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Celebrating Success: The Power of Small Wins

Celebrating Success: The Power of Small Wins

In the world of education, success is often associated with big milestones like high test scores and top rankings. At Marrs, we realize the value of celebrating both small and large successes in a student’s journey. 

Small successes, whether they involve a student mastering a challenging concept, improving their grades, or simply displaying kindness and leadership, are worth celebrating. These small wins often go unnoticed but play a pivotal role in a student's overall development. By acknowledging and celebrating these achievements, our goal is to create a  positive and nurturing environment that motivates students to strive for more.

Emphasizing small successes helps students build self-esteem and confidence. Students learn that progress and growth are valuable in and of themselves, regardless of the scale. This perspective shift encourages a growth mindset, where students are more inclined to embrace challenges and view setbacks as opportunities for learning and growth.

Large successes, such as winning a championship or achieving top academic honors, still have their place in the school environment. These accomplishments are important milestones that provide students with goals to work towards and reasons to persevere. However, celebrating small successes helps students build a foundation of resilience, determination, and a passion for learning that enables them to tackle more significant challenges.

Students at Marrs Elementary celebrate small successes through rewards such as Positive Office Referrals or Shop With the Principal. Shop with the Principal is a monthly citizenship reward program celebrated each month. Classroom teachers select one student from their room who has exhibited excellent citizenship or shown great improvement in their classroom work. These students are honored and recognized by receiving a classroom visit from the Principal and her shopping cart filled with treats and prizes. Students are also recognized on our school's Facebook page. Positive Office Referrals are “shoutouts” that any staff member can fill out and turn in! The idea is to replace the negative stigma associated with the visits to the principal with an opportunity for students to anchor positive outcomes from their “above and beyond” behavior choices. Students are recognized with a trip to the Principal’s office but for a good reason.

By acknowledging and encouraging students at every step of their journey, schools prepare them not only for academic success but for life as well. In the end, it's not just about reaching the finish line but also about savoring the entire race and the small victories that make it worthwhile.

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October Newsletter

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Parent Power: Building Stronger School Communities Through Involvement and Volunteering

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I wanted to take a moment to emphasize the significance of fundraising in our school community and how your participation can make a meaningful difference in the educational experience of our children. Fundraising is not just about collecting funds; it is a powerful means to enhance the quality of education, provide resources, and create opportunities for our students to thrive. 

Here are a few reasons why your involvement in fundraising matters:

  • Enhancing Educational Programs: Fundraising enables us to offer enrichment programs, and specialized learning opportunities that can broaden your child's horizons.
  • Community Building: Participating in fundraising activities fosters a sense of community among parents, teachers, and students. It's a chance to connect, collaborate, and strengthen the bonds that make our school a special place.
  • Teaching Responsibility: By involving your child in fundraising efforts, you teach them the importance of giving back and being responsible citizens. It instills values of empathy, generosity, and community involvement that will serve them well throughout their lives.

We understand that life can be busy, and your time is valuable. However, even small contributions, whether through volunteering, donating, or participating in fundraising events, can collectively have a profound impact on our school. We encourage you to get involved in any way you can. Our upcoming Burgoo event is a great opportunity to get involved.  Your support, in whatever form it takes, will be greatly appreciated and will make a lasting difference in the lives of our students.

 Thank you for being an integral part of our school community and for your commitment to the education and well-being of our children. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.

 Please use the link below if you would like to sign up to volunteer on October 14th! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AA4A729A4F8CE9-marrs#/

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A Vibrant Community

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A school is more than just a physical space for learning; it's a community that shapes the lives of students and families. Marrs Elementary takes pride in its tight-knit community, where students, parents, teachers, and staff come together to create a supportive and nurturing environment. Regular events, volunteer opportunities, and parent-teacher interactions foster open communication and collaboration, ensuring that every stakeholder plays a role in the growth of the students. We encourage you to join your child's classroom communication platform if you haven't already; google classroom, Bloomz, Class Tag, and Class Dojo are some of the platforms our teachers use. Joining our Facebook page will give you a peek inside our school with snapshots of classroom happenings, communication about different events, and regular reminders. Last but not least, we encourage you to get involved. If you are interested in getting involved with our PTO, our next meeting is on August 23rd at Hawg N Sauce- 6:00 PM all are welcome! We look forward to a wonderful year! 

Best, 

                                                                                      Katie Bushard
                                                                                       Principal

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Marrs Picture Day!

Good Afternoon, Marrs Families! 

Just a friendly reminder that school picture day will be on Thursday, August 24th. You can order online at inter-state.com/order using code 79126BA. 

Order forms will also be sent home on August 18th. 

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August Newsletter

On behalf of the staff at Marrs Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year! The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 8th and we can’t wait to see all of their smiling faces! Please click the link below to view the first newsletter of the year! 



Back to School Newsletter
 

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Marrs Burgoo 2021

PRE-SALE/CARRY OUT ONLY! 

Pre-Sale Dates:
September 10- 5:30-7:30 PM
September 11- 7:00 AM-10:00 AM
September 17- 5:30-7:30 PM



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3rd-5th Grade Open House

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Open house for grades 3-5 will be on Tuesday, August 17th from 5:30-6:30. We will begin the evening in your child's classroom with a welcome from the principal.
Teachers will explain the functions of their classroom and procedures. This is a great opportunity to meet your teacher and hear the message they have to share. We prefer students not to attend the open house as this will allow parents to focus on the teacher and the evening. Many important pieces of information will be shared and we look forward to seeing you!


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Picture Day! August 26th, 2021

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Mark your calendars for picture day at Marrs Elementary.  



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K-2 Open House

Open house for grades K-2 will be on Thursday, August 5th from 5:30-6:30. We will begin the evening in your child's classroom with a welcome from the principal.

Teachers will explain the functions of their classroom and procedures. This is a great opportunity to meet your teacher and hear the message they have to share. We prefer students not to attend the open house as this will allow parents to focus on the teacher and the evening. Many important pieces of information will be shared and we look forward to seeing you!





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Monday, August 31, 2020 MARRS VIRTUAL LEARNING DAY

IMPORTANT: Virtual Learning Day Monday, August 31, 2020 for Marrs Elementary Students Only.

Due to the water main break, Marrs Elementary students will not report on campus and will have a Virtual Learning Day on Monday, August 31. Teachers will post lessons in Google Classroom by 10:00 AM Monday morning.
 
Parents: For assistance with technology and Google Classroom please visit: https://mvhelp.mvschool.org/parents-guardians
 
We understand that students may not have devices at home, so students will have until Friday, September 4 to complete assignments.If the school closure is extended, the school will arrange times for device distribution.Please check your email and our social media pages for the most current updates.We appreciate your patience, cooperation, and understanding in this situation.
 
 Thank you, 
 
Katie Bushard
Principal, Marrs Elementary School


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Marrs Virtual Open House

We are off to a wonderful start to the 2020-2021 school year! We are happy to be back to school, both virtually and in the building! Please explore our open house webpage! GO COMETS! 

https://sites.google.com/mvschool.org/marrs-elementary-2020/home










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