Violin Rental Program

Mr. Coe was once a Suzuki violinist
To support the learning that takes place within our one-of-a-kind Suzuki violin magnet program we're pleased to be able to offer our Violin Rental Program to families once again this year.  For a fee of only $10.00 a month we will equip your child with a well-tuned, carefully maintained practice violin to keep and play at home throughout the school year.

To request a violin from this program, please download and complete our Violin Rental Agreement form and we will prepare an instrument for your child to take home immediately.

Every dollar raised through this program will be returned to our kindergarten, first, and second grade Suzuki violin program.

Please note: due to the replacement-value of these instruments, a $300.00 fully refundable security deposit must be assessed before an instrument can be sent home.  However, if for reasons of hardship your family is unable to provide the school with this deposit, please contact Mrs. Reasor to request an exception and we will do our best to accommodate you.


The First Teacher They'll Ever Have

Chris LeMoyne, one of our awesome kindergarten teachers, was featured on the front page of the Arizona Daily Sun this week.  Have a look.  A Day In The Life: The First Teacher They'll Ever Have.


Exploration Stations!

Join us next Thursday evening, November 8th, 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 below tell you the rest.  Please, have a look:

Hope to see you next Thursday!


Tax Credit Information

It's never too soon to begin to plan to make your annual Tax Credit contribution to Marshall School.  The program provides great advantages both to you and your child's school.  All Tax Credit contributions must be received by December 31, 2012.

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?  Chiefly because of the Tax Credit contributions made to our school each year.

As demonstrated by our imaginary tax-payers below (click an image 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 opportunity to provide direct support to Marshall School's unique magnet programs is your chance to make the decision about precisely how your tax dollars are spent to directly benefit your child's, and every child's, public school experience at Marshall Magnet School.

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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.  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.

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!

Below we've provided a per-grade-level break-down of the costs of our special magnet-school programs during the 2011-2012 school year, which were paid for entirely by grants and Tax Credit contributions:
Kinder (104 students)
Magnet Programs: Reggio Emilia Art Integration ($11,500), Suzuki Violin 30 min twice/ week ($10,633) and Water in our World Science Program ($600) Total Cost: $22,733.00 Cost per Kindergarten Student: $218.59

1st Grade (94 students)

Magnet Programs: Suzuki Violin 30 min twice/ week ($9,417.80) and The Explorers Science Program $1,000.00 Total Cost: $10,417.80 Cost per 1st Grade Student: $110.83

2nd Grade (101 students)

Magnet Programs: Suzuki Violin 30 min twice/ week ($10,329.20) and Communities Science Program $6,000.00 Total Cost: $16,329.20 Cost per 2nd Grade Student: $161.68

3rd Grade (101 students)

Magnet Programs: Professional Dance Instruction 30 min week ($2,362.50) and From the Ground Up Science Program ($4,000.00) Total Cost: $6,362.50 Cost per 3rd Grade Student: $63.00

4th Grade (78 students)

Magnet Programs: Author in Residence $3,200.00 and Adaptations and Interactions Science Program ($3,100.00), Heritage Garden Project ($1,600.00) Total Cost: $7,900.00 Cost per 4th Grade Student: $101.28

5th Grade (63 students)

Magnet Programs: Japanese Taiko Drumming ($6,560.00) and Space Science Program ($1,000) Total Cost: $7,560.00 Cost per 5th Grade Student: $120.00

4/5 Multiage Art and Science Integration Program (51 students): $3,500.00

Cost per Student: $68.63

Total magnet 2011-2012 budget $102,802.50
Total # of students who benefit: 597
Average Cost per Marshall Student: $172.20
Please remember: In order to have it applied to your 2012 tax return, you must make your Tax Credit contribution before December 31, 2012.  Married couples filing jointly may contribute up to $400.00. Single taxpayers may give up to $200.00.  But 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 below.


Conferences Start Tomorrow!


Mustang Madness News - October 2012

Hot off the press, it's the October 2012 edition of the Mustang Madness Newscast, starring the students in Mrs. Arnold's fifth grade class.

A huge special thanks goes out to our awesome in-house tech-guru, Mr. Shaddy, for his great work on this collaborative project!

Tune in to the newscast find out more about:

  • Mr. Coe, our principal
  • Mrs. Hudson's Fit Kids class
  • The October school calendar
  • The Mustang Gallop fundraiser
Please note: the correct time for early dismissal during Parent Teacher Conferences this week has been changed to 11:45 (not 12:25).



Parent Teacher Conferences Oct. 17-19

Parent Teacher Conferences will happen this week, on October 17th, 18th, and 19th, at Marshall Magnet School.

All students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in order to accommodate our conference schedule.

Please plan accordingly.  Thanks!


A busy week ahead!

Hello Marshall families!

It promises to be a busy week at Marshall Magnet School this week.

Wednesday, October 3, 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 school Wednesday morning.

A permission slip will be sent home with bus-students today. 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.

If you typically bring your student to school in the morning early for FACTS, there will be adults to walk with your child from the Armory to the school beginning at 7:45 AM. Likewise, if you typically deliver your children to school by car, you're also welcomed to drop your students off at the Armory to walk with a teacher or parent-volunteer beginning at 8:00.

Later in the day on Wednesday October 3, Marshall's Site and Science Councils will meet in the Library at 5:00 PM. The PTO will meet afterward at 6:30. You are welcomed and encouraged to attend each of these meetings.

Just a quick reminder that Marshall's annual fundraiser, the Mustang Gallop jog-a-thon, will take place during the school day on Friday, October 5th. There's still some time to collect contributions. Proceeds from this year's fundraiser are earmarked for playground improvements at Marshall. Thanks for your participation in this important effort.

Last of all, don't forget to register to vote. Monday, October 8th, is the last day for you to get registered for the upcoming election in November. We have voter registration information in the office, or you can register online at