Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 School Year!  Marshall Elementary School, located in Fowler, California, is a neighborhood school which serves approximately 480 students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through Second Grade.

Administration and staff set high standards for academics and behavior, and hold all students accountable. State and local standards drive the curriculum at each grade level.  Teachers are providing instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards and routinely assess student progress towards meeting these standards.

It is important to remember that the well-being of our students is directly related to their overall success. While our school places an emphasis on higher learning standards, we also work to meet the emotional and social needs of our students. We continue to develop students’ character through our district character education program, Fowler Big 10.  Marshall Elementary School has adopted Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as a common approach to discipline.  PBIS uses a positive approach to teach our school expectations to our students.  All staff teach, model, practice, and reward our students for using appropriate behavior.

Communication is a key component to your child’s academic success. The partnership of parent, teacher, and student is critical in fostering progress and growth for our students. We hope that your child continues to experience a year of growth academically, socially, and emotionally. Marshall Elementary School staff is always available to answer your questions or concerns. Please feel free to contact us by visiting our office, or calling us at (559) 834-6120.

As we look forward to a bright and successful 2018 – 2019 school year, we are preparing for our 1st and 2nd grade Back-to-School Night (BTSN) on August 13th. Our TK/Kindergarten Back-to-School Night will be held Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Therefore, only 1st and 2nd grade students and parents will need to come on the August 13th BTSN.

August 13th  1st/2nd Grade Back-to-School Night

            5:30 – 6:30        Pizza ($2.00/slice), and Superior Dairy Ice Cream ($3) on the playground

            6:30 – 6:50        All parents meet in the cafeteria

            6:50 – 7:30        Parents/students meet your teacher and learn about grade level expectations

            7:30 p.m.          The evening concludes

August 14th First Day of School for all TK – 2nd Grade Students

            7:30 – 8:00        Campus opens – all students report to the cafeteria

            8:00 – 8:15        Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria for a supervised recess

            8:15 – 8:20        1st/2nd Grade Students will line up on the blacktop next to their room number

                                            Teachers will meet students and walk them to class.

                                            TK/K – this first day of school is a meet and greet with the teacher. You will receive a letter in the mail by August 10th with your child’s teacher and room assignment. If you do not receive the letter by the 10th, please call the office at 834-6120. Your child’s teacher will have their door open at 8:15 a.m. They will meet with their teacher for about an hour and a half to help get their class acquainted to their new school setting. You and your child will go home after the meet and greet that morning.

August 15th – August 31st TK/K students only are dismissed at 12:15 p.m., so please plan accordingly.

Keep in mind, all students report to the cafeteria if they arrive between 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast for students is available during that time. At 8:00, students are dismissed to a supervised playground. The bell to line up is 8:15. Teachers will be there to meet them. Students must be in class by 8:20 or they will be considered tardy. Students arriving after 8:20 will need to go to the office for a late, or tardy slip.

August 15th  (Advancing Academic Achievement, or AAA Day)– is an early release day for all 1st/2nd grade students. Dismissal is 1:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

The regular day schedule begins at 8:20 and ends at 2:15. This is 5 minutes later than last year, adding to our daily quality instruction.  All 1st/2nd students will be dismissed at 2:15. At that time, bus riders will be supervised to the bus loading area. ASP students will deploy to the cafeteria. Parents who pick-up their students are to meet them at their classroom.


TK/K will be on a 12:15 p.m. dismissal until August 31st. Beginning on September 4th, TK/K will be dismissed at the regular time of 2:15 a.m. Your teacher will go over dismissal procedures during the meet and greet on August 14th.

The entire Marshall staff is eagerly awaiting your arrival. We looking forward to meeting with all of our Marshall Stars. Please read the above message carefully, and call the office if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs. Denton

Principal


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