The Marshall Magnet newsletter -- August 2014

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We're pleased to report that the first 2014-2015 edition of our school newsletter, The Marshall Magnet, will be sent home with every student later this week.

Advance, full-color .pdf copies are available for download now.

There's lot's of important information in this issue about our upcoming, first-ever Connect-To-School Night, Magnet Monday,  PTO and much, much more.

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The text of tonight's robo-call -- August 6, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

Well, here we go!  Tomorrow, Thursday, August 7th, is the first day of school.

If you haven't already checked our class lists, they will be on display on the front doors of the school through Friday morning.

The FACTS program will be enrolling students in the portable classrooms at the rear of the school building adjacent to the playground beginning at 6:45 in the morning.  Unless your child is enrolled in FACTS they may not be dropped off at the school prior to 8:15 AM.  Breakfast service and supervised recess also begin at that time.

Kindergarten parents, don't forget about early release for your students.  They will eat in the cafeteria at 10:30 and be dismissed to go home at 11:30 on Thursday.  If your child rides FUSD transportation, please plan to follow the bus home to meet your child at the bus stop afterward.

All other students in grades one through five will be released from school at our usual 3:20 dismissal time tomorrow. As always, everyone will go home at 12:25 on Friday.

Thanks for listening everyone.  The text of tonight's message is available on our Facebook page and on the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

Don't forget: First bell at 8:35, tardy bell at 8:40.

See you all in the morning!

Goodbye.

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The text of tonight's robo-call -- July 31, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

Can you believe it? School starts in just one week, next Thursday morning, August 7th.  We're super-excited to soon see all  of you for the start of the 2014-2015 school year!

Class lists are still up on the front doors of the school.  Please stop by anytime to check out who will be your child's teacher this year.

Also, as you prepare for the first day of school, please remember, unless you've made arrangements to have your child enrolled in the FACTS program before and after-school program, your students must not be left at the school before 8:15 in the morning, when we have adults on duty to supervise them.

Breakfast service and morning recess will begin at 8:15 as well.

Our first bell of the day rings every morning during the school year at 8:35 and the tardy bell always rings at 8:40.

When picking up and dropping off your child at Marshall, please remember that students must not enter or exit your vehicle in the red-painted-curb zones in front of the school.  Flagstaff police make regular patrols of our school zone mornings and afternoons throughout the year.  We encourage you to park in either parking lots to the west of the school when picking up and dropping off your child.  Crossing guards are on duty beginning at 8:15 each morning to assist your child safely across the street.

Kindergarten parents, please don't forget: all of our kindergarten students will eat lunch at 10:30 on the first day of school, Thursday, August 7th, and then be dismissed to go home at 11:30.  You're encouraged to be here at that time to follow your child's bus home.  Remember: an adult family-member must always meet our kindergarten students at the bus stop, every day after school, all year long.

Everyone else will be released from school at 3:20 on the first day of school.  Likewise, on the second day of school, Friday, August 8th, we will dismiss school at our usual 12:25 dismissal time.

Once again, before and after-school child care is available on-site for a nominal fee through the FUSD FACTS program.  Scholarships are also available for families who qualify.  Information about the FACTS program can be obtained in the school office or online at www.fusd1.org.

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

We're looking forward to seeing you soon!

Goodbye.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

The first day of school grows ever closer, so please stay on the line for the next couple minutes for a number of important updates in anticipation of the coming 2014-2015 school year at Marshall Magnet School.

The new school year will begin with the first-bell at 8:35 in the morning on Thursday, August 7th.

We'll post classroom assignment lists on the front doors of the school early next Monday morning, July 28th.  Please stop by the school if you're wondering who your teacher will be this year.  As always, please keep in mind that our teachers spend hours and hours at the end of each school year placing every single Marshall student by-hand and with great consideration and deliberation into balanced, diverse, and equitable classes for the coming school year.  We trust that you will give your child's highly qualified and talented new classroom teacher every opportunity to impress you with their talent and ability.

Kindergarten parents, please don't forget: all of our kindergarten students will eat lunch at 10:30 on the first day of school, Thursday, August 7th, and then be dismissed to go home at 11:30.  You're encouraged to be here at that time to follow your child's bus home.  Remember: an adult family-member must always meet our kindergarten students at the bus stop, every day after school, all year long.

Everyone else will be released from school at 3:20 on the first day of school, Thursday, August 7th.  Likewise, on Friday, August 8th, we will dismiss school at our usual 12:25 dismissal time.  After-school child care is available on-site for a nominal fee through the FUSD FACTS program.  Scholarships are also available for families who qualify.  Information about the FACTS program can be obtained in the school office or online at www.fusd1.org.

The school office will be open from 8:00-4:00 daily from now on.  Please stop in or call us at 928 773 4030 if you have any questions.

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

We're looking forward to seeing you soon!

Goodbye.

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Back To School 2014 -- Mid-July UPDATES

Hello Marshall families, 

Hope your summer is going well!   It won't be long, however, before we're all back together for the 2014-2015 school year.

We've been hard at work since June hiring a number of new people, reassigning a few others, and putting together our plans for the coming school year.  

We hope the information below answers many of your questions about the coming year.  However, if we've left something out, or you'd just like to have your question answered by a real-live person, please give us a call... the office will be open 8-4 Monday-Thursday beginning July 21st: 928 773 4030.

Classroom lists 

Class lists will be posted on the school's front window first-thing in the morning next Monday, July 28, 2014.  We can't publish class lists on the Internet.  Sorry.  

Please remember: We don't have a system in place for taking parental requests for teacher or classroom placements at Marshall because our fine teachers, who know your children quite well, spend hours and hours at the end of the school year placing each and every student, by hand, and with very careful consideration, into his/her class for the coming school year.  

We do our level-best to give each Marshall student the most ideal and beneficial placement possible, in what we believe are the most fairly balanced, diverse, well-constructed, and interesting classrooms in town.  We trust you'll give all of our excellent, unique, and highly qualified teachers a chance to impress you with their talents and ability!

New Staff and New Roles!

  • Ms. Foubert will join the Marshall staff as a new third-grade teacher.
  • Mr. Bergs will rejoin our staff as a third and fourth grade multi-age teacher.
  • Ms. Fisk will join the Marshall staff as a new fifth-grade teacher.
  • Mr. McAllister will become our technology teacher this year.
  • Ms. Perkins will become our new Stuctured English Immersion, English as a second language coach.
  • Ms. Gurley will join our staff as the new teacher in our Sensory Communication classroom.
  • Ms. Ronn will take over our Cross-Categorical Life-skills classroom
  • Ms. Hanno will join our staff as an RTI Specialist.
  • Ms. Garner, Ms. Skinner, Ms. Fousel, Ms. Weiss, Ms. Nichols, Ms. Robinson, and Ms. Engelman will join our staff a paraprofessionals in a variety of roles.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

When is the first day of school?
  • The first day of school is Thursday, August 7th, 2014.
What time does school start?
  • The first morning bell will ring at 8:35.  Classes begin promptly at 8:40 with the late-bell.  This happens every day.  All year.
What should we bring to school on the first day?
  • A smile.  A positive attitude.  And a sincere desire to learn and grow.  That's it!  Your teacher will let you know what other supplies you need on the first day.
When is lunch?
  • Mon.-Thurs: K*-1 eat at 11:35, 2-3 eat at 12:05, and 4-5 eat at 12:35
  • On Friday all grade levels eat 1 hour earlier
  • * On the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 7th, all Kindergarteners will eat at 10:30.
What bus do I ride?
How do I get my child signed-up for the FACTS afterschool program?
I have another question. How do I get ahold of someone in the school office?
  • The school office will be open 8-4 daily beginning Monday, July 21st. Just give us a call at 928-773-4030.  We're always happy to help!
FOR KINDERGARTEN PARENTS ONLY:
  • Kindergarteners will eat lunch at 10:30 on Monday, Aug. 7th, and Friday August 8th
  • Kindergarteners will be released at 11:30 on the first day of school, Monday, Aug.7th, and as usual, at 12:25, on Friday, August 8th
Other important dates and events:
  • Early Release for all grade levels EVERY Friday at 12:25
  • Labor Day -- NO SCHOOL -- Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
  • Back-To-School OPEN HOUSE -- Thursday, September 11, 5:30-7:00

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Thursday, May 28, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff at Marshall, I'd like to thank you for being a part of our community during the 2013-2014 school year.  We've had a great time working with your children this year and we appreciate your entrusting them to us each and every day.

We're calling tonight with just one reminder: tomorrow is the last day of school and, as a result, we will release students early, at 12:25.  Thanks for planning accordingly.

Lastly, we hope you all have a wonderful summer, filled with good times and the material of happy memories.  We'll see most of you back here at Marshall on Thursday, August 7th.

Goodbye.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello Marshall families,

Well, the last Friday and the last Monday of the school year are behind us, and after our long weekend this weekend we've only got two-and-a-half days of school left on our calendar.

Don't forget: School will be dismissed tomorrow, Friday, May 23rd, another unused snow-day, and again on Monday, May 26th, due to the Memorial Day holiday. We hope you're able to spend time with your loved ones doing fun stuff over the course of the next several days.

The last day of the school year, next Thursday May 29th, will be an early release day. We will dismiss school at 12:25 on Thursday the 29th. Report cards will go home with students that day. All other personal items and schoolwork will be sent home with your students before the last day of school. Please DO NOT send backpacks to school on the last day of school.

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 or by calling 1-855-4REPLAY.

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