Murwood Weekly eNewsletter

September 21, 2022


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Upcoming Events

Sep. 19th-Sep. 30th- WCEF Read-a-Thon

Sep. 23rd- PTA Welcome Back Pizza Night

Oct. 3rd-Oct. 7th- Parent-Teacher Conference Week

Oct. 8th- Community Service Day

Oct. 12th- PTA Walk & Roll to School Day

Principal's Message

Celebrating Mrs. Rathert

Tomorrow we have the opportunity to celebrate and cheer on our very own Paula Rathert. Mrs. Rathert will be recognized tomorrow evening as one of four finalists for Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year! The celebration will be held at The Lesher Center for the Arts. You can watch the celebration live at 6:00pm on this Youtube link .

Keep READING for the Readathon

Our students are *reading*! Thank you for your support and spreading the word about our Read-a-thon. We have made great progress towards our financial goal, and luckily there's still time for students to reach their reading goals.

Students are working towards a school-wide "hibernation day" where we'll celebrate with pajamas and fun reading activities!

Pledgestar makes it easy to track reading minutes and fundraise. Customize your child’s appeal, translate it, have your gift matched, and more. To sign up visit or for more information visit


Notes From The Office

Illness Guidelines

When to keep sick children home:

  • If they have a fever of 100.5 or higher

  • Active vomiting or diarrhea

  • Significant runny nose, congestion or cough

  • Pink eye, strep or other contagious illness that requires antibiotics

  • Suspected Covid symptoms

A child may return to school when:

  • They are fever free for 24 hours without medication

  • No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours

  • Symptoms are improving and child is feeling better

  • Child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours and child is feeling better

  • Covid testing is highly recommended

If you are unsure if you should keep your child home, please contact the office and we will help advise. If you are needing to give your child over the counter medications for illness symptoms then it is recommended that they stay home until they are feeling better. Also, please remember to notify the office if your child will be out due to illness.

Mrs. Kaye

Office Manager

Pizza Kit Giveaway!

If you ordered, remember to grab your pizza kit on September 23rd. Drive through pickup will take place at Murwood on September 23rd between 4:30 and 6:00pm.

Dad's Night Out!

Calling all Murwood dads - it’s your turn for a night out! It is going down October 1st at 5pm.

Join in for an evening of cornhole, bocce ball, and dice paired with delicious dinner and drinks. A $50 donation buys you a ticket to all the fun and all $50 goes to the Murwood PTA. If you already bought a ticket at the auction last year, you’re all set. If not, you can purchase your ticket by clicking here and the address will be sent to you.

Keep Reading and Fundraising—WCEF Read-a-thon runs through September 30!

Students are doing a fantastic job logging those reading minutes and getting sponsors to help fund art, music, science, middle school electives, and our libraries–let’s keep the momentum going! You can still sign up to participate, and all Read-a-thon info is on our website.

Save the Date—30th Anniversary of Forma Gym’s Turkey Trot

This great tradition is back! Home for Thanksgiving? Add Forma Gym’s Turkey Trot to your Turkey Day plans. Start the morning off right, gather your friends and family for a morning run through downtown Walnut Creek! The Turkey Trot donates $10,000 to WCEF and is a big supporter of The Contra Costa Food Bank. Register here today!

We also need Turkey Day volunteers! Email to sign up and for more info!