Please make sure that your cast member arrives by curtain call each performance night.
- Curtain call is at 5:00 PM.
- Showtime is 6:30 PM.
Come see singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and more at the show that brings out the budding talents of our young Murch superstars! Some of our beloved Murch teachers will even take the stage. Will they be hula hooping, doing gymnastics, or playing as a band? Come and see for yourself!
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Place: Murch gym
Refreshments: 5–5:50pm (Please see details below.)
There will Potomac Pizza, water, and juice boxes for sale before the show starting at 5pm. Pizza sales will end promptly at 5:50pm. Reserve a whole cheese or pepperoni pizza in advance for $20 (or buy single slices for $3; two slices for $5 at the theater). For whole pies, click HERE to email the number of pies and a first and last name for pickup. Preorders must be in by Wednesday, February 6 at 12 noon. (PLEASE NOTE: Pizza pre-orders MUST be picked up by 5:30pm or your order will be sold as needed.)
All donations from ticket sales and proceeds from refreshment sales go to support arts and other important programs at Murch! We need and appreciate your generosity and support for our kids!
Join Us for Beauty and the Beast!
The cast of Beauty and the Beast, Jr. would like to invite all Murch students, family members, and friends to see our production of the Murch Spring Musical. There are two performances only. Tickets are on sale now, so order today!
Dates & Times
- Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM.
- Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6:30 PM.
- The performances will take place in the Murch gym/auditorium.
- Seating is limited, so make sure to purchase your tickets early!
- Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.
- Payment must be made using the online order form.
- If you have any questions, please email Ashley Webb or call the school at (202) 282-0182.
- Cast members please click the button to the right to access cast information and cast order forms.
An arrogant prince is cursed to live as a terrifying beast until he finds true love. Strangely, his chance comes when he captures an unwary clockmaker, whose place is then taken by his bold and beautiful daughter Belle. Helped by the Beast's similarly enchanted servants, including a clock, a teapot and a candelabra, Belle begins to see the sensitive soul behind the fearsome facade. But as time runs out, it soon becomes obvious that Belle's cocky suitor Gaston is the real beast of the piece.
As the only LSAT parent representative up for election this year, Stephanie Sexton wishes to introduce herself to the Murch community:
My name is Stephanie Sexton and our family is new to the Murch community this year. We have 4 sons, two of whom have spent this past school year at Murch. Sammy is finishing 5th grade, and Jason is finishing 3rd. We have spent the last 10 years living outside of the United States and this is our first time living in the DC area. Both of my boys have had a seamless transition into Murch and we are so grateful for the warm welcome from the community.
I have worked in education for 15 years as a learning support specialist and more recently as an educational psychologist. My passion is creating environments where all students can access the curriculum with success and develop a love of learning. I am interested in being a part of the Murch LSAT team to support the continued growth and equitable access for all students in the Murch community.
Murch Plus is back! Thanks to the generous support of the HSA and the Murch staff, we are very happy to announce Murch Plus Wednesdays, starting April 27th and ending June 22nd.
Kindergarten students through third graders can sign up for an after-school class of creativity and play, Wednesdays after school until 4 pm. If the requests exceed capacity, spots will be assigned by lottery. The rotation schedule within the cohorts will be by lottery as well. You will receive an email between April 25th and 26th if your student is placed in a cohort.
We will offer Murch Plus for four cohorts, two in K and 1st and two in 2nd and 3rd. Please be aware that only students from the respective grade band can apply for a spot.
Please sign up by 8pm this Sunday, April 24th. Please sign up here.
Each cohort will have three groups who rotate through a nine-week program, spending three weeks with each program/teacher. The cohort options are below:
Cohort 1, K and 1st (flag football with Mr. Pyle, arts/science with Ms. Turner and school yard games with Ms. Bland)
Cohort 2, K and 1st (dance routine/cheer with Ms. Allen, paper creatives with Ms. Anderson and school yard games with Ms. Berger)
Cohort 3, 2nd and 3rd (flag football with Mr. Hayden, innovation/entrepreneur with Ms. Sessoms and architecture with Mr. Travitz)
Cohort 4, 2nd and 3rd (dance with Ms. Tara, art/mixed media with Ms. S. Gilson and school yard games with Ms. Ellis)
- Play a musical instrument?
Sing or perform a piece that's important to your family's culture?
Do a choreographed dance?
Sing a song with a live instrument accompaniment (maybe by a parent, older sibling, teacher, or friend)?
Tell some hilarious jokes?
Sing your favorite pop song with a karaoke track?
Do you want to be on the student stage crew?
Then plan to be a part of the Murch Talent Show!
- Tryouts for 3rd-5th Grades: Monday, April 25, 3:30 - 5:00PM
- Tryouts for K-2nd Grades: Monday, May 2, 3:30 - 5:00PM
- Pre-Dress Rehearsal for 3rd-5th Grades: Monday, May 9, 3:30 - 5:00PM
- Pre-Dress Rehearsal for K-2nd Grades: Monday. May 16, 3:30 – 5:00PM
- Full Dress Rehearsal Act I: Monday, May 23, 3:30 - 5:00PM
- Full Dress Rehearsal Act II: Tuesday, May 24, 3:30 - 5:00PM
- Stage Crew Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 25, 3:30 - 5:00PM
- School Performance (3rd-5th Grade only): Wednesday, May 25
The Talent Show is Thursday, May 26, 6:00 – 7:30PM, in the Murch Gym
Is your act dancing and singing along to your favorite song?
Then we look forward to seeing you in the separate Lip Sync Show this June!
Anyone from Kindergarten to 5th grade can participate. Soloists, groups, clubs and classes can perform. Tryouts will begin later in April. Note these are simply tryouts, not competitive auditions. Students come to show the acts they have planned and get tips on improving them. We try to include everyone in the show who would like to perform. (Remember, please NO lip sync acts! Save those for the separate Lip Sync Show that will take place this June.)
For questions, please email Murch music teacher, Dr. Eugene Branch, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Talent Show is a great way to celebrate the performing talents of our kids. And there is nothing more fun to students than to see their friends celebrated front-and-center!
In order to make this event happen, the HSA needs 1 – 2 more parent volunteers to join the Talent Show team. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Bonnette for more information. Thanks for your help!
The Support Our School (SOS) Campaign wrapped up on December 31, and we exceeded our fundraising goal…by a lot. We raised almost $105,000, or almost $28,000 over our goal. Even more exciting is that we had over 200 families invest in our community, an increase of 55% over last year!
Thank you to all of the Murch families and community members that invested in Murch. Your donations allow the HSA to fund so many programs and initiatives at Murch, including:
- Teacher Grants and Stipends
- Equity and Inclusion Initiative
- Field Trips
- Charitable Support of an organization meeting the educational needs of lower-income students in DC
- Covid-19 Safety Supplies, including air filters, rapid tests, and possible outdoor hand-sanitizing stations
- Teacher Appreciation Events
The HSA is so grateful for everyone’s support. If you haven’t yet donated but would still like to invest in our community, you may do so at any time on the Murch website. Click on the yellow “Donate to SOS Campaign” button and donate any amount. Thanks so much!!
Additional tickets can be purchased at discounted prices. Flyers with NEW electronic ticket ordering instructions were sent home in early December or simply click HERE to reserve your tickets/seating with fellow Murch families by December 28. For questions, please email Clawed@american.edu!