Portland Public Schools
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"Relationships, Respect, Rigor"

Marysville School K-8
7733 SE Raymond | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-6363 | Fax: (503) 916-2656

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

Marysville Now Enrolling for Kindergarten Fall 2014!

Connect to Kindergarten
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

3:30-5:30 P.M.

Marysville Elementary

7733 S.E. Raymond

Please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of address to register your child at Marysville. Students need to be five (5) years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. 

Royal Rosarians donate $1000 to Marysville to support field trips!

New Bike Racks @ Marysville!

by Anna Dao, 5th Grader

Photo by Kayla, Phu, 5th Grader

If people haven’t noticed yet, our school has new bike racks. They are located at the left side of the school. It all started when a parent wanted more room to lock up bikes. Our school began working with groups to talk about the new bike racks. The district’s facilities department then installed them. How we use the new bike racks is by leaning our bikes on the racks and then locking them. We have to use our bikes mindfully and we have to ride safely. We always wear a helmet when we ride our bikes. If we don’t wear our helmets, it won’t be safe to ride outside because we might get injured. So, the reason why our school installed new bike racks is because we want to encourage people to ride their bikes. Always ride safely, wear a helmet, and enjoy riding your bike!  



USA BMX STEM Program at Marysville a huge success. Article here.

 OAKs Testing

Students will begin their state assessments on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  The Oregon Statewide Assessments are summative assessments to measure what students have learned.  Students will be given two opportunities to pass the test (the second round will be in May).  Please help your student do their best by making sure that they are getting proper rest before and during the testing periods.  We ask that appointments not be scheduled during the two weeks of testing. Teachers will be working with students to prepare them for test taking before Spring Break.


News from the Principal

Dear Families,

You have probably heard that we are doing a new program this year entitled, MindUP!

Here is a little blurb from their website:

MindUP™ is a research-based training program for educators and children. This program is composed of 15 lessons based in neuroscience. Students learn to self-regulate behavior and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success. MindUP™ lessons align with all state standards including Common Core and support improved academic performance while enhancing perspective taking, empathy and kindness as well as fostering complex problem solving skills.

In a nutshell, we are teaching students about the brain and how to be mindful and fully present to the task at hand. Given the multitasking nature of our world today, we are finding that teaching them to be mindfully focused on one thing helps them calm their brain, and therefore learn better.

Each class begins the day with 15 minutes of MindUP time.  During this time you may see the lights down, soft music playing, the teacher at the door greeting the students.  The students quickly come in, and will begin some sort of lesson in line with MindUp.  At 9:00, the time closes often with Chime Time.  Chime Time is a ringing of the chime where students close their eyes, relax their brain and get ready to learn. 

We would like to involve you in this process.  We are having a free parent training on February 18th at 6:00 pm.  Please save the date.  More information to come.

In the meantime, feel free to speak with the office or your teacher about this if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Lana Penley     

Photos & Slideshows

February 2014

Congratulations to Bao Truong who won 4 out of 5 games at the regional Chess for Success tournament! He'll play at State on March 15 at the Convention Center.

Flash Mob at the 6 - 8th Grade Awards Assembly!

7/8th Grade Drama Club presents "Olympia Ganza," a spoof on characters from mythology, at a staff meeting.

SUN is Cooking Up Concoctions!


6th - 8th Graders Get Banded!

January 2014

7/8th Grade Girls Basketball - Go Lions!

This Month at Our High Schools

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Marysville School • 7733 SE Raymond • Portland, OR 97206

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Daily Schedule


  8:25am                   7th/8th First Bell

  8:30am                      Tardy Bell

  8:40am                   K/6th First Bell

  8:50am                       Tardy Bell

11:15am-11:35am    2nd/5thLunch              6th/8th Recess

11:40am-11:55am    6th/8thLunch               2nd/5th Recess

12:00pm-12:20pm    K/1st Lunch

12:20pm-12:35pm    K/1st Recess

3:00pm                    K/8th Dismissal

Upcoming Events

4/1 OAKs Testing Begins (3rd - 8th grade)
4/7 Spring SUN Begins
4/10 3rd Quarter Grading Period Ends
4/11 No School - Teacher Planning Day
4/15 No SUN
4/15 MindUP Parent Meeting
4/16 Late Opening 10:40am
4/18 Academic Assemblies
4/22 Spring Class Pictures
4/24 Family Club, 5:45p
4/25 Popcorn Friday, 3:00p
4/30 Run for the Arts
5/21    District TAG 101 Parent Meeting, Marshall High School Library, 6:30 to 7:30pm
This meeting will be an informational meeting for parents of newly identified TAG students.

Family Club

Dear Marysville Families,

Marysville is collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education through the Family Club!


We are starting to collect Box Tops and Labels for Education for our school. Please take a few minutes to see if you have any and watch for them on products you buy.  Tell your family and friends, this will be an ongoing collection throughout the year.  We are hoping to use these resources to help supplement the Arts program at the school.

You are invited to the next Marysville Family Club meeting Friday, March 14, 2pm in the Library. Popcorn sales will follow at 3pm!  

Judy Fortune, Family Club Member

Health Room Information

Hello Marysville Families!

My name is MaryAnne Katz, and I am Marysville's new nurse. I will be here every Wed and Thurs from 8:00 am-4:00 pm, as well as the 2nd and 4th Mondays. You can also email me at mkatz@mesd.k12.or.us.

I am very happy to be here at Marysville, working with such wonderful families and staff, and of course, such great students.

Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

Happy, Healthy 2014!

MaryAnne Katz, RN

Cafeteria News

Click here for the March Lunch Menu

Click here for the Breakfast Menu

Click here for the Harvest of the Month

Lunch Prices:
Grades K-5 -- $2.60
Grades 6-8 -- $2.85  

Free or Reduced Price Meals: Students who wish to apply for free or reduced price meals may do so by following the link provided HERE. Instructions are available in English and Spanish.

A new family application must be submitted at the beginning of each school year. If your household meets the eligibility guidelines, your child(ren) will be approved for free or reduced price meals. An online application is available at: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition/     

Full-Price Meals: Meal pre-payment options Bring a check made payable to Portland Public Schools to the Cafeteria. Be sure to include your student's first and last name on the check. OR better yet enroll in the on-line prepayment sevice www.myLunchMoney.com

Meal accounts for continuing students must have a positive balance to eat school meals. Kindergarteners and new students need to pay for meals the first day of school or have an approved meal application. 

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PPS News

Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 


Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.


Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


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