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.


Chess Club starts tomorrow, September 28th!

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No registration needed for this fun before school meet-up one to students in 2nd through 6th grade.  For more information visit the Chess Club page





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Find out more about each course by clicking HERE

If you have any questions please email Missy Dixon at


Running with the Stars registration is open NOW!



The first session beings Monday, September 19th.  Click here to register!


Fall Enrichment Program sign-up starts next Tuesday, Sept. 20th

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Open Enrollment starts 9/20/16!

Programs offered include:



·     Chess Club

·    Little Scholars Newspaper Writing

·    KidKeys Piano

·    FineArtsMatter Guitar


Physical Fitness

·       Fitness Warriors

·       Running with the Stars (Registration now open! Classes begin 9/18/16)


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

·       Green Team

·       Roman’s Robots: Robot Wars

·       Roman’s Robots: Into to Tot Bots

·       Roman’s Robots: Jr. Chem Lab

·       Stem exCEL: 3D Printing

·       Stem exCEL: Minecraft Modding

·       Stem exCEL: Electronics with Minecraft Redstone


Did You Know:

The MRES PTA offers scholarships for 75% of the cost of the program for families who qualify. To find out if you qualify for one of these scholarships, contact Heather Hazard in the front office at All scholarship requests are kept confidential.


Some of our programs require parent volunteers, and parents may receive discounts on the enrichment programs in which they volunteer. To find out if the program you are interested in provides volunteer discounts, please email

Find out more about each course by clicking HERE:



If you have any questions please email Missy Dixon at


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.



Join us for the Welcome Back Ice Cream Social!

Join us for the Welcome Back Ice Cream Social on Monday, September 12, 6pm to 7:30pm. The PTA invites all students and their families to join us on the MRES basketball courts (rain or shine) as we kick off another great year at MRES!!

icecream social



Assist with Teacher Welcome Back Breakfast

Please help us welcome our incredible teachers back from the summer break with a Welcome Back Breakfast.  The breakfast will be held this Friday, August 26th.  Please use this Sign-up Genius link to indicate how you can help.  Food may be dropped off between 7:45-8:00 am with a PTA member who will collect your items as you drive through the bus lane.  Principal Heiges will begin a meeting with the teachers at 8:15 am so we need food delivered and setup assistance in advance.  Thank you for your help!


Book Your Summer

This year FCPS is endorsing a district-wide summer reading program called Book Your Summer. The program involves filling out and handing in a BINGO board “READ! Card” (which includes different reading tasks) and also some pretty great prizes.

This is a district-wide program and FCPS is giving out the following prizes – 1 student per grade level will win $50 in books and 1 student in the school will win a laptop!!

At MRES, we are also giving out spirit sticks to ALL participants!!

·         Students must fill out and hand in completed READ! Cards (like a BINGO board) to participate

·         READ! Cards must be handed in by September 7th (can be submitted online or in person)

For more details visit:


Order School Supplies for 2016-17 School Year

Want to check off an item on your summer to-do list? School supply ordering for next year is available online now! Click here to order your child’s supplies for the 2016-17 school year. Our school code is MAR000 (MAR and 3 zeros).
Orders placed by July 15 will be sent to Marshall Road and will be waiting for your child in their classroom during Open House. This is a convenient service provided by the PTA and not a fundraiser.


BTS Supply


Spring Concerts June 7th and June 16th

Spring Concerts:

June 7th at 7pm (Band and Strings)*

June 16th at 7pm (Chorus and Picks and Sticks) 

*Please walk through the cafeteria before or after the June 7th concert to see art work your student has created through the Art Smart program.  Classroom art class projects will be on display throughout the hallways.  




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.


2016-17 PTA Board Nominees



Many thanks to Cindy Iwan, Anna Moore, Urvi Desai for agreeing to serve on the PTA Board for the 2016-17 school year.  Also many thanks to Andrea Kramer who will continue in her role as Treasurer on the Board.  To read more about all the candidates please click here.  The role of Secretary is still open. The job description is as follows:

-Records the minutes of all meetings of the PTA
-Keeps official copies and files of PTA bylaws and business
-May act as a member ex officio of any committee

If you are interested in serving in this role please contact Missy Dixon or Cindy Iwan at


Food4Thought End of Year Update!

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Food 4 Thought has had a great year with quite a few Churches donating on a monthly basis, which has really kept us going this year. We have prepared on average 60 bags per week for an approximate total of 2,300 bags, or 9,200 meals! We could not have done it without the generous donations of the following groups:

Ephiphany Episcopal Church– monthly donations of 100 bags!

Christ Church — monthly donations of needed items

Christian Science of Fairfax (Sunday School)– 20 bags per month

Jack and Jill of Reston –2 separate drop-offs of bags

Oakton United Methodist Church — regular delivery of items

St. Marks Spirit Team –one-time 13 bags

Brownie Troop — one-time 21 bags

Chesterbrook Elem 6th graders — one-time delivery of bags

Thoreau student (Kashav)– one-time delivery 12 bags

St. Marks confirmation class –making delivery October 2016

As you can see we have a variety of groups that have helped us out this year, so if you are involved with an organization that you think might be able to work with us next year please get in touch with Kristen Wilson, PTA liaison or Jean Wyman, MRES social worker.

We also did a few food drives within the school but because of these generous donations we didn’t have the need to do too much of our own food-raising this year.

Summer plans: the past two years we have been able to provide each family with 2 boxes of food and other supplies, in July and August to help get them through the summer. We do not have that finalized at this time but have a few groups that have helped out in the past who we are hoping will help again this summer.

This year we started off the very first week of school, so we hope to be able to do that again this September.


Kristen Wilson

Chair, Food4Thought


Thank you!!!!


Thank you to ALL the volunteers and businesses that made this a Teacher Appreciation Week that the teachers, staff and students at Marshall Road Elementary won’t forget for a LONG time.

HUGE thanks to Danielle Cook who was this year’s Chair and Mastermind for the event. She took on one of the biggest events of the year and this is her first year at our school (she is a preant of a Kindergartner!!!). Thank you to Tanya McClelland who worked her magic on the bulletin boards and helped to turn Room 110 into a 50’s Drive-in Movie. Thank you to Coleen McDermott Chapman who coordinated the breakfast and transformed the library into the ‘Breakfast Club’ and thank you to all the parents who donated food and drinks for the breakfast. Many thanks to Kim Philpott helped turn the Teacher Lounge into a 90’s Coffeeshop. Thank you to Mona Kamel who worked both the Monday and Friday events and at the last minute coordinated getting food for the Friday food “tasting” so we could turn it in to a full lunch for the teachers. The Friday International lunch would not have been possible without Eun Joo Kim, Eung Ji Kim, Sanghee Jeon, Younsun Hur, Eunjoo Lee, Hyunsuk Jung, Emily Eunyoung Kim and Sinah kim. These volunteers brought an enormous amount of delicious Korean food. Thank you to Asha Desai for the Indian samsoas for the lunch and thank you to the MRES Office Staff and Administration who not only hosted an ice cream sundae bar for the teachers on Friday but ran out in the rain and purchased and picked up food for the International Lunch. We couldn’t do anything without the support of Carol, Karlen, and Heather in the office. Also, thank you to Elizabeth Terry-Humen, Chitra Sharma, Seth Kaplan, and Melissa Kreiling for chipping in and tackling so many projects.


Lastly, many thanks to our own Kindergraten teacher , Janne Hudner, who sercured so many of the gift cards from busineeses that were raffled throughout the week. At the end of the week the PTA purchased a small amount of $5 Starbucks gift cards so EVERY single teacher won something during Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to Beth Eachus who took that on at the last minute!


Thank you to all the businesses that donated gift cards or items

for this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week:

Born 2 Dance

Tysons Eyebrows

Chase the Submarine


Great Harvest Bread

Pazzo Pomodoro

Skorpios Maggio’s

Maplewood Grill

Joe’s Pizza and Pasta

Sweet Ginger


Norm’s Beer and Wine

Foster’s Grille

Massage Envy

Central Nails

Glory Days

Pie Gourmet

Elevation Burger

Pure Pasty

Sweet City Desserts

Carraige House Bakery

Freddy’s of Fairfax (donation of food for 50’s Drive-in movie)

Bawadi Mediterranean Grill and Sweets Café (discount for food)

Caffe Amouri (discount for coffee order)



Field Day June 9

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