November 2008 Newsletter
November 17-21 - Marshall Multicultural Week
November 19 – Clothing Exchange – 12:00-4:00
December 3 - PTO meeting 6:30-7:30
December 15–Staff Holiday Breakfast–7:30 am As we roll right into the colder weather and I’m
December 18 – Cookie Walk – 6:30-7: 30 pm already reminiscing of the warmer days when our
students were happily at play on our playground, I
A HUGE Thank you goes out to Fratelli’s Pizza. thought it would be the opportune time to
The PTO received $798 for the month of October mention our progress on our playground remodel.
from their 10% Tuesday night. We will continue
to benefit from this program for the months of Yes, it is still in the works and we have put many
November and December as well. So……spend hours into the planning, design, grant writing,
your Tuesday night with your family at and all the other work involved in pulling this
!! Every Tuesday night wonderful project together. I understand that
of all proceeds go to Marshall School students came back to school this year expecting
(including deliveries). Thank you Bernadette, Pete to see new equipment on their playground and I
and Brent for this generous gift!!! am hoping parents will help lessen their
disappointment by explaining the enormous
Come and join Marshall School during the week amount of planning and work that goes into
of November 17-21st as we celebrate our cultural buying equipment. We have meetings with the
diversity. We will have multi-cultural presenters, district to determine if what the students voted to
storytellers, artist demonstrations and dancers. purchase is allowed by district safety guidelines-
Throughout the week, classes will sign up to some of it was not. We have meetings with
stattend the special events. On Friday Nov. 21 we equipment companies to determine their cost for
will have outdoor performers on the Primary field BOTH equipment and installation. I feel it’s
(9am). We invite parents to share their unique important to share with you that beyond the cost
ethnic culture with the classes. Contact Mrs. of equipment (around $20,000-25,000) we have
Onsae for more information 928-606-8032. the cost of installation (around $10,000-
$15,000). Then we have measurements to take
Our annual Clothing Exchange will be held on Nov. to be sure we can fit new equipment and still
th19 from Noon-4 pm. This is a great opportunity keep some of the older, yet still fun, equipment.
to clear out your closets and pick up gently used AND we have winter weather coming. All of this
clothes. Donate your items NOW. Volunteers are while taking into account the complete remodel
needed to help sort, set up and clean up. If you of the playground in phases yet to come.
would like to volunteer please contact Liz Curtiss
at email@example.com. So, hang in there Marshall Students!! This is still
very much a priority for all of us working on the
playground. We have not set this aside and are Tax credits are a great way to give to Marshall
School as well as give back to yourself!! If you striving to put something in before the end of the
school year!! And, as always, anyone interested have to pay taxes to the state of Arizona – why not in helping out either financially, with the donation direct your taxes to Marshall School? It’s never
of time/skill, and/or grant writing, please feel too early to start – so write your check to Marshall free to contact me Becky.Thomas@nau.edu. now and your tax credit for 2008. Married
couples can receive up to a $400 credit and
Happy November!! single tax filers can receive up to $200. See
Becky Thomas Patty at the front office for more details!!
Don’t forget to save those Box Tops. Marshall is
up to $412 so far this school year!!
November 13 - Exploration Stations - 6:30-8pm
Our Teacher/Staff Holiday Breakfast will be held
th at 7:30 am – bake or buy a on December 15 yummy breakfast item for our incredible Marshall Dear Marshall Families, Faculty and staff!! Please let Jen Johnson know what goodies you can bring by emailing her at Time is marching on. Many exciting events and firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for making this activities are happening at Marshall while holiday breakfast memorable for our teachers learning remains our focus. As we move towards and staff. the holidays the balance between extra-curricular
events and the teaching and learning is our goal.
Thank you all for helping our students remain We need volunteers in the following areas:
focused on our goal. ? Character Counts Committee
? Arts Council
As you all know we have a very active parent ? Science Council
community at Marshall of which I continue to be ? PTO secretary very grateful. Recently members of our three ? PTO newsletter coordinator councils, Site, Arts and Science, joined together ? PTO event coordinator in the “Meeting of the Minds”. The evening ? Playground duty assistance – before brought forth many great ideas, thoughts, school & lunch recess concerns and goals for the near and distant Please call Annette Avery at 779-4363 or email future of the Magnet program here at Marshall. email@example.com if you can donate your The three overarching goals for all three councils time in one of these areas! are related to community outreach, sustaining and strengthening financial support and finally Marshall School t-shirts and hoodies are always the deep integration of the arts and sciences sold on the first Friday of every month. Mark your within our core curriculum. I sincerely look thcalendar for Friday, Dec. 5 to purchase your forward to working together on these goals and I Marshall School items. Marshall items make welcome all who wish to participate in any way. great holiday gifts for kids and parents alike!! Thank you for your commitment to all the children at Marshall Magnet Elementary School. Marshall Magnet has just signed up for a scrip program as another way to earn money for our Please join me in thanking our volunteer crossing school without selling/spending more than you guard, Billy Weldon. Billy is a Vietnam Veteran already do. Look for information coming home to and Purple Heart recipient. He volunteers purchase gift cards for items such as groceries, everyday at Marshall to help keep our children gas, retail stores, etc. Why not purchase gift safe. A big thank you to Billy! cards for the holidays and help earn money for Marshall School at the same time? Call Annette Parent teacher conferences are on the horizon. Avery at 779-4363 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please be reminded that students will be with any questions. released at 12:00 noon on November 19, 20 and 21st. Are you interested in the Career Ladder Steering Committee of FUSD? If so, a letter of interest Have a wonderful November! may be emailed to email@example.com or you can call Steve Larson at 527-6130 with Fondly, questions. Stacie Zanzucchi, Principal There will be a flu shot clinic at Marshall Magnet thElementary on Friday, Dec. 5 from 1-4 pm.
Vaccinations are free for children under the age
of 19 years old. Protect yourself and your
children – get a flu shot this season!