Murray Avenue School Newsletter 1-24-23

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Student DEI Council Helps Students Learn More About Lunar New Year

Our Student DEI Council planned activities to help our students learn more about Lunar New Year and how it is celebrated in various Asian countries. Click HERE to watch a video made by one of our community members about how her family celebrates Lunar New Year.

Some of the activities planned by our students included a spirit day where students and staff wore red for good luck. A special menu was available in our cafeteria where students could purchase dumplings, fried rice or orange chicken. During WIN, students received red envelopes with chocolate coins in them and learned more about the tradition of giving and receiving red envelopes. Students also practiced using chopsticks while they played tic tac toe and enjoyed some Asian candy. Our school is decorated with red and yellow lanterns and good luck signs to celebrate the new year.

Thank you to all of our students and staff members who created all of the materials for this activity! Great job!

LionVoice Performs at Choral Invitational

On Saturday, LionVoice attended the Voices Together Middle School Choral Invitational hosted by Commonwealth Youth Choirs. Our singers had a blast strengthening their singing and musicianship skills, collaborating with talented singers from other middle schools in Pennsylvania, and performing for a huge audience! Our LionVoicers received a standing ovation for their performance! Congratulations!

Congrats to our Undefeated Boys Soccer Team

The boys soccer team went undefeated this year and we were able to get them undefeated t-shirts: 2022 MCAA Undefeated Champs. Great job to all of the boys and thank you to Coach Lean!

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MA Grade 8 Students Win Engineering Awards at Future Cities Competition

On Saturday January 21, 2023, eighth grade students in Mrs. Meyers' class presented their city "Klimanila" at the Philadelphia Region Future City Competition. This year's challenge was to create a city of the future that has been impacted by climate change, highlighting their developed adaptation and mitigation strategies. Students must present and explain their model as well as answer questions from engineers about their design.

Our team won two special awards in engineering, Most Creative Model Material presented by Hunter Roberts Construction Group LLC, and Technics and Civilization award presented by Thomas and Julie Gennaro. Mr. Greg Jakubowski (LM Hall of Fame Alum and Fire Protection Engineer) continues to mentor our team, making this his sixth year with us. We are very grateful for his support.

MLK Day of Service - MA Students Make Donations for Valley Youth House

Thank you to everyone who came out to help with our MLK Day of Service. Students and staff cut and tied blankets to be given to shelter that assists teens who are experiencing homelessness. Thank you to our Student Council for organizing this event!

Hexagonal Thinking Group Projects

Students in Mrs. Wicks classroom worked on a "hexagonal thinking" project as a culmination of their most recent unit from their English Language Arts class. Students had to choose a combination of words, phrases and "big ideas" from three stories they read about seeking freedom, decide as a group how to cluster the ideas, and then explain the connections they made. This helped everyone understand the overlapping themes of the Unit. Students did a great job representing their thinking and making connections across the unit.

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GIANT Partners with LMTSD to Assist with Food Insecurity

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am pleased to share some good news at this special time of the year. The GIANT

Company is partnering with Lower Moreland to help support children in the school

district facing food insecurity.

Beginning January 1 through February 28, 2023, anyone shopping at GIANT,

MARTIN’S, or GIANT Heirloom Market stores will be invited to “ROUND UP AT THE

REGISTER” their grocery purchase by donating to the program. The GIANT Company

will also include CHOICE Rewards points that are converted to grocery dollars.

The GIANT Company will directly support customer’s generosity with an

additional $250,000 donation for local school food and meal programs!

Please spread the word to ensure the program is a great success. From groceries to

families in need, snacks, to clearing a delinquent lunch account, the funds will provide

support for children dealing with food insecurity. The district looks forward to partnering with The GIANT Company in the fight against

childhood hunger.

Thank you for your support,

Logan Myers

Director of Food and Nutrition

The Nutrition Group at Lower Moreland

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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