Welcome to Murdock Elementary

Principal: Lynn Hamblett     Asst. Principal: Donna Long

Murdock Weekly Newsletter

PTA presents
Thursday, October 30
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Wear your costume and come for the fun!
This is a Murdock family favorite!!
There will be costume contests every hour, prizes and $1 games!
Chick-Fil-A will donate a portion of the proceeds to Murdock’s PTA.


 Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.


It's all about our fantastic PTA.


 Once you have completed it, please send it to school with your child.


Thank you so much for doing this for our PTA.


Click here to download the survey.

Welcome to The Kingdom of Books!

October 20th – 24th

 Regular book fair hours will be:
10/20 (M)– 10/23 (TH) from 7:30am to 4pm
(F) 10/24 from 7:30 until 12 noon

Our two special events are:
Grand Opening on Friday, 10/17, from 5:30 - 7:30
Family Fun Night on Tuesday, 10/21, from 5:30 - 7:30

Visit our online fair for exciting book reviews, videoclips, and the convenience of shopping online while supporting the Book Fair!

Many thanks to PTA volunteers for donating time, energy, and smiles to make the Book Fair possible!

PLEASE NOTE: Students coming to the Book Fair after dismissal from the school day, must be accompanied by an adult.




The week of October 20- 24 is Elementary and Middle School Conference Week. 


School will dismiss 2 hours early.


That means our elementary school students will dismiss at 12:25 pm every day that week.


 Please make sure you have your afternoon dismissal plans in place.


Our After School Program will begin at 12:25 pm each day this week.  If you are using our after school program, your child must be registered and payment must be on your account in order for your child/children to attend.


Make sure that you communicate with your child's teacher any dismissal changes. 


Red Ribbon Week

October 27 - October 31st

Themes for the day:

: Today’s theme is “Roll with Red” and we hope to see a sea of red at school.
Tuesday: Today, wear your favorite team apparel for day 2 of Red Ribbon/Healthy Choices Week and remember to work as a team to
make healthy choices! 

Wednesday: Today, wear your favorite team apparel for day 2 of Red Ribbon/Healthy Choices Week and remember to work as a team to
make healthy choices! 

Thursday:  “Smile! It’s contagious!” Wear a smile proudly today and spread joy and happiness to your fellow students, teachers, and family.

Friday:  Exercise for 30-60 minutes today to keep your body and mind healthy. Today is the last day of Red Ribbon/Healthy Choices Week and today’s theme is “Fitness Friday!”

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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 Miranda Austin at

We look forward to a great
2014-2015 school year ahead and appreciate your support! 

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

2014 - 2015

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Lunch Prices for
2014 - 2015

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 the following forms:

Dismissal Changes

The Cobb County School District Bus Pass must be completed at home by a parent/guardian if a child is riding a bus that is NOT their regular bus.

 Bus Pass

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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