Murdock Newsletter - April 11, 2012
Something New on Cable TV Channel 79
The United Methodist Church in Murdock has been making videos of their Sunday morning worship services since Nov. 1, 2011. Now every Thursday a video of their worship service will be playing over and over on Channel 79 on the Zito Cable TV System. On Thursday, April 12 those who tune into Channel 79 will be able to listen to the beautiful music the Murdock Church had in their Easter Worship Service.
Items For Sale: (These are located in Elmwood. If interested, please call Gina at 402-994-2455.)
1. Aluminum extension ladder. $50
2. Whirlpool Electric Self Cleaning Range/Oven. $300. Excellent Condition. Bisque (Ivory) color. Ceramic glass top. Features: Accu-bake system, electronic controls and timer, timed baking cycles, accusimer dual burner, 5th warming burner, warming drawer. Owner manual. No damage or repair, everything works. Please contact Gina if you would like her to email a picture.
The Schoolhouse Performance Series will feature championship fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, and multi-instrumentalist, David Seay performing "Fiddle Fables" on Sunday, May 13, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska.With the help of her fabulous five-string fiddle, and some talented fiddle students, Deborah Greenblatt explores some of the trials, tribulations, and lessons that fiddlers and other musicians often have in common. There is advice for the beginner (“It Starts With Your Feet”), advice for the fiddler’s families (“Have Mercy”), for the growing fiddler (“Shopping For a Fiddle Blues”), for the brave fiddler (“I’m Gonna Fiddle In a Contest”), as well as the fiddler who plays the viola (“Out of Fiddle, Out of My Mind”). There are also inspiring stories of real-life fiddlers (“Cactus Pete”), teachers (“Alice Johnson’s Jig”), and students (“Mary Ann the Fiddler”).The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students & seniors, and $1.00 for children. For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
22 UNL CHAMPIONS HONORED AT 50th ANNUAL
PHI BETA LAMBDA STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN KEARNEY
LINCOLN, NE—April 3, 2012—The UNL chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business organization recently competed at the Nebraska PBL State Leadership Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate version of Future Business Leaders of America. Focusing on bringing business and education together through innovative leadership and career development programs, PBL is a business and leadership organization of over 11,000 college students. At the State Leadership Conference, members compete in a variety of over 50 events, including job interview, accounting, computer programming, impromptu speaking, marketing, and website development, among others. Members were also able to attend informative workshops, campaign for and elect state officers, and network with National PBL President, Jake Barreau, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
UNL was represented at the conference by 35 members, who achieved 101 competitive event awards. Two UNL PBL members were elected as Nebraska State Officers for the 2013-2013 year. Over twenty UNL members have qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio in June. Nikki Novak 2011 graduate of Elmwood-Murdock High School placed 6th in Computer Applications.
Apr. 12 – S.O.S. Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the elementary lunchroom.
Apr. 13 - Spring Carnival from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Apr. 18 - Early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. for staff development
Apr. 26 - Elementary Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m.
We are no longer offering after school childcare and do not plan to offer this service next year. We also will not be offering the Summer Knights Childcare Program this summer.
Attention Area Farmers: Elmwood-Murdock Schools have been nominated to apply for a grant
through a Monsanto Fund, called, “America’s Farmer Grow Rural Education”. It is a locally focused
initiative to help strengthen math and science education in rural America. The program allows
farmers to nominate a public school district to compete for grants of either $10,000 or $25,000.
At this time we are asking for your assistance in continuing the nominating process. The
more nominations we receive the greater the chance we will have of receiving the grant. You
may pick up forms at the following locations: the local Co-ops, Corn Grower State Bank, the
American Exchange Bank, the convenience store at Elmwood, both the Elementary School in
Elmwood, and JR/SR High School in Murdock, and the Elmwood and Murdock Post Offices.
Nomination forms will be available on our school website at www.growruraleducationcom .
For questions you may call either (402)994-2125 or (402)867-2341. We thank you in advance
for all of your continued help and support of our school district.
SPRING CARNIVAL NEWS
The S.O.S. Spring Carnival is scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2012. This is our major fundraiser for the year. If any parents work or frequent places where donations may be possible, please contact an S.O.S. member. We can either contact the business or provide a letter for the parent to use when asking for a donation.
CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
SOS is currently in the process of calling for carnival volunteers. If you are able to volunteer and have not already been contacted, please call Theresa Hansen 402-510-5146.
SPRING CARNIVAL CAKE DECORATING CONTEST
Enter your best designed cake or cupcakes in the Second Annual Cake Decorating Contest at the school carnival. The best cakes will win prizes and also be a part of the silent auction. All other cakes can be won at the carnival cake walk. Show off your creativity and bring your best cake or cupcakes to the Carnival Cake Decorating Contest. There will be three age categories - elementary students, middle/high school students, and adults. If you have questions about the event, contact Karey Koehn at email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING CARNIVAL BASKETS
Teachers have selected the themes for their class baskets. Please bring any items related to the theme to school so that we can begin to create baskets for the auction. Thank you for your participation!
Pre-school Mrs. Schroll - Everything Barbie & Hot Wheels
Kindergarten Mrs. Cook/Mrs. Vice- Rainy Day
1st Grade Mrs. Roth/Mrs. Drueke - Scrapbooking
2nd Grade Mrs. Oehlerking - Everything Nebraska-
3rd Grade Mrs. Bacon - Petite Picasso
4th Grade Mrs. Backemeyer - Lego Lover
4th Grade Mrs. Justus - A Day at the Beach
5th Grade Mr. Johnston - Coffee Break
5th Grade Mr. Frerichs - Wide World of Sports
6th Grade Mrs. Kuhlman - Backyard BBQ
6th Grade Mrs. Paulsen - Pamper Yourself
We will again be offering Summer Enrichment classes for elementary students this summer. We have scheduled June 11-28 Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for the classes. Informational packets are being sent home today.
2012 E-M VOLLEYBALL CAMP
Tuesday-Thursday May 29th-31st, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Next year’s grades 1st-3rd open to boys and girls, next year’s grades 4th-6th girls only
$30.00 per participant includes t-shirt
Return form with payment to Mrs. Justus or Mary at the office
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE GRIFFIN FAMILY!
Please attend a fundraiser for Kim Griffin on Sunday, April 15th from 11:30-3:30 at the Murdock Jr/Sr High. Kim is a para in the preschool room at Elmwood and was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2011. There will be a BBQ dinner (free will donation-funds may be supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans) and a silent auction (winners announced at 3:30).
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