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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 president@marshallroadpta.org.

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Playground Meet and Greets

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

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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 edjporter8@gmail.com. Thank you for your help!

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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 mmarcumkoshu@fcps.edu.

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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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FALL 2016 ENRICHMENT COURSES

 

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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 enrichment@marshallroadpta.org

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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 SplendidPrepay.com. 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.

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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.

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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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ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

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ALL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ARE NOW OPEN! LIMITED SPACES SO ENROLL NOW!

Find out more about each course by clicking HERE

If you have any questions please email Missy Dixon at enrichment@marshallroadpta.org

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Running with the Stars registration is open NOW!

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The Running with the Stars program involves students throughout Loudoun and Fairfax Counties in Virginia.  Participants train before school two times a week with a coach, typically a parent or teacher, to prepare for a 5K run/jog.  This is a non-competitive activity where we encourage the kids to strive for their own personal best. Our goal is to promote overall health and an interest in exercise.  Ultimately, the kids will have a great time being active with their friends and build confidence along the way.
Practice will be held twice a week on Mondays and Fridays from 8:15am to 9:10am and will meet in the gym. We will run/train outdoors, weather permitting.  In case of bad weather, we will practice in the gym.  If FCPS is closed or opens on a delay schedule, we will not meet that day. Minimum enrollment of 10 students required to hold this program. Max enrollment: 50  
Registration for Fall 2017 session will begin August 24th and ends September 17th.  FREE REGISTRATION FOR STUDENT IF A PARENT SIGNS UP TO BE AN ASSISTANT COACH!
Fall Season practices begin the week of September 18th.  Practices will end by November 30th.
The RWTS end of season 5K fun run is scheduled for December 3rd at 8am in Ashburn!
Course fee: $ 135 ( includes 1o weeks of practice,  two T-shirts, timed 5k event, numbered bib, end of run celebration and a participation medal). Scholarship tuition aid available to those eligible for free/reduced meal program. Please contact Heather Hazard in the MRES school office for more information.  She can be reached via email at hehazard@fcps.edu
Coaches :  Beth Eachus (betheachus@yahoo.com)
For more information please go to www.runningwiththestars.com
  Click here to register!
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Fall Enrichment Program sign-up starts next Tuesday, Sept. 20th

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Open Enrollment starts 9/20/16!

Programs offered include:

 

     Creativity

·     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 Hehazard@fcps.edu. 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 enrichment@marshallroadpta.org.

Find out more about each course by clicking HERE:

 

 

If you have any questions please email Missy Dixon at enrichment@marshallroadpta.org

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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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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!!

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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!

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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: http://www.fcps.edu/is/book/