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Murray Avenue PTA
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Murray Garden Gazette

Murray has published our first garden newspaper, the Garden Gazette! Mrs Dolan's fifth grade class worked with Jesse Dancy, the district technology coach, and the garden committee to put it together. It's was a great collaborative effort and a very informative result!

The Murray Garden and Meadow needs your help over the summer! We are looking for volunteers to help weed and harvest each week. No experience necessary! Bring your kids and a big bag for the items you harvest. It's a lovely way to spend a summer morning! Please sign up HERE for one session or more!

5th Grade Graduation

Visit the 5th Grade webpage for all information regarding graduation festivities and FAQ's at An invitation for the Graduation Party will be sent on June 1 with all party details.  Permission slips for the Graduation Party will be sent home by teachers.  Any questions, please contact

Check your children's backpacks for a one-pager with all the important details.

Thank You to all PTA Volunteers!

The Murray PTA has run over 40 different programs this year -- from highly successful fundraisers and joyful community-building events to hands-on learning and cultural programs that enrich our children's experiences -- and YOU made it happen. Your time, dedication, efforts and enthusiasm all contribute to the success of Murray Avenue School as an innovative, nurturing and dynamic learning environment for our children. THANK YOU to each and every volunteer!!!

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks have arrived! If you ordered a yearbook, your child will receive it early this coming week. Fifth graders will receive complimentary copies at their graduation party. Extra copies will be available for sale 11:00-11:45 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the main entrance of the school. Books cost $25 each, cash or check made out to "Murray Avenue PTA." If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Olafson at Foreign Language Classes at Murray

Foreign Language Classes at Murray

We are delighted to announce that starting this fall, in response to parent interest, the Murray PTA will be piloting an extracurricular foreign language program during the 2017-18 year! The program, which will be offered to students in 1st through 5th grade, will likely be held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from October through the end of December, immediately after school until 4 p.m. We have partnered with ABC Languages Westchester and have the ability to offer Spanish, French and/or Mandarin classes, subject to registration interest. Students will be grouped according to age and prior language instruction, and sessions will be held at the school. Early registration will be available this week, so please stay tuned for the enrollment form via email. Registration will be open through early September. For any questions about the program or to help volunteer, please contact Co-Chairs Jane Sikorski ( or Meegan Insley (

Bird Sanctuary

In honor of our beloved teacher Elizabeth Dillon, a bird sanctuary is being established in the Murray Meadow. We look forward to teachers, parents and students enjoying it when school starts in September. Thank you to the generous donations from the PTA and Ms. Jacobson’s class.

Time to Order Supplies

The Murray 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 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.








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