Murray Avenue School Newsletter 12-13-22

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Skype a Scientist Friday, December 16th in the Library

Curious about insects? This Friday, December 16th, in the Library at WIN we will be speaking with an entomologist-- a scientist who studies insects. Marissa Cole is a researcher and PhD student at North Carolina State University who studies the microbiome of termites:

"Most animals don't eat wood, because it's hard to digest and doesn't have many nutrients, but termites have a special relationship with the microbes in their gut. Termites feed each other with wood that has already been digested. I'm interested to learn whether feeding termites different diets changes the kinds of microbes in their guts. I'm also very interested in how some kinds of microbes in termite feces make substances that prevent disease, and in the possibility of farming termites to feed livestock."

Students can sign up via this link:

MA Winter Concerts - Congratulations Students!

Murray Avenue had an incredibly successful winter concert season! Our Band, Chorus, and Orchestra concerts saw 400 Murray Avenue musicians give concerts to well over one thousand Lower Moreland residents! It was a joy to see and hear all of the wonderful music our musicians have worked so hard to prepare over the past few months. Mrs. Handfinger, Ms. Mohr, and Mr. Weisblatt couldn't be prouder!

Congratulations to LionVoice for the B101 Christmas Choir Competition

LionVoice won 3rd place in the B101 Christmas Choir Competition with their song This Christmas in a competition that saw hundreds of schools in our region compete! LionVoice won $1,000 for our school's music program.

Thank you so much to all of our community members who took time to vote during both the semi finals and finals! You can hear LionVoice's version of This Christmas on Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music .

Thank You MA PTA!

Thank you to our MA PTA for providing this festive spread of treats and coffee for our staff! This was enjoyed by all today! Thank you for all you do for us!

Winter Sports Registration Open

Winter Sports Registration is now open for Boys Basketball and Cheerleading. Please sign up at if interested.

Any questions about registration can be emailed to Thank you.

Cheer Team Tryouts

Calling all 7th and 8th graders who are interested in joining the Murray Avenue Cheer Team 2022-2023 Season!

First meeting will be Tuesday, December 20th 3pm - until the late bus (4:15) in the fitness center on the 3rd floor next to the gym.

Please sign up on Family ID and email Coach Godfrey at with any questions.

Hope to see you at the first meeting!

MA Grade 8 Ski, Board and Tubing Trip - Information

This year's Ski, Board and Tubing trip for Grade 8 will be Friday, January 27th.

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 will need to bring in payment to the main office.

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

This information will also be posted to the virtual backpack and the link to sign up is also listed on our website under "Announcements."

MA Students Community Outreach - Finding Ways to Contribute

  • Fifteen 8th grade students from band, chorus and orchestra are performing holiday music for Redeemer Village

  • Chamber strings is performing holiday music for Artis Senior Living

  • Interact Club hosted drop boxes for Toys for Tots. We had 48 toys and books donated for the children in Montgomery County!

  • Interact Club also created watercolor holiday cards for the residence at Redeemer Village and Artis Senior Living.

Thank you for supporting our donation collections!

Congratulations to our Literary Magazine Fall Contest Winner

Congratulations to Murray Avenue Creative Magazine's fall contest winner Grace Joseph! Her outstanding fall painting earned her the first-place prize.

Grade 7 Science Students Learn about Continental Drift Theories

MA Thanks Bus Drivers as a part of American Education Week

Thank you to MA student Daniel Udych for creating our custom art work for this project!
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Counselors' Corner Information

Self-Care Tips for Families Over the Holidays

The holidays can cause added stress for parents and families as a whole. Try these self-care tips:

Gas App: Gas is social media app that's popularity is increasing among teens. Here is some helpful information: The Latest App to Catch Fire with Kids–What You Need to Know about It

Visit our MA Virtual Library and Murray Makers Page

Click HERE to explore the collection of resources and activities that Ms. Grosso, our media specialist, has created for students.

Murray Avenue PTA News & Events

Tis the Season... of Giving
During this time of giving won't you please consider making a Year End Donation to LM PTA.
  • Your donation will help provide gifts to schools, scholarships and programs in the Lower Moreland Township School District schools.

  • Funds are distributed to Pine Road Elementary, Murray Avenue School and Lower Moreland High School as needed.

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