Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey

We like to believe, here at Marshall Magnet School, that our doors are always open to you.  We want you to view us as a place where you can easily get involved and have your voice heard.  This is because, most of all, we want to be the very best learning place for your child that we can possibly be.

One simple way to let us know how we're doing, or what you'd like to see us do better, or more often, or differently, is to fill out our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey.  It's available online right now, in both English or Spanish.  Or you can stop by the school office anytime and pick up a printed copy to fill out at your convenience.

Deadline extended! The survey will be available in the office and online through May 15th.  We hope you will take a few minutes to let us know how we're doing.

Thanks!

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Marshall Online Weather Station

We're excited to report that our new Marshall School online weather station, a component of our ongoing, burgeoning Science Lab development project (Have you seen all the new cabinetry, tables, and stuff?), has been installed on our rooftop, and it's data tables and current readings are now available to you, your family, and your students online 24-7.

It's a fantastic device, able to provide our entire community with innumerable opportunities to watch the weather while studying and compiling real data for use in our classrooms.  We hope you're able to find neat, innovative ways to use it from home.

You can access the Marshall School Online Weather Center, which features current conditions, regional meteorological tables and local forecasts, as well as a live HD-camera image of the Peaks from our rooftop, via this link.

You can access a quick, up-to-the-second table of current  weather conditions at Marshall School online via this link.

If you click on the "station graph" link on the Online Weather Center page you can select a wide variety of variables to produce interesting graphs of our recent conditions. The "monthly obs" and "daily obs" links will also lead you to some great real-world data tables, though at the moment, because our station is only a few days old, these tables are still in the process of populating data.

Finally, selecting "enlarge" below the live image, will not only give you a bigger picture of the peaks to look at, but will allow you to toggle backward in time by the hour, day, or month.

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PTO Updates -- April 4, 2013


Hello Marshall Families-

We had a good PTO meeting last night [Wednesday, April 3, 2013]. Thank you to those that came to the meeting! Here are a few things we wanted to pass along-

·         Random Acts of Kindness- The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany’s 8th Annual Event is May 5th . Marshall Elementary has been a recipient of money raised from this event for many years. We always like to make sure a group from Marshall attends. There are wonderful auction items! And, on that note they are still looking for great auction items- if you have a business that could possibly donate an item or service please let me know & I’ll get you in touch with the right person. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in buying a ticket as well. If we buy tickets before April 14th the cost is $40. Thank you!

·         Spring Carnival- Wednesday, April 24th from 6-7pm
o   Volunteers needed to sell tickets to families & sell food. Please let me know ASAP if you might be available.

·         Teacher Appreciation Breakfast-May 2nd 7:30am
o   Please respond if you would like to bring something.  We can arrange for drop offs the day before or you can bring items the morning of.

·         DODGEBALL-check out the website! www.marshalldodgeball.com
o   A FUN fundraiser for all of our kids at Marshall! SUNDAY, MAY 19TH NOON
o   Help us find teams and/or sponsors! All the information you need is on the website.
o   If you have questions-ask away!

·         2nd Annual Suddenlink Teacher Supply Drive-August 9-11th  10am-7pm (weekend before school starts)
o   if you are interested in helping out at all, please let me know & I can pass your information along to Cindy Walzer.  
o   duties include: cook & serve hot dogs at WalMart to raise money to buy supplies for teachers.
o   If your child is a part of a kids group (i.e. dance, gymnastics, girl/boy scouts)-please mention if handing out flyers would be something the group could do.

·         GIRLS ON THE RUN-check out the website if you might want to help bring this to Marshall. They are trying to firm up sites for Fall 2013 at this time. http://gotrna.org/start-a-program-2/


Thank you and please remember to save your receipts if you shop at the mall or the marketplace. School Cents is still going on until APRIL 15th!



Remember to hit the ‘DONATE NOW’ button at the link above. You can make your Tax credit payment monthly and remember to pick FIELD TRIPS, EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT, ARTS OR SCIENCE!


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Site, Science and PTO this Wednesday

Just a quick, friendly reminder: We will convene our Marshall Site and Science Councils on Wednesday evening, April 3rd, at 5:30, followed by our monthly PTO meeting at 6:30.

Please join us in the Library.

As always, everyone's invited! Childcare will be provided

Hope to see you there!

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