Murwood Elementary
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  Wednesday , May 17, 2017
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Calendar

May

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,

Thank you so much to our first grade teachers for presenting at our PTA Meeting, "How to Prevent the Summer Slide."  They had so many good suggestions for keeping skills sharp over the summer break. Please click this link for the Powerpoint slides they shared last night.
 
Please come see  the work of WCEF in action tomorrow night at Las Lomas Gym 7:00 pm  for the Annual WCSD Instrumental Music Festival.  All bands from fifth grade through eighth grade will perform  under the direction of Mrs. Marks and Mrs. Zigas-Brown.  Come early for a good seat! Remember, when you donate to WCEF, you give a child a place to shine.  If you haven't donated yet, these talented students will definitely encourage  you to give, or give more.
 
Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office
 
CAFETERIA/LUNCH MONEY
Please note:  Starting 26th May, students will no longer be allowed to borrow money for lunch.  This gives the cafeteria time to collect any outstanding debts.  Any student that does not have money on account or cash in hand will be offered milk, fruit and/or salad from the salad bar.  Please remind your children to bring their money to the office in the morning so the cafeteria manager will have it at lunch time.  Children cannot go back to their classes to get money after they are let out for lunch recess as teachers are not there to let them into the rooms.  Please be sure to settle up any balances owing as soon as possible.  Feel free to call the cafeteria manager, Maggie, at ext. 5051 to get your child's balance. You can also log-in to paypams.com to see balances and purchasing activity.

GREEN FORMS FINAL REMINDER
Green "Are You Returning" forms were due Monday, 5/8.  We are still missing forms from many families.  This information helps us to better plan our classes and staffing for the next school year.  We need to have all forms returned to the office by THIS FRIDAY.
From the PTA President
 
We had our last PTA meeting of the year last night and it was fantastic!!  I want to thank Paula Rathert, Erica Pitney and Michelle Blank for taking time out of their busy schedules to present on "The Summer Slide."  We all appreciate the great ideas and the hand out you had for us!
 
Although, we had our last meeting the year is not over yet!!  We have great activities coming up in the last few weeks of the school year.  On June 2nd, we have our end of year Disco Bingo, where we will be honoring Margy Banfield on her retirement.  You won't want to miss out on this one, it is so fun!  Who doesn't like Bingo with M&M's.  DJ Dave will be spinning the tunes, Blush and Shaved Ice will be there too!! 
 
Field Day is coming up on June 5th.  This is such a fun day for everyone.  It takes a lot of time and effort to plan.  Please look for the sign up genius.  We need your help!!
 
I wish you all a great week!
 
Danielle Scheg
PTA President
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.
From the Walnut Creek School District
Special Education Forum

Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Walnut Creek School District Office -  960 Ygnacio Valley Road
Facilitators: Marie Morgan, Superintendent
                    Lisa Cheney, Director of Curriculum
                    Brian Inglesby, SELPA Director
See attached flyer for more information.
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!
News from Las Lomas High
Send a Note to a Graduate!
 
A popular tradition at the Las Lomas All-Knighter is the Post Office.  This is where Seniors receive notes written by friends, family, teachers and staff.  This is an easy way to send a "thinking of you" message, a favorite quote or a congratulatory note to a graduate on graduation night.  Please encourage friends and family members to join you in writing a brief message of congratulations to your graduate!
 
Email messages to: llhs2017postoffice@gmail.com Please include:
  • Student's first and last name in the subject line of email
  • The senders name at the end (so student knows who is sending the message)
Messages will be printed and placed in the graduate's post office box at the All- Knighter.  Also, a collection box will be located in the LL Attendance office for letters.  Please make sure the graduates name is clearly visible. 

Letters must be received by Monday, June 5th to insure the graduate will receive them on graduation night. Questions?  Contact Sarah Lewis at slewis11@sbcglobal.net  or Julie Powell at juliepowell7772@yahoo.com
Murwood Keyspot Presents Evening of the Arts
This Friday!
 
Please join us in a couple days at Keyspot's Evening of the arts.  Enjoy the music of the TK/Kinder Chorus, The art display and the play "The Great American Westward Movement".  Don't forget to enjoy a cookie or two!  

Friday, May 19th 6:00pm
Tickets $10- at the door and include a raffle ticket for a great door prize.
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.


THANK YOU!
We want to send out a great big WCEF Thank You to everyone who made last week's Taste & Toast To Education event so successful. To all the merchants and restaurants who participated in handing out delicious goodies, to our event sponsors, to our committee who coordinated all the moving parts to put this event together, and to our Walnut Creek community who came out to support WCEF and our children's education - THANK YOU!
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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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