Marsh Gator Newsletter

May 16h-20th

What's Happening this Week?


It's Bike Week!!

Monday, May 16th

Testing at 6th grade lunch-Library

Chalk Draw

Bike Week-Ride your bike to school and get entered to wins prize bags.

8th Grade Dance May 20th from 6-9. Tickets are $5 on sale all week at lunch.

Tuesday, May 17th

Club live at student lunch

Testing at 6th grade lunch-Library

Bike Week-Ride your bike to school and get entered to wins prize bags.

8th Grade Dance May 20th from 6-9. Tickets are $5 on sale all week at lunch.

Wednesday, May 18th

KLEAN Club Meeting, 6th grade lunch, P-29

Cube Club at lunch!

Bike Week-Ride your bike to school and get entered to wins prize bags.

Water Balloon Target Practice at lunch Wednesday-Friday

Last day for art in the Spring Art show is May 18th

8th Grade Dance May 20th from 6-9. Tickets are $5 on sale all week at lunch.

Thursday, May 19th

Football at lunch - back field

Testing at 6th grade Lunch-Library

Bike Week-Ride your bike to school and get entered to wins prize bags.

Water Balloon Target Practice at lunch Wednesday-Friday

8th Grade Dance May 20th from 6-9. Tickets are $5 on sale all week at lunch.

Friday, May 20th

Testing at 6th grade lunch-library

Bike Week-Ride your bike to school and get entered to wins prize bags.

Water Balloon Target Practice at lunch Wednesday-Friday

Art Show will be on display at lunch

8th Grade Dance May 20th from 6-9. Tickets are $5 on sale all week at lunch.

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Free Helmet event on the 31st!

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Parents we need your help

Parents we need your help on Wednesday mornings!

There have been ongoing behavior issues with students at 7-11 on late start Wednesdays. Moving forward, Chico PD will be monitoring behaviors. If your child is going to visit the 7-11 area, please talk with them about appropriate behaviors. Please keep in mind, that if a student is dropped off at the Marsh campus, they are NOT to leave. This would be considered a cut, and the student will be assigned Saturday School.

Thank you for your support as we wind down the school year!

Congratulations 8th Grade Award Recipients!

Last week Marsh staff, families, and community members celebrated the accomplishments of several of our 8th Graders. This was a momentous event, and we want to thank all of our families for their dedication to their child's educational success! Please enjoy the attached slideshow of this special event.

E Sports Tournament this last weekend

Marsh Junior High ESports team members traveled to Oroville this past weekend to compete in an ESports Tournament. Our Gators did an amazing job representing Marsh. A huge shout out to this year's champion, Nathan Van Lann who walked away with some amazing gaming prizes. Way to go Gators, we are so proud of all of you!

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Marsh Junior High School calk Draw - Happening Today. Be sure to swing by and check it out. Select student artists will be decorating our exterior Marsh sidewalks with their beautiful artwork. You will want to be sure to swing by after school and take an "art stroll" to see all of their beautiful creations. This is sure to be an event you will not want to miss!
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Support our band! Mattress firm Fundraiser!

Hey Marsh folks,

We are holding a fundraiser at the end of the year to support the music programs at Marsh, Bidwell, and PV. If you or someone you know are looking for a new mattress this is a great opportunity to find one while supporting a good cause. Please consider sharing this with anyone who you think might be interested.

There will be 20+ different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores. In addition to beds, there will also be premium pillows, luxury sheets and even adjustable power bases!! Check out THIS VIDEO to see how it works!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

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May is AAPI heritage month!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration - Multi Cultural Club

Multicultural learned about the history of Asian Pacific Islander Month. They then played a fun game of Jeopardy at lunch.

Happy Birthday Brooks!

It was our day custodian, Brook's Bingham's birthday this last week. He had a special visit from Chomoer to celebrate his special day!
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8th Grade Families Save the Date - Promotion Information

Lunchtime Leadership Fun - Pie Eating Competition

Soccer at Lunch

Marsh Junior High School Soccer - Coach Peterson

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In honor of our promoting 8th graders

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Marsh Junior High school Summer Camp

Marsh Junior High school Families,

Are you looking for something fun for your Gator to do this summer. If so, consider having them in the Marsh Summer Camp June 6 - June 24th. Space is limited so be on the lookout for the official paper application that will be sent home May 10th. Please turn in the completed application to the main office.

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Soccer schedule!

Letter Regarding CAASPP Assessment.

Please view this letter regarding the ongoing CAASPP Assessment. The letter can also be found online here
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Attention 6th Grade Families

Attention 6th Grade Families:

All 6th grade students need an immunization called Tdap before you can start 7th grade. It is recommended that you make an appointment for this immunization ASAP as doctors’ offices get full quickly. Please bring proof of immunization to the health office as soon as possible to get a better chance of getting your preferred elective. If your student does not have proof of this vaccine by August 15th they will not be able start school until they get it. If you already got the vaccine, please turn the paperwork to the health office. Thank you!

Azad's is starting early for the basket drive!

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Summer camps are coming!

Attention Gators! Summer is just around the corner and we’re excited to see so many summer camp options available within our local community. If you’re interested in having some much overdue fun this summer, check out the CARD website and search programs by age. Registration for summer camps starts April 4th.

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Drop in math help is avaliable!

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SEL Featured short! Backpack full of stress!

Stress can be a hard thing to carry around! Thats why we are bringing you this short film made by Chico's own House of Blue at Pleasant Valley High School!
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Yearbooks are still available

Attention Gator Families!

Yearbooks are available to pre-order! Reserve your copy online at the MJHS Online Store. Supplies are limited! Visit

Pre-ordered Yearbooks will be distributed at lunch on Tuesday, May 24th. Questions regarding Yearbook purchases can be directed to Suzanne Snow, Account Tech at Thank you!

Student Store Hours:

Monday: 7:30 - 11:00

Tuesday 7:30 - 3:15

Thursday: 7:30 - 3:15

Classroom Spotlight

This week's classroom spotlight is on Mr. Sfarzo's English Class. Students are learning about poetry structure , Rhyme scheme, and theme. Students read the poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost and then created their own poem with the same structure, rhyme scheme. Students poems were about nature, and they were able to create these poems while sitting outside on the beautiful Marsh campus. Great work Gators!

Mr. C and Ms. Thomas-Melly's Academic Support Class

Mr. C and Ms. Thomas-Melly's Academic Support Class have created a close knit community within their classroom. Students use this class to get additional support and keep up with their grades and academics. Check out this year's class "family picture".

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This week's classroom spotlight is on Mr. Sfarzo's ELD Class. His class was tasked with a presentation on cultural food. Students were asked to research and present their cultural dish to the class. Students worked hard on this project, organizing their thoughts, researching, and writing their presentation. We are so proud of all you are learning!

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Mark Your Calendars

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Atta Gator Award

Check out last week's Atta Gator Award winners! The Atta Gator award is chosen by staff who nominate a student who showed excellency that week!

Gator Greatness Award Winners

This week's Gator Greatness Award goes to the following students. These students continually demonstrate the Gator Way: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. Way to go, we are so proud of you!!

Attendance Winners for the Week

The following students are our attendance winners for the week. These students had zero tardies and have 95% or better attendance rate!! Keep up the great work Gators!

Attendance Winners

Lucy Anstine, 7th Grade

Natalee Dig, 7th Grade

Allie Hedlund, 6th Grade

Gabriel Stearns, 8th Grade

Finn Bradley, 8th Grade

Birthdays this week

Happy Birthday to these awesome gators this week! Make sure to wish them a happy birthday if you see them around campus!

Elle L.

River D

Sean P.

Ekam R.

Klayton S.

Aubree R.

Elena H.

Isaac E.

Luca O.

Amalia B.

Mason H.

Join the Junior Viking sports teams!

Positions are open in both junior Viking football and cheer teams! No tryouts necessary! Ages 6 to 14 welcome!
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Forebay Aquatic Center is open for students!

Join the Forebay aquatic centers 2022 school programs!

links resources in the poster can be found here!


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Rentals and more information can be found on their website at

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New Video from Matt Reddam, Teens and Stress

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Lunchtime Fun!!

Are you looking for something fun to do at lunch? Do you like games or sports? Would you like a place where you can hang out with friends? If so, tcheck out these fun activities happening during the lunch period.

Games In the Library - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

* Fuego, Uno, Battleship, scattegories, and much more!

Sports Activities - Tuesdays and Thursdays

* Basketball, Football, Soccer, and more

Life saving skills for california students and school staff

Please join Living works youth summit for an online training program based on supporting our students through suicide prevention. This free training can be accessed through the link provided here or by texting "start" to 888-707-0780. The program is open to all California students and staff!
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Counseling posters

Need help from a Counselor? Come scan any one of these posters, or click poster itself to get in contact with one of our team!

The Care Team

THRIVE's newest project - The CARE Team. This program is for Butte County high school-aged youth.

The CARE Team helps connect young people and their immediate circle with support and resources . Their mission is to prevent and limit the recurrence of youth suicide in our community and ensure every young person knows just how much they matter. Click the links below to learn more.

Visit the North Valley Community Foundation THRIVE Online Resource Page

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Visit the North Valley Community Foundation CARE Team (Community, Assessment, Response and Education Team) Website

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Attendance/Parent Square Communication

Did you know that Parents and Guardians can view Attendance Notices on their app or website and can submit notes back to the school? See how in the information flier below.
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Lunchtime Fun

Students have many opportunities to stay connected and have fun during the lunch period at Marsh. Gators check out some of these activities next time you are at lunch.

Cube Club - Wednesday

Club Live -Tuesdays and Thursdays

Flag Football - back field

Basketball - basketball courts

4 Square - back courts

Volleyball - back courts

Board Games and Cards - library

Fun Friday; Spikeball cornhole, and music - WIFI area

Marsh School Culture: #Gatorpride

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Stay Informed and Connected

Marsh Junior High School Website

Get up to date information for Marsh Junior High School

MJHS Facebook

Join Marsh Junior High School Facebook

MJHS PTSO Facebook

Join the Marsh Junior High School PTSO Facembook Page

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