Community Newsletter

Marysville Middle Wildcats | May 2023

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Letter from the Principal

Dear Wildcat Families,

The month of May is here and it promises to be busy. It is Teacher Appreciation Week and we are pausing to share our gratefulness for our teachers who continue to do an admirable job each day. Thank you PTA and ASB for providing lunch and treats for the staff this week, the staff is touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness.

During the first three weeks of May we will be completing the state achievement assessment, Smarter Balanced, with the math and English language arts assessment (all grades) and the science assessment (8th grade only). These assessments tell us how well our students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in our learning standards. They help guide and strengthen our future instruction to be sure that all students are thriving and set up for long-term success in school and beyond.

In all of the business of May and the fourth quarter, I wanted to make sure that I hold space to share my appreciation for all of you. I am grateful for the conversations, partnership, and collaboration and that we together overcame many challenges, obstacles, and difficulties this year. Not to say that we won't have more, but I am thankful to be on this journey with all of you.


Mary Ingraham

Important Dates

5/8-5/12 - Teacher Appreciation Week!

5/10 - Community Math Night - 5:30-7:00pm MMS Library & Commons - FREE DINNER!

5/10 - National School Nurses Day

5/12 - AAPI Celebration - 5:30-7:30pm Cedarcrest Middle School

5/18 - Natural Leaders & Family Forum 6-8pm MMS Library (Planning 8th Grade celebration)

5/23 - SBA Testing

5/23 - PTSA Meeting 6:00-7:00pm MMS Library

5/24 - SBA Testing

5/25 - SBA Testing (8th Grade Science Only in PAWS class)

5/26 - MMS Spring Music Concert @ MPHS - 7pm

5/26 - Inclement Weather Make Up Day (School in session with Friday schedule)

5/29 - No School

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Peachjar Digital Flyers

Peachjar digital flyers are now live! Families will receive flyers for community events, activities for students, and school and district events each Friday afternoon. You can also view all shared flyers at

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Family Forum & Natural Leaders Meeting - May 18th 6-8pm MMS Library

We are combining our Family Forum and Natural Leader meeting in order to plan a celebration for our 8th graders heading off to high school. This gathering will be in the Marysville Middle Library on Wednesday May 18th from 6:00 to 8:00. This will be facilitated in both Spanish and English, if you speak another language please reach out to Amy Buck ( to request an interpreter. Kids are welcome, we will have activities for them to do in the commons including drawing, coloring, and games. The first part of the forum, from 6:00 to 6:30 we are just going to socialize and eat together in the commons. We will provide the main course and would appreciate anyone who wants to bring side dishes, beverages, or dessert to share.

Family Forum & Natural Leaders to plan 8th Grade Celebration

Thursday, May 18th, 6-8pm

4923 67th Street Northeast

Marysville, WA


1. Socialize and Dine

2. Connection Activity

3. Discussion and Planning

4. Closing

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Parent Advisory Team

Parent Advocates

Bradi Haggett

Johanna Rodriquez

Jerrica Yadon

Jedidiah Fowler

Ashley Kang

Heidi Carter

Nirpaul Kang

Jeremiah Heiserman

Please feel free to connect with any of them with questions, ideas, concerns, or needs. I appreciate the feedback and ideas so much!

Meeting Schedule: 5:30 to 6:30 in the Main Office Conference Room

June 6th

IMPORTANT! Family Income Survey and Consent to Share Forms

A new Family Income Survey must be filled out every school year to apply/receive Free & Reduced Eligibility benefits (such as fee waivers for ASB, Sports, testing, and other programs such as AP testing and Running Start). This form is required regardless of free meals provided by the district - read more important information below:

Did you know?

  • The family income survey and consent to share forms are required in order to apply/receive eligible benefits such as fee waivers for ASB, Sports, testing, and other programs such as AP testing and Running Start.
  • Although the school district is able to provide free meals for all students through a special grant, the completed forms help the school district receive federal funds for programs that support student learning (Title I and Learning Assistance Programs), child nutrition, and more, a vital need to help supplement the program budgets.
  • Each family should complete the two required forms regardless of income status.
  • If we do not receive forms back from families, it will impact the vital funding the district receives to support learning programs for students.
  • All information is kept confidential and is only used for the stated purposes.

We encourage all families to fill them out regardless of income. Completed surveys may be mailed/dropped off at the Educational Service Center at 4220 80th Street NE or your students’ schools.

If you have not completed the forms, request printed copies from your child's school, or contact the Child Nutrition Services Department by emailing or calling (360) 965-0117. You can also click on the link below to download the forms.

Thank you for your attention to this important request.

Click HERE for the Income Survey and Consent Forms

The forms are available in English and Spanish.

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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 200+ crisis centers that provide 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

For more information and resources, go to

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Summer Success Programs

The Marysville School District is offering Summer Success Programs this summer for students in grades K - 4 and 5 - 8 who have received services through Multilingual Learning, Learning Assistance, and Title I programs and students who receive special education services through the Extended School Year* program (ESY).

In addition, online credit retrieval is offered for grades 9 - 12 students.

*The Marysville School District Special Education and Student Services Department will contact parents and guardians about individual student placement in ESY.

Go to to learn more about the Summer Success Programs.

Cocoon House Class Opportunity

There is a great opportunity for us to partnership with Cocoon house and offer classes for parents of teens and pre-teens students.

They can provide free classes (in English and Spanish) for parents at our school, in May or June before school is out. The class would be for an hour.

Please email if you are interested in this opportunity.

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From the Health Room

This is a reminder to all current 6th grade families that Tdap booster vaccinations are required for all 7th graders. Please make sure all vaccinations are up to date with your medical provider.

Please call the health room if you have any questions.

Be a Volunteer Here at MMS

If you are interested in volunteering here at MMS in any capacity please complete the form below and turn it into the main office. We are looking for volunteers during lunch, passing time, arrival, and dismissal. We also have opportunities to volunteer when students are not on campus including helping in the office and with teachers. You can volunteer as little as 1 hour a week, or everyday for a few hours. We have an amazing group of volunteers and would love to have you join them!


Snacks for Testing! (Gold Fish, Granola Bars, Apple Slices, etc.)

Card Games

Board Games


Prizes for SWAG Reward Drawings

Facial Tissue

Bottles of Hand Sanitizer


State Assessments: SmarterBalance

Please find below four translated versions of the State Assessment Refusal form. If you do not want your student taking the state assessment please fill out the refusal form and turn it in to the main office at MMS. A new form is required each year.

We will be holding the SmarterBalanced

  • English Language Arts Assessments on May 9th, 10th, and 11th
  • Math Assessments on May 23rd and 24th
  • Science Assessment (8th Grade Only) May 25th.

From the Healthroom

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Lost & Found

We have a very full lost and found collection! We will be donating items not picked up every two weeks. Please have your student check for lost items before they go away!

College Bound Scholarship Information

The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who enroll in middle school and meet the requirements of graduating from a Washington State high school with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher, applies for financial aid by completing the FAFSA or WASFA, and is a part of the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. The College Bound Scholarship covers average tuition at public college rates, some fees, and a small book allowance at over 65 colleges, universities, and technical school in Washington. For more information please see the pamphlet below.


Join MMS PTSA (paper forms are available in the office)

MMS PTSA General Meeting Dates

fourth Tuesday of Month at 6:00pm in the MMS Library

May 23, 2023

PTSA General Meeting

Tuesday, May 23rd, 6pm

Marysville Middle School Library

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Migrant Education Program

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Attendance Line for Absences

We are required by law to track attendance for each student AND to inform families if a student misses class. Additionally, if students are not feeling well, please keep them home and call the attendance office, 360-965-0901, so that the absence can be excused.

If your student has an appointment during the school day, it will be much easier on you and the student if you let us know as soon as possible. Your student will be given a pass to leave class at the designated time. This can be especially helpful if you need to get your student during lunch time.

Skyward Family Access

Skyward has all kinds of useful information for students and their families. You can see specific grades on assignments, what might be missing, you can contact the teacher directly, and even change your information. Parents and students have different log-ins, however, sitting down together to check in regularly is a great way to keep on top of assignments, celebrate successes and problem solve if your student is having difficulty in a class. If you need to have your Skyward password reset you should be able to click the "forgot password" link. Or, call the office and we will send you a link to reset it.

Operation School Bell

Operation School Bell is a program to assist students who need clothing. It is run by the Assistance League of Everett and since 1965 they have been providing school clothes to over 99,139 children and teens, one child at a time. If you have a student in need of clothing please fill out the application below.

Food for Thought Backpack Program...Striving to End Childhood Hunger!

Marysville Community Food Bank offers a program to all families to provide food for the weekends and/or holidays when your child/children are not in school. Please see the application below and if you have any questions or need any help please contact the main office or your student's counselor.

Sno-Isle Libraries: Got homework? Brainfuse can help

With a library card from Sno-Isle Libraries, students can access Brainfuse, a useful website that allows students to get expert help with live tutoring, gain study skills and collaborate with other learners. If you’re stuck on a tough homework assignment, here's how Brainfuse can come to the rescue:

Expert Help

  • Connect with an instructor in moments with Live Tutoring
  • Get online writing assistance with Writing Lab
  • Read lessons, watch videos and take tests with Skill Surfer
  • Submit a homework question and get a response within one business day
  • Connect with Language Lab and chat with a foreign language tutor or build your vocabulary with games, quizzes, flashcards and spoken pronunciation guides
  • Get live assistance with FAFSA as part of a featured service


  • Take LEAP lessons and practice tests on a variety of subjects
  • Study using online flashcard sets or make your own with FlashBulb™


Get started with Brainfuse today!

How to Find a Tutor with Brainfuse

Tutoring Opportunity Provided by a Community Partner

Grove Tutoring for students is available on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm close to MMS at 4705 Grove Street. The tutoring is free and food is provided. Students just need to sign up at
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Marysville School District complies with all federal and Washington State rules and regulations and will provide equal employment opportunity and treatment for all applicants and staff in recruitment, hiring, retention, assignment, transfer, promotion, and training. Such equal employment opportunity will be provided without discrimination with respect to race, creed, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. The following employees have been designated to address questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Address: Marysville School District No. 25, 4220 80th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270. Website: The Marysville School District is a drug-and tobacco-free workplace.

Marysville School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Civil Rights and Harassment Intimidation & Bullying Coordinator – Gregg Kuehn, Director of Risk Management, Facilities, and Maintenance,, 360-3-965-0110; 4220 80th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270
  • • Title IX Officer- Tracy Souza, Director of COVID-19 and Safety,, 360-965-0076; 4220 80th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270
  • • Section 504 Coordinator and ADA Coordinator - Stephanie King, Executive Director of Special Education,, 360-965-0174; 4220 80th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270
  • • Gender Inclusive Coordinator - Eneille Nelson, Executive Director of Equity & Family Engagement,, 360-965-0008; 4220 80th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270

Discrimination and discriminatory harassment may be reported to any school staff member or to the district ‘s Civil Right Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a written complaint. Address: 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, WA 98270 . Website:

Policies that address these issue are: 3210 “Non-Discrimination”, 5010 “Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action”, 3205 “Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited”, 3207 “Prohibition of Harassment Intimidation and Bullying”, 3211 “Gender-Inclusive Schools” and 2162 “Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973”. These Policies are available online at, at your school, or at the District office: 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, WA, 98270, 360-965-0000