Murphy Middle School ENews

April 4, 2019

STAAR Testing Begins Tuesday, April 9th

STAAR testing begins on Tuesday, April 9th. Here is some important information to remember as we get closer to the testing dates.


Please look over the information below as following these guidelines will make STAAR testing go more smoothly for everyone involved.:


· Student attendance on testing days is vitally important. Please make every effort to be at school and to be on time.


· Please reschedule appointments that are slated for testing days.


· Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms. Encourage your student to leave his/her phone at home or powered off in his/her locker on testing days.


· Smart Watches are not allowed in testing rooms. As with cell phones, please encourage your student to either leave them at home or in his/her locker.


· We encourage students to bring their lunch on STAAR testing days. Because this is a timed test which must be interrupted for students to eat, having a lunch from home simplifies the process.


· Student are encouraged to bring an individual snack and water bottle for testing.

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Special Education Program Parent Survey

Valued parents of students with disabilities,

The special education program is exploring ways to increase communication, training and involvement opportunities for families of students with disabilities, and we need your input. I know that you are very busy working and taking care of your family, but I encourage you to give us your voice by answering the thirteen (13) questions in this survey. We value parent input and want to know how the special education program is doing towards meeting you and your child's needs. Please click the link below that corresponds to your language of preference and complete the survey by Friday, April 26th.

Special Education Program Parent Survey


Murphy's Got Talent

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Upcycled Art Contest

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MMS Orchestra

East Orchestra Solo an Ensemble - Saturday 4/6/2019 8AM-5PM


MMS Orchestra 5th Grade Night – Thursday 4/11/2019


MMS Advanced Orchestra Music Festival performance- Pin Stack, Dallas – 4/18/2019 9AM-6PM

MMS Track & Field City Meet and Cross Country

City Track Meet April 15 (Prelims) & April 16 (Finals)


Cross-Country Practice Starts April 11th at 7:30 am or 3:40 pm for both boys and girls.

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Gateway Summer Engineering Camp

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PESH Baseball Feeder School Night

Please join us as we welcome Eastside students from elementary through high school. Wear a Plano East shirt or your elementary, middle or high school shirt to get in free! Students will be recognized on the field prior to the game. $1 Hot Dog Night (one per student).


April 18,2019

Plano East vs Plano West

Plano East Baseball Field

Recognition time: 7:00pm

Game start:7:30pm

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Speech and Debate Camp

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Theater Summer Camp

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PTA News and Updates

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STAAR TESTING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, APRIL 9TH & 10TH

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help on STAAR testing days next week. Please help our MMS teachers and staff by signing up to volunteer!

Sign up: https://mmspta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/30765

ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES, APRIL 2ND - MAY 22ND

Details at mmspta.org/ss.

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GET READY FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR BY MAY 22ND

Visit mmspta.org/19-20 to learn more about how you can join PTA, purchase school supplies, and how to get ready for another school year. The deadline to purchase school supplies is May 22nd.


IMPORTANT: When registering for next year, select your student's current 2018-2019 grade, not the grade they will be in next school year. All students will be promoted in our system over the summer

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MMS Students- Popcorn and Drink- April 17th

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8th Grade Celebration Save the Date

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PISD MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION TRAINING NIGHTS, APRIL 8TH

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Upcoming Spirit Night

April 11th is MMS’ Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A. For more information about Spirit Nights, visit mmspta.org/SpiritNights.

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PISD Council of PTA- Rough Rider Night, May 5th

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sunday, April 28th

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Plano ISD Council of PTAs and the Frisco Roughriders!
$12 tickets ($5 from each ticket benefits school of your choice)
Details and flyer available www.planopta.org/familyengagement

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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK, MAY 6TH-10TH

Teacher Appreciation Week is a week-long celebration in recognition of our amazing MMS faculty and the contributions they make to our students and community. If you would to like give a teacher an end-of-year gift, we've compiled a list of their favorites.

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VENDOR FAIR, APRIL 13TH

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Like up on Facebook

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REGISTER TO VOTE BY APRIL 4TH

Be sure to register to vote by April 4 in order to vote in the May 4 election!