Safety Reminders

During the summer, our families were invited to a meeting to work on best ensuring the safety of our children and faculty. In the meeting, on thing realized was that we have many of the rules and routines in place that we simply need to do better. Please review the school handbook found in the front of student agenda on page 2-3 under “Arrival & Dismissal”...

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Pay School Fees Online!

You can now pay school fees online by going to this website

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Breakfast and Lunch Menus will be made available starting early September 2018.

Ravinia Spring 2018 Concert

1st Grade Presents "Holidays Around The World"

Murphy School Calendar



News & Highlights

Upcoming Events

  • Parent Breakfast, Sept 21st at 8:15am
  • Community Sing, Sept 28 at 8am in the Auditorium
  • Mario Kart Tournament, Oct 5 at 3:30pm
  • Picture Day, Oct 3
  • PTO Meeting, Oct 19 from 8:15 to 8:45
  • Fall Dance, Oct 26 from 4-5:30pm

GoCPS – Getting Ready to Apply to High School

There are only two weeks remaining until the application period opens for the 2019-20 school year. It’s very important that you activate your account before the start of the application period so you will know which programs you are eligible to apply to. Below are some important points to help you understand this information and how it relates to the application process.

High School Program Options

Once your family activates your account, you will see a list of all the high school programs to which you can apply using GoCPS. Many schools offer multiple program options. In most cases, students will apply to individual programs within a school vs. applying to the school in general. To apply to ninth grade, students will submit only ONE application for the programs they are interested in. Programs are categorized in two groups: Choice Programs and Selective Enrollment Programs.

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Select & Rank

Families can apply to up to 20 Choice Programs, and if students are eligible, up to 6 Selective Enrollment Programs. During the application period, you will select the programs you want to apply to, rank them in order of preference, provide any supplemental information required for the programs selected, and schedule and participate in any required admissions screenings (admissions exams, auditions, information sessions, and/or interviews).

It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for you to list the schools/programs on the application in the ORDER OF YOUR CHOICE. You will list the program you want MOST as your first choice, the program you want next as your second choice, and so on. This is the order in which the student will be considered.

Note that if you apply for both Choice Programs and Selective Enrollment Programs and Choice Programs, you will rank your selections on two separate lists.

Single Best Offer

Students can receive one offer to the highest-ranked Choice Program and one offer to the highest-ranked Selective Enrollment program where they are qualified and where there are available seats. If they do not qualify for a Choice or Selective Enrollment offer from a program to which they apply, they are guaranteed a seat in the general education program of their neighborhood school.

Open Houses

Be sure to visit the high schools in which you are interested by attending an open house. Check out the Dates and Events calendar at GoCPS to view these events by date, or search by school or zip code.

Web Browsers

GoCPS is optimized for view on Chrome and Safari web browsers. We recommend using one of these to access the site.

Need Help?

If you have any questions about the activation process, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email gocps@cps.edu.

Parents - Join the Murphy PTO

Parents, our school needs you! If you have a skill or talent, a little time to get involved, or a helping nature, we would love to meet you. We are seeking party planners, book lovers, crafty and creative types, organizers, accountants, carpenters, marketing gurus, bakers, and more!

Join us for the Parent Breakfast on Friday, Sept 21 from 8:15 to 9:15 to learn more about opportunities to get involved this year.

Questions? Email us at murphyschoolpto@gmail.com

Fall 2018 Supply Lists

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Free Homework Help

Chicago Public Library is proud to offer in-person and online homework help across the city at every CPL branch.

Visit a Homework Helper at your neighborhood branch or work with a live online tutor through Brainfuse. Online homework help is available in English and Spanish and can be accessed from home with a library card.

All services are free!

Check out chipublib.org for more information.

FREE Websites For Learning

Murphy Parents/Guardians,

Using technology engages your child and helps them practice many of the skills we learn in class. You will find below a list of FREE websites that you can use at home to help your child! If you don’t have access to Internet or a computer at home, you can visit these sites at a local library as well. LINK

Safety Reminders

During the summer, our families were invited to a meeting to work on best ensuring the safety of our children and faculty. In the meeting, on thing realized was that we have many of the rules and routines in place that we simply need to do better. Please review the school handbook found in the front of student agenda on page 2-3 under “Arrival & Dismissal”.

Safety is a top priority.

School hours are 8:00AM to 3:00PM.

Arrival: Supervision begins at 7:50AM. Children socialize and line up before school on the playground between 7:50AM – 8:00AM. Children should never arrive to school before 7:50AM unless they are enrolled in the *Before School Supervision program. The east/west doors remain open until 8:05AM as indicated by the green sign on the middle door. After 8:05AM, the red sign is posted on the middle door so students enter through the front north door to receive a tardy pass to take to class.

La seguridad es una prioridad principal.

El horario escolar es de 8:00 AM a 3:00 PM.

Llegada: la supervisión comienza a las 7:50 AM. Los niños socializan y hacen cola antes de la escuela en el patio de recreo entre las 7:50 AM - 8:00 AM. Los niños nunca deben llegar a la escuela antes de las 7:50 a.m. a menos que estén inscritos en el * programa de supervisión antes de clases. Las puertas este / oeste permanecen abiertas hasta las 8:05 AM, como lo indica el letrero verde en la puerta del medio. Después de las 8:05 a.m., el letrero rojo se coloca en la puerta del medio para que los estudiantes ingresen por la puerta norte frontal para recibir un pase de tardanza para llevar a la clase. Cuando hace buen tiempo, los niños juegan y se alinean con su clase afuera.

See the handbook in the front of the student agenda for more details. We thank you for your patience and respect for all families and staff working to ensure students are in the building on-time to maintain the safest transition into the classrooms. Thank you!