We did it!

The 7th Annual Runathon was a HUGE success!  Together we brought in over $30,000 in donations, far exceeding the goal of $25,000.  Thank you to everyone who donated money, time, and resources to this important fundraiser.  Runathon Chairs Missy Walsh and Elizabeth Terry-Humen deserve special recognition, along with a host of dedicated volunteers and teachers who worked hard over several months to make the Runathon a success.  Students have earned their Pajama Day prize!  Pajama day is Friday, December 15.  Congrats everyone!


Donate to the Runathon!


Roadrunners ran over 9000 laps on Friday during the Runathon! Simply amazing! Keep the energy going all week long. Donations and envelopes are due no later than Monday, November 20. Raffle drawings and prizes will be announced Wednesday, Nov 22.

Want a unique way to ask family and friends for donations?  Consider making a video message. A sample donation letter can be found here.

Donate online and be sure to mention your student’s name/ grade under “purpose”.


Nominations for Outstanding MRES Employee!

Have you experienced an outstanding MRES employee?  Nominate them for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Award!  Beginning November 1st, parents, students, staff, and community members may submit a nomination for a Marshall Road ES Outstanding Employee through this link. Last year our own Ms. Dixie Mazur, Music Teacher, won Outstanding Elementary New Teacher!


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

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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 if you are interested.


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


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


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.



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.


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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