PTA Meeting and Technology Presentation

PTA Membership Meeting – Monday, April 3 at 9:30 am in the cafeteria

Be sure to join us at our next PTA membership meeting at which we will feature a presentation by staff of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness on technology and how to work with our children to utilize social media and online resources safely and appropriately.  There will also be updates on nominations for PTA leadership for 2017-18, reports on upcoming PTA-sponsored events, and school news from Principal Heiges.

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Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Night

Marshall Road Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Night
March 2, 2017, 6:00-7:00 pm
Come to a night of reading and activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss Night in the gym, cafeteria, and K-pod. Listen to teacher celebrities read their favorite Dr. Seuss books!
All students are welcome to attend with an adultStudents can also bring your favorite book and beach towel to enjoy reading in the gym with some special teacher readers.  

Fundraiser Launch at Chase the Submarine in Vienna!

During one of Ms. Emily Ratzenberger, 6th grade classes, her students were asked to write a persuasive essay.  After finding out that their teacher assistant, Mrs. Ma owns Chase the Submarine, some students chose to write their persuasive essay on:  naming a sub after their teacher Ms Ratzenberger.

So, after the kids voted on the new name for a chicken salad sub: “The Emilycious”, Chase the Submarine owners decided that proceeds from the sale of all “Emilycious” subs will be used to purchase and donate a technology cart to Marshall Road Elementary.

To participate in the fundraiser, order an “Emilycious” (chicken) sandwich through the month of February and proceeds go toward technology at MRES! Visit the Fundraiser’s Facebook page at


Girl Scouts Camp Registration

Join Girl Scouts and become part of an amazing organization for girls from Kindergarten to 12th grade. There will be sample Girl Scout meetings at MRES on Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, and Feb 27th.

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Virginia Lottery Super Teachers Nominations -due by February 13!

In partnership with the Virginia PTA and The Supply Room Companies, eight educators from across the state will be selected this spring as a Super Teacher and receive $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in classroom supplies. Spread the word and who knows…a passionate, creative and innovative educator you know could be the next Super Teacher! For details visit


Marshall Road PTA presents Mulan Jr.

This production is open to 5th & 6th graders. Auditions will be held in the cafeteria on Monday January 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th. You may sign up online by clicking here! Please note you only have to attend one audition on one of these days. Rehearsals will take place before school Monday-Friday in the cafeteria from 7:30am-9am. Please be advised there can be no make up rehearsals, your attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory. If you are interested in tech crew do not attend auditions instead please sign up for a tech crew spot on the sign up sheet outside of Room 209. There will be a registration fee of $100 for all participating members of the cast and crew.

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MRES 27th Annual International Night

MRES will host our 27th Annual International Night on Friday, February 17th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Come and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the diverse cultures that make up our school and community.

Sign up starts January 17th and dolls for students will be sent home. 

Decorated dolls  & Sign Up Sheets are due January 31st. 

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Winter/Spring Enrichment Programs Coming Soon!

Information and course descriptions about the Winter/Spring 2017 Enrichment courses will be coming home in students Tuesday Folders on January 17, 2017 in addition to being on the PTA website Activity page. The Winter/Spring Enrichment Programs will run from the week of February 13th through the week of May 1st. Registration will open on Monday, January 23rd and will close on Friday Feb. 3rd. Any questions can be directed to Missy Dixon at


Crayon Drive

Girl Scout Troop 6891 will be conducting a Crayon Drive at Marshall Road! Please bring your used, broken, new, and/or old crayons to Marshall Road and leave them in the box in the lobby labeled “Crayon Donations.” The box will be in the lobby from Monday January 9th through Friday January 20th.

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PTA Meeting and Family Service Project

Marshall Road PTA invites you to Fight Hunger and “Spread the Love”

Come join us on Monday, January 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm for an evening dedicated to helping our community!  While you attend a PTA meeting in the library, your kids will be in the cafeteria with Girl Scout Troop 6777 making turkey and cheese sandwiches to be donated to Martha’s Table, which serves up to 500 sandwiches each night to those who cannot afford a meal.

If you are able to assist with donations of needed items, please sign-up here.


Questions? Contact Cindy Iwan at


Playground Meet and Greets

Playground Meet and Greets are on hold and will resume when the weather gets warmer.


MRES Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please support the MRES Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The food drive will run from Monday, November 14th through Wednesday, November 16th. All food collected will be donated to Food for Others.

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CHO Christmas Bike Give Away Program

CHO Christmas Bike Give Away Program: The Committee for Helping Others is looking for gently used bikes for its Christmas Program for families in need in our community. If you have a bike in good riding condition that you no longer need, please donate it to the CHO Christmas Bike Program. Bikes can be dropped off on November 12 and November 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Vienna Presbyterian Church (Mill Street entrance). If you have questions, please contact Thank you for your help!


Thanksgiving Luncheon is November 17th

Thanksgiving Luncheon is November 17th. Join your kids at school for a special lunch. See the flyer below for the schedule of class times and lunch prices. Volunteers are needed to help make the day run smoothly. To sign up to volunteer click here and receive a free lunch!

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Federal Impact Aid

FEDERAL IMPACT AID: School Year 2016-2017
* Federal Impact Aid is a law that provides a way for the federal government to reimburse local school districts for the loss of property and business tax support associated with federally connected lands.
* The funding that your child’s school receives from the Impact Aid directly impacts his or her education by providing replacement funding for operating expenses such as materials, equipment, staff, special education programming, and building improvements as part of the general funding to FCPS.

WHAT CAN YOU DO AS PARENTS? – It’s simple: Each year your child receives the Federal Survey form that requests confidential information regarding his/her federal connection (including military dependents). Simply by thoroughly completing and promptly returning this brief survey, you contribute to your child’s school funding! Every student must complete this form each year.
* Incomplete forms cannot be submitted for Impact Aid; thereby creating a loss of funding for FCPS.
* Information provided is protected under Privacy Laws.

For more information, please contact Shelly Koshuta at 703-937-1500 or email


Family Fitness Night is this Friday, October 21st!

What do you get when you mix a dance party, fitness center, spa, kid activities, and fitness expo….Marshall Road’s first Family Fitness Night – October 21st from 6 to 8 pm.

Dance! Try yoga, Karate, or Taekwondo!  Meet the businesses in our community who provide services that improve your health! No sales, just free information, prizes and fun! Put your name in each booth’s raffle to win free stuff like a birthday party hosted by Enshin Karate or 5 free yoga classes from Sun and Moon Yoga, and much, much more! Test your fitness level at Lifetime Fitness’s booth, or get a free massage at the massage booth. Free healthy snacks will also be provided! This is an allergy friendly event with all food in its own package or peel and no peanuts! You can also stop by the Book Fair to get some great books! Don’t miss out on this fun PTA event! See you Friday!




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Many of the Enrichment Programs will be starting this week. A few classes still have space and registration has been extended till midnight Tuesday, October 11th.  Please check the Enrichment Program page to see what courses are still Open!

Click here to go to the Enrichment Program Page

For nay questions please contact Missy Dixon, Enrichment Program Coordinator at


School Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 6.

Pictures are provided as a service to our parents, and are also a valuable fundraiser for our school.

Your child has been provided with a Picture Order Envelope in their Tuesday folder. Parents can purchase pictures by completing the order form on the Picture Order Envelope and inserting a check or cash, or paying online with a credit card at The Picture Order Envelope must be completed even if ordering online, and the confirmation code written on the form; all Picture Order Envelopes should be returned to school with your child and given to the teacher. All students will be photographed for the yearbook regardless of whether pictures are purchased or not.

If you did not receive an envelope or have misplaced it, extra envelopes are available in the office.


2016 All For Books Coin Challenge

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International Walk to School Day is October 5th!

The Marshall Road Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is committed to helping provide our children with safe walking routes to school by working with the Town of Vienna on current and future sidewalk projects, as well as supporting other local elementary school’s SRTS programs and efforts.

Brian Daurenheim has been heading up the Bike Train and Walking Wednesday and is looking for some volunteers who loves to bike to help with the Bike Train and who can be at the school early to help with International Walk to School Day on October 5th.

International Walk to School Day is next Wednesday, October 5th.  We give away some goodies besides the usual “toe tokens” and have a banner for the kids to sign. We want to have goodies at both the usual corner of Marshall Rd as well as at the Dellwood side of the school, so we need two sets of volunteers. If you can volunteer for help out with International Walk to School Day, please sign up here.

We have Bike Trains on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, except during the winter. We particularly need help with the afternoons but would be grateful for any help! If you are interested, please sign up here.