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

Enrollment Balancing Activities

Dec. 3:District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meeting, 5:45 pm, 501 N. Dixon St.

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Next steps: D-BRAC considers feedback, shapes recommendations to Superintendent Carole Smith.

School News & Announcements

 Marysville has a kiln!

Marysville has a kiln!  And now, due to the generosity of John and Barb Estoos and Thrivent Financial,  we also have shelves and glaze for the kiln. An in-service was provided for all Marysville teachers at a recent staff meeting.  Parents Jason Lohbeck and Ashley Grimes, provided their knowledge of working with clay with the teachers.  Teachers created their own, individual projects which will be the first projects fired in the kiln.  As a result of the generous gift, students will now be able to work with clay and create their own projects.  Marysville thanks John, Barb, Jason and Ashley for their donations of time, knowledge and materials.



WHAT:  An opportunity for you to meet

other Marysville parents with young children

and enjoy developmentally appropriate

activities such as:  playdough, story time,

and art projects

 WHO:  Marysville parents with non-school

age children

WHEN:  Thursdays: November 5,12, and 19

December 10 and 17 ( no meeting on December 3)

From 8:45am-9:30am

WHERE: Marysville Cafeteria

Led by Audrey Rozell, Marysville SUN Community School Site 


Welcome Kimberly Bakken from Nike our Principal for the Day on October 15.


 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 November is: Sharpening Your Senses - Savoring Our Senses

Upcoming Events

11/6 Family Club, 9:00am

11/12 Veteran's Day - No School

11/18 Picture Re-Takes

11/20 Breakfast Club, 8:45 - 10am/Library

11/26  Thanksgiving - No School

11/27 PPS Closed - No School

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 November Elementary Lunch Menu

Click here for the Middle School November Lunch Menu

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

Marysville Calendar

PPS News

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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