The text of this evening's robo-call -- January 27, 2016

Hello Marshall families,

I want to express my thanks to you this evening for choosing to send your child to Marshall Magnet School.

As a part of the Flagstaff Unified School District, we appreciate your confidence in our teachers, staff, and programs.  We take very seriously the commitment we've made to the families of Marshall's students, as do all the teachers who work to provide every child with a strong education for the nearly 10,000 students who attend FUSD schools each day .

This week is National School Choice week here in Arizona.  FUSD public schools continue to be the number one choice in our region for parents and students from all walks of life.  We know you have a choice when it comes to educating your children and we thank you for choosing Marshall and FUSD.

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Please don't forget: middle school magnet and academy program applications are due to the school offices at Mount Elden and Sinagua middle schools this coming Monday, February 1st.  Application forms and more information are available on the respective school websites, which you can navigate to via the district's website: www.fusd1.org.

Thanks for listening.  We're looking forward to seeing you at round two of our second annual spring semester Connect To School event this Friday afternoon.  Remember: if you've made reservations of childcare, please arrive a few minutes early.  More information about Connect To School is available on the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- Jan. 25, 2016

Hello Marshall families,

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

First of all, don't forget, round two of our very important Connect To School parent-teacher team meetings will occur  in your child’s classroom this Friday afternoon, January 29th. Grades 1 and 2 will meet on Friday from 12:45-1:45, and grades 3, 4 and 5 will meet from 2:00-3:00.

In order to allow us to focus on academics and progress reporting, students are not invited to our Connect To School meetings this week.  If you've made reservations to utilize the childcare services that will be provided by our staff on Friday, please arrive a few minutes early for your teacher-team meeting.

Also, don't forget: Arizona Governor Ducey recently signed into law new rules for the Arizona Public School Tax Credit Program which now allow you to make your tax credit contribution to Marshall any time prior to paying your 2015 taxes.  That means you can make your donation , a dollar-for-dollar credit against the taxes you must pay to the state, directly to Marshall School up to and until April 15, 2016.  In the coming weeks, we hope you'll choose to help us to sustain our one of a kind magnet programs and extracurricular activities and field-trips for another year.

Thanks for listening.  We are excited to be working more closely than ever with you to develop stronger partnerships in order to ensure academic success for all Marshall students. If you missed any portion of this message, a link to the text is available on our Facebook page and on the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- January 20, 2016

Hello Marshall families,

I'd like to take this opportunity this evening to personally invite you to our second-round of Academic Parent-Teacher Team (APTT) meetings next Friday afternoon, January 29th, during our spring semester Connect-To-School Day event.

APTT Connect-To-School team meetings are a proven-effective model for developing partnerships between home and school. On January 29th, you, as parents, will again meet as a group with your child's classroom teacher to look at current work and benchmark testing data, review the goals we set for your child earlier in the school year, and be given additional tools for working with your child at home to enhance his/her learning. We hope you will plan to attend these important group meetings so we can continue to plan together to support your child.

This round of Connect To School team meetings will occur for students in grades 1-5 in your child’s classroom on the afternoon of January 29th. Our kindergarten teachers will hold their team meetings in the evening on the 27th or 28th. Grades 1 and 2 will meet from 12:45-1:45 and grades 3, 4 and 5 will meet from 2:00-3:00.

In order to allow us to focus on academics and goal-setting, students are not invited to our APTT Connect To School meetings.

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If you intend to participate in your child’s APTT meeting on Friday, January 29th, and will require child-care at the school at that time, please fill out the form that was sent home last week, or visit the school blog to download a copy. Be sure to return it to your child’s teacher on or before Monday, January 25th.
     
Thanks for listening.  We are excited to be working more closely than ever with you to develop stronger partnerships in order to ensure academic success for all Marshall students. If you missed any portion of this message, a link to the text is available on our Facebook page and on the school blog: www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

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The text of this evening's robo-call -- January 11, 2016

Hello Marshall families,

First of all, we'd like to take a moment to say "Welcome Back" after our somewhat prolonged very-wintery break.  It was sure nice to see all your smiling faces at school today.

We've got just a few announcements and updates for you this evening, so please stay on the line for the next minute or two to find out all about what happening mid-January at Marshall School.

First of all, we're excited to report that Arizona Governor Ducey recently signed into law new rules for the Arizona Public School Tax Credit Program which now allow you to make your tax credit contribution to Marshall any time prior to paying your 2015 taxes.  That means you can make your donation , a dollar-for-dollar credit against the taxes you must pay to the state, directly to Marshall School up to and until April 15, 2016.  In the coming weeks, we hope you'll choose to help us to sustain our one of a kind magnet programs and extracurricular activities and field-trips for another year.

Fifth grade parents, don't forget, applications for middle school magnet academies are due to the Mount Elden and Sinagua middle schools on or before February 1st.  Information about the programs available at both of these schools is available on their respective web-sites which can be accessed via www.fusd1.org.

The Marshall School Site Council will meet at 4:00 in the Library tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, January 12.  Everyone's encouraged to attend and the meeting will conclude by 5:00.

Finally, don't forget: This weekend is a three-day weekend. There will be no school on Monday, January 18th to commemorate Martin Luther King Day.

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

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Second-annual Family Fitness Night - March 23, 2016

Our second-annual PTO Family Fitness Night will take place at the school on Wednesday evening, March 23, 2016.

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

Organization Sign-up
Local organizations may sign up to host an event/activity via this link.

Schedule  March 23, 2016


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 - December 15, 2015

Hello Marshall families,

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

First of all, we hope you're planning to attend our annual Cookie Walk tomorrow evening, Wednesday, December 16th.  There will be six big circles of chairs set up in the gym and our students will use the snowball tickets they've earned for reading to participate.  Students will walk in two different sessions. K-2 students will walk from 5:30-6:00, and students in grades 3-5, from 6:00-6:30.

Don't forget, school will be dismissed for winter break from Monday, December 21st through Friday, January 1st.  We hope you have a great, happy, fun-filled vacation.

Finally, we want to remind you one last time before winter break: all of Marshall's one of a kind extracurricular magnet programs, like Suzuki violin, chess club, Lego league and many more rely on your annual tax credit contributions to continue. Now's the time to consider making your donation to Marshall in order for it to apply to your 2015 taxes.

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

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

Hello Marshall families,

We've got just one quick reminder for you this evening.

Please don't forget, we'll be dismissing school early tomorrow, Thursday December 10th, at 12:25 in order to allow our teachers to have a little extra time to prepare this grading period's report cards.

We'll dismiss school at our usual time, 12:25, on Friday as well.

Thanks for planning accordingly.

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