PTSA Blast – December 12, 2016

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by seskaggs7

What’s in Here

Important Dates

FALL NEWSLETTER

Pay It Forward

SCRIP Gift Cards

ANGC Silent Auction

SUPPORT ANGC

Special Education

Future Events

Support Your PTSA!

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: 

president@gcmptsa.org

 

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.

Quick Links…

PTSA Website

Marshall HS Website

Marshall HS Boosters

GCM Statesmen Sports

GCM Band

GCM Choir

GCM Orchestra

GCM Theatre

FCPS Keep-in-Touch

If you weren’t able to attend last Monday’s PTSA meeting, you missed a great presentation about Digital Citizenship by Ms. Roxanne Kaylor, Marshall’s Instructional Technology Specialist. Find additional information HERE

 

If you haven’t yet joined the PTSA, there’s no time like the present! It’s only $15 for a parent membership, and it’s so easy to do. Join online or get a paper Membership Form HERE and send your check to the school marked to the attention of the PTSA.

Please forward this to anyone you think might benefit from it. 

 

Thank you,  

Linda Baker

2015-16 PTSA President

Next Two Weeks

 

  • Tue 12/13 – Choir Winter Concert – 7PM
  • 12/19/16 – 1/2/17 WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FALL 2016 PTSA NEWSLETTER!

CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES – PAY IT FORWARD!

In the spirit of this Season of Giving, here are some opportunities to give back.

Collect for Cures

Want to support the Leadership class and Collect for Cures? Make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in any participating 3rd period teachers’ classrooms or online HERE. We hope to donate $2,150 ($1 for each Marshall student), and we’re halfway there with the funds raised last week! We’ll finish our fundraising this Friday (12/16) and promote awareness throughout the week at Kahoot for Cures and Karaoke for Cures.

  

Inova Children’s Hospital Toy Drive

Parents can also donate a new toy to the Inova Children’s Hospital Toy Drive in the front office all this week! Donors can check out the wish list here on Page 4.  

  

Socks for Dobby

The Harry Potter Club is collecting any warm hats, gloves, and socks. Students can donate these materials to Mrs. Barnhart in B208 no later than December 16th.

  

Pajama and Book Drive!

While you’re out doing holiday shopping, pick up a set of pajamas or a book. Items must be new and can be for any age! Items benefit The Pajama Program which provides books and PJs to underprivileged kids. Items can be dropped off in Ms. Wendell’s classroom, B204.

BUY GCM SCRIP GIFT CARDS TO HELP CLASS OF 2019!

Choose gift cards from hundreds of retailers for your own shopping, gifts for family and friends, or WAM for your students! See the FLYER for all the details.

ANGC SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED

Senior parents, we need one wonderful item from you for the All Night Graduation Celebration’s biggest fundraiser……the Silent Auction!  

Items (sports or theater tickets, memorabilia, art, jewelry, hotel or restaurant gift cards) or services (individual or group lessons, camps, practical help like painting, handyman, landscaping)……all will sell!

Please think about what you could offer to donate and contact Mary Lee Montfort at Montfort6@aol.com.  For now, we are just looking for your ideas!  Items will be gathered in January & early February.  Thanks in advance for your help!

SUPPORT ALL NIGHT GRAD CELEBRATION (ANGC)

  • Purchase a chance to win a $5000 scholarship for only $50! See the FLYER for information
  • Christmas Shopping??  Shop Amazon via this LINK and support GCM ANGC! Simply click through when making a purchase. Your price is exactly the same, but Amazon gives a percentage of the purchase to ANGC!  

SPECIAL EDUCATION INFORMATION

Click HERE for parent information relating to Special Education.

Save the Date – Upcoming Events!

 

  • Mon 1/9 – PTSA Meeting 7PM in the Library
  • Tue 1/10 – SAT/ACT Info Night 7 – 8:30PM – Auditorium
  • Thu 1/12 – IB Diploma Info Night 7 – 8:30PM – Auditorium

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