Marie Murphy Principal Message

October 22, 2021

Halloween Celebrations!

Tonight 10/22 from 5-7pm is our school Halloween Dance! Students who purchased tickets in advance will come home with their entrance bracelet on. Tickets are $10 at the door and costumes are highly encouraged. We look forward to a great night!


The dance will serve as our Halloween celebration for the year. Costumes are welcome at the dance, but please know we will not have a separate costume day at Marie Murphy for Halloween.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences are on October 27th and 28th. Conference times can be found in your PTC portal. Zoom links will be sent via email early next week.


A reminder that October 27th and 28th are half days of school and we will end the day at 11:00am.

Save the date: New Trier Math Qualifying Test- 6th Grade Only

When? Tuesday, November 9th from 3:30-4:45pm at Marie Murphy


What? The New Trier Township Math Qualifying Test (NTTMQT). This is an optional test for students who want to be considered for New Trier Math in 7th grade.


Who? This program is for students who demonstrate the highest competencies in mathematics as a sixth grader. The test is optional for students and should be taken by those students who are ready for the accelerated offering that New Trier Township Math offers in 7th grade.


More information will come via email next week.

Science Olympiad Information

Monday, 10/25 (3:30 - 4:15) - Science Olympiad Informational Meeting (Students Only)

Monday, 11/1 (3:30 - 4:30) - Science Olympiad Tryouts
Tuesday, 11/2 (3:30 - 4:30) - Science Olympiad Tryouts

Wednesday, 11/3 (3:30 - 4:30) - Science Olympiad Tryouts

A message from your teachers...

Your partnership is needed! Please remind your student to charge their ipad each night.

Parking Lot News to Note

1. The colder it gets, the more cars we have. Please be patient during pick-up as we get the kids safely into your cars.


2. Please watch the crossing guard for the signal to exit the lot. People who use Illinois to cut through going east are getting stuck in our car line and pulling into oncoming traffic to go around the line. We have had a few close calls and I want to be sure we stay as safe as we possibly can.

Basketball Tryouts

JV Boys Basketball Tryouts

Monday, October 25th 3:30-5:30pm and Tuesday, October 26th 3:30-5:30pm


8th Grade Varsity Basketball Tryouts

Wednesday, October 27th 11:30-1:30pm ½ day


Girls Basketball Tryouts

Monday, November 1st 3:30-5:30pm and Tuesday, November 2nd 3:30-5:30pm

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Upcoming Dates

October 27-28

  • Half Days/Parent Teacher Conferences (Zoom)

Friday, October 29

  • No School- Teacher Institute Day

Tuesday, November 9

  • Optional 6th Grade New Trier Township Math Qualifying Test (NTTMQT) 3:30-4:45pm at Marie Murphy

Wednesday, November 10

  • School Picture Retake Day

Saturday, November 13

  • New Trier 8th Grade Placement Test at New Trier

November 20-28

  • Thanksgiving Break