Murray Avenue School Newsletter 9-24-19

Make the Connection Project

Thank you to the MA PTA for generously funding our Opening of School Celebration project. We created a visual representation of this year's theme, "Make the Connection," a school puzzle connecting our students and staff members.
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Valley of Fear Trip for Grades 7 & 8

We hope our 7th and 8th graders will join us for our annual Valley of Fear trip on Oct. 11.

Permission forms and money are due by Friday, Oct. 4th. Here is the FLYER and PERMISSION FORM for this trip.

Fall Intramurals

Here is the fall intramural information. The fall offering is indoor soccer: Schedule and Permission Form

Activities Being Offered At Murray Avenue This Year

During our opening of school celebration, our students learned about different activities and clubs that will be offered this year.

Here is a list of our activities, their sponsors, and when they begin: MA Activities

Our students viewed "commercials" for activities. If you would like more information about our activities, you can view the presentation. Each slide has a narrative. Please view the slide show in "present" mode and advance the slides to hear our sponsors explain their activities: MA Activity Commercials

Counselor Connections

Communicating with Middle School Students

This article has great advice about how to communicate effectively with your middle-school-age child: "How to Talk to Your Middle-Schooler (so They Might Actually Listen to You)"

Embracing the Conversation Parent Workshop

Our district Embracing the Conversation Committee is sponsoring a parent workshop in November, A Parent's Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use: Warning Signs and Communication Skills. Save the date for this informative session on Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:30 pm at Murray Avenue. Here is the link to FLYER.

Electronic Submission of Absence Notes

Beginning this year, the district will be accepting electronic submission of absence notes (Blue Cards). Our hope is that this convenient method will become the primary method for submitting excuse notes for absences. For absences requiring a doctor's note, the doctor's note will still need to be submitted to the office. We are hoping this online submission process will make this more timely and convenient for families. The online form can be found in the Announcement section of our school's website. Here is a link to the form: Blue Card for Student Absence

MA PTA News and Information

1. Murray Avenue PTA is looking for volunteers. Please sign up to help

2. Pretzel sales every Thursday starting September 12th. $0.50 per pretzel. Volunteer to help sell pretzels below!/showSignUp/20f0f45a8a62ea4fc1-murray1

3. Harlem Wizards are coming to Lower Moreland on October 3rd. Get your tickets for this great event and sign up to help that night Tickets and info

Volunteering night of the event!/showSignUp/508044aadab23a02-harlem

Volunteer to donate refreshments!/showSignUp/508044aadab23a02-harlem1

4. Fall Spirit Wear Sale is happening. Orders are due by September 30th

5. Don’t forget to join the PTA

6. October 5th 12-3:30pm Food truck festival. Food Music and Games!

7. October 16th: Ice Cream Social - free for all LM PTA members (note to those who weren't at meeting, we will start Exec at 7:30 pm that day)

8. We are still collecting Box Tops. This year its a bit different See the links

Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files

Also below is the link to the new app....

Box Tops® for Education by General Mills Inc.
‎Box Tops® for Education

Next Murray Avenue PTA Meeting: October 16th, 9:15 am

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