December 6, 2013
Dear Murray Families,
Welcome back from the long holiday weekend! I hope you enjoyed the time with family and friends.
Over the past three weeks, as part of our PARP celebration, we have enjoyed having a large number of “guest” readers come in and read to our classes. PARP came to an end last week and we celebrated with a mini-Olympiad finale. Several Fifth grade “Abe Lincolns” competed against ROARY, our school mascot! I would like to extend a big thank you to Murray parents, Roisin Butler and Ann Shin, for their time and energy, and also to our teachers Linda DeLasho and Pam Tanenbaum who helped put the program together. We hope that the enthusiasm for reading at home and at school continues!
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week we held our Winter Concerts! The concerts included performances by our Fourth and Fifth grade Orchestra; our Fifth grade Band; and Fifth grade Chorus. Holiday and winter songs put everyone in a delightful mood! Another thank you goes out to our students for their terrific performances, and to our teachers Joe Brady, Amy Rosen, Mary Ann Raph and Denise Ruchala for a fantastic concert!
Our congratulations to Murray Avenue student and clarinetist Gregory Gold who was accepted into the All County Band! We are so proud of you!
With the cold weather upon us and since students will have outdoor recess as often as possible, please remember to send your child to school with appropriate outerwear and be sure it is labeled with his/her name.
December 23 – January 5 – School Closed – Holiday Recess
Have a restful and fun weekend!