Thank you to the many families who have joined
our PTA during the 2014-15 school year
and the entire staff for joining this school
Thanks to your support, our PTA
has been recognized at the recent
East Cobb Council meeting with the following
Model PTA, Spectacular 8 AND Best Ideas
And the following membership awards from
the Georgia PTA:
PaceSetter, Visionary and Early Bird
The Community Partner Award (for having
more than 30 community partner members)
The Oak Tree Award (100% certified staff
AND our PTA is still eligible for Georgia PTA's
and the 15 More Award, which will both be given
Thank you again for supporting our PTA!
is selling wristbands for $3.00 each to benefit
Relay for Life.
a limited supply, so get them while they last!!!
proceeds will go towards Relay for Life.
Click here for an order form.
you would like to purchase a wristband, please fill
out the order form indicating how many you would
like to purchase.
Please return the order form and payment to your
Wristbands are royal blue with
Georgia Parent Survey
Parents please complete this 24
question survey using your personal computers,
smartphones or iPads.
We are encouraging you to
participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the
data will be used to calculate the School Climate
Star Rating .
Click here to connect to the Georgia Parent
Climate Star Rating completion time has been
extended to April 30th.
Lights, Camera, Cure!
Join Murdock in making
memories last at the 2015 Relay for Life event
on May 2, 2015.
The event will kick off
at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.
We will be face painting, taking photo booth
pictures, and making every person who stops by
Murdock’s site feel special.
Please join in the efforts to raise money for such
an amazing cause. We will be providing opportunities
for our community to support our fundraising
efforts. Please stay tuned for ways to support
2015 Relay for Life Team.
You can join
our team online at
Search for our team: Murdock Mustangs
Stay tuned for more
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District
is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10)
transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.
Individual school capacity information and
applications will be available beginning February 1,
2015 on the District website.
information, please see our
2015-16 School Choice webpage.
Murdock pencils from
Gail Tate on
To date we have collected 3,521 pencils.
Please continue sending in the pencils so the
students can reach their goal of 10,000 pencils.
Please keep sending in pencils and pencil
sharpeners. As soon as we reach 5,000 pencils we
will then transfer our efforts to homeless children
right here in our community of Atlanta.
Please share this with your family and friends.
Let's make this the
largest shipment of pencils and pencil
students have ever seen.
Just think of the smiles you will bring
to their faces.
Bus Drivers Needed
Hourly rate of pay $14.51
Apply online at
Click here for more information.
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.
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 Miranda
We look forward to a great
2014-2015 school year ahead and appreciate your
You can also visit us at
and on facebook!
2014 - 2015
Click here to renew or join PTA online.
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:
The Cobb County
School District Bus Pass
by a parent/guardian if a child is riding a bus that
their regular bus.
here to place your order.
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!