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Mustang MessagePosted by Kyndall Jirasek on 5/30/2018
Wowville Incentive Day:
Friday, June 1st is our amazing Wowville Incentive Day. Students have worked hard being Safe, Respectful and Responsible to maintain their tickets for the event. Each grade level will have a little over one hour outside to engage in fun including bouncy houses, obstacle course, climbing wall and “foam fun.” To help ensure this is an awesome time, please encourage your child to wear cool but appropriate clothing, a hat, sunscreen and bring water. With the addition of “foam fun” and possible water stations, we are not sure how wet and uncomfortable students will be after engaging in the activities. Thus, we encourage students to wear clothing that will dry quickly and water shoes or bring a change of clothes and shoes for after their designated times.
Incentive Day times will be as follows:
7:50-8:55 3rd Grade
8:55 – 10:00 1st Grade
10:00 – 11:05 5th Grade
11:05 - 12:10 Kindergarten and Pre-K/Pegasus
12:10-1:15 2nd Grade
1:15-2:20 4th Grade
Also, students in 2nd – 5th grades that met their AR goals will be celebrating their successes in the Library on Friday with author Tim Tingle. All Kinder and 1st graders will celebrate this next week.
4th & 5th Grades – 8:15 – 9:10
2nd & 3rd Grades – 9:30-10:20
From Nurse Carse:
If your student has medications in the nurse’s office (including over-the-counter and prescription), please come to the school to pick up the medicine by June 6 (the last day of school). Any medication not picked up by the end of school will be destroyed at the end of the day; please know that medications cannot be sent home with students. We apologize for any inconvenience.
From Chief Petherbridge:
There will be helicopter activity at the Costco Construction site near SH130 and Kelly Ln this Thursday May 31st, 2018 from 8am to noon. They will be lifting the AC units onto the roof from the parking lot. Traffic should not be affected and all operations will be contained to the construction site.
05/31 – 3rd Grade Field Trip
06/01 – Incentive Day
06/01 – AR Party 2nd – 5th Grades
06/04 – 5th Grade Awards (8:00 am)
06/05 – HHH Senior Walk (8:30 am)
06/05 – 5th Grade Walk (8:30 am)
06/05 – Water Safety Day
06/06 – End of Year Party Day
06/06 – Early Release at Noon
Mustang MessagePosted by Kyndall Jirasek on 3/1/2018
With recent rains, we have seen an increase of parents dropping students off in the middle of Benning Drive (the road directly in front of Murchison) then doing a U-turn to exit and avoid the traffic. We are aware that traffic is cumbersome and is intensified with inclement weather, but please understand that our students are not safe from inattentive drivers and other factors when let out in the middle of a street in a high traffic area. Please consider leaving the house a bit earlier on rainy days and/or be prepared to be patient as we try to get cars unloaded as quickly as possible. A student’s safety should never be compromised by the impatience of adults.
From Mrs. Sanchez ~
Our Pennies for Patients campaign was a huge success! Our campus raised $5793.74 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fight blood related cancers in children. I could not be more proud of our students, parents and staff for the overwhelming support for this campaign. Our top three classes were Amy Lebakken’s 4th grade class who raised $283.93, Traci McBain’s PreK class who raised $500.72 and Emily Clifton’s 5th grade homeroom class who raised a whopping $830.53!!! Mrs. Clifton’s class will be treated to a pasta party from Olive Garden for raising the most money. Your support is very much appreciated! Sincerely, Dana Sanchez, MES Counselor
For our career day on April 27, we will be hosting a Touch a Truck event. It is my goal to find multiple vehicles to come to MES to explain their jobs and let our students roam around looking at all the vehicles. If you know if anyone who has a career related vehicle that would be willing to come to MES from 9:00 to 12:00 that day, please feel free to email me their information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your help, Dana Sanchez, MES Counselor
Our Murchison Elementary Fun Run kicked off today with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! We’ve asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run program (which will last about two weeks), making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more fun. Our Fun Run includes EVERY student in a fun, fitness event while helping our school raise much-needed funds.
This year, our entire school is raising funds for our End of the Year Student Incentive Party, Improved Playground Equipment and a New Electronic Marquee! Our goal is to raise $25,000, and we need YOUR help!
Here’s how you can support Murchison Elementary:
- Register your student on funrun.com using this code: 141-296. Once you do, your student will receive a FREE GIFT just for being registered. Then, use funrun.com to log pledges for your child.
- Reach out to sponsors. Every student’s goal is to connect with 10 sponsors. And with funrun.com’s smart sharing features, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever.The easiest way to get pledges is to simply click the Facebook share button on your student’s pledge page. Plus, with a few clicks you can create a custom Student Star video to share on social media. You can also use the Easy Emailer to connect with friends and family. As you gather pledges, be sure to record each sponsor’s e-mail address so they have the opportunity to easily pay for your student’s pledge online via credit card.
- Ask your child about the Castle Quest Character Lesson of the day! This year’s character program is Castle Quest, a castle theme all about bravery. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters. Join along by watching the fun character videos with your child on funrun.com.
- Come to the Fun Run on March 9th! All students are included in the Fun Run, regardless of financial participation. Remember, students will be running 30-35 laps, and we would love for you to come out and cheer!
Thank you for supporting our school. We hope to see you next week at the Fun Run on Friday, March 9th at the HHS Stadium!
Mustang MessagePosted by Kyndall Jirasek on 1/31/2018
We have almost made it through our first full week of 2018 and we are finally getting back into to the swing of things.
Tomorrow our Mustangs will be competing at the PfISD UIL Competition at PHS. Good Luck to all of our students that have been working so hard to prepare for this event.
Wednesday, January 31st is early release for Elementary and Middle school. Our dismissal procedures will begin at 11:53am.
Just a reminder that 5th grade parents are invited to KLMS on Monday evening at 6:00 for an informational meeting on electives, choice sheets and the transition to middle school.
PfISD will showcase the talents of many elementary students at the Fine Arts Showcase on Tuesday, January 30th at the PHS FAC beginning at 5:30 PM.
Please mark your calendars that Monday, February 19th will now be a school day for all Mustangs as a make-up day for the weather day we had last week.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Mustang MessagePosted by Kyndall Jirasek on 1/9/2018
Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a fantastic spring semester.
A reminder that next Monday, January 15th, will be a holiday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.
Note from Mrs. Sanchez about a chance to help out -
Parents, our school has accepted the challenge of helping find a cure for blood related cancers. We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a difference and raise as much money as we can. Over the next 3 weeks (Jan. 16-Feb. 2) our school will be working to reach a goal of $3000! A letter and collection box will be coming home with your child that explains the Pennies for Patients program and has instructions for setting up your own online giving page. Your child may also use their box to bring coins, bills or checks to school in that 3 week period. If you send in checks, please make sure they are made out to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, not MES. Thank you for helping us reach our goal in becoming one step closer to finding the cures for blood related cancers. Every penny counts!
We could use assistance with an important issue. Our attendance rate has declined and it is causing two problems: First, some of our students are in class less often and missing out on instruction. Secondly, our district (PfISD, not Murchison) is funded largely based on our daily attendance. When students are absent, the district’s funding decreases and fewer dollars are available for educational programs.
The way you can help is this: Please make sure your child is in school as frequently as possible (unless, of course, they have fever or a stomach virus). Additionally, it truly helps if students’ dentist/doctor appointments are scheduled later in the day. PfISD’s official attendance is taken each day between 9:00 a.m. and 10:a.m. Scheduling appointments later in the day and vacations or family trips during district holidays would make a significantly positive impact for Pflugerville.
Please check out our PTO Newsletter attached to keep in touch with important events and dates upcoming at MES!
Mustang RoundupPosted by Kyndall Jirasek on 10/17/2017
Parents, DON’T MISS OUT on a huge savings for the Mustang Roundup Wristband! This is the best value as it gives you unlimited access to all Activities and Games! There are 20+ activities ranging from classic carnival rides, Rockwall, Bungee Trampolines, Photo Booth, Inflatables, Haunted house, Fun house, obstacle courses, toddler inflatables, bounce houses, Cash Grab, Exotic Petting Zoo, and other great activities and 20+ carnival games!!!
Wednesday is your last day to take advantage of the discounted wristbands and also to pre-purchase any ticket bundles and raffle tickets so you do not have to stand in line on the day of Roundup!!! We will send these wristband & tickets home with the students or you can pick them up on Friday anytime from 2pm – 6pm or starting at 10:30am on Saturday.
Don’t forget to Purchase those Raffle Tickets!!! You do not need to be present to win and for just $5 each or 5 for $20 you could take home with you an iPad Pro (12.9”, Wi-Fi and cellular, 256 mb), PlayStation 4 with virtual reality system and games, a Monstrous Grill or a $500 Visa Gift Card… or you could win all of them!!!
Don’t miss out on a day of Fun for the Entire Family and to support the educational needs of our students at Murchison Elementary School!! Thank you for your support!!!
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