Marie Murphy Principal Message

August 28, 2022

Message from the Marie Murphy PTC Vice President: Roopal Kundu

Each year winter holiday and end-of-year gifts are provided to teachers, staff, bus drivers and facilities staff on behalf of all MM students and families. The funds from these Room Fees are used to show this appreciation to our MM team. We suggest a $25 donation per child you have at Marie Murphy. If you can donate, please do so directly in the A to Z app (which you get with your PTC membership) OR donate via the PTC website: https://www.avocaptc.org/. Thank you for your support!
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Marie Murphy Lunch Information

Where to find the lunch menu? https://www.fdmealplanner.com/


Note from Principal Ryan: I have enjoyed watching the students navigate the NEW lunch line and shout "we love the food!" as they sit down to eat. With that said, please have a conversation with your student about the a la carte items and how much money you want them to spend each day.

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NWEA Map Testing

Fall MAP will take place next week. Students will take MAP Math on August 31st and MAP Reading on September 1st. If you have questions about MAP testing, please visit the MAP Parent Toolkit (link here).


I want to remind parents that this is not an assessment for which students need to study in advance. Students are already prepared with the knowledge they need to take fall MAP.

Drop-off Traffic Pattern

The safety of our students during drop-off and pick-up relies on our ability to work together as a community and follow the traffic maps. Please familiarize yourself with the traffic maps below prior to the first day of school.


Morning Drop-off: Parents picking up a child may only use the east entrance. The west entrance is for bus use only. Please pull into the lot and immediately turn right down the first aisle. Students should be prepared to exit their car by the main door.


We know traffic will be difficult in the morning. Please arrive by 7:45am or slightly before to ensure students are not tardy to school.

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Pick-Up Traffic Pattern

Students will begin to exit Marie Murphy immediately at 3:20pm. Cars picking up a student may pull up to the front of the school or wait in 1 of the 3 rows of the parking lot. We will move traffic along as quickly as we can.


Please keep your eyes alert for children going to other cars as you drive out of the lot.

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Attendance Line

If your child is going to be out for the day please call to report an absence: 847-251-3617

Upcoming Dates

August 29
  • First day of preschool

August 31 and September 1

  • NWEA MAP Testing

August 31

  • Marie Murphy Parent Night 6:30-9:00 (times TDB for teams)

September 5

  • No School, Labor Day

September 10

  • Wilmette Sesquicentennial

September 17

  • 10:00-2:00 Car Wash fundraiser