Marsh Gator Newsletter

October 4th - October 8th

What's Happening This Week

Tuesday, October 5th: Boys Basketball Tryouts

6th Grade: 3:00 - 4:00 PM, MJHS Gym

7th Grade: 5:30 - 6:30 PM, MJHS Gym

8th Garde: 6:30 - 7:30 PM, MJHS Gym

Wednesday, October 6th:Boys Basketball Tryouts

6th Grade: 3:00 - 4:00 PM, MJHS Gym

7th Grade: 5:30 - 6:30 PM, MJHS Gym

8th Garde: 6:30 - 7:30 PM, MJHS Gym

Thursday, October 7th: Boys Basketball Tryouts

6th Grade: 3:00 - 4:00 PM, MJHS Gym

7th Grade: 5:30 - 6:30 PM, MJHS Gym

8th Garde: 6:30 - 7:30 PM, MJHS Gym

Kindness Challenge

Make Kindness the norm at Marsh. This month our Marsh Leadership challenge to you is to shower your campus, peers and teachers with kindness. You will be receiving a Random Acts of Kindness Calendar in your 5th period class. This calendar is full of daily kindness challenges that you can complete to make someone's day brighter. As you complete the act, mark it off. At the end of the month your signed paper will be turned in for a chance to earn some amazing prizes. Good luck Gators, and let's be sure to make kindness the norm at Marsh!!
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Social Emotional Learning

You may recall from our counseling presentation at Back to School Night that our Marsh Students will be taking part in Social Emotional Learning this school year. This year, Marsh will be implementing the SEL curriculum called “Go be great”. SEL is one of Chico Unified School District’s newly revised LCAP competency areas and will be addressed in all Chico Unified School sites both elementary and secondary.

At Back to School Night our counseling team shared a presentation to briefly introduce all student support efforts taking place throughout this school year. In that presentation we introduce the curriculum so that parents and guardians have the opportunity to view, access, and work alongside their student at home each step of the way through the curriculum.

Spirit Week Recap

Last week was spirit week at it was wonderful seeing all of our amazing Gators showing their school spirit.

Parent Education Series - Mental Health

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.

October 12th 6PM: Mental Health 101

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 email at: or call 895-4110 ext 42113, please include your student’s name, the date of absence, and the reason for the absence.

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.

Harvst Festival 2021

Marsh will be having our Annual Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 28th from 5 - 7PM. This fun filled family event will have carnival games and activities, students carved pumpkins on display, an art showcase, and even an outdoor concert by our very own Marsh Junior High School chorus and band. This is an event you will not want to miss! Activity bracelets are $5 and $7 at the door. PTSO will also be on site with dinner options, so plan to come hungry and ready to have fun!! We hope to see you there.

Classroom Spotlight

This week's classroom spotlight is Mr. Willards 6th Grade History class. Students were tasked to create an artifact from Earliest Human Societies. These items had to be created with all natural items that could be found in nature. In addition, they needed to be able to present their artifact to the class explaining how they gathered materials, made it, and what it could have been used for. Our Gators did an incredible job! Way to go Gators!!

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!!

Moriah Henderson - 6th Grade

Juan Lugo - 7th Grade

David Hurtado - 8th Grade

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!

Rowan Beebe

Cece Davis

Amiah Harris

Nhi Lam

Nathan Van Laan

Gators Impacting our Community

Check out the latest edition of Upgraded Living Magazine and see our former Gator, Nakowa Kelley. Nakowa continues to impact on our local community in a positive way. We are so proud of you Nakowa, and remember, "Once a Gator, Always a Gator''!!

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

New Murals at Marsh

Marsh has been given some artistic updates from local artist, Christian Garcia. Christian has created beautiful murals around campus embodying what it is to be a Gator. His images are vibrant and add such beauty to our campus. THANK YOU Christian!!

Christian Garcia is a Northern California based artist hailing from Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. At the age of 32 now, creating for many years he has a very large body of work. Starting at the young age of 15, he is a self taught street artist and muralist heavily influenced by graffiti. Christian creates art on a variety of different surfaces with all kinds of mediums, from pencil sketches to large spray paint murals. He blends a style of urban elements, graffiti techniques, graphic design, and a refined form of fine art creations. Residing in Chico, CA for over 20yrs, he has created many murals, worked with local organizations, and participated in many art events.. Christian creates visually stimulating artworks with a socially conscious effort for everyone to enjoy. Working locally with goals of traveling globally to share his gifts of art. Keep a look out for more works and content from Christian Garcia!

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Stay Informed and Connected

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