Mark your Calendars - Last PTO Meeting
Wednesday, June 9 · 7:30 – 8:30pm
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During this meeting, we will hear from our Principal, updates for the year, hopefully some more news on the Principal search, review budgets for next year, but most importantly elect our PTO Executive Council for next year:
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is here!
Help us celebrate June 7- 11
When this school year gave us lemons, our Murray teachers and staff got to work and made lemonade! We have a fun week of special treats planned for our staff, and we encourage students and families to find ways to thank and celebrate teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and support staff throughout the week as well. In addition to daily surprises planned by the Teacher Hospitality committee we are planning several ways for your family to help celebrate and thank our staff and teachers.
Because of covid limitations we are unable to ask parents to provide homemade meals and treats for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week as we have in the past. In light of these circumstances, we are asking for your help in covering some of the costs of the items we are providing. If you would like to “sponsor” a staff member for Appreciation Week, you can make a your donation by sending a check to the Murray front office, Venmo (@VLM-PTO) , or Paypal . Please indicate your donation is for PTO Teacher Appreciation. A $20 donation is suggested, but any amount is greatly appreciated. Your donation will go towards filling care packages, providing a catered lunch, hosting a Lemonade on the lawn and supplying snacks and surprises throughout the week.
THANK YOU Nature Trail Clean-Up Crew - WOW!
Thanks to everyone who came out to help clean-up the creek bed beside our Nature Trail. As we discovered, this site has been used as an old dump site for decades filled with glass, metal, pottery, tires, appliances and even a car! Pictures at this link. We also dug up a metal 1952 calendar, so we have at least a time stamp for how back this goes. We filled over 40 bags of trash and dug out a refrigerator, carpet and more tires. A HUGE thanks to our Murray Community, the men's fitness group F3 and volunteers from found through Charlottesville MeetUp. There is still so much, but we learned a lot about how to proceed: The best time for clean-up is late fall, or early spring to avoid overgrowth, heat and bugs. We're also going to put more effort around proper environmental protocol - if anyone wants to help assess, or knows who to ask, please get in touch.
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