Roadrunner Rundown - 6/10/24

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Roadrunner Rundown

June 10, 2024

Principal's Message

Dear Marshall Road Families,

We are proud of our 6th grade students who will be finishing their time at Marshall Road this week!  We will be marking their transition to Middle School with a Moving Up Ceremony tomorrow at 10:00 am followed by a reception on the blacktop.  This is a time for us to celebrate their hard work and growth.  All 6th grade students and their families are invited to these events.  Siblings of 6th grade students attending the ceremony should report to their classroom for attendance and will then report 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.   

We have come to the last week of the 2023-2024 school year and are grateful for a wonderful year with your amazing children!  Thank you for partnering with us in the education of your children.  Thank you for giving your time by volunteering in classrooms and at PTA events.  Thank you for the numerous ways you have supported MRES this school year!

Our last day of school is this Wednesday, June 12 and we will dismiss 2 hours early.  The summer office hours will be 9:00 am - noon.

We wish you and your family a wonderful summer!  Keep reading and keep exploring your curiosity!

Much peace.

Matthew Chapman, Sue Kirby and Antoinette Nauflett

Administrative Team


School Events and Information

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:



Strings & Band Information and Registration

Strings & Band Information and Registration for the 2024-2025 school year can be found on our school's homepage or by clicking the link below. 


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.

PTA Update

Today is the last day to contribute to a gift for teachers and staff. 

For those that 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 would like, all in one place.  The deadline to contribute is today at 10:30 pm. 


Father and student biking to school

Bike Train

Join us tomorrow, June 11, for the last Bike Train of the school year!  After school, all Bike Train participants are welcome to join us at Meadow Lane Park at 4:20 pm for popsicles.  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


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

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, is excited to announce the start of their annual Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods season.  They will be presenting an outdoor performance series for children featuring music, dance, puppetry, and theater.  Many of their shows have connections with literacy, science and social-emotional curriculum.  Details can be found in this flyer


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


Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp on June 24- 28, from 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.