The text of this evening's roboc-call -- October 12, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

We're calling this evening to remind you that Parent Teacher Conferences begin tomorrow afternoon, Monday, October 13, and will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week as well.

We will dismiss school at 12:25 on Monday and Tuesday and at 11:10 on Wednesday October 15.  Please plan accordingly.

School will be dismissed on Thursday and Friday, October 16th and 17th for our Fall Holiday.

School will resume bright and early at 8:35 on Monday morning, October 20th.

Have a nice evening everyone.

Goodbye.

Read more...

The text of this evening's robo-call - October 7, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

We've got just a few quick, friendly reminders for you this evening, so please stay on the line to find out all about what's happening over the course of the next few weeks at Marshall School.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 8, is Walk To School Day.  Students with signed permission slips who typically ride the bus to school will have the option of being dropped off to walk from the National Guard Armory on Thorpe Rd along with teachers and other chaperones.  Students who cannot hand the driver a permission slip to exit the bus at the Armory will be transported to the school by bus as usual.

This Thursday is Picture Day.  Information about ordering pictures from Lifetouch was sent home with your child last week.

Please remember, next week is Parent Teacher Conference week.  Your child's teacher will be in touch soon, if they haven't been already, to schedule your child's conference time.

School will be dismissed early on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13th, 14th, and 15th, to accommodate our conference schedules.  We will release students at 12:25 on Monday and Tuesday and at 11:10 on Wednesday.  Please plan according.

Finally, we hope you've made plans to spend time with your loved ones during our Fall Holiday.  School will be dismissed all day on Thursday October 16 and Friday October 17 for a well-earned four-day weekend.

Have a nice evening everyone.  As always, if you missed any portion of this message, the text is available on our Facebook page as well as on the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

Goodbye.

Read more...

The text of this evening's robo-call - Sept. 29, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

It's hard to believe September's almost over.  The first weeks of the school year have simply flown by.  October is just around the corner, that means it's almost Gallop season!

We'll hold our annual jog-a-thon fundraiser, the one-and-only Mustang Gallop, this Friday morning, October 3rd, on the field at the school.  Please help your child gather per-lap or one-time contributions for their run. One hundred percent of the monies raised for the Gallop will be used by Marshall for school-wide improvements.

October is also Parent Teacher Conference month.  Our teachers will be corresponding with you soon to make arrangements for you to set a time for your child's fall conference during the week of October 13.  We hope you will plan to attend.

FASTWorks, a free parenting class taught by our on-site Parenting Arizona coordinator, Peggy Murray, takes place in the Gym every Tuesday evening.  The group will meet for the second time this year tomorrow evening, September 30, at 5:30.  It's not too late to get involved. Everyone's welcomed.  We hope to see you there.

Finally, we'd like to take this opportunity to remind you that the entirety of Bonito Street, from the middle school all the way past Marshall, is a school zone during school hours.  The fifteen mile per hour speed limit applies the entire length of the roadway where the curbs are painted yellow.  Similarly, there can be no stopping to off-load students in the red zones in front of the school.  Flagstaff PD patrols our school zone regularly, and both of the aforementioned concerns are ticketable offences.  We thank you for being commonly courteous, for signaling your turns, and for being patient, safe, and aware at all times, whenever you're picking up or delivering your children at the school.  Your child's safety is our top priority.

Have a nice evening everyone.

Goodbye.

Read more...

The text of this evening's robo-call - Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

Please don't forget: Connect-To-School night is coming to Marshall School this Thursday evening, September 11.  We are hopeful that every parent of every student at Marshall will attend this important first-of-its kind event.

We will meet together as parent and teacher teams on Thursday evening to discuss the remainder of the school year and to set specific learning goals for each of our students that evening.

Please take note of the meeting time for your child's class.  All of our meetings on Thursday evening will begin promptly as-scheduled and it will be essential that you arrive on time; Connect-To-School Night will not be a drop-in event.  Our kindergarten, first, and second grade families will meet with teachers for 45 minutes beginning at 5:30 until 6:15, and our third, fourth, and fifth grade families will meet with teachers for 45 minutes beginning at 6:30 until 7:15.

As always, parking is sure to be limited at the school on Thursday evening, so please plan to arrive early, especially if you've RSVP'd for child-care during this event.

In order for our time together to be most effective, we've asked that children not attend our parent-teacher team meetings during Connect-To-School night. We will be here to provide childcare at the school that night to those families who have RSVP'd. If you returned your RSVP form by the Sept. 8 deadline, we will be ready to check your child in at the front doors of the school beginning at 5:15 and throughout the evening.

It's our goal to have 100% of our parents turn-out on Thursday night for our essential Connect To School Night meetings.

We hope to see you then.

Goodbye.

Read more...

The text of this evening's robo-call -- Sept. 5, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

We've got just one quick reminder for you this evening:

Please don't forget: Connect-To-School night is coming to Marshall School next week, on Thursday, September 11.  We are hopeful that every parent of every student at Marshall will attend this important first-of-its kind event.

We will meet together as parent and teacher teams on Thursday evening to discuss the remainder of the school year and set specific learning goals for each of our students that evening.

In order for our time together to be most effective, we're asking that children not attend our parent-teacher team meetings during Connect-To-School night.  However, we will be able to provide childcare at the school that night. If you will require childcare at the school that evening, please complete and return no later than this coming Monday, September 8th, one of the RSVP forms that has been sent home as a flyer several times over the past few weeks.

Once again, it's our goal to have 100% of our parents turn-out on Thursday night for our essential Connect To School Night meetings.  We hope to see you then.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Goodbye.

Read more...

Easy ways you can help support Marshall School

PTO T-shirt Sales

We have the very best PTO in the entire state and every student at Marshall benefits greatly from their active, generous support of all that we do.  The chief means of fundraising by our PTO is accomplished via their monthly T-shirt sales.

Sales of a variety of Marshall-branded shirts and sweatshirts happens on the first Friday of every month in the afternoon at the school and during the cooler months of the year, you will find the PTO in our lobby. 

Prices for the PTO's Marshall merchandise are as follows:
  • Plain royal blue shirt sleeve-$10
  • Tie-dye-$15
  • Sweatshirts-$20
  • Long sleeve-$12


Click to enlarge

Arizona Public School Tax Credit program 


This key fundraising incentive program works to the advantage of most Arizona tax-payers as well as for Marshall Magnet School.

Whether you're a single parent, a married family filing jointly, or an more mature couple with grown children, Arizona's Tax Credit program enables you to give part of your annual state taxes directly to Marshall Magnet School, rather than to the state Department Of Revenue.

This opportunity to provide direct support to Marshall School's unique magnet programs is your chance to make the decision about precisely how your tax dollars are spent to directly benefit your child's, and every child's, public school experience at Marshall Magnet School. 

It works for us, and it works for you.

You can make your full or partial annual Tax Credit contribute to Marshall School online at any time time during the course of the year simply by clicking the "donate now" logo below.




Click to enlarge




Safeway Club Card eScrip Program

[download form

This easy program returns a portion of the value of your total purchases at all local Safeway stores directly to our school. 



It's easy to get started: just fill out the form and return it to the school office, hand it to a member of the PTO, or sign up online at www.escrip.com.












Box Tops For Education 
[boxtops4education.com]


This simple program returns $0.10 per clipped box-top logo to Marshall School.  All you need to do is send them to school with your child.  More information about how the Box Tops For Education program works is available online.

The first batch of box tops must be turned in before October 27.  The class that collects the most will win a pizza party!









Read more...

Principal's report to the PTO -- Aug.-Sept. 2014

We’re off to another good start this year.  Our enrollment is about the same as it has been for the past several years; we’ve enrolled about 570 students in grades K-5 this school year.


We have several new teachers on staff this year, mostly replacing our teachers who retired at the end of last year.  Ms. Poland, Ms. Hanno, Mr. Bergs, Ms. Foubert, and Ms. Fisk have joined our staff.  Likewise, a few teachers have changed assignments this year.  Ms. Arnold is teaching a fifth, (not a ⅘ mulitage), Ms. Grimmett is teaching fourth (not 3rd), and Mr. McAllister is teaching our technology classes this year (rather than 1st).  Ms. Perkins moved from 2-3 SEI to become our on-site SEI coach and Mr. Axler is our new school psychologist.  In addition to all these new changes, we’ve hired nearly a dozen new paraprofessionals since June to work with our special education services to them as-needed.


We’re very excited about Connect To School night coming up next Thursday, Sept. 11, which will replace our less-structured traditional Back To School Open House Night with an evening of parents and teachers together charting student progress and goal setting in an effort to enhance and strengthen our partnerships with our parents and thus better ensure student success.


Magnet Monday will feature 17 different electives this year, including several new offerings.  It will begin on Sept 8.  Suzuki for our all of K-2 students will also begin the same week.

Read more...

Supporter

Supporter

Supporter

Supporter