GCM PTSA Blast – November 20, 2017

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by seskaggs7
GCM PTSA Banner
  2 Hour Early Release this Wednesday.  
Thursday, Friday Thanksgiving Holiday Break
What’s in Here

Support Your PTSA!
GCM Logo
The Marshall PTSA is “Your PTSA” and works hard to help both parents and students get the most out of your high school experience. Your participation is important, and helps our community to thrive. Your membership donations are always 100% tax deductible and help enrich your teens’ education.
The PTSA has partnered with Pay4SchoolStuff,an innovative, secure on-line payment website.  For all on-line payments (PTSA dues, a donation, or to purchase any PTSA item offered throughout the year) you’ll first need to register with Pay4SchoolStuff.
Register for Pay4SchoolStuff just once for all your purchases and no need to renew each year.  If you’re already a member, just login and you’ll be ready to make secure payments for all of your PTSA purchases.
If you prefer to use a paper Membership Form and send us your check, CLICK HERE.

Give us your Info
The Marshall PTSA GCM Blast is a weekly email with the latest info on what’s happening of interest to Parents.
If you’ve got something you want to share in the Blast, send it via email to:
Please no attachments; put exactly what you want the article to say in the body of the email along with a headline and sub-headline. The deadline for submissions is Sunday evening.
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links…
Welcome to the George C Marshall (GCM) PTSA weekly email Blast!
Each week in this Blast we will literally be linking you up with all the information our Marshall parents need to stay informed.

For information about joining the GCM PTSA please visit our website.

ANGC Registration and Silent Auction
All Night Grad Celebration (ANGC)
Early Registration Bonus – Act Now!
Every senior who registers for ANGC by Dec. 1 will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini! (Just the device, no data plan — but still – it’s an iPad Mini!).  Signing up NOW is a GREAT IDEA for these reasons:
  • The price goes from $50 up to $60 on Jan. 31
  • The price goes up *again* to $85 on May 3
  • It gives your senior something to look forward to now, while they’re still under the stress of classes and college apps  J
 Your senior will not want to miss this amazingly fun party – even if they don’t know what all the hype is about, and they *think* none of their friends are going, trust us – there will be in a mad dash to sign up at the last minute. It happens every year!! Show your smarts, Class of 2018 parents – register now! It will really help the party planners.
Two ways to register by Dec. 1:
 Questions? Email angc18reg@gmail.com. For financial assistance, please see your guidance counselor.
 
ANGC Silent Auction
Parents — We need your donations for our Silent Auction!  Please click HERE for more information.

Heathers: The Musical 

Opening night for Heathers is next Tuesday, November 28th! Tickets for Heathers  The Musical are on sale now! Performance dates are November 28th through December 2nd at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, teachers and seniors. Please note that this show is being performed in the C-113 Lecture Hall, with limited seating and tickets will not be sold at the door.
Go online now to get your Tickets.
Based on the 1988 cult film Heathers, this rock musical offers an unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school. It is a dark story about the cliques at Westerburg High School ruled by the fearsome trio of Heather, Heather and Heather. When the misfit, Veronica, rejects their evil ways and teams up with her mysterious boyfriend, J.D., a plan emerges to put the Heathers in their place once and for all….
Please note: Adult language and adult situations make this performance  appropriate only for high school age audiences and older. Visit statesmentheatre.org for additional information.

Chipotle Fundraiser for the Class of 2020 – Nov 29th

Eat at the Vienna Chipotle on Wednesday, November 29th anytime between 4:00 – 8:00pm and help out the Class of 2020! Easy decision for dinner!
Chipotle

MEADOWLARK’S WINTER WALK OF LIGHTS – $2 TICKET DISCOUNT

Attend a great local holiday event and support GCM Choral Boosters by purchasing tickets online at WinterWalkofLights.com
Discounts are available Mondays – Thursdays in November (excluding Thanksgiving) and from January 1-7.
USE COUPON CODE JOY17 to get your disount of $2 per ticket.
Reserve your tickets early, as the event sells out quickly!
Questions?  Contact Jodi Williams.

It’s That Time of Year!

The George C Marshall High School Boosters will run the annual Christmas Tree Sale from November 25 through December 17, 2017.  We will sell Christmas Trees, wreaths, garland, White House Ornaments and Marshall Statesmen Spirit Wear.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Marshall’s athletic teams and other organizations.
Hours will be 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday.
Here is your way to volunteer and help out!
SignUp Genius for the week night shifts, 5:30-8:30pm: HERE
SignUp Genius for the Team shifts on the weekends: HERE

Senior Yearbook Ads
Senior Ads Still Available – But Space is Limited!
We still have a few spaces left for Senior Ads in the 2018 yearbook. Don’t miss your chance to send a heartfelt message to your graduating senior and share some of your favorite family photos with the school community. We will continue accepting orders, first come first serve, until all spots are filled. If you’d like your ad to be included, submit an order as soon as possible! For more information, visit us HERE. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook staff at columbianyearbook@gmail.com.

All Night Grad Party Ornament Fundraiser
For information on how to purchase your 2017 White House Ornaments please visit our PTSA website HERE

Proceeds support the Class of 2018 All Night Graduation Celebration.

Upcoming Events
Nov 22 – Students Released 2 Hours Early
Nov 23&24- Thanksgiving Break
Nov 25 – GCM Boosters Christmas Tree Sale begins
Nov 28 thru Dec 2 — Heathers: The Musical (see above)
Nov 29 – Vienna Chipotle Dine Out
December PTSA Meeting has been cancelled

Holiday Party Benefiting the Class of 2018 and ANGC

Monday, November 20th, 2017 by seskaggs7
Holiday Open House – Support the Marshall High School Class of 2018 and All Night Grad
Please join us and bring a friend or two.  You do not have to be a Marshall parent or senior parent to attend.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 3pm to 6pm
2504 Drexel Street, Vienna
Come enjoy a glass of champagne, hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate all while shopping for the holidays. On site you can purchase freshly baked holiday cookies, shop holiday gifts with Stella & Dot, Monogramming by Trish Alexander (a Marshall parent) and Wild Tree products and more. A percentage of proceeds benefit the Marshall Class of 2018! Be entered into a drawing with purchase. Drawing every hour.
The Stella & Dot store is already open and you can shop now at https://www.stelladot.com/ts/836bf
Buy your White House Christmas ornaments, senior yard signs, and learn important information about Senior year!

If you have questions, please contact lryoungers@gmail.com.

Senior Ads Still Available – But Space is Limited!

Monday, November 20th, 2017 by seskaggs7

We still have a few spaces left for Senior Ads in the 2018 yearbook. Don’t miss your chance to send a heartfelt message to your graduating senior and share some of your favorite family photos with the school community. We will continue accepting orders, first come first serve, until all spots are filled. If you’d like your ad to be included, submit an order as soon as possible! For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/ybkstudent. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook staff at columbianyearbook@gmail.com.

ANGC Early Registration Bonus!

Friday, November 17th, 2017 by seskaggs7

All Night Grad Celebration (ANGC)

Early Registration Bonus – Act Now!

Every senior who registers for ANGC by Dec. 1 will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini! (Just the device, no data plan — but still – it’s an iPad Mini!!)

Signing up NOW is a GREAT IDEA for these reasons:

  • The price goes from $50 up to $60 on Jan. 31
  • The price goes up *again* to $85 on May 3
  • It gives your senior something to look forward to now, while they’re still under the stress of classes and college apps  J

Your senior will not want to miss this amazingly fun party – even if they don’t know what all the hype is about, and they *think* none of their friends are going, trust us – there will be in a mad dash to sign up at the last minute. It happens every year!! Show your smarts, Class of 2018 parents – register now! It will really help the party planners.

Two ways to register by Dec. 1:

Questions? Email angc18reg@gmail.com. For financial assistance, please see your guidance counselor.

GCM PTSA: Last Call to Action for Fall Newsletter

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by seskaggs7
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The Bulletin Board                                    11/14/17

GCM PTSA Committee Chair Communication
Quarterly PTSA Newsletter Fall Issue Call To Action –
Reminder: We Need Your input!
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Greetings fellow PTSA members, Marshall faculty & staff!
We are getting ready to publish our fall PTSA Marshall newsletter. Again, we need YOUR help generating content and providing high res photos. The print newsletter comes out 3 times a year and seeks to celebrate recent events and accomplishments at Marshall, while also promoting upcoming events.
If you have text and photos to feature in the Winter issue, please send by TOMORROW – Wednesday, November 15 to marshallptsanews@gmail.com:
  • Text(either in email body, or attach a Word file)
  • Provide clear author info so we can attribute the text to someone
  • Photos as med-to-high res for print work (low res only works for web)

The winter issue will come out in late February/early March. (3rd issue – Spring will come out in early June-copy deadline May 15.)

Many thanks!
Sincerely,
Jennifer Church
Marshall PTSA newsletter designer
The most important hour of the week may be the one you give away.
Thanks for Volunteering!
Next GCM PTSA Meeting
January 8, 2018 – 7PM

GCM PTSA Blast: November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by seskaggs7
GCM PTSA Banner
                 PTSA Meeting Tonight at 7:00 in Room C114
What’s in Here

Support Your PTSA!
GCM Logo
The Marshall PTSA is “Your PTSA” and works hard to help both parents and students get the most out of your high school experience. Your participation is important, and helps our community to thrive. Your membership donations are always 100% tax deductible and help enrich your teens’ education.
The PTSA has partnered with Pay4SchoolStuff,an innovative, secure on-line payment website.  For all on-line payments (PTSA dues, a donation, or to purchase any PTSA item offered throughout the year) you’ll first need to register with Pay4SchoolStuff.
Register for Pay4SchoolStuff just once for all your purchases and no need to renew each year.  If you’re already a member, just login and you’ll be ready to make secure payments for all of your PTSA purchases.
If you prefer to use a paper Membership Form and send us your check, CLICK HERE.

Give us your Info
The Marshall PTSA GCM Blast is a weekly email with the latest info on what’s happening of interest to Parents.
If you’ve got something you want to share in the Blast, send it via email to:
Please no attachments; put exactly what you want the article to say in the body of the email along with a headline and sub-headline. The deadline for submissions is Sunday evening.
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links…
Welcome to the George C Marshall (GCM) PTSA weekly email Blast!
Each week in this Blast we will literally be linking you up with all the information our Marshall parents need to stay informed.
Please come to our meeting tonight.

We have a report from Principal Litz, information on the new classrooms being added in the back of the school, information on a new fundraising initiative for Marshall, and much more.

Refreshments will be served!

For information about joining the GCM PTSA please visit our website.

GCM PTSA Membership Meeting Minutes Oct 2nd:  HERE

International Night is Thursday – Bring a Dish to Share!

Come one, come all to celebrate and highlight the diversity and cultures at Marshall High School. There will be cultural displays, interactive activities, dinner and a student performance show.  ALL family members are invited!
International night is this Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria and auditorium.  
Have a favorite dish from your home country? Have an international dish you love to cook? Please bring it to share with others.
We are asking all dishes be dropped off at Marshall by 5:00 p.m. There will be a student volunteer at the front door to greet you and carry your dish to the cafeteria.

Join the ANGC Planning Team /Seniors-Time to Register
Love to scrapbook?  Have you always wanted to run your own casino?  Enjoy planning parties? 
Help us fill the remaining slots on our All Night Grad planning team.  It’s not just for senior parents!
Check out  Signup Genius for all the details.  Questions?  Contact Chair Christie Johnson at  angc@gcmptsa.org
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ANGC – All Night Grad Celebration is June 13, 2018
Register NOW for ANGC — a fun, safe night for seniors. Games, prizes, music, swimming, food, sports, and friends! Tickets are only $50 now. Prices increase in 2018 to $60 after Jan. 31 and $85 after May 3.
(Note: ANGC is not covered by senior dues.)
Register now at pay4schoolstuff.com .
Questions? Want to help? Please email angc2018reg@gmail.com.
For financial assistance please see your child’s guidance counselor.

Heathers: The Musical 

Mark your calendars – Statesmen Theatre’s Blackbox production of Heathers: The Musical is coming! Performance dates and times are November 28th through December 2nd at 7:30pm. Tickets will go on sale soon. Based on the 1988 cult film Heathers, this rock musical offers an unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school. It is a dark story about the cliques at Westerburg High School ruled by the fearsome trio of Heather, Heather and Heather. When the misfit, Veronica, rejects their evil ways and teams up with her mysterious boyfriend, J.D., a plan emerges to put the Heathers in their place once and for all….
Please note: Adult language and adult situations make this performance  appropriate only for high school age audiences and older. Visit statesmentheatre.org for additional information.

MEADOWLARK’S WINTER WALK OF LIGHTS – $2 TICKET DISCOUNT

Attend a great local holiday event and support GCM Choral Boosters by purchasing tickets online at WinterWalkofLights.com
Discounts are available Mondays – Thursdays in November starting today (excluding Thanksgiving) and from January 1-7.
USE COUPON CODE JOY17 to get your disount of $2 per ticket.
Reserve your tickets early, as the event sells out quickly!
Questions?  Contact Jodi Williams.

It’s That Time of Year!

The George C Marshall High School Boosters will run the annual Christmas Tree Sale from November 25 through December 17, 2017.  We will sell Christmas Trees, wreaths, garland, White House Ornaments and Marshall Statesmen Spirit Wear.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Marshall’s athletic teams and other organizations.
Hours will be 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday.
Here is your way to volunteer and help out!
SignUp Genius for the week night shifts, 5:30-8:30pm: HERE
SignUp Genius for the Team shifts on the weekends: HERE

A Fields of Honor Thank You

Thank you Marshall Community for Supporting the Field of Honor!
On Thursday, George C. Marshall High School’s Class of 2019 created a Veterans Day Field of Honor with 400 flags recognizing those who have served our country.  The Marshall Choir sang and the class was joined by four distinguished veterans, Principal Litz, and Marshall staff who worked with our students.  The class sent out 75 e-cards to veterans and their families letting them know a flag was planted in their honor and will be making a donation to Serving Together for each sponsored flag.  The Field of Honor tradition will be continued for Memorial Day 2018.

Camera Donations for the Art Department
The Marshall High School art department is seeking donations of cameras to support its ever expanding photography program.  Cameras will be added to our lending library for student usage in intro and upper level courses.  Any still functional camera will be accepted (digital or film), but 35mm film cameras are especially desired.  An itemized tax deduction receipt will be provided.

Please contact Patrick McDonough, pmcdonough@fcps.edu with questions. Thanks!

All Night Grad Party Ornament Fundraiser
For information on how to purchase your 2017 White House Ornaments please visit our PTSA website HERE

Proceeds support the Class of 2018 All Night Graduation Celebration.

Upcoming Events
Nov 13 – PTSA Meeting 7:00 in Room C114
Nov 15 – Choir Boosters Meeting
Nov 16 – International Night 5:30pm – 8:00pm in Cafeteria
Nov 22 – Students Released 2 Hours Early
Nov 23&24- Thanksgiving Break
Nov 25 – GCM Boosters Christmas Tree Sale begins
Nov 28 thru Dec 2 — Heathers: The Musical (see above)
Dec 4 — PTSA Meeting

International Night – This Thursday, Nov 16!

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 by WebAdmin
International Night is Nov. 16th – Bring a Dish to Share!

Come one, come all to celebrate and highlight the diversity and cultures at Marshall High School. There will be cultural displays, interactive activities, dinner and a student performance show.  ALL family members are invited!
International night will be held on Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria and auditorium.  
Have a favorite dish from your home country? Have an international dish you love to cook? Please bring it to share with others.
We are asking all dishes be dropped off at Marshall by 5:00 p.m. There will be a student volunteer at the front door to greet you and carry your dish to the cafeteria.

Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights – Ticket Discount!$$

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 by WebAdmin

MEADOWLARK’S WINTER WALK OF LIGHTS – $2 TICKET DISCOUNT

 
Attend a great local holiday event and support GCM Choral Boosters by purchasing tickets online at www.WinterWalkofLights.com
Discounts are available Mondays – Thursdays in November starting Monday, November 13 excluding Thanksgiving and from January 1-7.  USE COUPON CODE JOY17 to get your discount of $2 per ticket and the GCM Choral Boosters will automatically get a $1 donation as well!
Reserve your tickets early, as the event sells out quickly!
Check out a flyer HERE!
Questions?  Contact Jodi Williams at jamcwilliams@yahoo.com

LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE- Marshall High School’s Field of Honor

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 by seskaggs7
DEADLINE TO ORDER FLAGS IS END OF DAY TODAY!
Order Link and Volunteer Link below 
You are invited to support the GCM Field of Honor by sponsoring a flag to fly in front of the school over Veteran’s Day weekend.  The Field will be created on November 9th and honor our veteran’s through the weekend.   
 
  • Order Link: Login to pay4schoolstuff.com and select Field of Honor to purchase 1 flag, 5 flags, or 5 flags for Veteran’s and Memorial Day Fields of Honor.
  • Volunteer Link:  We want to make sure the Field of Honor looks good all weekend.  Click Here to sign up.
Click Here to watch our Memorial Day Field of Honor video.
Parent Liaisons:  Dianne Gurdak, Faith Boettger, Kathy Brown, Anna Grill
Class Administrative Sponsor:  Dan Daus
Class Faculty Sponsors:  Lindsay Karr, Amanda Wright, Kelsey Breslin, Brenna, Killeen

GCM PTSA Blast: November 6th

Monday, November 6th, 2017 by seskaggs7
GCM PTSA Banner
What’s in Here

Support Your PTSA!
GCM Logo
The Marshall PTSA is “Your PTSA” and works hard to help both parents and students get the most out of your high school experience. Your participation is important, and helps our community to thrive. Your membership donations are always 100% tax deductible and help enrich your teens’ education.
The PTSA has partnered with Pay4SchoolStuff,an innovative, secure on-line payment website.  For all on-line payments (PTSA dues, a donation, or to purchase any PTSA item offered throughout the year) you’ll first need to register with Pay4SchoolStuff.
Register for Pay4SchoolStuff just once for all your purchases and no need to renew each year.  If you’re already a member, just login and you’ll be ready to make secure payments for all of your PTSA purchases.
If you prefer to use a paper Membership Form and send us your check, CLICK HERE.

Give us your Info
The Marshall PTSA GCM Blast is a weekly email with the latest info on what’s happening of interest to Parents.
If you’ve got something you want to share in the Blast, send it via email to:
Please no attachments; put exactly what you want the article to say in the body of the email along with a headline and sub-headline. The deadline for submissions is Sunday evening.
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links…
Welcome to the George C Marshall (GCM) PTSA weekly email Blast!
Each week in this Blast we will literally be linking you up with all the information our Marshall parents need to stay informed.
Please come to our meeting next Monday November 13th.  We have a report from Principal Litz, information on the new classrooms being added in the back of the school, information on a new fundraising initiative for Marshall, and much more.

For information about joining the GCM PTSA please visit our website.

GCM PTSA Membership Meeting Minutes Oct 2nd:  HERE

Seniors Register Now for ANGC
 

ANGC – All Night Grad Celebration – June 13, 2018
Register NOW for ANGC — a fun, safe night for seniors. Games, prizes, music, swimming, food, sports, and friends! Tickets are only $50 now. Prices increase in 2018 to $60 after Jan. 31 and $85 after May 3.
(Note: ANGC is not covered by senior dues.)
Register now at pay4schoolstuff.com .
Questions? Want to help? Please email angc2018reg@gmail.com.
For financial assistance please see your child’s guidance counselor.

It’s That Time of Year!

The George C Marshall High School Boosters will run the annual Christmas Tree Sale from November 25 through December 17, 2017.  We will sell Christmas Trees, wreaths, garland, White House Ornaments and Marshall Statesmen Spirit Wear.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Marshall’s athletic teams and other organizations.
Hours will be 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday.
Here is your way to volunteer and help out!
SignUp Genius for the week night shifts, 5:30-8:30pm: HERE
SignUp Genius for the Team shifts on the weekends: HERE

Camera Donations for the Art Department
The Marshall High School art department is seeking donations of cameras to support its ever expanding photography program.  Cameras will be added to our lending library for student usage in intro and upper level courses.  Any still functional camera will be accepted (digital or film), but 35mm film cameras are especially desired.  An itemized tax deduction receipt will be provided.

Please contact Patrick McDonough, pmcdonough@fcps.edu with questions. Thanks!

International Night is Nov. 16th – Bring a Dish to Share!

Come one, come all to celebrate and highlight the diversity and cultures at Marshall High School. There will be cultural displays, interactive activities, dinner and a student performance show.  ALL family members are invited!
International night will be held on Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria and auditorium.  
Have a favorite dish from your home country? Have an international dish you love to cook? Please bring it to share with others.
We are asking all dishes be dropped off at Marshall by 5:00 p.m. There will be a student volunteer at the front door to greet you and carry your dish to the cafeteria.

ACT Practice Test tomorrow
If you haven’t signed up and our interested in your student taking the practice ACT please register and get more info at our PTSA website HERE.  There is limited seating at this test.

Help Sponsor the Fields of Honor for Veteran’s Day

The GCM Class of 2019 will continue the tradition started last Memorial Day and create Fields of Honor on Veteran’s and Memorial Day holidays this year.
  •  
  • Online Order Deadline 11/7:  Login to pay4schoolstuff.com and select Field of Honor to purchase 1 flag, 5 flags, or 5 flags for Veteran’s and Memorial Day Fields of Honor.
  • Mail-in Order Deadline: MUST be received at GCM by noon on 11/7:

    FORM and send it with a check to GCM ATTN: Field of Honor.

For more information please see our PTSA website HERE.

We hope our Field of Honor will continue to inspire all who drive by Marshall High School.

Marshall Parent Group Meeting
The “We Are in it Together” parent group meeting is this Wednesday, November 8. at 7:45-8:45 pm. Please join us in our library for casual conversation and sharing. All are welcome.
Please see this article to begin our conversation:  NYTimes
For those who like to plan ahead, please consider joining us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 14. The tentative plan is to discuss teens & the mental health impact of smartphone usage.
Facilitators for the group will be Krissy Ronan, GCM Librarian and Cindy Blakeley, Director of Student Services.

Real Food for Kids — Advocacy Training Nov 9th
Kids benefit from healthy food choices in schools.

Real Food for Kids’ next Healthy Schools Advocacy Training will be held Thursday November 9th at Gatehouse.  Please see our FLYER and click HERE to register!

All Night Grad Party Ornament Fundraiser
For information on how to purchase your 2017 White House Ornaments please visit our PTSA website HERE

Proceeds support the Class of 2018 All Night Graduation Celebration.

Upcoming Events
Nov 7 – Practice ACT 9am – 1pm – Marshall HS Rooms D201& D203
Nov 7 – Deadline for sponsoring Fields of Honor (see above)
Nov 8 – Marshall Parent Group Mtg 7:45pm (see above)
Nov 13 – PTSA Meeting
Nov 15 – Choir Boosters Meeting
Nov 16 – International Night 5:30pm – 8:00pm in Cafeteria
Nov 22 – Students Released 2 Hours Early
Nov 23&24- Thanksgiving Break
Nov 25 – GCM Boosters Christmas Tree Sale begins
Dec 4 — PTSA Meeting

GCM Booster Blast: November 1st

Monday, November 6th, 2017 by seskaggs7
The latest news, highlights, shout-outs, fundraisers, notices, and big event schedules all sent in this weekly eblast to our Marshall Boosters and supporters. GO STATESMEN!
SEND US YOUR NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM YOUR TEAM AND STUDENT ATHLETES TO ebooster@gcmhsboosters.org
November 1, 2017
The George C. Marshall High School Boosters Latest
BOOSTER BLAST
 
If you no longer wish to receive this weekly email, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this newsletter.
FOUR STRAIGHT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball
CONGRATULATIONS AND GO STATESMEN!
Lady Statesmen take home fourth straight conference championship.
SEE YOU AT MARSHALL THURSDAY NOV 2:
VOLLEYBALL REGIONAL TOURNAMENT PLAY
Come out and support our Lady Statesmen. 7 pm at Marshall. We always draw a loud supportive crowd and we hope for even more. BIG CROWDS HELP WIN BIG GAMES! SEE YOU THERE!!! #MarshallPride #MarshallMob
Marshall Volleyball decisively won their 4th Straight conference championship winning the title at home versus Edison 3-0 last Thursday.
Regional play started Wednesday, November 1 at Marshall when the Lady Statesmen needed just about an hour to defeat Stonewall Jackson from Manassas 3-0. The team continues their, nearly perfect, now 17-1 season this Thursday November 2 AT MARSHALL versus a tough Oakton team that narrowly defeated McLean 3-2 in their first round. GOOD LUCK STATESMEN!!
Congrats to our Marshall All-District Volleyball Players:
First Team:  Senior Setter Curry Ward, Senior Middle Roisin O’Dowd, Junior Outside Hitter Devon Lussier
Second Team:  Senior Outside Hitter Alex Brennan
Honorable Mention:  Sophomore Libero Ruhi Mehta
 
 
GO STATESMEN!!!!  GO STATESMEN!!!!
MARSHALL CROSS COUNTRY:
4 TIME CHAMPIONS!
The Marshall Girls Cross Country team won their 4th consecutive conference title on Thursday, October 26 at Burke Lake Park. The Lady Statesmen had 6 runners finish in the top 10, to defeat runner-up Thomas Jefferson by a score of 22 to 57 for the National District Championship.
Leading the girls was senior — and recent North Carolina State University commit — Heather Holt.  After being sidelined with injury for most of the season, Holt came back in style to claim her 4th individual conference win. Sophomore Sophie Tedescofinished second and senior Ashley Holt ran a strong third. Freshmen Elizabeth Epsteinand Sydney McCarthy and senior Tatiana Kennedy also earned All-Conference Honors .
On the boys side, junior Benjamin Smith came in 3rd, leading the team to a 3rd place finish overall. Junior Matt Brown and sophomore Will Blackwell finished 13th and 14th, respectively to join Smith in earning All-Confererence Honors.
Next up: Marshall Cross Country returns to Burke Lake Park on Thursday, November 2 to compete in the  6A Region D Championships. 
 
CONGRATS AND GO STATESMEN!
Congrats to Marshall Field Hockey for their FOURTH straight championship.
They finished strong in the regionals losing a close semi-final match versus Madison.
MARSHALL FOOTBALL RACKING UP
SOME BIG SCORES
Our Statesmen now have an impressive 8-1 winning record
 after taking down Edison last Friday.
Final game of regular season Friday at Wakefield.
 
GO STATESMEN!!
Check it out…
Remember, Join Boosters and Buy Spirit Wear!
We’ve had recording breaking success the last two years and our Statesmen can’t do it alone. Come out and support them!  See you there…
 
THUR NOV 2:
  • REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL – Oakton AT MARSHALL  7pm
    BIG CROWDS HELP WIN BIG GAMES! COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR AWESOME LADY STATESMEN!
  • Cross Country Regional Championships at Burke Lake Park

FRI NOV 3:

  • MARSHALL FOOTBALL AT WAKEFIELD 7:00 pm
See all schedules and scores on the GCM Sports website at
TRYOUTS AND BANQUETS AND MORE
NOV 6  –  WINTER TRYOUTS BEGIN
NOV 7 –  BOOSTERS MEETING 6:30 pm
NOV 14  –  FALL AWARDS BANQUET 6:30 Cafeteria
FEB 27  –  WINTER SPORTS BANQUET  6:30 Cafeteria
FEB 19  –  SPRING TRYOUTS BEGIN
JUNE 4  –   SPRING AWARDS BANQUET 6:30 Cafeteria
GO STATESMEN!!!   GO STATESMEN!!!   GO STATESMEN!!!
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!

We are going to be posting more on our Facebook Page to be more timely on certain event and announcements as we try to keep us out of your inbox but once a week. Join our group and stay up to date. Thanks!

GET YOUR LEAVES RAKED AND SUPPORT OUR TEAMS!
Marshall Statesmen Wrestling/Baseball
Leaf-Raking
November 18/19
November 26
December 2/3
Support your local High School Athletes by letting them help you!
 
Contact Baseball Coach Aaron Tarr at AaronTarr06@yahoo.com for Details
FAIRFAX COUNTY EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY FEE
Dear Marshall Families,
As part of the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) FY 2018 Approved Budget, FCPS adopted an extracurricular activity fee. This means that ANY student who plays a sport or is involved in an extra-curricular activity is required to pay a one-time, non-refundable $50.00 fee. Extracurricular activities include high school athletics and clubs for which no academic credit or grade is awarded.
I wanted to point out a few particulars about this fee:
  • The $50 fee is the same no matter how many extracurricular activities a student participates in each year.
  • This fee does not apply to required activities that are assigned as part of a class for academic credit or grade, such as marching band or career and technical education student organizations.
  • Extracurricular activity fees are now available to be paid in MySchoolBucks as a school store item.
I kindly ask that if your child played a fall sport, will play a winter/spring sport, or is currently involved in an extra-curricular activity that you please go to MySchoolBucks and pay this fee. Please note that this fee is being counted on to help balance the FCPS budget. Should FCPS not meet the amount estimated to be collected, the remaining deficit will be passed on to next school year’s budget.
Thank you very much for your help in this matter.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey D. Litz
Principal
Calling All Marshall Hockey Players
Marshall’s club ice hockey team is looking for Marshall players to join our team with Mason and Edison for the upcoming 2017-2018 Season.
If you are interested please send an email to: MasonEdisonHSHockey@gmail.com with details of their grade, experience, etc. and we will get in touch!
**Disclaimer: This team is not sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools
A JIMMY JOHNS DEAL FOR MARSHALL!
Our generous Booster Sponsor, Jimmy Johns-Falls Church, is offering 10% off for all GCM students, teachers and staff FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR. Just show your ID.
(for in store purchases at 7121 Leesburg PIke)
JOIN THE BOOSTERS!
SUPPORT YOUR STATESMEN!
There is lots to do at the beginning of the new school year. Don’t forget to to join the Boosters! You can easily join by downloading the form from our website or even do it online! Your financial support through your membership, pass purchases and donations have become a necessity due to severe budget cutbacks. We are here to support and promote the extracurricular sports and activities at Marshall and we cannot do it without your help. GO STATESMEN!
New school year means new Marshall swag!
GET YOUR
MARSHALL SPIRIT WEAR
NOW!
The Marshall Boosters sells a wide variety of items with the GCM logo. These items are popular among students and parents alike. Items can be purchased online via our website https://squareup.com/market/marshall-high-boosters. We also sell at home varsity football games, Statesmen Start, Back to School and on-line throughout the year, or by contacting the boosters at souvenirs@gcmhsboosters.org.
angcLET’S SUPPORT OUR SENIOR STATESMEN
DON’T FORGET THAT YOUR SHOPPING ON AMAZON CAN HELP OUR SENIORS:
Just use this URL (without the spaces):  w w w. g c m a m a z o n . c o m 
Same Amazon site but Amazon pays ANGC a portion of your purchases at no extra cost! Do it EVERY time you shop!
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS
CORPORATE BOOSTER SPONSORS
Go Statesmen!
We Are Looking For Sponsors!
Do you know of a business (or own one)  that would benefit from reaching the incredible demographic we have at Marshall High School while supporting our programs? It is a fantastic way for us to generate funds the Boosters needs to support our school.
The Boosters has launched their new Athletic Partnership Program offering Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities on several levels. The right decision for businesses and organizations interested in partnering with one of the top performing high schools in Northern Virginia.
  • Targeted – GCM High School and Tysons Corner Reach is a key market for corporations and organizations based in the GCMHS area
  • Integrated – Multiple Venues – Teams and Events and Print
  • Year Long Approach for the sponsor
  • Visibility – Recognition, Banner Placement, Advertising & Product Placement
For a complete description of the Athletic Partnership Program information:
Partnership Overview

Your referrals can be earmarked for your student’s specific teams!
Contact sponsors@gcmhsboosters.org  or 202-373-4174
OK, this is what you’ve been waiting for…
What newsletter from a non-profit volunteer organization would be complete without a call out for help? Yes, your dollars are a necessary part. Purchasing memberships, annual passes, spirit wear, giant cards, buying Christmas trees and mulch are all a great part of how we fund everything we do for the school. But we need more than just a check.
We need volunteers at every level. Want to hold a board position? Fantastic! We have great people to learn from. (by the way, our monthly board meetings are open to everyone)
BUT, How about just a commitment of two to three hours per year? 
I think anyone can handle that. So think about stepping up for something this year. Take a shift at the Christmas tree sale or at the concession stand, help setup and clean up the potluck at a sports banquet, take a shift selling spirit wear or memberships and passes at events, drive some students for mulch deliveries… there are so many ways. No hard sell, you just need to ask. Let us know at president@gcmhsboosters.org.
What a wonderful example to set for your student. Go Statesmen!
QUICK LINKS:

ANGC – All Night Grad Celebration – June 13, 2018

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by seskaggs7

ANGC – All Night Grad Celebration – June 13, 2018

Register NOW for ANGC — a fun, safe night for seniors. Games, prizes, music, swimming, food, sports, and friends! Tickets are only $50 now. Prices increase in 2018: $60 after Jan. 31 and $85 after May 3. Note: ANGC is not covered by senior dues.

Register now at pay4schoolstuff.com. Questions? Want to help? Email angc2018reg@gmail.com. For financial assistance, see your child’s guidance counselor.

We are in it Together Parent Group Meeting Postponed

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by seskaggs7
We Are in it Together parent group meeting has been moved from tonight, Wednesday, November 1, to Wednesday, November 8
The We Are in it Together parent group meeting has been moved from Wednesday, November 1 to Wednesday, November 8. The time is still from 7:45-8:45 pm. I apologize for the change of dates and appreciate your flexibility. I hope you can join us in our library for casual conversation and sharing. All are welcome.
Please see this article to begin our conversation on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:45pm: NYTimes
For those who like to plan ahead, please consider joining us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 14. The tentative plan is to discuss teens & the mental health impact of smartphone usage.
Facilitators for the group will be Krissy Ronan, GCM Librarian and Cindy Blakeley, Director of Student Services.
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GCM Veteran’s Day “Field of Honor”

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by seskaggs7
GCM Veteran’s Day “Field of Honor”! 
You are invited to support the GCM Field of Honor by sponsoring a flag to fly in front of the school over Veteran’s Day weekend.  The Field will be created on November 9th and honor our veteran’s through the weekend.   
 
For each flag sponsored, the Class of 2019 will make a donation to Serving Together, EveryMind’s commitment to veterans, active duty military, and their families in the National Capital Region. In addition, at your request, we will send an e-card to the family or the honoree to let them know a flag was planted in their honor.
  • Online Order Deadline 11/7:  Login to pay4schoolstuff.com and select Field of Honor to purchase 1 flag, 5 flags, or 5 flags for Veteran’s and Memorial Day Fields of Honor.
  • Mail-in Order Deadline 11/3:
    Complete a form and send it with a check to GCM ATTN: Field
    of Honor.
We hope our Field of Honor will continue to inspire all who drive by Marshall High School.  If you are interested in making sure the Field of Honor looks good all weekend, we’d love your help!  Click Here to sign up. 
 
Thank you in advance for your support.
Marshall High School Class of 2019
 
Click Here to watch our Memorial Day Field of Honor video.
**Reminder:  ACT Practice Test 11/7/17 at GCM**

ACT Practice Test:  The September Practice Exam sold out so we are adding another opportunity on November 7th. Click Here (This is not through pay4school).  Space is limited.  If you have questions, please contact Dianne Gurdak (dsgurdak@positek.net)

Parent Liaisons:  Dianne Gurdak, Faith Boettger, Kathy Brown
Class Administrative Sponsor:  Dan Daus
Class Faculty Sponsors:  Lindsay Karr, Amanda Wright

GCM PTSA Blast: October 30, 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by seskaggs7
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What’s in Here

Support Your PTSA!
GCM Logo
The Marshall PTSA is “Your PTSA” and works hard to help both parents and students get the most out of your high school experience. Your participation is important, and helps our community to thrive. Your membership donations are always 100% tax deductible and help enrich your teens’ education.
The PTSA has partnered with Pay4SchoolStuff,an innovative, secure on-line payment website.  For all on-line payments (PTSA dues, a donation, or to purchase any PTSA item offered throughout the year) you’ll first need to register with Pay4SchoolStuff.
Register for Pay4SchoolStuff just once for all your purchases and no need to renew each year.  If you’re already a member, just login and you’ll be ready to make secure payments for all of your PTSA purchases.
If you prefer to use a paper Membership Form and send us your check, CLICK HERE.

Give us your Info
The Marshall PTSA GCM Blast is a weekly email with the latest info on what’s happening of interest to Parents.
If you’ve got something you want to share in the Blast, send it via email to:
Please no attachments; put exactly what you want the article to say in the body of the email along with a headline and sub-headline. The deadline for submissions is Sunday evening.
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links…
Welcome to the George C Marshall (GCM) PTSA weekly email Blast!
Each week in this Blast we will literally be linking you up with all the information our Marshall parents need to stay informed.
Please join the GCM PTSA and support the GCM PTSA Non-Fundraiser.
$15/adults, $10/teachers and staff, $5/students  We also suggest a non-fundraiser donation of $25 per student, but any amount you may wish to contribute is appreciated.
 
Our main goal for the GCM PTSA is parent and student participation so if affordability is an issue please contact us.
To join the PTSA online, go to Pay4SchoolStuff.com. Join online or get a paper Membership Form HERE and send your check to the school marked to the attention of the PTSA.

For information about joining please visit our website.

Calendar Reminder: Nov 3rd Is a 2 Hour Early Dismissal
November 6 and 7 Are Student Holidays

Statesmen Theatre Presents “Julius Caesar” Nov. 2-5
This Thursday, Statesmen Theatre presents Julius Caesar! Set in an exclusive all-girls boarding school, this will be a modern rendition of one of the most famous of Shakespeare’s plays. While staying true to the original, in this presentation, instead of a focus on politics and war, audiences will see a play about decisions teenagers make and how they see the outcomes and consequences of their actions. This interpretation of the Bard promises to resonate with all audiences in a way that is relevant and entertaining!

Shows are on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm plus matinees on Saturday, November 4th at 2:30pm and on Sunday, November 5th at 3:00pm.

Tickets are on sale online for your convenience and also can be bought at the Box Office before each performance..
Visit our website for advance purchases and additional information.

International Night is Nov. 16th!
Come one, come all to celebrate and highlight the diversity and cultures at Marshall High School. There will be cultural displays, interactive activities, dinner and a student performance show.  ALL family members are invited. International night will be held on Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria and auditorium. Save the date!
Parents, if your child would like to share their country’s song, dance or music, there is still time. Please have them see Ms. Penaloza in room C213.

Help Sponsor the Fields of Honor for Veteran’s Day

The GCM Class of 2019 will continue the tradition started last Memorial Day and create Fields of Honor on Veteran’s and Memorial Day holidays this year.
Please support the Field of Honor and our class by sponsoring a flag (s) to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military or to recognize the service of a veteran or an active duty service member.
For each flag sold, we will make a donation to Serving Together.  In addition, at your request, we will send an e-card to the family or the honoree to let them know a flag was planted in their honor.
1 Flag at Veteran’s Day – $5
5 Flags at Veteran’s Day – $20
5 Flags at Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day Fields of Honor – $35

 

By November 3rd: 
  • Login to pay4schoolstuff.com and select Field of Honor to purchase your flags OR
  • Complete a FORM and send it with a check to GCM ATTN: Field of Honor.
We hope our Field of Honor will continue to inspire all who drive by Marshall High School.

Practice ACT Test Nov. 7th

Want something to fill the long quarter-end break weekend?  How about signing your student up to take a REAL practice ACT.  What could be a more meaningful way to start off Election Day (November 7) then by taking a practice ACT.
It will help:
1)      Decide the age old question of ACT v. SAT;
2)      Provide practice for the real deal whenever your student decides
           to take the exam; and
3)      It will help the Class of 2019 raise much needed funds for Prom.
Date:  Tuesday, November 7
Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm (please have your student come around 8:45 so we can get started at 9:00 am.)
Location:  Marshall HS Rooms D201& D203.
Limit to the first 50 applicants.  If you took the test on September 22, please do not sign up again as it will be the same practice exam.
Please pay ($30) and register HERE.
The test will be administered by Kate Dalby of Inspiring Test Preparation . Ms. Dalby will score the tests and email or call you with the results.  You can then compare the scores with your PSAT scores from prior years and determine which test is best for you.
You can also meet face-to-face with a test prep expert from Inspiring Test Preparation to help you with this decision for free.

Real Food for Kids — Advocacy Training Nov 9th
Kids benefit from healthy food choices in schools.

Since our inception, Real Food for Kids has been recognized as a successful model in school advocacy due to a positive approach in policy and practice and building collaborative relationships to affect change. Of our mission pillars, none is more important than engaging students, parents and schools in building a culture of health that spreads to their homes and communities. Real Food for Kids Healthy School Advocacy Training is designed to help the members of school communities foster a more robust and engaged culture of health by turning passions into an action plan.
Real Food for Kids’ next Healthy Schools Advocacy Training will be held Thursday November 9th at Gatehouse.  Please see our FLYER and click HERE to register!

Parent Information Relating to Special Education
Please see our PTSA website for information on programs and resourcesHERE.

FCPS Healthy Minds Blog
Healthy Minds is a new collaborative project between Fairfax County Public Schools and the Prevention Unit of the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. It is part of the Healthy Minds Fairfax initiative, designed to support emotional wellness in youth and families.
In this online series you will find information related to youth mental health and wellness. Articles will include tips and strategies for increasing wellness and resiliency, as well as fostering success at home, at school and in the community. There is also a variety of resources for parents, educators, and community-based providers, plus information about special events and other news.
Please click HERE for more information and resource links.

Yearbook Deadlines Tomorrow!
Order Your Yearbook by October 31 – Before the Price Goes Up!
Visit yearbookordercenter.com (order #4039) to buy online, or download an order form to pay by cash or check.
Senior Advertisements Due October 31
We need your order by October 31 in order to guarantee that we’ll have space.
Download an order form or contact columbianyearbook@gmail.com if you have any questions.

All Night Grad Party Ornament Fundraiser
For information on how to purchase your 2017 White House Ornaments please visit our PTSA website HERE

Proceeds support the Class of 2018 All Night Graduation Celebration.

Calling All Artists! Deadline Tomorrow!
For more information about our Reflections Art Contest: “Within Reach” please visit our PTSA website HERE.
 
Entry deadline is Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31st at 3:00pm.

Marching Band Takes First Place in Annapolis!
The Marching Statesmen triumphed on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the U.S. Bands Marine Corps Invitational at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Performing their show, “Inside the Matrix,” they came in first out of five in Group V Open. They also took Best Percussion in the group. To learn more and watch a video of the winning performance, visit the website at marshallband.org.

Upcoming Events
Oct 31 – Entry deadline for Reflections Art Contest Details
Nov 2 – Marching Band Banquet
Nov 2 – 5 – Statesmen Theatre presents Julius Ceasar
Nov 6&7 – Student Holidays
Nov 13 – PTSA Meeting
Nov 15 – Choir Boosters Meeting
Nov 16 – International Night 5:30pm – 8:00pm in Cafeteria
Nov 22 – Students Released 2 Hours Early
Nov 23&24- Thanksgiving Break
Dec 4 — PTSA Meeting