GCM PTSA Blast: January 22, 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by seskaggs7

What’s in Here

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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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.
Support your GCM PTSA!  We are working hard to promote our Marshall community.  Find out more about  future PTSA plans and how you can support this wonderful organization and your kids

Dine Out at CAVA Tomorrow Night 6-10pm
ANGC is holding a fundraiser Dine Out tomorrow night at
176 Maple Avenue
Vienna, VA 22180

Come by anytime between 6-10 pm January 23rd and mention or show them this FLYER.  Thank you!

Chipotle Dinner Out:  Girls Basketball Teams Fundraiser

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)
Marshall’s 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!

The Class or 2020 is selling Candygrams!
Come help us sell candy grams at lunches!  Sending candy grams is a great way for students to make their friends, teachers and coaches happy!

Can’t come to sell? No problem!  You can participate by sending in the materials needed to make these sweet treats. Click here for details on the Sign Up Genius.
Thank you for helping spread kindness to others on this fun day! Questions? email Rachel.
Go Marshall!

2018 Safer Internet Day – Feb. 6th at Luther Jackson
National Safer Internet Day is held to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. NOVA District PTA is excited to host one of five events across the nation.

Students, Families, and School Staff are welcome to attend. Childcare not provided.
RSVP online for Dinner and Materials by February 4.
Raising children in the age of smartphones and social media brings new challenges and concerns for all families. The program features expert panel members who will teach families and students about digital safety through school and social media with a focus on the Smart Talk, an interactive program created by National PTA and LifeLock, a Symantec company, designed to facilitate a conversation between parents and their kids about using digital devices responsibly.
Our expert panel Members include:  Tammi Sisk, Information Technology Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools; Barbara Huth, Mid-Atlantic Education Program Manager, Common Sense Education, and Kevin McPeak, Principal Cyber Architect, Symantec.
Questions?  Please contact:  Debbie Kilpatrick, NOVA District PTA Director, novadd@vapta.org

Hospitality Opportunity – Meeting this Wednesday

The GCM PTSA Hospitality Committee is Seeking Additional Members
The PTSA Hospitality Committee is looking for additional members.  There are many fun staff events coming up this Spring that will take quite a bit of planning and effort to pull off successfully.  We will help with the Science Fair, provide a lunch for Guidance Counselors, Administrative Staff, and Librarians, and hold a reception for students receiving awards in June.  In addition, we hold two all staff events – St Patrick’s Day Breakfast in March and a Staff and Faculty Appreciation event in May.
If you have time and interest to assist with the planning and execution of these events and are available during the day, please attend the next (and final) Hospitality Committee meeting on Wednesday, 24 January at Noon in the AP Conference Room at Marshall High School.  This conference room is located right off the Main Office through the Mailroom.  We will review and plan out the calendar of events.
If you have any questions or to RSVP for the meeting, please send an email to hospitality@gcmptsa.org.


Congratulate your GCM graduate with this beautiful 18×24 yard sign!


The cost is $25 and includes the metal yard stake (please note: all proceeds go to the All Night Graduation Celebration)


The first order deadline is March 1st with a mid-March delivery.  We will contact you with pick-up details in early March.

  • You can conveniently order the sign at the website: pay4schoolstuff.com
  • If you prefer to order the sign by mail/check please contact Anna Plawin for ordering details

Important Info for Senior Parents!

Register your Senior NOW for Best Price for the 
Tickets are only $50 now. Prices increase to $60 after Jan. 31 and $85 after May 2.
ANGC is not covered by Senior Dues – it’s a PTSA function.
For financial assistance, see your student’s guidance counselor.
Best way to register:
 Print this form, fill it out, and send it with a check to the GCM Office, labelled ANGC.
Or visit pay4schoolstuff.com. Volunteers will be at school to accept registrations/payments later in January – check future Blasts for details about that *and* fun January incentives!
Questions? Not sure whether you’ve already registered? Want to help?
Email Chris at angc2018reg@gmail.com.
*** ANGC Volunteers will be in the Cafeteria during all lunches on Jan 22-24 & 30-31 to take registrations and payments, and answer questions. ***

Donations Needed!

THE CLASS of 2018 is getting CLOSER and CLOSER to GRADUATION…
and preparations and fundraising for the All Night Grad Celebration (ANGC) are underway!
A ticket to the ANGC at GCM costs less than any other school in our area. WHY? Because we want ALL members of the Class of 2018 to attend this alcohol and drug free SAFE celebration on graduation night.
Please make a donation of an item (or two or three) from your business and/or your family for ANGC’s biggest fundraiser……the Online Silent Auction!
  • Sports tickets, memorabilia, wine, art, jewelry, decorative items, themed gift baskets, Amazon, hotel or restaurant gift cards or cash
  • Services like individual or group lessons, camps, practical help like painting, handyman, landscaping or cake baking
……get creative! We’re sure that all will sell!
Complete the DONATION FORM and return it to the Auction Committee. Read more in the DONOR LETTER. Send questions to the Auction Committee.
Make your donation commitment by February 16th. Donations must be received by February 23rd.
  • Auction Preview Party: March 9th PM (Get a jump on bidding! Location TBA)
  • Online Auction Open: March 10 – March 18
  • Auction Winnings Pickup: Tuesday, March 20, 5 – 7:30 PM at Social Burger, Vienna
Thank you for your support of our GCM Class of 2018!.
If you would like to get involved, please contact ANGC Chair Christie Johnson at angc@gcmptsa.org.

Please Visit our Front Page!
There is more information, older announcements, current Newsletters and more on the Front Page of our PTSA website.  Take a peek!

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