Roadrunner Rundown - 5/20/24

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Roadrunner Rundown

May 20, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Family Sports and Ice Cream Night on Friday night.  A big shout out to the PTA for planning such an enjoyable evening where students, families and staff were able to come together to enjoy one another’s company.  They have done it yet again, bravo!

The school year is much like a marathon, while the pace changes over the course, the goal is to keep running to the very end.  Our teachers are focused on completing this race by continuing to teach through June 12, 2024.  We invite you to encourage your children to do the same by arriving to school on time and giving their very best each day.  Summer break starts when the final school day ends; there is enough time for summer in its season.  There are many fun activities planned for the end of the school year (today’s field day was great!), there is also a lot of learning to continue.  We want our students to dive into the fun and learning while looking forward to summer break.

There will be no school on Monday, May 27 as we observe Memorial Day.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

School Events and Information

Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Please consider helping Mr. Clancy with Field Day (3rd-6th grades) on Friday, May 24th, 9:45 am-12:30 pm.  Sign up here and email Mr. Clancy at with any questions.


Summer Reading Book Drive

Marshall Road will be holding a book drive to provide summer reading materials for families in our community.  We will be accepting book donations May 6-24.  All book donations can be dropped off in the MRES lobby any time during the school day.  Please only donate new or gently used books appropriate for grades K-6.  We cannot accept books for adults, books with toys or extra pieces, baby books or board books, religious materials, outdated books, or books with ripped covers/pages.  Please direct any questions to Librarian, Lisa Hoffman:

PTA Update

Bike Train

The Marshall Road Bike Train will run each Tuesday through the end of the school year.  Join us this Tuesday, May 21!  See all Bike Train details here or check out this flyer.  Please consider joining our chat group to receive updates or to let us know if you can help chaperone.  If your student normally takes the bus, you must inform the MRES office that they will be biking home (email


Join us for the Last PTA Meeting & Chat with Chapman of the Year

Our final PTA meeting & Chat with Chapman of the school year will be on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:15 am in the cafeteria.  We will elect Board members for the 2024-2025 school year.  Attendees are invited to stay for our volunteer appreciation breakfast, which will follow the meeting.  


2024-2025 School Supplies on Sale Now

School supply kits for the 2024-2025 school year are on sale now through June 25.  Simply go to and enter the school ID, MAR000 (3 letters/3 numbers). PTA volunteers will deliver your school kits directly to your classroom before the first day of school.  If you would like to donate a kit, simply enter 'GIFT' for the first and last name and we will make sure it is delivered to a student who can benefit from it.

Note: The PTA offers these kits as a convenience for families.  This is not a PTA fundraiser.  Questions?  Email

If you have a rising 7th grader that will be attending Thoreau Middle School in the fall, the Thoreau PTA has also partnered with EPI to offer this convenient service.  Order supplies now with school ID, THO119 (three letters, three numbers).  Items will be shipped to Thoreau and waiting for your student at the Open House before school starts.


Stay Informed and Get Connected! 

You can find the most up-to-date information on our website, and PTA Facebook and Instagram pages.  You can also complete your membership and join the PTA here.


FCPS Communications

HIPS Presentation at Thoreau Middle School

HIPS is a community awareness program designed to enlighten parents through a unique learning experience encompassing insights into trends and indicators of potentially risky behavior.  This presentation will take place at Thoreau Middle School on May 21 from 6:30–8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  This evening is for parents and staff only, no students.  More details can be found here.  Please sign up at



Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt

Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt on June 15.  The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers.  This is a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County.  Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all.  Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay.  They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels.  Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle.  Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family.  For more information go to  More information can be found in these flyers. English  Spanish