August 20th, 2023
Dear Marysville Families
We are especially excited to welcome so many students, families and staff to Marysville this year. We are starting with our new expanded boundary and we are looking forward to combining two strong learning communities and to continue celebrating and educating Southeast Portland students with excellence.
One area of celebration for Marysville is the amazing collection of dedicated staff serving students and families at Marysville. The detailed staff list can be found here.
PK - Thad Dennison, Lora Soriano
K - Annette Bacon, Wendy Sharp
1st - Kelli Jones, Connie Spieler Compton, Jessica Wagner
2nd - Ali Herron, Crina Munteanu, Robin Shue
3rd- Heather Anello, Mackenzie Epp, Ron Morgan
4th - Andrew Boehm , Shannon Chedester, Martha Mosqueda
5th - Julie Daniels, Lindsay Gebbie, Kelli Joy
Art - Zachary Doiel
Library/Media Tech - Catherine Tucker
Music - Sean Cunningham
PE - Scott Wile
Special ED Team - Sydney Berman -Beeck, Cee Chavez, Erin Gerber, Sarah Parker, Christopher Vuylsteke
ESL Team- Christine Stinsen, Chris Weber
Intervention - Carla Bickett, Janice Holstine, Heather Robertson
Student Services- Anna Connors, Sakura Hamada, Britany Jaramillo Lizaman, Hang Jones, Rashan Williams
EAs and Paras
PK - Hannah Gastaldi, Ashley Phillips, Ellie Russell. Isabel Semke, LaDaezjah Warrens
K - Emlyn Thompson, Sheryn Schwartzenhauer
ESL - Mai Quan
Para - Toby Gollihar, Henning Holz, Asa Stella Maris, Arjon Nance, Josh O-Connor, Mica Semrau
Diana Christensen, Maya Novakoski
We look forward to working with you to make our school a warm and caring place for everyone and to make this a great year for your students to grow and thrive! Warmly, Cathy Murray, Principal and Serene Bertram, Assistant Principal
Class List Announcement & Marysville Meet and Greet
Join us for popsicles on the playground to say hello and find out who your student's teacher will be.
Class lists will be posted and some staff will be available until 4:15pm.
Friday, Aug 25, 2023, 02:45 PM
Marysville Elementary School, Southeast Raymond Street, Portland, OR, USA
Family Communication To help protect our Earth, we are committed to reducing the amount of paper we use as a school. Therefore, the majority of our school communication will be electronic. We also acknowledge that we have many families whose primary language is something other than English. By using our website and the Remind app, the school and families have the ability to translate communication to their primary language. Families can expect a Family Newsletter every Friday afternoon during the school year. These newsletters are created with Smore (another app that translates into preferred languages) and will be sent out through a link in Remind. These will also be posted to the Marysville website, which is another resource for up-to-date and important information. Finally, our staff will utilize the Remind app to send individual, class and school-wide messages to families. Please make sure you are signed up with Remind. You can visit this webpage, https://www.pps.net/Page/15513, for more information.
Marysville Community Care Day
We already had our first successful community event on Saturday August 19th.
Thank you to Bianca McIntosh our wonderful SUN Site Coordinator for organizing this event and to all of the amazing families that helped to spruce up our school for the new year.
First day of school for First - Fifth Grade - Tuesday 8/29
Kindergarten Ramp Up Schedule -
On Tuesday Aug 29 and Wednesday Aug 30, we are hosting one-on-one family meetings with our kindergarten teachers, which you can sign up for here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084EA4AD23A3FCC61-oneonone. Please wait to sign up until after you find out your student's teacher assignment - you will need to sign up for a time slot with that teacher. If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, please let us know so we can arrange a virtual meeting.
On Thursday Aug 31 and Friday Sept 1, we will have ramp-up days for kindergartners based on the first initial of your child's last name. Students A-L will attend on Thursday, and students M-Z will attend on Friday. These are full school days, from 8:40am-3:00pm.
Marysville Breakfast and Lunch Program
Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this year - you do not need to complete a meal application. All students will have the opportunity to grab a breakfast when they enter the building and will take it to class.
Lunch will be divided into 3 time blocks:
1st and 2nd grade - 11:15 - 11:45
K & 3rd -11:45 - 12:15
4th & 5th grade 12:15 - 12:45
Back to School Packets
Back to School Packets will come home on the first day of school. Please review the Student Verification Form that will come home. Make all changes and sign this form and return it to the office as soon as possible so we can make sure we have accurate information for your student. We want to be able to contact you quickly if something happens at school, so if you’ve moved or changed your address, phone number, or email, please let us know.
School Hours and Entries
Arrival - Be Here and Ready to Learn Together at 8:40 am
Staff will be on duty at 8:30 am to monitor students at exterior entrances.
- PK Students will enter through Southeast doorway on the driveway - (please no cars in the driveway during drop off or pick up!)
- K-2nd grade students will enter through the Front Doors, located on Raymond St.
- Families of PK-2 students are welcome to walk with their students to their classrooms.
- 3rd grade, 4th and 5th grade students will enter through the courtyard gate off of the playground.
- 77th Avenue will be for buses only
No student drop off or parking near 77th Avenue entrances
- Staff will assist in directing students and families to the appropriate location.
- All doors except the front door will close and lock.
- Students who arrive after 8:50 am will need to enter through the main entrance and check in with our office staff.
In order to safely manage who is in the building, families will wait outside for their students at dismissal.
2:58 pm: Siblings of PK-3 students will join siblings in their classroom.
PK students - Dismissal Entrance SE doorway near driveway entrance
PK staff will escort bus students to the bus at 3:00 pm
PK students will line up in the hallway outside of their classroom.
PK teachers will dismiss their students one at a time only to individuals listed on the designated pick up list.
K - 1st grade students - Dismissal Entrance - Front Doorway
- One classroom teacher from each grade level will escort bus students to the bus at 3:00 pm
- K - 1st grade students being picked up will line up in the hallway outside of the main office and wait with classroom teachers.
- Other classroom teachers will dismiss the students one at a time only to individuals listed on the Synergy pick up list.
2nd grade students - Dismissal Entrance NE doorway near parking lot
- One 2nd grade teachers will escort bus students to the bus at 3:00 pm
- 2nd grade students being picked up will line up in the hallway outside of room 141 and wait with one classroom teacher.
- Another 2nd grade classroom teacher will dismiss the students one at a time only to individuals listed on the Synergy pick up list.
3rd grade students
3rd grade teachers will take their class outside by the courtyard doorway to meet their families at 3:00 pm
3rd grade teachers will dismiss their students one at a time only to individuals listed on the designated pick up list.
A support staff member will escort bus students to the buses
4th - 5th grade students
Are dismissed from their last class and will exit the building out of the courtyard or to the buses on SE 77th Ave.
If they need to meet/pick up younger siblings they will be escorted to their younger siblings classrooms.
4-5 classroom teachers will monitor hallways and exit doors, until 3:15
- Students who are not picked up by 3:10 pm will be returned to the main office and office staff will work to call families. Please be on time and if an emergency arises and you are unable to pick up on time, please call the school ahead of time.
More School Information
Back to School Night
Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Come and help us start the year off right! Visit classrooms, and find out more about the great things that we do as a community. We will have ice cream together, and then families will have time to meet teachers, attend presentations, tour the building, and connect with each other and our school partners. We will also have performances to celebrate the beginning of Latine Heritage Month.
YMCA Before and After School Care
We are excited to have the YMCA before and after school care back at Marysville this year. Jenna McLeod is our Site Director. For more information, please check out their website, https://www.ymcacw.org/facility/marysville-elementary-school
We love volunteers at Marysville! Procedures for volunteering can be found here: https://www.pps.net/volunteer.
Do you have one hour a week to help students in our school community? SMART Reading is looking for Volunteer Readers to read with 2nd grade students at Marysville Elementary. This volunteer position is a great way to get involved and help kids get excited about reading! If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please visit www.SMARTReading.org/volunteer or email email@example.com.