Ray Marsh Newsletter

Aug. 14, 2019

Upcoming Events

Aug. 16

  • Red Friday - KC Wolf Assembly for students at 9a

Aug. 19 & 22

  • Sunflower House visits classrooms

Aug. 22

  • 5th grade Band and Strings parent info. night 6:30p

Aug. 24

  • Bike Rodeo at Ray Marsh 10a-1p

Aug. 27

  • PTA Meeting 6:30p

Sept. 2

  • No School

Sept. 5

  • SMEF Breakfast at OP Convention Center 7a

Sept. 13

  • Early Dismissal at 12:30p

Primary Dismissal-Where do we wait?

Kindergarten will be dismissed each day at 3:05p. In order to ensure that no students get lost in the shuffle at 3:10p, we ask that you follow the procedures below:

  • Kindergarten families will move to the grass on the North side of the sidewalk, by the bike racks.
  • 1st-2nd grade families picking up from the teacher will gather in the grass on the south side of the sidewalk, opposite the bike rack side.
  • Classroom teachers will utilize the sidewalk in order to arrive at their designated pick up spot.

Where do I call if student is not coming to school for the day?

Please call our attendance line at 993.3488 and leave us a message prior to 8:10a.

Online Verification

Thank you to everyone who has competed their 19-20 SY registration through Skyward. If you have not, please access Skyward and complete ASAP. This allows us to see if you choose yes for displaying student work, photo release, and technology usage.

Sunflower House

During the 19-20 SY, Sunflower House will visit Ray Marsh two times. Our first visit will be Aug. 19 & 22nd. A link to the overview of the presentations can be found here:


K-1st Grades: Happy Bear Play (30min)

2nd Grade: Safe & Healthy Boundaries-Laws help protect me (1hr)

3rd Grade: Safe & Healthy Boundaries-Finding Help (1hr)

4th Grade: Safe & Healthy Boundaries-Personal Safety (1hr)

5th Grade: Safe & Healthy Boundaries-Secrets & Threats (1hr)

6th Grade: E- Safety:

Bike Rodeo

The RM PTA, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Shawnee, will be sponsoring a bike rodeo on Aug. 24th from 10a-1:00p. It will be a very enjoyable morning for the family. A flyer is below with additional information.

ABCD Calendar

Drop Off & Pick Up Visual

Beg. of Year Testing

We will begin initial assessments in our K-6 classrooms, beginning next week in Dibels and MAP. Here is a general overview of what the assessments are:

MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills® (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.