The Marie Murphy Update

11 June 2021 Edition

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Congrats To The Class of 2021!

Marie Murphy's graduating Class of 2021 celebrated their commencement on Monday, June 7. Held outdoors at New Trier High School's Northfield campus, families celebrated the event with a drive-in feel complete with video screen and AM/FM broadcast of the ceremony. A live stream of the ceremony was also available on YouTube for families to watch at home. The ceremony was highlighted by student speakers Dylan, Denise, Max, Rayla, and Sophie who represented their classmates well.

Congratulations and best of luck to newest Marie Murphy alumni!

Marie Murphy Commencement 2021

7th Grade Searches For (and Finds) Last Week Fun!

In celebrating the end of the year, the 7th-grade team put together a scavenger hunt activity that was fun and exciting for teachers and students alike. Using clues along the way, teams of students competed against one another in seeking items such as youth literature, poppers, and treats hidden in and around Marie Murphy School. It was an exercise in engagement, teamwork, communication, and most importantly, FUN!

6th Grade Has Colorful Last Day

The 6th graders celebrated their final day of school working collaboratively, reading info text, and executing multiple-step directions in completing their tye-dye shirt activity. The 6th-grade team of teachers put together the culminating activity as a way for the 6th graders to have a fun activity to celebrate the conclusion of the 6th-grade year as well as have a keepsake from the 2020-2021 school year!

Summer Reading and School Supply Lists

Attention All Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders!

Summer Reading

Each grade level has summer reading to complete. Please check out the links below to learn more about summer reading options. Additionally, consider buying your books from The Book Stall in Winnetka as part of Marie Murphy's Book Fair. 20% of your purchase will come back to MM!

In addition to summer reading, school supply lists are also available. You can purchase your school supplies through the Avoca PTC by clicking here. If you like buying supplies yourself, check out the links below to the individual grade level supply lists.

The End

We've made it; the end of the 2020-2021 school year!

In thinking back to last August...all the unknowns, all the uncertainties, all the fears...I simply am amazed at how far we have come. To say that the students, the families, and the teachers have shown flexibility, ingenuity, and patience would be an understatement. The cooperation between all three groups this year has been inspiring, and I will forever be grateful for the efforts made by everyone. When we stumbled, there was kindness and understanding. When we succeeded, there was gratitude and appreciation.

Thank you to every student, every teacher, every family for an outstanding year that we will never forget.

Matt Palcer


Marie Murphy School

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