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 schoolRegistration for our 2019 Spring Enrichment Programs is now CLOSED (with the exception of Running with the Stars) 

 

* Please note that if FCPS calls a delayed opening or a closure, 

all enrichment courses for that day are cancelled.* 

 

   PTA Website Account

You will need a PTA website account to register for activities. Click here (and then on the 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.

 

 

 Scholarships

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 ksmcclain@fcps.edu.  All scholarship requests are kept confidential. 

 

 Volunteers!

Fitness Warriors requires parent volunteers, and parents may receive discounts when they volunteer. To volunteer, or for additional information, please email enrichment@marshallroadpta.org.


 

Registration Help 

This registration system is new for 2018-19! 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 Spring 2019 Enrichment. Payment and registration is conducted online. Please contact Seth Kaplan, Enrichment Program Chair, with questions or problems. 

 

 


This Spring's Enrichment Activities 
(click on each class below to learn more!)  


Theater Enrichment (through Not Just Dance)

This class will provide instruction in the theater craft. All participants will learn about acting, signing, dancing, and technical production, and they will gain skills in public speaking and team work. After class meetings held four mornings a week from winter to mid-spring, this activity culminates in live performances of the play, The Jungle Book, in front of MRES students and families. 

 

*Please note that registration for this class is already closed.

 


Fitness Warriors

This is 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.

 


 Running with the Stars 

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. 

 


 Spanish: Level 1

This class will provide an Introduction to Spanish language and culture. The instructor will use a variety of fun activities such as songs,  word searches, 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.

 

Students who took Spanish I in the fall should sign up for Spanish I again!

 


 Spanish: Level 2

This class is appropriate for students who have some basic Spanish skills. They could have obtained these skills from taking Spanish 2 in the fall 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 searches, coloring, writing words, and crafts to teach the children Spanish.

 

Students who took Spanish 2 in the fall can sign up for Spanish 2 again. There is plenty more to learn!


 Chess Club

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.

 


Green Team

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.

 


3D Printing (through STEM ExCEL)

3D Printing teaches students how to create 3D models from an artistic and engineering standpoint. Students will observe a 3D Printer during each lesson to learn proper 3D printing standards and processes, all while creating their own models that will be printed for them. The course ends with students taking home their own accounts so they may continue modeling at home, along with at least 4 model prints they designed themselves during the class.


Robotics (through STEM ExCEL)

In this course, students learn how to design, build, and program Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots by constructing and programming a robot. By applying engineering concepts as well as advanced sensor programming skills, students will perfect their design and programming to solve a variety of challenges. These engineering, design and programming concepts serve as a great stepping stone for students that have an interest in competing in robotics competitions such as First Lego League (FLL).

 


Coed Hip Hop Dance (through Velocity)

This coed class will focus on teaching elements and genres of hip hop technique, floor work, tricks and choreography.  At Velocity Dance, we believe all dancers are capable of learning in a positive, enthusiastic and wholesome environment where they feel supported and confident. Join us for this fun, upbeat and exciting class!

 


Kidz Keyz (through FineArtsMatters)

This course uses color and tons of FUN to introduce students in K-3rd grade to the joy of playing the piano. Students quickly learn to read musical notation while they play familiar songs they will love to practice in class and at home. Each session ends with a Class Recital for family and friends that will leave everyone smiling!

 


 Mindfulnest Yoga K-3

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. 

 


Mindfulnest Yoga 4-6 

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.

 

 Pix and Stix

This is a student-focused guitar and drum set club for 5th and 6th graders of all abilities. Students in this club will choose either guitar or drum set and spend the year learning various skills and making music on their chosen instrument.
 
*Please note that registration for this class is already closed.