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Celebrate Read Across America Week!

In support of national literacy movements inspired by Dr. Seuss, our Marshall Road community will be celebrating Read Across America the week of February 26-March 2.  As a kick-off to the week, author and illustrator Henry Cole will be speaking with students in grades 3-6 this Friday, February 23; students are encouraged to bring in their personal copies of Mr. Cole’s books for signing by the author during his school visit.

Read Across America week itself will include several in-school activities for students, including buddy reading with other classes and surprise moments of “Drop Everything And Read” (DEAR).  Students and their families are heartily invited to share their love of reading together in special events planned before or after school.  The PTA is sponsoring opportunities for bookmark crafting, poetry readings, and the ever popular Dr. Seuss Night with read-alouds of Dr. Seuss books by MRES teachers.  For the full schedule of events, please see our Read Across America page.  In order to offer these activities, teachers and parents are working together and we ask you to consider volunteering a bit of your time; you may sign-up here.

Most importantly, remember to pause and enjoy reading with your children!

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Spring Musical will be Lion King, Jr.

This year’s MRES spring musical production will be the Lion King, Jr.  Directed by Ms. Yazzy Boiragee with musical direction by Ms. Kraus, this PTA enrichment activity is open to participation from 5th & 6th graders. Students interested in tech crew positions (e.g., stage manager, props coordinator, makeup artist, sound or lighting tech) should attend the Tech Crew Interest Session this Friday, January 12 at 8:30 am on the gym stage.  Students interested in singing and acting roles should attend one of the Auditions held on Tuesday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 17 in the cafeteria. Sign up in advance for one audition date by clicking here!

Rehearsals will take place before school on Mondays-Fridays from 7:30-9 am, while tech crew work sessions will meet most Fridays with an occasional Thursday, also from 7:30-9 am. Please be advised there can be no make-up rehearsals or tech crew sessions, so attendance at all scheduled meetings is mandatory. There will be a registration fee of $100 for all participating members of the cast and crew.  Further information can be found here.

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Junior Great Books

Help cultivate critical and creative thinkers by volunteering your time with Junior Great Books!

Junior Great Books is a reading series that uses an interpretive discussion approach to help students find meaning in text and is run by YOU, parent volunteers, using classic children’s literature.

We need your help. Volunteers take a small group for 30-45 minutes once a week for four weeks. There is an easy-to-follow leader’s guide and the school provides all materials. Training is provided to all volunteers.

More information HERE

Contact lisa_kelso@me.com or graemejennison@yahoo.com

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Art Smart is Back!

🎨 ArtSmart is Back! 🎨

The full-year ArtSmart program is back during 2017-18 with the continued flexibility of last year’s on-line access for docents and teachers. To make it a success, please consider filling one of the open positions below.

WANTED: 2 volunteers to help plan a single artist/style presentation for ArtSmart this year. No experience necessary, just an enthusiasm to bring additional art enrichment into the classrooms. All work can done outside of the 9am – 5pm time period. The artists/styles this year include:

* Henri Matisse (taken)
* Helen Frankenthaler
* Piet Mondrian (taken)
* Chinese Ink Drawing

Please contact Elizabeth Terry-Humen at artsmart@marshallroadpta.org if you are interested.

 

For additional information about Art Smart visit the MRES PTA Art Smart Page

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Chess Club begins Tuesday, September 12th (new day of week!)

 

 

The Chess Club will begin on Tuesday, September 12th and continue every other week.  For the full schedule please go to the Chess Club page by clicking HERE

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New Learning Model at FCPS

FCPS is introducing a new learning model. To learn more about the change in the focus of education in Fairfax County, watch the video.

 

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New Visitor/Volunteer Check-in System

A message from MARSHALL ROAD ES

Dear Marshall Road Families,
Beginning Monday, May 23rd MRES will start using the new FCPS Visitor/Volunteer Management System. You will need a valid driver’s license or another state or federally issued ID (such as a passport) to sign in. We are excited about this new system because it will provide one more layer of security for our students.
Although the new system has many upgrades including a “touch screen”, you will not be able to sign your child IN or OUT for an appointment using the new system yet. If you need to sign your child IN or OUT, please continue to use our computer sign-in/sign-out for your child.
It may take a day or two for us to become proficient in this new system, so please be patient with us as we learn a new way of doing business.

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Parent information on bullying

The latest research shows that one in three children is directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim or both. Many of those who are not directly involved witness others being bullied on a regular basis. Parents, as well as schools, have the power to help reduce bullying. Here are some tips on how you can help.

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