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Marshall Enews 9/15/17

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Marshall Elementary Weekly E-News

September 15, 2017


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The mission of Marshall Elementary is to work as a community to achieve higher levels of thinking and learning by empowering every learner everyday.


School News and Information


Our first Marshall Parent Teacher Group meeting is Tuesday the 19th at 7:00 PM in the Marshall cafeteria.  Please join us and learn more about how the PTG  and you can support all of  the students at Marshall.


We are looking for parent volunteers.  Throughout the year we have students who would benefit from some extra practice.  We would like to create a list of parents who would be available on a consistent basis, during the school day, to work with individuals or small groups.  Some sample activities would be listening to students read, reading aloud to students, working on sight and/or spelling words, playing math games, reviewing math facts, or helping out in learning centers.  Tutors may or may not be assigned to work with your child’s classroom.  If you are interested in helping, are available during the day, and can commit to a regular set schedule we would love to have your work with our students.  Please complete the form sent home earlier this week and return it to school.


Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination is an innovative creative problem-solving program for participants from kindergarten through high school. Teams of 5 to 7 participants are challenged to solve one of five unique Team Challenges and an Instant Challenge with no adult assistance.  Each of the five Challenges offers participants an opportunity to explore art, literature, drama, engineering, architecture, and improvisation. Interest forms have been sent home in today's Friday Folders!

Our regional tournament will be held in March at Miami University. Teams forming will require a parent or other adult that is willing to volunteer their time to be a team manager.  Free Manager/Coach training sessions are available in the fall.

It is time to begin forming and registering teams for this year. Please contact me in the near future if you are interested in helping to coach/manage a Destination Imagination team this year. Without managers, we cannot have teams. We will be hosting an information meeting about Destination Imagination on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the PDC at the Nelson Morrow Building located at 909 S. Main Street (directly behind SDS pizza). Parents and students are welcome to attend. We will explain the program, how teams are formed, and how to become a team manager. Sign ups will also be available for children interested in participating.

For more information about this program, go to and explore, or contact:

Shana Rosenberg

Destination Imagination Coordinator



HB 410- Changes in Monitoring Student Attendance

School districts have always been required to monitor student attendance.  Recently, the State of Ohio passed HB 410, which implemented required steps that school districts must follow for all students who do not attend school on a regular basis.  In addition, school attendance is now recorded in hours and not days.  Every minute counts and each day that a student is absent is a little more than 6 hours.  All absences, both excused and unexcused absences will be tracked under the new system.


Excellent school attendance, 95% or above for each child is our goal. This means a student misses less than 9 days of school in a year or 1 day per month.  Excellent attendance is a great predictor of success in school. We appreciate the support that parents give to see that their child is prepared and attending school on a daily basis.


As part of the new requirements for HB 410, families of students that accumulate an excessive number of absence hours will be notified by mail from their individual school buildings.  Please note, this refers to ALL absences.  Notices will be sent for ALL absences totaling the following number of hours:  38, 56, 65, 72.  In addition, notices will be sent, and a meeting scheduled for students who reach the following numbers of unexcused absences, which may be considered an excessive number of unexcused absences : 30 consecutive, 42 in a month, 72 in a year.


Thank you for your attention to the new law and your understanding and cooperation.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 273-3600.


Upcoming Dates

September 19 Marshall Parent Teacher Group Meeting 7:00 PM Marshall Cafeteria

September 22 Chinese Opera visits Marshall 2:30 PM

September 22 Kids Night Out

September 27Bookmobile

October 6Banking Day

October 6 Marshall PTG Walk-a-thon

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