5 Things to Know in Murrieta: March 4

Take part in the library's "Cover to Cover" program and earn coupons for IN-N-OUT.

1. It will be slightly cooler, according to the National Weather Service. Today expect mostly sunny skies a high near 68. Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 44.

2. Elementary and middle school students in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District are on an early release schedule today and high schoolers will have a late start. Parents, check your child's school website, as release times differ. Motorists, beware of students walking and earlier-than-usual traffic near schools.

3. Here's what's for lunch today at elementary schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District: Galaxy cheese pizza. Lunches are served with a fresh fruit/salad bar and a choice of juice or milk. Lunches average about 658 calories and 16.29 percent fat. To see middle and high school menus, click here.

4. Will your eighth grader be a Nighthawk, Bronco or a Ram next year? Come find out what Murrieta's great high schools have to offer at their Incoming Ninth Grade Student/Parents Nights. The schools will provide information concerning their academic programs, registration, counseling, academics and all co-curricular activities including sports, ASB, clubs and performing arts. Murrieta Valley High School's event begins at 6 p.m.; Murrieta Mesa High School's is at 6 p.m. with an open house from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Vista Murrieta High School's is from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

5. Any child, age 4 through 12, who visits the Murrieta Public Library may register at the Youth Services Desk to receive a “Cover to Cover” reading log bookmark and earn an “Achievement Award,” which is good for a free cheeseburger or hamburger at any IN-N-OUT Burger location. For each book that a child reads at his or her reading level, library staff will validate the reading log with a special stamp. When the child has five stamps and a parent’s signature, that child will receive a “Food for Thought Achievement Award.” For those kids who cannot read independently, they can list the books parents read to them. The Murrieta Public Library is at Eight Town Square. The program began March 2 and runs through April 13.


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