Welcome to Murdock Elementary

Principal: Lynn Hamblett     Asst. Principal: Donna Long

Murdock Weekly Newsletter


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 year!

Thanks to your support,  our PTA has been recognized at the recent
East Cobb Council meeting with the following awards:

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 participation)
AND our PTA is still eligible for Georgia PTA's Platinum Award
and the 15 More Award, which will both be given this summer. 
Thank you again for supporting our PTA!  
Don't forget to help our school earn National PTA's designation as a SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE by taking the year-end survey! Please take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MURDOCKEXCELLENCE

Thank you!!

Murdock is selling wristbands for $3.00 each to benefit Relay for Life. 

There is a limited supply, so get them while they last!!! 

All proceeds will go towards Relay for Life.  Click here for an order form.

  If 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 child’s teacher.  



Wristbands are royal blue with red writing.


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 Survey.

School 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 4:00PM
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 Murdock’s 2015 Relay for Life Team.  You can join our team online at http://www.relayforlife.org/index.

Search for our team: Murdock Mustangs

Stay tuned for more information.


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. 


For more information, please see our
2015-16 School Choice webpage.


Murdock pencils from Gail Tate on Vimeo.

 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 sharpeners
these students have ever seen.

Just think of the smiles you will bring to their faces. Smiling children

Bus Drivers Needed
Hourly rate of pay $14.51
Apply online at

Click here for more information.

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.  


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

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:

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 place your order.

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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