Murwood Weekly eNewsletter

February 12, 2020

Principal's Message

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winner- Raakesh, Mrs. Wikander's class. Our Spelling Bee was a success and it was so great to see our students work so very hard.

Earlier today you received a text reminder for the PTA Auction. We look forward to seeing you all there. The auction is a great event for parents to have a good time while providing support to our PTA. You can purchase Murwood PTA Auction tickets here.

Remember we have a long weekend, for President's Day.

February 13th- Staff Development Day- No School

February 14th-17th- President's Day Weekend- No School

Monifa Morgan


Upcoming Events

  • February 13th-17th- No School
  • February 18th- PTA General Meeting- All are welcome!
  • February 19th- SSC Meeting
  • February 24th- Talent Show
  • February 29th- PTA Auction at Back Forty Texas BBQ

Auction Sneak Peek!

GET EXCITED and enjoy this sneak peek of some of the amazing auction items up for bid at Murwood's Wild Wild West Auction! The selection is vast, so this is just a preview.

You don't want to miss this year's Auction, so buy your tickets NOW! It's going to be a YEEHAW of a time! Click here to purchase:

Notes From The Office

The flu and cold season has been hitting hard this winter and there have been a lot of students out ill. Please review the following important information and remember to keep sick children home.

The flu is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu symptoms can include fever/chills, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle/body aches, headaches, and tiredness. Be aware, the flu can have very serious health complications such as pneumonia. While it is important to know the symptoms, only special tests can definitively tell if a person has the flu.

Tips to reduce the spread of the flu and other respiratory illnesses include:

  • Get a flu vaccination each year.

  • If your child is sick with flu-like symptoms and/or a fever of 100.5 or higher, keep them home. They need to be fever/symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school (this is our district policy).

  • Teach your child to cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.

  • Make sure they wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are spread this way.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are shared in the home.

For more information, visit:

Thank you.

Mrs. Kaye

Office Manager

The Murwood Book Swap

Back by popular demand is The Murwood Book Swap. We will be kicking off Read Across America with shopping at our Murwood Book Swap on 3/2/20. On Friday 2/28 students can begin bringing unwanted, gently used books to donate for our swap. For each book they donate they will receive a ticket that they can exchange for another donated book. Students can also share tickets with students who don't have books to donate. Students can shop during lunch recess, class library time and after school. The swap will end Friday 3/6.

General PTA Meeting

The next General Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting is on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:15am in the Library. Coffee and bagels will be served! Come hear about how our auction planning is coming along, as well as plans for some other year-end activities. You can also enter our raffle to win a free ticket to our Wild Wild West Auction on February 29th! Hope to see you there! Here's a link to our Agenda:

Art to Remember

Our school is teaming up with a unique fundraising program with Art to Remember that gives you the opportunity to purchase keepsake items with your child's artwork on them. The best part is that every keepsake order supports our school, our PTA and our upcoming Murwood Wild Wild West Auction! Order forms for the Art to Remember Fundraiser will be sent home with students TODAY, and are due back to your child's teacher no later than March 16th. You can place an order by filling out the paper order form and returning it together with payment to your child's teacher, or you can order online! Be sure to take the time to look at your child's order form as it features your child's artwork! If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Greenaway at

WCI PTA is seeking 2020-21 Executive Board Candidates

If you are a member in good standing at your current school's PTA and/or have a 5th grader who will be attending WCI next year, you may be eligible to run for a position on the WCI PTA Executive Board for the 2020-21 school year.

Serving on the PTA is an excellent way to learn about WCI and meet new friends in your expanded community. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Nominating Committee Chair: Sherry Mohebati (805-284-3877 or

Candidates may run for any position, however the following positions are vacant next year:

  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 2nd VP Volunteers (Coordinates PTA Event and School Volunteer needs and sign ups)
  • 4th VP Ways & Means (Adult Social, AmazonSmile, Spiritwear, Book Fair)
  • 5th VP School Programs (Welcome Back Day/Tri-S, Hospitality, Staff Appreciation)

The slate of nominees will be announced at the next WCI PTA Association meeting at 7pm, February 19th in the WCI Library.

The Election, will be held at our March Association meeting at 7pm, March 25th.