Murray Avenue School Newsletter - 10-22-19

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MA Veteran's Day Celebration

Murray Avenue School is honoring our local veterans. On Monday, November 11th, Murray Avenue is hosting a continental breakfast followed by a Veterans Day assembly.

If you would like to attend, please sign up by completing this form. You can return it to the Murray Avenue School Main Office or by email to by October 23rd.

This form can also be completed online at If you have any questions, please email:, or call (215) 938-0230.

Halloween Spirit Day

Thursday, October 31 is a Halloween-themed spirit day. Students may wear costumes to school that are school-appropriate and compliant with the dress code. Students who want to dress up should choose costumes carefully including showing respect for diverse cultures and avoiding symbols of violence. Weapons or replicas of weapons may not be brought into school. Masks may not be worn in school.

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.

LMTSD Parent/Guardian Bulling Prevention Information Survey

We are asking LMTSD parents/guardians to participate in a survey related to our bullying prevention efforts which will help guide our planning for future programming. Please click HERE to complete this brief survey.

GRADE 6 PEEC Trip Chaperone Opportunity and 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.

We are interested in providing this opportunity for our sixth graders this year. In order to do this, we need parent chaperones to assist us with this trip. If you are interested in chaperoning, please click HERE for this information. Chaperone interest forms are due to Mr. Craig Freeman by Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

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

Athletics Update and Winter Athletic Information

Our Murray Ave Fall Season is coming to a close this week. The student athletes have been making tremendous progress in throughout the season.

The 8th Grade Field Hockey team has a record of 2-4. Nina Dudek has been amazing in the goal. Mary Klinger, Abby Gliwa, Briana Rocha have been really playing great the past few games. Jessica Pachman continues to play a key role in the team’s strong offense!

The 7th Grade Field Hockey team currently has a record of is 0-5. Despite the record, Coach Reese has seen tremendous progress out of Alyssa Gottesman, Avery Samarco, Sophia Azzarrano, and Mai Fellah.

Team Photos:

The 8th Grade Boys Soccer team is currently undefeated with a 7-0 record. The team has been led by John Kroll with 9 goals, Michael Malpezzi and Joel Amit both with 4 , and Maddox Feldman with 3. All season defense has been strong only allowing in four goals. Jake Linder, Jack Krause, Mason Tammaro, Carter Keegan, and Aidan Linus helped both goal keepers, Nathan McNulty and Drew Dorval keep the soccer ball out of the net. The Lions had an outstanding season all thanks to hard work and teamwork.

The 7/8 Girls Soccer team is currently 3-5 on the season. Coach Pressler has praised the team’s hard work and how much the team loves the game. The team has been led by Morgan Penisi and Amelia Brown. It’s been a fun season!

Team Photos:

Winter Athletes - The FamilyID portal for both new athletes and returning athletes is now open. Please click on this link and follow directions.

Please remember that if your child is a new athlete, which means didn’t try out or play a fall sport, you need to click on Murray Avenue Winter Athletics 2019-2020 NEW Athletes. You then need to upload the Section 6 portion of the form to the account.

If your child did try out or play a fall sport, we already have your physical on file and you need to fill out the Murray Avenue Winter Athletics 2019-2020 Re-Certification Link.

Girls Basketball Tryout Information:

8th Grade Tryouts: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday October 28-30 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM.

Team list will be posted at the end of the day on Friday, November 1st.

First team practice will be on Wednesday, November 6th, from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM.

7th Grade Tryouts: Friday, November 1st & Monday, November 4th , 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Team list will be posted on Wednesday 11/6 at the end of the day.

First team practice will be Thursday, November 7th, from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM.

All practices for both teams will 3-4:45 at the Murray Avenue Gymnasium.

Murray Avenue PTA News and Events

Limited quantities of Pure Vida bracelets are left

LM PTA FALL FUNDRAISERS - Something for everyone!

Pine Road and Murray Ave Families: Packets were sent home with your students (be sure to check their backpack). Thanks for your support!

YANKEE CANDLES - Great for gifts and to "warm up" your home! 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.

We are still collecting Box Tops. This year its a bit different.

Here is the link to the new app Box Tops® for Education by General Mills Inc.

‎Box Tops® for Education

Next PTA meeting November 13th 9:15am

Don’t forget to join the PTA

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