The Marshall Magnet -- April 2014

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Look for your copy of the current issue of our school newsletter, The Marshall Magnet, in your child's backpack tomorrow.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

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

First of all, we're pleased to let you know that a number of our kindergarten, first, and second grade Suzuki violin students will be performing this Saturday afternoon at the Flagstaff Mall's annual Sights and Sounds exhibition.  If you have already made arrangements for your child to be among the performers, please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled performance time.  Our kindergarteners will perform at 3:00, first grades at 3:20, and second graders will play at 3:40.  If you have not already arranged to have your child perform, we hope to see you in the crowd as a spectator supporting Marshall school.

AIMS and Stanford 10 testing started on Tuesday at Marshall and AIMS will continue next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for our third, fourth, and fifth grade students.  We appreciate all that you're able to do to encourage and equip your child to work hard and be successful on these important achievement tests.

Finally, don't forget to plan to attend our 14th annual Heritage Square Suzuki violin performances at high-noon on Thursday, May 1st.  At this event all of our kindergarten, first, and second grade players will showcase their talents.  If you don't have a blue shirt for your child to wear at this performance, our PTO will be selling $10 Marshall t-shirts before and after school on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29th and 30th.

Have a nice evening everyone.  As always, if you missed any portion of this message the text can be found on our Facebook page and the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

Goodbye.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Monday, Mar. 31, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

We have just a couple of quick announcements for you this evening, so please stay on the line to find out what's happening at Marshall.

First of all, there will be no PTO meeting on Wednesday evening, April 2nd, in order to enable all of our students and families to attend the first annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration at the NAU Skydome that night.  The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and will showcase all of the science, technology, engineering and math happening in FUSD and all around the city of Flagstaff.

AIMS and Stanford 10 testing are right around the corner.  The first day of testing will take place at Marshall on Tuesday, April 8th.  Remember, achievement testing is our Game Day and you can help your child be prepared for their tests by encouraging them to be both present and positive on test days.  A healthy breakfast and a good night's sleep will also pay dividends when it comes to doing our best on our tests.  Testing will conclude for most students on April 17th.

Finally, please consider attending our upcoming Science and Site Council meetings on Tuesday, April 8th.  Science Council will meeting in the Science Lab at 4:00 and the Site Council will meet in the Library at 5:00.  We hope to see you then.

Have a nice evening, everyone.  As always, if you missed any portion of this message, the text can be found on our Facebook page or on the school blog, www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

Goodbye.

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The text of Sunday evening's robo-call

Hello Marshall families,

On behalf of all of us here at Marshall, I'd like to tell you how much we enjoyed seeing you at Parent Teacher Conferences this week, and to thank you for the great turn out last night at the Book Fair Family Night.

We hope you all have a great Spring Break!

When we return to school after the break on Monday, March 24th, many of our students will begin the last bit of earnest preparation to ensure they're ready to take their annual achievement tests, the Stanford 10 for second graders, and the AIMS test for our third through fifth graders.  We've been working hard all year to be prepared to showcase our best work on these important exams.  AIMS and Stanford 10 are our Game Day.  We ask that you remind your student of the importance of doing their best on these tests.

We hope you've made plans to attend the upcoming FUSD STEM Celebration on Wednesday, April 2nd, at the NAU Skydome.  This event will showcase how science, technology, engineering and math education is occuring throughout the city, and especially at Marshall Magnet School.  The event will begin at 5:30 and conclude at 7:30 that evening.

Finally, it's not too soon to make arrangements to come and see our first, second and third graders perform at Heritage Square on May 3rd at high noon.  Our annual Heritage Square performances are a wonderful way to show off our many talented students as well as the unique arts magnet programs at Marshall School.

Thanks for listening, everyone.  As always, if you missed any part of this message the text is available on our Facebook page and the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

Have a great break!  We'll see you back at school bright-and-early on Monday morning, March 24th.

Goodbye.

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Title 1 at Marshall

As a federally-subsidized Title 1 school, Marshall is required to periodically update our community-stakeholders on how the program is being implemented at our school.  Previously, we've been able to update you on the components of our Title 1 Family Involvement Plan and our school-wide Continuous Improvement Plan [.pdf].  

Below you will find a slideshow which is intended to provide you with an overview of our entire school-wide Title 1 program, how it impacts instruction and student achievement for all students at Marshall, and ways parents can be involved.   The district has also created a helpful brochure [.pdf] which identifies many of the key components of the federal Title 1 program.  We will review both the slideshow and brochure, as well as provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about our Title 1 program, at our May PTO meeting.

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The text of this evening's robo-call

Hello Marshall families,

We've got a number of updates and announcements for you this evening, so please stay on the line for the next couple of minutes to ensure you're up to date on all that's happening around Marshall School.

We'll hold our spring-time parent teacher conferences beginning on Wednesday, March 12, running through Friday the 14th.  Please remember to make arrangments for your child's after-school care during early release all three days.  On Wednesday we will dismiss students at 11:10 and on both Thursday and Friday school will be dismissed at 12:25.

During parent teacher conferences, and all throughout the week next week, our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the Library during school hours.  As a special attraction, we will hold a special Family Night honoring our grandparents and elders on Thursday evening, March 13 from 6:00-8:00 in the evening at the school in the gym.  Regional Navajo artists and authors Shonto Begay and Bahe Whitethorn junior and senior are scheduled to attend.  Marshall teachers will also be on hand during the evening to read to children .  All Marshall community members, especially our grandparents and elders, are invited to attend this first-of-its-kind event.

Please stop by the Gym during your child's conference time to peruse our once-again filled to overflowing lost-and-found.  If your child is missing a coat or a lunchbox, it's very likely to be found among our collection.  All that's left over after Friday, March 14, will be donated to local charitable organizations.

Finally, please make plans to attend the first Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration on April 2nd at the Walkup Skydome at NAU from 5:30-7:30 PM.  This event will showcase the many ways science, technology, engineering, and math education is occurring in FUSD schools and throughout our community.  All FUSD schools and more than 50 local business and governmental agencies will be on hand to show their support of public education in Flagstaff.

Thanks for listening everyone.  As always, if you missed any portion of this message the text is available on our Facebook page and on the Marshall School website, www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

Goodbye.

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