Murwood Elementary PTA Welcomes You!  

PTA supports critical academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community.






Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest!!



All Murwood families are invited and encouraged to submit a photo of their carved/decorated pumpkin and/or then vote on their favorites!  As in the past, the pumpkin with the most votes in each grade level, and the overall pumpkin with the most votes, will earn it's owner a prize!  If you need a pumpkin to carve, contact Tricy Otten-Rafa and the Murwood PTA will make arrangements to get one to you.Simply email a photo of your carved/decorated pumpkin to by October 29th at 9pm. 


Please send your photo/image saved in the following format: 

Teacher Last Name.First Name Initial.last Name 

(e.g. HESSE.Qgreenaway)

Saving in this format is VERY IMPORTANT!!


If you don't want to submit a photo to the contest, but want to vote, NO PROBLEM!!   Voting will be open to ALL Murwood families.  


Voting will open at 8am on October 30th and close at 5pm on October 30th.   Be on the lookout for an email at 8am on October 30th with the link to the voting survey or visit the Murwood PTA website homepage ( for a link to the survey!!

Winners will be announced on our PTA Website (murwoodpta.orgat 6pm on October 30th!


Virtual Halloween Costume Parade!!

The Murwood PTA is also organizing a VIRTUAL Halloween Costume Parade!! 

Participation is super easy!  Simply take a photo of your child(ren) in their Halloween costume and submit it to anytime between today and October 25th at 9pm.  

A link to view the virtual parade will be sent to all Murwood families on October 30th!

 FUNdraisers Happening NOW! 





This is a great opportunity to support Murwood while getting stocked up on your holiday gift wrapping and gift giving needs! 
This year Charleston is offering two spectacular catalogs loaded with their signature UltraHeavy™ gift wrap (all rolls are reversible) and wrapping accessories, personalized gifts, exclusive kitchen and home items, tasty gourmet goodies and so much more.  Best of all, each order will ship directly to your home!  And this year, there's even something in it for YOU! Click HERE to find out!   40% of all sales benefit the Murwood PTA.
Please take a few minutes to review ORDER INSTRUCTIONS and REGISTER NOW.
The Charleston Wrap fundraiser runs through November 15th. Order ASAP for delivery before the holidays.
Everyone needs a mask and a fun pair of socks!  Murwood is partnering with HoopSwagg to fulfill all your shopping needs! Each order will ship directly to your home.  35% of all sales benefit the Murwood PTA.
The HoopSwagg Fundraiser will run throughout December 15th. Order ASAP and before November 1st for delivery before the holidays.
**If you purchase at least one Murwood item from our HoopSwagg fundraiser, Murwood PTA will automatically get credit towards our fundraiser.  If you do not purchase a Murwood product, please use our School Code, MURWOOD, at check out so we can get credit for these purchases too.  Please be sure to use our SCHOOL CODE: MURWOOD only if you are NOT purchasing Murwood products.


Questions?  Contact  Angela Gil



If you would like to stay connected with other families at Murwood, please join the Murwood Families Facebook page.


And be sure to "Like" our Murwood Elementary School PTA Facebook page too so you can receive alerts on all PTA news and events. 


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 For tax purposes, our FEIN is 94-6183859.   


We are very fortunate to live in a community that values public schools. Since 1983, the Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF TK-12) has invested funds from parents and the community back into our schools to enhance education for all students. 


Though we are starting school in a distance learning environment, our students still depend on donations to WCEF to provide district-wide programs and salaries at all WCSD schools and Las Lomas High School. Our schools are facing the worst budgets in decades. WCEF is committed to remaining nimble as we continue to serve our students, staff and administrators this year and in years to come. 




Murwood relies on your donation to help WCEF raise $1.3 million this year to help offset the deficit, stabilize the district’s budget and preserve an enhanced education for your child, for this year and into the future. 


WCEF works closely with our districts, principals, and donors to support the needs of all 5,100 students. WCEF asks for $600 per student ($50 per month), but due to budget cuts and added expenses such as 1:1 technology, we recommend $800 per student


We understand family budgets vary; please give what you can. 


  1. ONLINE: Make a one-time or monthly gift at
  2. VENMO@wcefk12
  3. CHECK: Payable to WCEF, mail to:  P.O. BOX 186, WC, CA 94597
  4. STOCK: Make a gift of stock, or donate your car, by emailing

California’s shrinking education budget can affect your child through reduced access to the arts and science, fewer electives, reduced library hours, little to no additional math support, lack of counselors/support staff, and more. This doesn’t have to happen. Help deliver an enhanced education to our students. Donate to WCEF today.


Together, with the Murwood PTA, we can offer students an enhanced education and families a community that makes the education of your child, and every student, a priority.







WCEF K-12 is a non-profit 501(c)(3) federal tax ID #94-2915151.


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At no cost to you Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to Murwood!

To shop at Amazon Smile simply click this link and designate Murwood Elementary PTA.  



Supporting our school has NEVER been EASIER! 

Once you have designated Murwood to receive contributions, the program rewards your loyalty by contributing a percentage of your purchases to our school! We encourage parents, family members and friends to register their grocery club cards and existing credit/debit cards as supporters of Murwood.

Click below to sign up!

Murwood PTA’s group ID # is 137104727.  Follow the instructions to register your Debit, and/or other existing credit cards.


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