Murdock Elementary's Vision Statement:
School will provide students with the foundational
skills necessary to engage in
Collaborative Conversations: Sharing ideas by
understanding, listening, and speaking.
Cobb County School District offers emergency
alerts via text messaging. Please text CCS
84700. Messaging and data rate apply.
Due to the 5th grade
writing assessment, on Wednesday, March 5th,
we cannot accommodate any visitors or volunteers the
2014 Mustang Raffle
100% OF PROFITS BENEFIT MURDOCK STUDENTS!
10 Rafﬂe Tickets will go home with students on March
Students sell rafﬂe tickets ($10 each) to friends,
family & neighbors for a chance to win fabulous
We accept cash or a check payable to “MESF.”
Must be 18 or older to purchase rafﬂe ticket.
Please give the large portion of the ticket to the
purchaser & collect the stub (with purchaser’s
contact information) & money.
Submit completed stubs & money to the MESF table in
the cafeteria each morning; the Front Ofﬁce will NOT
Drawing will be March 27th - 6:00pm - Murdock
Elementary (need not be present to win).
Grand Prize: $1,000 Cash
1st Prize: iPad mini
2nd Prize: Atlanta Braves Package
(4 tickets & parking)
Thank you to Kitchen Designs for sponsoring the
Click here to find more ways you can win
“Love is more than a
It is more than a feeling.
It is caring, sharing, helping and sacrificing.”-
Keeley Bailey, School Social Worker, is launching a
“Share your Love” Gift Card Drive.
The quote from William Arthur Ward, “Love is
more than a noun.
It is more than a feeling.
It is caring, sharing, helping and
In the month of Valentine’s Day with so much talk of
love, let’s show our love for our neighbors and
community by donating gift cards to help families
within our school during a difficult time.
This exercise also offers a wonderful opportunity to
talk with your children about gratitude and
Murdock Elementary School Gift Drive DETAILS
Cards are best when they are in increments less than
Any amount is appreciated!!
Grocery Stores, Target, Walmart and Gas stations are
Please submit your gift card donation to the front
office and place them in the Valentine Mailbox.
4. Donations are helpful throughout the school
year, but our "Share Your Love" Gift Card
Drive will end on Friday, March 7, 2014.
5. Class Contest - Class who donates the most
gift cards will earn an extended break for their
teacher during the school day!!!!!!
Click here to read more about this wonderful
opportunity to "Pay it Forward."
PTA and Rad Dads are bringing you
Murdock's 2nd Annual
Family Dance Night
Friday, March 7
K - 2nd - 6 - 7:15 pm
3rd - 5th - 7:30 - 8:45 pm
Come and join us in Murdock's School Gym.
Click here for more information
Friday, March 7th
from 6 - 10 pm
@ Pope High School
Hosted by Pope High School Interact Club
Click here for more information.
Registration for all students entering a Cobb County
Kindergarten or First Grade class for the first time
2014-2015 will be conducted on
Wednesday, March 12, 2014,
from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Click here to download a flyer that will tell
you about registration and the necessary paperwork
you will need to register your child.
Join Murdock for International Night
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Murdock PTA's
International Night is quickly approaching!
This year's theme is
Exploring different Countries and Cultures Through
the Eyes of a Child.
International Night is an evening that helps our
children understand different cultures around the
world. Many booths provide crafts, games or food.
This year the following countries will be
represented by parents/children for International
Night: England/Wales; Korea, India, Italy, Scotland,
Mexico, African American Heritage, China, Ireland,
Russia, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Japan, Indonesia,
Chile, Australia, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Columbia,
Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Israel, Germany/Poland,
If you are interested in adding your
heritage/country to the evening, please contact
Victoria Garrett @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we are looking for groups that could
provide an international performance. Any family who
can help in arranging a performance would be greatly
Finally, during the evening, MESF will be hosting
the Annual Mustang Raffle Drawing.
This will be an
evening not to be missed.
Bus Drivers Needed
Hourly rate of pay $14.37
Apply online at
County 4th and 5th grade
teachers have a new tool for teacher gradebooks and
Our new system, Synergy, has a
ParentVUE that allows parents to view student
In order to access this system, the
following steps are required by the enrolling parent:
-Complete the Acceptable Use
Policy and User Agreement form in person at
Only the enrolling parent may complete this form.
Photo identification must be provided.
-Receive your individualized
-Pick up your copy of the
ParentVUE Getting Started Guide
Fire Lane Changes for
On March 13, 2012, the Cobb County Fire Lane
Ordinance was amended to
include a provision for student pick-up at schools.
The ordinance now allows
a vehicle to be located in a fire lane for 30
minutes prior to the afternoon
school end time and 30 minutes after the school end
time, as long as a
driver is behind the wheel.
Stopping or parking a vehicle in a fire lane at any
is prohibited, unless passengers are actively
loading or unloading.
Fire lanes can be identified by “No Parking Fire
Lane” signage and/or curbing
that is red in color.
Fire lane violations currently result in a
fine of $135.00.
Visitor Policy Changes
To better ensure the safety of
our children we have revised our lunch visitor
must send a note in the morning if their child is
expecting a lunch visitor that day.
Please specify the
visitor’s name and relationship to your child in the
Lunch visitor notes will be
forwarded to the front office for reference when the
visitor checks in.
We will apologetically deny any
visitor for whom a letter has not been sent.
parent(s)/guardian(s) are always welcome to visit at
lunch without a note.
Parents or visitors can ONLY take their
child to visitor table, no extra students.
Thank you for your help and
understanding as we implement this policy to better
protect our children.
Wednesday, May 1st the general
public will have to present a photo ID to gain
access to the building through the Main Entrance.
button on the entry pad, located to the left of the
front door, will have to be pushed to gain entry
into the building.
Click here to read more about this new policy.
A Resolution for 2014:
Become a better typist using
Type to Learn 4!
MESF has generously purchased
a wonderful typing program called Type to Learn
Students can practice their
typing skills in a personalized and interactive
manner at school and at home!
With just a little practice
every day, you will be on your way to typing success
Download the attachment
below for instructions on downloading
Type to Learn 4
If you have any questions
about downloading the program, please feel free to
email Heather Smith at
If you are interested in getting
involved with our RAD DAD
program, please either complete the
very short form at the link below.
By filling out the form, it will
automatically input the information into
a spreadsheet and we can better reach
the fathers of Murdock.
Online prepayment is
now available for parents to pay their student’s ASP
daily fees and registration fee!
You can pay for Murdock's After School
Program online with a credit card through the
Register for your free account at
www.mealpayplus.com if you're not already
registered to pay for your student’s lunches. You'll
need your student's school ID number to sign up.
Please contact Murdock's After School
Program with any questions at
Support MESF by becoming
a Friend of the Foundation!
To download the MESF Patron Drive donation form
MESF is now able to accept PayPal and Credit Card
payments online at our website:
If you have any questions regarding donations to
the Patron Program please e-mail Laura Ring at
We look forward to a great
2013-2014 school year ahead and appreciate your
You can also visit us at
and on facebook!
download a PTA Membership Form
Lunch Prices for
2013 - 2014
Lunch ES Student - $2.15
Lunch MS Student - $2.30
Lunch HS Student - $2.40
Lunch Adult All Schools - $3.25
Lunch Reduced Price All Schools - $0.40
Milk and Fruit Juice - $0.60
Murdock is holding a class competition to see which class can collect the most "Box Tops for Education."
You can also go to www.boxtops4education.com
to check Murdock's earnings status, to sign up for valuable coupons for BOXTOP products, to enter
sweepstakes to win bonus BOXTOPS for Murdock and to earn BOXTOPS by shopping online through the BOXTOPS
Marketplace for products from some of your favorite retailers, such as GAP, Lands End, Target, Walmart
and many more.
The submission deadlines are as follows: November 30, January 30, and April 15.
Click here for your
Change in Transportation Form
Click here to order your yearbook
For only $35
(payable to MESF)
your child's name and special message will be displayed on the Murdock School Sign
for one whole school week!
Typical message is "Happy ___th B-day First Name, Last Initial."
Please contact Angela Sanchez at
to check availability.
Thanks for your support of MESF!