Murray Avenue School Newsletter - 11-12-19

MA Veterans Day Celebration

Murray Avenue celebrated Veterans Day with an assembly to honor local veterans. Veterans visited classrooms to share experiences and answer questions.

MA Students and Teachers Compete on the Fox 29's ClassH-Room

Don't miss our students and staff competing on The ClassH-Room on Wednesday, 11/13, 2019 at 6:30 pm on Fox 29. Teachers, Mrs. Barnhart, Mr. Barnhart and Mr. Weisblatt played against 8th grade students for both $500 and bragging rights. The teachers played for the Murray Avenue Holiday Fund, while the students played for the Students Caring for Students Fund. Watch the show to see the outcome!

2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please consider contributing to our Thanksgiving Food Drive that benefits families in our community. Click HERE for details.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conference Information

Click HERE for important information about fall conferences which are scheduled for November 25, 26, and 27.

Halloween Spirit Day

Thursday, October 31 was our Halloween-themed spirit day. Here are some pictures from this event: Halloween Spirit Day

GRADE 6 PEEC Trip Informational Meeting

The Grade Six camping trip to the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has been a tradition for over forty years. The PEEC team is comprised of veteran volunteers who are committed to teaching, guiding, and caring for all the members of their group(s) for 24 hours a day. This trip is exciting, fun, exhausting, interesting and challenging.

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 7:15 pm, we will have an informational meeting for parents about the PEEC trip. This will take place in the cafeteria after the last conference is scheduled. We will provide information about trip activities, supplies, and required paper work so families can decide if they are interested in having their child attend. There will also be a brief question and answer session.

A Parent's Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use: Warning Signs and Communication Skills

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 6:30pm

Murray Avenue School, Murray Avenue, Huntingdon Valley, PA

This parent workshop is sponsored by the District Embracing the Conversation Committee.

Click HERE for event information

Cafeteria Information

Breakfast and Lunch menus are posted on a new interactive website, Nutrislice. Our innovative and interactive site and mobile app make our school menus more convenient and informative than ever before! Download the Nutrislice App from the App Store or get it on Google Play and then search Lower Moreland.

Food sold during the school day is required to meet nutrition standards and are referred to as Smart Snacks. Smart Snacks encourage students to make healthier snack choices to help give them the nutrition they need to grow and learn. Check out the 2019-2020 price list for the list of snacks we served in the cafeteria.

Throughout the month of October, the cafeteria had a chicken fajita bar with black beans, rice, sour cream and salsa available for students as an option for lunch. On October 17th, the students had Homemade Guacamole as a treat with their fajitas! Chips and Guacamole could also be purchased as a snack.

Murray Avenue PTA News and Events

Next PTA meeting November 13th 9:15 am

Volunteer Help Needed:

The Murray Avenue Hospitality team could use some help setting up and breaking down snack tables during conferences. Please sign up HERE.

Please sign up to help out at the Book Fair HERE. You can also come visit the Book Fair during conferences.


YANKEE CANDLES - Great for gifts and to "warm up" your home! Online orders can be taken through Order by 11/8 for delivery by week of 12/3.

TANNERS PIES, LOAFCAKES, AND DONUTS - Just in time for Thanksgiving! Don't need one for your family? Consider donating one to a family in need. Order by 11/15 for delivery by 11/26.

FUN PASTA - For kids and adults: different shaped pasta for any interest from dancing, to pets, to sports teams! Order by 11/15 for delivery by week of 12/9.

Don’t forget to join the PTA