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Weekly Message 12/5/21

Good evening, this is Mr. Andriolo calling to share important information about school and the upcoming week.


Wednesday is an Early Release day. Dismissal is at 12:50, please plan accordingly.


We now have two Book Nooks located in the Murkland School. One is located in the main lobby and the other on the second floor landing. Students are able to take a book for home reading and return it when they’re done. Please encourage your child to take a book if they need one for their home reading.


We are now into December. With that begins a new attendance month. Please do all you can to support your child’s daily attendance. We remind students that there are five responsibilities to having good attendance: 1 – Have a bedtime, 2 – Dress for the weather, 3 – Eat well, 4 – Exercise, 5 – Have a positive mindset. Please do all you can to support your child’s daily attendance.


That’s all for this week. I hope you have a great week…and remember to ask your child what they learned at the Murkland every day - and please, don’t let them tell you nothing!

Weekly Message 11/19/21

Good evening, this is Mr. Andriolo calling to share important information about school and the upcoming week.


We will be practicing our Options Based training drill this week. A notice has been sent home regarding these drills.


Wednesday, November 24 is an Early Release. Dismissal on Wednesday is at 11:10. Please make plan accordingly. Also, there is no school on Thursday, November 25 or Friday, November 26 because of Thanksgiving. I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday.


That’s all for this week. I hope you have a great week…and remember to ask your child what they learned at the Murkland every day - and please, don’t let them tell you nothing!

Weekly Message 11/14/21

Good evening, this is Mr. Andriolo calling to share important information about school and the upcoming week.


Our picture makeup day was scheduled for this Tuesday, however, it has been moved to Tuesday, November 30. This change occurred because the pictures from our fall picture day haven’t arrived yet. The company informed us they should be coming soon.


As you know, our school day begins at 8:30. However, we open our doors for grades 1 – 4 students who would like to have breakfast at 8:20. If your child isn’t having breakfast and is here at 8:20, please make sure they are dressed in warm clothing because they enter the building at 8:30.


That’s all for this week. I hope you have a great week…and remember to ask your child what they learned at the Murkland every day - and please, don’t let them tell you nothing!

Weekly Message 11/7/21

Good evening, this is Mr. Andriolo calling to share important information about school and the upcoming week.


There is no school on Thursday, November 11 to honor Veterans’ Day. Please plan accordingly.


Murkland students have been doing a very nice job wearing masks in school and on the bus. Thank you for your continued support with this.


Every month, we provide perfect attendance charms to students at the Murkland. In October we had about 175 students with perfect attendance. This is quite the accomplishment, given the circumstances. Students with solid attendance typically have more significant growth during the school year. Thank you for your support with your child’s attendance. We look forward to giving out more charms throughout the year.


That’s all for this week. I hope you have a great week…and remember to ask your child what they learned at the Murkland every day - and please, don’t let them tell you nothing!

Weekly Message 10/31/21

Good evening, this is Mr. Andriolo calling to share important information about school and the upcoming week.


We had a wonderful spirit week at school last week. Thank you for supporting this with so many creative ideas. We have many artist in our Murkland community!


There is no school on Tuesday, November 2 because of elections. Please plan accordingly.


We are entering the month of November. This is the time of year when we start to see accelerated learning growth. To support this, please encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes, each night. If you need books, we have a new “Book Nook” that was donated to the Murkland School. Your child can take a book and keep it until they’re done reading it, then exchange it with another book. Please reach out if your child is in need of a book.


That’s all for this week. I hope you have a great week…and remember to ask your child what they learned at the Murkland every day - and please, don’t let them tell you nothing!

Weekly Message 10/22/21

Good evening, this is Mr. Andriolo calling to share important information about school and the upcoming week.


Progress reports went home last week. It is important to review this report with your child to see their progress. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.


We had great attendance in school last week. Daily attendance is critical to student success. Please continue to support your child’s attendance.


This week is Spirit Week at the Murkland School. Monday is Crazy Hair Day, Tuesday is Wacky Hat Day, Wednesday is Mismatch Day, Thursday is Comfy Day, Friday is Fall Color Day. We hope your child is able to join in.


Students in Grades 1 – 4 have to complete a math challenge every week. That challenge goes home on Mondays and needs to be turned in no later than Thursday. Within that challenge is a section for you to check if your child answered the questions, labeled their answers, and explained their thinking. Please continue to check this with your child and sign that Math Challenge each week.


When picking up or dropping off your child, please know that pets should not be on school grounds.


That’s all for this week. I hope you have a great week…and remember to ask your child what they learned at the Murkland every day - and please, don’t let them tell you nothing!

Weekly Message 10/15/21

Good evening, this is Mr. Andriolo calling to share important information about school and the upcoming week.


Our After School Program begins this Monday for grades 1 & 2 and Tuesday for grades 3 & 4. If your child is attending, you should have received a notice from us. If you signed your child up for the program, but didn’t receive a notice, please call us on Monday. The after school program ends at 4:45. Please work to arrive promptly between 4:40 – 4:45 to pick up your child.


Progress reports are heading home mid week. Please review that report with your child. After you’ve reviewed the report, please sign it and send it back to school with your child. It’s important that you sign and return the progress report so teachers know you reviewed it.


Your child is meeting with their teacher to take an individual reading assessment. That assessment informs teachers of your child’s exact reading level. After this assessment, teachers work to support all students along their reading continuum. Please continue to partner with us and have your child read at least 20 minutes each night so they can practice the skills they learn in school at home. If you need books, please give us a call.


That’s all for now, remember to ask your child what they learned at the Murkland every day…and please, don’t let them tell you nothing!

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