GCM PTSA Blast: January 29, 2018

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 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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Last month the PTSA planned to have members of the FCPS Facilities Department come to our meeting and give us all updates on the future planning decisions regarding our school and the entire pyramid–but unfortunately we had a snow day and the event was cancelled.  We are in the process of rescheduling this opportunity but the Feb 5th date does not work.


We will be rescheduling our PTSA meeting previously scheduled for Feb 5th.  Please stay tuned for an announcement on when this meeting will be held. 

RISING 9th Grade Orientation at Marshall – Pre-Order Dinner!

Do you have a student coming to rising 9th grade orientation on
Feb 7 at Marshall? The All Night Grad committee would like to provide your dinner.
$7 combo meal includes:  Chick-fil-A sandwich, potato chips, water and chocolate chip cookies
Extra food available on site while supplies last.  Use Marshall Pay4SS or Kilmer Pay4SS to order ahead.  For questions or ordering email Lisa Youngers or manually text her at 703-200-3523.
Pre-Orders cut off Feb 5.
*Proceeds to benefit Class of 2018 and All Night Grad.
THANK YOU for your support!!

GCM Orchestra Citrus Sale! Orders Due Feb. 8

Please consider purchasing cartons of Florida oranges, grapefruit and/or tangerines all from Florida Indian River Groves.  Boxes come in 10 lb or 20 lb carton sizes and mixed cartons of oranges/grapefruit.  The fruit is harvested in Florida and arrives in VA within three days.
An order form with instructions can be found HERE. Please submit your orders by Thursday, February 8th. Delivery of citrus orders will be in the first week in March.
Thank you for supporting the Marshall Orchestras program!

Tyson’s Corner Ice Skate
Come have some fun and support the Class of 2020!  Come with kids of all ages — friends and siblings welcome!
For more information: click HERE
  • Thursday, February 22nd
  • 3:30 – 9 PM
  • Skating + skate rental:  $12 total (a discount!)
  • Just say “Marshall High School” when you pay with the cashier

Custom C2020 Marshall Gear
Are you looking to update your student’s wardrobe (or even your own!) with new Marshall gear?  In need of sweats for this crazy weather we’ve been having?  Each piece has 2020 on it.  You can only get it here!
GREAT NEWS!  You can buy some fantastic Marshall spirit wear AND support the Class of 2020!
To order:
1.  Click HERE.
2.  Group Code:  STATESMEN
3.  Shop by Sunday, Feb 4th!
Gear will be delivered to school by the end of February.
*For more information, please see our FLYER.*

Senior Parents – The Clock Is Ticking!

Register your senior NOW for the best price.  Go to pay4schoolstuff or print this page.
Need more ANGC info *and* Senior Year Event Calendar?  Visit gcmarshall2018.com!

Parent Information Relating to Special Education
We have many links and events for parents interested in special education topics and information.  Please visit our PTSA webite HERE for more information.

Harvard’s Weekend Business Academy is coming to Northern Virginia! 
What: Taught by current Harvard Students, the Weekend Business Academy is a weekend full of experiential learning and work shopping. From idea generation to market research, we teach the practical skills necessary to get a step ahead. Students will walk away knowing how to bring an idea to fruition – the most important skill to have in today’s growth-oriented marketplace.
When: Saturday, February 17th (12 pm-5 pm) and Sunday, February 18th (9 am-12 pm)
Where: Wakefield High School – 1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206
SIGN UP NOW ATsummerbusinessacademy.com
This is a rare opportunity that is coming to your area! Not only is this program a bonus on your resume, but it gives you the right skills and knowledge for your personal and future professional life.
Wednesday, JANUARY 31st is the deadline to sign up so make sure you sign up now as slots are sure to fill up very soon!

*There is a fee of $150, but financial aid is given if requested*

Please forward this to anyone who would be interested (FBLA, DECA, Investment Club, business class students, etc).
Please feel free to contact Mal with any questions about the program. We look forward to seeing you there!

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)

For more info and to print the flyer please click HERE

Custom C2020 Marshall Gear
Are you looking to update your student’s wardrobe (or even your own!) with new Marshall gear?  In need of sweats for this crazy weather we’ve been having?  Each piece has 2020 on it.  You can only get it here!
GREAT NEWS!  You can buy some fantastic Marshall spirit wear AND support the Class of 2020!
To order:
1.  Click HERE.
2.  Group Code:  STATESMEN
3.  Shop by Sunday, Feb 4th!
Gear will be delivered to school by the end of February.
*For more information, please see our 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.
Questions?  Please contact:  Debbie Kilpatrick, NOVA District PTA Director, novadd@vapta.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

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!

Upcoming Events
Feb 5 – PTSA Meeting is CANCELLED and will be rescheduled soon.
Feb 6 – GCM Gap Year Fair 6-8pm at Marshall (click for info)
Feb 6 – Dine Out at Chipotle 5-9pm FLYER
Feb 7 – Order Chipotle Dinner for this 9th Grade Orientation- order by 2/5
Feb 8 – Deadline to Order your Citrus from the GCM Orchestra FLYER
Feb 19 – President’s Day – Student Holiday
Feb 22 – Tysons Ice Skate FLYER

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