Murray Avenue School Newsletter 1-13-23

Martin Luther King Day of Service

For our annual service activity, we are collecting toiletries for the Valley Youth House as well as making fleece blankets to donate. This is to support an organization that helps homeless teens. We are looking for toiletry donations as well as no-sew fleece throw kits. These are available on Amazon, in Walmart, or at Joann’s, to name a few options.

Collection boxes are in the lobby of Murray Avenue.

How can we support this service activity?

1) Students and families can donate toiletry items or no sew fleece blanket kits.

2) Students can sign up to come tie blankets on Monday, January 16th from 9 to 10:30 am. Students must sign up in advance to attend. Here is the link to the form to sign up: MLK Day of Service Sign Up (Friday, 1/13/23 is the last day to sign up). This link is also posted on our website under “Announcements.”

Deadline for Grade 8 Ski, Board, and Tubing Trip is Tomorrow, 1/13/23

Friday, 1/13, is the deadline to register for our Grade 8 Ski, Board, and Tubing trip.

Here is the permission form: MA Ski Trip

All of the information you need to sign up is electronic. Once an adult fills out the electronic form, students need to bring in payment to the main office.

Electronic sign up and payment is due by January 13th.

Hope to see you there! Families are welcome to join us on the slopes!

Congrats Grade 8 Girls Basketball Team for MCAA Championship and Undefeated Season!

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MA Student Council CHOP Pajama Day Raises $1000.00 - Congratulations and Thank You!

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Grade 7 & 8 Students Learn about Jolabokaflod

Mrs. Balin's 7th and 8th grade reading classes celebrated Jolabokaflod at their recent library visit with Mrs. Grosso. Jolabokaflod (pronounced Yo-la-book-uh-flot) is an Icelandic tradition celebrated on Christmas Eve. Loved ones gift each other a book and then settle down to a cozy night of reading by a fire sipping on hot chocolate. Mrs. Grosso was able to provide a similar experience for the students who 'gifted' each other books to read over winter break while enjoying their hot chocolate beverages.

Caring for Friends Trip

Students from Murray Avenue with Pine Road Grade 5 students visited the Caring for Friends Center where they packaged meals for people experiencing homelessness. Mrs. Federinko and Mrs. Ithier's classes planned this project together and it was a great experience for everyone who participated. Great job!
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Murray Mosaic Makers

Murray Makers are practicing solving Rubiks' Cubes in the library at lunch and using those algorithms and mapping skills to create mosaics; this one was designed by MAS alum Lilianna Novykov.

Information from the School Nurse

Grade 6 students must submit documentation for their annual physicals.

Here is the required Physical Form.

Grade 7 students are required to submit dental exam documentation.

Here is the required Dental Exam Form.

These forms are also available in the Virtual Backpack

These are state requirements. Please submit this information to our school nurse, Mrs. Melissa Huber at


Next PTA meeting is February 8, 2023 at 9:15 am in the MA Library.

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