Greetings from Your New Principal

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 1:44pm

Dear Murray Hill Parents and Guardians,

I hope this email finds you and your family enjoying a nice summer break.  As your new Principal, I wanted to reach out to you and let you know how honored I am to  join your community and how excited I am to be working with you, your children, and the entire dedicated staff at Murray Hill.  As your Principal, I promise to work diligently to continue to cultivate the rich and dynamic learning environment that Murray Hill has created for students over the past 19 years.

I also want to thank our PTA for so warmly welcoming me already.  I enjoyed hearing about their exciting plans that are being developed and greatly appreciate Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Smith taking time out of their busy schedules to share these with me recently.  Working together in partnership, I am confident that we will ensure that your child has a rewarding and successful school year. 

Working together effectively begins with communication and, to that end, I want to share a few opportunities for all of us.  Details are still being worked out, but one evening in early August you will have an informal “Meet and Greet” opportunity in order to get to know Mrs. Harmon, Murray Hill’s talented Assistant Principal, and me a little better and hear about our vision for Murray Hill.  At this meeting but honestly at any time, we welcome your input about the Murray Hill program. We would love to discuss any suggestions you have to help us better meet our students’ needs, ensure their success here, and to better prepare them for successful futures.  

Please also mark your calendars for the following upcoming opportunities to chat with us:

  • Meet & Greet! Monday,  @ 8/15 6:30pm MHMS Cafeteria

  • New student and Parent/Guardian Orientation 8/25  @12:45 - 2:45 PM - Parents & Guardians are welcome to attend with their child(ren).

  • PTA Community Ice Cream Party & Social - 8/25 @ 3 - 4:30 PM; Our wonderful PTA invites ALL Murray Hill families to join the staff for this relaxing and fun social event.

  • 1st Day of School – 8/29 @ 8:25 AM

  • Back To School Night -9/13 @ 6:30 to 8:30 PM; specific groups will be meeting at 5 PM this evening, more details to come.

  • PTA Executive Board Meeting – 9/26 @ 6:00 PM in the Murray Hill Media Center

On behalf of Mrs. Harmon and the entire Murray Hill faculty, we look forward to meeting you at these events, if not before.  Until then, we wish you a relaxing and enjoyable summer.



Rick Wilson


July 11, 2016