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 CCSD to
84700. Messaging and data rate apply.
K-12 English Language Arts/Reading Review of
Learning Resources/Instructional Materials
(Textbooks) will take place this summer.
We are asking for everyone
interested in previewing this adoption to visit one
of the 14 Evaluation and Review Sites between June
24-July 11, 2013 and to provide feedback on the K-12
ELA/Reading learning resources that will be on
display at the sites.
Click here to find a location closest to you.
N. Lee at
email@example.com or call
DIG INTO READING!
Watch the video for
great book ideas! You may even
see some Murdock readers!
Collaborative Approach to Summer Reading
The Cobb County
School District’s Library Media Education
and English Language Arts Departments have
partnered with the Cobb County Public
Library (CCPL) to provide complementary
summer reading programs for grades K-5.
The theme for this summer’s K-5 reading
program is “Dig into Reading!”
The Cobb County
Public Library provides reading logs
for elementary students to document their
reading throughout the summer. Prior
to returning to school in August,
participants will submit their reading logs
to any CCPL branch. Any books read for
the Cobb County School District program can
be listed on the CCPL log. For more
information about summer events at the
public library, please visit
To participate in the
Cobb County School District/Murdock
summer reading program, students will select
books to read and complete suggested
activities for them. Any books read
for the Cobb County Public Library program
can also be used with the CCSD program
The CCSD/Murdock program
Two suggested reading
lists: one for Primary and one for
Intermediate, each paired with an activity
sheet. (Please note that these are
just suggestions. Students may choose
to read any age and level-appropriate book.
Consult your public librarian for additional
To participate, students
1. Read a book of their
2. Choose and complete an
activity (from either sheet as appropriate)
for the book they read.
3. Repeat #1 and #2 until
at least four books and four activities have
been read and completed.
4. On the activity sheet,
have a parent initial the four (or more)
activities completed and then turn in the
signed activity sheet to your Media
Specialist during the first week of
5. Record the
titles of ALL books read during the summer
on the CCPL Summer Reading Log and turn it
in to any CCPL branch to be eligible for a
certificate and the CCPL End-of-Summer
Suggested Reading List Primary
Primary Activity Sheet
Suggested Reading List Intermediate
Intermediate Activity Sheet
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 Round of Applause to Murdock
Our PTA has been awarded Third Place for
Outstanding Local Unit
for elementary schools larger than 750 students
within the 9th District!.
Georgia PTA 9th District is comprised of six
counties – Carroll, Cobb,
Douglas, Polk, Paulding and Harralson. There
are approximately 178 schools represented in the
district and only 12 schools recognized.
A Resolution for 2013:
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
The Cobb County
that we will follow an
early dismissal schedule
for the last two days of school.
May 22nd & May 23rd
Elementary schools will dismiss at 12:25 pm
Middle schools will dismiss
High schools will dismiss at
(there will not be a dismissal at 3:30)
Click here to read all about the new Common Core
Georgia performance Standards (CCGPS)
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
Murdock will no longer collect
batteries and cell phones for recycling.
still be collecting ink toner cartridges
New Absence Protocol
The primary goal of this attendance protocol is to address unexcused absences for students ages six to fifteen.
All students and parents/guardians are encouraged
to review the District's attendance protocol, which
details the steps schools and staff will take to
report, investigate, and prosecute student
absenteeism. Regular school attendance is a vital
part of a student's academic and future work
Click here to review the protocols. (Haga
clic aquí para espanol)
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.
Cobb County school end times are available on the
Cobb County School District website.
The ordinance applies to private
schools as well.
Stopping or parking a vehicle in a fire lane at any
other time is prohibited, unless passengers are
actively loading or unloading.
Enforcement of this new provision will begin
on April 9, 2012.
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
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
2012-2013 school year ahead and appreciate your
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Click below to
download a PTA Membership Form
PTA Membership Form
New Lunch Prices for 2012 - 2013
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
Click here for 10 ways to help your child become
a better writer.
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.
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!
Click here for your
Change in Transportation Form
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