Marshall Lane Elementary School

Important Events

At the beginning of the year, there are many important events to help orient you to the new school year. Please review this list and add the dates to your calendar.

Wednesday, August 15th--TK and Kindergarten Round Up--In June, parents of incoming Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students were mailed an appointment time to bring their child to school for assessment. Please let our office staff know if you did not receive this mailing or if you are unable to attend by calling us at (408) 364-4259.

Wednesday, August 22nd--FIRST DAY of the 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!

School begins at 8:20 for all students. Kindergarten families will begin with an informational session from 8:20 to 8:45 in the multi-purpose room. Then you will escort your students to their classrooms to begin their day. Plan to arrive at school early, carpool, or walk to school since parking is limited.

  First Day of School Social from 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Drop your child off at their classroom and join us to for refreshments and to meet other parents in the area in front of the Knowledge Center.  This event is sponsored by our fantastic Marshall Lane PTA. It is a wonderful social event to allow parents time to make new acquaintances and to reconnect with other Marshall Lane community members.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, August 24th--Back to School Family Picnic--5:30 to 7:30

It is important at Marshall Lane to come together as a community to socialize, meet new friends, and become reacquainted with old friends. Our school picnic is an event where you bring your dinner, a blanket, and/or lawn chairs, and meet on the grass in the upper playground to socialize with other Marshall Lane community members. This is our first family social of the year sponsored by our PTA. It is a fun event for children and adults. Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 27th--BACK to SCHOOL NIGHT for TK & Kindergarten parents from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

This adult only event will allow parents to meet their child’s teacher, learn more about our instructional program at Marshall Lane. and hear from our PTA representatives. Time will be allotted for general questions in the classrooms as well.

Monday, September 3rd--NO SCHOOL for Labor Day. Enjoy some family time!

Friday, September 7th--Principal Chat

On the first Friday of every month from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m., a parent get-together with the principal is held in the staff lounge. During these times, information about all of the wonderful activities and events that are happening at Marshall Lane is shared. It also provides parents and guardians with an opportunity to ask questions, to learn information, and to socialize with each other. Join us!

Tuesday, September 11th--First Parent/Teacher Association Meeting of the year.

Come to hear about all of the great activities sponsored by our PTA and the programs that they support to benefit all of our students.

Wednesday, September 12th--BACK to SCHOOL NIGHT for 1st to 5th grade parents watch for times in future correspondence.

This adult only event will allow parents to meet their child’s teacher and learn more about our instructional program at Marshall Lane and hear from our PTA representatives. Time will be allotted for general questions as well.

Friday, September 21st--Family BINGO Night--6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the PTA and is fun for the entire family. Come play with us and perhaps even win prizes!


Help Needed at Lunchtime--both volunteer and paid positions available!

During lunchtime, our teachers take a well-deserved break while students enjoy eating lunch and playing with their friends. Supervision at this time is taken care of by paid yard duty supervisors and parent volunteers.

We are in need of people to fill these positions. The time frame is from 11:30 to 1:00 each day. People are able to work every day or only during certain days of the week. If you are able to assist either as a paid yard duty supervisor or a volunteer parent, please call our office at (408) 364-4259 to sign up. Our students thank you!

SCHOOL PLAY AUDITIONS on August 28th & August 30th

Every year, we do a school play in collaboration with an outside drama organization called Starting Arts. This is an after school program that students in 3rd to 5th grades may opt to participate in.

We are very excited to announce that our play this year is Lion King, Jr.! In this play, the African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

The cast will rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:40 to 4:30 p.m. from August 28th until the performances on December 6th, 7th, & 8th. Starting Arts provides a professional director, a choreographer, and a music director to work with the students. Costumes, props, lighting, and a set are also provided. This is an outstanding experience for students to help them to become more comfortable singing, dancing and acting on stage.

If you think that this is something that your child would enjoy, you can sign up online at