Marshall Lane Elementary School

School News

Updated Fri, Jul 31st
Good news! Our yearbooks have finally arrived! They will be distributed next Wednesday, August 5th in the lower parking lot from 9:00 to 12:00.  Drive through pickup service will be provided.
If you pre-ordered a yearbook for your child, please come by during these times, if you can. If you did not pre-order, we have a few yearbooks that can be purchased. Please don't call the office about the yearbooks. just come by to purchase one. You will need to provide a check made out to "Marshall Lane PTA" for $25.00. 
Hope to see you next Wednesday. Please remain in your car for safe and easy pickup. Thank you!
Updated Mon, Jul 27th

I am hoping that this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. It has been an unusual summer for all of us. When the school year ended in June, we were all anticipating that school would open this year with our students coming back to Marshall Lane in August. However, as you know, children in California will begin this year with distance learning due to the continued threat from Covid-19. When the staff returns in August, we will be working on plans and schedules to provide materials, devices, and online instruction for our students. Information will be shared over the next few weeks regarding how this will work.

This week, all site administrators have returned to work to begin to create a plan, along with district office staff for moving forward into the 2020-2021 school year. If you have questions or concerns, please send me an email at pspencer [at] Take care of yourselves and your families. 

Updated Mon, Jul 27th

It is often difficult to find ways to discuss the pandemic with young children and figure out how much information to provide to them so they will be aware of their part in controlling the spread of the virus, but not to alarm them unnecessarily. Here is a resource from Kaiser Permanente regarding how to talk to children about the pandemic and helpful hints about establishing family routines to reduce stress for them. Focusing on what they can do to help avoid spreading the virus is important so please discuss hand hygiene, physical distancing, and wearing masks when appropriate to help them to develop these safe habits.

Updated Fri, Jun 26th

The Marshall Lane School site is currently closed until August.  If you need information during this time, please contact Campbell Union School District at (408) 364-4200.  All enrollment is handled by the district office, so please log on to for information about how to enroll your child in our district.

Over the summer, please continue to check this website for important dates and details regarding the 2020-2021 school year. A committee of district office staff, site administrators, teachers, parents, classified employees, and union representative is currently conducting meetings to determine what instruction in the fall will look like. School begins on August 20th. Plans can change quickly so it is important to check this website often for the most current details.

Updated Fri, Jun 26th

Due to the global pandemic, our Marshall Lane PTA was unable to hold several fundraisers that were planned for the spring. Therefore, sufficient funding from this source is not available at this time to fund our class-size reduction p.e. program, part of the salary of our reading intervention teacher, a portion of the salary of our library aide, our STEAM Lab aide, and other services for our students that have always been supported by our generous PTA in the past. To find out more about the Marshall Lane PTA, visit their website at

Updated Fri, Jun 26th

It is important for all students to continue to learn over the summer. Having children read, write, and practice some math will be helpful to keep up their skills to prevent the “summer slide” that often occurs when students do not participate in any academic activities for a few months.  Our district Teachers on Special Assignment have created some fantastic Choice Boards to enhance student learning over the summer. Check them out below:

Thank you all so much for all your work and support during the 2019-2020 school year. We truly appreciate all of your volunteering during the time that school was open and your support of your students during distance learning. It takes a village!!

Have a wonderful summer break and stay safe! See you in August!

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The Santa Clara County Library District’s (SCCLD) Summer Reading Program, Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!, is underway and registration is now open. Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover! encourages readers of all ages to dig below the surface, investigate the unknown and discover new things. The free program runs from now until July 31.

Dozens of online events, ranging from family fun activities to enriching adult classes, are planned over the next two months. All events and programs will be held virtually to keep everyone safe and healthy.

“The look of Summer Reading is different this season, but you can experience the same quality and wonderful programs that we have been offering to our patrons for years,” County Librarian Jennifer Weeks said. “Our goal is always the same, to foster a love of reading and offer many exciting programs and learning activities that everyone can enjoy.”

Children’s librarians are hosting special events every weekday at 3 pm on Facebook Live. This includes book clubs on Mondays, special live performances and shows on Wednesdays, and STEAM events on Thursdays. During the month of July, there will be virtual concerts for little ones, featuring performers such as Latin Grammy winners 123 Andrés. Please see the attached pdf for the complete lineup. 

Teens events include an Open Mic Night on Wednesday, June 17, College Application Help on Thursday, June 18, Virtual Teen Trivia, and craft activities. For adults, librarians are hosting Virtual Film Clubs, live Master Gardener presentations on plant-based eating, and more.  Patrons can earn a prize for reading five books and completing fun discovery and investigative activities. Get started by signing up on Beanstack.

SCCLD will begin offering curbside services later this month. There will be contactless holds pickup and material returns at all eight SCCLD libraries. Please monitor the SCCLD website and social media () for further updates. Patrons are asked not to return items until then.

SCCLD is temporarily expanding eCard registration to all Santa Clara County residents. That means free access to enjoy eBooks, AudiobookseMagazines and digital newspapersstreaming movies and music, and dozens of online resources for students, job seekers, and people of all ages. There are also video tutorials to help patrons navigate these resources.

Last year, more than 32,000 people participated in Summer Reading. Participants read more than 255,000 books, which also included our 1,000 Books by 6 total. SCCLD hopes to make this year just as special, to prove that even though we are apart, we are still in this together.


Updated Fri, Jun 26th
Although Thursday is the last day of school, learning does not stop on that day. We are hopeful that our students will continue to read, write, do some math, and explore topics of interest over the summer. 
To help you with this, our district Teachers on Special Assignment have created Summer Learning Choice Boards to share some  fun, educational activities that can be accessed here:
This site will be updated weekly and posted on our website on Thursdays, so please take the time to check it out. It will help you and your child(ren) to find activities to do over the summer.Reading clubs sponsored by our local libraries are a good source to obtain interesting books for your child(ren) to read. In addition, you still have access to Google Classroom and SeeSaw that your child(ren) has/have  been using during distance learning, so take some time to check out some of the "can do" or optional learning resources that were posted by the teachers that you may not have had time to do during the regular school year.
We truly appreciate your help with providing learning options for your child(ren) over the summer!. Have a good one!
Updated Fri, May 29th

This week was Staff Appreciation Week. We are proud of all of our staff members who have really stepped up to the challenge of schools being closed and conducting distance learning. Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them.

While we are not able to celebrate in the traditional manner by having a fantastic luncheon hosted by the PTA and students bringing gifts and flowers to staff members, we hope that you will take a moment to reach out to those staff members that you appreciate with a kind note or email to thank them.

Each year, we also hold a district event to celebrate award winners from each school. We are unable to do that this year. However, we want to give a shout out to them here for their contributions to Marshall Lane.

  • Teacher of the Year-5th grade teacher Heather Rose

  • Classified Employee of the Year--Night Custodian David Avelino

  • Parent Volunteer of the Year--Marc Mantelli

Congratulations to all of them! We are very grateful for their work at our school!

Updated Tue, May 5th

Dear Marshall Lane Families,

We hope that this message finds you and your family healthy and doing well.  We miss seeing all of you at school. The past seven weeks have been very difficult for everyone. Sheltering in place and providing distance learning were never situations that we ever anticipated dealing with as educators. No doubt you never thought that you would have to help your child to learn at home full time. I can assure that our hard working teachers and staff are doing everything that they can do to assist you in helping to move your child/ren's learning forward. We truly appreciate your collaboration and hard work with your children during distance learning

A few reminders regarding important 'things to do' for parents: 

Intent to Return, We need your response:  As we begin to plan for next year, we must determine who will be returning to Marshall Lane School for the 2020-21 school year.  We are working closely with the District Office staff regarding school staffing.  This information is essential as we plan for the upcoming year. Complete the Intent to Return Form for all students currently attending Marshall Lane in grades TK-5th. Click the following link for access:        

If your plans change after submitting this form, please contact us as soon as you determine what the change is going to be at pspencer [at] so we can ensure accurate enrollment for the 2020-21 school year.

Marshall Lane PTA has always been a strong supporter of our school. We truly appreciate the partnership that all of you provide to fund our programs and initiatives to benefit your children. Currently, our PTA Board and others have been working on determining how they can assist our school during the 2020-2021 school year after having missed several of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Important information about this effort has been sent out on Konstella or click the following link for access:


KONSTELLA Weekly Shout-Outs: If you are not already receiving the weekly updates from Marshall Lane PTA, be sure to register for Konstella using the link provided at the bottom of the Marshall Lane PTA Website:

Friday Drive-By: This Friday we will once again be holding a drive-by, for your health and safety and the health and safety of those assisting in the distribution of materials we ask that you remain in your vehicle and practice social distancing.  Thank you! 

Library Books 8:30AM – 1:00PM: Please check your bookshelves, under the bed and behind the couch…ALL books must be returned at this time. 

Spring Pictures 8:30AM – 1:00PM: If your child was present for Spring Pictures and you have not already done so, please plan to stop by and pick up your picture packet. For your convenience, Lifetouch has provided ‘proofs’ for every student that had their picture taken. Should you decide to place an order you may do so using the information provided.  Picture Packets are here for those that had already placed Spring Photo orders. 

ELD Instructional Materials 8:30AM – 1:00PM: If your child participates in the ELD program, please plan to pick up a packet of instructional materials put together for them by Mrs. Tappan. 

2nd Grade Instructional Materials 9:00AM – 10:30AM: last instructional materials pick up for 2nd grade for 2019-2020. 

4th Grade Instructional Materials 11:00AM – 1:00PM: drive through pickup of instructional materials including some fun math & science! 

Please continue to stay safe and be well. We are looking forward to seeing you and your wonderful children soon!