Welcome to Murdock Elementary

Principal: Lynn Hamblett     Asst. Principal: Donna Long

Murdock Weekly Newsletter



   

 

Parents please be on the lookout for a survey coming home with your child on Friday, Feb. 20th.

 Important, there are TWO parts to the survey form – a page with survey questions and an answer document.  

There is no online option for parents.  

Please DO NOT write your child's names on survey materials being sent home.  

 Please do not fold the forms.  These will be rendered useless if they are stapled or folded. 

There will be a collection box in the front office for surveys to be returned.

 Survey 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
Monday- Friday.

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Lights, Camera, Cure!

   
         

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
                                 Package
                  (6 tickets, parking pass, & 755 Club Access)

Click here for more details.


   


Parent's please 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 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.

   




GA WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
IS COMING!


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!****


 

"Would 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 corner!!!"

 It's Monday, 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 Monday morning,
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 cause
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. 

 

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
http://www.ccsdbusdriver.com/

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.  

   
PTA
RAD DADS



If you are interested in getting involved with our RAD DAD program, please either complete the very short form at the link below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?

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
mesfpresident@gmail.com.

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
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 deadline is April 15th  
Questions???
 boxtops@murdockpta.com.
   
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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