Marysville Message


Dear Marysville Families,

Happy Friday,

Please return your Fun Run blue sheet with the t-shirt sizes, even if you don't have any donations. Our plan is for every student to receive a Fun Run t-shirt this year.

As soon as we have t-shirt sizes for the students we will order the t-shirts.

If you do have donations, we would also like to collect those as soon as possible.

Please put your student's name on all of their coats and anything else you would like easily returned to them. Let your teacher know if something is missing, because it may be in the lost and found.

Next Week is the end of the 1st Quarter and there will be no school for students on Friday November 5th. That is a teacher planning day.

This week the School Board also voted to turn November 12 into a professional development day for teachers.

There will be no school for students on Friday November 12th. You can read more about this on the district webpage


To support working families during teacher planning days and conferences, many child care partner organizations will offer all-day programming in schools during in-service days in November, including November 12th, pending board approval. Large multi-site child care organizations like the Y, Champions, and Camp Fire will host students from multiple schools at one hub site.

Safety mitigations are aligned with school protocols including masking indoors and outside, physical distancing, hand hygiene, and contact tracing. All child care staff are vaccinated.

We wish everyone a wonderful and safe weekend.

We had a great Fall Festival today and are incredibly grateful to Bella Organic Farm on Sauvie Island for the discounted pumpkins, apples and honey sticks. We also want to thank the Family Club for generously providing treat bags and candy for all of the students.

As always, I'm so appreciative of the incredible Marysville Staff for their consistent hard work and constant care for the community.


Cathy Murray

Family Club Event

On Monday, November 1st, Atlas Pizza on Foster will donate 20% of sales to Marysville Family Club. Please support them on Monday if you can! This is Family Club's largest fundraiser. Orders must be placed by calling them at (503)232-3004 or on their website, not through third party apps. Takeout only. Thank you for supporting Family Club and Atlas Pizza!

Southeast Guiding Coalition Update

It is important for the whole Portland School Community to consider long term impacts and the goal that these changes improve student outcomes, especially for our Black, Native American and Emerging Bilingual students.

  • Two draft proposals were shared with the SEGC on Thursday, October 28.

  • A summary message about the proposals and process has been shared with all PPS.

  • The proposals were developed by FLO Analytics, based on a charge from the PPS Board and input from PPS staff.

  • The proposals are the starting point for SEGC to develop a single recommendation for Deputy Superintendent Claire Hertz in early January.

  • The final decision will be made by the PPS Board of Education in early February.

  • PPS leaders have given directions on major program shifts:

    • Whole-DLI K-5 schools for Chinese and Spanish Immersion, moving away from the current co-location model.

    • Relocating Creative Science School from Clark, so that building can become the new home for Harrison Park K-5.

    • Along with moving to a new building, Creative Science admission will change from all-lottery to a neighborhood/lottery hybrid, with seats for students who live in the host neighborhood and fewer seats for transfer students.

  • To support the Board charge and district guidance, the proposals show two combinations of program locations, middle school feeder pattern shifts and boundary changes, impacting 21 elementary, K-8 and middle schools.

Proposal A



Proposal B



Demographic statistics for Proposals A & B

Scenario Dashboard


  • Proposal materials will be posted on the Enrollment and Program Balancing website on Friday, October 29, including impact summaries and tables translated into supported languages.

  • The SEGC will meet in a workshop to review proposal details on Saturday, October 30, and again on November 4 to offer initial reactions and suggestions for proposal improvements.

  • Community members will have multiple opportunities to provide feedback on the proposals, from November 8-16, including sessions in multiple languages and for racial affinity groups. An update will be provided to the PPS Board of Education November 16.

  • A survey will open next week for community input.

PPS Will Host Vaccination Clinics at Eight Schools for Students Ages 5 to 11

  • Dear Families and Students,

    Portland Public Schools will hold pediatric vaccine clinics at eight district schools in the coming weeks to help facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for students ages 5-11.

    The district will work in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Medical Teams International to administer child dosages of the Pfizer vaccine, which received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration this week, and is expected to be fully authorized by the Centers for Disease Control in the coming weeks.

    We know schools have long served as trusted community locations to administer vaccines rapidly and efficiently. The vaccine provides yet another layer of COVID-19 mitigation to PPS students ages 5 to 11.

    The clinics will be held at these schools:

    • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary
    • César Chávez K-8
    • Faubion PK-8
    • Lent Elementary
    • Rigler Elementary
    • Rosa Parks Elementary
    • Scott Elementary
    • Sitton Elementary

    To receive a vaccine, students will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots, as well as flu shots, will also be available for parents and guardians at the clinics. The clinics will be held in the afternoon and evening to make after school or after work access easier for parents. The dates and other information about the clinics will be announced soon.

COVID testing Resources from the Marysville School Nurse

The attached document was created by one of my fellow nurses. Please just be aware that the availability and offerings may change over time.

In addition to the document, I have a couple more resources:

*NARA offers drive-thru testing at 122nd and Burnside Tu-Th 9-11am and 1-3 pm.