Parents please be on
the lookout for a survey coming home with your child
on Friday, Feb. 20th.
there are TWO parts to the survey form – a page with
survey questions and an answer document.
There is no online option for parents.
NOT write your child's names on survey materials
being sent home.
do not fold the forms. These will be
rendered useless if they are stapled or folded.
will be a collection box in the front office for
surveys to be returned.
window closes on
Friday, March 13.
Next week, February 23 -
27, your child has the opportunity to participate in
a school-wide fundraiser to benefit
Relay for Life.
Students will need to raise
$100 to see
Mr. Renna wear lipstick and
a dress on MBC!!!!!!!!!
Maybe we can get him to do
a few push-ups too.
Please have your child
bring in coins/ dollars to donate to this fabulous
cause the week of Feb. 23rd.
Students can bring money to
the front lobby
between 7:15- 7:45
5Th Annual Raffle
100% of Profits Benefit
MESF Science & Technology initiatives & more!!!
Raffle sale begins February 27th.
Drawing for prizes is March 17th at 6 pm at Murdock.
Grand Prize: $1,000 Cash
1st Prize - iPad Air 2
2nd Prize - Atlanta Braves
(6 tickets, parking pass, & 755 Club Access)
Click here for more details.
click here to complete the Georgia Parent Survey.
This survey will remain open through Friday,
February 27, 2015.
All parents are encouraged
to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because
the data will be used to calculate the School
Climate Star Rating.
This rating effects the
value of our area including home prices.
Survey responses are
anonymous and will be submitted directly to the
Georgia Department of Education for analysis.
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
GA WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Murdock will be participating in the Georgia
Walk to School Day
on Wednesday, March 4th.
This is to encourages children and families to
pursue healthier and more active lifestyles.
Please support this program by
walking to school on March 4th!
****Be sure to use all crosswalks, and
please no bikes or scooters!****
you, could you, in a box? Would you, could you, with
a fox? I would wear them here or there. I would wear
them anywhere!!! Dr. Seuss Day is just around the
March 2nd, and Murdock is selling Dr. Seuss
hats for $1.00 to benefit
Relay for Life!!!
We will be selling Cat in
the Hat hats for $1.00 to benefit Relay for Life on
March 2nd, from 7:20-7:50 am.
We will have tables set up
in each grade level hallway to sell the hats on a
first come, first serve basis.
All proceeds will benefit
Murdock's Relay for Life Team!!!
We hope you are as excited
as we are to have fun and to help support a great
that is near and dear to our hearts!
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!