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Please take the PTA’s End-of-year Survey

It’s that time again – the school year is almost over, and the PTA wants to know your thoughts on how we did this year! Please help the PTA better serve the MRES community next year by participating in a short survey. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J86JXNZ and share your feedback. Thank you for your time!
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Congratulations to 2018-19 PTA Board!

Congratulations and a very big thank you are in order for our PTA members who have been elected to serve in leadership next school year.  At the May 23 PTA meeting, a previously announced partial slate of candidates plus additional candidates who were nominated from the floor were elected as the 2018-19 PTA Board.  These leaders are:

President – Anna Moore
1st Vice President – Amanda DuFrayne
2nd Vice President – Mel Keppel
Treasurer – Laura Parker
Secretary – Helen Lee

The PTA is grateful for these members’ willingness to give so generously of their time and energy to direct the PTA’s advocacy, communication, and community-enrichment efforts next school year.

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Volunteer Appreciation

Marshall Road PTA is as strong as our volunteers! At our May 23 membership meeting we celebrating the amazing accomplishments of our volunteers during the past school year. Couldn’t make it to the meeting? You can view the presentation HERE.

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School Supply Orders

School supply orders can now be placed online! Save time and money and order your supplies by July 14, 2018. Orders will be shipped directly to Marshall Road and will be waiting for your student at Open House. Go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and enter school ID MAR000 (3 letters and 3 numbers). Follow the directions to complete your order. Check an item off the list for the summer!

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Marshall Road Sidewalk Construction Begins March 26

The Town of Vienna, with funding from a VDOT grant, is undertaking a sidewalk construction project that will greatly benefit pedestrians and cyclists that travel to and from Marshall Road Elementary School. The existing asphalt path along the south side of Marshall Road SW, from MRES to Trowbridge Place, will be replaced with a concrete sidewalk. The road elevation will be adjusted from Rachel Lane to Trowbridge Place, and new curb, gutter and sidewalk will be installed on the south side of the road. Additionally, new curb ramps will be installed throughout the Marshall Road SW corridor, and new traffic control devices (i.e., signage, pavement markings, etc.) will be installed in order to improve pedestrian awareness and provide traffic-calming measures.

This construction project will begin on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the start of the MRES spring break.  Work is anticipated to be done by June 23, 2018. For several weeks, both lanes of Marshall Road SW were closed to thru traffic from Pickett Place to Rachel Lane. As of April 17, 2018, Marshall Road is now open to thru traffic. Construction on the project will continue through the end of June but the majority of the road, curb/gutter, and sidewalk work has been completed and is safe for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

If you would like to receive weekly e-mail updates about this sidewalk construction project, please send a request with your name and e-mail address to Town of Vienna, Department of Public Works Construction Inspector Emily Goodman at egoodman@viennava.gov to be added to the alerts list.

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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.