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TK/KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

TK/Kindergarten Online Enrollment Begins February 8th To Pre-Enroll for 2023-2024 school year, please visit the district website home page HERE   After pre-enrolling online, either bring the following documents to the office or email them to murdy…
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2023- 2024 SCHOOL CALENDAR

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - AUGUST 14, 2023NON-STUDENT DAY - NOVEMBER 3, 2023THANKSGIVING BREAK - NOVEMBER 20, 2023 THROUGH NOVEMBER 24, 2023WINTER RECESS - DECEMBER 25, 2023 THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2024NON-STUDENT DAY - JANUARY 8, 2024SPRING RECESS - MARCH 18,…
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Murdy Moon Festival - In the News

Shout out to our PTA, volunteers, and staff for working together to make this amazing event happen.   https://newsroom.ocde.us/garden-grove-school-celebrates-mid-autumn-moon-festival-with-community/   https://www.nguoi-viet.com/giai-tri/trung-thu-…
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Parent Square App

All parents should download the Parent Square App to ensure you receive communication from the District, Murdy and your child's teacher.  Don't miss out on important notices and information.  The app is free!
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Murdy Students Give Back - Be the Change....Bring the change

Our 5th Grade Classes visited the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach and decided they wanted to help! Their support provides a second chance at life for the marine mammal patients.  Each gift makes their life-saving work possible!  Our goa…
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Amazon Smile + Murdy

Help out our school by shopping at Amazon! Simply shop through Amazon Smile and Murdy will get a percentage of the sale.

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Families and Scholars,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  I am proud to be the principal of John Murdy Elementary.  This year, we welcome our new assistant principal, Mr. Thao To.  Mr. To is a great addition to our Murdy team!

2022-23 marks the 6th year of our Vietnamese Dual Immersion Program, which now includes students in TK - 4th grade.  This also marks the 7th year of our Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program.  

Murdy has earned a reputation for academic excellence through the hard work of our students, teachers, parents, and staff.  I look forward to continuing our partnership as we work together to ensure that every child becomes a life-long learner and reaches their academic potential through enriching curriculum, engaging hands-on activities, and inspiring teachers and staff.

It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Murdy Elementary School Community.  I look forward to working with you to continue our tradition of excellence. 

 If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Sincerely,

Marcie Griffith

Principal, Murdy Elementary

Our School

The teachers and staff at John Murdy Elementary are hardworking and dedicated to providing our students with high quality learning experiences and preparing them for future success. We are proud to offer an on-site GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Program and our district’s first Vietnamese Dual Language Program.

We have a strong commitment to STE(A)M, and recognize the importance of getting technology into the hands of our students.  All our students participate in Hour of CODE and many elect to participate in robotics. The last three years, we partnered with a local high school to bring an art teacher to Murdy to provide lessons after school.

Other Opportunities for Murdy Scholars:

  • After school STEAM Enrichment (Coding, Robotics)
  • Before & After School Intervention/Support
  • On-Site GATE Program
  • After School Art Programs
  • District & County Art Festivals
  • Honor's Orchestra
  • Honors Chorus
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • The Gratitude Project
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • On-site Boys and Girls After School Program