Happy Johnny Appleseed Day! Ms. V’s kindergarten class made and enjoyed apple pies in a cup after learning all about apples!
Ira A. Murphy Elementary
A huge thank you to Valley of the Sun United Way for being an RBBB advocate, supporter, and funder for years!
Thank you to the Peoria Police Officers Association for sponsoring this contest!
It always fills our hearts to hear what our students and team members love about our program. We cannot wait to see the amazing video VSUW puts together!
We can already tell this semester is going to be a great one! 💙📚
💚😁Ivan and 💚😊Vanessa!
This is the official Ira A. Murphy Elementary page Ira A. The Peoria Unified School District boasts a 95 percent high school graduation rate.
Murphy Elementary, part of the Peoria Unified School District, is located in the Northwest Valley. It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.
Operating as usual
Today is Day! If you or your child sees something, say something, and if you hear something, do something. It is our duty to be the eyes and ears of the community to ensure its safety & well-being. Stay safe!
Centennial’s band stormed our halls last Friday! What a fun way to end our week. They did an awesome job!
Miss V’s kindergartners practicing counting to 5 with 5 Little Monkeys!
Mrs. Tyler’s 4th grade scientists learned about weather instruments and made their own anemometer!
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! We recognize and appreciate Hispanic contributions and culture this month.
We want to give a big shout out to our boys baseball and girls softball teams! They had their first games last night. They both came up short, but they showed great sportsmanship and made some exciting plays. Way to represent, Mustangs!
💙 This month's Virtual Parent Presentation series will be covering Teen Depression & Su***de. Join us from 6 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for this informative presentation and learn how to identify warning signs, risk factors, and how to talk about mental health with family and loved ones. Registration is required to attend this virtual presentation: https://forms.office.com/r/Njtx2xLMyC.
We kicked off our Arts in Education spirit week with red, white, and blue day! Tomorrow is favorite band/musician day.
This week we are celebrating Arts in Education! The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. We are so thankful for our arts teachers at Murphy, we hope you will join us in celebrating this week!
Business is booming at the Mustang Market! Our Kinder-5th grade students have spent over $1,000 in MAGIC Money. That means our students have showed their MAGIC over one thousand times during the first four weeks of school!!! We are so proud of all their hard work. Keep it up, Mustangs!
If you would like to make a donation to help us keep the Mustang Market stocked, please visit our wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Z6L723L7FUME/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2
Who’s ready for a skate party?! Join us tomorrow night from 5:30-8 for our second fundraiser of the year!
Join us this Friday, September 8th for a Grandparent's Day Luncheon! An adult lunch is $3.75 and any additional children aged 17 and under will be $2.75. Exact change is preferred. We hope to see you on Friday!
Have a safe 3-day weekend, Mustangs! See you on Tuesday.
Miss V’s mighty mini Mustangs are working hard on learning their letter names, sounds, and formation!
Hangin’ out at first grade recess!
Our 4th graders working hard on their iReady diagnostic!
Miss Vance's kindergarteners hard at work practicing their names and their fine motor skills!
We have two important messages from our amazing Booster Club!
1. We are selling t-shirts! If you would like to purchase one, please submit the order form and payment before September 8th.
2. Our first meeting of the year is on Monday, August 28th! Join us at Murphy from 3:30-4:30 to get involved!
First week fun in first grade!
Our Mustangs have been working so hard to show their MAGIC all across campus to earn MAGIC Money. We are thrilled to introduce our Mustang Market to students, but before we can officially open we need some additional help stocking our shelves. If you or anyone you know may be interested in donating items to our Market, please visit the Amazon wish list below. Thank you so much for your support!!
Ira Murphy shipping address:
7231 W North Ln
Peoria, AZ 85345
Mrs. Tyler's 4th graders did a team building activity to help save Fred the gummy worm! They had to make a plan and work together to be successful. Great job, Mustangs!
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Your cheerleader will get to learn skills, dances & cheers from our Centennial Spiritline. They get to perform on September 1st at our home football game! 📣🎀🏈🤸🏻♂️
They will be receiving a T-SHIRT 👕, CHEER BOW 🎀 AND DINNER 🍕 the evening of the game!
We had a blast at our first Peter Piper Pizza night of the year! Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Miss V's kindergarteners have been working on their fine motor skills while they practice their names!
On Tuesday, August 22nd, our district is hosting a virtual workshop about youth mental health. If you are interested in attending, please register at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/anV796WprT
Join us at Peter Piper Pizza for a back to school fundraiser!! We hope to see you this Thursday from 4pm-8pm!
Thank you for a fantastic first week, Mustangs! We are very excited to have two new members join our Murphy family. Please help us officially welcome Officer Kenney and Officer Del Sol, our two new school liaison officers!
Officer Kenney is known for his approachable nature and compassionate spirit. He also shows a passion for leading youth in various roles such as football coach, friend, and chaperone. Officer Kenney is eager to begin fostering relationships with staff, students, and parents alike in his new role as School Liaison Officer. He has been assigned to Santa Fe, Oasis, Oakwood, Peoria, Sundance, and Ira A. Murphy.
Officer Del Sol is thrilled to take on his new role as a School Liaison Officer, serving the Peoria Unified School District students, staff, and families. With his compassionate nature and dedication to community outreach, Officer Del Sol aims to build strong relationships between law enforcement and the school community, fostering a safe and supportive learning environment for all. Officer Del Sol’s assigned schools will be Sun Valley, Cotton Boll, Alta Loma, Cheyenne, and Country Meadows.
It's here, it's finally here! TOMORROW is our first day of school!!! We can't wait to see you. This year is going to be out of this world!
We are ONE WEEK AWAY from starting the '23-'24 school year! Enjoy your last week of summer, Mustangs. We can't wait to spend the year with you!
One more week until our Meet the Teacher event! We have had a slight time change. Please meet us in the cafeteria at 4:45. See you in one week, Mustangs!
Save the Date! Our Meet the Teacher event will be on Monday, August 7th. Meet us in the cafeteria at 4:45!
We hope you're enjoying your summer, Mustangs! Supply lists are available on our website now.
Visit peoriaunified.org/IraMurphy -> hover over 'Families' -> click on "Supply Lists"
📈 Invest in your child’s future! Enroll them in kindergarten at Ira A. Murphy and make a long-lasting investment in their education.
Secure a kindergarten spot today at www.peoriaunified.org/kindergarten.
Today we celebrated our kindergartners and all of their hard work! Congratulations to our youngest Mustangs, we can’t wait to watch you continue to grow academically, behaviorally, and socially over the next 8 years!
A big congratulations to our 8th grade promoting class! We are so proud of all the success you’ve already achieved and can’t wait to see the amazing things you’ll continue to do. Remember class of 2023… once a Mustang, always a Mustang!
Today was our last awards assembly of the year. We celebrated Kinder-7th grade students that have been showing the C in MAGIC - Cooperate. We also got a special performance from our Lion King Kids!! We have loved celebrating our Mustangs all year long, we are so proud of all their hard work!
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Ira A. Murphy Elementary, part of the Peoria Unified School District, is located in the heart of the Northwest Valley. The Peoria Unified School District boasts a 95 percent high school graduation rate. It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, personalized student learning, high student achievement, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.
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