About Murchison PTA


Welcome to Murchison PTA!




Stay Informed!

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Attend our PTA meetings!  


Get Involved!

There are many opportunities to be involved in the Murchison community:

Time - helping out in the office, library, clubs, or organizations

Money - tax deductible financial donations are always welcome to support our teachers and students through amazing programs

Service - find something that plays to your strengths and availability. Click here to see some volunteer opportunities!



Join PTA!


Support PTA and purchase a membership for only $9/parent or teacher. Most families sign-up at Matador Days or Back-to-School Night, however you can join at anytime! Click here to join and pay online - or you can contact our membership chair, Kristin Ashy at firstvp@murchisonpta.org.  




2016-2017 Murchison PTA Executive Board 



Rebekah Van Ryn



Phyllis Woodley


1st Vice President

Kristin Ashy


2nd Vice President

Emily Gunning



Carol McHorse



Sharon Garduno


Assistant Treasurer

Suzanne Barrett



Choni Hajibashi


CAC Delegate

Valerie Tyler


ACPTA Delegate

Kim Belew

Allison Dady






Recent Posts

MMS Business Sponsorships!

This file is for a business that is interested in sponsoring the Murchison Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year.  
We thank you so much for your interest in partnering with our wonderful school for our 50th Anniversary! It is because of local businesses like yours that we are able to extend and support the learning that takes place!   

Murchison 50th Anniversary Showcase & 4th of July Parade

Hello Matadors!

We are gearing up to celebrate Murchison’s 50th Anniversary with two important events!

First, please mark your calendars for Murchison’s 50th Anniversary Showcase for Wednesday, September 27th  during Homecoming Week.  We will be offering tours to the community and showcasing our students and all the wonderful programs that Murchison Middle School offers.  In conjunction with our 50th Anniversary Showcase, the PTA is also launching for the first time a comprehensive Business Sponsorship Program which will replace individual PTA event business fundraising.  Click here to read more or to become a sponsor.  

Second, Murchison Students, Staff, Parents and Alums are invited to participate in the Fourth of July Parade beginning at 9am on Tuesday, July 4th put on by Northwest Austin Civic Association.  Murchison folks can participate in either the Walking section or the Float section.  For the Walking section, all are welcome; students will NOT be provided chaperones or supervision by Murchison, so PARENTS REMAIN IN CHARGE and are encouraged to join them.  For the Float section, there will be a Murchison staff person in charge of each float and either Alums or Students may be on the float - space permitting. 

At this time, we anticipate 4 Floats; however, each float is dependent upon securing a faculty sponsor, a vehicle and flatbed trailer!  We can have more floats if we have additional groups with a faculty member available to ride the float; please just contact Valerie Tyler with this information!  If anyone wants to volunteer to help with the parade, flatbeds or floats, please also contact Valerie Tyler at vtyler@austin.rr.com   Decorating the floats will be the responsibility of the chaperones and students on the float which will take place at Murchison on July 3rd.

In order to have a spot on the float, a Student must rsvp to the appropriate teacher in charge of the Float.  That teacher will then communicate availability to the requests prior to the event.  Here are the anticipated floats and teachers in charge:

IB & world languages:  Robyn Stringfellow --Robyn.stringfellow@austinisd.org

Matador athletics: Brandon Williams -- brandon.williams@austinisd.org and Lori Hutson -- lori.hutson@austinisd.org

Matador Spirit (cheer and jr belles): Devin Gibbons -- devin.gibbons@austinisd.org and Lori Hutson -- lori.hutson@austinisd.org

Matador Music (choir and possibly band):  Jay Martin -- jay.martin@austinisd.org and Whitney Crowley -- whitney.crowley@austinisd.org.  

In addition, if any Alum wants to be on a float, please either respond via our Facebook page (Murchison MS 50th Anniversary) or email Stacey Hull at staceyhull05@yahoo.com  stating the applicable float.


Pamela Armour

Matador Fest is coming! Mark your calendar: Friday, March 31, 2017

We are so excited for this year's Matador Fest!  If you'd like more info on how to sponsor or partner with us - check out this link!

Secret Pals!

Please support our PTA Secret Pals program!  There are just a few more staff members in need of adoption.  


Details: About once per month (or more often if you prefer), provide an ANONYMOUS treat to the staff member for whom you have chosen to be a Secret Pal.  Treats do not need to be expensive! I cannot tell you how much to spend, but no gift is too small. It is truly the thought that counts.   

Each staff member has been sent a "Favorites" sheet to fill out which will contain ideas for gifts. I will e-mail you the sheet after receiving your name.  You may bring your gifts to the school office and give to Martha Ladyman or your child can drop the treat off in the front office to be delivered.  There is no storage available to keep things cold or hot.  Thank you for participating!


Opportunity for you! PTA Staff Holiday Lunch

Each year, the PTA provides a meal for the staff and faculty to celebrate the end of a wonderful first semester!  Help support these deserving teachers by helping with this celebration!  You can drop off desserts or serve during the meal, Tuesday, December 20th from 10 to 2.  

Upcoming Events for Parents

It's hard to believe - but we are entering the final week of October!  Take a few minutes to check out the upcoming events in November and mark your calendars!  And click through to see the full calendar here!



Friday, November 11, 2016

6th grade dance, 6:30 pm

Friday, November 11, 2016

Principal Coffee, 8:30 am, Room 111

Monday, November 14, 2016

Officer Champion - Educational Meeting for Parents, 6-8 pm, MMS cafeteria

Thursday, November 17, 2016

PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8:30 am, Room 111

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Student of the Month Ceremony

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday Break: November 21 - 25

Monday, November 28, 2016

Campus Advisory Council (CAC) meeting - Room 111

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Principal Breakfast with 5th Grade Parents, 8:30 am

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tours for incoming 2017-2018 parents, during lunch


Murchison PTA meeting tomorrow morning

Join us tomorrow morning (Thursday) for the Murchison PTA meeting.  We will share about upcoming events and how you can be involved.  Drop off your student and stay for an hour!  
Murchison Middle School
Room 111, 8:30am to 9:30am

Get involved with Murchison PTA!

The Murchison PTA works diligently to support the students, faculty, and staff of Murchison Middle school.  The committees listed below are ways for you to volunteer and have a direct impact on the experience of your student at your school.  Please consider using your unique gifts, talents, and resources to support the Murchison community!  We need you!!!  Sign up to join a committee today by using this link or send an email to our PTA president Phyllis at president@murchisonpta.org.