GCM Booster Blast: January 31, 2018

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 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!
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January 31, 2018
The George C. Marshall High School Boosters Latest
BOOSTER BLAST
 
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MARSHALL GYMNASTICS: DISTRICT CHAMPIONS… AGAIN!!!
Marshall Gymnastics took 1st place at the National District meet on Monday, winning their 5th consecutive District championship.
The team was led by freshmen standouts Teresa Capuano-Rizzo (2nd place All-Around, 1st place Bars, 2nd place Beam, 3rd place Floor) and Hailey Gaugler (1st place Floor, 3rd place Bars). Teresa and Hailey will both compete as All-Around competitors at the Regional meet. Other Regional qualifiers include Senior Grace Cusack (vault, beam, and floor), Sophomore Jenny Soto-Rodriguez (vault and bars), and Freshman Haley Nguyen (bars, beam, and floor).
The team will compete at Regionals on February 8th at Washington-Lee High School.
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK AT REGIONALS!!  #MarshallPride
GO STATESMEN!!
A DAN DEAVER DUNK!
STATESMEN STRONG!
Boys Basketball ups their record to 17-2 after two big homes wins against Wakefield last Friday 69-62 and against Lee on Tuesday 69-31. The Statesmen were ranked 17 in the Washington Post Top 20 on January 22. Next game at TJ on Feb 2.
 
CONGRATS to Boys Varsity Coach Dan Hale on winning his 100th game! GO STATESMEN!!
 
Girls Basketball goes an amazing 17-3 after an easy win against Lee last night 55-19. The Lady Statesmen play AT MARSHALL versus TJ Feb 2nd. Come out and support our team!!
 
With good showings this year at the tournaments with a first place at the Spartan Slam Dec 28, Marshall Wrestling has won every meet against an individual school this year. They lost only three of fourteen weight classes beating Edison 58-15 on Jan 24th. Wrestling heads to the District Tournament at Stuart on February 3rd.
 

Let’s show some Statesman spirit in the stands! #MarshallPride

GO STATESMEN!!!
MARSHALL BOOSTERS MULCH SALE IS COMING!
If you’re planning on buying mulch for your spring cleanup, look no further than your local Marshall Boosters. Support our students! 

Mulch sale and deliveries on MARCH 16 & 17, 2018
Mountain Top Shredded Hardwood Mulch
3-Cubic Foot Bags – $5.25/bag
Free delivery for purchases of 25 or more bags
To purchase mulch, please go to https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com or you can download a printable form at our website www.gcmhsboosters.org. (form will be available for download by Friday February 2nd)
Once again we will need the full participation of our fantastic teams to make this fundraiser a success.
If you have a full-sized pick up truck and can help make deliveries, please contact Shanyn McNulty at shanyn3@aol.com.  We also need parents who are comfortable/experienced driving a 26′ truck!  Please sign up for the shift to which your student’s team is assigned.
Thank you for your help and support!
SUPPORT GIRLS BASKETBALL FEBRUARY 6!
Chipotle Dinner Out:
Marshall’s Girls Basketball Teams Fundraiser Night
Tuesday February 6th from 5 pm-9 pm 
at the Tysons Chipotle located at 8461 Leesburg Pike 
(note this is the one in the Best Buy Center, NOT the one in Vienna on Maple Ave)
Girls Basketball will receive 50% of the proceeds from all orders placed during this time provided that the attached flyer is presented at time of order OR our team event is mentioned at time of order (in store dine in/take out orders only; online orders not applicable)  You can show the flyer on your phone, too.
What You Need to Do:
1.  Plan on bringing your family to the event for dinner.
2.  Spread the word to your friends! Distribute the attached flyer! 
Christmas Tree Sale: HUGE SUCCESS!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a tree this year from the Boosters. Nearly $25,000 was raised to support our students. Huge thanks to all the volunteers, the sports teams, and particularly Michele Crone, the Queen of Christmas Tree Sales and her whole team for making this year’s sale a fantastic success! FYI, only five trees remained… awesome. 
 
Now let’s make our second fundraiser of the year just as successful… 
The GCM Boosters Annual Mulch Sale!
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…
See all schedules and scores on the GCM Sports website at
MEETINGS AND TRYOUTS AND BANQUETS AND MORE
FEB 8  –  BOOSTER MEETING 6:30 pm
FEB 19  –  SPRING TRYOUTS BEGIN
FEB 27  –  WINTER SPORTS BANQUET  6:30 Cafeteria
MAR 5  –  SPRING SPORTS MEET THE COACHES
MAR 5  –  BOOSTER MEETING 5:30 before meet the coaches
JUNE 4  –   SPRING AWARDS BANQUET 6:30 Cafeteria
GO STATESMEN!!!   GO STATESMEN!!!   GO STATESMEN!!!
New Hall of Fame Touchscreen is Up and Running in the Rear Lobby next to the Concession Stand
Thanks to the Boosters, Ms. Veoni, and Principal Litz for making this happen! You can access it online as well.
Check out the latest schedule, tweets, news and best of all the great history of Marshall Athletics. This is a work in progress, but the goal is to have access to all the historical information of Marshall’s teams available to everyone.
Very cool.
GO STATESMEN!!
FOUR STRAIGHT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball
CONGRATULATIONS AND GO STATESMEN!
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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!

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
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!
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