Marsh Gator Newsletter

April 4th- April 8th

What's Happening this Week?

Monday, April 4th

Games at lunch-Library

Tuesday, April 5th

Club live at student lunch

Games at Lunch - Library

Wednesday, April 6th

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

Cube Club at lunch!

PTSO meeting 5:30 at Round Table on Forest Avenue

Thursday, April 7th

Football at lunch - back field

Games at Lunch-Library

Friday, April 8th

Games at lunch- Library

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!

Incoming 7th and 8th Graders - After School Program Registration is OPEN NOW!!

The Marsh After School program registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. Register at the main CUSD website here for clubs, fun activities and homework help! Blast is an amazing resource, and your student will have a BLAST!

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8th grade Yard signs are on sale!

Attention proud parents of 8th grade graduates. Would you like to show off how proud you are of your graduating 8th grader? Well, yard signs are back. You can now purchase one of two custom graduations signs by following the link below. Prices will be $12 for a sign without a student name and $17 for a personalized sign with student name. Follow this link for more details!

Spring Fling Dance

Last Friday night's Spring Fling was a huge success. Thank you to all of the students, parents and staff that helped make this night so memorable. Check out some of the highlights from the night!

A Special invitation to LCAP from our Principal

Dear Marsh Gator Families,

Every year about this time, school districts in California hold their annual parent/community input meetings as part of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process. The LCAP is essentially the district's plan for how it will allocate taxpayer dollars to best meet the needs of the local student community. In turn, each school site has their own site-level LCAP plan (sometimes referred to as The School Plan for Student Achievement, or SPSA).

As you know, at Marsh Junior High School, we try to solicit your input throughout the school year and we use all forms of communication (newsletters, website, official meetings, emails, texts, phone calls, etc.) to increase the likelihood that you as an individual family will feel like you have a voice in our school community. We would also like to invite you to attend these upcoming LCAP meetings to provide your input and be a part of the process. I have linked the document with all of the dates and times HERE.

The first Family & Community meeting will be held on March 8 at the Marsh Junior High School Library, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

You will notice that some meetings are focused on targeted student populations (like Students with Disabilities or English Learners). State law requires these specialized meetings to ensure that districts' plans address the unique needs of all learners based on available data. I want to clarify that ANYONE may attend ANY meeting. The meeting times/dates will also continue to run in our weekly Marsh newsletter.

Please reach out to me with any questions. I look forward to seeing you at these important planning meetings.


Jessica Kamph
Principal, Marsh Junior High school
530 -891-4110
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PTSO Promotion Party Panda Express Fundraiser!

Panda Express is hosting a fundraiser for our PTSO! Bring this flyer or input the code to have Panda express donate 20% of the price of your order to the Promotion party fund! Join us April 8th for our fundraiser!
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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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A Spring reminder for behavior expectations.


Drop in math help is avaliable!

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Acceptance Month, previously named Autism Awareness Month, in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes. First held in the year 1972 by the Autism Society, Autism Acceptance Month emphasizes the need for public awareness to promote acceptance, celebrate the differences, and be more inclusive towards autistic individuals around us.

To learn more check out this site:

SEL word of the week! Positivity and choice!

The words that you say to yourself matter! Focusing on positive self-talk can help us persevere through challenges, support others when needed, and stay true to out unique voice and contributions. Self talk can be used to re-center out attention on what matters most to help us be productive and present in our work and out relationships with others.

This week we will be watching an interview with Geena Aguilar, and having a special guest, former student Emily Dodd's.

Believe in You: Season 3 - Geena Aguilar

Yearbooks are still available

Yearbooks are still available for purchase in the Marsh Student Store (Main office). Yearbooks are $45 and available for purchase online or in the main office.

Student Store Hours:

Monday: 7:30 - 11:00

Tuesday 7:30 - 3:15

Thursday: 7:30 - 3:15

Yearbooks can be purchased

online at the MJHS online store:

Store | Featured (

Questions regarding Yearbook

Purchases contact:

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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Classroom Spotlight

This week’s classroom spotlight is focused on our WEB Program. WEB stands for "Where Everyone Belongs" and this schoolwide program focuses on making sure all students feel accepted and welcome here at Marsh. Each summer selected 8th graders are trained to be WEB mentors. The mentors then host a 6th grade orientation prior to the start of school where 6th graders connect to the campus, take a tour, and build friendships prior to the start of school.

This last week 8th grade mentors reconnected with their 6th grade teams for a lunch check in and team building games and activities. These check-ins occur a few times a year and help to promote a positive school campus. We are so proud of all of our Gators!

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Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, is a proven learning support structure, known as WICOR , that incorporates teaching/learning methodologies in the critical areas of Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. WICOR provides a learning model that educators can use to guide students in comprehending concepts and articulating ideas at increasingly complex levels.

Marsh’s teachers have been trained in the WICOR principles and incorporate their proven strategies into their lessons. AVID's mission is to connect students to college pathways in the future. This week's WICOR spotlight is Mrs. King's Science Class. In an effort to get students to explore different science career pathways, Mrs. King hosted a student Medical Pathways Program from Chico High School to showcase different Medical Pathways available. Students were able to check out a variety of future medical careers.

Birthdays this week!

Here's our list of birthdays for this week! Make sure to wish them a happy birthday if you see them on campus!

Leah B.

Jack W.

Tenley L.

Milio M.

Eliana R.

Ella C.

Benjamin G.

Genevieve Y.

Calder C.

Stuart H.

Logan C.

Mary S.

Shawn S.

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!

Riley Cain, 6th Grade

Benjamin Consoli, 7th Grade

Natalia Montenegro, 8th Grade

John Raftery, 6th Grade

Doc Tyler, 6th Grade

Mental Health Education Series

Over the past 4 years Butte county children, families, and schools have experienced a high degree of stress and trauma due to the ongoing crisis. Join us for an educational series designed to increase awareness of your child's mental health, your own wellness, and examine ways that you as parents can intervene more effectively. This series will be led by MS, MFT and NMT certified Matt Reddam, who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and general psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults.

This week's video focuses on Strategies for Dealing with Parent Stress

Parent Strategies to Battle Stress

Join the KLEAN Club!

The Kids Leading Everyone Against Nicotine club seeks to provide a fun, engaging learning environment to teach middle schoolers to stand up against nicotine addiction and vaping. Every Wednesday in P-29 KLEAN club will host engaging activities and opportunities at lunch!

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

Marsh Multicultural Club

Join the Marsh Multicultural Club - everyone welcome. This club is a fun way to learn, explore, and foster appreciation for the cultural diversity on our campus. Through this club you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people while contributing to building better school climate for all.
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PE Pickle Ball Highlights!

Check out some sweet highlights from McGarr's Pickleball unit!
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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!

Allstar Parent Program

The Allstar parent program, based on the curriculum, is a workshop designed to promote communication and understanding for both parents and kids. This event will be hosted for 13 weeks at Emma Wilson Elementary, Wednesdays at 5:45pm, with meals provided at 5:15. Please contact your schools targeted case manager to sign up for the second session

El Programa de Padres Estelares esta basado en el currículo de Rezilient Kidz y es un taller de 13 semanas diseñado para construir familias más fuertes, proporcionando confianza, herramientas y capacidades que los padres necesitan para criar hijos saludables, responsables y atentos. Este evento comenzará el dia 23 del febrero en la escuela Rosedale (Sesión de Español de 9:30 AM-11:00 AM) y la escuela Emma Wilson (Sesión de Ingles de 5:30 PM-7:30 PM). Habrá comida y cuidado de ninos. Comuníquese con el administrador de casos específico de su escuela

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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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Please remember to contact the attendance office for absences

Please remember to contact the Attendance Office if your student is going to be absent via Parent Square, email at:, or call 895-4110 ext 42113, please include your student’s name, the date of absence, and the reason for the absence. You may also use the report absence button on the marsh website.

If your student is ill please contact the Attendance or Health office to screen for any symptoms. Students need to be symptom-free for 24 hours before they return to school. Thank you all for your continued help and cooperation.

When students are out for any reason, sick, quarantine, Dr. appointment., etc. please make sure to have them email their teachers and check their Google classroom to get their work.

For COVID-19 related questions and to report test results, please call the CUSD COVID-19 Reporting & Information Line at 530-801-2813.

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

MJHS Website:

MJHS Facebook:

MJHS PTSO Facebook:

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