity of spirit is what makes Murwood the best school in the universe.
Thanks, too, to WCEF for funding our science specialist position.  Parents, your generous donations to WCEF makes this kind of exciting, hands on learning - and participation in these extension activities - possible for ALL students.  We are so grateful.
A reminder that our second Master Planning Workshop with WCL Architects is Monday, March 13, in the Murwood Library at 3 PM.  Come participate in the next phase of development!

Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office
Reminder to all that we SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND...Don't forget to set your clocks an hour ahead when you go to bed Saturday night!
From the PTA President
BUY your tickets now to the auction on Saturday, March 25th at Boundary Oaks.  We have some amazing items such as a vacation in Sicily, a week in Cabo, and we don't want to leave out the wonderful class projects.  You do not want to miss the experience.
Our Online Auction is off to a great start and you don't want to miss any of the awesome items that are listed.  The Online Auction closes on Friday. Click on the link below start your bidding:

Danielle Scheg
PTA President
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 THURSDAY NIGHT from 6-7:30 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

Murwood Auction for Education

The Murwood PTA's Auction for Education online auction  is in full swing, ending this  Friday at 10:00PM.   Items available for bidding include children's classes, summer camps, shopping and services, terrific restaurants and all sorts of sign-up parties plus a  preview  of our  classroom art projects  and the  live auction items  available at the Auction for Education's Tradition of Excellence.  One of our live item at this year's auction is a week in a behind the scenes tour of Cumulus Media's  KFOG and the Bone!  There are also tickets available for the Warriors, the Giants, the As and the Raiders. Bidding on these extraordinary packagesis a WIN-WIN.  You get to root for our home teams while supporting our favorite school.  Follow the link below to start shopping and bidding.

Tickets are still available for the  "Tradition of Excellence" auction  The event will be on  March 25, 2017, 6 PM  at the Boundary Oaks Country Club, Walnut Creek.  The evening includes a three-course dinner, a silent, live, 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 .

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
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. 

Double Dine Out Deal
Please join us today from noon to closing at  The Habit and Yogurtland located on California Blvd. Both restaurants will be giving WCEF 20% back from all orders made while showing this
flyer .

March Business Partners
Please check out the local businesses that support WCEF and our school community in the March Business Partners Newsletter . There are a number of wonderful discounts given when mentioning WCEF during the transaction. And you don't need the luck o' the Irish this month to enjoy that.

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