Marshall Road Enrichment Programs
Every Fall and Spring the PTA coordinates with the school community and vendors to offer an array of Enrichment Programs which are held at the school. The programs are only available in the mornings before school. Registration for our Fall Enrichment Programs is NOW CLOSED.
PTA Website Account
You will need a PTA website account to register for activities. Click here (and then on the yellow Registration box) to create your account or log in.
*Paid PTA Membership is not required to create a PTA website account. However, your PTA membership fee goes to support this program and so much more.
MRES PTA, along with our vendors, offer scholarships covering a large portion of the cost of these programs for families who qualify. To find out if you qualify for one of these scholarships, contact Karlen McClain in the front office at email@example.com. All scholarship requests are kept confidential.
Some of our programs require parent volunteers, and parents may receive discounts on the enrichment programs in which they volunteer. To find out if the program you are interested in provides volunteer discounts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you register. Volunteer discounts are available to PTA members only.
This registration system is new for 2018! First create an account through our new website, verify your email, and complete the Family Information. Click on My Forms/ Paperwork under My Account to access Fall 2018 Enrichment. Payment and registration is conducted online. Please contact Seth Kaplan, Enrichment Program Chair, with questions or problems.
This Fall's Enrichment Activities
(click on each class to learn more!)
This a program that can help your child achieve better health, increase focus in the classroom, and have fun with their friends! During Fitness Warriors your Roadrunners become physically fit and enjoy structured fitness activities. They continue their journey of building Strong Minds, Strong Bodies and Strong Characters.
This program involves students throughout Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Participants train before school two times a week with a coach, typically a parent or teacher, to prepare for a 5K run/jog. This is a non-competitive activity where we encourage the kids to strive for their own personal best. Our goal is to promote overall health and an interest in exercise. Ultimately, the kids will have a great time being active with their friends and build confidence along the way.
This class will provide an Introduction to Spanish language and culture. The instructor will use a variety of fun activities such as songs, word search, coloring, writing words, and crafts to teach the children Spanish. The program is primarily oral. The basic goal is simple communication related to the child’s experience and exposure to the Spanish language and culture.
This is the next class in the Spanish sequence. This class is appropriate for students who have some basic Spanish skills. They could have obtained these skills from taking (one or both terms of) Spanish I last year or from elsewhere (e.g., having exposure to Spanish at home, etc.). The FCPS instructor will use a variety of fun activities such as songs, word search, coloring, writing words, and crafts to teach the children Spanish.
Chess club meets every other Thursday, alternating weeks with Green Team. Chess club is under the supervision of MRES staff. Students are partnered with other students to learn and practice this ancient board game.
The goal of the Green Team is to spread awareness and discuss how to make our school a greener place while learning and having fun. The Green Team leads some exciting projects such as monitoring the amount of trash and recycle coming from various classrooms, collecting food items for a local food bank, and working in the school garden. The Green Team meets every other Thursday, alternating weeks with Chess club.
Introduction to Computer Science and Coding (through STEM ExCEL)
This class teaches programming logic without the requirement of learning a new language, making it the perfect foundation for any other computer science or technology subject. Students start with hands-on activities that help them learn vital concepts in a tangible way, then use our easy drag-and-drop interface to put their new knowledge into play, to create programs, solve problems and even make games. With the help of experienced instructors, students will learn functions, variables, conditionals and more in a fun environment. Students will leave the course with their final project, and a strong base for future technological learning.
Minecraft Modding (through STEM ExCEL)
This class teaches students important problem-solving and design skills by making changes to the popular multiplayer game itself. Programming fundamentals are reinforced by designing and implementing large-scale Minecraft modifications. Our instructors offer individualized attention and mentorship throughout our course, so students will learn at their pace following their personal learning style and interests. Students end their time with us with their mods, which they may add to their personal Minecraft games.
In this class, kindergartners through third graders will reach for the sky, touch your toes and learn poses in a way that is engaging and fun! The class also includes relaxation techniques that will help each child feel centered and mindful at the end of each class.Your child will develop more strength, flexibility, and balance - addressing both the body and mind.
Mats provided. Little yogis needed.
Mindfulness. Meditation. Yoga. Fourth through sixth graders need these three practices just as much as adults, not only stretching their muscles, but also stretching their hearts and minds.
Mats provided. Yogis needed.
My First Hot Cocoa Stand (through SPARK business academy)
In this class, you will learn how to make yummy hot cocoa and how to earn money selling it! Students learn about marketing, finance and strategy in a supporting environment fostering teamwork. From designing marketing flyers to experimenting with recipes, young students will have fun while engaging in enriching activities with a lasting developmental impact.
Budding Entrepreneurs (through SPARK business academy)
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