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MURRAY MATTERS

UPCOMING EVENTS

February
2/12 - 14 Jump Rope for Heart
2/28 School Spirit Day and School-wide Morning Meeting (2nd grade leads)
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A NOTE FROM NURSE VICKI

Dear Murray Families,
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to accept a new position with UVA. I have been Murray’s school nurse for 4 years and have loved every minute of it. I am so blessed to have worked with so many wonderful people and serving so many wonderful families. I leave here with many, many fond memories. Your children are precious and helping them made every day a great day. Looking ahead, I am excited about refreshing old skills, learning new ones, and working alongside fellow nurses. Thank you for sharing your children with me. It has been a privilege. I will miss all of you!

Best regards,
Nurse Vicki

ORDER YOUR NEW VLM SHIRTS

Get your newly designed VLM t-shirts, sweatshirts and tumblers!  The 5th grade is selling VLM garb to support their trip to VA Beach in May.  All orders are pre-order only so don’t miss out!
Orders must be submitted by February 17th!
To order, click HERE.
 

MURRAY'S GOT TALENT 2020

MARCH 20, 2020 6:00 PM

Hey, parents, does your marvelous Mustang have some special talent that they are always sharing? Sign them up for the Murray’s Got Talent Show. On March 20th at 6 pm, all our fine performers will have the opportunity to showcase their best in front of friends and family.

Auditions
There will be auditions held on Feb 28th , after school. Everyone who auditions will be included in the program and really serves to help our kids confirm they want to participate. All performances must be no longer than 2 minutes.

Rehearsals
The two rehearsals will be held on March 6th and 13th , after school. This is our opportunity to work out the program. All performers must attend these rehearsals to help the show run smoothly on the big night.

Show Details
The show will be at school, in the cafeteria on March 20th at 6 pm.

Sign-up!
If your child is interested in performing, sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA92FA0F49-murrays

Parent Volunteers needed!
Hey, parents, do you enjoy these fun events? They happen with your support and there are a variety of way to help during the event and behind the scenes with jobs like managing props, sound, and helping get kids to the right locations. To volunteer, sign up here.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA92FA0F49-murrays1

Program Artwork Needed
If your child is interested in submitting artwork to be used in the program, please email it to Tania at murraysgottalent@yahoo.com or turn it into the front office no later than March 4th.
 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SHOE DONATIONS

Kindergarteners sorted and totaled the Salvation Army shoe donations. We donated 180 pairs of shoes to the Salvation Army! Thank you for all of your shoe donations, Murray families!

THE MURRAY SANDBOX NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Looking for assistance to design and fix the Murray sandbox to serve our students better!
 
This is likely a carpentry or small construction project
 
We are looking for volunteers with:
- access to tools to borrow and use
- access to materials (for donation or purchase)
- interest in project leadership, or as a helper, or a group looking for a service project
 
contact Carrie Cooper at president@vlmpto.org for more information

MURRAY STUDENTS TAKE PART IN NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

First Grade Daisies from Girl Scout Troop 2164 went to witness a naturalization ceremony at the US District Court in downtown Charlottesville this week, where they saw community members from 30 different countries take their oath as new citizens and led the pledge of allegiance for the ceremony.

LUMINARY IS LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS!

It’s that time of year again…

V.L. Murray’s literary magazine LUMINARY is looking for works of art, poetry, and stories from our creative kids for this year’s magazine.

If you’ve spotted an interesting piece of work from your child, submit it to the office for possible inclusion in LUMINARY! Include your child’s name, grade and teacher along with it. LUMINARY will choose one piece of art from all the submissions to decorate the cover of the magazine. No need to include the LUMINARY name on art as we will add that ourselves.

Submissions are due to the office by April 30 at the latest.

Feel free to email any questions to Caroline Hirst at carolinevt2000@yahoo.com. We can’t wait to see what our talented, unique, fun children
create!

CAMP4REAL KIDS NIGHT OUT AT MURRAY

We couldn’t wait to share the news: Camp4Real Kids Night Out (KNO) is back at Murray Elementary! We’re offering our first KNO session at VLM this school year on Saturday, February 15 from 5:30-8:30! Got basketball or other plans the night of Valentine's Day? Celebrate a day later as former Meriwether PE teacher and Camp4Real founder Scott Williams leads the way with some C4R favorites that are both FUN and MEANINGFUL as we teach the kids about various nutrition and wellness concepts! Some come join us as we share what a day of summer camp looks like at Camp4Real as we'll even feed the kids a healthy snack! If that isn't enough, it's NINJA NIGHT we celebrate with some ninja and parkour-themed activities such as Samurai, Ninja Tag, Bull Ride, To Catch a Ninja and more! Register here as early bird prices end February 11!
 
Our summer camp dates have been released too! There are PLENTY of options on this end of the county at Meriwether Lewis, Brownsville and Miller Outdoor Adventure camp! We'd love to see you this summer as well and remember, ANY KID (ages 5-12) from ANY SCHOOL can attend ANY CAMP or KNO!
 
Thanks for your support and for helping us spread the word to other families in the area by sharing this email! Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram for updates!

*Please submit items for Murray Matters to Mary Jamison Rutherford at maryljamison@gmail.com by Monday for the weekly Wednesday newsletter.

Our mailing address is:
Murray Elementary School
3251 Morgantown Road, Charlottesville, Va 22903  
Phone 977-4599

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