Pencils for Students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!
of Murdock's family will be moving to Ethiopia,
Africa. This family works with families that are
very poor. The children attend one room schools
and many of the classes have dirt floors.
Ms. Tate's and Mrs. McRoberts's
Second Grade classes are collecting
sharpeners and pencils for the
children in Ethiopia.
These classes are asking each
student attending Murdock to
bring in at
least one pencil and one pencil sharpener,
you can bring more if you desire.
pencils and pencil sharpeners to school by Friday,
When this family moves to
Ethiopia they will give the children the pencils and
pencil sharpeners from you. They will then send us
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.
murdock pencils from Gail Tate on Vimeo.
coming right around the corner!
Elementary’s 4th annual
On Thursday, January 22nd,
from 6:30-8:00 pm.
We will showcase all the entries and award medals to
the top 3 projects in each grade.
open to ALL students and everyone is encouraged to
participate and attend. You will be amazed at
the amazing minds and creative spirit our students
Details can be found
Science Lab Blog.
Click on the pages on the left “Science
Fair” and “Science Fair Extras” for all the
details and information on how to enter.
If you can volunteer to help
please take The Georgia Parent Survey is
after the student survey and contains 24 questions.
version of the parent survey will be available soon.
you can complete the survey using your personal
computers, smartphones or iPads. If you do not have
access to the Internet, please call the
school to schedule a time to use a computer
in the Media Center.
encouraging to participate in the Georgia Parent
Survey because the data will be used to calculate
the School Climate Star Rating.
responses are anonymous and will be submitted
directly to the Georgia Department of Education for
Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not
be available to the public and will not be posted
Please click here to begin the
Georgia Parent Survey.
Click here to renew or join PTA online.
Click here to find out how to donate.
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 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.
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!