John B. Murphy Elementary

The Caring Community   |   A Fine & Performing Arts School


2014-15 CPS Calendar Parent Portal

SEPTEMBER NEWS & NOTES

FALL 2014 SUPPLY LISTS (ENGLISH & SPANISH)

Click here to see supply lists

MIDDLE SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY 2014-2015

English (PDF document)

Community Sing Friday, September 5th 8:00am


Local School Council LSC meeting on Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30 in the library


New Families Breakfast

Hosted by your PTO – Parent Teacher Organization on Friday, September 12th at 8:00am.
Meet and greet our new families, volunteer for upcoming events.

Fall 2014 Open House

Annual Open House for all parents and guardians on Tuesday, September 16th from 5:00-7:00. Teacher presentations on “what will my child learn at school” and “parent responsibilities”, get parent tips for healthy living and setting wellness goals, learn about exciting after school enrichment programs at Murphy and the State of the School Address begins at 7:00 pm.

Murphy Mart #3 Saturday September 20th from 10:00-2:00

Bring new or gently used items to sell and benefit our school. Our version of a Flea Market needs donated items to sell!

AT MURPHY SCHOOL CHILDREN EXPERIENCE:

A child-centered environment lead by a dedicated staff of professionals devoted to providing the highest quality environment for children.

Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs social approach to learning with respect

University partnerships: Erikson Institute, National Louis University, NEIU, UIC, Indiana University

Small group work with individualized instruction tailored to student needs

Literacy approaches aligned to the Common Core State Standards

English speaking listening proficiency goals aligned to WIDA

Everyday Mathematics/Connected Mathematics Project aligned to CCSS

Hands-on science inquiry based experiences aligned to NGSS goals

A Library Media Center, I-pads, Computer Lab, laptop carts integrating technology

Fine Arts: Music, Visual Arts, Creative Drama, Dance and Movement, instrumental instruction - guitar, fiddle, keyboard, recorder, Orff instruments, kiln and Arts partnerships: Old Town School of Music, Ravinia Festival, House of Blues

Healthy Schools Initiatives: daily Chicago Run, Girls in the Game, Sports – softball, basketball, soccer, running, Gardening & Nutrition

After school programs including: flamenco dancing, film club, yearbook, reading and math fun, book & cook, gaming, fitness club, guitar , piano, floor hockey.

Monthly "Community Sing" celebrates shared vocals, performance and children