Murwood Weekly eNewsletter

March 15, 2023


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Upcoming Events

March 21st-PTA General Meeting- All are welcome!

March 25th- PTA Auction for Education

April 3rd-April 7th- Spring Break

Principal's Message

I hope you have purchased your ticket for this year's PTA Auction for Education: Birdies & Bids event. This event will wrap up our weeklong online auction and is a great event for parents to connect and celebrate our Murwood community. Hope to see you all there!

Mrs. Lauren has started our annual Tournament of Books and we have some outstanding books for the students to choose from. Each week students hear two read alouds and get to vote for the book they think is the best. At the end of the tournament we will have one top book! See the bracket below. Be sure to ask your child(ren) about which books they have voted for and why they enjoyed them.

A reminder to all of our families that drive their students to school in the morning. Remember to take your time and be aware of the students, families and staff as everyone is trying to make their way safely onto campus. Please remember to come to full stops, keep your eyes on the road and to use a slow speed through the parking lot.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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Notes From The Office

Stop on by the front entry and check out our lost and found. We have quite a few sweatshirts, jackets and coats. If your child is missing a clothing item or water bottle, please stop by the lost and found to check for the item.

Mrs. Kaye

Office Manager

Date Change!

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PTA Meeting - March 21st

Please join us for the March PTA meeting meeting - March 21st at 6pm via Zoom.

Register here.

Murwood Auction: Birdies and Bids

The Murwood auction is next weekend! If you haven’t yet, be sure to buy your tickets! A delicious dinner and fun with friends and dinner is included with your ticket purchase (and there is no pressure to bid - you can come just for the fun).

Yearbook Photos Needed

It’s your last chance to submit photos for the 2022/2023 Murwood yearbook! Please upload any photos you have by March 19th. Kids cherish their yearbooks - please help us make this year’s a success and share your photos!

FORE! Education Golf Tournament is Coming up on May 8

Gather your friends and coworkers to raise money for eight public schools at WCEF's FORE! Education golf tournament. This is your chance to get on the beautiful Rossmoor 18-hole course not open to the general public on Monday, May 8. Last year’s FORE! Tournament was so much fun and this year is shaping up to be even better!

Sign up for your early birdie tickets here!

Save the Date for our Fall Recycling Event!

On Saturday, March 25, swing by the WCSD parking lot from 10am-4pm to recycle your e-waste and get old documents (securely!) shredded. You’ll be supporting our schools while cleaning up around your home! Recycling fees are based on size and shredding is $12 per banker’s box. A percentage of fees collected come back to WCEF.

FireCracker Math Summer Camps!

Summer Math Camp and classes for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6 to 16

Do your kids have any summer plans? FireCracker Math has got you covered! Select our in-person Summer MATH Camp or online Summer MATH Boost Program for Kids ages 6 to 16.

Join us in person at our Summer MATH Camps in Berkeley, Oakland/Piedmont, Lafayette, or San Francisco. Our in-person Summer Math Camp combines half-day math instruction in the morning and optional fun activities in the afternoon. Pre-care and after-care available. OR enroll your child in our week-long Summer MATH Boost Program, customized to balance online and offline learning. Different times and days are offered.

Go to FireCracker Math to learn more about our summer schedules. Also, make sure to sign up for our online Open Houses! Private tutoring and private group lessons. Get 5% off summer camp and afterschool tuition: WCEF23 (expires 6/30). For drop-ins, please get in touch with us first, as it is based on availability. Multi-session and sibling discounts. Referral bonuses. Financial aid available.

Lafayette Camp Dates: June 19-23, July 10-14, and July 24-28.

Ages: 6-16 yrs old

Location: Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Road, Lafayette

Website: | | Phone: (510) 488-4556

WCEF’s March Newsletter

Have you read the latest edition of WCEF’s newsletter, The Source? In our March newsletter we are talking science! A huge thank you to our incredible WCEF donors who make science classes from TK-12 possible for all students. Click here to read.


The Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF TK-12) will embark on its 40th anniversary next school year, and to help best guide and inform our 40+ volunteer parent board we are asking you to take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your responses are completely anonymous and invaluable. Thank you!

Link to survey