Welcome to Murdock Elementary

Principal: Lynn Hamblett     Asst. Principal: Wanda Shue & Statia Noles

Murdock Weekly Newsletter

Murdock Elementary's Vision Statement:

Murdock Elementary 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 CCSD to 84700. Messaging and data rate apply.


During our multi grade level, CRCT testing from

April 23 – May 2nd

we will not be able to accommodate visitors and volunteers. 
Please plan accordingly.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.



Murdock PtA Presents . . .

Spring Fling!

Friday, April 25th

5 - 8 pm

Join our Friday night party with all your friends!

DJ Neezy
will be providing musical entertainment while the kids enjoy Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, a Giant Slide and Turbo Tubs, a fantastic carnival ride!

click here
for more details


Avoid the long lines at Meet and Greet this fall -- RENEW YOUR PTA MEMBERSHIP for the 2014-15 School year TODAY!

You can renew and pay online at http://www.murdockpta.com/join OR return the new membership form that came home last week to school attached with your check OR visit our PTA table at SPRING FLING to renew!

We will be accepting credit cards, cash and checks at SPRING FLING – and will be selling the last of the prior year yearbooks - at a discount!

AND....Everyone joining before Friday, May 2nd is eligible for the classroom contest to win a PTA popsicle party to the class in each grade with the highest percentage of participation!

 Everyone renewing at the new $50 family membership level will be entered to win breakfast with Mrs. Hamblett in May. Everyone renewing at our new $100 Gold Membership level and above will be invited to a Back to School Ball Game/BYO PICNIC with Mrs. Hamblett this summer!

AND PTA will be raffling off ONE parking spot in May – anyone renewing at the new $200 Platinum level will be included in that drawing – AND included again in the fall when we raffle off a second parking spot! Don’t wait til the fall – please renew your PTA membership today!



Click here to find out how you can save time and money on your child's
2014 - 2015 school supplies.


Thanks to our wonderful teachers who have worked together to create next years' school supply lists for each grade, PTA is able to offer our families the convenience of ordering pre-packaged school supplies for 2014-15 school year!

We are using a national company called E.P.I. which has a huge warehouse full of every brand our teachers want!

Visit: www.EpiPacks.com and enter our school code MUR054 by May 25th to lock in a great deal on your child's supplies for next year - and they will be waiting for them in their new classroom at Meet & Greet!


School-wide goals for Murdock include a positive and productive learning environment. 

If you would like to provide input regarding your child’s learning style, please utilize the attached document. 

Classroom Consideration form



Click below to download a flyer and brochure that will tell you about registration and the necessary paperwork you will need to register your child.


2014 - 2015 Kindergarten Flyer

2014 - 2015 Kindergarten Brochure


Below is a link and directions to the Kindergarten Handbook so you also have it handy:



or follow the instructions below.

· Select Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment from the Department menu

· Select Kindergarten Handbook

from the toolbar on the left-side.

For more information, please call Murdock's office.
770 -509-5071


Bus Drivers Needed
Hourly rate of pay $14.37
Apply online at

Cobb County 4th and 5th grade teachers have a new tool for teacher gradebooks and parent information.

Our new system, Synergy, has a
ParentVUE that allows parents to view student gradebook information.

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 the school. 
Only the enrolling parent may complete this form.  Photo identification must be provided.

-Receive your individualized Activation Key

-Pick up your copy of the ParentVUE Getting Started Guide


Fire Lane Changes for Schools

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 other time
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.

Lunch Visitor Policy Changes     

To better ensure the safety of our children we have revised our lunch visitor policy.

 Parent(s)/Guardian(s) 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 letter. 

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. 

Enrolling 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.  



The general public will have to present a photo ID to gain access to the building through the Main Entrance. 

 A 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 4.

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 in 2014!

Download the attachment below for instructions on downloading Type to Learn 4 at home!

Download TypetoLearn4HomeDownloadInstructions

If you have any questions about downloading the program, please feel free to email Heather Smith at heather.cassidy@cobbk12.org


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 MealPayPlus service.

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
(770) 509-5071

Support MESF by becoming a Friend of the Foundation!

To download the MESF Patron Drive donation form please click here.

MESF is now able to accept PayPal and Credit Card payments online at our website: www.mesf.org.

If you have any questions regarding donations to the Patron Program please  e-mail Laura Ring at mesfpresident@gmail.com .

We look forward to a great
2013-2014 school year ahead and appreciate your support! 

You can also visit us at www.mesf.org and on facebook!

2013 - 2014

Click here to 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
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 deadline is April 15th  
Click here for your
Absence/Tardy Note
Change in Transportation Form


Click here to order your yearbook

Carpool Procedures

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 MESFbirthdaymarquee@gmail.com to check availability.

Thanks for your support of MESF!

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