Why Join PTA?

It’s a Fact: Kids Do Better When Parents are Engaged in Their Learning Why join PTA? Hear from parents just like you who have gotten involved with their child’s school, their child’s education and the education of everyone in their community by joining a local PTA in the video below (also available in Spanish): See also: Por qué Deberias …

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Meet the Candidates Night – Oct. 16

Murray PTA invites you to meet the candidates for Murray City Council on Monday, October 16th, from 7-8 PM at Murray High School. Children are welcome. We will have activities for them while voters visit with the candidates. This is an open house, so that you can stay for a few minutes or the whole …

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Murray PTA Honors Teachers, Staff and Volunteers

The Region 19 (Murray) PTA recognized individual teachers, staff members, and volunteers at each of Murray’s 10 schools for the 2022-23 school year. Murray PTAs are game-changing partnerships with Murray City School District,  tirelessly nurturing and championing educators, schools, and students throughout the year.  Their unifying work creates a powerful force of advocacy, support, and …

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Great Murray Showing at Statewide Science Fair Competition

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year’s Science Fair competitions, organized by our Murray PTA. Once again, Murray was well represented this year and received numerous statewide awards at the University of Utah Science Fair (USEF) competition. They were… Students and projects who won at the USEF are the following: Chemistry and …

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Lilibeth Tapia – Parkside Elementary

Lilibeth is such a fantastic teacher at Parkside! Lilibeth was born in Sacramento, California but was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah since she was three years old. She went to Jordan High School and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Westminster College. She has been teaching for six years …

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Emma Anderson – Parkside Elementary

Parkside is lucky to have Emma! She received her bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University and just recently earned her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Western Governors University. Emma has been at Parkside for 3 years now; two years in 2nd grade and one year in 3rd grade. When you talk with Emma it’s easy to see that she …

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Emily Cox – Parkside Elementary

Where do we even start with Emily? She has a special place in our PTA hearts, and we can’t get enough of her. Emily graduated from the University of Utah with her bachelor’s but continued to complete her master’s degree at Western Governors University. Emily has been teaching for 23 years! She has spent so …

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Rachelle Gatherum Peterson – Parkside Elementary

Rachelle is one of Parkside’s biggest assets! She has taught at Parkside for 36 years. That’s a lot of lives she has touched throughout the years. As you can probably tell she loves teaching, she wouldn’t have spent so much time and effort if it wasn’t a labor of love. Her students describe her as …

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Marci Allred – Parkside Elementary

We are beyond thrilled to have Marci at Parkside! She has been teaching for 12 years and we are so fortunate that 4 of those years have been with us at Parkside Elementary. Marci has always been a Kindergarten teacher and says it’s the best grade. She has such a passion for those sweet new …

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Rachel Macchiarola – Parkside Elementary

Rachel is one of a kind at Parkside! She has been teaching for 12 years and this is her 8th year at Parkside. She taught Special Ed in 5th grade, general Ed in 2nd and 3rd grade. At Parkside she taught 2nd and 3rd grade students. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology & special education from Marist College and her …

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Teresa Porter – Parkside Elementary

Teresa has been a great addition to Parkside! Teresa graduated from Brigham Young University and taught for 4 years. She then became the mother of 3 wonderful boys. After her boys grew up, she came to Parkside and has been teaching here for four years. Her students say she is such a good teacher and …

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