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Murray Avenue PTA
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Language Survey Deadline is Wednesday

In response to parent requests, the Murray PTA is considering piloting an optional language program during the 2017-2018 school year. We are taking a survey to determine interest and level of commitment to the program. Studies strongly suggest that the success of an elementary school language program rests on frequent repetition; thus, the program would likely require a twice-a-week time commitment, either before or after school. It would also require parent volunteers to organize and coordinate. Please let us know if you are interested in this program by taking this 3-minute survey by Wednesday 5/24. Further comments or questions can be directed to Jane Sikorski at

Allergy Awareness

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month, and this Tuesday, Kyle Dine will be coming to Murray to perform a Food Allergy Awareness assembly. Kyle Dine is a food allergy educator and musician who helps students understand what severe food allergies are and what they can do to help allergic classmates stay safe. He will perform fun interactive songs about food allergies. The assembly includes a strong anti-bullying message. If you have questions about Food Allergy Awareness or want to get involved, please contact Kim Scheier at, Lani Sternberg at, or Rachel Farscht at

The Murray PTA Runs on Volunteers! We need your help!

Whether you work in or out of the house, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! Some of the positions require "in-school" commitments while others can be easily done by email or weekends. Committee time commitments vary greatly and can fit into any schedule; we ask you to make a 2-year commitment for most committee chair positions. For a description of all committees, go to: on the left column under “About the PTA,” click on “Volunteer Opportunities.” Contact Michele Metsch ( with your interests or any questions.

We are looking for co-chairs for the following committees:

Fall Festival Oral History
ROAR Book Fair
School Spirit Spring Fair
Parent’s Night Out Building Bridges
Lost and Found Garden Clubs
New Family Liaison After School Clubs
Science Fair Science Activities
Theater Arts Health & Wellness
Murray Memories Yearbook

Time to Order Supplies

The Murray Avenue PTA is pleased to offer an extremely convenient way to order your children’s school supplies for 2017-2018. Futterman’s, a local stationary store, will assemble the teachers’ requested supplies into “kits.”

You can order the kits on-line HERE, starting now, through the end of June. Kits are picked up BY PARENTS in August at the designated location and brought to school.*Please read ALL pick-up instructions once you place your order.

It’s a simple way to get the necessary school supplies while supporting a local business, as well as the PTA (a $5 donation is made to the PTA for each kit.) If you have any questions, please contact Kristin DeFelice, or Futterman’s at 914-834-1173.

Mooyah Fundraiser Next Week

No need to cook dinner on Friday 6/2! Head to Mooyah that afternoon and evening to feed the family and raise funds for the Murray PTA! For every customer that mentions Murray between 2:00-9:00pm, Mooyah will donate a percentage of the sale to our PTA. Easy dinner, easy fundraising!







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