Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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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

MindUP Monthly Focus


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.

The mindfulness skills that Marysville staff and students have been practicing this year are helping us purposefully plan these projects.  These skills -- such as, mindful awareness, perspective taking, perseverance, optimism and gratitude, are the foundation of our ability to create positive experiences in our lives and in the lives of others. This is our opportunity to give back and spread out some of the goodness that has been steadily growing at our school.

All month long, classrooms will be planning and working on their projects.  If you would like to be involved, please speak with your child’s classroom teachers.  There are many opportunities for families to volunteer or donate time and resources.  We have a wide variety of projects planned and the energy of our whole school doing this work together is powerful.  We will finish up with a whole school celebration assembly and after-school gathering in June.   Stay tuned for more details.  

For more information on MindUP at Marysville click here.

School News & Announcements

Thanks to all who participated in the Marysville 2015 Diversity Night. It was a grand success!



Marysville staff supporting 7/8th grade Language Arts teacher Gillian Murr and her son Corbin by wearing purple on Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day.


The 2nd graders in Mrs. Mac and Mrs. Sharp's classes as well as the 4th/5th graders in Mrs. Lewis' class teamed up to make a video about the MindUP theme optimism. The video shows how believing in yourself and encouragement from those around you can help you overcome challenges you may face. We hope it inspires you to be optimistic and face your challenges!


Let your voice be heard on boundary issues facing the district.

Click here to link to the survey.




Marysville principal and teachers celebrating their recognition as a "Top Public School" by Portland Monthly Magazine

Marysville delegation to the Lunar New Year Celebration hosted at Vestal School 2/27/15

Congratulations to Mr. Boehm and the Lady Lions on a successful season!

Marysville Spirit Week 

March 2 - 6

Monday, March 2 

Dr. Seuss/Pajama Day

Mr. Boehm as The Cat In The Hat

Tuesday, March 3 

Twin Day

 Wednesday, March 4 

Crazy Hair and Hat Day

Thursday, March 5

College and Sports Team Day

Friday, March 6 

Marysville School Spirit Day (wear your red and black!


Volunteer to read for one hour per week with SMART® (Start Making A Reader Today) at Marysville

As a SMART volunteer, you’ll read one-on-one with our kindergarten through third-grade students from mid-October through mid-May.  The consistent, one-on-one time helps build literacy skills and self-confidence.  SMART is fun and further encourages children to read outside the classroom by giving students new books each month to take home and keep.

We are looking for at least 10 volunteers; reading times are available on Tuesday or Friday afternoons from 1:30-2:50pm!  Visit www.getsmartoregon.org or call 971-634-1603.  Reading starts next week! 

Portland State University Vikings Football Players Visit Marysville

On Thursday the 25th, the PSU Viking football team members came to Marysville school to help 7th and 8th grade students with academic goal setting. This is the second year in a row the school has hosted the Viking team and it is something the students really enjoy. Students were paired up with a football player and were able to spend one-on-one time with the players. Each student had a goal ready, and the players helped them think of strategies to achieve their goal. They also talked about favorite subjects and books, and the football players shared things about their college experience. After the one-on-one sessions, students and players took to the fields and courts to play games and mingle. Lower grade students came out and joined in the fun and got autographs from the players. It was a wonderful event and so beneficial for our students. 

Special thanks to the Shadow Project for their support of Marysville!

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Tuesday, September 2, 8:40am

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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     

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This Month at Our High Schools

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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

Upcoming Events

April 10- No School, Teacher Planning Day
April 15- Late Opening, School begins at 10:40am
April 17- Breakfast Club Meeting, Cafeteria, 9am
April 21- Connect to Kindergarten, 3:30-5:00pm, Room 155, Childcare provided
April 24- Family Club Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Cafeteria/Popcorn Day - after school!

Family Involvement

Family Club (Parent Led)

Dear Marysville Families,
We welcome you to join the Marysville Family Club. There is no fee to join and everyone is welcome; parents, grandparents, friends and community members can all get involved. At Family Club we plan activities for the school, raise money for projects, and talk about more ways to create a fun, supportive community for all of the students, family and staff at Marysville!

The Marysville Family Club meets on the 4th Friday of the month just after drop-off (9:00AM) in the cafeteria. Upcoming meeting dates: February 27, March TBA, April 24 and May 22. The 4th Friday is also Popcorn Friday, 3:00pm.

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

3rd Friday each month, 9:00 to 10:00am

Vietnamese group meets 10:00 to 10:30am

February 23 - School Workings

March -- No meeting

April 17, Student Presentations

May 15 - Summer Information/Resources     


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 February Lunch Menu

Click here for the Breakfast Menu

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

Marysville Calendar

PPS News

Board approves budget adding staff and supports to schools

May 27, 2015

The Portland School Board on May 26 approved Superintendent Carole Smith's proposed budget for 2015-16 and created a list of priority investments they hope to make if the state Legislature allocates more money to schools.


Congratulations to our high-flying students

May 27, 2015
A woman stands holding a certificate with her arm slung around another woman.

Portland’s brightest students are marching as valedictorians and getting well-deserved recognition at events held this May and June. 


Senior scholars shine

May 27, 2015
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Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.


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