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Happy Holidays from the PTSA

The Marshall PTSA thanks our wonderful community for your support and involvement this year, and wishes everyone a safe and restful holiday season. A special thank you to Mr. Litz and his administration as well as our dedicated teachers and staff who worked so hard this year. We look forward with hope and expectation for a wonderful new year!

The Marshall PTSA Board

For Those Who Need Help with Rent or Mortgage Payments due to Covid
Please forward this information to anyone you know in need.

If you or someone you know is at risk of losing your home due to Covid-19, the Commonwealth of Virginia has funding available through its Rent and Mortgage Relief Program. (Virginia's eviction moratorium law runs out on December 31st.) This money is only available to people who cannot pay their rent because of the impact of the virus on them, such as losing their job, etc. While the eviction moratorium ends at the end of this month, there is money available in 2021 to help people who can't pay their mortgage - renters and landlords - so the word needs to spread. Also, immigrants that do not have the proper documentation to be in this country are eligible to receive this assistance too. More information can be found through the links below.

Eligibility determination can be found at :

Landlord applications on behalf of tenants can be found at:

Statesmen High Five
Let's recognize our amazing teachers!

Kids bored over the break?  Have them submit a High Five for their teachers!

Marshall students have started a new recognition program for educators at GCM. The High Five program is a chance for students to let teachers know how much they appreciate them. So far, students have recognized GCM teachers for their caring, optimism, and efforts to help everyone succeed. The PTSA is proud to partner with students on this program highlighting the amazing efforts of the faculty and staff. Each month, all teachers who have been nominated for a High Five will be eligible to enter a drawing for a gift card as an extra thank you.
Please consider having your student nominate a teacher, counselor, or staff member today using the form below!

The Future of College Admissions Webinar
On Tuesday, Dec. 8th, Langley High School's 's College and Career Center hosted a webinar on "The Future of College Admissions," with Jeff Selingo, best-selling author, engaging speaker, and college admissions expert. Mr. Selingo's latest book,  "Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions,"  is a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice award recipient. 

 Langley shared the program with Marshall and other FCPS high schools and nearly 1,100  participants tuned in. If you missed the webinar, the recording is available for a limited time by clicking HERE. You  must register to view the presentation.
Looking for a Tax Deduction? 
It's not too late to join the PTSA and make a tax-deductible contribution!  Even in this pandemic year, Marshall's PTSA is still able to offer hospitality for teachers and staff, our Marshall Market for food insecure students, teacher wish lists, and more.  Donations over $250 will receive a receipt.  Please join us via Pay4SchoolStuff!

Upcoming Events
Dec 21 - Jan 1 - Winter break
Jan 18 - Martin Luther King Day- Student holiday
Jan 20 - Inauguration Day - Student holiday
Jan 22 - End of 2Q - 2 hour early release
Jan 25 - Teacher Work Day- Student holiday
Feb 15 - President's Day- Student holiday