Marie Murphy Principal Message

August 6, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

I hope everyone has enjoyed a relaxing summer filled with fun and adventure. I am very excited to be joining the Marie Murphy team this year. I have felt a warm welcome from everyone and I can't wait to meet your kids! My own two boys have been enjoying the Skokie camp program all summer, which has them outside playing and making new friends. Now we are back to a morning routine as I start at Marie Murphy and work with the team to get everything ready for your children to return.

Our focus for the year will be to make connections. Connections to new friends, new teachers, and to reconnect to the things we love most about Marie Murphy. I look forward to meeting you all and learning about your children and our community.

All the best,

Elena Ryan


Coming your way soon...

6th-grade math class assignments: Keep your eye on your mailbox! Soon you will receive a letter that details your child's 6th-grade math placement for the 2021-2022 school year.

All parents: In the next two weeks you will receive a letter detailing your student's first-period teacher. This information will help your child navigate the first day of school. More information to come soon!

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 24- 1:00-1:30 Optional 6th grade student transition visit to Marie Murphy. Teacher visits will begin at 1:00pm. While the students tour the building parents will meet with Principal Ryan for a brief Q&A about Marie Murphy.

Wednesday, August 25- First day of school

School hours- 7:55am - 3:20pm

Safety Plan for Reopening School

We will continue to approach this school year with care and safety for everyone as it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continued guidance will be provided by Dr. Osburn throughout the next week.

A big welcome to our new Marie Murphy teachers!

6th grade Science- Ms. Joyce Kim

7th grade Math Long-term Substitute- Ms. Mary Pehar

Orchestra Director- Ms. Terese Parisoli