GCM PTSA Blast: November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by seskaggs7

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                 PTSA Meeting Tonight at 7:00 in Room C114
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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.
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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.
Please come to our meeting tonight.

We have a report from Principal Litz, information on the new classrooms being added in the back of the school, information on a new fundraising initiative for Marshall, and much more.

Refreshments will be served!

For information about joining the GCM PTSA please visit our website.

GCM PTSA Membership Meeting Minutes Oct 2nd:  HERE

International Night is Thursday – Bring a Dish to Share!

Come one, come all to celebrate and highlight the diversity and cultures at Marshall High School. There will be cultural displays, interactive activities, dinner and a student performance show.  ALL family members are invited!
International night is this Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria and auditorium.  
Have a favorite dish from your home country? Have an international dish you love to cook? Please bring it to share with others.
We are asking all dishes be dropped off at Marshall by 5:00 p.m. There will be a student volunteer at the front door to greet you and carry your dish to the cafeteria.

Join the ANGC Planning Team /Seniors-Time to Register
Love to scrapbook?  Have you always wanted to run your own casino?  Enjoy planning parties? 
Help us fill the remaining slots on our All Night Grad planning team.  It’s not just for senior parents!
Check out  Signup Genius for all the details.  Questions?  Contact Chair Christie Johnson at  angc@gcmptsa.org
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ANGC – All Night Grad Celebration is June 13, 2018
Register NOW for ANGC — a fun, safe night for seniors. Games, prizes, music, swimming, food, sports, and friends! Tickets are only $50 now. Prices increase in 2018 to $60 after Jan. 31 and $85 after May 3.
(Note: ANGC is not covered by senior dues.)
Register now at pay4schoolstuff.com .
Questions? Want to help? Please email angc2018reg@gmail.com.
For financial assistance please see your child’s guidance counselor.

Heathers: The Musical 

Mark your calendars – Statesmen Theatre’s Blackbox production of Heathers: The Musical is coming! Performance dates and times are November 28th through December 2nd at 7:30pm. Tickets will go on sale soon. Based on the 1988 cult film Heathers, this rock musical offers an unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school. It is a dark story about the cliques at Westerburg High School ruled by the fearsome trio of Heather, Heather and Heather. When the misfit, Veronica, rejects their evil ways and teams up with her mysterious boyfriend, J.D., a plan emerges to put the Heathers in their place once and for all….
Please note: Adult language and adult situations make this performance  appropriate only for high school age audiences and older. Visit statesmentheatre.org for additional information.

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

Attend a great local holiday event and support GCM Choral Boosters by purchasing tickets online at WinterWalkofLights.com
Discounts are available Mondays – Thursdays in November starting today (excluding Thanksgiving) and from January 1-7.
USE COUPON CODE JOY17 to get your disount of $2 per ticket.
Reserve your tickets early, as the event sells out quickly!
Questions?  Contact Jodi Williams.

It’s That Time of Year!

The George C Marshall High School Boosters will run the annual Christmas Tree Sale from November 25 through December 17, 2017.  We will sell Christmas Trees, wreaths, garland, White House Ornaments and Marshall Statesmen Spirit Wear.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Marshall’s athletic teams and other organizations.
Hours will be 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 to 6:00 PM 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

A Fields of Honor Thank You

Thank you Marshall Community for Supporting the Field of Honor!
On Thursday, George C. Marshall High School’s Class of 2019 created a Veterans Day Field of Honor with 400 flags recognizing those who have served our country.  The Marshall Choir sang and the class was joined by four distinguished veterans, Principal Litz, and Marshall staff who worked with our students.  The class sent out 75 e-cards to veterans and their families letting them know a flag was planted in their honor and will be making a donation to Serving Together for each sponsored flag.  The Field of Honor tradition will be continued for Memorial Day 2018.

Camera Donations for the Art Department
The Marshall High School art department is seeking donations of cameras to support its ever expanding photography program.  Cameras will be added to our lending library for student usage in intro and upper level courses.  Any still functional camera will be accepted (digital or film), but 35mm film cameras are especially desired.  An itemized tax deduction receipt will be provided.

Please contact Patrick McDonough, pmcdonough@fcps.edu with questions. Thanks!

All Night Grad Party Ornament Fundraiser
For information on how to purchase your 2017 White House Ornaments please visit our PTSA website HERE

Proceeds support the Class of 2018 All Night Graduation Celebration.

Upcoming Events
Nov 13 – PTSA Meeting 7:00 in Room C114
Nov 15 – Choir Boosters Meeting
Nov 16 – International Night 5:30pm – 8:00pm in Cafeteria
Nov 22 – Students Released 2 Hours Early
Nov 23&24- Thanksgiving Break
Nov 25 – GCM Boosters Christmas Tree Sale begins
Nov 28 thru Dec 2 — Heathers: The Musical (see above)
Dec 4 — PTSA Meeting

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