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Principal's Message

Dear John Marshall Families:

Headshot of Mrs. Juanita ShahijanianOn behalf of all the staff, I would like to welcome you to John Marshall Elementary school where students are provided with a nurturing environment and are challenged to reach their maximum potential. Our instructional focus is Reading Comprehension and our teachers are dedicated professionals committed to providing our students with exciting and rewarding educational experiences that will prepare them for their future.

My goal is to support the teaching and learning by visiting classrooms and seeing how our students develop their skills through rigorous classroom discussions, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity. Our school’s Mission Statement reads:

John Marshall Elementary School is a culturally diverse and caring community with dedicated and nurturing staff who are committed to a school environment preparing all students for their future.

The following are a few things you can do to support your child’s academic needs:

  1. Please take some time and review the information in this handbook. You may also find our information on the website
  2. Ensure that your child arrives to school every day, on time, and is ready to participate and learn. Every minute counts!
  3. Make every effort to be involved in your child’s academic day. Communicate regularly with your child’s teacher and attend school meetings and events. Take some time and volunteer in your child’s classroom.
  4. Read to your child daily or have your child read to you. Ask your child questions about what he/she read.

Together we form a strong partnership to ensure that all students at Marshall move forward in their academic endeavors to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and exceptional members of this diverse and ever changing world.


Mrs. Juanita Shahijanian