BRING A CAN TO CONFERENCE!
Murwood Elementary
eNewsletter

  Wednesday , November 16, 2016
Calendar

November
16-18 Minimum Day 
     TK/K dismissed at 11:20 AM
     1-5 dismissed at 12:30 PM
18 Deadline for Spirit Wear order
16-18 and 21-22 Parent/Teacher Conferences
21-25 Thanksgiving Break - No School
24
Turkey Trot

28 Governing Board Meeting, District Office, 7 PM
Principal's Message
  
Dear Murwood Families,
 
Conferences begin TODAY,  and hopefully, you have an appointment to meet with your child's teacher, learn about their progress, and plan next steps for the coming trimester.  If you do not have a conference scheduled, please call the Murwood office immediately (943-2462) and Lynnette, our Office Manager, will make arrangements for you.  Translators are available if needed.
 
A gentle reminder about conferences: Please be on time so that your child's teacher may keep to their schedule.  It is a parent teacher conversation only, so please make arrangements for childcare, if possible.  If you are going to be late or must reschedule, please call our office.
 
Here are some great questions for you to ask at conference:
  • May I Tell You About My Child?
  • May I Tell You About What's Going on at Home?
  • How Is My Child Doing Socially?
  • How Is My Child Doing Emotionally?
  • In What Areas Does My Child Need Improvement?
  • What Do You Think My Child Is Particularly Good At?
  • Is My Child Performing on Grade Level?
  • Is My Child Doing His Best?
  • Does My Child Need Extra Help in Any Areas?
  • What Can We Do to Provide That Extra Help?
We are a team with a common goal:  to support your child to be a successful, happy student who enjoys coming to school. If your child has multiple tardies or unexcused absences, you will receive a letter from me requesting improvement in these areas, for the benefit of your child, and all children in the learning environment.

Thank you,
Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office

REMINDERS:
We have Minimum Days this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  TK/K attends 8:00-11:20a; 1st-5th attends 8:15-12:30p.
 
No school for students next week, 21st - 25th November.  Enjoy the break!
From the PTA President

It was so great to see new faces at our PTA meeting last night!  I love getting to meet new parents and sharing how AWESOME our school is with them.
 
We have our Murwood Movie Morning coming up on December 3rd at the Century Theaters in Walnut Creek.  More information is available in the office.  We hope you can join us, it's a fun morning for all!!
 
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!
 
Danielle Scheg
PTA President
eScrip
 
eScrip is an important part of our fundraising program. We ask that every family help us by registering - especially before doing any holiday shopping! Information on how to sign up is in today's Wednesday Envelope. It only takes a few minutes to sign up at www.eScrip.com and selecting MURWOOD SCHOOL PTA as your school/organization. You can register debit and credit cards, as well as store cards and rewards cards. Then every time you use your registered cards for purchases, a percentage of the purchase will be automatically contributed by the merchant.


It's that easy! Your family shops. Our school earns dollars. Please sign up today!
Murwood Spirit Wear

SpiritWear orders are due by November 18th.  

Get your flannel PJ bottoms now!  They make a great holiday gift.
Murwood Movie Morning

Come to Disney's New Movie!
Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:00am 
Century 14 Walnut Creek

$15.00 per person, Available until show sells-out.
Send money in Wednesday envelope or pay in the school office
Cash or Checks payable to: Murwood Elementary, include last name and phone number.
This is a private screening for Murwood families and friends that benefits our Outdoor Education program. 
Walnut Creek Education Foundation: WCEF K-12

This Month We Are Thankful For...
In this month of giving thanks, we want to thank our business community partners that help us reach our fundraising goals every year. Check out our newest Business Partner newsletter and show your appreciation by supporting their businesses in return. 
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Runners Take Your Mark
The 24th Annual Forma Gym Turkey Trot is just around the corner. An East Bay Thanksgiving Day family tradition you don't want to miss. Registration is still open, as are spots for volunteers.   Click here to volunteer .
 
Remember, the family that runs together, can eat more pie together. 

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From Turkey Trot to Tree Trimming
Honey Bear Trees is getting ready to make your holiday season jolly. After Thanksgiving is over you might start thinking about decorating for the holidays. Head over to Honey Bear in Lafayette to pick your perfect tree. Bring in this flyer and 20% of your purchase comes back to WCEF. Honey Bear is located across of Acalanes High School on the corner of Deer Hill and Pleasant Hill Roads.
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.  
Quick Links

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