We made the match!

We made the $5000.00 match grant thanks to your generous Tax Credit contributions since December 1st!!!

We're so grateful to our anonymous donors for making this match-grant possible.  And we're also so grateful to you for your support of the Arts and Science magnet programs for every student, in every classroom at Marshall Magnet School.

We've made our match, but there's still time for you to make your Tax Credit contribution before December 31st if you haven't already.  You can even make your contribution online!  Just follow this link and navigate down the page to the Marshall-Donate button.  If you prefer to write a check when making your Tax Credit contribution, please mail your donation directly to the Flagstaff Unified School District Business Office, 3285 E. Sparrow Avenue, 86004. Please remember to write Marshall Tax Credit on the memo line.

Remember, Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar credit against your tax liability to the state.  Making a Tax Credit contribution to Marshall school empowers you to make the decision about how your tax dollars are spent to benefit students in your local public school.

Thanks, everyone, for your generosity in support of Marshall Magnet School!

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Have a nice break!

We hope your Winter Break is happy and filled with fun.

We'll see you back here, safe and well-rested, on Tuesday (not Monday), January 3rd.

Don't forget to listen to KNAU on Monday, December 19th when Marshall Magnet School will be the day-sponsor.  We're excited to have this chance to garner a little more attention for our school and its unique programs.

One last reminder: You can still make your Tax Credit contribution to Marshall School anytime before December 31, 2010.  Flagstaff Unified School District implemented a new online funds-transfer system yesterday which now makes it possible for you to make your Tax Credit contribution online from now on.  We hope you find this new system helpful.  To contribute online to our school, simply navigate to the Marshall-Donate link on this page.

Our school office will be closed during Winter Break.  If you prefer to write a check when making your Tax Credit contribution, please mail your donation directly to the Flagstaff Unified School District Business Office, 3285 E. Sparrow Avenue, 86004.  Please remember to write Marshall Tax Credit on the memo line.

See you next year!

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Over 1000 cans of food!

We collected over 1000 cans of food and had lots of fun at the canned food drive parade today!

Thanks Student Council and Mustang Choir members, Marshall Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students), Santa, and everyone who collected cans!

Special congratulations to Mrs. Shaw's Third Grade for collecting 167 cans.  You win a set of brand new games for your classroom!

Well done everyone, all-around!  Thanks.



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A Friendly Reminder: Cookie Walk

Don't forget: You're invited to attend our annual Cookie Walk in the gym at Marshall School tomorrow evening, December 15th. The Cookie Walk event begins at 6:00, and, you can receive a bonus cookie-coupon for bringing a canned food donation with you that night!


Because of the Snow Day on Tuesday, and the delayed start this morning, we feel like we're running a bit behind on our cookie donations. Prior to the Walk, throughout the day tomorrow, we'd like to ask you to donate a box, bag, or basket of cookies to the school if you can. Just bring them in to your child's classroom, or to the front office, sometime before 4:00 on Thursday afternoon. 

Thanks!  See you tomorrow night.

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Something quite special

As you well-know by now, Marshall's a pretty special place.  Those of us who work here, and who have students who attend school here know that.  We've received a little media recognition of that fact this year, too. Like this. And this. And this. And this. And this.  It's fair to say: we're a little bit proud of who we are.

Of course, one of the chief things that make us unique is our magnet programs, and the many special ways that Marshall teachers have been able to integrate the Arts and Sciences into the core curriculum so well for over a decade.  No other school in Flagstaff can make that claim.

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The other day a few of us were looking at an application for the Governor's Arts Award, which would garner us an important bit of recognition as an Arts school.  In preparing our application for submission, we asked our Superintendent, Barbara Hickman, to write a letter of support on our behalf.  We were pleased when she agreed.

Of course, we expected something nice, well-written, and considerate from her.  But we really never imagined that we would receive such a thoughtful, affirming, and uplifting endorsement of our programs and people as the letter we now have in-hand. Wow!

We asked if we could share it with you, too.  She said we could.

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Lots of great things going on next week at Marshall School.

Greetings Marshall School Community!

With just one more week of school before we dismiss for the Winter Recess, we wanted to remind you of a few important upcoming dates and events, before we all head out for some well-earned vacation time.

Our annual Canned Food Drive is in progress and will run through December 15th. Please consider donating to this important collection program. The food that you donate will be given to the St. Mary's Food Bank and directly to families in-need here at Marshall School, too. Our student council members and other special guests will help collect the cans from classrooms at 9:30 AM on December 15th.

Also, during the evening of December 15th, you're invited to attend our annual Cookie Walk in the gym at Marshall School. During the week next week, prior to the Walk, we'd like to ask you to donate a box, bag, or basket of cookies to the school. Just bring them in to the front office or to your child's classroom sometime before Thursday afternoon. The Cookie Walk event begins on Thursday night at 6:00, and, you can receive a bonus cookie-coupon for bringing a canned food donation with you that night!

Finally, we want to remind you that your Tax Credit contributions to Marshall School make all of our unique magnet programs possible, for every child in every classroom. Your Tax Credit contributions must be received prior to December 31 in order to be applied to your 2011 taxes. We're happy to receive them in person in the front office during the school day. But after December 16, please mail them directly to the FUSD district office, 3285 East Sparrow Avenue, 86004, making sure that you have identified Marshall Tax Credit on the memo line of the check.

Thanks!

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Magnet Schools in The Daily Sun

We were excited to see a great article about magnet schools in The Arizona Daily Sun this morning!  We were especially happy to read  that "between federal dollars for low-income students and extensive private fundraising, Marshall gets about $100,000 for its programming without burdening the general district fund."  


Private fundraising?  That's right.  It's a several key grants and your Tax Credit contributions that make our unique magnet programs possible!


Because of your Tax Credit contributions, Marshall Magnet School is able to do what no other school in Flagstaff can do, for every child, at every grade level, completely free of charge.  


Thanks for helping make us so special!

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PTO, Site & Science Councils tonight

Just a quick, friendly reminder: We will convene our Marshall Site and Science Councils tonight, Wednesday, December 7, at 5:00, followed by our monthly PTO meeting at 6:30.  As always, everyone's invited!  Childcare is provided.  Please come!

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Mr. Coe talks Tax Credit on NAZ Today

NAU's local news organization, NAZ Today, ran a short report on the Arizona Public School Tax Credit program on their newscast yesterday  evening (Monday, December 5th).  Mr. Coe was interviewed by one of their reporters for this story and, low and behold, some of his quotes were included as a part of it!  We thought you might find it interesting... or perhaps just entertaining.  Regardless, you can watch it below if you like.

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Friendly Bus Behavior Reminders

Hello Marshall families,

We bus so many of our students to and from Marshall School everyday.  In order to ensure everyone's safety and well-being at all times, it's absolutely essential that we occasionally review how to ride the bus in an appropriate manner.  Likewise, it's wise to remember that for all FUSD students, including Marshall students, it is considered a privilege and not a right to be transported to and from school by bus.  Students who cannot follow appropriate bus behaviors can and will have their bus-privileges revoked.

Please review the following behavioral expectations with your student(s):

At The Bus Stop

  • Always walk directly to and from home and the bus stop
  • Stay calm while waiting for the bus; talk quietly or read
  • Board the bus in an orderly manner, one person at a time

Riding The Bus
  • Stay seated in your assigned seat, legs and feet in front of you
  • Talk, read, or work on homework quietly
  • Deboard the bus in a calm orderly manner, one person at a time



At Dismissal Time
  • Walk from your classroom to the cafeteria. Sit in your assigned area
  • Talk, read, or work on homework quietly
  • Keep you hands and feet to yourself
  • Ask a teacher before leaving the cafeteria for any reason
  • You must have a written note to change buses or to walk

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December Tax Credit Match Grant


We are very excited to announce that a Marshall Magnet Match Grant of $5,000 has officially been secured! This means if we are able to raise $5,000 in tax credit donations during the month of DECEMBER we will receive $5,000 in Matching Funds for Marshall’s Arts & Science Magnet Programs.


That's right! During the month of December only, your tax credit donation to our school will be MATCHED dollar for dollar! But you must donate before the state-imposed deadline for tax credit, December 31, 2011, in order for your contribution to be applied to the match.

That means EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS! To contribute to this special program just write Magnet Match on the memo line of your check and we will apply your tax credit donation to the Magnet Match campaign which will support of our many unique Arts and Science magnet programs! You do not have to be a Marshall parent to participate. 

To make your tax credit contribution to Marshall School simply hand-deliver, or send a check by mail, to Marshall Magnet Elementary School, 850 N. Bonito St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. If you have questions about this important program, please contact Janelle Reasor, Marshall's Arts & Science Coordinator, for more information: 928-773-4030 x2754. 

REMEMBER: Tax Credit contributions directly reduce the Balance Of Tax that you would otherwise owe to the state. Tax Credit contributions are not deductions, nor are they a kind of exemption. They are a direct dollar-for-dollar credit against the taxes that you must pay. Your choice in the matter, however, is to take advantage of Arizona's Tax Credit program and contribute these dollars to Marshall Magnet School rather than giving those dollars to the state.

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Daily Sun Tax Credit Article

Arizona Daily Sun education reporter Hillary Davis has written an informative article about the state's public school tax credit program for today's paper.

In the article she provides a lot of helpful information, including the following:
A change statewide this year is allowing schools to spend tax credits on what is generally called "soft capital": supplies like textbooks, library books, technology and computers, workbooks, furniture and small consumable items like pencils. This comes on the heels of the state's near-elimination of soft capital funding...

Taxpayers receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their state income taxes owed if they donate money to an approved school or program. Donors must direct their money to a specific school and indicate the specific program on the check or form's memo line (i.e., Camp Colton, strings, forensics. Each school has several accounts). Monies go directly to the schools and programs named on the check, not to the district. If a program isn't listed it goes to the school's general fund and the school's site council will allocate it. If a check simply says "FUSD," business office employees will call the donor and ask them to pick a school.

Anyone can contribute to the school tax credit program. You need not be a parent or a resident of FUSD's boundaries, nor are you obligated to limit your donation to your family or neighborhood school. Charter schools also are eligible to participate.Single filers can donate up to $200 and take a full tax credit. Married couples can file a joint return for up to $400. A taxpayer expecting a refund will have it increased by the amount donated to a tax credit-eligible program. A taxpayer who owes money can have the bill reduced by the amount donated.
As we've mentioned here before, your tax credit contributions are what make our unique magnet school programs possible.  Every single dollar of tax credit money received by Marshall School is used by the school to fund a variety of programs including field-trips, music and arts programs, and our one-of-a-kind science experiences in every classroom, at every grade level, free of charge.

 If you would like to make a tax credit contribution to Marshall School, please contact us via email, telephone [928-773-4030], or in person in the school office. We're happy to assist you in any way we can!  Remember: you can give your money to the state, or you can make a contribution to Marshall.  The choice is yours.  


Please choose Marshall :)

Thanks!

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Coming Attractions at Marshall School

Canned Food Drive
Our annual school-wide holiday canned food drive, sponsored by our awesome Student Council, officially begins this week and will run through December 14th.  Half the food items collected will go to Northern Arizona Food Bank and half will go to Marshall's own Parents Anonymous & FAST programs.  Classes are challenged to collect the most cans and will compete to win a set of classroom games.  We need a few volunteers to help Ms. McFall and the Student Council members gather all the cans from classrooms on December 15.  If you're available in the morning that day, please let her know.

Door Decorating Contest
The Student Council has also made plans to sponsor a Holiday Door Decorating Contest this season.  The theme for the competition will be The best gift of the season and one primary and one intermediate class will be selected as winners by a panel of adult judges.  The winning classes will earn a cookie-frosting party.

Nutcracker Holiday Performances
This just in from the Flagstaff Symphony:

Symphony schools,


The time has come once again for that favorite of holiday favorites, The Nutcracker. Dancing sugar plum fairies, fierce sword fights, a happily ever after, The Nutcracker is every kid’s Christmas fantasy.


This year, we will be presenting two performances of the timeless classic Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. The Lollipop concert, a shortened version of the entire play, will be Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. in Ardrey.


Tickets for the evening performances for all symphony schools will be $8 per student and $15 per chaperone.


Ticket policy for the Lollipop concert is as follows:
• All adults $7.
• All children free.
• Limit five tickets per order.
• Assigned seating.
• First come, first served.
• Box office only; no online orders
To reserve tickets for any of these performances, please contact our music teacher, Mrs. Tillman.

Winter Recess
School will dismiss for the Winter Recess at 12:25 on Friday, December 16.  School will resume at 8:40 on Tuesday, January 3.


Think snow!

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Picture Retake Day

Lifetouch will be on campus next week on Thursday, December 1, for school picture retakes.

If you're able to volunteer as a runner during the morning on Thursday to help us retrieve students for their pictures, we could sure use the help.  Please contact Malinda in the school office if you're able to help out. [928-773-4030].

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Happy Thanksgiving

Classes will be dismissed this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 23rd, 24th, and 25th, in order to give our families the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving together.

Enjoy.

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Another Easy Way To Support Marshall School

Did you know you, by purchasing gift cards through the Marshall Magnet School PTO you can help us earn money for equipment, events, and activities at our school?

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By completing this form and returning it to the school, or visiting shopwithscrip.com [enter our ID# 87C3LL9518795], and purchasing gift cards to hundreds of  well-known retailers before December 2nd, you will enable our school to receive 5-15% of the face value of the card in return.  It's that simple!

Your gift-card orders must be received before December 2nd.  You may return your completed form to the school office along with a check payable to Marshall Magnet PTO, or you may complete your entire order online at shopwithscrip.com.

Cards will be available after December 9th.

Questions about this program, or our other eScrip [ID# 6533648] and ClubScrip fundraising programs, may be directed to PTO Treasurer Annette Avery.

Thanks, as always for your support!

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A Few Friendly Reminders

Parent-Teacher Conferences begin today, Friday, November 18th, and continue next week on Monday and Tuesday, the 21st and 22nd.  We'll be on our typical Friday dismissal time today, at 12:25, and we'll dismiss classes next Monday and Tuesday at that time, too. 


And, just in case you over-looked it :) There's no school November 23rd, 24th, and 25th. 


Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tax Credit: It works for US! It works for YOU!


Marshall Magnet School
2013 Governor's Arts Award winner
As you probably already know: No other school in Flagstaff provides the unique learning opportunities that every child, including yours, receives at Marshall Magnet School.  How?  Because of the Tax Credit contributions people like you make to our school each year.

Any Arizona tax-payer may make a Tax Credit contribution to Marshall Magnet School.

If you haven't already done so, we hope you are planning to make your annual Tax Credit contribution to Marshall School before December 31.  The Arizona Public School Tax Credit program provides great advantages both to you and to our school. 

K-2 Suzuki violinists
Each year at Marshall we spend in excess of $40,000 in Tax Credit contributions on our one-of-a-kind magnet programs and activities including field-trips, Taiko drumming, and Suzuki violin, as well as our unique array of Magnet Monday electives like dance, Lego League, Team MasterMind, and Chess Club, STEAM Team, digital media, painting, and photo-journalism.  
Fifth-grade Taiko drummers


Each dime of your contribution has been spent to broaden and enrich the educational learning experiences of  every student at Marshall.  Every kid at Marshall has received benefit from these contributions, and they will continue to, year after year, provided we are to be able to raise these funds in order to sustain our award-winning programs.

As demonstrated by our imaginary tax-payers below (click any image below to enlarge it), Arizona's Tax Credit program works to the advantage of most tax-payers.  Whether you're a single parent, a married family filing jointly, or an more mature couple with grown children, Arizona's Tax Credit program enables you to give part of your annual state taxes directly to Marshall Magnet School, rather than to the state Department Of Revenue.

This rare opportunity, to determine exactly how your tax dollars are spent by providing direct support to Marshall School's unique magnet programs, is your chance to directly benefit your child's, and every child's, public school experience at Marshall Magnet School.  Marshall School can and will make that promise to you.  The state of Arizona cannot.

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Tax Credit contributions directly reduce the Balance Of Tax that you would otherwise owe to the state.  Tax Credit contributions are not deductions, nor are they a kind of exemption.  Tax Credit contributions to Marshall School are a direct dollar-for-dollar credit against the taxes that you must pay.  Your choice in the matter, however, is to take advantage of Arizona's Tax Credit program and contribute these dollars to Marshall Magnet School, or decide that you wold rather give those dollars to the state.

Every single Tax Credit dollar that you contribute to Marshall Magnet School goes directly into sustaining and developing our well-established, unique, and meaningful Arts and Science magnet programs at every grade level. All Marshall students, including your own, benefit from your contribution!

Please remember: In order to have it applied to your current year's tax return, you must make your Tax Credit contribution before December 31 Arizona's April 15hth tax-filing deadline.

Married couples filing jointly may contribute up to $400.00. Single taxpayers may give up to $200.00.  

However, contributions in any amount are always welcomed and appreciated!

You can make a Tax Credit contribution to Marshall School online
at any time, in any amount, during the course of the year simply by clicking on the "Donate now!" button at the top of this page.




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Have a great long weekend!

School is dismissed tomorrow, Friday, November 11, 2011, in recognition of Veterans Day and to give much-deserved honor to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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Snowy Morning

What a lovely, snowy Monday morning it was at Marshall Magnet School today!


In quick succession, the changing "seasons" have once again changed the appearance of our building.


Thanks, Bendrew, for doing all the shoveling!

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Awesome Fifth Grade Taiko Drumming

 Photo credit: Josh Biggs/Arizona Daily Sun
Our fifth graders turned in an incredible performance at their final Taiko Drumming show this past snowy Saturday.  The show was well-attended by parents and members of the community.  Due to a scheduling-error that was mistakenly published in the Daily Sun newspaper  on Saturday morning (we made the front page), which indicated showtime was at 11:00 instead of 12:00, our instructor, Tony Trapasso, and all of our the fifth-grade drummers decided to start things a bit ahead of time.  Beginning at about 11:15, they entertained our early-arrivals with a prolonged series of warm-up routines before the noon showtime.

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Site, Science & PTO Tomorrow

Just a quick, friendly reminder: We will convene our Marshall Site and Science Councils tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 2, at 5:00, followed by our monthly PTO meeting at 6:30.  As always, everyone's invited!  Childcare is provided.  Please come.

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Exploration Stations Night

Join us this Thursday evening, November 3rd, at the school for our annual Exploration Stations Night from 6:00-8:00 PM.

What's Explorations Stations, you ask?  Well, it's many things... all of them fun and interesting... it's a chance to see what local scientific research and natural-resource stewardship organizations do; it's a chance to meet some of our artists-in-residence; it's a chance to make and do and see some very cool, awesome, and unusual things.

What else?  Well, we'll let the video we shot at Exploration Stations last year tell you the rest.  Please, have a look:



Hope to see you Thursday!

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Java By The Gym - Again!

Join us in the morning this Friday, October 28, for another Java By The Gym event.

The coffee starts flowing at 8:00 and ends with the morning bells.  Hope to see you there!

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Last Chance To Win Cool Mustang Gallop Prizes

This Wednesday, October 26th,  is your last chance to turn in the money you've collected for this year's Mustang Gallop fundraiser.  Remember: every dollar you've raised goes straight to Marshall programs and equipment.  And everyone who raises and turns in money for the Gallop is automatically entered to win one of our many, many awesome prizes!  So don't forget: turn your collection envelopes in to your teacher or the school office by this Wednesday.


In other news:
There's still time to visit the Flagstaff Athletic Club during their Kid's In Motion promotion through October 31st.  Every visit earns points and money for Marshall School.  Passes were distributed to students some time ago, but we have more available in the school office.  Current FAC members: don't forget to write Marshall as you sign in!


There's also still time to get tickets to the Flagstaff Symphony's Creepy, Spooky, Scary: a Halloween Fantasia concert this Friday, October 28, at 7:30 PM.  As a Symphony School, Marshall's price is $15 for adults and $8 for students.  The concert will feature music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Marshall artwork will be on display and costumes are encouraged! If you're interested in attending, please contact our music teacher, Anora Tillman, by tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25th. 

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Marshall News You Can Use

Our annual Taiko Drumming artist-in-residency program began yesterday. For the next three weeks all Marshall students will have the opportunity to learn about and play real Taiko drums with a professional instructor.  As is the case with all our in-residence magnet programs, Taiko Drumming is provided free of charge to Marshall students; it's all paid for by your Arizona Tax Credit contributions.  

Our fifth graders will practice with our resident-artist, Tony, every day for the next three weeks.  They will perform publicly on November 5th.  Stay tuned right here for more details!  Meanwhile, have a look at what our fifth graders did last year:



Just a reminder: the Flagstaff Mall School Cents program, another one of our other important annual fund-raisers, is ongoing, but only until October 31.  Please remember to record your purchases whenever you shop at the Mall. This money also helps us pay for the many special arts and science magnet programs we have at Marshall.

Thanks!

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Fall has arrived at Marshall School

The trees will attest...

It's officially fall at Marshall School! 

 How fortunate we are to have such a beautiful place to learn.

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An Overview of our Parent Satisfaction Survey Results

We work hard here at Marshall, everyday, to ensure that your child receives the best, most reliable, and engaging educational experience possible.  And every year we look forward to our opportunities to hear from you about how you feel we're doing.  One of the ways we learn from you what it is you think we're doing well, and what we could be doing better, is via our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey.  As a faculty, we spend quite a bit of time at the beginning of each year looking at these results and using them to improve our practice.

In order to keep you in the loop, and because we hope you're just a little bit curious too, we've boiled our results down to a few key slides which we think comprise the most revealing and informative responses you gave us at the end of the last school year.  Have a look at the slideshow embedded below, or you can view it full-screen right here.

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Mustang Gallop Rescheduled

Hello Marshall Families!  Due to forecasted rain and snow and very cold weather for the remainder of the week, and in order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all involved, the Mustang Gallop Jog-A-Thon has been cancelled for this Friday, October 7th and rescheduled for Friday, October 14th.

We hope all of our students will continue to stay motivated and take this opportunity to get additional pledges and enhance their chances to win one of our fabulous prizes!

Here are a few new dates for you to remember:

  • The Mustang Gallop event is rescheduled for Friday, October 14th
  • Your pledge envelopes and money will now be due on Monday, October 24th
  • Raffle prizes will be distributed to our winners on Friday, October 28th 

Thanks to all of you for your cooperation, understanding, and support in making our 4th Annual Mustang Gallop another huge SUCCESS!

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Walk To School Day

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, is International Walk To School Day.  We'd like to encourage all of you, as Marshall students and families, whether you typically walk or get transported to school by other means, to consider walking all or part of the way to and from school tomorrow.

A permission slip will be sent home with bus-students this afternoon.  On Wednesday morning, all of our buses will stop at the National Guard Armory parking lot on Thorpe Road and let-off students with signed permission slips to walk around the ballfields and past the Short Pond to Marshall school along with teachers and parent volunteers.  Bus-students who don't have a signed permission slip to hand to the driver in the morning will ride the bus to the school building as usual.

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Marshall's Thai visitors in the Daily Sun

Photo credit: Hillary Davis - Arizona Daily Sun
We were fortunate to have a delegation of government officials from Thailand visit Marshall School recently. Hillary Davis, education writer for the Arizona Daily Sun, wrote up a nice article about their time at Marshall and in Flagstaff in today's Sunday paper.

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Java By The Gym!

Join us in the morning for our first-of-many Java By The Gym events.  The coffee starts flowing at 8:00 and ends with the morning bells.  Hope to see you there!

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Mustang Gallop Fundraiser 2011

Howdy folks!

We'd like to let you know: Marshall School's super-fun, totally awesome annual fundraiser, The Mustang Gallop, has officially begun!

Your child should be bringing home information about this important event today.  Please look for it in their backpack after school

In the meantime, have a peek at our motivational, inspirational, informational Mustang Gallop 2011 video:

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Flagstaff Festival Of Science begins this Friday

Get involved, get excited, be inspired!

The Flagstaff Festival Of Science is a ten-day family-oriented event filled with open houses, hand-on activities, hikes, and much more.  Over 70 FREE activities will be available during this year's Festival which begins this Friday, September 23, and runs through October 2.  

Have a look at the Festival's website http://scifest.org/ for more info. Download the official Passport to be sure you don't miss a thing!

There are many professionals and volunteers in our community who have worked very hard to provide these unique scientific opportunities for our students!  Please take advantage of this incredible, once-a-year event.

"Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery."
Sir Cyril Herman Hinshelwood (1897-1967) English chemist. Nobel prize 1956.

"Science is a great game. It is inspiring and refreshing. The playing field is the universe itself."
Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898-1988) U. S. physicist. Nobel prize 1944.

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Ballard & Novak in the Daily Sun

Photo credit: Josh Biggs -- Arizona Daily Sun
Good morning Marshall School community!

As you're getting ready for your day, please take a moment to check out the excellent feature story Hillary Davis wrote about Mrs. Ballard's and Mr. Novak's classroom in today's Arizona Daily Sun!

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Site, Arts, Science Councils & PTO meet Wednesday

Please join us for our inaugural Joint Councils (Site, Arts, Science) and Parent-Teacher Organization meetings tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Sept. 14, beginning at 5:00 in the school library.

Our official agenda is posted on the front door of the school and it's available online as well.  In general, we will attempt to abide by the following schedule:

  • Site Council will convene at 5:00.  
  • At 5:30 the Arts and Science Councils will break-out to discuss matters relevant to each group.  Site Council will continue to meet.
  • All Councils will reconvene as a Joint Council at 6:00 to review activities.
  • Joint Councils will adjourn at 6:20.
  • The Parent-Teacher Organization meeting will convene in the library at 6:30.
  • PTO will adjourn at 7:30.

Several matters related to Site Council business are posted online for review prior to our discussions at Wednesday's meeting.

Hope to see you tomorrow evening!

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