Murray Messenger 3/16/18

Murray Hill Middle School 

Murray Messenger 3/16/18

Important Dates:

March 15th

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kick-Off

March 20th

Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Night

March 27th

8th Grade Field Trip- Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture

March 30th- April 3rd

Schools Closed- Spring Break

April 6th

Yankee Candle Fundraiser DUE

News From The Hill


MHMS Dress Code Expectations:  We are noticing that a lot of students are wearing crop tops, that have a tendency to expose their midriff’s.  Clothing that exposes skin in this way is not allowed at Murray Hill Middle School.  If a student chooses to wear this type of shirt, it is suggested that they wear a shirt of some kind underneath so that skin is not exposed or that they wear a jacket that remains zipped during the time that they are in school.  Thank you for your support in reinforcing this expectation. 

Yankee Candle Fundraiser:  The MHMS Yankee Candle Fundraiser started!  Students should have brought home fundraiser packets yesterday.  The fundraiser will run through April 6th.  Orders should be delivered before Mother’s Day!!!  See the attached flyer for more information on supporting our fundraiser.  YankeeCandle.pdf   

MHMS Memory Book Sales:  Students have been working hard to create a great keepsake from this school year.  A variety of events, field trips, and activities have been included in the 2018 Memory Book!  The online ordering system is open and you can place your order now to reserve your copy of our Memory Book. The cost of our Memory Book is $18.00.  Memory Book sales will close much earlier this year than last year.  To ensure you get a copy, purchase it now!  Sales will be open through mid-April.  When you order online you have various options such as upgrading to a hard cover book, personalizing the book with your student’s name, and other optional add-ons for an additional cost. 

Please follow these directions for ordering online:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter our Yearbook ID Code: 13198618
  3. Enter your student’s name and complete the payment986

Heart and Sole (Formerly Girls on the Run):  Calling all girls who love to run:  want to become better runners, or just want to get active outside this spring?  The Murray Hill Heart and Sole program begins again on March 20th.  Runners of ALL abilities are welcome.  Every Tuesday and Wednesday after school, come join other students and staff members in our program working towards our final race on Saturday, June 2nd.  Each student must have their own *prompt* transportation home (the program ends at 4:30). Scholarships are available. Please contact Ms. Tagliaferri, Ms. Bacmeister, Ms. Schaefer, or Mrs. Donnelly with any questions!


6th Grade Field Trip:  The 6th grade will be taking a field trip to the Robinson Nature Center on April 27th to support science curriculum and environmental literacy goals. Permission slips were sent home today through your student's science class. The cost is $15 which can be paid online through our OSP system (preferred method) or through cash or check sent in with the permission slip. If you are available to chaperone, please fill out the bottom of the permission slip to be placed in our chaperone lottery. Permission slips are due by April 10th.  Please contact Jamie Daniller at with any questions.


8th Grade Field Trip:  The 8th grade field trip to the Museum of African American History and Culture is on March 27th. We have extended the deadline for turning in forms and payment to Tuesday, March 20th.

We have had an overwhelming amount of support from our 8th grade families for our next field trip to the Museum of African American History and Culture. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to chaperone. After a lottery selection, we have reached our quota of chaperones. Those adults selected to chaperone have already been notified by Ms. Schaefer. If you have not received notification, we, unfortunately, can not offer you a chaperone position on this field trip but we would like you to consider volunteering for the next field trip. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Schaefer at


Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Night:  Support the MHMS PTA on Tuesday, March 20th, by visiting the Chick-Fil-A on John’s Hopkins Road.  Remember to mention Murray Hill Middle School BEFORE you place your order.    


Communication is an essential component of a successful school experience for both students and parents.  There are many ways to stay connected to MHMS and to HCPSS.  Please consider the following ways to stay connected:

  • Visit the MHMS website often at:   
  • Follow MHMS on Twitter at:  @hcpss_mhms
  • Visit Canvas often
  • Visit the HCPSS website often at:
  • Download the HCPSS app on your mobile device (search Howard County Public School System)

Community News

For more Community News visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.



Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 2:45pm