Principal's Page

Hi Marshdale Families, 

I hope your children have reported a nice transition back to school. I know my son has been extra tired this week, which is to be expected. It was great to see students A huge thank you to Chris and all the Watch DOGS that helped students transition in and out of the building and feel safe while here. Another huge thank you to Melissa and the PTA for coordinating welcome back activities to support our incoming families and the community as a whole.  

This email will not typically be this long, but as you can imagine, there are many things to be communicated during these first few weeks. In your child's Friday Folder you will find an events calendar with dates for the year. This will also be on our website, but keep it handy as a reference guide this year.  

I've been able to get to several classrooms this week to discuss our Code of Conduct and different expectations around the school. I've asked students to talk to you about something new, something similar and something they're wondering as it pertains to rules and expectations. I should be through the rest of the classes next week, so please feel free to ask them. We will post a link to the presentation and the code of conduct on our website. Please feel free to look them over and reach out if you have any questions.  

The Lockdown Drill went well today. It is sad that this is a part of the student experience, but I'm glad we are prepared and students feel safe to ask questions. We do have a video that students were able to see to help clarify their role in these drills and potential situations. Feel free to reach out to the office if you'd like to see the video or discuss this further. 

 Zak Martin


Marshdale Elementary 

vm: 303-982-8880 school: 303-982-5188