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Roadrunner Rundown

June 6, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

The Madison Pyramid provided “ONEkindact - We Can!” bracelets for students and staff.  Bracelets were handed out today and Mr. Chapman asked students to consider wearing the bracelet every day as a reminder to do ONE Kind Act each day through the end of the school year.  We are excited about the week ahead and the opportunities it will bring to spread kindness.   Being unified in kindness is a great way to end the school strong.  

We hope you can join us for our Spring Concert this Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 pm.

Have a great week.

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

Administrative Team

School Events and Information


The yearbooks have arrived!  All 6th graders that pre-ordered a yearbook will receive it on Tuesday, June 4.  Pre-orders for all other grades will be distributed by the classroom teachers on or after Wednesday, June 5.  We have a limited number of extra yearbooks that will be available for cash and carry ($20.00) from the office AFTER all the pre-orders have been distributed.  We are unable to accept any additional pre-orders at this time.


Student Laptop Collection MRES 2024

Student laptop collection will take place at Marshall Road Monday, June 3-Friday, June 7.  Each classroom is assigned a different day for laptop return.  All student laptops and chargers must be returned to school on their assigned date.  Fees for lost or damaged laptops or chargers must be paid by Monday, June 10th.

Students attending an FCPS approved summer program (ESY, SOAR, etc.) will RETURN their laptop with the rest of their class.  A different laptop will be assigned and sent directly to their summer site for use during their summer program.

For more information, including guidelines for backing up student work, cleaning laptops, and steps for paying for lost or damaged equipment, please visit the Student Laptop Collection page on the MRES school website. 


6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

Siblings of 6th grade students attending the Moving Up Ceremony on June 11 will be called to the library around 9:30 am.  Parents will be able to pick up their child from the library after they check in and head to the gym for the ceremony.


Lost & Found

Please check our Lost & Found if you are missing a water bottle, jacket or other belongings.  All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.


Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is almost here!  Students can participate by choosing activities to do from the MRES Summer Reading Challenge.  Click here for resources, book lists, and for more information about participating in summer reading with Marshall Road ES.  Email Librarian, Mrs. Hoffman, anytime with questions:

PTA Update

One week left to contribute to a yearend gift for teachers and staff.

The 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close.  For those who would like to give a gift of thanks to a teacher or staff member that has made a difference for their student or family this year, please use this GiftCrowd page to leave a note and gift.  The list includes all teachers and staff, so you can give to as many people as you’d like, all in one place. 

Gift recipients will be able to use their gift towards one or more gift cards from a selection of over 400 top brands.  Participation is completely optional.  The receiver will see the names of people that contribute but will only see the grand total of money contributed.  The deadline to contribute is Monday, June 10 at 10:30 pm. 


Bike Train 

The Marshall Road Bike Train will run each Tuesday through the end of the school year.  Join us this Tuesday, June 4!  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 by emailing Jennifer Heflin at  


D4D at Pizza Vienna & Bruster’s Ice Cream this Wednesday 

Join us for dinner and dessert - or maybe it's dessert then dinner!  Join us all day at Pizza Vienna and Bruster's Ice Cream from 4:00 pm to close on Wednesday, June 5.  A portion of the sales that day will be donated back to MRES!  Simply mention Marshall Road Elementary School at checkout.


2024-2025 School Supplies on Sale Now

School Supplies

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. 


Adopt the MRES Gardens this summer! 

Help us out by caring for our Courtyard & Door 4 Gardens one week this summer!  Simply water two or more times during the week.  Pull weeds if you have time.  Then harvest any ripe produce.  You’re welcome to keep any veggies you harvest or donate to local food-security programs.  The school office will be open M-F 9:00 am-1:00 pm.  This is a great way to keep the kids busy and involved over the summer!  Use this signup genius to choose your week.  


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

Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt

Icon of puzzle piece cartoon holding a map

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


AFA CyberPatriot Camp

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from June 24- 28, 9:00 am-3:00 pm each day.  This camp would be a great fit for rising 5-8 grade students of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats.  Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps.