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UPCOMING FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

One of the goals of our PTA is to provide activities for the families in our community. On Friday, November 19th, a free showing of Raya will occur on our upper playground area.  Come with your family and enjoy a movie under the stars.  This is a fun…
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TK/Kindergarten Meet & Greet - Friday, August 13th

Kindergarten is a very exciting time for both parents and children.  In order to make this new experience comfortable on the First Day of School, there will be meet & greet on Friday, August 13th. This is a great time for students to meet thei…
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First Day of School - Monday, August 16th

Welcome Back, Everyone! We hope you all had a fun and safe summer and are ready to come back to school. We are in-person this year and will start on Monday, August 16th. Our hours will be 8:15am to 2:35pm on M,T,Th,F and 8:15am to 1:45pm on Wednesday…
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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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College Wear Wednesdays

ALL students are encouraged to wear their College Gear EVERY Wednesday!
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Murdy Students Study Plastic Pollution

Kudos to Murdy third grade students and their families for organizing a beach clean up after their study around plastic pollution and its impact in our community. Students even impressed Garden Grove city officials with their research and essays on t…
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Spectrum News Covers Murdy's Gratitude Project

On the 44th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Murdy Elementary School held its annual "Gratitude Project" event. The one-hour ceremony was hosted by sixth grade students who welcomed and honored true military heroes who they spent the year studying.…
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Transitional Kindergarteners Study Bilingual Education

Last week, our transitional kindergarten students at Murdy Elementary School earned their Pathway to Biliteracy award after completing their first year of Vietnamese dual language. We're so proud of these young scholars who are on their way to becomi…
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John Murdy Elementary is named a 2018 California Distinguished School

John Murdy Elementary is one of 11 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District that was named a 2018 California Distinguished School.
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4th Grade Murdy Student Wins Mayor's Award for Art

4th grade Murdy student, Kailey Ho, was recognized at the GGUSD board meeting for her award-winning art.
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Murdy Elementary is a 2017-18 Honor Roll School!

Murdy Elementary is one of 40 GGUSD schools to be recognized as Honor Roll Schools for high student achievement.  Read more here.
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Murdy Elementary is Recognized for Commitment to Arts Education

Murdy Principal, Marcie Griffith is one of three GGUSD educators who received an award from the Orange County Department of Education for a commitment to arts education.  Read more here
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The Gratitude Project Helps Overcome Life's Challenging Moments

Sixth grade students from Murdy Elementary School concluded a yearlong study about the power of gratitude with a special celebration that honored a group of heroes who have overcome life’s greatest challenges. The celebration was a culminating eve…
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Murdy's Vietnamese Dual Language Program is Successful

We are proud to offer a Vietnamese dual language program at Murdy Elementary School. Read more here.
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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.
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