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Marysville

Relationships, Respect, Rigor

7733 SE RaymondPortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6363Fx 503-916-2656

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Marysville School
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  • Spirit Week Photos

    Go to our gallery page in the 'Our School' tab to see more pictures from Spirit Week.  Here are just a few!
     
      School Spirit    Wacky Joy   Wacky Sharp   Rainbow Teach
  • Vote for Coach Tom!

    Comcast Sportsnet (CSN) has announced their finalists for All-Star Coach and our own Tom Hewitt has made the cut!  Be sure to go their website to vote for him.  If he wins, Marysville will receive $5,000! 
    Click here to vote.
     
     
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  • Family Game Night, March 10th

    Game night
    Please join us at Marysville the night of March 10th from 6-7:30 to enjoy different games and activities.  We will have bingo, board games, games in the gym, and makerspace activities where the kids can make their own arcade game out of cardboard boxes.  Check out this website about Caine's Arcade for inspiration.  
  • Fall Academic Assembly

    On Tuesday, November 15th, students and teachers gathered in the cafetorium for the first academic assembly of the year.  Students were awarded certificates for showing different aspects which are shown throughout our school including compassion, gratitude, and respect.  Students were also honored for their attendance and for being on the honor roll. 
     
    Click here to see pictures from the assembly. 
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Mindfulness at Marysville

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  • Joy

    joy
     
    We are ringing in Spring with a month full of joy.  At Marysville we feel it is important to practice finding joy in the little things and the big things in life!  This month we will be practicing creating a mindful awareness of how joy feels and what brings each of us joy. 
  • Optimism

    Optimism  
     
    Optimism is choosing to look at events or conditions in a way that focuses on positive outcomes combined with the drive to participate in creating that outcome. Perspective-taking can help us find the optimistic side of a situation. Some ways you can practice choosing optimism on your own are:
    • Work together to find and talk about optimistic news stories.
    • Find the optimistic and pessimistic side of something in your lives and talk about which one feels better.
    • When reading books together, notice when characters have an optimistic perspective or a pessimistic one. If it’s pessimistic, what could the character do to be more optimistic?
  • Perspective

    perspective  
     
    This month's practice is all about perspective.  By considering other people's perspectives, we help ourselves become aware of what another person may be going through.  Doing so is a way to take a pause before judgement.  People can have a different perspective on one event depending on what may be going on in their lives at that moment.  Perhaps someone is speeding down the road and instead of getting angry, consider the perspective that the person could be rushing to an emergency.  
     
    One way to help think about another person's perspective is through mindful listening.  When we really listen to what another person has to say, then we can better understand their perspective on things and perhaps what they are going through at the time.  Mindfully listening means to listen with no distraction, being fully present with the person you are talking to, not trying to think of what you want to say next.  Or, perhaps being aware of the sounds of nature when being outside.  Do you hear the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind or the far off bird chirping in the distance?
     
    Even changing our own perspective can help us be more mindful.  Instead of seeing the bad, try to look from a more positive angle.  When looking at a field of dandelions, instead of seeing a thousand weeds, try to look for those thousand wishes instead. 
  • Mindful Seeing

    mindful seeing  
     
    Adding on to our November monthly practice, in December the lesson will be about mindful seeing.  When we mindfully see something, we are taking the time to stop and notice.  It is really looking and making connections with what we see.  Our sense of sight can tell us so many important things, and if we are just looking with a glance, we can miss a lot.  Taking the time to mindfully see the world can help us discover what is really out there.
     
  • Mindful Smelling, Tasting, and Movement

     Senses
     
    A new month means a new monthly practice!  During the month of November, we will be focusing on our senses, in particular smelling, tasting, and movement.  Our lessons will ask the students to be mindfully aware of their senses and how that awareness can make the world seem a little bit different.  How can mindfully tasting your food change the flavor?  If you mindfully smell a flower, is the scent stronger?  How can body awareness change the way you move?  Students and teachers will be asked to practice this mindful awareness throughout their daily lives to see how it sharpens their senses.
     
  • Mindfulness Lesson-Compassion Gallery

    To better understand what a mindfulness lesson looks like at our school, view our gallery dedicated to our lesson on compassion. 
     
    Brain Break   compassion
  • How MindUP has helped Marysville

  • Interested in Mindfulness at Marysville?

    Visit Sara Fuller's (Marysville's School Counselor) website to see what different practices we are currently doing at Marysville.  Sara has also included different resources and events for parents and students.  Check it out by clicking on this link.

Principal's
Message

  • Lana Bike

    Lana Penley, Principal

    and part-time free rider (see above picture)

     Greetings Marysville Families!

    We are filled with joy to be starting another school year!  

    For the 2016-2017 school year, we will be leading with gratitude. Going into our fourth year as a mindful school, we want to focus on how we can bring gratitude into everything that we do, along with our additional monthly practices.  At Marysville, we believe mindfulness is more than being present in the moment, but also encompasses compassion, perspective, perseverance, optimism, brain science, and much more.  
     
    Here at Marysville, we have a Mantra-Relationships, Respect and Rigor. Relationships are the beginning of the foundation and serve as the guide for all that we do. We believe in the power of building strong relationships with all school stakeholders. Next, we treat each other with respect. This overall building tone of respect is critical for a healthy school. We attempt to be respectful in every single interaction. Our last piece of the Mantra is rigor. Rigor means being challenged and still doing your very best. We strive to have each assignment, each day have a high degree of Rigor.
     
    I also have many interests outside of school.  I am a former art teacher so I LOOOVE all things beautiful-nature, poetry, photography, art and music (I can even play three songs on the guitar…sort of).   I am quasi-lingual in Spanish, have a mean jumpshot (I played basketball in college), and can tell a pretty good joke.  
     
    Seriously, I love being the Principal of Marysville School and the people that I get to work with every day.  My day is anything but typical. I am juggling meetings, duties, observations, lessons, emails, and paperwork. But the most important thing I do, is work with students. It is so rewarding to help a student in any way I can. I believe in the power of education to open doors and exciting new worlds.  
     
    I am grateful for this opportunity to have an impact on the lives of students.
     
    Lana Collage

     

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