GCM PTSA Blast: November 6th

Monday, November 6th, 2017 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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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 next Monday November 13th.  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.

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

GCM PTSA Membership Meeting Minutes Oct 2nd:  HERE

Seniors Register Now for ANGC

ANGC – All Night Grad Celebration – 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.

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

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!

International Night is Nov. 16th – 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 will be held on 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.

ACT Practice Test tomorrow
If you haven’t signed up and our interested in your student taking the practice ACT please register and get more info at our PTSA website HERE.  There is limited seating at this test.

Help Sponsor the Fields of Honor for Veteran’s Day

The GCM Class of 2019 will continue the tradition started last Memorial Day and create Fields of Honor on Veteran’s and Memorial Day holidays this year.
  • Online Order Deadline 11/7:  Login to pay4schoolstuff.com and select Field of Honor to purchase 1 flag, 5 flags, or 5 flags for Veteran’s and Memorial Day Fields of Honor.
  • Mail-in Order Deadline: MUST be received at GCM by noon on 11/7:

    FORM and send it with a check to GCM ATTN: Field of Honor.

For more information please see our PTSA website HERE.

We hope our Field of Honor will continue to inspire all who drive by Marshall High School.

Marshall Parent Group Meeting
The “We Are in it Together” parent group meeting is this Wednesday, November 8. at 7:45-8:45 pm. Please join us in our library for casual conversation and sharing. All are welcome.
Please see this article to begin our conversation:  NYTimes
For those who like to plan ahead, please consider joining us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 14. The tentative plan is to discuss teens & the mental health impact of smartphone usage.
Facilitators for the group will be Krissy Ronan, GCM Librarian and Cindy Blakeley, Director of Student Services.

Real Food for Kids — Advocacy Training Nov 9th
Kids benefit from healthy food choices in schools.

Real Food for Kids’ next Healthy Schools Advocacy Training will be held Thursday November 9th at Gatehouse.  Please see our FLYER and click HERE to register!

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 7 – Practice ACT 9am – 1pm – Marshall HS Rooms D201& D203
Nov 7 – Deadline for sponsoring Fields of Honor (see above)
Nov 8 – Marshall Parent Group Mtg 7:45pm (see above)
Nov 13 – PTSA Meeting
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
Dec 4 — PTSA Meeting

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