Murwood Weekly eNewsletter

November 17, 2021


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Upcoming Events

Nov. 2nd-Nov. 19th- WCEF Read-a-Thon!

Nov. 19th- Report Cards Available

Nov. 22nd-Nov. 26th- Thanksgiving Holiday No School

Principal's Message

As we wind down this trimester, we are able to reflect on the wonderful growth our students have made so far. Teachers have given individual assessments to show growth in reading and math and are putting the finishing touches on report cards. I will meet with teachers and staff to review current student performance. During these meetings we discuss intervention supports, accelerated learning opportunities and other methods to impact student growth.

Trimester 1 report cards will be available for you to view on Friday, November 19th. Report cards can be accessed electronically in the Parent Portal. Please take a moment to review the instruction link below.

Report Card Instructions

Parent Portal Link

As we head into our Thanksgiving break, I want to wish you all a safe and healthy holiday. I am so grateful for all of our Murwood students and their families. Our students come to school each day ready to learn and excited to join their friends and teachers. We have wonderfully supportive parents and an amazing school staff. Together as a community we have created a safe and supportive place for children to learn and grow.

Sending you all peace and joy this Thanksgiving.


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Notes From the Office

Office Volunteer

The office is looking for a volunteer to help in the office one or two days a week for an hour or so. Tasks would include filing, photocopying, records requests and general organization. The Murwood office is a fun and busy place so if you are interested in helping, please email Mrs. Kaye at .

Lost n Found Pick-Up Day

To try and help get the many jackets & sweaters, water bottles and countless masks back home, we will be having a lost and found pick-up day on Wednesday, December 1st. We will be placing tables out front (weather permitting) with all the items for families to stop by during the day to look for lost items. Any items not claimed will be donated.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

Mrs. Kaye

Office Manager

Parent Education Series

December 1 , 6:30-7:30 PM

Having Difficult Conversations - Registration coming soon

This session will focus on how to capitalize on opportunities during school breaks to navigate uncomfortable conversations with your developing tween. Learn strategies for recognizing your child’s secret curiosities, practice healthy communication techniques, build space for a deeper connection and be introduced to practical resources to assist in navigating potential conversations.

Presenters: WCSD Wellness Coordinators and Student Support Liaison

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Our Boosterthon Dance Fit Event was a HUGE success. We well surpassed our $15,000 Boosterthon/Dance Fit Fundraiser goal! Thanks to the generous donations of families and friends, we raised over $18,000 which will be used toward future technology supplies, classroom collaboration needs, and community events! HUGE thanks to Angela Gil for organizing and facilitating this fundraising event. We received great feedback on this event and the students and teachers had a blast.

Program Stats:

States: 26

Registration: 65%

Participation: 52%

School Profit: $18,248

Still Time to Register, Read, Raise Money & Win Prizes!!

The Read-a-thon is still open through Friday, November 19! Not registered? You can still participate; click here to sign up.

Want to raise some more money and have a chance at great prizes? Sponsors can get their pledges in through the end of this weekend. Remember, all students who raise $100 earn a ticket to a virtual Alex Ramon magic show! Find all of the Read-a-thon details on our website.

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Gott’s Day of Giving is November 17!

Treat yourself to yummy eats at Gott’s on Wednesday, November 17!

It’s Gott’s Day of Giving—ALL DAY—and 20% of the day’s total sales (in-store, pickup, delivery) come back to WCEF. For the last 3 years, the Walnut Creek Gott’s has had the most sales of any restaurant. Let’s four-peat!

Gott’s is located at 1275 S. Main Street—order in person, online (choose “Walnut Creek”), or by phone at (925) 954-6243.

Start Decking Your Halls … with a Honey Bear Christmas Tree!

It’s that time of year again! Deck your halls with a Christmas tree from Honey Bear Trees. Located across from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Honey Bear Trees has beautiful trees straight from Oregon as well as wreaths and garland to decorate your home for the holidays. Mention ‘WCEF’ when you check out and Honey Bear Trees gives 20% back to our schools.

Open from 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week, November 20 - December 24. And don’t forget to grab your free bottle of honey!