The text of this evening's robo-call - December 17, 2014


Hello Marshall families,

We're calling tonight with several reminders about upcoming events and activities which will take place at the school during the last few days of school in December.  Please stay on the line for the next couple of minutes to find out all about what's happening at Marshall School.

We hope to see all of you at our annual PTO-sponsored Cookie Walk tomorrow night, Thursday, December 18th. Children have received tickets to this year's event for logging their reading time and effort.  On the evening of the cookie walk, students will also have one last chance to read and receive tickets.  The schedule for the night of the 18th will be as follows:

Kindergarten, first, and second grade students may come for reading time to earn additional tickets for the Walk from 5:00-5:30; K-2 students will attend the Cookie Walk from 5:30-6:00.

Third, fourth and fifth grade students may come for reading time from 5:30-6:00 to earn more tickets for the Walk; 3-5 graders will attend the Cookie Walk 6:00-6:30.

Our lost-and-found is overflowing and, after dismissal time on Friday we will be donating all of it to our local charitable organizations.  If you child has lost a jacket, hat, lunchbox or other item at the school, please stop by and have a look through our collection of lost items in the Gym.

Please remember: your tax credit contributions make possible all of our one-of-a-kind magnet programs, including an hour of Suzuki violin instruction for all of our kinder, first, and second grade students and our weekly one-hour Magnet Monday electives for our third, fourth, and fifth graders which include Lego League, Chess Club, photo-journalism, ballet folklorico, painting, and creative writing.  Without your tax credit contributions, we will be unable to sustain these unique opportunities, which are offered to all of our students free of charge.  We hope you will consider making your dollar-for-dollar tax credit contribution to the school before the December 31 deadline.  We will gladly receive your donation in person at the school through Friday December 19th.  After that, you can make your contribution online or at the FUSD business office  which will be open through the end of the month.  They are located at 3285 Sparrow Avenue. More information about how tax credit works, and a link to donate online, is available on the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com

Last of all, please don't forget, school will be dismissed at 12:25 on Friday December 19th for our Winter Break.  School will resume on Monday, January 5th.  Second grading period report cards will be sent on on Friday, January 9th.

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 school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

Happy Holidays!

Goodbye.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Dec. 11, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

We're calling tonight with several reminders about upcoming events and activities which will take place at the school during the last week of school in December.  Please stay on the line for the next couple of minutes to find out all about what's happening at Marshall School.

Please remember: your tax credit contributions make possible all of our one-of-a-kind magnet programs, including an hour of Suzuki violin instruction for all of our kinder, first, and second grade students and our weekly one-hour Magnet Monday electives for our third, fourth, and fifth graders which include Lego League, Chess Club, photo-journalism, ballet folklorico, painting, and creative writing.  Without your tax credit contributions, we will be unable to sustain these unique opportunities, which are offered to all of our students free of charge.  We hope you will consider making your dollar-for-dollar tax credit contribution to the school before the December 31 deadline.  Married Arizona taxpayers filing jointly can donate up to $400 and single taxpayers may give up to $200.  More information about how tax credit works for us and works for you is available on the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com

Don't forget: FUSD middle school academy and magnet program applications are now available online at each school's website.  We've also placed quick links to each program's application on the Marshall School blog.


  • MIT-e @ Sinagua
  • Alpine @ MEMS
  • Honors pre-AP @ MEMS
  • Puente @ MEMS

  • We hope you're planning to attend our upcoming Magnet Monday Showcase event on Monday afternoon, December 15th, from 2:10 to 3:10.  Our third, fourth and fifth grade students have worked hard during their semester-long extracurricular classes and are excited to show off all they've learned.  We hope to see you there.

    We also hope to see you at our annual PTO-sponsored Cookie Walk on Thursday evening, December 18th. Children will receive tickets to this year's event for logging their reading time and effort.  Please continue to encourage your child to read daily as a part of their after-school routine.  On the evening of the cookie walk, students will also have one last chance to read and receive tickets.  The schedule for the night of the 18th will be as follows:

    • K-2 Reading Time 5:00-5:30; K-2 Cookie Walk 5:30-6:00
    • 3-5 Reading Time 5:30-6:00; 3-5 Cookie Walk 6:00-6:30

    Last of all, please don't forget, school will be dismissed at 12:25 on Friday December 19th for our Winter Break.  School will resume on Monday, January 5th.  Second grading period report cards will be sent on on Friday, January 9th.

    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 school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com

    Goodbye.

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    The text of this evening's robo-call -- December 2, 2014

    Hello Marshall families,

    We're calling tonight with several reminders about upcoming events and activities which will take place at the school over the course of the next few weeks.  Please stay on the line for the next couple of minutes to find out all about what's happening at Marshall School.

    First of all, we want to remind you that our annual canned food drive is in progress throughout the school.  Please send your canned donations to the school with your child before Friday, December 5th.  Food items collected will be donated to our on-site Parenting Arizona office and other local charitable organizations.

    Parents of fifth grade students will be pleased to know that FUSD middle school academy and magnet program applications are now available online at each school's website.  We've also placed quick links to each program's application on the Marshall School blog.
    We hope you're planning to attend our upcoming Magnet Monday Showcase event on Monday afternoon, December 15th, from 2:10 to 3:10.  Our third, fourth and fifth grade students have worked hard during their semester-long extracurricular classes and are excited to show off all they've learned.  We hope to see you there.

    We also hope to see you at our annual PTO-sponsored Cookie Walk on Thursday evening, December 18th. Children will receive tickets to this year's event for logging their reading time and effort.  Please continue to encourage your child to read daily as a part of their after-school routine.  On the evening of the cookie walk, students will also have one last chance to read and receive tickets.  The schedule for the night of the 18th will be as follows:
    • K-2 Reading Time 5:00-5:30; K-2 Cookie Walk 5:30-6:00
    • 3-5 Reading Time 5:30-6:00; 3-5 Cookie Walk 6:00-6:30
    Last of all, please don't forget, school will be dismissed at 12:25 on Friday December 19th for our Winter Break.  School will resume on Monday, January 5th.  Second grading period report cards will be sent on on Friday, January 9th.

    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 school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

    Goodbye.

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    The text of this evening's robo-call -- Friday, November 21, 2014

    Hello Marshall families,

    We've got a number of important updates for you this evening, so please stay on the line for the next couple of minutes to find out all about what's happening at Marshall School during the last week of November and the first weeks of December.

    Please remember: we will have school as-usual on Monday and Tuesday of next week and then we will dismiss students for the long Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 26-28th, in order to allow all of our families time to travel and spend time with their loved ones.  We will see you back at school bright and early on Monday, December 1st.

    The Marshall School PTO will hold its next meeting in the Library at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, December 3rd.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.  Childcare will be provided.

    Our canned food drive will kick-off next week and run through Friday, December 5th.  Please send your canned food donations to the school with your child starting on Monday, November  24th, and throughout the coming two weeks.

    We hope you're planning to attend our annual PTO Cookie Walk which will take place on Thursday, December 18th. This year, for the very first time, students will receive cookie walk tickets for reading books.  More information about the Cookie Walk and Read-a-thon will be sent home with your student soon.  Please keep an eye out for it and, if you haven't already done so, consider establishing a time each evening to read books together as a family.

    Finally, we can't conclude a robo-call at this time of the year without reminding you, once again, that your tax credit contributions are due before December 31st if they are to be applied to your 2014 tax return.  Thus far this year, we've only received about 10% of what we received from our donors last year.  Please consider making your contribution to the school in order to sustain our one-of-a-kind magnet programs and activities for another year.

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

    Goodbye.

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

    Hello Marshall families,

    We're calling tonight with just two quick, simple messages:

    First of all, please remember, tomorrow, November 11, is Veterans Day.  The school will be closed all day on Tuesday in order to allow our staff and students to commemorate this important day of recognition for those who have faithfully served in the armed forces in defense of our nation.

    Lastly, we'd like to pass along a quick thanks to all of you who have already made your tax credit contributions to the school.  Thanks for your support of our one of a kind magnet programs and activities.  If you haven't already made your dollar-for-dollar donation to the school please remember: all tax credit contributions must be received before December 31st in order to apply to your 2014 tax return.

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

    Goodbye.

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    The text of this evening's robo-call: October 30, 2014

    Hello Marshall families,

    We've got several important announcements for you this evening, so please stay on the line to find out all about what's happening at Marshall during the first couple weeks of November.

    Our annual Tax Credit campaign begins on Monday, November 3 we will be reminding you several times between now and December 31st to make your contribution to our school.  Remember: your tax credit contribution is a dollar for dollar credit against the taxes you owe the state.  Last year we raised over $40,000 in tax credit contributions, every dollar of which has been used to provide unique learning opportunities and activities to the students at Marshall.  The choice is yours, you can give your money to the state, to be spent who knows how, or you can give it to Marshall School, and we will guarantee it will be spent on your children.  We hope you'll make the right choice.

    Our PTO will meet next week on Wednesday, Nov. 5th at 6:30 PM in the Library.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

    Our annual, tax-credit supported, fifth-grade Taiko drumming performances will take place next week.  Our drummers will perform for the public on Thursday evening, November 6th at 5:30 PM in the former Flagstaff Middle School gym.

    Don't forget: The school will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th to commemorate Veterans Day.  Monday November 10th and Wednesday November 12th are regular school days.

    Finally, please plan to attend our annual Thanksgiving luncheon with your child on Thursday, November 13th.  Our lunch schedules will be somewhat different that day.
    Thanksgiving Luncheon Schedule -- Thurs. Nov. 13, 2014
    Kindergarten -- 10:50-11:10
    First grade -- 11:15-12:05
    Second & Third grades -- 11:55-12:35
    Fourth & Fifth grades -- 12:25-1:05
    Thanks for listening, everybody.  If you missed any portion of this message, the text is always available on our Facebook page and on the school blog, www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

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    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.

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