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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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.

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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.

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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.

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