Murwood Weekly eNewsletter

January 12, 2022


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Upcoming Events

Jan. 17th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

Jan. 18th- PTA General Meeting- All are welcome!

Jan. 21st- PTA Family Virtual Kahoot Competition!

Jan. 31st- Spelling Bee

Principal's Message

This week has already been a whirlwind. We are still working together to keep students and staff safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience, communication and support in keeping students who don't feel well home.

Our students are in classrooms learning at their highest levels. Our 4th and 5th graders have begun practicing for the Spelling Bee on January 31st. Our 2nd graders made volcanoes in science. Our amazing teachers and specialists continue to create new ways to make learning exciting and challenging.

This coming weekend is a three day weekend. There is no school on Monday, January 17th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Below are some reminders of how we can help to keep our students and staff healthy and safe during this time.

  • Please continue to screen your child daily before sending them to school. (Daily Symptom Screeing)
  • If your child exhibits any COVID symptoms, please keep your child home and contact the school office.
  • Please continue to send your child to school with a mask each day.
  • Please dress your child in layers, as we will continue to have doors and windows open in classrooms and make use of outdoor learning and eating areas. (As weather permits)

Thank you for your partnership.


Notes From the Office

WCSD Parent Education Series

WCSD is pleased to offer a series of training sessions for parents. We will be covering topics ranging from managing stress and anxiety to how to navigate difficult conversations. Please join us for a time of learning, sharing and asking questions.

Click this link to see the 4 upcoming sessions.

Mrs. Kaye

Office Manager

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We need five PTA members to serve on the PTA executive board nominating committee. The main focus of this committee is to identify potential candidates for elected positions on the PTA executive board. Being on the committee is a low time commitment opportunity to help your PTA. The committee will meet first on January 25th at 6pm (via Zoom). Please email Dawn Greenaway, our PTA President, if you would like to serve on the nominating committee. You must be a member of the Murwood PTA in order to be part of this committee.
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JANUARY 18th - 6pm


You do not need to be a PTA member to attend the meeting.

Please register HERE


Join Murwood's 2nd Annual Virtual Kahoot Competition

Virtual Kahoot Competition

January 21st - 7pm

Kahoot is a quiz/trivia-based game where you will answer trivia questions based on various topics. Questions, along with answer choices, are projected onto a screen and you and your family simply submit responses using an internet-connected device. Points are awarded based on the speed of correctly submitted answers. The family who enters the most correct answers the fastest, wins bragging rights!

This is a first-come, first serve sign up and we have 30 slots. This sign-up is open to ALL Murwood Families, Teachers and Staff! Don't miss out on the fun - all from the comfort of home!


Make a Match & Double Your Gift to WCEF!

We saw a HUGE increase in matching gifts in 2021. Let’s keep it going! If you have donated, don’t leave any matching money on the table—ask your company. Many employers will match 100% to double your gift. And employers like Chevron, Capital One, Gap, Apple, Google, and Adobe Systems will match up to $10,000!

To see if your company matches, click here.

Amazing—Basementeers Raised Over $15,000 for WCEF!

The Sports Basement Basementeer give-back program was paused in 2020, but it’s back. And it’s bigger than ever—WCEF is receiving a check from Sports Basement for $15,056! Thank you to our WCEF friends and families who shopped locally and helped make the foundation one of the top 5 non-profits to benefit from Sports Basement in the entire Bay Area in 2021.

Not a Basementeer? Join today. For just a one-time fee of $25, you save 10%, and 10% goes back to our public schools. On every purchase. School shoes, skis, wetsuits, bikes, yoga mats, camping gear, even everyday clothing like Vuori. All of your purchases benefit WCEF when you select ‘WCEF’ as your non-profit to support.

Join now and save. There are quite a few beneficiaries, so keep scrolling to find ‘WCEF,’ and our schools win!