Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Image of Lion coming through a frameMarysville School

"Relationships, Respect, Rigor"

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

School News & Announcements

 Marysville Staff September 2015


On Thursday, August 27 representatives from Umpqua Bank and Schoolhouse Supplies shared a new backpack and school supplies with every student at Marysville. Thank you!

Meet our new School Secretary Jennifer Freda!

MindUP Monthly Focus

May/June 2015

Taking Mindful Action in the World

This month, Marysville students are taking mindful action in the world.  Each classroom has identified a need in the community and in response they have designed a mindful service project.  These projects are a chance for students to extend acts of kindness into the world around them.  Acts of kindness have an intrinsic emotional reward.  When we see that we have helped someone else we increase our own sense of happiness, belonging and compassion.  Through this work, students begin to understand the important role we each have to play in making our own lives and our communities healthy, happy, and safe. Enjoy some videos of our projects.       

Marysville School Video

  Team Joy Service Project Video

For more information on MindUP at Marysville click here.

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

This Month at Our High Schools

Click here to visit Franklin High School.

    Click here to visit Madison High School.   

School Map

Marysville School • 7733 SE Raymond • Portland, OR 97206

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Daily Schedule

8:40 First Bell

8:50 Tardy Bell

11:00 - 11:20  K-1 Lunch  2-3 Recess

11:20-11:40  2-3 Lunch    K-1 Recess

12:00 - 12:20  4-6 Lunch

12:20-12:40  4-6 Recess

12:35-1:05  7-8 Lunch/Recess

3:00pm Dismissal


 Our theme for October is: Compassionate Awareness

Upcoming Events

10/8 Marysville Lion Clubs 8:45 - 9:30am/Cafeteria

10/8 Picture Day

10/9 Inservice Day - No School

10/14 Late Opening 10:40am

1015 - Marysville Lions Club 8:45 - 9:30am/Cafeteria

10/16 Breakfast Club, 8:45 - 10am/Library

10/21 and 10/22 Conferences - No School

10/29 Marysville Lion Clubs 8:45 - 9:30am/Cafeteria

10/30 Teacher Planning Day - No School

11/6 Family Club 9:00 - 10am/Library

Family Involvement

Family Club (Parent Led)

Dear Marysville Families,

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to become more involved you can join the Marysville Family Club! There is no cost to join, and we meet on the first Friday of every month (with the exception of January). If you have any questions please email us at: marysvillefamilyclub@gmail.com or feel free to stop by one of our monthly meetings held in the cafeteria or library just after drop off on: Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, and June 3. Popcorn Fridays will happen again this year on the same dates as Family Club meetings. Don’t forget to bring your dollar!

***Also don't forget to save your BOX TOPS, each classroom will collect them throughout the year. Please bring them in when you get a chance. More information will come. 

We are 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.
If you would like get more involved or have any questions please email the Marysville Family Club at: marysvillefamilyclub@gmail.com

Breakfast Club (Marysville Staff Led)      

Friday, September 18, 8:45-10:00 a.m. in Library


Health Room Information

Nurse Amy Ryll is in the Marysville Health Room on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the 3rd Monday of every month, 8am to 4pm.

Cafeteria News

Click here for the October Elementary Lunch Menu

Click here for the Middle School October Lunch Menu

All students at Marysville receive free school meals. For more information on this program, click here.

Marysville Calendar

PPS News

Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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