Common Core Information

For information on Common Core, please click here.

Language Arts Resource


Please use the link above to get a peek inside the textbooks the kids are using
at school.  It also points out the important vocabulary students need to learn for the
stories in the book. 
A good place to start is by clicking on the "Big Question Multimedia"
under "Activities for Students" or on left side task bar, which has some fun videos and links for kids that are tied to the grade level textbooks.


Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians

The CDE's Common Core Team has received several requests from parents who want to know more about the instruction their child is receiving in mathematics. To address this need, the Common Core Team has made available the Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians Web page. On this page, parents are first advised to work with their child's teachers as they are the most familiar with the mathematics program being used at their child's school. Parents are also provided with information about the transition to newer methods of mathematics instruction and resources that explain the CCSS for mathematics and provide suggestions for parents and guardians for supporting their child's academic success.


Parent Involvement

We welcome parent involvement at Murdock Elementary School. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education generally are more successful in school and in life.

Please visit the school office any time and stay in touch with your student's teacher -- see the Staff Directory for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

To help you know what's going on at school, check out these services for parents and community members:

Click to open a form that you can print and fill out.