Murray Manor Mustangs
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MuM Scholars, as 21st Learners, articulate and prove their thinking!
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  • Ebola Virus 
    The District shares your concerns regarding the Ebola virus. We have been in contact with the San Diego County Health Department and the San Diego County Office of Education regarding these concerns and have requested these agencies coordinate protocols and recommendations for schools to implement to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

    At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in San Diego County, and the Deputy Public Health Officer for the County of San Diego Dr. Eric McDonald has been very reassuring that at present we have nothing to worry about in the way of Ebola in San Diego. A recent report of a suspected case in Chula Vista proved to be without merit.

    We know that Ebola is not spread through the air, water, or food. It is only spread through direct contact with blood and body fluids of a person who is sick and exhibiting symptoms of Ebola.

    At this time, we are awaiting the protocols/recommendations from the San Diego County Health Department. All protocols/ recommendations will be implemented as we receive them, and we will share this information with our parents and staff.

    If you would like more information about Ebola, please visit the CDC website at:  http://www.cdc.gov .

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    The final count was done Fri. Oct. 3rd and MUM PTA is BEYOND excited to announce that we ended up OVER our goal of 480 PTA members ... we have 492 MUM PTA members!!!

    For perspective, we had 490 PTA members at the end of the year in 2013-2014! It's only October, and we already have 492 PTA members for 2014-2015!!

    Official classrooms and school-wide winnings will be announced on Mon., Oct. 20th at Peace Corral.

    PLUS - we have 100% Principal Miller and Teacher Participation!!!

    PLUS, PLUS - we have numerous Business Partnerships (more than ever before)!!!

    A HUGE thank you to our AMAZING PTA Membership team: Mrs. Irena Vujevic, Mrs. Erica Empson, Mrs. Tara Krone, and Ms. April Zay!!

    Also, thank you to all who joined our MUM PTA this year to make our school and PTA exceptional (continuing our tradition of excellence by doing what's best/right for our scholars). We couldn't do it without you!

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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
    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).
    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.
    If you have information to report about an incident at your child's school or for questions regarding school safety, please contact Principal Miller. You may make an anonymous report using the information below:
    Crime Stoppers (800-222-8477)  http://www.crimestoppersusa.com
    Students Speaking Out (888-580-8477)  http://www.studentsspeakingout.org 
    See San Diego County Grand Jury's "School Security: There's No Greater Purpose" Report
    All parents, volunteers, visitors must always check in/out at the front office, wear a visitor/volunteer badge, 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 protect instructional minutes and limit disruptions, plan on coming onto campus at 2:50 pm dismissal (Tuesdays at 1:35 pm). If any sooner, everyone must wait in the front grassy area, away from classrooms, until the dismissal bells rings. 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 secured, 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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  • A highly appreciative THANK YOU to Mrs. Stacy Evans for volunteering to make our new "Drop Off/Pick Up Only" signs for our amazing Safety Patrol. Our Safety Patrol scholars work hard at keeping our school pedestrians safe when crossing the crosswalks/street. We appreciate your support, patience, and mindfulness when it comes to traffic/parking before and after school at drop off and pick up. Thank you for doing your part at keeping our school safe and always doing what's best/right for our MUM scholars/staff.
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    WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students/Scholars) ... Calling all dads and/or parents to get involved when you can. Contact our Watch D.O.G.S. Coordinator, Mr. Shane Steinfeld, at mumwatchdogs@yahoo.com for more information, fingerprinting clearance, submitting your availability dates, and schedules. Thank you in advance for being involved and contributing to our school safety.
    A highly appreciative THANK YOU goes out to our WATCH D.O.G.S. Coordinator, Mr. Shane Steinfeld, Mr. Ken Watson, our WATCH D.O.G.S. Co Coordinator, and Officer Hinton, our LMPD School Resource Officer, for your presentations, time, energy, and effort to make our Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Kick Off Night (Wed. 9/17) a success! It was a wealth of information that was insightful, valuable, and something all MUM families should know. It Pays to Be Aware!

    Two primary goals of our WATCH D.O.G.S program:
    1) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
    2) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important (anyone can join, not limited to only father figures).

    How to join WATCH D.O.G.S:
    1. Fill out/submit school volunteer form (located in front office).
    2. Go get your fingerprints clearance: A) Get LMSV fingerprinting form B) Have valid photo identification C) Get fingerprinted D) Once fingerprints are on file with District Office, the fingerprinting clearance if valid for all the years a volunteer remains in the LMSVSD E) Fingerprinting info is all provided in the front office
    3. Schedule days/time frame (your availability) you can volunteer as a WATCH D.O.G. by signing up on our online calendar

    For more information or inquiries, contact Mr. Shane Steinfeld at mumwatchdogs@yahoo.com

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    All LMSV classes are air conditioned. Normal Tues. schedule (Tues. dismissal is at 1:35 pm). Precautions for recess lunch and PE will be in place. Send scholars to school with water bottles to stay hydrated. See you at school!

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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 8,500 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!!
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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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    Walk to school from 2 locations: Jackson Park @ 8:00 am or St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (on corner of Lake Murray Blvd and Jackson) @ 8:00 am. Be sure to get your Safe Routes to School card punched once you arrive to school! After 5 punches you will be eligible for prizes in our weekly raffles. All children MUST wear helmets when riding bikes or scooters (it's the law). For more information, please contact Karen Nance, your SRTS Parent Champion, at freck16@cox.net or 619.825.8364. Thank you for your support.

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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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