Marysville Message

11/19/21

Dear Marysville Families

We wish everyone a wonderful and restful Fall Break. We look forward to connecting with families during Parent Teacher Conference Days next week. Please let your teacher know if you are unable to meet on Monday or Tuesday and we can reschedule before 12/6/21.


Classes for students will begin again on Monday 11/29.


Parent Teacher Conference Days

On November 22nd and 23rd, most teachers and staff members will be working offsite. Below is a list of who to contact if you have any questions.


Appointment Time & Conference Links


General Questions


Translation Services


Technical Questions


  • Sarita Flores, TechSmart Coach: 503-893-2624. If parents are having trouble getting into a zoom meeting or need some sort of Tech support during that time, please use this number.


Tips for joining a Zoom Meeting

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PPS Enrollment and Program Balancing Update

There has not been a release yet of the Proposal C.


Community input meetings will take place beginning the week of 12/6.


There seems to be a movement to postpone implementation of any boundary changes until the 2023-2024 school year.


Stay tuned for more information in early December.


Materials from the Thursday November 18th meeting


Public meeting notice

Meeting Videos

Willamette room chat
Columbia room chat
Clackamas room chat

RETHINKING THANKSGIVING

The National Museum of Native Americans offers the following guidance and resources for schools celebrating Thanksgiving: Reenactments of the mythologized Thanksgiving story with construction-paper headdresses and children with war-painted cheeks are not an appropriate or accurate commemoration of this history. Such activities perpetuate harmful caricatures and stereotypes of Native peoples and cultures. For non-Native children, these activities may be one of their only remembered educational exposures to Native Americans. Thus, generation after generation of Americans will develop misinformed opinions at an early age. They learn little of the true diversity and richness of Native cultures. Instead, inaccurate, incomplete, and inappropriate understandings prevail, generation after generation.

Giving thanks is a longstanding and central tradition among most Native groups that is still practiced today. Learn about different thanksgiving traditions among Native people. If you teach about the “First Thanksgiving,” use these resources and more to present the history more accurately and with Native perspectives.

Native American Perspectives on Thanksgiving is a downloadable teaching poster

Associated with this poster, the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World is a translation and transcription of the words Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people speak in their Native languages throughout the year at important events, celebrations, and ceremonies.

Harvest Ceremony: Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth, a downloadable study guide examines the history of relationships between the Wampanoag people and the early English colonists.

Come sing, listen, learn and celebrate! Join Karen Kitchen (Osage Nation) for this story hour featuring songs and books from Native cultures. Children, families, elders, aunties and uncles -- everyone is welcome. November 17th and December 15th at 10:30am Native Story Hour | Multnomah County Library (multcolib.org)

PEDIATRIC VACCINATIONS

As you may be aware, fully-vaccinated students are able to stay at school if asymptomatic, even if they have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual. Now that a pediatric COVID-19 vaccination is available for children ages 5-11 years, there are many ways you can locate pediatric vaccinations:

  1. Check with your child’s pediatrician; or

  2. Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:

    1. Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”

    2. Click “Search”

    3. Click “Filter Your Results”

    4. Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.

    5. Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.

    6. View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.

    7. Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.


Attached below is a the November update of Multnomah County Vaccine Clinics