Beloved Murray Avenue Teacher Elizabeth Dillon Dies

The Mamaroneck School District and the community have lost a beloved First Grade teacher after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Open Mic: Loss of Historic Stone Walls at Schools

To the Editor:

I’ve been most upset to see our beautiful stone walls at our schools removed and replaced by cookie cutter, pre-made concrete blocks

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Crunching it Up in School

Organizers say more that 300 kids tasted, planted and did yoga at Murray Avenue School’s Crunchy Carnival Wednesday

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Hello, Bye Bye Birdie

Larchmont’s Murray Avenue School Theater Arts Program Presents Bye Bye Birdie this weekend.

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Mamaroneck, Rye Neck Schools Beef Up Security

Following Newtown, Mamaroneck and Rye Neck Schools will implement steps to improve safety at the six schools

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Larchmont Crossing Guard Assaulted by Two Men During School Dismissal

 

LARCHMONT — A Larchmont School crossing guard working at Murray Avenue Elementary School at the end of the school day was assaulted by two men who were angry about potentially being given a ticket. Witnesses say the guard was standing at his usual post at Murray and Colonial Avenues in the moments after school dismissal, directing traffic for dozens of children and their caregivers who were walking home from school. Witnesses say the men jumped out of a black Nissan Rogue SUV after the guard threatened to give the men, who failed to slow down through the crosswalk, a summons for ignoring his directions.  He had reportedly told them if they didn’t slow down he would write them a ticket. The men got out of their car, and according one witness threw food at him and “beat him to the ground.” They also reportedly hit him with their car.

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‘So You Want to Be an Artist’ at Larchmont Gallery

Fourth graders from Murray Avenue School in Larchmont have their work displayed at Kenise Barnes Fine Art. At an opening reception Sunday, art lovers were invited to view some fascinating alternate personalities. Ever need a new best friend?  the children created “new people” from parts of the faces of their classmates. The exhibit will be showing again Monday night from 5-7 pm. Kenise Barnes Fine Art 1955 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont

 

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Coming Up: Local Children Display Art in Gallery

 

The Murray Avenue School Art Department, with Art teacher Aaron Stone, teamed up with the Kenise Barnes Fine Art and will display the work of “inspired young artists” in the fourth grade. So You Want To Be An Artist :
Opening reception: March 25th 4pm-6pm
and
March 26th 5pm-7pm
Kenise Barnes Fine Art 1955 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont

 

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Coming Up: This Weekend

Brrrrr…there’s a Winter Storm Watch in effect from tonight to Saturday afternoon… We assembled some warm picks this weekend.

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Racing Nowhere: A Teacher’s View

Elizabeth Dillon is a First Grade teacher at Murray Avenue School in Larchmont. She writes about how those who have seen the film can respond to its message.

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Santa Claus Came to this Town First

In the mid 1930s, a Murray Avenue student asked her father (lyricist Fred Coots) to write a song for her to perform at a school musical. He wrote “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

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School Playgrounds: Repair or Rebuild?

The Mamaroneck School Board whether the pros and cons of improving the Chatsworth and Murray Avenue Schools’ playgrounds.

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Murray Spring Fair

The Spring Fair at Murray Avenue School in Larchmont is the largest fundraiser of the year- 180 volunteers put this festival on… May 7th. Enjoy the pictures.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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They Won’t Grow Up

Murray Avenue Elementary School presents its second annual school musical, “Peter Pan, Or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up”. In two weeks of intensive rehearsals, KJK Productions, a professional theater company hired by the PTA, with the help of some 80 parent volunteers, has once again turned a rag-tag group of 160 children into a polished (well, sort of) group of actors, dancers and singers.  That’s right, 160 children, from grades 2-5, divided into two separate casts, each giving two performances. Cast A will go on stage at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, and the curtains will rise on Cast B at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Performances last only an hour, with no intermission.  This year, Murray’s wonderful old auditorium sports a new lighting and sound system — there are no “bad seats” in the house!  Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the performance.   Whether you have children in the play or not, you will thoroughly enjoy this event. — Submitted by J Mark Lane

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