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First Day of School - Monday, August 15th

Welcome Back, Everyone! We hope you all had a fun and safe summer and are ready to come back to school. School begins on Monday, August 15th. Our hours will be 8:15am to 2:35pm on M,T,Th,F and 8:15am to 1:45pm on Wednesdays for all grade levels. Ag…
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TK/Kindergarten Meet & Greet

Incoming TK/Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to join us on Friday, August 12th from 10:30am - 11:30am for a meet & greet in your student's classroom.  You will have the opportunity to see your child's classroom, meet their teac…
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Register Now for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

New this year, GGUSD has expanded its transitional kindergarten program to serve more 4-year-olds than ever before. If your child was born between September 2, 2016 through September 1, 2017, please register your child for our free full day kinder…
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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 Murdy Families and Students,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  The Murdy Elementary School staff and I are thrilled to welcome back our students to full day, in-person learning this year!  We recognize our students need to be here and deserve the best, most interactive learning experiences possible. We will follow all district and California Department of Health guidelines to ensure all of our students get the benefits of in-person learning while being protected as much as possible from the pandemic.

Murdy has earned a reputation of academic excellence through the hard work of our students, teachers, parents, and staff. I look forward to continuing our  partnerships with you 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 a part of the Murdy Elementary school community.  I look forward to working with you to continue the tradition of excellence. 

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

Sincerely,

Marcie Griffith
Principal

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