Marie Murphy Principal Message

August 29, 2021

We are happy to be back!

We launched school together with so many emotions! The students were excited to see their friends and meet their new teachers. Parents, we could not have had a successful start without your partnership. We look forward to connecting with you on Wednesday night for Parent Orientation via zoom.


All the best,

Elena Ryan

Parent Orientation Night is on Wednesday, September 1st (ZOOM)

Links to the zoom meetings will be emailed separately to parents.

  • 6th Grade - 6:30-7:10pm


  • 7th Grade - 7:10-7:50pm


  • 8th Grade - 7:50-8:30pm

Lunch and Recess

Our first picnic lunch day was a success! The heat did not keep the students away from enjoying eating with their friends under a tree or at a picnic table. Students are welcome to bring a towel if they prefer to sit on the grass.

Safety Reminder

Masks- Teachers are reviewing mask protocols with students each day. Please take a moment to remind your student that a mask worn properly covers the nose and mouth at all times.

New Social Media!

We are excited to bring you into the classrooms through Instagram and Twitter. Our new social media handle is MarieMurphySch. Join us today!

Save the Date: 8th Grade Car Wash

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 25th from 10am-2pm for the 8th Grade Car Wash. Ticket sales will launch soon! More details to come.

Parking Lot Update

It has been fun to see you all as I support our traffic needs on Illinois!


Here are a few safety reminders:

  • You will see more supervisors during the afternoon dismissal. This is to ensure all students are safe as they exit the school and either get on a bus, in a car or on their bike to ride home.


  • The Wilmette Police have asked me to remind you that you must not be on your phone in a moving vehicle on school property.


  • Remain aware of pedestrians as you enter the lot. Students on bikes and walking are not looking as they cross the entrance of the lot while you turn to come in. I will continue to guide the students to wait until after it is safe to cross, but I do ask that parents be extra vigilant while turning into the school parking lot.
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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 31st

  • Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, September 1st

  • Parent Orientation Night (ZOOM)

Monday, September 6th

  • No School: Labor Day

Tuesday, September 7th

  • No School: Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday, September 14th

  • Picture Day

Thursday, September 16th

  • No School: Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 25th

  • 8th grade fundraiser car wash

Attendance Line

If your child is going to be out for the day please call to report an absence: 847-251-3617