September 26: 9:15 am & 7:00 pm– PTA General Membership Meeting and NEW! Murray 101- An orientation sponsored by Jennifer Monaco, Principal of Murray Avenue School, and the Murray Avenue School PTA to introduce families to Murray. Tours of the school will be provided at this time. We invite all families, but strongly encourage families with oldest children in grades K-2 to attend this meeting. We would like to provide assistance in acclimating to the Murray Community by providing a roadmap for a successful home school connection.
Smile! School photos will take place on Sept. 27 and 28. Your teacher will contact you with the day and time your child will be photographed. Photo orders will only be available online - there will be no paper forms but please have your child bring in their order receipt on picture day. To order photos, go to www.cassidaystudios.com, choose online orders, and our school code is 030.
Scholarships are available and strictly confidential so that all children can order school photos regardless of financial situation. Please contact Principal Monaco at [email protected]. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Tara Pisani at 917-887-0189.
We need parent volunteers to help out on picture day! Duties include retrieving and lining up classes, straightening clothing and hair, and helping kids SMILE!! Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B45ACAC2FAA8-photo.
Questions? Please e-mail Tara Pisani at [email protected].
Walk to School Week is quickly approaching! We encourage all students to walk to and from school during the week of September 26-30. This semi-annual event is a great opportunity to discuss road safety, importance of exercise, and environmental awareness with your children. Please check backpacks next week for more information about the week's events. We will be collecting lightly used adult and children's shoes for a local organization. Great time to get rid of the shoes your kids have outgrown.
After much success last year, the PTA will be offering its second annual Fall Garden Club from late Sept to early November. Grades 3, 4 and 5 are eligible, and the club will meet once a week during recess. See the Murray Farms Garden section of the PTA website for more information and to register. Please contact [email protected] with questions.