Marie Murphy Principal Message

October 19, 2022

Lou Malnati’s - 8th Grade Graduation Fundraiser – Thurs., Oct. 27th from 4PM-9PM

Skip cooking for a night while helping the Marie Murphy Class of ’23 raised funds for graduation by ordering from the Wilmette Lou Malnati’s from 4-9PM on Thursday, Oct. 27th. Must use this discount code when ordering: FUNDMM822. Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% back to our school!
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New!! Cooking and Financial Literacy Clubs!

We are bringing cooking and financial literacy clubs to Marie Murphy. Visit these websites for more information. https://www.moneybee-education.com/ https://www.icookafterschool.com/parents

Closing Soon: PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

What? Parent-Teacher Conferences

When? October 26th and October 27th (afternoon/evening times). These will be half days of school for students.

Where? On Zoom

Registration: Registration is now open! We will close registration on October 24th at 4:00pm.

Lunch Supervisor

We are looking for a lunch supervisor to work 2 days a week at Marie Murphy. If you have considered supporting our lunch program please consider this opportunity and contact Principal Ryan.

Help us celebrate Veteran's Day!

This year our District's Veteran's Day breakfast will be held at Marie Murphy school on Friday, November 11th from 8:30-10:00am. Any and all veterans in our Avoca District lives are welcome to come and enjoy breakfast and entertainment from our students. It's our way of thanking those who have served by serving them. Spread the word! We count on our Avoca West and Marie Murphy families to invite neighbors, family members, and any other veteran who might be able to join us for the event. Keep an eye out for an official invitation and chance to RSVP in future communication.


All Avoca West staff, students, and families are also invited to contribute to a showcase of the Veterans in Our Lives at Marie Murphy. Below, you'll find a link to the "MM Veteran's Day -- Student Family Photos" google slide deck. This is your chance to add pictures and names of your veterans to our school community slideshow. This will be shown in our front hall display and during the Veteran's Day breakfast. Please:


  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Make a copy of a slide to customize with the picture(s) and name(s) of your veteran(s). OR
  3. ADD a slide to customize with your favorite veterans in your lives.


If your family would like to participate please place your photos in this google slideshow with your student's name. Be sure to make a separate slide for each family please.

🎃 Halloween and Fall Festival at Marie Murphy 🎃

On October 31st we will run a full academic day at Marie Murphy. Typically students do not wear costumes to school on this day. Costumes are worn to the dance and we have our Halloween celebrations during that time. If a student selects to wear a costume to school please remember that costumes with masks and weapons are not allowed in school. Costumes must be school appropriate and not distract from the learning environment.

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Upcoming Dates

October 25th -- Picture Retakes

October 26th & October 27th -- Half Day Student Attendance (11:00 Dismissal)

October 28th -- NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE (Teacher Institute Day)

October 31: Halloween and Quarter 2 begins

November 1: Fall Orchestra Concert

November 8: No school

November 9-11: DC Trip for 8th grade