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Roadrunner Rundown

June 10, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We are proud of our 6th grade students who will be finishing their time at Marshall Road this week!  We will be marking their transition to Middle School with a Moving Up Ceremony tomorrow at 10:00 am followed by a reception on the blacktop.  This is a time for us to celebrate their hard work and growth.  All 6th grade students and their families are invited to these events.  Siblings of 6th grade students attending the ceremony should report to their classroom for attendance and will then report to the library around 9:30 am.  Parents will be able to pick up their child from the library after they check in and head to the gym for the ceremony.   

We have come to the last week of the 2023-2024 school year and are grateful for a wonderful year with your amazing children!  Thank you for partnering with us in the education of your children.  Thank you for giving your time by volunteering in classrooms and at PTA events.  Thank you for the numerous ways you have supported MRES this school year!

Our last day of school is this Wednesday, June 12 and we will dismiss 2 hours early.  The summer office hours will be 9:00 am - noon.

We wish you and your family a wonderful summer!  Keep reading and keep exploring your curiosity!

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

Administrative Team

 

School Events and Information

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is almost here!  Students can participate by choosing activities to do from the MRES Summer Reading Challenge.  Click here for resources, book lists, and for more information about participating in summer reading with Marshall Road ES.  Email Librarian, Mrs. Hoffman, anytime with questions: [email protected].

 

 

Strings & Band Information and Registration

Strings & Band Information and Registration for the 2024-2025 school year can be found on our school's homepage or by clicking the link below.

https://sites.google.com/view/home-instrumental-music-websit?usp=sharing 

 

Lost & Found

Please check our Lost & Found if you are missing a water bottle, jacket or other belongings.  All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.

PTA Update

Today is the last day to contribute to a gift for teachers and staff. 

For those that would like to give a gift of thanks to a teacher or staff member that has made a difference for their student or family this year, please use this GiftCrowd page to leave a note and gift.  The list includes all teachers and staff, so you can give to as many people as you would like, all in one place.  The deadline to contribute is today at 10:30 pm. 

 

Bike Train

Join us tomorrow, June 11, for the last Bike Train of the school year!  After school, all Bike Train participants are welcome to join us at Meadow Lane Park at 4:20 pm for popsicles.  See all Bike Train details here or check out this flyer.  Please consider joining our chat group to receive updates or to let us know if you can help chaperone. If your student normally takes the bus, you must inform the MRES office that they will be biking home by emailing Jennifer Heflin at [email protected]

 

School Supplies on Sale Now

School supply kits for the 2024-2025 school year are on sale now through June 25.  Simply go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks  and enter the school ID, MAR000 (3 letters/3 numbers).  PTA volunteers will deliver your school kits directly to your classroom before the first day of school.  If you would like to donate a kit, simply enter 'GIFT' for the first and last name and we will make sure it is delivered to a student who can benefit from it.

Note: The PTA offers these kits as a convenience for families.  This is not a PTA fundraiser.  Questions?  Email [email protected] 

If you have a rising 7th grader that will be attending Thoreau Middle School in the fall, the Thoreau PTA has also partnered with EPI to offer this convenient service.  Order supplies now with school ID, THO119 (three letters, three numbers).  Items will be shipped to Thoreau and waiting for your student at the Open House before school starts. 

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, is excited to announce the start of their annual Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods season.  They will be presenting an outdoor performance series for children featuring music, dance, puppetry, and theater.  Many of their shows have connections with literacy, science and social-emotional curriculum.  Details can be found in this flyer

 

Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt

Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt on June 15.  The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers.  This is a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County.  Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all.  Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay.  They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels.  Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle.  Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family.  For more information go to www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.  More information can be found in these flyers. English  Spanish

 

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp on June 24- 28, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising 5-8 grade students of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats.  Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps.

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Roadrunner Rundown

June 6, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

The Madison Pyramid provided “ONEkindact - We Can!” bracelets for students and staff.  Bracelets were handed out today and Mr. Chapman asked students to consider wearing the bracelet every day as a reminder to do ONE Kind Act each day through the end of the school year.  We are excited about the week ahead and the opportunities it will bring to spread kindness.   Being unified in kindness is a great way to end the school strong.  

We hope you can join us for our Spring Concert this Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 pm.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

Administrative Team

School Events and Information

Yearbooks

The yearbooks have arrived!  All 6th graders that pre-ordered a yearbook will receive it on Tuesday, June 4.  Pre-orders for all other grades will be distributed by the classroom teachers on or after Wednesday, June 5.  We have a limited number of extra yearbooks that will be available for cash and carry ($20.00) from the office AFTER all the pre-orders have been distributed.  We are unable to accept any additional pre-orders at this time.

 

Student Laptop Collection MRES 2024

Student laptop collection will take place at Marshall Road Monday, June 3-Friday, June 7.  Each classroom is assigned a different day for laptop return.  All student laptops and chargers must be returned to school on their assigned date.  Fees for lost or damaged laptops or chargers must be paid by Monday, June 10th.

Students attending an FCPS approved summer program (ESY, SOAR, etc.) will RETURN their laptop with the rest of their class.  A different laptop will be assigned and sent directly to their summer site for use during their summer program.

For more information, including guidelines for backing up student work, cleaning laptops, and steps for paying for lost or damaged equipment, please visit the Student Laptop Collection page on the MRES school website. 

 

6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

Siblings of 6th grade students attending the Moving Up Ceremony on June 11 will be called to the library around 9:30 am.  Parents will be able to pick up their child from the library after they check in and head to the gym for the ceremony.

 

Lost & Found

Please check our Lost & Found if you are missing a water bottle, jacket or other belongings.  All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.

 

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is almost here!  Students can participate by choosing activities to do from the MRES Summer Reading Challenge.  Click here for resources, book lists, and for more information about participating in summer reading with Marshall Road ES.  Email Librarian, Mrs. Hoffman, anytime with questions: [email protected].

PTA Update

One week left to contribute to a yearend gift for teachers and staff.

The 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close.  For those who would like to give a gift of thanks to a teacher or staff member that has made a difference for their student or family this year, please use this GiftCrowd page to leave a note and gift.  The list includes all teachers and staff, so you can give to as many people as you’d like, all in one place. 

Gift recipients will be able to use their gift towards one or more gift cards from a selection of over 400 top brands.  Participation is completely optional.  The receiver will see the names of people that contribute but will only see the grand total of money contributed.  The deadline to contribute is Monday, June 10 at 10:30 pm. 

 

Bike Train 

The Marshall Road Bike Train will run each Tuesday through the end of the school year.  Join us this Tuesday, June 4!  See all Bike Train details here or check out this flyer.  Please consider joining our chat group to receive updates or to let us know if you can help chaperone. 

If your student normally takes the bus, you must inform the MRES office that they will be biking home by emailing Jennifer Heflin at [email protected].  

 

D4D at Pizza Vienna & Bruster’s Ice Cream this Wednesday 

Join us for dinner and dessert - or maybe it's dessert then dinner!  Join us all day at Pizza Vienna and Bruster's Ice Cream from 4:00 pm to close on Wednesday, June 5.  A portion of the sales that day will be donated back to MRES!  Simply mention Marshall Road Elementary School at checkout.

 

2024-2025 School Supplies on Sale Now

School supply kits for the 2024-2025 school year are on sale now through June 25.  Simply go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks  and enter the school ID, MAR000 (3 letters/3 numbers). PTA volunteers will deliver your school kits directly to your classroom before the first day of school.  If you would like to donate a kit, simply enter 'GIFT' for the first and last name and we will make sure it is delivered to a student who can benefit from it.

Note: The PTA offers these kits as a convenience for families.  This is not a PTA fundraiser.  Questions?  Email [email protected] 

If you have a rising 7th grader that will be attending Thoreau Middle School in the fall, the Thoreau PTA has also partnered with EPI to offer this convenient service.  Order supplies now with school ID, THO119 (three letters, three numbers).  Items will be shipped to Thoreau and waiting for your student at the Open House before school starts. 

 

Adopt the MRES Gardens this summer! 

Help us out by caring for our Courtyard & Door 4 Gardens one week this summer!  Simply water two or more times during the week.  Pull weeds if you have time.  Then harvest any ripe produce.  You’re welcome to keep any veggies you harvest or donate to local food-security programs.  The school office will be open M-F 9:00 am-1:00 pm.  This is a great way to keep the kids busy and involved over the summer!  Use this signup genius to choose your week.  

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications

Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt

Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt on June 15.  The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers.  This is a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County.  Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all.  Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay.  They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels.  Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle.  Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family.  For more information go to www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.  More information can be found in these flyers. English  Spanish

 

AFA CyberPatriot Camp

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from June 24- 28, 9:00 am-3:00 pm each day.  This camp would be a great fit for rising 5-8 grade students of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats.  Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps.

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Roadrunner Rundown

May 28, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you had an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.  For our families who were remembering a loved one who gave their lives in service of our country, we hope you felt communal appreciation for your loved ones.  To our current military families, thank you for your collective service!   

We are very proud of our students who play an instrument and/or sing in the chorus.  These students have worked hard this year and are excited about their upcoming performances.  Our upper grade students will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful music during the day on June 6.  Families are invited to attend the evening concert at 6:30 pm.

We are looking forward to the final weeks of school.  There is still much to learn and many activities for students, families, and staff to enjoy. 

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

School Events and Information

Yearbooks

The yearbooks have arrived!  All 6th graders that pre-ordered a yearbook will receive it on Tuesday, June 4.  Pre-orders for all other grades will be distributed by the classroom teachers on or after Wednesday, June 5.  We have a limited number of extra yearbooks that will be available for cash and carry ($20.00) from the office AFTER all the pre-orders have been distributed. We are unable to accept any additional pre-orders at this time.  

End of the Year Library Reminders:

As we approach the last day of school, please remember to look for and return all Marshall Road Library books. Student Library books are due on May 29th. This allows the Library time to receive all student checkouts, look for missing books, and organize/inventory the Library collection before summer break. Please try to return books on or as close to May 29th as possible. If a student has checked out or overdue books after the 29th, those students will receive a notice. Contact Librarian, Lisa Hoffman, anytime with questions or concerns: [email protected]

Student Laptop Collection MRES 2024

Student laptop collection will take place at Marshall Road Monday, June 3rd-Friday, June 7th. Each classroom is assigned a different day for laptop return. All student laptops and chargers must be returned to school on their assigned date. Fees for lost or damaged laptops or chargers must be paid by Monday, June 10th.

Students attending an FCPS approved summer program (ESY, SOAR, etc.) will RETURN their laptop with the rest of their class. A different laptop will be assigned and sent directly to their summer site for use during their summer program.

For more information, including guidelines for backing up student work, cleaning laptops, and steps for paying for lost or damaged equipment, please visit the Student Laptop Collection page on the MRES school website. 

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is almost here! Students can participate by choosing activities to do from the MRES Summer Reading Challenge. Click HERE for resources, book lists, and for more information about participating in summer reading with Marshall Road ES. Email Librarian, Mrs. Hoffman, anytime with questions: [email protected].

 

Lost & Found

Please check our Lost & Found if you are missing a water bottle, jacket or other belongings.  All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.

PTA Update

Seeking Volunteers to Assist Eco-Club on Thursday 

Our MRES Garden Educator is looking for parent volunteers to help 6th grade Eco-Club students paint 3 storm drains on Marshall Road campus.  The group will be painting Thursday, May 30 from 2:00-3:00 pm.  Sign up here.  *Wear something that can get dirty.  Questions?  Christene Hendon [email protected]  

Year-End Gifts for Teachers & Staff

The 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close.  For those that would like to give a gift of thanks to a teacher or staff member that has made a difference for their student or family this year, please use this GiftCrowd page to leave a note and gift.  The list includes all teachers and staff, so you can give to as many people as you’d like, all in one place. 

Gift recipients will be able to use their gift towards one or more gift cards from a selection of over 400 top brands.  Participation is completely optional.  The receiver will see the names of people that contribute but will only see the grand total of money contributed.  The deadline to contribute is  Monday, June 10th at 10:30 pm.

Save the date: D4D at Pizza Vienna and Bruster’s Ice Cream 

Join us for dinner and dessert - or maybe it's dessert then dinner!  Join us all day at Pizza Vienna and Bruster's Ice Cream from 4:00 pm to close on Wednesday, June 5th.   A portion of the sales that day will be donated back to MRES! Simply mention Marshall Road Elementary School at checkout.

2024-2025 School Supplies on Sale Now

School supply kits for the 2024-2025 school year are on sale now through June 25.  Simply go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and enter the school ID, MAR000 (3 letters/3 numbers).  PTA volunteers will deliver your school kits directly to your classroom before the first day of school.  If you would like to donate a kit, simply enter 'GIFT' for the first and last name and we will make sure it is delivered to a student who can benefit from it.

Note: The PTA offers these kits as a convenience for families.  This is not a PTA fundraiser.  Questions?  Email [email protected] 

If you have a rising 7th grader that will be attending Thoreau Middle School in the fall, the Thoreau PTA has also partnered with EPI to offer this convenient service.  Order supplies now with school ID, THO119 (three letters, three numbers).  Items will be shipped to Thoreau and waiting for your student at the Open House before school starts.  

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 am-2:30 pm for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth.  In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families.  Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt

Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt on June 15.  The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers.  This is a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County.  Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all.  Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay.  They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels.  Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle.  Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family.  For more information go to www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.  More information can be found in these flyers. English  Spanish

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Roadrunner Rundown

May 20, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Family Sports and Ice Cream Night on Friday night.  A big shout out to the PTA for planning such an enjoyable evening where students, families and staff were able to come together to enjoy one another’s company.  They have done it yet again, bravo!

The school year is much like a marathon, while the pace changes over the course, the goal is to keep running to the very end.  Our teachers are focused on completing this race by continuing to teach through June 12, 2024.  We invite you to encourage your children to do the same by arriving to school on time and giving their very best each day.  Summer break starts when the final school day ends; there is enough time for summer in its season.  There are many fun activities planned for the end of the school year (today’s field day was great!), there is also a lot of learning to continue.  We want our students to dive into the fun and learning while looking forward to summer break.

There will be no school on Monday, May 27 as we observe Memorial Day.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

School Events and Information

Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Please consider helping Mr. Clancy with Field Day (3rd-6th grades) on Friday, May 24th, 9:45 am-12:30 pm.  Sign up here and email Mr. Clancy at [email protected] with any questions.

 

Summer Reading Book Drive

Marshall Road will be holding a book drive to provide summer reading materials for families in our community.  We will be accepting book donations May 6-24.  All book donations can be dropped off in the MRES lobby any time during the school day.  Please only donate new or gently used books appropriate for grades K-6.  We cannot accept books for adults, books with toys or extra pieces, baby books or board books, religious materials, outdated books, or books with ripped covers/pages.  Please direct any questions to Librarian, Lisa Hoffman: [email protected].

PTA Update

Bike Train

The Marshall Road Bike Train will run each Tuesday through the end of the school year.  Join us this Tuesday, May 21!  See all Bike Train details here or check out this flyer.  Please consider joining our chat group to receive updates or to let us know if you can help chaperone.  If your student normally takes the bus, you must inform the MRES office that they will be biking home (email [email protected]).

 

Join us for the Last PTA Meeting & Chat with Chapman of the Year

Our final PTA meeting & Chat with Chapman of the school year will be on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:15 am in the cafeteria.  We will elect Board members for the 2024-2025 school year.  Attendees are invited to stay for our volunteer appreciation breakfast, which will follow the meeting.  

 

2024-2025 School Supplies on Sale Now

School supply kits for the 2024-2025 school year are on sale now through June 25.  Simply go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and enter the school ID, MAR000 (3 letters/3 numbers). PTA volunteers will deliver your school kits directly to your classroom before the first day of school.  If you would like to donate a kit, simply enter 'GIFT' for the first and last name and we will make sure it is delivered to a student who can benefit from it.

Note: The PTA offers these kits as a convenience for families.  This is not a PTA fundraiser.  Questions?  Email [email protected]

If you have a rising 7th grader that will be attending Thoreau Middle School in the fall, the Thoreau PTA has also partnered with EPI to offer this convenient service.  Order supplies now with school ID, THO119 (three letters, three numbers).  Items will be shipped to Thoreau and waiting for your student at the Open House before school starts.

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

 

FCPS Communications

HIPS Presentation at Thoreau Middle School

HIPS is a community awareness program designed to enlighten parents through a unique learning experience encompassing insights into trends and indicators of potentially risky behavior.  This presentation will take place at Thoreau Middle School on May 21 from 6:30–8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  This evening is for parents and staff only, no students.  More details can be found here.  Please sign up at https://bit.ly/hipstms05212024.

 

Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt

Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt on June 15.  The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers.  This is a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County.  Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all.  Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay.  They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels.  Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle.  Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family.  For more information go to www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.  More information can be found in these flyers. English  Spanish 

 

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Roadrunner Rundown

May 13, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you are enjoying today’s sunny skies after the rain last week.  This reminds us of the lessons we hope our students are learning inside and outside the classroom; that while they often cannot control what is going on around them, they can focus on what they are doing with an “Other People Mindset”, which builds character.  This quote sums it up so well.  “Character strengths aren’t about ignoring the negative. Instead, they help us overcome life’s inevitable adversities.” Jeff Bryan

We hope you can join us this Friday, May 17, 5:30-7:30 pm for the PTA sponsored Family Sports Night & Ice Cream Social for an evening of fun with MRES families and staff.  This event is sponsored by our wonderful PTA and more details can be found below.  Please note that all students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

Administrative Team

School Events and Information

Summer Reading Book Drive

Marshall Road will be holding a book drive to provide summer reading materials for families in our community.  We will be accepting book donations May 6-24.  All book donations can be dropped off in the MRES lobby any time during the school day.  Please only donate new or gently used books appropriate for grades K-6.  We cannot accept books for adults, books with toys or extra pieces, baby books or board books, religious materials, outdated books, or books with ripped covers/pages.  Please direct any questions to Librarian, Lisa Hoffman: [email protected].

PTA Update

Bike Train 

The Marshall Road Bike Train will run each Tuesday through the end of the school year.  Join us this Tuesday, May 14!  See all Bike Train details here or check out this flyer.  Please consider joining our chat group to receive updates or to let us know if you can help chaperone.  If your student rides in the morning, please make sure they know how they are getting home in the afternoon and where they will meet you (at school, at home, or at Meadow Lane Park).  If they normally take the bus, you must inform the MRES office that they will be biking home by emailing Ms. Heflin at [email protected]

 

Join us for the MRES on Church Street 

Take a stroll along Church Street this Wednesday, May 15, to support local businesses and have fun!  A portion of all sales will be donated to MRES from Trace -- The Zero Waste Store, Bard's Alley, and Rita's Italian Ice and Custard. MRES on Church Flyer 

11:00 am–6:00 pm: Trace the Zero Waste Store – Shop reusable items.

5:00 pm–9:00 pm: Rita's Italian Ice – Stop by for a gelati or your favorite shake!

5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Bards Alley – Guest readers will begin at 5:45 pm in the book nook!  Come see what’s new at Bards Alley.  

 

Family Sports Night & Ice Cream Social 

Get ready to lace up your sneakers and join us for an evening of fun, games, and delicious treats at our Family Sports Night and Ice Cream Social this Friday, May 17, 5:30-7:30 pm!  We will have kickball and soccer on the MRES fields and basketball on the blacktop.  Parents/Guardians, Students, and Teachers/Staff members are all welcome to come out and play.  No need to be a seasoned athlete!  Just come out and have fun!  Please sign up to play here.  After playing, you can cool down with a sweet treat courtesy of the PTA.

 

Save the Date: PTA Meeting & Chat with Chapman

Our final PTA meeting & Chat with Chapman of the school year will be on Wednesday, May 22 at 8:15 am in the cafeteria.  We will elect Board members for the 2024-2025 school year.  Attendees are invited to stay for our volunteer appreciation breakfast, which will follow the meeting. 

 

2024-2025 School Supplies on Sale Now

School supply kits for the 2024-2025 school year are on sale now through June 25.  Simply go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks  and enter the school ID, MAR000 (3 letters/3 numbers).  PTA volunteers will deliver your school kits directly to your classroom before the first day of school.  If you would like to donate a kit, simply enter 'GIFT' for the first and last name and we will make sure it is delivered to a student who can benefit from it.

Note: The PTA offers these kits as a convenience for families.  This is not a PTA fundraiser.  Questions?  Email [email protected].

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

 

FCPS Communications

Theater Performance at Luther Jackson Middle School

Students from Luther Jackson Middle School will be performing Matilda Jr on May 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm and May 18 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at Luther Jackson Middle School (93020 Gallows Rd. Falls Church, VA).  The Saturday 2:30 pm matinee performance is especially for students to meet the actors and take pictures on the set with them.  These are alumni from your own schools - come out and support them!  Show runs about 1 hour and 20 minutes and there is no intermission.  More details can be found in this flyer.  Here is a trailer featuring an interview and pictures of the cast and crew: https://youtu.be/6yg4Cc39skw.

 

HIPS Presentation at Thoreau Middle School

HIPS is a community awareness program designed to enlighten parents through a unique learning experience encompassing insights into trends and indicators of potentially risky behavior.  This presentation will take place at Thoreau Middle School on May 21 from 6:30–8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  This evening is for parents and staff only, no students.  More details can be found here.  Please sign up at https://bit.ly/hipstms05212024.

 

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza!  Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth.  Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

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May 6, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We are proud of the hard work our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students have put into preparing for the SOL tests.  This time of the year is all about balance. 

  • A single test on a single day is NOT a referendum on a student’s knowledge base.  It is a single picture of their learning at that moment in time.  We don’t want students stressing about the results as that can impact their ability to focus.  
  • At the same time we want students to take their best possible picture by putting forth their best effort at all times.

Testing begins this week so please help your child by making sure they get plenty of rest and a healthy breakfast prior to their testing days.  Please try to avoid scheduling appointments on SOL testing days.

Below is the SOL testing schedule:

  • May 7    grade 4/5 Reading SOL
  • May 8    grade 3/6 Reading SOL
  • May 14  grade 4/5 Math SOL
  • May 15  grade 3/6 Math SOL
  • May 21  grade 5 Science SOL

The last weeks of school bring many fun activities and Field Day is one of them.  Students participate as a class in a variety of activities and games outside lead by our P.E. teachers and parent volunteers.  

  • K, 1st and 2nd grade Field Day - Mon, May 20, 9:45 am-12:10 pm
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade Field Day - Fri, May 24, 9:45 am-12:45 pm 

A few volunteers are needed on May 24.  Please email Mr. Clancy at [email protected] if you are interested.  Lunch will be provided for parent volunteers.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

School Events and Information

Student Intention for the 2024-25 School Year

If you are moving over the summer and will not be attending Marshall Road School next year (or the respective middle school for rising 7th graders), call the office at 703-937-1500 or contact the school registrar, Shelly Koshuta, at [email protected] .  If you have already contacted the school registrar about your upcoming move, you do not need to contact her again.  Click here for the Student Intention Form.  If you are moving over the summer but still living in the Marshall Road boundary, it is important to still contact the school registrar as soon as possible, so we can update the new address in the school computer system.

 

Summer Reading Book Drive

Marshall Road will be holding a book drive to provide summer reading materials for families in our community.  We will be accepting book donations Monday, May 6-Friday May, 24.  All book donations can be dropped off in the MRES lobby any time during the school day.  Please only donate new or gently used books appropriate for grades K-6.  We cannot accept books for adults, books with toys or extra pieces, baby books or board books, religious materials, outdated books, or books with ripped covers/pages.  Please direct any questions to Librarian, Lisa Hoffman: [email protected].

 

PTA Update

Join us for Bike/Walk/Run to Breakfast

All MRES students and their families are invited to attend Bike/Walk/Run to Breakfast tomorrow, May 7!  Meet at Meadow Lane Park at 8:00 am or come directly to the blacktop at 8:30 am. 

BIKE: The Bike Train will depart from Meadow Lane Park at 8:15 am.  Mayor Colbert, the Town of Vienna Police, and Trek Fairfax will join the train.

WALK: Walk from home (maybe try a new route!)

RUN: The "Marshall Road Runners" will depart Meadow Lane at 8:10 am. 

BREAKFAST: The PTA will be serving bagels, fruit, and coffee/juice on the blacktop in front of the school from 8:30-9:15 am. 

This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other MRES families and students. Please note that all children need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian at breakfast - do not send your child unsupervised.

 

Share a Note of Appreciation with our Teachers and Staff this Week

We celebrated Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in February, but this week we would like to remind all 120 of our teachers and staff members how much we appreciate them.  The PTA will provide a few small treats this week.  We would also like to invite all our students and families to send in a note or picture sharing their appreciation.  Print off one of these pages (Teacher / Principal / General / Drawing) or create your own.  Students can deliver the notes directly or place them in the bin in the lobby and the PTA will deliver them.

 

Dining 4 Dollars – MRES on Church Street 

Take a stroll along Church Street on Wednesday, May 15 to support local businesses and have fun!  A portion of all sales will be donated to MRES from Trace -- The Zero Waste Store, Bard's Alley, The Wine Outlet and Rita's Italian Ice and Custard.  We have a few surprises scheduled throughout the evening. The roadrunners will be strolling too! 

 

Family Sports Night & Ice Cream Social

Get ready to lace up your sneakers and join us for an evening of fun, games, and delicious treats at our Family Sports Night and Ice Cream Social on Friday, May 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm!  We will have kickball and soccer on the MRES fields and basketball on the blacktop.  Parents/Guardians, Students, and Teachers/Staff members are all welcome to come out and play.  No need to be a seasoned athlete!  Just come out and have fun!  Please sign up to play here.  After playing, you can cool down with a sweet treat courtesy of the PTA.  This event is a fantastic opportunity for families to bond, make memories, and celebrate the joy of being active together. 

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

 

FCPS Communications

Theater Performance at Luther Jackson Middle School

Students from Luther Jackson Middle School will be performing Matilda Jr on May 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm and May 18 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at Luther Jackson Middle School (93020 Gallows Rd. Falls Church, VA).  The Saturday 2:30 pm matinee performance is especially for students to meet the actors and take pictures on the set with them.  These are alumni from your own schools - come out and support them!  Show runs about 1 hour and 20 minutes and there is no intermission.  More details can be found in this flyer.  Here is a trailer featuring an interview and pictures of the cast and crew: https://youtu.be/6yg4Cc39skw.

 

HIPS Presentation at Thoreau Middle School

HIPS is a community awareness program designed to enlighten parents through a unique learning experience encompassing insights into trends and indicators of potentially risky behavior.  This presentation will take place at Thoreau Middle School on May 21 from 6:30–8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  This evening is for parents and staff only, no students.  More details can be found here.

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April 29, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying the lovely weather.

This week the character strength we will focus on is Enthusiasm.  Enthusiasm means you approach life with excitement and energy.  You energize people around you.  Enthusiasm is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations which often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups.  One person’s enthusiasm can spark others to think, speak, and act with more energy and conviction.  Consider having a conversation with your child this week about how they can bring enthusiasm to their classroom and to others.

I recognize the busyness of family life sometimes leaves all of us scrambling for breakfast items or a lunch ready to go (ask my two HS aged kids about my preference that they pack food at night not at 7 AM 🙂).  I also recognize that we live in an age of easy food delivery.  We are asking that families do their best to focus on: 1. A healthy lunch goes a long way to provide good energy for learning.  2. The school does provide a healthy lunch option.  Restaurant food is a treat that is likely better for outside of the school day.  3. Food should not be sent for multiple kids in the same way we would not expect any family to send 4 cupcakes to school where students sit in groups of 6-8 as we don’t want to leave others out.  Please know that food delivery for students is not an approved practice at the MS and HS level either.

There will be no school for students this Friday, May 3 as this is a Teacher Workday for staff.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

School Events and Information

Lost and Found

Please have your child check our Lost and Found for missing items this week.  Unclaimed items will be donated on May 3rd. To prevent lost items, please write your child's last name on all personal belongings. 

 

Student Intention for the 2024-25 School Year

If you are moving over the summer and will not be attending Marshall Road School next year (or the respective middle school for rising 7th graders), please contact the school registrar, Shelly Koshuta, at [email protected] or call the office at 703-937-1500.  If you have already contacted the school registrar about your upcoming move, you do not need to contact her again.  Click here for the Student Intention Form.  If you are moving over the summer but still living in the Marshall Road boundary, it is important to still contact the school registrar as soon as possible, so we can update the new address in the school computer system.

 

Summer Reading Book Drive

Marshall Road will be holding a book drive to provide summer reading materials for families in our community. We will be accepting book donations Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 24.  All book donations can be dropped off in the MRES lobby any time during the school day.  Please only donate new or gently used books appropriate for grades K-6.  We cannot accept books for adults, books with toys or extra pieces, baby books or board books, religious materials, outdated books, or books with ripped covers/pages.  Please direct any questions to Librarian, Lisa Hoffman: [email protected].

PTA Update

Save the Date: Bike/Walk/Run to Breakfast! 

All MRES students and their families are invited to attend Bike/Walk/Run to Breakfast on Tuesday, May 7!  Meet at Meadow Lane Park at 8:00 am or come directly to the blacktop at 8:30 am. 

BIKE: The Bike Train will depart from Meadow Lane Park at 8:15 am.  Mayor Colbert, the Town of Vienna Police, and Trek Fairfax will join the Bike Train.

WALK: Walk from home (maybe try a new route!)

RUN: The "Marshall Road Runners" will depart Meadow Lane Park at 8:10 am. 

BREAKFAST: The PTA will be serving bagels, fruit, and coffee/juice on the blacktop in front of the school from 8:30-9:15 am. 

This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other MRES families and students.  Please note that all children need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian at breakfast - do not send your child unsupervised.  

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources.

 

Kidz Kamp

The Madison High School Drama Department will be hosting a drama camp for students in grades 2-7 on May 3, 8:30 am-2:30 pm.  Details can be found here.

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April 22, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at International Night on Friday evening.  The evening was a showcase of the rich diversity of our school community.  Last year there were 22 country tables.  This year we had 31 tables with artifacts, information, maps, and a delicious array of foods and drinks.  We got a chance to see dance performances from four different communities!  This was also a testimony to the power and presence of our PTA without whom this event would not have been possible.  Our students had the opportunity to witness not only the sharing of cultures but our community from around the globe (speaking of the earth, Earth Week info below) assembled and sharing peace and joy.  The coming together of cultures, the opportunity to learn about each other, and the willingness to spend time together is where our children can see the practices of peace, understanding, and hope in action.  As adults, it is our job to model the way of inclusion and kindness.  More to come on this theme in upcoming communications.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

School Events and Information

Take Your Child to Work Day

If you plan to have your child participate in Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 25, please notify your child’s teacher and the office at [email protected] ahead of time, noting whether your child will be out all or part of the day.

 

Yearbook Sales Deadline is April 26

Yearbook sales and pre-orders will be accepted through April 26.  Online orders can be placed using this Yearbook Order Form.  If you would prefer to pay $20.00 by cash or check, make checks payable to Marshall Road Elementary School, place cash or check in an envelope and write your child’s name, teacher name and YEARBOOK on the envelope.  Each yearbook is packed with candid photos, memories of the 2023-2024 school year, staff photos and individual photos of each student by grade level.  There will be a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase after all the prepaid orders are distributed during the last week of school.

 

Lost and Found

Please have your child check our Lost and Found for missing items.  Unclaimed items will be donated on May 3rd. To prevent lost items, we ask that you write your child's last name on their belongings so they can be returned to the student instead of the Lost and Found.

 

Student Intention for the 2024-25 School Year

If you are moving over the summer and will not be attending Marshall Road School next year (or the respective middle school for rising 7th graders), please contact the school registrar, Shelly Koshuta, at [email protected] or call the office at 703-937-1500.  If you have already contacted the school registrar about your upcoming move, you do not need to contact her again.  If you are moving over the summer but still living in the Marshall Road boundary, it is important to still contact the school registrar as soon as possible, so we can update the new address in the school computer system. 

PTA Update

Earth Week

Help celebrate Earth Week April 22-26 and make Marshall Road and our Vienna community a greener place!  Flyer 

Celebrate Earth Day (Monday): Appreciate nature, including our own courtyard garden!

Watershed Day (Tuesday): Make a poster about water conservation to be entered into a raffle for one of two Stanley water bottles.  Deadline Friday, April 26.

Zero Waste Day (Wednesday): Class with the least lunch waste wins ice cream and a live zoom with an environmental educator in Costa Rica!

Climate Change Day (Thursday): Do 1 good thing: compost, recycle, walk instead of drive.

Wildlife Day + Dress Up Day (Friday): Wear your favorite nature of animal-print clothes. 

 

Marshall Road Bike Train 

The next Marshall Road Bike Train is tomorrow, April 23!  The Bike Train departs Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am. Students may meet at Meadow Lane or join the Bike Train along the route.  See all Bike Train details here or check out this flyer.  Please consider joining our chat group to receive updates or to let us know if you can help chaperone. 

If your student rides in the morning, please make sure they know how they are getting home in the afternoon and where they will meet you (at school, at home, or at Meadow Lane Park). If they normally take the bus, you must inform the MRES office that they will be biking home by emailing Jennifer Heflin at [email protected].   

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications

Kidz Kamp

The Madison High School Drama Department will be hosting a drama camp for students in grade 2-7 on May 3, 8:30 am-2:30 pm.  Details can be found here.

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April 15, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you enjoyed the warmer weather this weekend and all of the wonderful opportunities to explore the outdoors.

Please consider joining us for International Night this Friday, 5:30-7:30 pm on the blacktop.  The PTA has planned a wonderful evening where students and families can share their cultures.  This annual event has become a highlight of the school year and we hope to see you there.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

School Events and Information

Take Your Child to Work Day

If you plan to have your child participate in Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 25, please notify your child’s teacher and email the office at [email protected] ahead of time, noting whether your child will be out all or part of the day.

 

Lost and Found

Please have your child check the Lost and Found for winter coats, water bottles and other items.  Unclaimed items will be donated on May 3rd. To prevent lost items, we ask that you write your child's last name on their belongings.  Items with names on them will be returned to the student instead of the Lost and Found.

 

Yearbook Sales Deadline Extended to April 26

Yearbook sales have begun, and pre-orders will be accepted through April 26.  Online orders can be placed using this Yearbook Order Form.  If you would prefer to pay $20.00 by cash or check, make checks payable to Marshall Road Elementary School, place cash or check in an envelope and write your child’s name, teacher name and YEARBOOK on the envelope.  Each yearbook is packed with candid photos, memories of the 2023-2024 school year, staff photos and individual photos of each student by grade level.  There will be a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase after all the prepaid orders are distributed during the last week of school.

PTA Update

Marshall Road Walking School Bus 

The Marshall Road PTA, MRES administration, and FCPS Safe Routes to School have partnered together to plan a Walking School Bus for our student community that lives to the west of Nutley St.  The Walking School Bus will be held tomorrow morning, April 16.  It will start at Towers Park at 8:15 am and include stops at MetroWest and the bus stop at Vienna Metro station before finishing at Marshall Road around 9:05 am.  

See flyer for more route information and safety tips. Please sign-up to let us know if your student will participate so we can prepare snacks to enjoy upon arrival at MRES.  

 

Join us for D4D at Smoothie King 

Looking for a PowerMeal smoothie for dinner?  Or maybe an after-dinner smoothie for a refreshing treat?  We have you covered!  Stop by Smoothie King on Wednesday, April 17, 4:00-8:00 pm and Smoothie King will donate $1 for each smoothie purchased.  Just mention Marshall Road Elementary School.  See flyer.

 

Marshall Road’s International Night! 

Marshall Road’s International Night will be held Friday, April 19, 5:30-7:30 pm on the blacktop.  This annual event is an opportunity for students to showcase their culture and heritage and to experience the rich diversity of our community.  Learn more on our International Night webpage.

Please consider donating a baked good to our Save the Children fundraiser at International Night.  All proceeds will benefit children at risk around the world.  Separately, the PTA will also be selling pizza and Chick-fil-A.

Transportation will be provided from and to Trillium apartments.  Contact Elssie Ramos at 703-937-1565 to reserve your spot.  

 

Earth Week

Help celebrate Earth Week and make Marshall Road and our Vienna community a greener place!  Follow along next week, April 22-26, with our Earth Week activities, including a waste free lunch challenge on Wednesday, April 24 where the class with the least waste will win a prize.  Flyer 

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and  PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications

Author Talk at Wolftrap ES

Author Jennifer Weaver will be at Wolftrap ES on April 23rd where she will be discussing her book, Raising a Kid Who Can.  Please contact Family Liaison, Ms. Azita Behdad at [email protected] for details.

 

Upcoming School Health Services Satisfaction Survey April 15-26

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Health Services invites parents/guardians of FCPS students to participate in a survey requesting feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health Services provided to the school community. 

FCHD employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in FCPS.  To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians who interact with the school health rooms.  The survey will be open April 15-26 and should take approximately five minutes to complete.  Click here to complete and submit survey.  Translations are available here.  

 

New Regulation on Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division.  The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis.  Families are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher regarding accommodations.  More information can be found at the Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage.  Translations are available in Spanish and Korean.

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April 8, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We are glad to see warmer weather in the forecast and are looking forward to another week filled with a variety of learning opportunities, some which will take place outdoors.

Student and staff safety is a priority at MRES, especially during arrival and dismissal.  Students may not be dropped off or picked up on Marshall Road or in the cul-de-sacs on Marshall Road.  Parents using Door 3 for arrival and dismissal are asked to either walk or park up by the VAC pool.  Our crossing guard has reported that parents are dropping students off from their cars along Marshall Road or using the back parking lot as an alternative to the K&R line.  For the safety of our students, families driving to the school for arrival or pick up, MUST use the K&R line.  Door 3 and Door 7 are to be used for students who are walking.  If you need to pick up your child early, please notify the office ahead of time.  The last time for a parent to pick up a student prior to dismissal is 3:40 pm.   Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

As we shared last week, we will begin class placements for next school year very soon.  We invite parents to offer their perspective on friendships and on any unique needs your child has that we might not be aware of.  Please do not make requests for a specific teacher.  If you have information to share about your child that will assist us, please complete this form no later than Friday, April 26.  Please know that this is a hard deadline.  Any requests received after this date will not be considered.  When completing the form, please be sure to list each child in your family separately and identify the grade your child will be in next year.  Finally, we will take into account the information that you send us, but those final decisions rest only with our school team.  Thank you for being mindful of the process and deadlines.

There will be no school for students and staff this Wednesday, April 10.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

PTA Update

Marshall Road Bike Train 

The Marshall Road Bike Train starts up again tomorrow!  The Bike Train departs Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am.  Students may meet at Meadow Lane or join the Bike Train along the route.  See all Bike Train details here or check out this flyer.  Please consider joining our chat group to receive updates or to let us know if you can help chaperone. 

If your student rides in the morning, please make sure they know how they are getting home in the afternoon and where they will meet you (at school, at home, or at Meadow Lane Park).  If they normally take the bus, you must inform the MRES office that they will be biking home by emailing Jennifer Heflin at [email protected].  

 

Join us on Thursday for our next PTA Meeting & Chat with Chapman 

Our next PTA meeting & Chat with Chapman will be hybrid (library or online) on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 pm.  We will nominate Board members for the 2024-2025 school year.  We are also beginning a process for you to submit questions on any topics for Principal Chapman or the MRES PTA which would be “for the good of the group” (questions that pertain just to your family can be sent to school administration per usual).  Please use this form to submit them in advance of the meeting.  At this meeting Principal Chapman will also speak about how Responsive Classroom, Student Rights & Responsibilities, and supporting student behavior come together at MRES. 

Anyone interested in serving on the PTA Board should contact a member of the Nominations Committee: Ismini Michail, Abdol Karbassi, or Vilma Hilton at [email protected]

Please use this zoom link to join.

Meeting ID: 870 7770 0972

Passcode: 319256

 

Marshall Road Walking School Bus 

The Marshall Road PTA, MRES administration, and FCPS Safe Routes to School have partnered together to plan a Walking School Bus for our student community that lives to the west of Nutley St.  The Walking School Bus will be held the morning of Tuesday, April 16.  It will start at Towers Park at 8:15 am and include stops at MetroWest and the bus stop at Vienna Metro Station before finishing at Marshall Road. 

See flyer for more route information and safety tips.  Please sign-up to let us know if your student will participate so we can prepare snacks to enjoy upon arrival at MRES. 

 

Save the Date: D4D at Smoothie King 

Looking for a PowerMeal smoothie for dinner?  Or maybe an after-dinner smoothie for a refreshing treat?  We have you covered!  Stop by Smoothie King on Wednesday, April 17, 4:00-8:00 pm and Smoothie King will donate $1 for each smoothie purchased.  Just mention Marshall Road Elementary School.  See flyer

 

Save the Date for Marshall Road’s International Night

Marshall Road’s International Night will be held Friday, April 19, 5:30-7:30 pm.  This annual event is an opportunity for students to showcase their culture and heritage and to experience the rich diversity of our community. 

Please consider signing up to host a country table or signing up to perform and share your talents.  Learn more on our International Night webpage

 

Photo Request

We are collecting photos of MRES students enjoying nature to use in a slideshow for the Roadrunner Report (morning news show) during Earth Week, April 22-26.  If you have photos to share, please email them to our Garden Educator, Christene Hendon at [email protected].  Deadline: Friday, April 19.  The slideshow will not be shared beyond students and staff.

 

Donate your Eclipse Glasses 

Once the solar eclipse is over on Monday, students are welcome to bring back any undamaged eclipse glasses and place them in the collection box in the lobby by April 15.  The PTA will ship them to an organization that will send them to schools in Latin America so school-aged children can view the October 2024 Annular Eclipse.  See flyer.

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications

Oakton HS Fitness Fundraiser

The Oakton HS Bands would like to invite MRES students to attend a fitness fundraiser taking place in their school gym on Saturday, April 13.  This event is sponsored by the Band Boosters.  Details can be found in this flyer.

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April 3, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you had a wonderful spring break!  Our staff members have returned refreshed and ready to jump into the 4th quarter.  The final quarter of the school year will be filled with learning in a variety of settings (inside and outside) with activities to engage our students.  We encourage you to talk with your children about how they can make this last quarter their best yet!

We will begin the class placement process for next year soon, and we would like to explain how we handle this at Marshall Road ES.  Homeroom and Specials teachers spend much time reflecting on the school year and discussing your children with whom they have developed such close relationships; this work is both careful and thorough.

In making placements into the next grade’s homerooms, we seek to build positive communities rather than assigning students to a particular teacher, which would limit our ability to build effective classroom dynamics.  We strive for a fairly even mix of girls and boys, and we take into account the many new students who will join us next school year.  While we do believe that it is important for children to have friends in their class, we also want them to be open to forming new friendships while at school.

Teachers spend many hours each day with their students and know who works well with whom.  However, we invite parents to offer their perspective on friendships and on any unique needs your child has that we might not be aware of.  Please do not make requests for a specific teacher.  We have the utmost confidence in all our teachers and have seen over the years that children and parents are able to form strong academic and personal relationships with many different teachers and styles.  It might also be helpful for you to know that students often rotate out of their homerooms for different subjects and small groups.  We will also be hiring new teachers who will be wonderful additions to our faculty.

Your input is optional, and teachers will not schedule conferences specifically to discuss placement.  If you have information to share about your child that will assist us, please complete this form no later than Friday, April 26Please know that this is a hard deadline.  Any requests received after this date will not be considered.  When completing the form, please be sure to list each child in your family separately and identify the grade your child will be in next year.  Finally, let me remind you that we will take into account the information that you send us, but those final decisions rest only with our school team.  Thank you for being mindful of the process and deadlines.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

School Events & Information

Dr. Reid Visits MRES

Dr. Reid joined us for our first “compostiversary” on March 18th.  Over the past year, students diverted 6.5 TONS of lunch food scraps, from the waste steam into compost through a contract with Compost Crew sponsored by the MRES PTA and a grant.  Dr. Reid spoke with students about the importance of composting and observed the collection process during the 2nd grade lunch period.

 

Spring Portraits

Spring Portraits are available to view and order online!  Place your order by April 4th and you will receive free shipping.  Please click on this link to access your child’s photos.  The online code is the Student ID Number.  Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

 

Health Room Parent Volunteers

 

We are currently seeking parent volunteers to help out with day-to-day tasks in our busy health room!  If you are interested please see this flier to sign up for the upcoming training session in April.  You may also reach out to our Public Health Nurse, Allison Callow at [email protected] with any questions. 

 

PTA Update

Marshall Road Bike Train 

The Marshall Road Bike Train starts up again next Tuesday, April 9!  The Bike Train departs Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am.  Students may meet at Meadow Lane or join the Bike Train along the route.  See all Bike Train details here or check out this flyer.

If your student rides in the morning, please make sure they know how they are getting home in the afternoon and where they will meet you (at school, at home, or at Meadow Lane Park). If they normally take the bus, you must inform the MRES office that they will be biking home (email [email protected]). 

 

PTA Meeting and Chat with Chapman 

Our next PTA meeting & Chat with Chapman will be hybrid (library or online) on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 pm.  We will nominate Board members for the 2024-2025 school year.  We are also beginning a process for you to submit questions on any topics for Principal Chapman or the MRES PTA which would be “for the good of the group” (questions that pertain just to your family can be sent to school administration per usual).  Please use this form to submit them in advance of the meeting.  At this meeting Principal Chapman will also speak about how Responsive Classroom, Student Rights & Responsibilities, and supporting student behavior come together at MRES.

Anyone interested in serving on the PTA Board should contact a member of the Nominations Committee: Ismini Michail, Abdol Karbassi, or Vilma Hilton at [email protected]

Please use this zoom link to join.

Meeting ID: 870 7770 0972

Passcode: 319256 

 

Sign up to Participate in International Night

Marshall Road’s International Night will be held Friday, April 19th, 5:30-7:30 pm.  This annual event is an opportunity for students to showcase their culture and heritage and to experience the rich diversity of our community.  Please consider signing up to host a country table or signing up to perform and share your talents.  Learn more on our International Night webpage.

 

Photo Request 

We are collecting photos of our students enjoying nature to use in a slideshow for the Roadrunner Report (morning news show) during Earth Week, April 22-26.  If you have photos to share, please email them to our Garden Educator, Christene Hendon at [email protected].  Deadline: Friday April, 19.  The slideshow will only be shared with students and staff. 

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

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FCPS COMMUNICATIONS

Oakton HS Fitness Fundraiser

The Oakton HS Bands would like to invite MRES students to attend a fitness fundraiser taking place in their school gym on Saturday, April 13.  This event is sponsored by the Band Boosters.  Details can be found in this flyer.

 

Fairfax County Health Dept (FCHD) School Services Internal Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students.  Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community.  The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week.  The survey window is April 15-26.  You may complete the survey here.

 

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award.  All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website.

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Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We are looking forward to the Finding Nemo performances taking place this week!  Our students have worked hard and are ready to share this wonderful production with you.  Family and friends are welcome to attend on Wednesday, March 20 or Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm.  Students will see the play during the school day but feel free to bring your children back for an evening performance.  Please note that a "no camera/no phone/no device" policy will be in effect at all performances due to licensure restrictions.  The show will be professionally recorded (courtesy of the PTA) and a link to the video will be provided to families once it is finalized.  

It is hard to believe that our 3rd quarter ends this Friday, March 22.  We will dive into the 4th quarter after spring break and embrace all of the learning opportunities it will bring.  We invite you to brainstorm with your children about ways to make the last quarter of this school year the best! 

There will be no school and the office will be closed March 25-29 during spring break.  We hope you have a wonderful week filled with fun and rest.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

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School Events and Information

Health Room Parent Volunteers

We are currently seeking parent volunteers to help with day-to-day tasks in our busy health room!  If you are interested please see this flyer to sign up for the upcoming training session in April.  You may also reach out to our Public Health Nurse, Allison Callow at [email protected] with any questions. 

 

Lost & Found

All unclaimed Lost & Found items will be donated on Friday, March 15.  Please remind your children to check for winter coats, gloves, and other items.  Label items with your child’s last name to help in returning items to students when they are found on the playground.

 

Kindergarten Orientation 

Rising kindergarten parents and students are invited to visit the school on April 2 at 3:00 pm.  Families will be given a tour of the school and will have an opportunity to visit a kindergarten classroom as well as learn a lot about Kindergarten at MRES.  We will also schedule a few summer tours for those who are unable to attend on April 2.  Please share this information with friends and neighbors who have a rising kindergarten student.

Need to register your rising kindergarten student?  Click here to submit a new student registration.

 

PTA Update

Seeking Nominees for the 2024-2025 PTA Board 

The MRES PTA has five Board positions that are each elected for a one-year term: President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Events and Volunteers, Treasurer, and Secretary.  We are currently seeking nominees for the 2024-2025 school year.  Interested persons should contact a member of the Nominations Committee: Ismini Michail, Abdol Karbassi, or Vilma Hilton at [email protected]

Nominations will be taken at our next PTA meeting on April 11.  Elections will be at our May 22 PTA meeting.  

 

Spring Break Sports Camp with Mr. Clancy 

Still looking for ways to keep your kids active during spring break?  Join us for sports and games led by Mr. Clancy.  Camp will be held Monday, March 25-29, 9:00 am-12:30 pm in the MRES gym.  Full details and registration info can be found here: https://marshallroad.schooltwist.org/.  Questions?  Email PTA Enrichment Coordinator Cheryl at [email protected].

 

Sign up to Participate in International Night! 

Marshall Road’s International Night will be held Friday, April 19, 5:30-7:30pm.  This annual event is an opportunity for students to showcase their culture and heritage by hosting a country table that highlights their country of choice or heritage.  Learn more on our International Night webpage, or sign up here to host a country table. 

 

Enjoy Spring Break while Reading! 

Travel the world without ever leaving your chair!  Look for the Spring Reading Flyer in your student’s Tuesday Folder.  In honor of Neurodiversity Awareness Month coming up in April, we invite you to read one of the books on the list to learn about Neurodiversity.  Use the attached Ben & Jerry's bookmark as you read and then take it to a Ben & Jerry's shop for a FREE KIDS' SCOOP!   

 

Neurodivergent Community Support Group 

In conjunction with the PTA, a few MRES families who have neurodivergent students have started a WhatsApp group. The objective of the group is to share information and resources, as well as ask questions, share doubts or concerns, advocate, etc. The group is open to anyone who wants to join. We hope you will consider joining and working together to strengthen the neurodivergent community at MRES. You can join the group using this link

 

MRES Bike-Train Spring 2024 Kick-off 

We will kick-off the spring season on Tuesday April 9.  Take advantage of the spring break to get your bike ready to join us. For more information: Bike-Train website

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications

Spring AAP Newsletter

The Spring AAP Newsletter can be found below and includes information regarding subject specific and part-time services.

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Immunization Update Plan: Is Your Child Up to Date?

On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.  FCPS will be implementing an updated Immunization Notice Process to increase immunization compliance across the school district, effective Monday, March 11.  A student whose immunizations do not meet the school immunization requirements may be excluded from school for the protection of the student in the event of a public health emergency or a vaccine-preventable outbreak.

Students who are not up-to-date on their school required immunizations will receive a Notice of Conditional Enrollment, which will provide the list of noncompliant immunizations as well as the reason for noncompliance.  A 90-day conditional enrollment period will be allowed to obtain the required immunizations.  Upon the expiration of the conditional enrollment period, students will then receive a Past Due Immunization Notice.  The Past Due Immunization Notice includes language stating ‘Per the Code of Virginia, your student may not be allowed to attend school until the necessary immunization documentation is received.’

 

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising grades 3-6 during the month of July.  Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day.  Transportation is provided from around the county.  Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify.  Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

 

TJ Techstravaganza 2024

Tomorrow’s Women in Science and Technology (TWIST), is a student organization at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST).  Each year, they promote STEM through the outreach event, Techstravaganza, and would like to invite students to attend!

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students. In previous years, they have hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities.  Exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. 

The 20th annual Techstravaganza will take place on Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am-4:00 pm at TJHSST.  Admission is free and food will be for sale.  Register at this link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24.  Details can be found these these flyers - English and Spanish.  More information about the event can be found at tjtechstrav.org

 

STEM Opportunity

Fifth and sixth grade students are invited to attend a STEM workshop during spring break offered by a non-profit organization called STEMLeap.  The program will be held from March 25-29, 1:30-5:00 pm at the North County Governmental Center conference room.  The cost is $10 for supplies.  The registration form link is https://forms.gle/8oXLH7WgM21mueT7A.  More details about the program are available on our website at https://stemleap.org/.

 

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We are glad to see the signs that spring is just around the corner.  This time of year reminds us of the growth we see in our students.  Sometimes growth is not evident in the moment and then one day a bud appears, ready to blossom.  

This time of year brings new opportunities to learn outside.  Garden lessons and activities are a wonderful part of learning at MRES.   We welcome this new season and the opportunities for growth and learning that it brings.

We often see a shift in attendance with the arrival of warmer weather as students participate in more after school activities.  We want to emphasize the importance attendance has in student success.  Studies show that just two absences per month can negatively impact a student's academic progress.  Our dedicated teachers are constantly teaching new concepts, while our students actively learn and build upon their knowledge every day.  By ensuring regular attendance, we can all work together to help students finish the school year strong.  Visit the FCPS website for more information.

Please mark your calendars for the Marshall Road production of Finding Nemo.  Family and friends are welcome to attend a performance on Wednesday, March 20 or Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm.  Students will see the play during the school day but feel free to bring your children back for an evening performance.  We are thrilled that Ashton Schaffer, former MRES graduate, will be directing the play again.  We are very proud of 5th and 6th students who have been working hard to put this performance together.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Health Room Parent Volunteers

We are currently seeking parent volunteers to help out with day-to-day tasks in our busy health room!  If you are interested please see this flyer to sign up for the upcoming training session in April.  You may also reach out to our Public Health Nurse, Allison Callow at [email protected] with any questions. 

 

Lost & Found

All unclaimed Lost & Found items will be donated on Friday,  March 15.  Please remind your children to check for winter coats, gloves and other items.  Label items with your child’s last name to help in returning items to students when they are found on the playground.

 

Kindergarten Orientation 

Rising kindergarten parents and students are invited to visit the school on April 2 at 3:00 pm.  Families will be given a tour of the school and will have an opportunity to visit a kindergarten classroom as well as learn a lot about Kindergarten at MRES.  We will also schedule a few summer tours for those who are unable to attend on April 2.  Please share this information with friends and neighbors who have a rising kindergarten student.

Need to register your rising kindergarten student?  Click here to submit a new student registration.

PTA Update

D4D at Ledo Pizza 

Join us for dinner at Ledo Pizza on Park St in Vienna tomorrow, March 12.  Dine in, order online or carryout from 4:00 pm to close and 20% of all sales will be donated to MRES.  Mention "fundraiser" or "MRES" at checkout to make sure we receive credit for your order. More information can be found in this flyer. 

 

Spring Break Sports Camp 

Still looking for ways to keep your kids active during spring break?  Join us for sports and games led by Mr. Clancy.  Camp will be held March 25-29, 9:00 am-12:30 pm in the MRES gym.  Enrollment is open to students at MRES in grades K-6.  Full details and registration info can be found here: https://marshallroad.schooltwist.org/.  Registration will remain open while spots are available. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify and may be requested when you register.  Questions?  Email PTA Enrichment Coordinator Cheryl at [email protected]. 

 

Reading Together, A Webinar for Families 

The Virginia Department of Education  (VDOE) is excited to celebrate Family Reading Month in March.  Join the VDOE & Virginia PTA for Reading Together, a webinar designed for families to learn about best practices in reading instruction.  The event also covers how families can support their students through all stages of learning to read and improving reading comprehension.  The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 7:00-8:00 pm.  Registration is required to participate and is open to the public. Contact: Office of Parental Engagement (VDOE) 

 

Learn How to Get Involved in International Night

Planning is already underway for Marshall Road’s International Night which will be held Friday, April 19, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Learn more on our International Night webpage

See the links below to get involved:  

Join the International Night Committee. here

Host a country table or join a team, here

Volunteer at the event! here  

 

Fifth Grade Families Needed to Organize and Serve Refreshments at the Sixth Grade Ceremony  

The sixth grade Moving Up Ceremony will take place on July 11 at 10:00 am.  A reception for sixth grade students and their families follows the ceremony.  Traditionally, fifth grade families organize and serve refreshments at this event.  The courtesy is returned to them the following year when someone serves them when they have graduating sixth graders.  The cost is funded by the PTA. If you are interested in helping with this event, please reach out to Monica at [email protected] or respond on this google form.   

 

Sixth Grade Families Needed to Plan the Sixth Grade Celebration 

The PTA will host the sixth grade Celebration on the evening of Monday, June 10 to celebrate all our students moving on to middle school.  Traditionally, this event is planned and organized by sixth grade parents and is funded by the PTA.  The exact theme/activities vary year to year.  If you are interested in helping plan this event to ensure sixth graders have a fun evening to remember, please reach out to Monica at [email protected] or respond on this google form.  

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications 

Spring AAP Newsletter

The Spring AAP Newsletter can be found below and includes information regarding subject specific and part-time services.

Arabic / Chinese / EnglishKorean / Spanish / Urdu / Vietnamese

 

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts.  IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3-6 grades during the month of July.  Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day.  Transportation is provided from around the county.  Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify.  Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

 

TJ Techstravaganza 2024

Tomorrow’s Women in Science and Technology (TWIST), is a student organization at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST).  Each year, they promote STEM through their annual flagship outreach event, Techstravaganza.

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia.  In previous years, they hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities.  Exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum.  This year, the 20th annual Techstravaganza is taking place at TJHSST on Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

Admission is free and food will be for sale.  Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24.  More information can be found on their website at tjtechstrav.org and in the attached are flyers English and Spanish.

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

This week is a bit different as we greet your children today and then have a staff planning day tomorrow as FCPS sites are polling stations for the upcoming election cycles on “Super Tuesday”.  We will welcome students back on Wednesday for the remainder of the week’s learning.   At the end of this week, we are just two full school weeks away from Spring Break (March 25-29).  All grade levels are working to implement a Portrait of Learning experience before Spring Break.  This is a time when students will be asked to consider a completed task(s) and consider how they have grown in the skill their class chose for either the Communicator or Goal Directed and Resilient attributes of the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate.  The reflection simply centers around these three thoughts: How did I grow as a…?, What evidence do I have to show this growth?, and Why does this skill matter?  We will continue this practice as we work through the school year to deepen our students' reflections on their growth and learning, and use evidence to support their claims. 

We will be celebrating Women’s History Month this month where we will recognize and celebrate the important roles women have made to society.  When you enter the front lobby, you will see a thoughtful pop-up museum in the display cabinet focusing on the various contributions of women in the past and present.  Displays will be placed in hallways; classroom discussions will take place and other activities are planned to honor women throughout the month.  

Over the weekend several Odyssey of the Mind teams from the before school program competed in the local tournament.  Thanks to coach Amanda Hexel for her time, guidance and this feedback: our Primary Team/The Night LIfe (Bilge Duygu, Zoey Fink, Sophia Gregory, Michael Hexel, Penelope Hexel and Claire Schambach) were a favorite of the judges.  They loved their team work, skit and their originality.  The Division 1 Team /Rockin World Detour Team (Ariana Ahmed, Saige Bilidas, Kerem Duygu, Naveli Gambhir and Beverly Hexel) came in 3rd which is amazing considering some of the other teams have been doing this for a couple of years and working on it all year.  The judges loved their hair styles and the moral of their skit.  Great job students!

Have a great week!

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Spring Portraits and Class Photos

Spring Pictures will take place this Wednesday, March 6.  Parents will be able to view and order photos in their online gallery approximately ten days after picture day and will have a window of time to place an order with free shipping.  If you have any questions leading up to picture day, please reach out to Victor O’Neill Studios by emailing [email protected].

 

Lost and Found

All unclaimed Lost & Found items will be donated on Friday,  March 15.  Please remind your children to check for winter coats, gloves and other items.  Label items with your child’s last name to help in returning items to students when they are found on the playground.

 

Kindergarten Orientation is Tuesday, April 2 

Rising kindergarten parents and students are invited to visit the school on April 2 at 3:00 pm.  Families will be given a tour of the school and will have an opportunity to visit a kindergarten classroom as well as learn a lot about Kindergarten at MRES.  We will also schedule a few summer tours for those who are unable to attend on April 2.  Please share this information with friends and neighbors who have a rising kindergarten student.

Need to register your rising kindergarten student?  Click here to submit a new student registration.

PTA Update

Volunteers Needed to Help Students Plant Seeds 

Marshall Road’s Garden Educator, Christene Hendon, is looking for volunteers on Friday, March 8 to come in and help students plant seeds in cups.  The school is growing them for Food for Others.  Sign up here for a one-hour slot. 

 

Donate Materials for the Finding Nemo Production

We are getting so excited about the MRES PTA Theater production of Finding Nemo, Kids on March 20 and 21!  The Art Crew is working hard to make scenery, props and costumes.  Below is a list of materials that the Art Crew would welcome as donations before Friday, March 8: 

  • blue fabric of any type
  • black fabric
  • duct tape
  • pool noodles
  • wrapping paper tubes
  • streamers
  • acrylic paint (bright colors, think, Finding Nemo colors)
  • packing materials with texture (bubble wrap, egg carton, etc.) 

Do you have any of these items laying around your house that you would like to donate?  If so, we can make great use of them!  Please send them in with your child or drop items off in the front lobby, in the plastic bins labeled, Finding Nemo.  Thank you for supporting the Theater Arts at MRES!  Questions or looking to volunteer?  Email PTA theater activity chair Lisa Kelso with any questions at [email protected].    

  

Save the Date: D4D at Ledo Pizza 

Join us for dinner at Ledo Pizza on Park St in Vienna on Tuesday, March 12.   Dine in, order online or carryout from 4:00 pm to close.  20% of all sales will be donated to MRES.  Mention "fundraiser" or "MRES" at checkout to make sure we receive credit for your order.  See flyer for details.

 

Learn How to Get Involved in International Night! 

Planning is already underway for Marshall Road’s International Night which will be held Friday, April 19,  5:30-7:30 pm.  Learn more on our International Night Webpage

See the links below with information about how to get involved.

Join the International Night Committee! here

Host a country table or join a team! here

Volunteer at the event! here 

 

Neurodivergent Community Support Group 

In conjunction with the PTA, a few MRES families who have neurodivergent students have started a WhatsApp group.  The objective of the group is to share information and resources, as well as ask questions, share doubts or concerns, advocate, etc.  The group is open to anyone who would want to join.  We hope you will consider joining and working together to strengthen the neurodivergent community at MRES.  You can join the group using this link.  

 

Seeking Nominees for the 2024-2025 PTA Board 

The MRES PTA has five Board positions that are each elected for a one-year term: President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Events and Volunteers, Treasurer, and Secretary.  We are currently seeking nominees for the 2024-2025 school year.  Interested persons should contact a member of the Nominations Committee: Ismini Michail, Abdol Karbassi, or Vilma Hilton at [email protected]. Nominations will be taken at our next PTA meeting on April 11.  Elections will be at our May 22 PTA meeting.  

 

Spring Break Sports Camp with Mr. Clancy 

Still looking for ways to keep your kids active during spring break?  Join us for sports and games led by Mr. Clancy.  Camp will be held March 25 - 29, 9:00 am-12:30 pm in the MRES gym.  Enrollment is open to students at MRES in grades K-6.  Full details and registration info can be found here: https://marshallroad.schooltwist.org/.  Registration will remain open while spots are available.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify and may be requested when you register.  Questions?  Email PTA Enrichment Coordinator Cheryl at [email protected].   

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.

FCPS Communications 

Spring AAP Newsletter

The Spring AAP Newsletter (below) includes information about subject specific and part-time services.

Arabic / Chinese / EnglishKorean / Spanish / Urdu / Vietnamese

 

Family Engagement Survey

The Family Engagement Survey will be open for parents to take starting Sunday, March 3.  Parents will receive an email directly from FCPS.  Please complete the survey using the link provided in the email.  The survey can be taken on a smartphone or computer/laptop.  If you need a paper copy of the survey, please let the office know and one can be provided for you to fill out and return.  The survey will conclude on March 22.

This link provides more information about the survey https://www.fcps.edu/family-engagement-survey-2023-24

730 Marshall Road, Vienna, VA 22180  | Main Office: 703-937-1500

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