Murwood Elementary
eNewsletter

  Wednesday , November 2, 2016
Calendar

November
Oct 24- Nov 7 Read-a-Thon
3 Read-a-Thon Sit-In, MPR, 2:35 PM
7 Governing Board Meeting, District Office, 7 PM
8 Election Day
11 Veteran's Day Holiday - No School
15 PTA Meeting, Library, 7 PM
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
  
Parents,

Mrs. Wolff, Mrs. Sicotte and I are proud  to introduce you to our stellar student leaders for this school year.  We have almost thirty participants in our goal to provide community service and fun spirit activities. They are in teams as follows:

President           Gracie S.
Vice President  Maddie
Secretary          Bella B.
Historians         Norah H. & Zizu Z.
 
Playground Team
Lead  - Ian B.
Parker G., Henry B., Maelyn P., Aleesha S., Aidan S.
 
Buddy Bench: Nicholas P. & Aubrey M.
 
Spirit Team
Lead  - Teagan C.
Sienna H., Sophia N., Anakin L., Sophia L., Patricia R., Connor H., JoDee S., Ela A.
 
Wastebusters Team
Lead  - Yani A.
Zack L., Carson C., Tessa J., Aiden W., Aylin C., Corinne S.
 
We hit the ground running today with TWO community service projects:
Ready to say goodbye to all that Halloween Candy?  Our student Leadership is collecting all wrapped Halloween Candy for the Blue Star Moms who will ship it to our service men and women overseas.  Thanks, Leaders for providing cards and letters to help a friend far from home. We will collect candy from November 1 through November 8. Thank you, Lyn Hirahara, for organizing this project for us once again.
 
At the same time, students are collecting canned goods for the Food Bank. Here are some preferred items being collected: 
peanut butter, whole grain cereal, low sodium soup, beans and lentils (dry and canned), canned tuna and chicken in water, canned fruit in juice, nonperishable, low sodium ready to eat food (ravioli, chili, etc.), low sodium canned vegetables, whole grain pasta, canned tomatoes.   The Food drive will be in effect from November 1 through November 30.

Thank you,
Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office

Vision Screening Volunteers Needed!  We are looking for one volunteer each of the following days next week:
  • Monday, November 7th:  8:15-11:00am
  • Wednesday, November 9th:  8:15-11:00am
If you can spare any time to help, please contact Nancy in the Office as soon as possible at 943-2462.  Thank you!!
From the PTA President

What a great week we have had here at Murwood, from the Read-a-thon, to the Book Fair and the Halloween Carnival!  It was great seeing so many of you at the Carnival and the Book Fair.   

I want to thank Shelden Hyde for the Read-a-Thon, Andrea Slavet for the Book Fair and Rose Stein for an Awesome Halloween Carnival!  Remember if you haven't registered your child for the Read-A-Thon, you still have a few more days left.   
Mark your calendars, our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, November 15th.  I hope to see you all there.

Danielle Scheg
PTA President
Read-a-Thon
Read-A-Thon Dates Oct 24- Nov 7

The Murwood Read-A-Thon is into its second week!  We got off to a terrific start. We have raised over 64% of our $10,000 goal. Unfortunately, our donations have tapered off greatly since last Friday.  

We are hoping this new fundraiser will raise money for Murwood Elementary while helping motivate our kids to further develop their love for reading.   Murwood PTA provides essential funds for: computers and technology in every classroom, professional staff development, the library and its media center, playground equipment, classroom and office supplies, disaster preparedness supplies, our garden area, community events, education assemblies, character development programing and so much more!  

Personalized information sheets went home last week and reminder sheets went home earlier this week.  Follow the link to your child's personal Read-a-Thon page.  Every student that registers with the site receives a prize.  If parents have questions please contact the admin at fundraising@murwoodpta.org.  

Our goal is within our sights!  All students are invited to our "read-in"  on Thursday after school, from  2:40 through 3:10 in the MPR.  It might surprise you to know that all donations have come from only 25% of families and their friends . Imagine what we could do if we got other 25% of students to participate?!?   

Thank you, in advance, for  supporting the Read-A-Thon.  LE T'S KEEP UP THE READING!
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. 
Talent Show

The Talent Show has been postponed to Friday, February 10th.  Try-out dates are not scheduled as of yet.
Walnut Creek Education Foundation: WCEF K-12

MOD Pizza Grand Opening
Walnut Creek's new pizza shop, Mod Pizza, has chosen to donate 100% of all their opening day pizza sales to WCEF. Come celebrate with them at 2353 Oak Grove Road at the new Orchards Shopping Center on Monday, November 7. Doors open at 12:00pm.

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Are you ready to Trot?
Have you signed your family up for this year's Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day? Register now. And for those of you unable to participate in the race, you can still take part behind the scenes. There are many volunteer positions available, both before the event and during. If you are interested in helping out, please visit our  Sign Up Genius page .  
 

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