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.
During our multi grade level,
CRCT testing from
April 23 – May 2nd
we will not be able to
accommodate visitors and volunteers.
Thank you for your cooperation
Murdock PtA Presents
. . .
Friday, April 25th
5 - 8 pm
Join our Friday night party with all your
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!
for more details
RENEW YOUR PTA
MEMBERSHIP AT SPRING FLING!
Avoid the long lines at Meet and Greet this fall --
RENEW YOUR PTA MEMBERSHIP for the 2014-15 School
You can renew and pay online at
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.
ORDER YOUR CHILD'S 2014-2015 SCHOOL
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
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 &
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
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
a link and directions to the Kindergarten Handbook
so you also have it handy:
or follow the instructions
Instruction & Assessment from the Department menu
the toolbar on the left-side.
For more information, please call Murdock's
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.
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
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
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!