Roadrunner Rundown - 11/28/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

11/28/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends. 

Thank you for supporting Marshall Road through your donations to the Runathon!  Your generosity makes such a difference in the lives of our students and teachers!

The Madison Pyramid & One Kind Act Vienna's Annual Can Food Drive continues through next Friday, December 9.  Donations can be dropped off in the school lobby.  Please consider spreading kindness by donating to those in our community who are in need.

The next few weeks will be filled with much learning and many enjoyable activities as we come to the end of 2022.  Please mark your calendar for our Winter Concert which is taking place on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm.  

Have a great week!

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

FLE Opt Outs 

In the fall, families were informed of Family Life Education (FLE) and given the opportunity to opt their student out if desired.  Students in grades 4–6 only will receive instruction from the Human Growth and Development portion of FLE during the week of December 12.  Information on both the FLE program and opt outs are provided in the letters linked below  Paper opt out forms will also be provided in next week’s Tuesday folder for students in grades 4-6.  Please let us know by Friday,  December 9, if you would like to opt your child out of FLE.  If you wish to opt your 4-6 grade student from these lessons, please complete and return the opt out form linked on this website and provided via Tuesday folder or email Assistant Principal Sue Kirby at [email protected] on or before Friday, December 9.

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PTA Update

We raised over $43,000 for Marshall Road! 

Thank you, Marshall Road community!  Our 12th Annual Runathon raised over $43,000!  Your generosity will help our students, teachers, and staff throughout the year!  Every dollar will help enrich our school! 

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped make the Runathon a success.  Thanks again to all our wonderful sponsors.  Finally, congratulations to all our raffle and prize winners!!  You can view all winners on our Runathon website here.  As an extra reward, the PTA will be providing a popcorn party for the whole school on Friday, December 16! 

 

Winter Coat Drive 

The MRES community will be collecting new or excellent used/ready-to-wear condition winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves for children, teens, and women from November 28 - December 9.  A drop-off box is located in the MRES lobby.  Contributions will be donated to Women Giving Back (https://womengivingback.org/). Sponsored by the MRES PTA.

 

Save the Date: Dining for Dollars at Vienna Inn 

Support Marshall Road while cheering on your favorite World Cup Team!!!  Dine at Vienna Inn on Monday, December 5 or Tuesday, December 6, 8:00 am- 10:30 pm. Come catch one of the FIFA World Cup games while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 

Remember to put your receipt in the bucket at the register and a portion of all sales will be donated to Marshall Road.  The Roadrunner will stop by both evenings to grab a chili dog and mingle with Marshall Road families 

 

Visit our Community Partners and support MRES while you shop as usual!  

Did you know when you make a purchase on AmazonSmile, Mabel’s Labels, Shutterfly, Minted, or Harris Teeter, you can earn money for Marshall Road?  See more information on our website here. 

·    Start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com and name Marshall Road Elem PTA as your charity.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Marshall Road – no cost to you!

·     Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com and enter Marshall Road Elementary School PTA (Vienna). Marshall Road will receive 20% of sales.

·     Visit minted.com and use promo code FUNDRAISEMARSHALL.  You will get 20% off your order and 15% will be donated to MRES! 

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  

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

Attendance: 703-937-1515 or Submit an absence onlineWeb | Twitter

Roadrunner Rundown - 11/14/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

11/14/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

Thank you for your participation in the Runathon!  It was exciting to see students, staff and families come out and support this PTA fundraiser.  The beautiful weather and time together as a school community to cheer, walk or run was a wonderful experience.  Please be sure to return your runathon packet by Friday to be included in the daily raffle.

Our teachers are planning a special kindness activity with their students, prior to the Thanksgiving Break as we continue to focus on how we can spread kindness to others.  Please ask your child about this project.  Hopefully it will spark a discussion of how your family might have fun with random acts of kindness this month too.  We are very proud of our students and their creative approaches to spreading kindness.

As we enter the winter months, it is important to plan ahead for the possibility of inclement weather that could cause a delay or cancellation of in-person school.  Please scroll down to the Pyramid Happenings section for more information.

This time of year we reflect on how fortunate we are to work in such an amazing community.  We wish you all a peaceful and restful Thanksgiving break.  Don’t forget we are off November 23, 24 and 25.  We are thankful for all of you and we are especially grateful for your children.

Have a great week!

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Picture Day Make-ups and Retakes

Picture make-ups and retakes are taking place this Wednesday, November 16 for students who were absent on picture day, are new to the school or for students who want their picture retaken.  If you purchased pictures and want a retake, you must return your package on Wednesday so a reorder of the same package can be placed.  Please let your child’s teacher know that you want your child to be photographed.  For questions about your order please email [email protected]

PTA Update

Please help us reach our Runathon goal! Donate by Friday!  

Our amazing Marshall Road students ran 2,060 miles on Thursday!  That's 8,240 laps!  The average per student was 14 laps (3.5 miles!), with some students running as much as 24-25 laps (6-6.25 miles!!) in an hour.  They showed their strength and endurance and put their hearts into supporting Marshall Road! 

Now it's our turn to show our support for them!  Marshall Road community, please help us reach our goal!  Every contribution helps support student programs, as well as every student, teacher, and staff member at Marshall Road!  Please visit our Runathon website to learn more and make a tax-deductible donation!  All donations are due by this Friday, November 18 at midnight.  

Students will have a chance to earn prizes each day this week with our Daily Raffle!  Our top prizes will be announced on Monday, November 21.   

 

Double Dining 4 Dollars Tomorrow at MOD Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s 

Eat well while supporting Marshall Road and local businesses by purchasing dinner and dessert tomorrow, November 15!  Dining 4 Dollars will take place at Mod Pizza all day and at Ben & Jerry’s from 4:00-9:00 pm.

Show this flyer at the MOD pizza or use the fundraising code MODF11784 when you check-out an online order.  No code is needed at Ben & Jerry’s. 

 

Join us Tomorrow for the last Bike Train this Fall  

Tomorrow, November 15 will be the last Marshall Road Bike Train this fall.  The Bike Train will depart Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am.  Come early and get your bike tires pumped up with air or join us on the fly when we pass your street!  If you normally ride the bus home, please inform the MRES office on the day of the Bike Train by emailing Jennifer Heflin ([email protected]).  The Bike Train will pick up again in the spring. 

Riders must wear a helmet and be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike on neighborhood roads.   Adult volunteers are needed to chaperone the entire trip, morning and afternoon.  Please visit our PTA website and follow the SignUp Genius link if you would like to volunteer. 

 

Join us for the PTA General Membership Meeting this Week 

Our next PTA meeting will be held in-person this Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 pm in the school library.  We will have pizza and a movie in the cafeteria to entertain any students that join you.  There will also be a zoom link for those that would like to join virtually.   

At the meeting, the school will give an overview of the special education program at MRES, including the eligibility process and timeframe, IEPs, 504s, re-evaluations, the broad range of services offered at MRES throughout the entire year, as well as resources available through the FCPS Parent Resource Center.  We will also discuss plans for spring events, including our Family Night during Read Across America Week, Earth Week events, International Night, and Spring Family Night.  If you would like to share your ideas and input for these events, please join us!    

Join us in person in the school library or join us virtually via this zoom link.   

Meeting ID: 843 6436 4071 

Passcode: 319256 

 

Sign up to Contribute to the Teacher & Staff Thanksgiving Luncheon  

Let's show the MRES teachers and staff our appreciation by providing a Thanksgiving Luncheon this Friday, November 18!  We will be serving 125-150 teachers and staff.  Sign up here to donate food or help decorate.  Contributions can be dropped off in the lobby from 8:15-10:30 am on Friday morning.  The luncheon begins at 11:00 am, so it is important that items arrive on time.  Thank you. 

 

Help us reach 200 Members!  Join the PTA before November 16 and you could win a Spirit Wear Gift Certificate!  

We currently have 196 members.  Can you help us surpass 200 members?!  Join before our next PTA meeting on November 16 and be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to our spirit wear store.  We encourage all MRES family and community members to join the PTA!  Visit our website to complete your membership.  Our calendar year runs July 1-June 30, and memberships need to be renewed each year.  An annual membership is $15 for one parent /guardian, $10 for a second parent/guardian (a total of only $25 for a family), and just $10 for faculty 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.   

FCPS Communications 

Free Online Tutoring to all FCPS Students through Tutor.com

  • Live, 1-to-1, tutoring sessions are available 24/7 via Schoology for 200+ subjects
  • Bilingual tutors are available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese
  • FCPS students have participated in over 12,000 sessions this school year 
  • Feedback from students and families using Tutor.com has been overwhelmingly positive, and generally students who try it use it repeatedly

 

FCPS Snow Day Approach for SY 22-23

  • FCPS will follow the same approach to snow days as was used in SY21-22
  • FCPS will use traditional snow days on days 1-5 of school closure due to inclement weather events  
  • If, after 5 cumulative snow days, additional school closures are necessary FCPS will implement “virtual learning days”
  • Virtual Learning on these days will be synchronous instruction following the Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Day Schedule (includes a 2 hour delay)

Pyramid Happenings

Madison Pyramid & One Kind Act Vienna’s Annual Can Food Drive

The Madison High School SGA is holding their annual Canned Food Drive which begins today through December 9.  This year, in conjunction with the ONE Kind Act Vienna Campaign, they are asking for your participation in this event.  Items can be dropped off at Marshall Road ES in the labeled box in the lobby.  Donations will be distributed between Pyramid food pantries and the Food Bank for others.  Please see this flyer for details about what items will be accepted.  Thank you for your support.

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

Attendance: 703-937-1515 or Submit an absence onlineWeb | Twitter

Roadrunner Rundown - 11/7/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

11/7/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

The excitement is growing and the weather looks great for the Runathon this Thursday.  Every student will receive a free Runathon t-shirt to wear to the run.  Please have your child bring a labeled water bottle and please make sure they wear sneakers.  We hope you can join us by walking or running with your child or cheering for them.  Please remind your children to turn in their envelopes whether they raise money or not to be included in a raffle.

  • Grades 2, 3 -  10:00 am-11:00 am
  • Grades 4, 5, 6 -  11:15 am-12:15 pm 
  • Grades K, 1 - 1:45 pm-2:45 pm

There will be no school no tomorrow, November 8 or Friday, November 11.

Have a great week!

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Picture Day Make-ups and Retakes

Picture make-ups and retakes will take place on Wednesday, November 16 for students who were absent on picture day, are new to the school or want their picture retaken.  Pictures will be sent home this Wednesday with students who placed an order. If you would like your child's picture retaken, please notify your child's teacher and return the picture package on November 16 so that a reorder of the same package can be placed.  

PTA Update

Join us for the 12th Annual Runathon & Support MRES!  

The 12th Annual Runathon is this Thursday, November 10.  Students, teachers, and parents/caregivers will be running laps during the school day to earn money for our school!  This is our ONE main fundraiser of the year and money raised supports the PTA’s programs throughout the year, including community events (like our Family Picnics, Ice Cream Social, and International Night), field trips, author visits, classroom grants, teacher appreciation, and more!  Your contributions will help support every one of these programs, as well as every student, teacher, and staff member at Marshall Road!  Please visit our Runathon Website to learn more and make a tax-deductible donation!   

We hope you can come out and join us this Thursday.  You can volunteer, run laps with your student, or cheer on our runners.  Simply come to the fields behind the school at your student's assigned time.  Questions?  Please email [email protected] 

 

Bring in Your Halloween Candy Wrappers for Recycling   

Thank you to everyone who has helped reduce waste by recycling your Halloween candy wrappers!  Our Trick or Trash box is already more than half full.  Please continue to bring in your wrappers until November 18th.  Simply put your wrappers in the Trick or Trash box in the lobby.     

This one small act will help reduce waste in landfills and is a simple way we can show kindness in our community.  The plastic from the candy wrappers is recycled to create doggy bags for local animal shelters.  To learn more about how wrappers will be recycled, watch this video.   

 

Double Dining 4 Dollars Tuesday, November 15 

Eat well while supporting Marshall Road and local businesses by purchasing dinner and dessert on Tuesday, November 15!  Dining 4 Dollars will take place all day at Mod Pizza and from 4:00-9:00 pm at Ben & Jerry’s.

Show this flyer at the MOD pizza or use the fundraising code  MODF11784 when you check-out an online order.  No code is needed at Ben & Jerry’s. 

Pyramid Happenings

Madison Pyramid & One Kind Act Vienna’s Annual Can Food Drive

The Madison High School SGA is holding their annual Canned Food Drive on November 14 - December 9.  This year, in conjunction with the ONE Kind Act Vienna campaign, they are asking for your participation in this event.  Items can be dropped off at Marshall Road ES in the labeled box in the lobby.  Donations will be distributed between Pyramid food pantries and the Food Bank for others.  Please see this flyer for details about what items will be accepted.  Thank you for your support.

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

Attendance: 703-937-1515 or Submit an absence onlineWeb | Twitter

Roadrunner Rundown - 11/1/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

11/1/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you enjoyed another lovely fall weekend.

The Runathon Kick-Off took place last Friday.  Students and staff enjoyed watching the video which highlighted our Roadrunner spreading kindness throughout Vienna.  We hope you will watch the video with your children and join in the excitement!  We encourage families to participate in the Runathon by training together, raising money together or simply cheering each other on.  Runathon packets were sent home with students.  Please remind your children to turn in their envelopes whether they raise money or not to be included in a raffle.  Students will be running by grade and the schedule is below.  We hope you can join us on November 10 for the big event!

  • Grades 2, 3 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Grades 4, 5, 6 - 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 
  • Grades K, 1 - 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

There will be no school on Tuesday, November 8 and Friday, November 11.

Have a great week!

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Student Pictures Available Online

Student pictures are now online and it is not too late to place your order if you have not already done so.  Please visit vosphoto.com/uc and use your student ID when prompted for the online code.  For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected].

 

Lost and Found

There are many sweaters, sweatshirts and coats in our Lost and Found.  Please watch this video to see if you recognize an item that belongs to your child. 

PTA Update

Support Marshall Road Students and Staff by Supporting the 12th Annual Runathon

The 12th Annual Runathon is coming up on Thursday, November 10.  Students, teachers, and parents/caregivers will be running laps during the school day to earn money for our school!  This is our ONE main fundraiser of the year and money raised supports the PTA’s programs throughout the year, including community events (Family Picnics, Ice Cream Social, and International Night), field trips, author visits, classroom grants, teacher appreciation, and more!  100% of donations go directly to our school!  Please visit our Runathon website to create a personal fundraising page for your student, make a donation, view the class leaderboards and learn more about prizes!   

We hope you can come out and join us on November 10.  You can sign up here to volunteer.  All volunteers will receive a free Runathon t-shirt!  You are welcome to come run with your student or simply cheer them on as they complete their laps.  It’s a fun day for the whole school community. 

    

Reduce Waste by Recycling Halloween Candy Wrappers   

Each year in the United States, more than 600 million pounds of candy are purchased for Halloween.  The vast majority of candy wrappers end up in landfills because they cannot be recycled by most curbside recycling programs.  This year Marshall Road is participating in the Trick or Trash program to collect candy wrappers (and only candy wrappers please!) for recycling.  Simply bring your candy wrappers to school and place them in the Trick or Trash box in the lobby November 1-18.  The plastic from the candy wrappers is used to create doggy bags for local animal shelters.  To learn more about how wrappers will be recycled, watch this video.    

 

Join us for Walking Wednesday 

The next Walking Wednesday is this tomorrow.  The goal of this event is to encourage walking and rolling to school, promote fitness and exercise, and reduce traffic congestion at drop-off and pickup time.  This is also a wonderful time to connect as a community.  As always, we need your help to make these events a success.  Please consider signing up to help greet walkers on Walking Wednesday.   

 

Double Dining 4 Dollars at Mod Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s  

Eat well while supporting Marshall Road and local businesses by purchasing dinner and dessert on Tuesday, November 15!  Dining 4 Dollars will take place all day at Mod Pizza and from 4:00-8:00 pm at  Ben & Jerry’s.

Please show the flyer when making a purchase at Mod Pizza or use the Fundraising Code MODF11784 when you check out an online order.  No code is needed at Ben & Jerry’s. 

 

Sign up to Contribute to the Teacher & Staff Thanksgiving Luncheon  

Let's show the teachers and staff of MRES our appreciation by providing a Thanksgiving feast on Friday, November 18!  We will be serving 125-150  teachers and staff.  Sign up here to donate food or help decorate.  Items can be brought to school the morning of November 18.  

 

Save the Date for the PTA General Membership Meeting 

Our next PTA meeting will be held in-person on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 pm in the school library.  We will have pizza and a movie in the gym to entertain any students that join you.  There will also be a zoom link for those that would like to join virtually.   

At the meeting, the school will give an overview of the special education program at MRES.  We will also discuss plans for spring events, including our Family Night during Read Across America Week, Earth Week events, the MRES Science Fair, International Night, and Spring Family Night.  If you would like to share your ideas and input for these events, please join us!    

Join us in person in the school library or join us virtually via this zoom link.   

Meeting ID: 843 6436 4071 

Passcode: 319256  

 

Join the PTA before November 16 to be Entered in a Raffle  

There is still time to join the PTA!  Join between now and our next PTA meeting on November 16 and be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to our spirit wear store.  We encourage all MRES family and community members to join the PTA!  Visit our website to complete your membership.  Our calendar year runs July 1 - June 30, and memberships need to be renewed each year.  An annual membership is $15 for one parent /guardian, $10 for a second parent/guardian (a total of only $25 for a family), and just $10 for faculty 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.   

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

Attendance: 703-937-1515 or Submit an absence onlineWeb | Twitter

Roadrunner Rundown - 10/25/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

10/25/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families, 

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this past long weekend.  A big thank you to the PTA, parents and students who came out on Saturday to clean up the courtyard and grounds at our school.  It was a great time of working together for a common cause and the outcome is lovely.  We appreciate all of your efforts and your green thumbs!

This Friday we will kick-off the Runathon in classrooms and we will share the video link with all of you.  We hope you will enjoy the Roadrunner’s adventures as he models kindness throughout Vienna.  We encourage everyone to participate in the Runathon, in any way that works for your family.  Train together, raise money together or simply cheer each other on.  We look forward to seeing many of you on November 10 for the big event!

When walking your children to or from school, please only cross Marshall Road at the crosswalk.  This is a very busy road and we want to make sure everyone is safe.

Students will be dismissed 2 hours early this Friday and will not have school on Monday, October 31.  We do not celebrate Halloween at school.  Please remind students that costumes are not permitted at school and we encourage students to keep candy at home after Halloween.

Wishing everyone a safe and festive fall holiday season.  Have a great week!

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Lost and Found

Many  sweaters, sweatshirts and coats have made their way to our Lost and Found.  Please take a moment to watch this video to see if you recognize an item that belongs to your child. 

 

Dismissal Change / Bike Train

If you have a child in  grades K-2 who is going home on the Bike Train, please notify the attendance office, so we can make sure the teachers and the office are aware of the dismissal change.  We closely monitor dismissal changes for these grades and need to know who is participating in the Bike Train.  Please email us at [email protected] or call 703-937-1500 or 1515.

PTA Update

Marshall Road’s 12th Annual Runathon kicks off this Friday! 

The PTA is excited to host Marshall Road’s 12th Annual Runathon on Thursday, November 10.  This Friday we will kick-off our event—students will come home with their Runathon envelopes and our Runathon website will go live.  We hope you will consider making a donation.  This is our ONE main fundraiser of the year and money raised supports the PTA’s programs throughout the year, including community events (like our Family Picnics, Ice Cream Social, and International Night), field trips, author visits, classroom grants, teacher appreciation, and more!  We also hope you will come out and join us on November 10.  You can sign up here to volunteer (all volunteers will receive a free Runathon t-shirt!), or you can come run with your student or simply cheer them on as they complete their laps.  It’s a fun day for the whole school community.   

 

Join the PTA before November 16 and be entered in a raffle to win a spirit wear gift certificate!  

There is still time to join the PTA!   Join between now and our next PTA meeting on November 16 and be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to our                      spirit wear store.  We encourage all MRES family and community members to join the PTA!  Visit our website to complete your membership.  Our calendar year runs July 1-June 30, and memberships need to be renewed each year.  An annual membership is $15 for one parent /guardian, $10 for a second parent/guardian (a total of only $25 for a family), and just $10 for faculty and staff. 

 

Help Reduce Waste this Halloween by Recycling Halloween Candy Wrappers 

Each year in the United States, more than 600 million pounds of candy are purchased for Halloween.  The vast majority of candy wrappers end up in landfills because they cannot be recycled by most curbside recycling programs.  This year Marshall Road is participating in the Trick or Trash program to collect candy wrappers (and only candy wrappers please!) for recycling.  Simply bring your candy wrappers to school and place them in the Trick or Trash box in the lobby from November 1-18.  The plastic from the candy wrappers is used to create doggy bags for local animal shelters.  To learn more about how wrappers will be recycled, watch this video.  

  

November Bike Train and Walking Wednesday  

The next Bike Train will be Tuesday, November 1 and the next Walking Wednesday will be November 2.  We hope you can join us!  These events are meant to encourage walking and rolling to school, promote fitness and exercise, and reduce traffic congestion at drop-off and pickup time.  These events are also a wonderful time to connect as a community.  As always, we need your help to make these events a success.  Please consider signing up to help chaperone the Bike Train or help greet walkers on Walking Wednesday

  

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Pyramid

Communications 

ONEkindactVienna Campaign

This week our school and community will be continuing to focus on the character strength of Kindness.  Kindness means you are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

Kindness is grounded in the belief of a common humanity in which others are worthy of care, attention, affection, and compassion.  Kind people think about the needs and feelings of other people, and then act to help those people.  Kind people are selfless.  That is why a true act of kindness is distinct from helping another person in order to simply gain something for yourself.  An individual with the strength of kindness helps others because it's’ the right thing to do, not because they expect any reciprocal treatment or gain in reputation.

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Roadrunner Rundown - 10/17/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

10/17/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We enjoyed seeing many of you at the Ice Cream Social on Friday evening.  We are grateful to the PTA for planning such a fun event and are glad we were able to gather together again as a community.

We are excited that some of you have already come for Parent/Teacher Conferences.   Connecting one on one to discuss your child’s progress is very important for you and your child.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have not already scheduled a conference.

There will be no school next Monday, October 24 and we will have a 2 hour early release on Friday, October 28.

Have a great week!

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here

 

Ordering Pictures and Make-Up/Retake Picture Day

Tomorrow is the final day to place your child's picture order here.  Pictures will be delivered to the school the second week of November.   Picture make-ups and retakes will be taken on November 16 for students who were absent on the original picture day or who did not like their pictures.  For questions about ordering please email underclass[email protected].

 

Nominations are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! 

Please consider nominating a Marshall Road staff member in the following categories: Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Professional Employee, and Outstanding Operational Employee. 

To submit a nomination please complete the Google form link.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees.  One individual may only nominate one employee per category. 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  For more information see the google form link above.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 18.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Heflin at [email protected]

PTA Update

Join the MRES Bike Train This Week  

The next Marshall Road Bike Train is tomorrow, October 18.  The Bike Train departs Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am.  Come early and get your bike tires pumped up with air or join us on the fly when we pass your street!   Adult volunteers will be riding to chaperone the entire trip, morning and afternoon. 

Riders must have a helmet and be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike on neighborhood roads.  Everyone who participates will receive new bike safety equipment and a bike lock.  Please visit our PTA Website and follow the SignUp Genius link if you would like to volunteer. 

  

Burgers for Bucks at Social Burger   

Treat yourself to one of Vienna’s favorite burgers!  Our next Dining 4 Dollars is tomorrow, October 18 at Social Burger.  Dine in or take out between 4:00-8:00 pm and 20% of all sales will be donated to Marshall Road.  No code or flyer needed.  Social Burger sources their ingredients from local vendors, including produce from DePaul’s Urban Farm on 123 in Vienna!  Your purchase will support many links of the local food chain as well as MRES.  Details can be found in this flyer

   

Fall Garden Cleanup

Join other MRES parents and families for some fresh air and beautification of the school grounds this Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  This is a fun, family friendly event!  Donuts, cider, and water will be provided for volunteers.  

We will be weeding, mulching, pruning tree limbs, and planting seeds and perennials including milkweed for our 2023 monarch butterflies.  A few strong sets of arms are needed to prune tree limbs and carry heavy bags.  Consider bringing your own gloves and tools (there are some available to borrow, too), and wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.  Please sign up here to help hereFlyer  Folleto en español

 

Save the Date: Marshall Road’s 12th Annual Runathon

The PTA is excited to host Marshall Road’s 12th Annual Runathon on Thursday, November 10.  This is our ONE main fundraiser of the year.  It is a day full of energy and excitement where students run laps around the track to raise money for the school.  Money raised supports the PTA’s programs throughout the year, including community events (like our Family Picnics, Ice Cream Social, and International Night), field trips, author visits, classroom grants, teacher appreciation, and more!  Sign up here to volunteer the day of the Runathon.  All volunteers will receive a free Runathon t-shirt!

 

Join the PTA before November 16 to be entered in a raffle!  

Join between now and our next PTA meeting on November 16 and be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to our spirit wear store.  We encourage all MRES family and community members to join the PTA!  Visit our website to complete your membership.  Our calendar year runs July 1-June 30, and memberships need to be renewed each year.  An annual membership is $15 for one parent /guardian, $10 for a second parent/guardian (a total of only $25 for a family), and just $10 for faculty and staff.

  

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.   

FCPS Communications 

Federal Impact Aid Survey

Beginning tomorrow, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Please watch this video from our Superintendent Michelle Reid and Colonel Joe Messina:

Importance of the Impact Aid Survey 2022

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school.  If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4.  All responses are confidential. 

 

Substance Abuse Prevention

Michael McNulty is a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist who supports the Madison Pyramid.  He works in the Office of Student Safety & Wellness and provides our school and the community with helpful resources.  Moving forward we hope to provide you with resources from this department that might be helpful.  His key roles as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist are:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources Available in FCPS include:

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 or contact Michael McNulty: [email protected]

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend and the beautiful fall weather.  Yesterday our staff had a very productive day of professional development and planning.  We have 3 weeks remaining in the first quarter.  Please remind your children of the importance of finishing the quarter well by arriving to school on time, giving their very best in class and continuing to find ways to spread kindness.

We are thrilled to share that we are planning field trips this school year.  Our hope is that every grade level will plan two field trips this year.  This week our 4th graders are going to the Kennedy Center and to Jamestown!  What an amazing week they will have. Thank you to the MRES PTA for supporting our efforts to explore the wonders of our area.  

We are looking forward to the Ice Cream Social this Friday, October 14.  This event will take place on the school blacktop and is a great way to connect with our MRES students and families.  Just a reminder, these events are family focused and we kindly ask that all students are accompanied by an adult.  We hope to see you there!

This week we modeled kindness across the pyramid. Our own Roadrunner delivered kindness cards to all the other schools in the pyramid.  Stay tuned for our Runathon Video coming soon which highlights our ONE Kindness Campaign!

Have a great week!

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Attendance Email

Please let the office know when your child will be late, leaving early or absent by 10:00 am each day.  Dismissal changes should be submitted by 1:00 pm to allow time for the office to notify the teacher and to avoid confusion at dismissal.  Please email this information to [email protected].  

 

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here.

 

Fall Picture Day 

Student photos will be taken this Thursday, October 13.  Online orders will be accepted now through October 18 and can be placed here.  Order forms were sent home last week  in Tuesday Folders and should be returned to school before or on picture day.  For questions about ordering please email [email protected].

 

Tuesday Folders

Please check your child’s Tuesday Folder for information from the teacher, school and / or PTA.  Forms that request your input or signature should be returned to school in the Tuesday Folder as soon as possible.

 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! 

To submit a nomination for a Marshall Road Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the Google form link.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees.  One individual may only nominate one employee per category. 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  For more information see the google form link above.

Please help us nominate someone for each category!  The categories are: Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Professional Employee, and Outstanding Operational Employee. 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 18.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Heflin at [email protected].

PTA Update

Walking Wednesday – National Walk to School Day  

Join us for National Walk to School Day tomorrow, October 12!  Walking promotes health, fitness, and time together.  It also alleviates traffic congestion during the busy morning drop-offs.  Can’t walk your child all the way from home?  Feel free to park at Vienna Aquatic Club and walk from there!  

The PTA will be handing out punch cards at doors 3 and 7 for students who walk or bike to school.  If a student participates in at least 6 Walking Wednesdays during the year, they will be entered into a raffle for a prize at the end of the year.   If you would like to volunteer to hand out and mark punch cards, please sign up here.   

 

Join us for the next PTA Meeting and learn more about Advanced Academics at MRES!

Our next PTA meeting will be held virtually on tomorrow at 7:00 pm.  Mrs. Christine Marucchi our new Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) will introduce herself to the MRES community and present an overview of what advanced academics looks like at MRES.  Within the presentation parents will learn about the four levels of AAP and how teachers are addressing the talents of their students through enrichment.  Mrs. Marucchi will also address questions or comments from the parents in attendance of the PTA meeting.  We will also discuss the Runathon and upcoming plans for fall.   

Please use this zoom link to join.   

Meeting ID: 843 6436 4071 

Passcode: 319256  

 

Come Gather with the MRES Community at the Ice Cream Social!  

Please join us for an Ice Cream Social on Friday, October 14, 5:30-7:00 pm, outside on the blacktop.  Enjoy free ice cream and time together with the Marshall Road community.  Families needing less stimulation, or a quieter environment, can join us early from 5:00-5:30 pm. Sign up here to help serve ice cream the evening of the event.  We hope to see you there! 

 

Burgers for Bucks at Social Burger

Treat yourself to one of Vienna’s favorite burgers!  Our next Dining 4 Dollars is Tuesday, October 18 at Social Burger.  Dine in or take out from 4:00-8:00 pm and 20% of all sales will be donated to Marshall Road.  No code or flyer needed.  Social Burger sources their ingredients from local vendors, including produce from DePaul’s Urban Farm on 123 in Vienna!  Your purchase will support many links of the local food chains as well as MRES.  Details can be found in this flyer

 

Fall Garden Cleanup  

Join other MRES parents and families for some fresh air and beautification of the school grounds on Saturday, October 22, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  This is a fun, family friendly event!  Donuts, cider, and water will be provided for volunteers.  

We will be weeding, mulching, pruning tree limbs, and planting seeds and perennials including milkweed for our 2023 monarch butterflies.  A few strong sets of arms are needed to prune tree limbs and carry heavy bags.  Consider bringing your own gloves and tools (there will be some available to borrow, too), and wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.  Please sign up here to help here.  Details can be found in this flyer 

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.   

FCPS Communications 

Advanced Academic Programs Fall Newsletter

Click here to access the Fall AAP Newsletter.

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

All staff members at MRES and the entire Madison Pyramid are wearing their red ONE campaign t-shirts today as we continue to celebrate kindness at school, at home and in the community.  This month we will focus on the ripple effect of kindness.  When one person chooses to be kind it becomes contagious.  Please continue to have discussions with your children about specific ways to begin the chain of kindness.  “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday.”  - Sally Kock

Once again, we kindly remind you to follow all arrival and dismissal procedures.  If you are making changes in your child’s dismissal please let the office know by emailing them at [email protected] by noon.  

Please DO NOT park in any of the cul de sacs on Marshall Road during dismissal.  The cars pulling in and out are causing a dangerous situation for our walkers.  Please put safety first.

We will have our first bus evacuation drill on Thursday morning.  When the students arrive at school, they will leave their belongings on the bus and then they will evacuate from the back of the bus.  Once all students have evacuated safely, they will return to the bus to retrieve their backpacks.  MRES staff and bus drivers will assist students throughout the drill.

Please remember that there will be no school this Wednesday, October 5th.

Have a great week!

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Attendance Email

Please let the office know when your child will be late, leaving early, absent or has a change of dismissal by emailing them at [email protected]. 

 

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here. 

 

Fall Picture Day 

Student photos will be taken on Thursday, October 13.  Online orders will be accepted now through October 18.  Online orders may be placed here.  Order forms will be sent home tomorrow in Tuesday Folders for those who do not wish to order online.  All order forms should be returned to school before or on picture day.  For questions about ordering please email [email protected].

PTA Update

Join the MRES Bike Train This Week 

The next Marshall Road Bike Train is tomorrow, October 4.  The Bike Train departs Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am.  Come early and get your bike tires pumped up with air or join us on the fly when we pass your street!     

Adult volunteers will be riding to chaperone the entire trip, morning and afternoon.  Riders must have a helmet and be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike on neighborhood roads.  Everyone who participates will receive new bike safety equipment and a bike lock. Please visit our PTA website and follow the SignUp Genius link if you would like to volunteer.

 

Join us for the next PTA Meeting and learn more about Advanced Academics at MRES!

Our next PTA meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm.  Mrs. Christine Marucchi our new Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) will introduce herself to the MRES community and present an overview of what advanced academics looks like at MRES.  Within the presentation, parents will learn about the four levels of AAP and how teachers are addressing the talents of their students through enrichment.  Mrs. Marucchi will also address questions or comments from the parents in attendance of the PTA meeting.  We will also discuss the Runathon and upcoming plans for fall.   Please use this zoom link to join. 

Meeting ID: 843 6436 4071   Passcode: 319256  

 

Save the Date for our Ice Cream Social!  

Please join us for an Ice Cream Social on Friday, October 14, 5:30-7:00 pm, outside on the blacktop.  Enjoy free ice cream and time together with the Marshall Road community.  Families needing less stimulation, or a quieter environment, can join us early from 5:00-5:30 pm.  Sign up here to help serve ice cream the evening of the event.  We hope to see you there!  

 

Accessing the PTA Directory  

Joining the Marshall Road PTA has many benefits and one of them is gaining access to the PTA Directory!  See instructions here on how you can access the directory. 

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.   

FCPS Communications 

Advanced Academic News

Parents/Guardians of all grades 3-6 students who are newly enrolled after January 2022 to Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) may complete a Parent Referral Packet for Level IV AAP services if they feel their child meets the criteria for Full-time Advanced Placement services.  Click here for the AAP Referral forms.  All forms must be completed and returned to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) by October 15, 2022.  Hard copies should be turned in to the school by October 14, 2022.  Please send questions to our AART, Christine Marucchi at [email protected].

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend.  It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Family Fun Night.  The beautiful weather, music, food and relaxing time together was enjoyable for all.  A highlight of the evening was seeing your children and some of the teachers, create kindness rocks.  These rocks will be placed in random outdoor locations at other elementary schools in Vienna.  We are excited to continue the  #ONkindactVienna campaign!  Thank you to our wonderful PTA for planning such a great event.

As weather permits, we plan to have students eat at the picnic tables on the blacktop occasionally for lunch.  Please have your children dress in layers and label all jackets and coats so those left behind can be returned to the correct student.

FCPS has added some student / staff holidays to the school calendar that are new this year.  There will be no school for students on October 5, 10, 24 and 31 and students will be released 2 hours early on October 28.

Have a great week.

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Attendance Email

Please let the office know when your child will be late, leaving early, absent or has a change of dismissal by emailing them at [email protected].

 

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here.

 

Fall Picture Day 

Student photos will be taken on Thursday, October 13.  Online orders will be accepted now through October 18.  Place online orders here.  Order forms will be sent home in Tuesday Folders next week for those who do not wish to order online and should be returned to school before or on picture day.

PTA Update

Dining 4 Dollars Returns this Wednesday, September 28 at The Sandwich Shop!    

Fantastic sandwiches, salads, pasta, chicken nuggets and more for the kids.  Check out the offerings or order here from 11:00 am-7:00 pm.  Mention Marshall Road at the register or include Marshall Road in the notes on the checkout page if ordering online.  20% will be donated to MRES!   Details can be found in this flyer.

 

Glow Dodgeball Parents Night Out at InCourage Martial Arts Fairfax 

InCourage Martial Arts Fairfax is having a Glow Dodgeball event exclusively for Marshall Road students.  Space is limited. 100% of proceeds go to the Marshall Road PTA!  Highlights: Glow Dodgeball, Glow Sticks, Craft and Pizza Dinner!  Please bring a water bottle, a white shirt and non-slip socks.  The event is Friday, September 30,  6:30-8:30 pm and the cost is $35 per child.  Register here.  Details can be found in this in this flyer.

 

Enrollment is Still Open for Fitness Warriors!  

We still have space in our Fitness Warriors classes if you’d like to join Mr. Clancy for a fun and energizing morning!  You can view the class description and register on our enrichment website.  Email Cheryl ([email protected]) with questions.

 

Save on MRES Spirit Wear 

Save 10% on MRES Bags from Sept. 26-30 with code BAG10.  Shop at www.marshallroadspiritwear.com. Choose one of 14 different bags and then pick the MRES design of your choice to place on it.  Items will ship directly to you. 

   

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  

FCPS Communications 

Advanced Academic News

Parents/Guardians of all grades 3-6 students who are newly enrolled after January 2022 to Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) may complete a Parent Referral Packet for Level IV AAP services if they feel their child meets the criteria for Full-time Advanced Placement services.  Click here for the AAP Referral forms.  All forms must be completed and returned to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) by October 15, 2022. 

Please send questions to our AART, Christine Marucchi at [email protected].

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you are enjoying these last beautiful days of summer as we turn our calendars to fall this week.  This time of year brings many  opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with the change of seasons.  We hope you will join us this Friday evening at 5:30 pm for the Fall Family Picnic.  The PTA has planned an evening filled with fun activities for all, including an opportunity for  students to show kindness to others as we continue our #ONEKindActVienna campaign.

Safety at arrival and dismissal continues to be a top priority.  Please follow all dismissal policies, including not parking in the cul de sacs along Marshall Road.  This is a route for many of our walkers and we want to make sure they are safe when walking across the the cul de sacs entrances.  Please speak to your children who are walking up Marshall Road in the afternoons.  Students need to walk, not run, to maximize safety.  We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe.

Please remember to pack a snack for your children each day.  Students are working hard at school and they get hungry!  We appreciate all the parents who are sending in snacks for their children and those who have provided extra for those who forget.  Thank you for partnering with us!

There will be no school for students next Monday, September 26 as it is a Teacher Workday for our staff.

Have a great week.

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Attendance

It is extremely important for Parents and Guardians to contact the school to report a child’s absence as well as the reason for the absence.  Parents may call the Attendance Line at 703-937-1515, use the online attendance form or email [email protected].  Excessive unexcused absences will trigger attendance protocols within the school setting as well as conferences with school counselors and administrators to create an individualized attendance plan.

Please visit our website for detailed information related to attendance policies and procedures.

 

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here.

 

Parent Digital Resources Consent Form 

Every student must have parental consent BEFORE they can use certain digital resources.  To provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please use this link and follow the provided directions.  This can also be done from your ParentVue account when you log in.  Click here for more information, including the list of digital resources used at Marshall Road.

PTA Update

Join the MRES Bike Train This Week  

The Marshall Road Bike Train will kick off this Tuesday, September 20.  The Bike Train departs Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am. Come early and get your bike tires pumped up with air.  You can also join us on the fly when we pass your street!     

Adult volunteers will be riding to chaperone the entire trip, morning and afternoon.  Riders must have a helmet and be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike on neighborhood roads.  Everyone who participates will receive new bike safety equipment and a bike lock.  Please visit our PTA website and follow the SignUp Genius link if you would like to volunteer.  

 

Enrichments Start this Week!  Enrollment is Still Open for Fitness Warriors!  

Before school enrichments start this week.  We still have space in our Fitness Warriors classes if you’d like to join Mr. Clancy for a fun and energizing morning!  You can view the class descriptions and register on our enrichment website.  Email Cheryl ([email protected]) with questions.  

 

Save the Date for Marshall Road’s Fall Family Picnic  

Join us on Friday, September 23, 5:30-7:30 pm for our Fall Family Picnic!  This is a chance to enjoy time together with the Marshall Road community.  We will have music by School of Rock, food for sale from the Roaming Coyote, 7 Starr Wings, Ben & Jerry’s, and activities for the students.  This event will be held outdoors on the fields behind the school.  All are welcome!

 

Café y Dialogo/Parent Coffee for Spanish Speaking Families   

MRES y el PTA te invitan a conocer a otros padres de familia e intercambiar dudas. Viernes 23 de Septiembre 9:20am en la cafeteria.  Preguntas? Llame a Elsie Ramos 703-937-1565 PTA: [email protected].

 

Dining 4 Dollars Returns on Wednesday, September 28 at The Sandwich Shop!

Fantastic sandwiches, salads, pasta, chicken nuggets and more for the kids.  Check out the offerings or order here from 11:00 am-7:00 pm.  Mention Marshall Road at the register or include Marshall Road in the notes on the checkout page if ordering online.  20% will be donated to MRES!  Details can be found in this flyer.

 

Glow Dodgeball PTA Fundraiser at InCourage Martial Arts Fairfax  

InCourage Martial Arts Fairfax is having a Glow Dodgeball event exclusively for Marshall Road students.  Space is limited. 100% of proceeds go to the Marshall Road PTA!  Highlights: glow dodgeball, glow sticks, a craft and pizza dinner!  Please bring a water bottle, white shirt and non-slip socks.  The event is Friday, September 30, 6:30-8:30 pm.  Cost is $35 per child.  Register here.  Details can be found in this flyer.

 

Free Shipping on Marshall Road Spirit Wear  

This is the last week to receive FREE SHIPPING no minimum required on all spirit wear purchases.  Choose your favorite design and place it on your favorite style t-shirt, sweatshirt, shorts, pants, or bag.  No coupon code needed and your order will be shipped directly to you!  Place your order here.

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Roadrunner Rundown - 9/12/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Back to School Night.  Our teachers were excited to meet you and share a glimpse of your child’s school day with you.  For those of you who were unable to attend, grade level presentations can be found here.

Thank you for donating to the food drive last week.  Your support will assist many in our community.  We are glad that our students are learning how kindness can be shared with people they may never meet.  What a great example of our #ONEkindactVienna Campaign.  We hope you will join us throughout the school year and beyond to celebrate kindness at school, at home and in the community.  Follow us on twitter @MarshallRoadES to see many kind acts highlighted throughout the school year.

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Attendance Email

Please use this email [email protected] to let the office know when your child will be late, leaving early, absent or has a change of dismissal. 

 

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here.

 

Parent Digital Resources Consent Form 

Every student must have parental consent BEFORE they can use certain digital resources.  To provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please use this link and follow the provided directions.  This can also be done from your ParentVue account when you log in.  Click here for more information, including the list of digital resources used at Marshall Road.

 

Fall Picture Day 

Student photos will be taken on Thursday, October 13.  Pictures may be ordered online and will be available approximately two weeks following picture day.  Save time and pre-order online here.  More details will be coming soon.

PTA Update

Register Now for Fall Enrichment Classes  

This is the last week to register for enrichment classes!  The MRES PTA has put together a full lineup of before-school classes including some favorites (Fitness Warriors!) as well as lots of new options.  You can view class descriptions on our enrichment website.  Registration will close tomorrow, September 13 at 9:00 pm.  Classes will start the week of September 19.  Financial aid scholarships are available when you register.  Email Cheryl ([email protected]) with questions.  

 

Room Parents Needed  

We are hoping to find a room parent for every home room teacher!  We currently still need room parents for the following classrooms: Nusser, Rocha, Kane, Wood, Mai, Ganezer, Wilkins, Monner, Guertin, Rajesh, McPherson, Ramos, Jutcovich, and Nicolas.  See our Room Parent at a Glance info sheet here and use the Google form to let us know if you're available to be a room parent for your student's class.    

We will have a room parent orientation on Wednesday, September 21, 7:30 pm via zoom.  Please use this Zoom link to join.  (Meeting ID: 810 2668 8336  Passcode: 660449) 

 

Free Shipping on Marshall Road Spirit Wear  

Show your Roadrunner pride with Marshall Road spirit wear!  Check out the new spirit wear designs available here. Choose your favorite and place it on over 100 different products.  Enjoy FREE SHIPPING no minimum required September 9-26.  No coupon code needed.  Your order will be shipped directly to you! 

 

Save the Date for Marshall Road’s Fall Family Picnic 

Join us on Friday, September 23, 5:30-7:30 pm for our Fall Family Picnic!  This is a chance to enjoy time together with the Marshall Road community.  We will have music by School of Rock, food for sale from the Roaming Coyote, 7 Starr Wings, and Ben & Jerry’s, and activities for the students.  This event will be held outdoors on the fields behind the school.  All are welcome.     

 

Café y Dialogo/Parent Coffee for Spanish Speaking Families   

MRES y el PTA te invitan a conocer a otros padres de familia e intercambiar dudas. Viernes 23 de Septiembre 9:20am en la cafeteria.  Preguntas? Llame a Elsie Ramos 703-937-1565 PTA: [email protected] .

 

Runathon Sponsorships and Volunteers – Help Support our Biggest Fundraiser!  

Do you have a business?  Are you looking for a fantastic, local advertising opportunity?  Sponsor the Marshall Road Elementary Runathon and have YOUR logo on 1,000 shirts! Your business’ support through a tax-deductible donation will assist us in purchasing a t-shirt for every student, faculty member, and volunteer for this event!  T-shirt space is available with two levels of sponsorship.  Email Renee at [email protected]org to learn more and secure your spot on this year's t-shirt.  The deadline for sponsorships in September 30th.    

We also need volunteers to help make this event a success.  The Runathon will be held November 10th, so planning is already underway.  We need your help obtaining sponsors, prizes, and more.  Fill out this Google form to let us know how you might be interested in getting involved.

 

Dining 4 Dollars Returns on Wednesday, September 28 at The Sandwich Shop!     

Fantastic sandwiches, salads, grilled cheese, pasta, chicken nuggets and more for the kids.  Check out the offerings or order here from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Mention Marshall Road at the register or include Marshall Road in the notes on the checkout page if ordering online.  20% will be donated to MRES!  Details can be found here.

 

Thank you to all who Donated to the Food4Thought Food Drive!  

We appreciate the generous contributions that were made to the Food4Thought Food Drive last week!  We are so grateful for the support of the MRES community.  

 

Visit our Community Partners and support MRES while you shop!   

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.   

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Roadrunner Rundown - 9/6/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We hope you enjoyed the extended weekend and the beautiful weather it brought.

Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Madison HS tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. If you plan to attend, please register to attend.  We hope to see you there!

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday for Back To School Night.  This evening is for adults only and will allow you to spend time in your child’s classroom, meet their teacher and learn more about the year to come.  The schedule for the evening is below.

K-1: 5:00-5:45 pm

2-3: 6:00-6:45 pm

4-6: 7:00-7:45 pm

Our wonderful art teacher, Ms. Kinsey, will be on medical leave beginning next week and plans to return later this fall.   We have an outstanding sub that will be covering during her absence. 

Today begins our week long food drive to stock our food pantry for our own community needs. Please send items with your children to be dropped off in the lobby or consider bringing an item or two to Back to School Night. We appreciate your generosity.

Please check your child's backpack for the Tuesday folder.  This folder often contains important information from the school, the PTA and from your child's teacher.  Today you should receive your ONE Campaign magnet.  We hope you will show your school and pyramid pride by displaying it on your car. #ONEKindActVienna

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Attendance Email

Please use this email [email protected] to let the office know when your child will be late, leaving early, absent or has a change of dismissal. 

 

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

If you have not already returned these forms, you can return the hard copies to the school with your student or submit the Emergency Care Information Form through [email protected] (weCare).

 

Parent Digital Resources Consent Form 

Every student must have parental consent BEFORE they can use certain digital resources.  To provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please use this link and follow the provided directions.  This can also be done from your ParentVue account when you log in.  Click here for more information, including the list of digital resources used at Marshall Road.

 

Students Rights and Responsibilities

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS).  The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R.  Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R.  Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.  Please contact the main office if you have any questions.

 

2022-23 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

This Opt-Out booklet includes opt-out forms that you should submit to your child’s school principal if you do not want your student to participate in a given activity. If you have no objection to the activities described in this booklet, DO NOT sign or submit any of the forms.

 

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here.

PTA Update

Registration is Open for Fall Enrichment Classes  

The MRES PTA is excited to offer a full lineup of before-school classes including some favorites (Fitness Warriors!) as well as lots of new options.  You can view class descriptions on our enrichment website.  Registration opened today at 7:00 am and will close on Tuesday, September 13 at 9:00 pm.  Classes will start the week of September 19.  Financial aid scholarships are available when you register.  Email Cheryl ([email protected]) with questions. 

 

Food4Thought (F4T) Donations & Volunteers Needed 

The Marshall Road weekend food program, F4T, is resuming in September and we need items to sustain our support for families throughout the school year.  If you can help students in the Vienna community with a donation, we would be most grateful.   

The most needed items are Chef Boyardee meals, cheese sandwich crackers, juice boxes, and gently used plastic grocery bags.  Items can be placed in the F4T bin in the lobby by students during the week of September 6-9 and by adults at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 8. Items can also be donated via our Amazon wish list found here: https://tinyurl.com/roadrunnerfood.

For other ways to donate contact Krista Davidson, school social worker at [email protected] or via telephone at 703-937-1556 or see the Marshall Road PTA website at https://marshallroadpta.memberhub.com/w/support.  

We need a few additional volunteers who are available to prepare bags of food for children to take home for the weekend.  Volunteers would be needed approximately twice a month on either Wednesday or Thursday for between 1 and 1½ hours during the school day.  If you are interested in helping, please reach out to Lisa Kelso or Erin Lebbin at [email protected].

  

Join us for our First Walking Wednesday of the School Year 

We are kicking off Walking Wednesdays on Wednesday, September 7th!   Walking promotes health, fitness, and time together.  It also alleviates traffic congestion during the busy morning drop-offs.  Can’t walk your child all the way from home?  Feel free to park at Vienna Aquatic Club and walk from there! 

The PTA will be handing out punch cards at doors 3 and 7 for students who walk or bike to school.  If a student participates in at least 6 Walking Wednesdays during the year, they will be entered into a raffle for a prize at the end of the year.  If you would like to volunteer to hand out and mark punch cards, please sign up here 

 

Free Shipping on Marshall Road Spirit Wear 

Show your Roadrunner pride with Marshall Road spirit wear!  Check out the new spirit wear designs available here.  Choose your favorite and place it on over 100 different products.  Enjoy FREE SHIPPING no minimum required September 9-26.  No coupon code needed.  It will ship directly to you! 

 

Teacher & Staff Wishlists  

As you prepare to see your students’ teachers and classrooms at Back to School Night this week, it’s a great time to review the Teacher and Staff Amazon Wishlists on our website here.  You'll see lists for homeroom teachers, as well as specials teachers, and other specialists, all filled with items that will benefit our students.  

  

Runathon Sponsorships and Volunteers – Help Support our Biggest Fundraiser!  

Do you have a business?  Are you looking for a fantastic, local advertising opportunity?  Sponsor the Marshall Road Elementary Runathon and have YOUR logo on 1,000 shirts!  Your business’ support through a tax-deductible donation will assist us in purchasing a t-shirt for every student, faculty member, and volunteer for this event!  T-shirt space is available with two levels of sponsorship.  Email Renee at [email protected] to learn more and secure your spot on this year's t-shirt.  

We also need volunteers to help make this event a success.  The Runathon will be held November 10, so planning is already underway.  We need your help obtaining sponsors, prizes, and more.  Fill out this Google form to let us know how you might be interested in getting involved.  

 

Save the Date for Marshall Road’s Fall Family Picnic 

Join us on Friday, September 23 from 5:30-7:30 pm for our Fall Family Picnic!  This is a chance to enjoy time together with the Marshall Road community.  We will have music by School of Rock, food for sale, and activities for the students.  This event will be held outdoors on the fields behind the school, and all are welcome.     

 

Café y Dialogo/Parent Coffee for Spanish Speaking Families   

MRES y el PTA te invitan a conocer a otros padres de familia e intercambiar dudas. Viernes 23 de Septiembre 9:20am en la cafeteria.  Preguntas? Llame a Elsie Ramos 703-937-1565 PTA: [email protected]  

 

Room Parents Needed  

We are hoping to find a room parent for every home room teacher!  We currently only have room parents for 17 of our 37 home rooms.  See our Room Parent at a Glance info sheet here and use the Google Form to let us know if you're available to be a room parent for your student's class.   

 

September PTA Newsletter  

Access our September newsletter here.  If you’d like to receive direct communications from the PTA, including our monthly newsletter and emails, set up a Memberhub account here.  

 

Cub Scout Pack 1139  

Interested in learning more about Cub Scouts?  Cub Scout Troop 1139 welcomes boys and girls from kindergarten to fifth grade from many schools in and around Vienna.   

Join Troop 1139 for an introductory ice cream social on Sunday, September 11 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Nottoway Park.  You may also join the troop's first pack meeting on Wednesday, September 21 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Thoreau Middle School. Questions?  Please email [email protected].  More information can be found in this flyer.

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.   

 

FCPS Communications

COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.  Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment.

 

Attendance Message

  •   Take a look at the FCPS Calendar:  

Ensure that any trips that you have planned for the school year are on weekends and school holidays.  Every day of learning is a day toward success.

  • If your child needs to miss school because of an illness or appointment, you must report the absence to the school.  You may submit information via [email protected][ or 703-937-1515.  We appreciate your collaboration in scheduling appointments outside of school hours, when possible.
  • If you know in advance that your child will miss school, please complete and submit the Prearranged Absence Form.  Forms must be submitted in advance to allow adequate time for administrative review.  When planning trips, please keep in mind that absences add up quickly, and students who are absent 10 percent of the school year, or just two days per month, are considered “chronically absent.”

Did you know?

  • Students should miss no more than nine days of school each year to stay engaged, successful, and on track to graduation.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully, or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism (defined as missing 18 days per school year) is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.

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Roadrunner Rundown - 8/29/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

8/29/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

Last week was a wonderful first week of school!  Many staff members agreed that it was a very positive and peaceful week.  Much time was spent getting to know one another, establishing routines and diving into instruction.  We are excited to begin our second week together.

We enjoyed seeing many of you at the Madison HS County Fair last Friday.  It was a fun evening for all; connecting with one another and those from other schools in our region was a great way to start the new school year.  Thank you for coming!

Please join us for Back to School Night on Thursday, September 8, 2022. 

K-1: 5:00-5:45 pm

2-3: 6:00-6:45 pm

4-6: 7:00-7:45 pm

We invite you to spend time in your child’s classroom, meet their teacher and learn more about the year to come. This evening is for adults only.  We hope to see everyone next Thursday evening.

Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Madison HS on September 6th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. If you plan to attend, please register to attend.  We hope to see you there!

There will be no school for students and staff on September 2nd and 5th as we are off for the Labor Day weekend.  We hope you enjoy this extended weekend with your family.

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Attendance Email

Please email the office when your child will be arriving late, leaving early, absent or has a change of dismissal.

Mar[email protected] 

 

Health Information Forms and Emergency Care Forms

These forms were sent home in Tuesday Folders last week.  If you have not already returned them, please return the hard copies to the school with your student or submit the Emergency Care Information Form through [email protected] (weCare).

 

Parent Digital Resources Consent Form 

In order to start using our digital tools at Marshall Road right away, we need your help!  Every student must have parental consent BEFORE they can use certain resources, so please complete this online form as soon as possible.  To provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please use this link and follow the provided directions.  This can also be done from your ParentVue account when you log in.  Click here for more information, including the list of digital resources used at Marshall Road.

 

Students Rights and Responsibilities

FCPS’ updated Students Rights and Responsibility Booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school.  In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R.  Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R.  Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.  Please contact the main office if you have any questions.

 

2022-23 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

This Opt-Out booklet includes opt-out forms that you should submit to your child’s school principal if you do not want your student to participate in a given activity.  If you have no objection to the activities described in this booklet, DO NOT sign or submit any of the forms.

 

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Want to know when your child's bus is approaching your stop?  The Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time.  You can find more details here.

 

Band and Strings

Attention 4th, 5th and 6th graders: it's not too late to sign up for Band or Strings!  Information can be found on the MRES home page.

 

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here.

PTA Update

Join us for the first PTA meeting of the year and learn more about the Science of Reading! 

Our first PTA meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00 pm.  We will have a presentation on the Science of Reading and what this looks like in FCPS and MRES.  You can find some background on the Science of Reading here and here.  

Please use this zoom link to join. 

Meeting ID: 843 6436 4071

Passcode: 319256  

We will also be voting on our budget for the year and reviewing the annual audit.  These documents will be emailed out in advance of the meeting.  If you'd like to have a vote on our budget and all PTA matters, please take a moment to become a member.  Our calendar year runs July 1 - June 30, and memberships need to be renewed each year.  An annual membership is $15 for one parent/guardian, $10 for a second parent/guardian (a total of only $25 for a family), and just $10 for faculty and staff.  To ensure you are getting our PTA emails and communications, create a Memberhub account here.   

 

Fall Enrichment Classes  

The MRES PTA is excited to offer a full lineup of before-school classes including some favorites (Fitness Warriors!) as well as lots of new options.  You can preview class descriptions on our enrichment website on Tuesday, August 30.  Registration will start at 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 6 and will close at 9:00 pm Tuesday, September 13.  Classes will start the week of September 19.  Financial aid scholarships are available when you register.  Email Cheryl ([email protected]) with questions.

 

Runathon Sponsorships and Volunteers – Help Support our Biggest Fundraiser! 

Do you have a business?  Are you looking for a fantastic, local advertising opportunity? Sponsor the Marshall Road Elementary Runathon and have YOUR logo on 1,000 shirts!  Your business’ support through a tax-deductible donation will assist us in purchasing a t-shirt for every student, faculty member, and volunteer for this event!  T-shirt space is available with two levels of sponsorship.  Email Renee at [email protected] learn more and secure your spot on this year's t-shirt.  

We also need volunteers to help make this event a success.  The Runathon will be held November 10th, so planning is already underway.  We need your help obtaining sponsors, prizes, and more.  Fill out this Google form to let us know how you might be interested in getting involved.   

 

The MRES Bike Train Restarts in September  

The Marshall Road Bike Train will be running every other Tuesday this fall, morning and afternoon: September 6th and 20th, October 4th and 18th, and November 1st and 15th.  In the morning, the Bike Train departs Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am. Come early and get your bike tires pumped up with air.  Or join us on the fly when we pass your street!   Adult volunteers will be riding to chaperone the entire trip, morning and afternoon.  Riders must have a helmet and be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike on neighborhood roads.  Everyone who participates will receive new bike safety equipment and a bike lock.  Please visit our PTA website and follow the SignUp Genius link if you would like to volunteer. 

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.   

FCPS Communications 

Attendance Message

Did you know?

•   Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. 

•   Missing 10 percent (or about 2 days per month) can make it harder to learn to read.

•   Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day every few weeks. 

•   Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

•   Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

What you can do

•   Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.

•   Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

•   Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots.

•   Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before school starts to help her transition.

•   Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.

•   If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.

•   Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.

•   Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

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Roadrunner Rundown - 8/22/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

8/22/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

We are thrilled to have our Roadrunners back for the start of the 2022-2023 school year!  There was much excitement in our building today as staff and students enjoy their first day together! 

Please be sure to send a water bottle and snack with your child daily.  Teachers give students a snack break in the morning or afternoon, depending on when their lunch is scheduled.

We hope you will be able to join us at the Madison Pyramid County Fair this Friday, August 26, 5:30-7:00 pm.  This event will be taking place at Madison High; families and staff from our pyramid schools have been invited.  Details can be found here.

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Summer Reading

Did your child participate in summer reading with MRES?  If so, be sure to have them hand in their Summer Reading Choice Board to their classroom teacher OR fill out the online Google Form by September 2nd.  Students who hand in their summer reading, either in person or online, will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win book prizes.  Click here to access the Summer Reading Choice Board and Google Form.  Questions or concerns about summer reading?  Email Librarian Lisa Hoffman at [email protected].

 

Weekly Tuesday Folder

Tuesday Folders will be sent home with students each Tuesday, beginning tomorrow.  These yellow envelopes often contain important communication from the classroom teacher, PTA, or the main office.  Please return the folder on Wednesday whether you have paperwork to return or not.  This week you will find a hard copy of your child’s Emergency Care Form.  If you have not updated your Emergency Care Form through @weCare as of August 22, please review, edit if needed, sign and return the form to your child’s teacher on Wednesday.

  

Parent Digital Resources Consent Form 

In order to start using our digital tools at Marshall Road right away, we need your help!  Every student must have parental consent BEFORE they can use certain resources, so please complete this online form as soon as possible.  To provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please use this link and follow the provided directions.  This can also be done from your ParentVue account when you log in.  Click here for more information, including the list of digital resources used at Marshall Road. 

 

Students Rights and Responsibilities

The 2022-2023 Students Rights and Responsibilities Document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment.  Please use this document as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child or teen so that he or she is well prepared for success when the school year begins.  This document is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

 

Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet

Please log on to your SIS ParentVue account and sign to acknowledge review of this document OR sign and return this form to your child’s school by September 30, 2022.

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities Update - Personal Device Away for the Day (AFTD)

An important update made to the Student Rights & Responsibilities document (SR&R) for the coming school year is the regulation to limit cell phone use during the school day for all FCPS students. Students will not be permitted to use their cell phones, earbuds, smart watches, and other similar devices during the instructional day from 9:20 AM to 4:05 PM. Phones must be silenced and kept away for the duration of the school day. Storage may be in a backpack, pencil bag, etc., during the day.

Schools are partnering with parents to help students understand the importance of putting their phones and smart watches away to minimize distractions during class. Please talk to your child(ren) about these expectations. Families are encouraged to review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users.

Thank you for your support and partnership.

 

2022-23 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

This Opt-Out booklet includes opt-out forms that you should submit to your child’s school principal if you do not want your student to participate in a given activity.  Opt-out forms can be found on pages 13-18.  If you have no objection to the activities described in this booklet, DO NOT sign or submit any of the forms.

 

Band and Strings

Attention 4th, 5th and 6th graders: it's not too late to sign up for Band or Strings!  Information can be found on the MRES home page

 

Back to School Night, September 8

Kindergarten and 1st Grade: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

2nd and 3rd grades: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

4th, 5th and 6th grades: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

 

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

The daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found here.

PTA Update

Parent Coffee  

Please join us on Friday, August 26th at 9:20 am (after school drop-off) on the Blacktop for some coffee.  This is a chance to gather with fellow parents and guardians and reconnect during the first week of school.  

 

Join us for the First PTA Meeting of the Year! 

Our first PTA meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00 pm.  Please use this zoom link to join.  We will have a presentation on the Science of Reading and what this looks like in FCPS and MRES.  You can find some background on the Science of Reading here and here .   

We will also be voting on our budget for the year and reviewing the annual audit.  These documents will be emailed out in advance of the meeting.  If you would like to have a vote on our budget and all PTA matters, please take a moment to become a PTA member.  Our calendar year runs July 1 - June 30, and memberships need to be renewed each year.  An annual membership is $15 for one parent/guardian, $10 for a second parent/guardian (a total of only $25 for a family), and just $10 for faculty and staff.   

 

The MRES Bike Train Restarts in September  

The Marshall Road Bike Train will be running every other Tuesday this fall, morning and afternoon: September 6th and 20th, October 4th and 18th, and November 1st and 15th.  In the morning, the Bike Train departs Meadow Lane Park at 8:45 am. Come early and get your bike tires pumped up with air or join us on the fly when we pass your street!    

Adult volunteers will be riding to chaperone the entire trip, morning and afternoon. 

Riders must have a helmet and be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike on neighborhoods roads.  Everyone who participates will receive new bike safety equipment and a bike lock.  Please visit our PTA website and follow the SignUp Genius link if you would like to volunteer.  

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.   

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#ONEKindActVienna

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

It was wonderful to see many of you at our Open House this morning.  We are excited to welcome all of our Roadrunners for our first day of school on Monday.

In order to nurture a culture of kindness in our schools, community, and world, we are starting the ONE campaign in our pyramid.  We will raise awareness that how we treat others matters and spread a caring culture of kindness throughout our community.   #ONEKindActVienna is about spreading love, and encouraging students, parents, teachers, and community members to think beyond themselves.  The Madison pyramid acknowledges that kindness begets kindness.  By spreading kindness, we are creating a more compassionate community where everyone belongs.  We are One.  One Kind Act can change the world!

Be on the lookout for communication about how your child and family can participate in the ONE campaign throughout the school year.  You might even see your child’s kind acts, and your own, celebrated on social media with the #ONEKindActVienna hashtag.  We look forward to changing the world with you, ONE kind act at a time!

MRES staff will be wearing their red ONE campaign t-shirts on Monday as we begin this year of kindness.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

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Roadrunner Report - 8/15/22

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Roadrunner Rundown 

8/15/22

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Dear Marshall Road Families,

Our wonderful staff returned today and they are energized to begin the new school year.  They have enjoyed reconnecting with one another and are busy planning for the arrival of your children next Monday, August 22.

Later this week you will receive a mailing from us with information about our dismissal procedures.  Safety is our priority and we need your help to maintain all procedures.  We must know how every student is going home each day.  Please complete the Student Transportation Form for every child in your household who attends MRES and return it to your child’s teacher at Open House or have your child return it on the first day of school.  The Kiss & Ride and Dismissal Procedures flyers include important information that will keep students and staff safe as well as ensure that dismissal flows smoothly.  Please follow all arrival and dismissal procedures every day!  We appreciate your patience as dismissal will take a bit longer the first weeks of school as students get used to their routine.

We are excited to have you visit your child’s classroom at our Open House this Friday, August 19.  We are offering 2 sessions to reduce the number of people in the building at one time and to make parking a bit easier for all.  We encourage you to bring school supplies to Open House.  Please check your ParentVUE account to learn the name of your child’s teacher prior to Open House to ensure a smooth visit.  If you do not have a ParentVUE account, please call the main office for assistance.

      Session 1:  9:00-9:30 am      A - L (alpha last name)

      Session 2:  9:45-10:15 am    M-Z (alpha last name)

Enjoy your last days of summer.

Peace.

Jennifer Heiges, Matt Chapman and Sue Kirby

Administrative Team

School Events & Information

Parent Digital Resources Consent Form 

In order to start using our digital tools at Marshall Road right away, we need your help!  Every student must have parental consent BEFORE they can use certain resources, so please complete this online form as soon as possible.  To provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please use this link and follow the provided directions.  This can also be done from your ParentVue account when you log in.  Click here for more information, including the list of digital resources used at Marshall Road. 

 

Band and Strings

Attention 4th, 5th and 6th graders: it's not too late to sign up for Band or Strings!  Information can be found on the MRES home page.

 

School Supplies

School supply lists can be found here.  School supplies can be brought to classrooms during Open House or on the first day of school.  Supplies that were ordered through the PTA will be delivered to classrooms prior to the first day of school.

 

Madison Pyramid County Fair

Marshall Road families are invited to attend the County Fair on August 26, 5:30-7:00 pm.  Please mark your calendar now and join us for this fun event.  Details can be found here.

 

Back to School Night, September 8

Kindergarten and 1st Grade: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

2nd and 3rd grades: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

4th, 5th and 6th grades: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

PTA Update

Teacher & Staff Wishlists  

Right now, our Marshall Road teachers and staff are hard at work planning for the year ahead, including gathering all the items they will need to make the year a success for our students.  Once you know your student's teacher assignments, it would be a great time to review the Teacher and Staff Amazon Wishlists on our website here. You will see lists for homeroom teachers, as well as specials teachers, and other specialists, all of whom go above and beyond for our students.  You can support our teachers and staff, and by extension all MRES students, by reviewing their Amazon wishlists and helping fulfill their wishes! 

 

Join the PTA!  

We encourage all MRES family and community members to join the PTA!  Visit our website to complete your membership.  Our calendar year runs July 1 - June 30, and memberships need to be renewed each year.  An annual membership is $15 for one parent /guardian, $10 for a second parent/guardian (a total of only $25 for a family), and just $10 for faculty and staff.   

 

Join Us at Our Last Popsicle Play Date   

Rising kindergarteners and new Marshall Road students, please join us for our last popsicle play date.  If you weren't able to attend a school tour in the spring, the school is offering a tour for kindergarten and new MRES families that morning as well.  Enjoy a tour and then come play on the playground and get a frozen treat!

Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 am (school tour) and 10:00 am (play date)  

 

2022-2023 Volunteers  

There are so many great reasons to volunteer with the PTA.  Please join us and help make our programs and events a success!  Fill out this Google form to let us know how you might be interested in getting involved. 

 

Order your Marshall Road Spirit Wear  

Now is a great time to purchase your Marshall Road spirit wear for the fall!  Check out our spirit wear site. Our new designs for the upcoming year were just posted!  You can customize your look by choosing one of the 12 Marshall Road designs and placing it on an item of your choice. Items will ship directly to you and shipping is always free with purchases over $50!  

 

Stay Informed and Get Connected!  

You can find the most up-to-date information on our websitePTA Facebook and Instagram pages.   

FCPS Communications 

FCPS Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants!  You will find information about the application process here.  You can also attend one of our Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process.  To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page here.  Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

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