Murray Avenue School Newsletter - 1-8-19

Martin Luther King Day of Service

This year we are partnering with a local charity, Foster Angels on Earth. Our goal is to create care packages for children placed in emergency foster care. Our care packages will consist of toiletry items and fleece blankets.

We are looking for the following donations:

Shampoo, conditioner

Body wash, deodorant

Toothbrushes, toothpaste

No Sew Fleece Throw kits (available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft; Amazon, Michael’s or Walmart)

We are also looking for 10 reusable shopping tote bags.

There will be a collection box in the Murray Avenue lobby for these items.

Grade 8 students can sign up to help tie blankets on 1/21/19 from 9:00 am to 10:30 AM in the cafeteria. To sign up use this link:

MA Creative Cafe

Students are invited to participate in our Creative Café sponsored by our Literary Magazine club. This event will be Friday, February 8, 2019, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Barnes & Noble in Willow Grove. Come support our MA artists! There will be spoken readings, musical performances and visual art displays. Twenty percent of the profits from sales at the store that evening will be given to our school during this family fun event. Hope to see you there! Here is the link to the flyer:

MA Community Outreach Visits

MA students visited local retirement communities before the winter break.

Check out the pictures from our visits:

Interdisciplinary Seventh Grade Art Projects

Seventh grade art students are in the process of creating temporary tape murals throughout the halls of Murray Avenue School. After studying the Renaissance in social studies, students made connections between this assignment and the work of 15th century artists. One-point perspective is thought to have been represented for the first time in 1493 by the artist Masolino da Panicale. Artists throughout history have built on this groundbreaking discovery to create the masterpieces we know and love today. Students were challenged to plan, enlarge and implement their unique works of art. This modern take on a traditional idea has empowered students to create their collaborative displays.

Congratulations MA Field Hockey Team

Congratulations to the Murray Avenue Field Hockey team for winning the 2018 Sportsmanship Award for fall season. This award is voted upon by the other teams in the league. This team had an undefeated season, won the league championship, and has now been awarded this sportsmanship honor. What a great season! Congratulations!

Counselors' Corner

Preparations are beginning for the process of preparing our eighth grade students to transition to the high school. Eighth grade transition activities will kick off with our high school counselors delivering a lesson on Wednesday, February 6th during social studies classes. The Program of Studies and completing elective forms for ninth grade will be some of the topics discussed during this lesson. Please join us for the parent/guardian presentation, The Curriculum Fair, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the high school auditorium that evening, February, 6, 2019.

Murray Avenue PTA News & Events

- LMPTA is having a restaurant day at Be Well Cafe on January 28 . It’s a half day of school and a great time to meet up with some friends! Mention LMPTA and Be Well will donate a portion of your order back to LMPTA!

-Save the Date! Murray Avenue’s 2019 Ultimate Challenge student v. staff basketball game will take place on March 22! Additional information will come soon, but for now we are looking for event sponsors — both corporate sponsors and family sponsors! See your corporate logo or family name on the back of the newly designed t-shirts worn by our players. Sponsorships are limited, so act fast. See for additional information.

- Our next PTA meetings are January 9 and February 13, both at 9:15 in the Murray Avenue library. Please come see us!

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