Murray Avenue School Newsletter 2-7-23

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Visit our Virtual Events Page for Black History Month Resources

MA's virtual event page has information about celebrating Black History month.

Click here to access this. This can also be found on the MA website under announcements.

Grade 8 Art Students Take Inspiration from Contemporary Artists

Eighth grade artists recently looked at the work of contemporary artists from countries where Lunar New Year is celebrated. The project below is inspired by Paulo Pastel, a Filipino artist who uses chalk pastels to create work that is making its way into the pop music and fashion scene.

Grade 8 Students Ski, Board, and Tubing Trip to Bear Creek

Thank you to Mr. Mahaney, Mrs. Moss, Mr. Weisblatt, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Manning, Mrs. Huber, Ms. Nemo, Ms. Weymuller, and Mrs. Maloney who helped take our students enjoy a great trip!

Celebrating National School Counseling Week, Feb. 6–10, 2023

National School Counseling Week 2022, “School Counseling: Helping Students Dream Big,” sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is being celebrated from Feb. 6–10, 2023, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success.

School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. They partner with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world. School counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in school counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.

If you have specific needs or want to consult with our counselors, here is their contact information:

Ms. Linda Helm,School Counselor, assigned to Grade 6

Mrs. Lauren Sileski, Student Support Counselor, assigned to Grade 7

Ms. Rebecca DeLoach, Student Support Counselor, assigned to Grade 8

MA Yearbook Information

If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook for the 2022-2023 school year, click here or type this link into your search bar:

The deadline to order a yearbook is May 13, 2023.

This year, we have also included an eportfolio that will give you access to share and upload photos to potentially be included in this year's 2022-2023 yearbook.

If you would like access to this drive to upload your own photos and memories from school events, click here or type this link into your search bar:

The school code is murrayavelions.

This link will also take you directly to the eportfolio and will bypass the login process of typing in the school code click here.

If you have any questions regarding the yearbook, yearbook ordering, or uploading photos, please email Ms. Savannah Shields at

Happenings in the MA Library

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Information from the School Nurse

Grade 6 students must submit documentation for their annual physicals.

Here is the required Physical Form.

Grade 7 students are required to submit dental exam documentation.

Here is the required Dental Exam Form.

These forms are also available in the Virtual Backpack

These are state requirements. Please submit this information to our school nurse, Mrs. Melissa Huber at


Current Fundraisers and Opportunities to Get Involved

*Join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, 2/8 at 9:15am

*Valentine pizza and cookie kits available for purchase this year

* Tickets for LMPTA Designer Bag Bingo on sale now. This event will likely sell out, so get yours now.

*Looking for donations of sweet treats (brownies, pasties, cookies) for Creative Cafe. Please email if you would like to send in something.

Follow Us on Social Media

The MA Library is now on Twitter @MurrayMakers

Follow us to keep up with our latest library events and maker projects!