Late-July 2013: Updates and Frequently Asked Questions

Hello Marshall families, 

Hope your summer is going well!   It won't be long, however, before we're all back together for the 2013-2014 school year.

We've been hard at work since June hiring a few new people, reassigning several others, and putting together a  number of exciting new programs and plans for the coming school year.  

We hope the information below answers many of your questions about the coming year.  However, if we've left something out, or you'd just like to have your question answered by a real-live person, please give us a call... the office is open 8-4 Monday-Thursday from now on: 928 773 4030.

Classroom lists 

They will be posted on the school's front window first-thing in the morning next Monday, July 29!  We can't publish class lists on the Internet.  Sorry.  

Please remember: We don't have a system in place for taking parental requests for teacher or classroom placements at Marshall because our fine teachers, who know your children quite well, spend hours and hours at the end of the school year placing each and every student, by hand, and with very careful consideration, into his/her class for the coming school year.  

We do our level-best to give each Marshall student the very best placement possible, in what we believe are the most fairly balanced, diverse, well-constructed, and interesting classrooms in town.  We trust you'll give all of our excellent, unique, and highly qualified teachers a chance to impress you with their talents and ability!

New Staff and New Roles!

  • Ms. Hurley henceforth shall be known to all as Mrs. Housholder because she got married this summer!
  • Ms. Alonso-Paez will join the Marshall staff as our new full-time, in-house Special Education teacher
  • Ms. Coates will be our new Technology teacher.  She will also work with our Special Education team, too.
  • Ms. Torres will be our new general aide in the front office, the lunchroom and on the lunchtime playground.
  • Ms. Giguere will be our new Fit Kids Specialist in the afternoon.
  • Ms. Edwards will be our new Positive Behavior Support Specialist.
  • Ms. Janeway will be the kindergarten classroom aide in Ms. Householder's classroom
  • Ms. Brimhall will work as a paraprofessional with the team in our medically-fragile classroom.
  • Ms. Ballard will return to the classroom teaching fifth grade!
  • Ms. IngolsMs. Perkins, and Ms. Hadden will collaborate to teach a multi-age first-second-third grade Structured English Immersion classroom for our English Language Learners!
  • Ms. Grimmett will join our staff from Puente de Hozho to teach a third-fourth grade multi-age class!
  • Ms. Arnold will teach a fourth-fifth grade multi-age class!
  • Ms. Shaw will join the first-grade team!
  • Ms. Stern and Ms. Ronn will collaborate more closely than ever to create a more ideal learning place for the special-needs students in their classrooms!
  • Ms. Reasor will provide expert guidance alongside our classroom teachers in our new Art & Science Lab!
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

When is the first day of school?
  • The first day of school is Monday, August 12, 2013.
What time does school start?
  • The first morning bell will ring at 8:35.  Classes begin promptly at 8:40 with the late-bell.  This happens every day.  All year.
What should we bring to school 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 11:35, 2-3 eat at 12:05, and 4-5 eat at 12:35
  • On Friday all grade levels eat 1 hour earlier
  • * On the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 12, all Kindergarteners will eat at 10:30
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?
  • The school office is officially office open 8-4 daily. Just give us a call at 928-773-4030.  We're always happy to help!
FOR KINDERGARTEN PARENTS ONLY:
  • Kindergarteners will eat lunch at 10:30 on Monday, Aug. 12, and Friday August 16
  • Kindergarteners will be released at 11:30 on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 12, and as usual on Friday, August 16
Other important dates and events:
  • Early Release for all grade levels EVERY Friday at 12:25
  • Labor Day -- NO SCHOOL -- Monday, Sept. 2, 2012
  • Back-To-School OPEN HOUSE, Tuesday, August 22, 2013, 5:30-7:00PM

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