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3/6 Bingo Night, 6:00 PM
3/20 Talent Show, 6:00 PM
3/25 Group Picture/Spring Portrait Day
3/27 School Spirit Day and School-wide Morning Meeting (1st grade leads)


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The popular, annual Bingo Night will be on Friday, March 6 th , 6 -8 pm in Murray’s gym! Mark your calendars for this PTO fundraising event.

Dinner, baked goods, and car magnets will be available for purchase! The 5th grade will be selling soft tacos and drinks and to raise money for their end of year field trip. Please bring an appetite and a credit card! Vegetarian options will be available.

There will also be a bake sale featuring delicious treats & drinks.  Please bring cash for bake sale items, most items will sell for $1.

We need your help! Awesome prizes are a big part of the BINGO fun! Help us by donating amazing prizes such as gently used board games, books, electronics, sports/outdoor related items, art and crafts supplies, LEGOs, costumes, video games, dolls, culture items. If you have other ideas for prizes, feel free to donate them. We are excited to see what you all come up with!

To add to the excitement of the event, we are adding a Grand Prize table for the first winner of each game. Some big ticket items for this table would be greatly appreciated.

Merchandise or gift certificates: if you own a business and would like to donate to us, your business name will appear on a sign at the front of the gym throughout the evening and on flyers announcing the event.

Prize donation bins are located at the Murray lobby.

Contact Ruei-Jen Abraham-Fan at or 434-906-8115 with questions.

We're proud to announce that Pico Wrap is providing ingredients for Bingo Night's soft taco dinner!  Pico Wrap opened on Ivy Rd in Zazus' former space and they are happy to be a part of the 5th grade fundraiser.  Vegetarian options will be available.



We need volunteers to make Bingo Night a success. Consider lending a hand. Students who need volunteer hours are welcomed to volunteer. You can even play Bingo while you're volunteering. Please contact Ruei-Jen, or 434-9068115 for information.


The 5th grade is in need of chafing dishes to borrow for the Bingo Night fundraising dinner. Please email Allie Hill if you have pieces to lend.


Tuesday, March 24th from 11am-10pm at Zinburger Barracks Road

In partnership with Virginia L Murray Elementary, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar will be donating 20% of the sales (excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity) when this flyer is presented for the benefit day. All proceeds will go to Virginia L Murray Elementary PTO. 

So, come in anytime between 11am-10pm and help raise money for the PTO. Remember to bring the flyer!

Girls’ Volleyball with Mrs. Tillar-Hughes
Cost $25.

We are going to offer a mini M3 in March for 3rd-5th grade girls. Come learn, experience and enjoy volleyball with your Murray classmates. Classes are Tuesdays March 17, March 24, and March 31 2020 from 2:35-3:35PM.

Enroll now by returning the backpack mail form before 3/11/2020 or simply e-mail the enrollment information to Financial assistance available.


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 We can’t wait to see what our talented, unique, fun children

*Please submit items for Murray Matters to Mary Jamison Rutherford at 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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