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OPPD Comes Through!!


This crew got the electricity to our neighborhood

back by Tuesday evening when we were told it would

be a week!


This crew got the electricity back on Wednesday for

the west side of Elmwood.


I'm pretty sure this squirrel was supervising the OPPD crew.







In lieu of the "Pickin in the Park", which had to be cancelled due to recent flood and

storm damage at the City Lakes/Campground, the band "Hayseed Cowboys" will be

playing at the Legion Club from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Admission is free, but donations

will be accepted to help pay for City Lake/Campground improvements.

Also as a reminder.....Scarecrows for the Scarecrow Contest need to be ready for display

and registered at City Hall by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21st


The newest additions to the family, Ace and Luscious.








The Punkin Patch is open!  The Oehlerking family has harvested the pumpkins, gourds, and corn.  The Punkin

Patch is ran on the honor system.  You pick your pumpkins and gourds and then leave your money in the Money Can.


There are also beautiful mums for sale.


These wagons are full of little pumpkins and small gourds.



Get your Squirrel Corn here!


Tucker Oehlerking is a big help to his parents, Johnny and Carae.


He very carefully brings the load of pumpkins to the hayrack.  After he washed all the pumpkins that is!


He has quite the load here!






The Punkin Patch has free recipes to give you ideas on what to do with the pumpkins and seeds.


The Oehlerkings are getting ready for the crowds.




Everyone who visits should sign the book!




Students, teachers and their families are invited to join the Willey Family at the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk October 2, 2010. The event and festivities are free when you join the Elwood Murdock School Team.  The one-mile walk, begins at Antelope Park (near 30th & A) in Lincoln, NE.  Registration and activities begin at 8:00 am in the building across from the Barrier-Free Playground and the walk begins at 9:30.  Food, entertainment, and games will be provided.   Plus, when you finish the walk you get a sticker that will get you in to the Children's Museum free all day on Saturday October 2nd.  If you can join us or if you have any questions, please contact Angie Willey at 994-4225 or awilley1@yahoo.com by Friday September 24th.  Don't forget to wear your Knights attire.


GIRL SCOUTS - Let's Get Started at Elmwood-Murdock Elementary!

There will be a short parents meeting and activity for girls in grades 2-8 on Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m.  You will get to meet Brownie leader, Amy Feile and talk about the Brownie troop for girls in grades 2-3.  Amy can be reached at 402-250-7757 or feile.amy@gmail.com.  Parents and girls are needed to form a Junior/Cadette troop for girls in grades 4 - 8.  Attend the meeting and learn about how a troop can be formed for Juniors and Cadette Girl Scouts.  For questions, contact Joanne Savicky at 402-779-8211 or jsavicky@girlscoutsnebraska.org.


TeamMates Mentoring Program

TeamMates is a school based mentoring program for students in grades 3-6 that Elmwood-Murdock Schools have been involved with for the last 11 years. We are presently training mentors and recruiting students to become involved with the program.

What is TeamMates?

The TeamMates Mentoring Program is a school-based one-to-one mentoring program that began in 1991.  Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors support the strengths of the youth and help build a sense of hope, purpose and vision. The youth in the TeamMates program are called mentees. TeamMates has more than 4000 mentor/mentee matches meeting in schools in Nebraska and Iowa.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like your child to be involved with the program, or just would like more information, please contact Mary Furgerson or Bruce Friedrich at 994-2125.









Road Work Continues Through the Weekend


The road crew worked all through Saturday to pave the road through Elmwood.


It was frustrating for locals who only needed to get around town but worth it in the end.


Once they got rolling it didn't take long to get the job done.


It's just a good thing the Nebraska game was an away game this week!




Haunted Victorian Ghost Walk

Sponsor: Plattsmouth Conservancy

Place: Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Date: Friday, October 22, 2010 and Saturday, October 23, 2010

Time: 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Historic Victorian Homes and Buildings

Admission: $20/ person Advanced reservations required

Website: www.PlattsmouthConservancy.org

Contact: Leigh Jean at (402)498-6617 or LK11434@navix.net


Elmwood Murdock Knights Defeat the Malcolm Clippers last Friday night.

To see the stats of the game and the coaches comments check out the

Murdock Newsletter by clicking here!


Booster Club Fundraiser

E-M Booster Club Fundraiser Nebraska Furniture Mart is providing a FREE fundraiser for local schools, churches, charities and other community organizations. How does this work? It's easy, Nebraska Furniture Mart provides you with coupon books free of charge and our Booster Club sells them for $5 each now through October 23, 2010. The E-M Booster Club keeps 100% of the sales to benefit our students. E-M Boosters Nebraska Furniture Mart Community Day E-M Boosters are selling Nebraska Furniture Mart coupon books for $5.00. The coupon books are for a one day sale at Nebraska Furniture Mart Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 10am-9pm. These books have an instant return. They cost $5 to buy, and you instantly get that back with a coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase. Plus there are many more money saving offers. If interested in purchasing a coupon book, contact Tycha at the high school 867-2341 and Mary at the Elementary 994-2125 or look for Boosters selling them at home games.

Oct. 1 - Early dismissal at 1:15 for Brownell-Talbot football game. Brownell-Talbot does not have lights at their field. The game begins at 4:00 p.m. so school is getting dismissed early for students, parents, and staff to attend the game.
Oct. 4 - S.O.S. meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the lunchroom. This is a change from the school calendar.
Oct. 8 - Grandparents Day from 1:30-3:00 p.m. 
Oct. 11 - No school - Parent Teacher Conferences at Elmwood from 12:00-8:00 p.m. Information will be sent home next week regarding the scheduling of times for conferences.
Oct. 15 - S.O.S Soup Supper at the Oakland-Craig football game
Oct. 23  - Fall Festival from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the elementary school.

October 8 -We need cookies donated for Grandparents Day! Please help us host them by donating your baked goods.
October 15 - The SOS Is having a soup supper at the Elementary School during the Oakland-Craig football game.  We need the following donated:  Boneless chicken & broth, cooked ground beef, Reams Egg Noodles, Cookies packed 2 per sandwich bag.  We also need volunteers to help serve the soup on Friday.

October 23 - Fall Festival - This annual event is FREE to the public and a really neat way to pull the community together focusing on kid-friendly fun! We need a lot of volunteers to pull it off. We need to decorate that Saturday morning to make the school "spooky" and set up the games. Any of you have ideas on fun games you can do, let us know! We need all of your help to make it a success, and as always, we need donated candy and small party favor prizes. Questions? You can contact Erin Clymer @ 994-2117 or email at erin@ballinsurance.biz

Please come and have fun working with other parents in our school as we SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS!!

Spirit Week is scheduled for September 20-24. Homecoming will be on Friday, September 24 as the Knights play Archbishop Bergan. Students may dress up for Spirit Week. Students are expected to follow the school dress codes.

Monday - Twin Day 

Tuesday - Western/Farmer Day
Wednesday - Switch Schools Day (Students wear other schools colors or logos)
Thursday - Neon Day 
Friday- Salt and Pepper Day

Click here to see the Elmwood Murdock SCHOOL CALENDAR!!!



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