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JOIN PTA TODAY for 2018-2019 school year!

Reason #1 to join PTA: Your child benefits. Many of research studies show that when parents get involved, children do better in school. Murphy Middle School PTA will help you stay connected throughout the school year. Volunteering is not a requirement of membership, although we would love to have your help. Learn more.

 

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What's happening this week
 

 

School Supplies for 2018-2019

SHOP NOW FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES! (Must be logged into Membership Toolkit.)

 

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Upcoming events

STAAR TESTING DATES COMING UP

STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) Algebra 1 Test is Tuesday, May 8th.

 

STAAR Testing Week for ALL Grade levels is May 14-17- See testing dates below.

 

Important Testing Information

 

Please look over the information below as following these guidelines will make STAAR testing go more smoothly for everyone involved.:

 

 

· Student attendance on testing days is vitally important. Please make every effort to be at school and to be on time.

 

 

· Please reschedule appointments that are slated for testing days.

 

 

· Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms. Encourage your student to leave his/her phone at home or in his/her locker on testing days.

 

 

· Smart Watches are not allowed in testing rooms. As with cell phones, please encourage your student to either leave them at home or in his/her locker.

 

 

· We encourage students to bring their lunch on STAAR testing days. Because this is a timed test which must be interrupted for students to eat, having a lunch from home simplifies the process for everyone.

 

 

· Student are encouraged to bring an individual snack and water bottle for testing.

 

 

· Free breakfast will be available for ALL students Monday, May14th through Thursday, May 17th.

 
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STAAR REVIEW-A-PALOOZA

 
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MMS ORCHESTRA NEWS

Tuesday 5/8 7:30AM Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal in Small Gym

 

Wednesday 5/9 7:30AM – 2:00PM Beginning and Sinfonia Orchestras to Sandy Lake Music Festival

 

Wednesday 5/9 9:00AM – 3:30PM Philharmonic, Symphony, Chamber Orchestras to Sandy Lake Music Festival

 

Thursday 5/10 7:00 PM Spring Orchestra Concert at Custer Rd UMC (Beginning Orch. Arrives at 6:00PM)

 

NEHS & NJHS NEWS

Murphy NJHS and NEHS has had a busy spring. On May 2nd, Mrs. Edenkrans and Mrs. Mullen delivered 600+ books to the post office to be mailed to a middle school in Puerto Rico that lost its library (and the entire second floor) to Hurricane Maria in September.

We also collected over 100 items for City House and members donated their time in a multitude of ways.

Currently, the Honor Societies of Murphy have served a staggering 9800+ hours this year alone!

We, as advisers, couldn't be prouder. 

 
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8TH GRADE CELEBRATION- MAY 18TH- **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED**

MMS 8th Grade Celebration - Volunteers Needed!

 

We will celebrate our awesome 8th grade Mavericks on Friday, May 18th at PSA Murphy from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Please help make this event fun and memorable by volunteering your time and energy! Please make sure you have your PISD Volunteer Background Check complete in order to volunteer; only approved volunteers will be allowed to attend the Celebration. Thanks again for your time and commitment to our school and our students! We couldn't do it without you!

 

Please sign up at: www.mmspta.org

 

Celebration Chairs

Anna Walker & Mindy Parker

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Murphy's own Emily Starkweather whose poem was selected out of more than 500 entries in this year's Collin County poetry contest as one of 5 winners on Sunday, April 29th.

 
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LOST & FOUND IS HUGE

Parents, please remind your student to check the lost and found in the cafeteria if they have misplaced any clothes, jackets, hoodies, lunch boxes, or water bottles. The pile is growing and we want all items to get back to their owners. Thank you.
 
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PLANO ISD’S THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS ARE BACK! REGISTRATTION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 11TH!

Enrollment for the middle and high school theatre camps are now open and have gone 100% digital this year. I enthusiastically recommend both of these camps and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about them. 

If you have a current 6th or 7th grade student, they would attend StarPower, the Middle School Camp: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plano-isd-starpower-middle-school-theatre-camp-registration-44766489776

If you have a current 8th grade student, they would attend CenterStage, the High School Camp: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plano-isd-centerstage-high-school-theatre-camp-registration-44783629040

Both of these camps have a finite number of spaces for actors and technicians so I would encourage you to register ASAP, as the camps book quickly every year!

Lastly, if you would like to apply for a scholarship to cover part (or potential all) the cost of camp tuition, please follow these instructions:
1. Email me ASAP so that I can send you the scholarship application.
2. Do not register through the above links. There is a separate registration process for students receiving scholarship assistance.

Again, I’m happy to answer any questions. I hope your student is able to take advantage of this wonderful and unique opportunity!

 

Thanks,

Candace Norris

 
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SPEECH AND DEBATE CAMP

Plano Sr. High School provides a Speech and Debate Camp over the summer for all Middle School students across the district! If your student is interested in competing on the MMS Speech & Debate team next year, the summer camp is highly recommended. At the camp, the students will learn a variety of Speech events that Plano competes in at our 4 tournaments throughout the year. If your student is interested, you can sign up at tinyurl.com/wildcatcamp18 or stop by to speak with Mrs. Norris
 
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ENGINEERING CAMP

 
 
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PESH SUMMER BASEBALL CLINIC

 
 
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PESH SUMMER BASKETBALL CLINICS

See the flyers below for information on the PESH Summer Basketball Clinics.

 

For questions:

 

Boys Camps: jeff.clarkson@pisd.edu

Girls Camps: Cherilyn.morris@pisd.edu

 

 
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PTA NEWS AND UPDATES

 
 
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SUMMER BAGS FOR FRIENDS

 
 
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Spirit nights

See all upcoming Spirit Nights

 

 
 
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Volunteer opportunities

The best way to make a difference in your child’s education is to be involved

 


Athletics

Schedules

Purchase your tickets at the gate for $4 for adults and $2 for students. 

 

TRACK/ CROSS COUNTRY 

Date Time Opponent Location
         
Thur May 10th 5:00 7th / 8th Cross Country City Meet Plano Sr High

  


Community Partners

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Sponsors

Why support MMS PTA?
Our goal is to work with parents and the community to enrich students educational experience, to enhance the overall well being of our students a work diligently to improve our school.
What does the PTA do with the money?
Helps pay for:
• Three socials every year
• Guest speakers
• Teacher breakfasts
• Teacher appreciation gifts
Your restaurant will have exposure on:
• MMS Facebook
• MMS PTA Facebook
• MMS eNews
• Marque flash
Questions? Call Michele Kester at 214-662-7247.