Murray Manor Mustangs
Welcome to Murray Manor Elementary, a 2012 California Distinguished School.  We hope you will visit often to find out what’s happening at school. Teacher pages will be added as they are completed. Please follow us on our Social Media sites as well. Twitter and Facebook
MuM Scholars, as 21st Learners, articulate and prove their thinking!
Rigor + Cognition + Innovation = MuM Wonderology!

School Announcements

  •  2014/2015 School Year
    School Begins on Thursday, August 14, 2014
    (Class lists will be posted on the front gate on
    Wednesday, August 13th at 5:00 pm)
    Our school office will be open on Monday, August 4th for new student registrations. Please call 619-668-5865 to ensure someone is available to assist.
    Our District email has changed this summer from GroupWise (Novell) to Gmail. With our new system in place, you may contact staff members via email as follows: first name.last name@lmsvsd.net (for example to email our Office Manager: kathy.urich@lmsvsd.net).

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    School begins promptly at 8:30 am
    (bell rings at 8:25 am to get to Peace Corral or classrooms)
    School dismisses Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. at 2:50 pm
    Tuesday dismissal is at 1:35 pm
    Every Friday show your Murray Manor spirit by wearing our colors (blue/orange) or wear your Spirit Wear , unless it's one of our themed Spirit Days (e.g., Charger Day, Crazy Hair Day, Pajama Day, etc.). Student Council will notify our community of the specific dates for themed Spirit Days.
    All parents, volunteers, visitors must always check in/out at the front office and sign in/out. Our staff highly values maximizing time on task in our learning environments, therefore please plan accordingly for pick up at dismissal. To limit disruptions, plan on coming onto campus at 2:45 pm (in time for our 2:50 pm dismissal). If any sooner, everyone must check in at the front office and wait in the front area, away from classrooms. Additionally, students are not to enter/exit school grounds through the staff parking lot. Students may exit campus on the sidewalk in front of the school office and the sidewalk near the lunch area. During school hours, campus fences will be locked, and the only entrance onto campus is at the front of the school to check in/out at the front office. Thank you for your support and understanding with ensuring our scholars are safe.

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    WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Scholars) start date is Monday, Sept. 16th. Calling all dads to get involved when you can. Contact Mrs. Urich at the front office for fingerprinting information, submitting your availability dates, and schedules. Thank you in advance for being involved and contributing to our school safety.

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  • Run 4 Fun 21st Century Style
    MuM scholars and families, join us for Run 4 Fun every morning from 8:00-8:25 am on the lower field. As 21st Century scholars, we know it's important to physically get moving, which in turn, helps us focus and concentrate even more during the school day. Our goal is for scholars to reach 100 miles individually and 8,000 miles school-wide by the end of the school year! Let's reach for the stars and mileage will be kept track of as we travel the solar system! Go Mustangs!!
    See flyer linked below: 

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    Supply lists for the 14-15 school year have been posted. Please access them by clicking on the "Parents" section then "School Supplies." 

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    Our Walking School Buses leave from 2 locations: Jackson Park @ 8:00 am or El Paso St & Cowles Mountain Blvd @ 8:00 am with pickups along the way. Be sure to get there early for a chance at a prize! All children MUST wear helmets when riding bikes or scooters (it's the law). Thank you for your support.
    Click here to see a flyer.

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  • MuM's 924 API Tops District 3rd Year in a Row!

    Despite all the challenges facing public schools today, we continue to show growth and a great resolve to put education first. I could not be more proud of our staff, students and community. Murray Manor received a score of  924 (up 7 points from last year's score of 917) on the Academic Performance Index! The API is the cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 and measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures. This is an amazing score and reflects an increase of 6 points from last year and a total 50 points over the last three years. We are also the first school in the District to be above 80% proficient or advanced in both Language Arts and Mathematics on the California STAR test. Although there is so much more to what we do than score well on State test scores, it is a great validation for all of us to know that our vision and hard work is yielding great results. It's reflective of rigorous teaching and our scholars critically thinking.




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  • This notice comes from the La Mesa Police Department:
    Please do not leave valuables inside your vehicles. Do not leave items like purses, cell phones, backpacks, or diaper bags in plain view, on the floor area or partially under the seat. Thefts have occurred while parents are dropping off / picking up their children from school. It only takes a few seconds to look inside your vehicle, see your property, break your vehicle window, and take your items. Please don't become a victim of theft and possibly a victim of identity theft. 

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  • Follow us on Twitter Follow Principal Miller on Twitter in 2014-2015

    In an effort to increase communication with parents on the happenings at Murray Manor, I am encouraging you to sign up to use Twitter (www.twitter.com). Twitter is a website that allows people to communicate through the exchange of quick and brief statements. I have created an account to disseminate useful information about Murray Manor like school events, important dates, highlights, and valuable parent resources instantaneously. The best part is, once you have signed up to “follow” the updates, you will receive these messages instantly to your Twitter page on your computer or smart phone. You can even get them as text messages (standard text rates apply) if you have it set up.

    Signing up is easy. Go to www.twitter.com, create a user profile, and once you are registered perform a search for the school username (MuM_Principal). Then click on my profile and select “follow”.

    If you don't want to sign up for an account, you can still follow at this website: https://twitter.com/mum_principal 

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  • Murray Manor Elementary School earns top honors as the school was named a 2012 California Distinguished School.

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a statement that the 387 schools picked throughout California were being recognized for their innovation in helping kids become successful in the classroom and closing the achievement gap. This award is a direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of our school’s educational community, and we are so proud to receive this award for our school.

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