News from Principal Martin

News from Mr. Martin

Marshdale Messenger April 18th

Hi Marshdale Families,

Thank you for your patience and understanding Friday. I know the power outages made it tough on many of you as well as departments in our district. According to my instructional hours count, we will not need to make up Friday’s snow day. 

A huge thank you to Melissa Baynes and our entire PTA for the efforts on the auction. Pulling an event like that together in a normal year is hard enough, but doing it with all the COVID restrictions is especially impressive. Thanks to all who donated and participated. We miss having events where people can connect, so appreciate the chances we do get, even if they’re virtual. Please see the PTA update below for specific figures. Way to go Marshdale!!

Although the weather isn’t cooperating, we are planning some traditional spring events. Information about 5th grade and kindergarten celebrations will be coming home soon. Here is a note from Mr. Chambers regarding Field Day plans for this year. 

Hello Marshdale families. I want to share with you our decision about having field day events this school year.  I have waited as long as I could in hopes of having a traditional field day for our community. Without having all of you here to help with this event we are limited to what we can do. Traditionally our field day has been a great celebration of this wonderful community.  I am very sad to announce that we will not be able to do a field day like we have in the past. For me personally this is the toughest blow I have had in what has been a very hard year. 

All that being said I am planning on having our students compete and participate in several events that are typical events at field day. These activities will happen during PE class for several days during the weeks of April 26-29 and May 3-6 depending on when your child has my class. We will take photos and report out to you how this alternative event plays out. 

 I am looking forward to the possibility of hosting a traditional field day in 2022 with your help.


The Marshdale Accountability Committee met this week and discussed some survey results from our kiddos. Here are the notes if you’re interested. (NOTES)


Spring Auction

Thank you to all the parents, Marshdale staff, family and friends, and community partners who helped make our spring auction fundraiser a success!  We surpassed our goal and raised almost $23,000 for our new school!  Thank you also to those who joined in Friday evening for a little friendly competition at our Happy Hour Zoom call!  


If you bid on something, items will be available to pick up at school this week starting Tuesday.  This will allow us to get everything ready and labeled with your name to make pick up easier.  If it is a small item and you would like us to send it home with your student, please let us know.  If you won an "outing", we will make sure to connect you with the individual that offered that item.  Lastly if you won something in the prize drawing, we will email you to let you know.  Please contact us at if you have any questions.

 Thank you again to our amazing Marshdale community!

 General Board Meeting

Our next PTA general board meeting will be Thursday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m.  if you would like to join, please send an email to and we will send you the Zoom link.