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The Marshall PTSA GCM Blast is a weekly email with the latest info on what's happening of interest to Parents.  

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Weekly E-Mail Blast and PTSA Membership

If this is your first-time receiving the Blast, you may be new to the Marshall community. WELCOME! The Blast is a weekly email communication containing information about upcoming events that are of interest to the GCM community at large.

Like everything else these past few months, the PTSA will look a little bit different this year. But we're excited to get started and look forward to supporting our students, teachers and families in the best way that we can in this new virtual world! The Marshall PTSA provides support for student activities, technology resources, teacher wish lists for classroom items, individual class events, staff development and student awards. 

Please join and support the Marshall PTSA!
$20/adult 
$10/teachers and staff 
$5/student

To join the PTSA online, go to Pay4schoolstuff.com or get a paper Membership Form HERE and send your check to the school marked to the attention of the PTSA.  Join by September 30th and have your name entered in a drawing to win a Marshall sweatshirt! 
                                      
Our first PTSA meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept 23rd at 7pm via Zoom.

Please forward to anyone you think may benefit from this newsletter.

Thank you,

Carolyn Keehan
President
2020-21
Urgent PTSA Positions for 2020-21
 









  Are you looking for a way to get involved this year? Marshall PTSA is in urgent need of volunteers for the following two positions:

Vice President:  This role serves as the shadow president in preparation to step into the president role the following year. Please don't be intimidated!  Our Marshall community is warm and welcoming, and it's a lot of fun working with Principal Litz and our amazing staff and educators. Let us know if you'd like to talk more in depth about this position!
 
Chair, Reflections Arts Contest - The contest WILL be held this year, albeit virtually! The Chair leads our effort to participate in this national PTA contest.  Last year one of our Marshall student winners went on to be a finalist at the county level and win 2nd place at the NOVA district level. It's a fun and great way to showcase the talent of our amazing GCM artists!
Click HERE for more information on the Reflections program.
 
For more information please contact us at secretary@gcmptsa.org
Welcome to the Class of 2024

To the Class of 2024 Parents, 
 
We are excited to have the opportunity to work with the Class of 2024 over the next four years.  In order for the class to have a successful high school experience we need parents who are willing to volunteer their time over the next few years to help with fundraising, activities, prom, homecoming, and graduation. If you are interested in becoming one of the parent liaisons for the Class of 2024 please contact Danielle Schoolcraft at dlschoolcraf@fcps.edu.  We look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,

Danielle Schoolcraft
Assistant Principal

Collect for Kids

school_supplies_2.jpg There will be many opportunities this year to help students and families within our own Marshall community, as well as the greater Fairfax County community. 

Collect for Kids:
The 2020-21 school year will begin in a few weeks, and many FCPS students in need are still without basic school supplies. A donation to Collect for Kids will help provide the supplies students need in order to participate fully in class. Nearly 60,000 students whose families may not be able to afford to purchase their own will receive school supply kits this year through Collect for Kids. A $50 contribution will provide school supplies for five students. Please click HERE to help us make sure all students have what they need to be creative and successful in school. 
Healthy Minds Podcast Debut

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FCPS has launched a new weekly Healthy Minds podcast to provide relevant, actionable information on emotional health and well-being to parents and teens as they endure the ongoing pandemic and prepare for the school year. LISTEN HERE.. The first guest was McLean High School counselor Beth Werfel who talked about managing and coping during uncertain times.
PTSA Contacts

Carolyn Keehan, President - president@gcmptsa.org
Marie Robles, Treasurer - treasurer@gcmptsa.org
Elizabeth Keegan, Secretary - secretary@gcmptsa.org
Marshall Market - pantry@gcmptsa.org

Follow us on Facebook: @gcmptsa and Twitter: @gcmptsa 

Our website is: www.gcmptsa.org
Fairfax County Emergency Numbers

HOTLINES

Emergency Basic Needs
703-222-0880, TTY 711

Emergency Mental Health (24/7)
703-573-5679, TTY 711   
         
Suicide Prevention (24/7)
703-527-4077 or
Text "CONNECT" to 85511 

Domestic & Sexual Violence (24/7)
703-360-7273, TTY 711     

Child Protective Services (24/7)
703-324-7400, TTY 703-222-9452

Adult Protective Services
703-324-7450, TTY 703-449-1186                               
Upcoming Events
August 28 - Virtual Freshman Orientation
September 2 - Virtual Statesmen Start
September 8 - First Day of School
September 16 - Virtual Back to School Night
September 23 - First PTSA Meeting