Murwood Elementary
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  Wednesday , May 10, 2017
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Calendar

May

10-11 & 15-16 3rd Grade Testing
10 WCEF Taste and Toast Fundraiser - Downtown Walnut Creek
16 PTA Meeting - 7PM in the MPR
18 WCSD Instrumental Music Festival - 7 PM at Las Lomas
19 Keyspot Evening of the Arts - 6 PM
20 Daddy/Daughter Dance
22 Governing Board Meeting - 7 PM at the District Office
23 Open House - 6:30-7:45 PM at Murwood
26 Minimum Day - TK/K dismissed at 11:20 AM
                           Grades 1-5 dismissed at 12:30 PM
29 Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Principal's Message

Parents,

Tonight is Taste and Toast to Education, from 5 - 9 pm.  So many wonderful Walnut Creek establishments are joining the fun.  Pick up your coupon booklet at Jos. A. Bank parking lot, 1403 North Main Street. Please click on this link to find free parking and a list of all participating merchants.  Thanks, WCEF!
 
Friday, Murwood Arts for All is back with Middle Eastern Dance and Drums.  Thanks to our generous PTA for this exceptional program.  We have one more  experience,  in class Pop Art, at the end of the month.
 
Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office
 
Green "Are You Returning" forms went home in your child's Wednesday envelope last week and were due Monday, 5/8.  If you have not turned yours in, please do so no later than Thursday morning.
 
We have a number of students being dropped off way too early in the mornings lately.  Please remember that children should not be dropped off at school before 8 AM. This is for the safety of your child(ren), as there is no supervision prior to this time and the gates to the fields are unlocked.  If this poses a problem, you can make arrangements with Keyspot for early drop off.

We also ask that you pick up your child promptly at 2:35 PM, as we also have a growing number of children still waiting for their grown-up at 3 PM.  Again, this is for their safety as the gates are unlocked and there is no supervision for them.  Keyspot can supervise only the students that are on their roster.  If your child walks home, please ask them to leave school grounds at dismissal.  Thank you for your help in keeping all of our little friends safe.
From the Murwood PTA
 
We have many spots left open for PTA parties, so come on down to Murwood and sign up for your choice of parties for students and adults.  Sign ups are posted on the bulletin board across from  the MPR doors.
News from WCI PTA
 
We invite the incoming 6th grade parents to hear the staff talk about WCI and to ask any questions at our next PTA meeting Wednesday May 24th 9:30 AM in the library (9 AM coffee & treats). We hope to see you there and welcome to WCI!
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.
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.
DELAC Communication to EL Families
 
Are you looking for ways to help support your child at home with writing?  Please join us for our next DELAC (District English Language Advisory Committee) meeting Tuesday, May 16th from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Walnut Creek School District Office.  We will be sharing strategies and materials you can use at home with your child to practice writing at both the elementary and intermediate grade levels. We hope to see you there!
Murwood Keyspot Presents Evening of the Arts
SAVE THE DATE!
 
You don't want to miss Murwood Keyspot's Evening of the arts!
Friday May 19th, Doors open at 6:00pm.  Tickets are a $10 donation at the door, and include a raffle ticket for a great door prize!  The proceeds of the evening will be shared with the charity of the children's choice.  Come out for a great night of music, art and theater.  Learn about the Louisiana Purchase, sod busters, Promontory point and so much more!
Disco Bingo
SAVE THE DATE!

Come join us on June 2nd for Disco Bingo, as well as a farewell to Mrs. Banfield!
Track and Field Day
SAVE THE DATE!

Track & Field Day is Monday, June 5th
 
This is a full day of Fun and Fitness for the entire school! Track & Field Day requires about 70 parent volunteers to make it a success! Online volunteer sign-ups are available NOW! Please click on the link below and THANK YOU!
 

If you have any questions, please contact Sabrina Jones at  sabrinaannjones@yahoo.com .
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.


It's time to Taste and Toast!
Today's the day! Taste & Toast to Education is tonight from 5-9:00 pm. Parking is FREE after 5:00 pm at three downtown locations. Click here for details. Pick up your preordered coupon books at the Jos. A. Bank parking lot at 1403 N. Main or buy a book for $40 and begin your tasting tour. We'll have student artwork and music performances to kick off the night.
 
So, put on your walking shoes and spend the evening downtown with your WCEF community supporting 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.  
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