Dr. Bock's Weekly Newsletter
Posted on 11/19/2021
Dr. Bock

Dr. Bock's December Vlog: Click here to link to YouTube

Weather Procedures:

Dear Marshall Parents/Guardians: 

Last week, our Superintendent provided updated guidance on weather procedures for this winter. The Division provided further details yesterday as well. Today, I would like to share specific information relative to our school and weather procedures. 
PWCS will continue to have Code Red Days this school year and beyond when conditions warrant their use in severe weather emergencies. During Code Red, schools and offices will be closed, students will not be assigned required work, and teachers will consider the missed instructional time when scheduling tests or deadlines. 

PWCS has added a new code, Code Orange, for days when weather may be marginal such as when road conditions are uncertain, or unsafe, for a limited period. Code Orange may be used in lieu of days that in previous years were delayed openings.  

For the 2021-22 school year, students should use these Code Orange days for asynchronous learning as an opportunity to complete work assigned and/or to receive support from their teacher during posted office hours that will be between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. with specific teacher office hours to be posted on the school website and/or canvas. 

Students who need a device to access assignments will be encouraged the day ahead of potential weather to take their computer home. If your family needs assistance with at-home internet, please contact Mr. Lou Lepore at leporelk@pwcs.edu. 

As we plan for increased communication during the winter months, it is important that all contact information is updated in ParentVUE to ensure that you are receiving important school messages. Additionally, caregiver information should also remain current to ensure the safety of your child in the event of an early closure. If you need assistance, please contact our Office Assistant, Dr. Meador at meadorep@pwcs.edu. 

More information on weather closings can be found here

Thank you for your support and cooperation. 


Dr. Kristin Bock  Principal



Winter Book Wish List Amazon  

Marshall Elementary School Angel Tree:
paper angel standing in gold background

This year for the holidays we would like to sponsor some of our students that are in need. If you would like to help these families in our school community, please follow our link: Angel Tree. Each gift will be listed with an assigned number to maintain confidentiality. The gifts should be new, unopened and unwrapped. On Monday, December 13, please bring your unwrapped gift with the assigned number attached.  A staff member will be available at the car rider drop off area to collect the gift(s) between 10:00 am and noon and again from 1:00 pm to 2:00.  This is not only a wonderful way to help a needy family but also a great opportunity to teach your child(ren) about generosity.  Thank you in advance for helping us share some joy with a child in need.  If you would like to participate but are unable to bring the gift to the school on the 13th. Please reach out to one of the following: Loreisha Cooper, School Counselor; Christi Patchan, School Counselor; Cindy Donovan, School Social Worker at 703-791-2099.

December Counselors’ Newsletter

Read more about it on the School Counselor’s Smores page.

Congratulations to Marshall Eaglebots:

This past weekend, the Marshall robotics teams, The Eaglebots, came in 3rd out of 29 competitors in the FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League's Robot Game at the Virginia State Tournament. Hear more about their success covered by National Public Radio: NPR recorded and written story.