GCM PTSA Blast – November 27, 2017

Tuesday, November 28th, 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.

Heathers: The Musical Opens Nov 28th

Opening night for Heathers is

this Tuesday!

Tickets for Heathers The Musical are on sale! Performance dates are November 28th through December 2nd at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, teachers and seniors. Please note that this show is being performed in the C-113 Lecture Hall, with limited seating and tickets will not be sold at the door. Go online to statesmentheatre.org and buy your tickets now! You don’t want to miss this!

Chipotle Fundraiser for the Class of 2020 – Nov 29th

Eat at the Vienna Chipotle this Wednesday, November 29th anytime between 4:00 – 8:00pm and help out the Class of 2020! Easy decision for dinner!
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Tyson’s Ice Rink STEM Academy Fundraiser Nov 30th

Please join us this Thursday, November 30th from 5-8pm at the Tyson’s Corner Ice Rink for a fun night of skating and support of Marshall, Governor’s STEM Academy!  For a discounted total rate of $12 you will get skate rental (reg. $6) and rink time (reg. $10) and a portion of the proceeds will go back to Marshall Academy.
To reserve your spot click  HERE

Class of 2018 Holiday Open House Dec 3rd

Support the Marshall High School Class of 2018 and All Night Grad
Please join us and bring a friend or two.  You do not have to be a Marshall parent or senior parent to attend.
Holiday Open House
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 3pm to 6pm
Come enjoy a glass of champagne, hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate all while shopping for the holidays. On site you can purchase freshly baked holiday cookies, shop holiday gifts with Stella & Dot, Monogramming by Trish Alexander (a Marshall parent) and Wild Tree products and more. A percentage of proceeds benefit the Marshall Class of 2018! Be entered into a drawing with purchase. Drawing every hour.
The Stella & Dot store is already open and you can shop now at stelladot.com
Buy your White House Christmas ornaments, senior yard signs, and learn important information about Senior year!

Questions: lryoungers@gmail.com

Holiday Season Spending that helps our students
December 1st:  Shopping and Holiday Spirit at Mosaic!
Get in the holiday spirit at Mosaic’s tree lighting celebration AND
shop to support GCM. The following retailers/restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to GCM.  Watch this space for more!
Gourmet Shopping to Benefit Marshall Students Dec 2-9
Olio2go will donate a portion of online and retail sales from December 2-9!  Olio2go is the trusted source for Italy’s finest extra virgin olive oils, vinegars and Italian specialty foods, and they are headquartered here in Fairfax, Virginia!
Visit their online store or stop in to the shop at 8400 Hilltop Rd, Fairfax, VA for a unique tasting experience and to purchase products for your holiday or holiday list. Whether its gourmet oils, pastas, cookbooks or stocking stuffers, there’s something for everyone!
Online:  olio2go   Online Promo Code:  Marshall 
Products purchased online are available to ship – or to pick up in the shop at your convenience.  Share the above promotion code with friends and family and support the Class of 2019 and a local business! 
Visit the Store: If you stop in the store, be sure to tell the staff you are supporting Marshall!
GCM Scrip gift cards for 700 Stores! 
Choose gift cards from hundreds of retailers for your everyone on your list or “WAM” (walking around money) for your students!
Click Here to visit the site! Click Here for instructions.
GCM enrollment code:  LA48AE3753957
If it’s easier, feel free to email orders to Dianne Gurdak at dsgurdak@positek.net and we will make payment & pick up arrangements.
Order Deadline: December 4th.
Choose from popular stores such as Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, Panera, Chipotle, Subway, Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Macy’s, Marshalls, TJMax.
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These are gift cards from the actual vendors.  We just get to purchase them at a discounted rate.  For example, at $10 Starbucks card may only cost us $9.  It adds up fast.
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!

PTSA Hot Chocolate Event for Student Members Dec 12

We are holding a thank you event on December 12th during Learn (room/location TBD) 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

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.  Interviews can take place at Marshall HS, your place of business, or over the phone.  Total time commitment is between 30-60 minutes with flexible scheduling between mid-November through mid-January.  If you are interested in serving, please submit your contact information 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.

Early Registration and Silent Auction Info for the All Night Grad Celebration
Early Registration for Seniors
See how you can take advantage of early registration discounts!  Click HERE  for more information
ANGC Silent Auction
Parents — We need your donations for our Silent Auction!  Please click HERE for more information.

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!

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
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.

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 28 thru Dec 2 — Heathers: The Musical (see above)
Nov 29 – Vienna Chipotle Dine Out
Nov 30 – Tysons Ice Rink STEM Fundraiser, 5-8pm (see above)
Dec 3 – Holiday Open House for Class of 2018 (see above)
Dec 12 – Student PTSA Hot Chocolate Event (see above)
Dec 18 – Start of Winter Break (Students back on Jan 2nd)
Jan 11 – Marshall Academy Open House (see above)
(December PTSA Meeting has been cancelled)

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