The text of this evening's robo-call -- March 31, 2015

Hello Marshall families,

We've got just a couple quick updates for you this evening, so please stay on the line for the next minute to find out all about what's happening at Marshall School.

First of all, we hope you've made plans to attend Flagstaff's second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math STEM Night tomorrow evening in the Skydome at NAU.  The event will feature more than 100 vendors, organizations, and schools showcasing their wares and activities from 5:30 until 7:30 pm.  Marshall Arts and Science Magnet School will be there in full force.  Hope to see you there.

Don't forget, there's no school this coming Monday, April 6th.  We're calling it Spring Holiday and we hope you enjoy your three-day weekend doing the things you enjoy with the people you love.

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 -- Friday, March 13, 2015

Hello Marshall families,

We hope you will have a happy, relaxing Spring Break.  Please remember, the school will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20.  School will resume on Monday, March 23.

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 23-25 our kindergarten, first, and second grade students will perform in their annual spring Suzuki violin concerts at Coconino High School in the mini-auditorium.  We hope you've made plans to attend.  Informational flyers and RSVP forms were sent home with our K-2 students last week.

Finally, we hope all of our families will plan to attend the city-wide STEM Night at NAU on Wednesday, April 1st, in the Skydome.  Many of our students will be on-hand showcasing their Magnet Monday activities and an array of local scientific, technological, and engineering organizations will be present as well.

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.

Have a great looooong weekend, everyone.  We'll see you on March 23rd.

Goodbye.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Monday, March 9, 2015

Hello Marshall families,

It's Connect To School and Parent Teacher Conferences week at Marshall School, so there are a number of big changes to our daily dismissal schedules this week.  Please stay on the line for the next minute or two to get all of our updates.

Among the important activities we will hold this week are our Connect To School parent group data meetings which will take place on Wednesday morning and afternoon in every classroom at Marshall.  All of our parents are encouraged to attend these key meetings to review student achievement and receive essential tools to use at home to help your child become more successful at school.  Several flyers, notes, and RSVP forms have been sent home in anticipation of this second-ever of its kind event.  If you have questions about our Connect To School meetings, please contact your child's teacher, or, better yet, plan to attend your child's classroom group meeting on Wednesday to see for yourself what all the fuss it about.

Please take special notice: We will dismiss school at 11:10 this Wednesday, March 11, to ensure every parent group has ample time to meet together to discuss student achievement.

On Thursday and Friday this week, we will dismiss school at 12:25 each day.  If you would like to meet with your child's teacher you are encouraged to arrange personally for a time to meet together for a traditional individual parent-teacher conference on Thursday or Friday.  Report cards will be distributed during these conferences or sent home with students at the end of the school day on Friday.

We'll hold our second annual Native American Family Night at the school on Thursday, March 12.  We hope all of our families will plan to attend this one-of-a-kind school event to hear local artists speak about their craft.  Food will be served and event will take place from 6:00-8:00 in the gym.  The book fair, which is open before, during, and after school all week, will also be open from 7:30-8:00 during Family Night.

Finally, don't forget, school will be dismissed for Spring Break at Marshall from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20.  We hope you're able to spend this time with those that you love doing the things you enjoy.  We'll see you back at school bright and early on Monday, March 23.

Thanks for listening everyone.  As always, if you missed any portion of this call, 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 -- Feb. 24, 2015

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 minutes to find out all about what's happening at Marshall School.

Our 28th annual Science Fair Open House will take place tomorrow evening, Wednesday, February 25th, from 5:00-6:30.  We hope you are planning to attend.  The entire school gym is filled with an amazing array of interesting and informative projects.

Also we will hold our annual Kindergarten Early Enrollment Open House tomorrow evening at the school from 4:30-6:30.  If you have a student who will be entering kindergarten next year, or know of some who has, now is the best time to enroll a student at Marshall.

We will be holding our second round of Academic Parent Teacher Team meetings during our upcoming spring Connect To School Event on Wednesday, March 11, during the afternoon.  We hope you will plan to attend this important group meeting with your child's teacher to review overall achievement and the goals we set at the beginning of the year.  You will find more information about out Connect To School event schedule, and an RSVP for childcare at that time, in the new issue of the Marshall Magnet newsletter, which will be sent home with your child this week.

Finally, we want to be sure you're aware that Arizona's newly elected governor, Doug Ducey, has recently proposed a bill which would require all Arizona school districts to reduce "non-classroom" spending by 5%.  It might seem, initially, that such a cut in spending would have little impact on our day to day operations or our ability to carry out our mission.  However, such a cut would not only have a lasting effect on school administration and front office staff, it would also adversely impact custodial services, food services, transportation services, telephone services, counseling services, nursing services, instructional support services, as well as RTI and special education teachers.

Overall, if required to make 5% cuts in the aforementioned areas FUSD would be compelled to reduce spending by more than $1.7 million in these areas.

Several other bills that will have dire impacts on public education in Arizona are also making their way through the state legislature right now.  Time is running short to let your voice be heard in this process.  Brenda Barton ((602) 926-4129), Sylvia Allen ((602) 926-5219), and Bob Thorpe ((602) 926-5219) represent our region in the Arizona State Legislature.  Their office telephone numbers and emails addresses, along with the governor's contact information, are available on the school blog.

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

Thanks for listening.  Goodbye.

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PTO Family Fitness Night -- Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Our first-annual PTO Family Fitness Night will take place at the school on Wednesday evening, February 18, 2015.

A list of presenters and activities is available here.

A map of where presenters and activities will take place is available here.

Event Description

This first annual event, sponsored by the Marshall PTO, aims to increase fitness awareness among Marshall families.  This event will bring together Flagstaff community partners who are passionate about wellness to present fitness and wellness resources, demonstrations and opportunities to our families.


Goals
·         to get kids and families more physically active
·         to get kids and families excited about fitness
·         to provide resources to families to help with items above

Structure of event
·         information tables (running continuously)
AND
·         15 minute demonstrations, activities, presentations, slide shows
Repeated 4 times with 5 minute transition. Suggested format:
o    5 minute introduction
o    5 minute demo/activity
o    5 minute  Q&A

Schedule  February 18, 2015


Time
Description
Notes
3:30 - 4:45
General setup
PTO
4:45 - 5:15
Presenters arrive and setup
Request presenters with more elaborate setups to arrive at 4:45
5:30
Event Start
20 minute cycle for activities, starting at 5:40.
·         5 minute introduction
·         5 minute demo/activity
·         5 minute Q&A
·         5 minute transition
Booths without activities to run continuous
5:40
Session 1
15 minutes
5:55
Transition
Announce door prize winner
5 minutes
6:00
Session 2
15 minutes
6:15
Transition
Announce door prize winner
5 minutes
6:20
Session 3
15 minutes
6:35
Transition
Announce door prize winner
5 minutes
6:40
Session 4
15 minutes
7:00
conclusion
Announce door prize winner
7:30
finish cleanup


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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Feb. 10, 2015

Hello Marshall families,

We've got a number of important updates for you this evening, so please stay on the line for the next minute or two, or visit the school blog at www.marshallmagnetschool.com, to find out all about what's happening at Marshall School.

Don't forget: School will be dismissed all day this Monday, February 16th, for Presidents Day.  Please plan accordingly.

We hope you're planning to attend our first-annual PTO-sponsored Family Fitness night next week on Wednesday evening, February 18th, from 5:30-7:00. There will be a wide variety of presenters, demonstrations, and activities focusing on physical fitness, health, and wellness.  It's sure to be a lot of fun!

Kindergarten Registration is just around the corner.  Early registration packets are available now in the front office, and we will be accepting them in-person in the school science lab on Wednesday, February 25th, from 4:00 until 6:30.  The school science fair will also take place that evening in the school cafeteria.

Flagstaff Unified School District has launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved e-flyers online, simply click the Peachjar button on our school’s FUSD website homepage www.fusd1.org/marshall 

No other action is required on your part. You should soon receive a welcome email from Peachjar that includes a username and password. This will give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences.

Finally, parents, please remember, the FACTS program is open for business to provide supervision to students beginning at 6:45 every morning.  Otherwise, there is no one available at the school to watch your child until 8:15 in the morning.  Please do not drop your children off unattended at the school prior to 8:15 unless you have enrolled them in FACTS.

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 -- Feb. 4, 2015

Hello Marshall families,

We've got several quick announcements for you this evening, so please stay on the line for the next minute or two for updates on what's happening at Marshall over the course of the first few weeks of February.

First of all, we hope you've made plans to join our PTO this evening, Wed. Feb. 04, at 6:30 in the Library for their monthly meeting.  Childcare will be available and the meeting will conclude by 7:30.

School will be dismissed all day on Monday, February 16 for Presidents Day, please plan accordingly.

Please remember to plan to attend our first ever PTO Family Fitness Night on Wednesday, Feb. 18. from 5:30-7:00.

Science Fair projects are due on Thursday Feb. 19.  Judging will occur at the school throughout the day on Monday, Feb. 23.  Our annual Science Fair Open House will take place in the Gym on the evening of Wed. Feb 25 beginning at 5:00.

Also on Wednesday evening Feb. 25, our kindergarten teachers and administrative staff will host our annual kindergarten early registration night.  This is an open-enrollment event, meaning all interested families can apply for admission to Marshall's excellent, one-of-a-kind kindergarten program regardless of where they live in town.  Please feel free to pass the word along to your friends and neighbors who have kindergarten-aged children.

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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