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Parents, please remember, for school-security reasons, ALL parents, students, and other visitors to the school MUST always enter Marshall Magnet School through the front doors of the school.  ALL other exterior doors will remain closed and locked at all times during the school day.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this creates, but nevertheless must also be adamant that there can be absolutely NO exceptions to this policy.   

Please never attempt to enter the school through other doors, most especially those at the south end of the building near Ms. Ronn’s medically-fragile student classroom.  The Special Education bus lane and the south-doors must remain clear AT ALL TIMES in order to permit our many disabled students easy access to the building.  

Thanks for your consideration.

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Open House Night -- Thursday, Aug. 22

Hope we see you!

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Text of tonight's robo-call -- Aug. 14, 2013

Hello Marshall families,

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff I'd like to say thanks for making the first few days of school so great! We've appreciated everyone's patience, flexibility, and positive attitude as we've worked hard to get everyone enrolled and into their new classrooms over the course of the past three days. Thanks for making both our morning intake and afternoon dismissal times go so smoothly, too. Best of all: thank you kindergarten parents for being in-place yesterday to meet your child at the bus stop for the first time. No kindergarten students were returned to Marshall yesterday afternoon, the first day kindergarteners rode the bus with everyone else. We can't remember the last time that happened. Way to go!

We'd like to remind you that our FACTS program can supervise students before school beginning at 6:45 AM and until 6:00 in the evening and financial assistance scholarships are available to families who qualify. However, at Marshall, we're otherwise not equipped to provide supervision for your child before 8:15, when our two crossing guards go on duty, the cafeteria opens for breakfast, and our teacher-supervised morning outdoor recess time begins. Please don't drop your children at the school before 8:15 unless they are enrolled in FACTS. We appreciate your consideration in this matter.

Please, likewise remember, that the red-painted curbs near the school indicate zones where you should not park to release your children from your car. Please park in either parking lot across the street, or in the neighborhood beyond the school, the let your children out of the car in the morning. Flag PD can and will ticket you if you let your children out of the car in the red zones.

Last of all, please don't forget, Friday is always an early dismissal-day for all students at Marshall. We will dismiss all students at 12:25 every Friday afternoon. Please plan accordingly.

Thanks again for an excellent first-few-days! Well done, Marshall!

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Text of tonight's Robo-call -- August 9, 2013

Hello Marshall families,

School starts this Monday morning, August 12!  Can you believe it?!  We've been hard-at-work all week here at Marshall, getting everything ready for you, and we're super-excited to see you back at school soon.

FACTS-families, please take note: FACTS begins on Monday morning at 6:45 AM.  If you haven't already signed up, please come prepared to pay your first-fees and we'll be happy to enroll your child on-the-spot.  And we have more great news for our FACTS families, too!  We will be hosting the before-and-afterschool FACTS program in our portable classrooms this year.   To get to FACTS, all you need to do is drive down the fire-lane on the north side of the building and park adjacent to the buildings at the back of the school.  We hope this change-of-placement makes drop-off and pick-up more a lot more convenient for you.

Kindergarten-parents, please remember: Kindergarten students ONLY will eat lunch at 10:30 on Monday morning ONLY.  We will dismiss kindergarteners at 11:30 on Monday morning ONLY.  Starting Tuesday, your child will be on our typical schedule, just like everybody else.

I'd like to wish the entire Marshall School community another safe, healthy, and happy school year.

See you all on Monday morning!

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What's in our rain-gauge?

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There's been a lot of talk recently about Flagstaff's record-breaking July rainfall.  The official NOAA gauge at Pulliam Airport recorded 7.58 inches of precip for the month, which actually tied the old record set in 1919.

Did you know: we have our own, state-of-the-art weather station at Marshall Magnet School?  It's true!  And it's been gathering detailed weather information for several months now.  We're excited about the many fresh, new opportunities it will give all of our students to study, first-hand, things like meteorology, Earth's atmosphere, statistics and the physical sciences, as well as integrate real-world weather data and observations into our core subject areas.  We think every science magnet school should have its very own weather station!

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For July 2013 our station (officially identified as weather-station FLGMM) recorded 6.64 inches of rain, which, while not as much as the airport, still seems like a lot of precipitation... imagine if that much water had fallen as snow... we'd still be buried!

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Another cool component of our weather station is the high-def camera that's installed along with the rain-collector, anemometer and other cool, scientific instruments mounted on the roof of the school.  It's remote controlled, so we can point it anywhere, but we tend to keep it focused on our most-impressive local landmark, the San Franciso Peaks.  We've heard from several sources that it's been used on the weather-cast on KTVK Channel 3 several times recently, and even on the national news at least once, each time credited as Marshall Magnet School's very own live camera image.  Isn't that cool?  We sure think so!

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Text of ConnectEd Call: Sunday, Aug 4th

"Hello Marshall families. 

On behalf of our entire faculty and staff I'd like to say welcome back to school to everyone. We've got several important updates for you prior to the start of the school year, next Monday, August 12.


If you aren't following us on Facebook, you may not be aware that our 2013-2014 class lists are already posted on the front windows of the school. Please come by and check them out when you have a chance. Sorry, but we're not able to publish these lists online.


Classes begin on Monday, August 12, for all students. Monday the 12th will be a regular school day for everyone except our new kindergarteners, who will be dismissed at 11:30 on Monday.


Our bell schedule will remain the same this year. The first bell will ring at 8:35 and the tardy bell at 8:40 every morning. We will dismiss school at 3:20 Monday through Thursday and at 12:25 every Friday.


Several important forms will be sent home with your child during the first week of school. Please complete and return them as soon as you're able. Of particular concern to our school, due to their direct impacts on our state and federal funding, are the Free And Reduced Price Lunch form and the Arizona State Residency Form. It is of great benefit to our entire school to have every family complete the Free and Reduced Price lunch form. And it is a state requirement that each family return the Residency Form to us along with some form of proof of residency, such as a copy of your driver's licence or a utility bill. Please keep in mind, this form serves only to document your residency in Arizona, not your immigration or naturalization status.


Thanks for listening. See you on the first day of school: next Monday, August 12!"

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