Monday, November 5, 2012

Goose Creek Field Trip Friday 11/16

Goose Creek State Park Field Trip

Where: Goose Creek State Park
When: Friday, 11/16/12, 9:00 - 12:30
Bring: bag lunch and drink with child's name. 
Wear: uniforms (spirit shirts OK)

Please turn in your permission slip and let the teachers know if you can drive.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas concert

Here is the link to "Vive le Vent" (Jingle Bells in French) that the children will be singing for the Christmas concert in case they would like to practice at home.  :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

    • Juvenile Diabetes Silent Auction

       Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3 - 6pm

  •            2228 Chauncey Lane, Greenville, NC 27834

  • As many of you know, one of our second graders, Aurora Freeman, was diagnosed with type 1 Juvenile Diabetes when she was 3 years old.  You can help find a cure for juvenile diabetes by coming out and shopping and/or by donating an item (examples of past donations include photography, hand turned wooden pens, photography, knitwear, purses, dolls, Christmas ornaments, and jewelry).

    Come out, do some holiday shopping, and contribute to JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, at the same time! All auction items are donated and hand crafted by local artists and craftspeople, and all proceeds go to JDRF to find a cure!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Check the MPTO Blog -- Vote on Polls

Please check the MPTO Blog.  There are several polls that need your votes.

Also, please save the date for the Barnes & Noble Fundraiser.  It will be November 13 all day with special events from 5 - 8 in the evening.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Upcoming Field Trips

-Goose Creek State Park: November 16, 9 - 12:30 (information will be sent home soon, and the blog will be updated as we receive more information).

- Two field trips will be planned for the spring.  More info to come!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Field Trip: October 26, 2012

Destination: Meherrin-Chowanoke Nation PowWow, Ahoskie, NC
Date: Oct 26, 2012
Departure Time: 8:30
Estimated Return: 2:30
Cost for student: $5 (cash only)  Adults attending pay at the gate.
Details: Bring a bag lunch and drink with child's name on it.  Students may bring $5 to purchase souvenirs.  Students are to wear uniforms (may wear spirit shirts).


Friday, August 31, 2012

We have class pets!

Our first fire-bellied toads escaped, but we now have new friends.  Please welcome our new fire-bellied toads, named Sunshine and Blazer!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sylvan Heights Field Trip

Where: Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Departure: 8:30 am
Return: 2:50 pm
Cost for student: $7
Cost for adult: $9
Details: Bring bag lunch (no boxes, please)

No siblings, please.
Please return your permission slip and money by Tuesday, April 24.
If your child is under 8 and under 80 lbs, please leave his/her booster.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kids Fest Volunteers for 4/20

We need Kids Fest Volunteers! We need volunteers for the following in Mrs. Murray's classroom:
1. Volunteers to make cakes for Mrs. Murray's traditional cake walk (dont' make one big cake, but rather 4 + mini cakes or even cupcakes are great -- they go much further). We'll also be doing a traditional Chinese game involving a marble, a bowl of water and chopsticks - it will be fun. I need 6 volunteers for cupcakes/mini cakes

2. Volunteers to make mini pancakes (the size of oreos). Jing will purchase sweet red bean paste in Raleigh and we'll either send the beans home with you to fill the pancakes (if we get them early) or I'll ask for volunteers to fill them from 4pm-5pm right before Kids Fest (it will be very much like spreading peanut butter on bread , but the size of oreos). These little sweet red bean pancakes are a typical party food in China and taste very much like sweet red bean dumplings (which I've had before -- yum). I need 6 volunteers to make 100 - 200 very small oreo-sized pancakes (one or two batches of pancake batter).

3. Day of Kids Fest: Two volunteers to assemble pancakes - 4:00 - 5:00
Two volunteers from 4:45 - 5:30, 5:30 - 6:15, and 6:15 - 6:45 to help serve the appetizers and oversee the game in our room. The 6:15 - 6:45 volunteers will help for 15 minutes, but will then help clean up and get the children in their costumes for Parade of Flags/Dances at 6:45.

We also need a few people from our room to sign up for food prep, food/drink serving, clean up or parking help (see main sign up sheet on 6-9 door and on the main page of the blog).

See sign up sheet on Mrs. Murray's door or email me at and I'll sign you up.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Annual Fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes

What: Annual Fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Where: 216 Quail Hollow Road, Greenville
When: 7-12 on Sat. March 10
How you can help: Donate items or attend the garage sale!

Details of how to donate items: Drop off small items for donations for the garage sale in Mrs. Murray's room on Thursday or Friday afternoon or if you have larger items to donate (call Gabrielle at 258-5369 to coordinate drop off).

Monday, March 5, 2012

Field Trip to Goose Creek State Park 3/12

Where: Goose Creek State Park
Date: Monday, March 12, 2012
Departure time: 8:30 am from school
Return: 12:30
Cost: Free
Bring: Bag lunch and drink
Dress code: uniform (spirit shirts with uniform pants OK), comfortable shoes!

Please fill out the permission slip the teachers sent home and let them know if you can drive!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Volunteer for Picture Day 3/21 from 9 - 10am

I am looking for one volunteer from approximately 9 - 10am on Wednesday, March 21 (check with the teachers as the time gets closer for an exact schedule) to help with outfit changes. Please let me know if you are available to help tie a bow, straighten a collar, etc. for an hour or so that day.

If for some reason the weather is bad the date will be rescheduled.

Thanks so much for your help!

Dori St. Amant

Friday, February 3, 2012

Feb. 24 Alice in Wonderland Field Trip

Our field trip to Alice in Wonderland will be Friday, February 24, but the location has changed. It will now take place at the Tarheel Variety Theatre in Chicowinity. If you signed up to drive please confirm with the teachers or let them know if you will not be able to. Here are the details in brief:

Destination: Tarheel Variety Theatre in Chicowinity
Date: Fri, Feb. 24
Departure time: 9:00
Estimated return: 12:30
Cost: $10 (tickets were purchased in October)
Details: Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Garden Basket for Auction

It's that time of year again, and auction is just around the corner. This year our class is going to create a garden basket. We would appreciate if you could donate an item (plants, pots, chimes, garden tools, garden gloves, etc.) or if you prefer, cash (in an envelope marked "auction basket") to help make our basket a success. Please include your name with your item so that you can be entered in the drawing for a set of free tickets to auction or a $100 visa gift card (must be present to win the gift card).

If you donate another item or get a business to donate an item please write your name on the list in the office and your name will be entered in the drawing again.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kids Fest costume makers? Do you sew?

Do you sew? I already have two volunteers to help sew costumes for the children for Kids Fest, but I would love a few more. We are still looking for a pattern for a Chinese shirt, but we have the fabric. If you (or a grandparent) would like to help sew Chinese shirts for Kids Fest please email me at