The First Week Of School

What's that you say? The first week of school is nearly over?  Already?  Amazing!

Thanks, everyone, for a great first few days!  What an amazing, smooth, joyful, happy reunion you've given us!  We're so happy you're back.

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A few notes:
  • Please return the Important Forms in the dark-blue school information packet that was sent home on the first day of school.
  • Please remember: Back-To-School Open House September 8 at 6:00 PM.
  • Please review our Student Handbook [.pdf] with your child.
  • If you plan to drop-off or pick-up your child at Marshall, please review our Safe Loading And Unloading Zone Map.


School Starts TOMORROW!

Our teachers have been working hard in meetings and in their classrooms for days.

Desks have been arranged and classrooms assembled.
The halls have been decorated, dusted, and swept clean.

The front office staff have all their lists and forms in order.

The first-day take-home packets have all been packed.

Schedules and lesson plans are ready-to-go.

The front lawn has been trimmed and mowed.

The curbs have been freshly painted.

Even our new PAWS Lion is installed outside.

Now we just need one more thing: a few hundred smiling, happy students.

See all of you tomorrow!  Bright-and-early: 8:40 AM.  We can't wait!


Up-to-the-minute Updates: First-Day F.A.Q.

Hello Marshall Community!  The first day of school is just about a week away.  We're very excited to see all of you soon!

Do you have questions about the beginning of the school year?  Great!  We've got the answers. 

Have a look at our most-Frequently Asked Questions and Answers below:

When is the first day of school?
  • The first day of school is Thursday, August 18, 2011.
When does school start?
  • The first morning bell will ring at 8:35.  Classes begin promptly at 8:40.  Everyday.  All year.
What do I need to bring 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 11:20, 2-3 eat at 11:50, and 4-5 eat at 12:20
    On Friday all grade levels eat 1 hour earlier
  • * On the first day of school, Thursday, Aug. 18, Kindergarteners (only) will eat at 10:20
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?
  • Just give us a call at 928-773-4030.  We're happy to help!

  • Kindergarteners will eat lunch at 10:20 on Thursday, Aug. 18, and Friday August 19
  • Kindergarteners will be released at 12:25 on the first day of school, Thursday, Aug. 18, and on Friday, August 19

Other important dates and events:
  • Early Release for all grade levels EVERY FRIDAY at 12:25
  • Labor Day -- NO SCHOOL -- Monday, Sept. 5, 2011
  • Back-To-School OPEN HOUSE, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at 6:00
  • First PTO meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at 6:30 in the Library


The Marshall Magnet - Issue Zero

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Presenting our new school newsletter, The Marshall Magnet, to be published irregularly-but-consistently throughout the school year.  It's like a lot the blog, but on paper. For everyone, but especially for our families who prefer paper.

The Marshall Magnet: Issue Zero is hot off the press and currently being stuffed by our helpful volunteers (Thanks, Brandy!) into the 2011-12 Student Packets which will be distributed and sent home on the first day of school.  Lots of important information in those packets!  Some to save; some to return.  Please, keep an eye out for them.  They're dark-blue.

In the meantime, please feel free to enjoy this special sneak-peek at our new newsletter The Marshall Magnet.