GCM PTSA Blast August 31, 2017

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 by seskaggs7

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What’s in Here
Principal/Parent Coffees
Parking at St. Luke’s
HELP Wanted
Reflections Arts Contest
Reflections Art Contest
Catalyst SAT Bootcamp
Giant Rewards Info
Donate Your Used Car
Yearbooks & Rank & File
Choral Boosters
Future Events
Support Your PTSA!
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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:
secretary@gcmptsa.org

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…
PTSA Website
Marshall HS Website
Marshall HS Boosters
GCM Statesmen Sports
GCM Band
GCM Choir
GCM Orchestra
GCM Theatre
FCPS Keep-in-Touch
Welcome to the George C Marshall (GCM) PTSA weekly email Blast. If this is your first-time receiving the Blast, you must be new to the GCM community. The Blast is a weekly email communication containing information about upcoming events that are of interest to the GCM community at large. If you want to keep receiving this weekly email, you don’t need to do anything. If you want to be removed from the email list, simply scroll to the bottom of this email and click the SafeUnsubscribe hyperlink. If you’re not sure whether or not you want to continue receiving the Blast, try it for a while to see if it contains information of interest to you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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.

The GCM PTSA provides support for student assemblies, technology resources, teacher wish lists for classroom items, individual class days (e.g. Senior Ethics Day), staff development and student awards. We also help support appreciation events for teachers and staff and help support student organizations. All Marshall students benefit from these funds! Remember, your membership dues and any donations are 100% tax deductlble.
Join by September 30th and have your name entered in a drawing to win a Marshall fleece pullover like this!

Our first PTSA meeting is Sept 11th at 7pm at Marshall (Room TBA).
Dessert will be provided by our very own Davis Center!

Please forward this to anyone you think might benefit from it.

Thank you,
Phil Pedlikin
2017-18 PTSA President
Principal/Parent Coffees
Join Principal Litz and meet fellow class parents for coffee at Marshall. This is a wonderful way to get up-to-date news and information about your student’s year ahead.

Freshman
Tues, Sept 19 @ 8:15am-9:30am in Room C113

Sophomore/Junior
Tues. Sept 26 @ 8:15 am in Room C113

Senior
Oct 3 @ 8:15am in Room C113

Additional Parking at St. Luke’s Methodist Church
St. Luke’s Methodist Church across Route 7 from Marshall is offering a limited number of parking spots for rent to students for the school year. Please contact Kenny Shrader by email or cell at 703-470-5351 for more information.

Marshall is losing 64 parking spaces this school year because of the addition of trailers in the back of the school, so this generous offer from the Church will make a big difference in our parking situation.

The passes for the year are $200. Kenny Shrader will be at St. Luke’s parking lot Tuesday morning at 7am to pass out forms and permits.

He will accepts checks made out to St. Luke’s Methodist Church.
HELP WANTED
Parents, are you looking for ways to get involved at Marshall High School? There are openings for Committee Chairs. This is your opportunity to get more involved both with the PTSA and with Marshall. The openings are as follows. Please contact Phil Pedlikin, our President, at president@gcmptsa.org if you are interested in one of these or if you want to help any of our other committees. A complete list of committees is available on our website.
Committee Chair Opportunities:
Directory –
Keeping our directory of information up to date.
Special Education –
Keeping the PTSA aligned with the parents and students learning in Special Education
Liaisons —
Communications with Kilmer and Longfellow
The Hospitality Committee
This important committee plans staff and faculty appreciation events throughout the year such as the Teacher Back to School held in August. We need a strong committee to organize and coordinate the events. This is a great way to get to know the GCM teachers and staff. If you are interested or have questions about the Hospitality Committee, please contact Sarah Shamlal.
Reflections Art Contest: “Within Reach”
Marshall students can express themselves through this fall’s PTSA Reflections Arts contest. Students create a work on the theme, “Within Reach” in any of these art forms: Writing, visual art, dance choreography, music composition, film or photography. Entries judged the best interpretations of the theme will get feedback from judges and also move on to compete with entries from other high schools.

How will your student interpret this creative theme and bring a fresh story to the world? Find out more about how to enter Reflections by e-mailing marshallartscontest@gmail.com today, to get full details and rules. Entry deadline is Thursday, October 26.
Catalyst SAT Bootcamp!
SAVE THE DATE!
Catalyst Test Prep and GCM PTSA are happy to announce the dates for our first SAT Bootcamp of the year! This is a great opportunity for Juniors taking their first SAT and Seniors taking it one last time before college applications are due!
When:
Saturday, September 30th and Sunday
October 1st. 9:00 am -1:00 pm each day
Where:
GCM Library
Cost:
$175 for the weekend
Registration:
Visit Catalyst Prep and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website’s menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056.
Questions? email Christine Kenny
Support Marshall With Your Giant Rewards Card
George C. Marshall High School participates in Giant’s grocery rewards program. Your purchases at Giant grocery stores support our school. We are able to earn money through this program from October 9 to March 17. To participate, go on-line at www.giantfood.com/aplus and click on the “Register your card” button. The Marshall High School ID number is 01929.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Anne Allen and she will be happy to help.
Donate Your Used Car!
Do you have a vehicle you’d like to donate quickly and easily? Bring it to Marshall HS and we’ll take care of the rest.

FCPS is the only high school based dealership in the state, that accepts donations through the Auto Sales Program. For more information, contact Joe Scango, Auto Sales Manager, at 703.220.3515 and/or complete this FORM
Yearbook Orders / Yearbook Ads
YEARBOOK ORDERS
Order a Yearbook Today and Save $10
The 2018 edition of the award-winning Marshall High School yearbook is now on sale. Order your copy of this one-of-a-kind keepsake by October 31 and save $10 off the final price. Don’t delay: this valuable student publication full of memories sells out fast!

To purchase a copy by credit card, visit yearbookordercenter.com (order number 4039). To use cash or check, please download the order form available Here.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Reinish, yearbook adviser, at dereinish@fcps.edu.

YEARBOOK ADS
Each year, dozens of students, groups, and families submit their favorite photos and sincerest messages to be published in the yearbook. (Baby pictures are a frequent favorite!) Be one of the first to reserve a spot in the 2017-2018 edition. But hurry! You must place your order by October 31 in order to guarantee that we’ll have space for you.

This is your chance to personalize the GCM yearbook. Don’t delay! Submit an order today! To get started, download an order form available Here.

And if you have a business that you’d like to feature in the book, please see this form for more information Here

We look forward to seeing your contributions! If you have any questions, please contact Dan Reinish, yearbook adviser, at dereinish@fcps.edu
Choral Boosters
You can find out what’s going on in the Marshall Choir by attending Booster meetings, visiting our website at marshallhighschoolchoir.org, following @StatesmenChoir Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Contact Allie Jewsbury for volunteer opportunities.
Upcoming Events

Sept 11 – First PTSA Mtg 7pm at Marshall (Room TBA)
Sept 13 – Back to School Night 5-9pm
Oct 2 – PTSA Mtg 7pm
Oct 14 – Homecoming Dance
Oct 18 – College Planning Night for Juniors and Sophomores

Parent/Principal Coffees
Freshman — Tues, Sept 19 @ 8:15am-9:30am in Room C113
Sophomore/Junior –Tues. Sept 26 @ 8:15 am in Room C113
Senior — Oct 3 @ 8:15am in Room C113

Place a Senior Ad in the Yearbook

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by WebAdmin

Each year, dozens of students, groups, and families submit their favorite photos and sincerest messages to be published in the yearbook. (Baby pictures are a frequent favorite!) Be one of the first to reserve a spot in the 2017-2018 edition. But hurry! You must place your order by October 31 in order to guarantee that we’ll have space for you.

This is your chance to personalize the GCM yearbook. Don’t delay! Submit an order today! To get started, download an order form available here: http://tinyurl.com/ybkstudent

And if you have a business that you’d like to feature in the book, please see this form for more information: http://tinyurl.com/ybkad

We look forward to seeing your contributions! If you have any questions, please contact Dan Reinish, yearbook adviser, at dereinish@fcps.edu

It’s Not Too Early!

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by WebAdmin

Order a Yearbook Today and Save $10

The 2018 edition of the award-winning Marshall High School yearbook is now on sale. Order your copy of this one-of-a-kind keepsake by October 31 and save $10 off the final price. Don’t delay: this valuable student publication full of memories sells out fast!

To purchase a copy by credit card, visit yearbookordercenter.com (order number 4039). To use cash or check, please download the order form available here: http://tinyurl.com/ybkorder

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Reinish, yearbook adviser, at dereinish@fcps.edu.

Join the PTSA

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by seskaggs7

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. To join the PTSA online, go to https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com/    Select your student. (You may need to change the grade to this year and re-enter the school name.) At the same time, you can even pay for your students in other schools if they use the same system. Alternatively, along with your Emergency Care and Health forms, you should have received a pink form from Marshall HS where you can fill out the hard copy form and turn it in to the main office. Thank you for your support!

Check out the Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter!!

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by WebAdmin

Check out this fabulous publication for all the latest news about the school, the PTSA, sports and activities.