Weekly Message – September 27th

Greetings Muraoka Families,

We hope this message finds you safe and well on this beautiful weekend.  This week, we visited many of our classrooms and talked to the students about our school wide expectations: safe, respectful, responsible and kind.  Even though we are learning from a distance and our expectations may look a little different, they help us to create a positive learning environment for all.  It was wonderful to see all of the students!

Here are a few upcoming events that are happening virtually this week:

ELAC – October 1st at 9:00am

We are going to hold another ELAC – English Language Advisory Committee – Meeting on Thursday, October 1st at 9:00am on Zoom.  Click here for the link to attend.  This meeting is open to all parents!  We will be discussing what ELAC is, holding elections for ELAC Board Positions and DELAC.  After elections, we will do a presentation on Growth Mindset and Perseverance.  We hope to see you there!

ELAC MEETING Agenda October 1

School Site Council – October 1st at 3:00pm

Our first School Site Council meeting of the year we be held virtually on Thursday, October 1st at 3pm.  This is a public meeting – click here for the link to attend.

Oct 1 SSC Agenda

Thank you for another amazing week of learning at Muraoka!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message – September 21st

Greetings Muraoka Families,

As we embark on our fourth week of the school year, we cannot thank you enough for your support during this time of Distance Learning!  We faced a few technology challenges this week, but everyone persevered.  Thank you!

Here is some information about the upcoming week:

Parent Workshop

Tomorrow, September 21, 2020 from 6-7pm there is a virtual parent session on “Parenting During COVID.”  Click on Mental Health Parent Ed 2020 (2) for the Zoom link to attend.


As we prepare to start the school year we need to also create our PTO executive board team. This election process was left unfinished at the end of the school year due to the pandemic and the quarantine. With all the changes happening the importance of our Parent Teacher Organization is even more important to help support all students, teachers and staff as we navigate this school year. All four PTO positions are open for nominations and I hope you consider helping our community with your volunteering to participate. A description of the positions is included in the nomination form and if you have more questions please send them to Muraoka.pto@gmail.com.

PTO Nomination Link

ELAC Meeting – ALL Welcome to Attend

Our first Muraoka ELAC Meeting of the year will be Thursday, September 24th at 8:15am.  This meeting will be virtual!  The topic – Productive Struggle and Growth Mindset.  Click HERE for the meeting link.

SSC Voting 

SSC Nomination Information went out this week – voting closes TODAY!  Please take a moment to cast your vote by viewing the email sent earlier this week.

Have a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of September 14th

Greetings Muraoka Families!

Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual Town Hall meeting this week! If you were unable to join us and would like to watch, please check out the post from last week with the video: Muraoka Town Hall Virtual Meeting Link

Positivity Project: Character Strength for the Week- Teamwork

Parent Resources Click Here Parent Resources Password: P2

We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our partners in education this week, parents, teachers, YMCA, THANK YOU! We could not do it without you! We know that it has been a new learning experience for all and we appreciate your patience and support during this all!

Weekly Message – September 6th

Dear Muraoka Families,

We made it through the first week of the school year!  While we understand there were a few bumps along the way, we thank you for your perseverance, dedication and patience.  The teachers all shared how wonderful it was to connect with each one of their students.  We look forward to an amazing year of learning together!

Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, September 7th in observance of Labor Day!  Enjoy the long weekend and stay safe!

Finally, there will be a Muraoka Town Hall Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, September 8th at 5pm.  All are welcome to attend!  We will be discussing information about the school year and ways to get involved.  We will also hold a Q & A.  Here is the link:

Muraoka Town Hall Virtual Meeting Link

We hope to see you there!

Thank you again for a great week and we look forward to the week ahead!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton


iReady Parent Information

iREADY Math Online Program

This year, we will be using a new online math program called iREADY.  We wanted to share these links with you.  It contains information that will introduce you to the online platform and what to expect for your students.  Many students will be introduced to this in class next week, but we wanted to provide you with some information ahead of time.

What is iReady?


Family Guide to iReady:

iReady – English

iReady – español

What is the Diagnostic and how do I support During Distance Learning?

English: How to Help with the Diagnostic at Home

Guia para familias