Dear Murray Parents,
As the school year comes to a close, we wanted to share some highlights of the amazing work the PTA has sponsored, funded and coordinated. This is all possible due to the generosity of Murray families who consistently support our fundraising efforts. We could not accomplish this without YOU! We are sincerely grateful for your contributions, of both time and money, and for helping make Murray Avenue School a vibrant community. Have a safe, healthy and restful summer. We’ll see you on September 6th for the first day of school!
- Pam Brandman and Melanie Kraut
Student Enrichment – touches each student in every grade!
Parent Community – strengthening the home-school connection.
Grants – record breaking 17 approved grants (read more HERE) plus 3 from Mamaroneck Schools Foundation and 5 from SEPTA. Ms. Monaco was awarded a partial grant for Murray Meadow: Center for Learning and Exploration, an innovative new outdoor classroom, which PTA is now supporting with fundraising. Find out how to help HERE
Mindfulness workshops for aides and teachers
Library funding – to purchase the latest new books
Winter Gala – our annual social event for parents with bidding on numerous services and gifts from local businesses
Spring Fair – the ultimate Murray community event with 384 parent volunteers working booths to give our kids a day full of memoires while raising money at the same time!
Murray 101, our new PTA Open House in partnership with Ms. Monaco – learn about PTA programs and volunteer opportunities, school guidelines and take a school tour
Fall Festival, our new after-school gathering for families and staff with cider and donuts, fall harvest from Murray Farm and pumpkins for sale
Parents Night Out – now on a Thursday night, a more casual way to socialize with parents that will kick off our silent auction to be left open for 2 weeks following
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new learning initiative for our children!
Building on the success of Murray Farms, our three-year old school garden, the Murray Avenue School Administration in partnership with Murray Avenue PTA is launching Murray Meadow: Center for Learning and Exploration.
To be located adjacent to the 1st/2nd grade playground on the former site of the gazebo, Murray Meadow will transform an unused space into an outdoor amphitheater-classroom, pollinator garden, migratory bird habitat, compost area and eventually, a greenhouse.
Murray Meadow further extends the physical space of the school, supporting curriculum delivery to all grades and providing for more authentic, hands on learning opportunities. In addition, Murray Meadow will beautify our school grounds and neighborhood, serving as a place where community members and families can gather to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
For more information, please see the Murray Meadow page HERE
Murray PTA Needs Your Help!