Murwood Elementary
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  Wednesday , October 26, 2016
Calendar

October

24-28
Book Fair, Library
     Monday thru Friday from 2-4 PM and during lunch
     Thursday night from 6-8 PM with guest author Penny Warner
     Saturday during the Fall Carnival 11 AM- 3 PM
24- Nov 7 Read-a-thon
29 Fall Carnival, 11 AM- 3PM
31 Halloween Parade, Around the Murwood track, 8:15-9 AM
Pumpkin Contest
Minimum Day
   
 TK/K dismissed at 11:20 AM
     1-5 dismissed at 12:30p
November
2 Picture Day Retake
3 Read-a-Thon Sit-In, MPR, 2:35 PM
7 Governing Board Meeting, District Office, 7 PM
7-10 Dine Out: The Counter Fundraiser for WCEF
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
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,

Thank you to Andrea Slavet for arranging this year's swashbuckling book fair. I hope you have had a moment to stop in and enjoy the beautiful selection of titles to expand your family's library.  It is always the students favorite time of year when the Book Fair and the Halloween Carnival roll around.  Please join us this Saturday for free games and entertainment, as well as a last look at the Book Fair.  We will have food and yogurt trucks here, too!
 
Thank you to Shelden Hyde for organizing our Read-a-Thon, a perfect complement to our Book Fair.  We are so very fortunate to have a big, beautiful library full of a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books for every reader.  Thanks to all who help in our library and to PTA for their generous donations that help us buy more books!
 
Everyone is excited about our annual Halloween Parade Monday morning at 8:30.  Students will parade around the track twice with their classmates and there will be plenty of time for photos after.  We ask that costumes be appropriate for elementary school with no bloody or gory themes that would be upsetting to our younger students..  Please think safety first and check costumes for tripping hazards or visibility issues.  We want everyone to have a great time and  be safe and sound.  Thank you.

Thank you,
Carol Nenni
Murwood Principal
From the Office

If your address and/or phone number changes at any time during the year, please make sure you alert the office to update your information.  We rely on this information for important mailings, as well as to be able to locate you in the case of an emergency or sick child. 
Ahoy There Matey!

Our Bookaneer Book Fair will run through the end of the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29. We will be open everyday at lunch and again after school from 2-4 PM. We will also be having a special evening presentation by Penny Warner, author of the Code Busters series on Thursday October 28th from 6-8 PM.  Please check out the link  and sign up to volunteer!  We love to see happy readers with new books in their hands. 
Halloween Carnival 

It is time for our annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday October 29th from 11:00-3:00pm. Admission, games, prizes, and a 2pm magic show are all FREE to you, your family, and our community. There is an optional cake walk at $1 a turn and an opportunity to purchase delicious food from Sips and Sliders or Blush frozen yogurt. 

These amazing family friendly events depend on volunteers to run smoothly for everyone. Please sign up here for a time that works best for you.
Pumpkin Carving Contest 
 
The Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is coming up on Monday, October 31st! Show your creativity! 
  • Pumpkins should be dropped off at tables in the hallway before the start of school.
  • Everyone who participates will get a goody bag
  • Prizes:Dunkin Donuts gift cards will be awarded for best pumpkin for each grade level, best staff, and one GRAND PRIZE winner. Student Leadership will do the judging.
  • Pumpkins must be taken home at the end of the school day on Monday! 
Read-a-Thon
Read-A-Thon Dates Oct 24- Nov 7

For the first time in more than a decade, the Murwood PTA is hosting a Read-A-Thon.  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.  Please inform your teacher if you have misplaced the sheet with your individual secret code; we can retrieve it. Also if parents have questions please contact the admin at fundraising@murwoodpta.org.  Thank you for  supporting the Murwood PTA's Read-A-Thon. LET'S KEEP UP THE READING!
Reflections

We had 20 wonderful entries for our PTA Reflections program this year!  Before they are sent off to the next level for judging, they are posted here at school in the cafeteria and the office window for us to enjoy.  Please take a look at these next time you are at school!
Walnut Creek Education Foundation: WCEF K-12

Dine Out For WCEF
It's almost time for our next Dine Out For WCEF. Mark your calendars for November 7-10 to visit The Counter. While you're building your perfect burger, The Counter will be giving 15% of your bill back  to WCEF. Be sure to bring in a   copy of this flyer when you visit The Counter.
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The Turkey Trot needs YOU!
The Turkey Trot is a beloved Walnut Creek Thanksgiving tradition for many families. But not everyone is able to run every year. For those of you who would still like to participate, we have 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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