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Statesmen Theatre Presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" December 4-7

Tickets for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on sale now!!

This Tony Winning Musical follows an eclectic group of six mid-pubescent students as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. With audience participation and charming songs galore!

Given the small number of seats available for this Black Box performance, attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online  HERE in advance. If extra tickets are available they will be sold at the door. Please check online before attending to make sure seats remain. 
FCPS Celebrates Inclusion Week December 2-6
A thought about inclusion for the GCM community to reflect on:

" When someone is truly included, no one will question their presence, only their absence." -- Renee LaPorte

Any of our children can feel left out for any reason at any time.  Let's work to make our community a safe place where everyone can be included no matter what makes them SEEM different.  Please teach your child that they are absolutely unqiue. Just like everyone else!
Boosters Christmas Tree Sale
Are you looking for a way to support your Statesmen other than purchasing a tree that is fun and easy?  Join us on the tree lot and help sell trees! Directions and supplies will be provided and it's always a fun time. A Booster representative will be working alongside you each shift. Click WEEKNIGHT to help during the week or WEEKEND to volunteer with a team .   Come buy a tree too, to support Marshall Athletics!

Holiday Open House to Support the Class of 2020 
Come to the Holiday Open House on Dec 8, 2019 from 12-4pm!
The Bank Home
1642 White Pine Drive
Vienna, VA 22182

Spend time with friends, shop for great gifts and delicious cookies all while supporting All Night Grad and the Class of 2020!

One of the highlights of the day is the Cookie Exchange!  For $15 a box, choose your own 2 dozen cookies from the whole array of treats to make an individual box! To add to the fun, there will be a s pecial appearance by the Statesmen Singers!

We will have a range of items to sell. Vendors include DoTerra Oils, Beehive Creations Jewelry, White House ornaments (which directly benefits ANGC), Vaccari Fine Sterling Silver Jewelry, Pampered Chef
and Handmade Ceramics are just some off the fabulous offerings.  Several companies are Marshall parents!
Pop Up Monogram - Great for the holidays!
S upport the class of 2020 ANCG and get some really nice monogrammed items! 

Share the below link with family/friends/relatives anywhere in the United States so they can shop and GCM can get a percentage of whatever they buy! 

Vienna Sports will donate a portion of ALL sales through the link below to Marshall ANGC, and will ship to ANYWHERE in the USA! 

You don't have to be local to support this fundraiser! Please share with everyone you know! The shop closes on Nov 30, 2019 so shop TODAY!

White House Christmas Ornaments for Sale
 Support the Class of 2020 by buying a cool ornament!

The Official 2019 Christmas ornament honors Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States. This ornament symbolizes President Eisenhower's commitment to innovation. He was the first president to fly in a helicopter while in office!

Ornaments wil l also be available at the Boosters Christmas Tree Sale!
$25 for 1-9 ornaments
$24 for 10-24 ornaments
$22 for 25 + ornaments

Click hereto go to www.pay4schoolstuff.com to purchase online!
Looking for an End of the Year Tax Deduction?

Donations to Marshall PTSA are tax deductible!  Please donate any amount at Pay4SchoolStuff https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com/.  

Your donations help us continue to do all the programs that make Marshall great, such as monthly Hospitality events for teachers and staff, the Marshall Market food pantry for food insecure students, International Night, teacher wish list items, and awards like Teacher of the Year.  Receipts can be provided for any amount above $200.  Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season!
Pura Vida Dance Team Fundraiser

Bracelets will be sold at lunch on Dec 12 & 13, and at basketball games on Dec 13 & 20. Or email  gcmdancefundraising@gmail.com to place an order.
Toy Drive through December 6th
Sensory Santa at Tysons Corner on December 8th
santa_claus_posing.jpgDo you have a young child with special needs? Sign up to have your child's photo taken with Sensory Santa on Sunday, December 8th! Santa Cares is held in partnership with Autism Speaks.

Please check out the Marshall PTSA website at www.gcmptsa.org for other Special Education news and resources.
Upcoming Events
Dec 19 - Winter Blood Drive for Students and Staff (must be 16)
Dec 20 - Last Day of School, Holiday Break
Jan 6 - School Resumes
Jan 7 - 9th Grade College Night
Jan 15 - PTSA Meeting, 7 pm, Room C-113