GCM PTSA Blast – December 11, 2017

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 by seskaggs7

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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:
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.
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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.

PTSA Hot Chocolate Event for Student Members Tomorrow –  Dec 12

We are holding a thank you event on Tuesday December 12th during Learn in the Cafeteria for current student PTSA members and for students who sign up to become members during the event.  Please tell your student to come by for a free cup of hot chocolate.  If they are not yet a member, membership forms will be available and it is only $5 to join.  New student members will be entered for a chance to win a free Marshall Tumbler!
The PTSA provides many valuable events for students and they can list the membership on their student resume.  If you have any questions, please email the GCM Hospitality Committee at hospitality@gcmptsa.org

Win an Amazon Gift Card for $200!

Sign Up to Volunteer for the All Night Grad Celebration by December 13th and you will be entered into our drawing!!
Please visit the PTSA website HERE for more info!

All Night Grad Party Ornament Fundraiser
Thank you for your support of ANGC’s White House Ornaments sales! Ornament sales via Pay4SchoolStuff will be closing. Ornaments may still be purchased at tree sales or directly from Valerie or Margaret depending on the number of units requested.
We want to thank you all for your support of the All Night Graduation Celebration, a fun and safe all night graduation celebration for all GCM seniors! Contact Lisa Youngers lryoungers@gmail.com for additional ways to help or support ANGC

Marshall Toy Drive for Second Story – thru Dec 13th
Marshall Academy Ambassadors have teamed up with Marshall HS’s Leadership Class to host a Toy Drive for Second Story formerly the Alternative House thru Wednesday, December 13th. If you are able, drop off new and/or gently used toys in the Main Office, Academy Office and cafeteria.

Give Us Your Clutter!  And We Take Donations too!

New Year, New You. WE WANT YOUR CLUTTER!
 
Saturday, January 6, 2018 9am to noon – Drop off your unwanted goods (clothes, books and household items) in the GCM front parking lot to benefit the Class of 2018 and All Night Grad.  We will have a truck ready to load with your donations. Donated goods in tied garbage bags work best.  SAVERS (Unique) weighs the goods by the pound and Class of 2018/All Night Grad gets a portion $$ for what we donate. Tax receipts are available. Email Lisa Youngers to donate before end of year and get a 2017 receipt. Please note that we are UNABLE to take furniture, baby items, TV’s and mattresses.  Tell your neighbors and friends. This is a great way to raise money while de-cluttering your home and a great way for students to spend some time cleaning over break.
Looking to make end of 2017 monetary donations? 
Don’t forget GCM All Night Grad.
Contact Lisa Youngers  if interested

Seniors Register Now for All Night Grad Celebration!

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.

Holiday Season Spending that helps our students
Amazon Purchases
LET’S SUPPORT OUR SENIOR STATESMEN!
Your shopping on Amazon can help our seniors.  Just use this URL when you purchase: gcmamazon.com.
Same Amazon site but Amazon pays ANGC a portion of your purchases at no extra cost! Do it every time you shop!

Marshall Academy Volunteer Opportunity and Open House
Volunteer Opportunity
The Marshall Academy is looking for parent / community member volunteers to serve as business professionals to be interviewed by Marshall Academy students about your day to day job roles and responsibilities.  For more information and to sign up please click HERE.
Marshall Academy Open House
Save the Date for our Annual Marshall Academy Open House!  On Thursday, January 11th from 6-7:30pm join us for an opportunity to learn more about Marshall Governor’s STEM Academy, meet our teachers, and tour our innovative learning labs.  Excellent for students/parents new to Marshall Academy or current students/parents who may be interested in learning about a new course or pathway.

Save the Date — January 8th!

The Marshall PTSA has invited representatives from the FCPS Facilities Department to come discuss the future of our school and the entire pyramid.
This event will take place in our auditorium at 7pm on Monday January 8th.  This will be a unique opportunity to ask questions of these members of the FCPS staff and to get a sense of what they are anticipating for the future.
We will have food and drink available for purchase that night, provided by our very own Davis Center.

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

Learn how to get a discount on tickets for this amazing light show! Proceeds support the GCM Choral Boosters.
Click HERE  for more information.

It’s That Time of Year!

Hours are 5:30 to 8:30pm, Mon – Fri
10:00 to 7:00pm Saturday and 
12:00 to 6:00pm 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
Can’t get to the Lot to shop for Booster Spiritwear?
Check Out Pay4SchoolStuff.com for
additional items to delight your GCM fans!
Class magnets and decals for your cars, garden flags for your house, GCM sunglasses are fun!  Each supports GCM classes.

Upcoming Events
Dec 12 – Student PTSA Hot Chocolate Event– Cafeteria (see above)
Dec 18 – Start of Winter Break (Students back on Jan 2nd)
Jan 8 – PTSA Meeting with FCPS Reps at 7pm in auditorium
Jan 11 – Marshall Academy Open House (see above)
Jan 23  – Orchestra Boosters (MOPA) Meeting @ 7pm in Orchestra Rm

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