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If you'd like to see the videos from the K-2 and 3-5 talent shows, head on over to the gallery to watch!
This summer, incoming kindergartners have the option to enroll in a three-week, half-day program to prepare them for the transition into kindergarten in the fall. Below are links for our online and paper applications. ***Marysville EKT will be taking place at Kelly Elementary School***
Please note that your student MUST already be enrolled at school in order to register for EKT. A student ID number is required on the application.
If you or your student get health coverage through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), it’s critical that you update your contact information. Starting April 1, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) started reviewing and determining member eligibility for OHP. OHP coverage renewed automatically during the last three years, but federally enhanced Medicaid coverage ended at the end of March. While most people will continue to qualify for existing benefits, OHA is required to review eligibility for all OHP members by mid-2024. Oregon has taken steps to keep as many people covered with medical insurance as possible during this transition.
To make sure your family retains access to care, including mental health & chemical dependency treatment, make sure your contact information is up-to-date and review any notices you receive which will tell you what you need to do to keep benefits. The fastest way OHP members can provide an update is by going to benefits.oregon.gov and logging into their ONE account. Other options for updating contact information also can be found on the web here.
If someone is no longer eligible, their OHP benefits will continue for another 60 days. OHA will help members transition to other coverage by providing information. This may include information about financial help available for Marketplace health plans.
Students can continue to obtain no-cost healthcare at Multnomah County-sponsored Student Health Centers and the OHSU-sponsored Benson Wellness Center, regardless of insurance status.
Notices for Pandemic EBT food benefits for children are in the mail
By May 31, 2023, each child who is eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits will receive a P-EBT card in the mail. The card will have $391 of food benefits on it. This card is different from a regular electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card. P-EBT is money for children whose access to adequate and quality food may have been impacted by COVID-19.
The food benefit is available to all children who were eligible to receive free or reduced-price National School Lunch Program meals during the 2021-22 school year. The benefits are also available to all children under six who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits in summer 2022. This includes all students attending Community Eligible Provision (CEP) schools.
Between March and May 2023, each eligible child will receive two pieces of mail addressed to them:
A letter notifying them they are eligible to receive P-EBT benefits; and
A separate envelope with their P-EBT card that has $391 of food benefits on it.
Households with multiple eligible children will receive individual letters and cards for each eligible child.
Contact the P-EBT call center at 844-673-7328 with questions; it is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The P-EBT website also has helpful information in English and Spanish. Families also can contact 211Info for information about food and other resources.
To celebrate Black History Month, Marysville participated in the Black Lives Matter week of action and learned about the 13 Guiding Principles of the BLM movement. This project took more than just a week as the classes worked hard to learn about 1 particular principle, and then shared their learning with artwork in the hallways and explaining their principle and artwork in the following video:
Public Wireless has reached out to Portland Public Schools to offer free Lenovo tablets with internet access for student households in our CEP schools. These devices are for families to own and use as their personal devices. The devices are not replacing the District's 1:1 chromebook program. These tablets are for their personal use at home. Public Wireless will provide all support and replacement if needed.
There are several ways a family can sign up for the tablet. There is an online registration form or a QRcode to scan to register. The deadline for parents to register is March 17th.
Link to video (video includes registration link)
PPS QR code for registration
Thanks to POIC + RAHS for partnering with us in celebration of Black culture, history and accomplishments. See below for our February Scavenger Hunt slideshow and packet.
Go to the GALLERY to check out pictures of Back to School Night!
Good Information for Families:
Portland Public Schools celebrated Earth Day 2023 with some climate-friendly additions to its transportation fleet: three electric-powered buses from GreenPower Motor Company.
When Mike Nolan of Ida B. Wells High School was named Athletic Director of the Year by the Oregon Athletic Directors Association (OADA), no one was more excited than his co-workers.
Dear PPS Community,
Saturday night, gunshots were fired outside of a district-wide basketball tournament held at Franklin High School. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and the suspect is now in custody, but if you have any information about the incident please call 503-823-3333 or utilize the SafeOregon tipline.
Dear PPS Families,
As we prepare for the winter sports season, we want to share a few reminders for our spectators.
From the school counselor:
I know today we have come to school with a heavy heart after the traumatic and devastating news from the school shooting in Texas. The school counselor department and student success and health is working on compiling resources for educators and students.
I do not want to overwhelm but also want to provide a few resources that might be of help throughout the week. If you, students, or families need support please reach out as I am happy to hold space for anyone who might need an outlet.
Recovering emotionally from disaster
Talking to students about school shootings in the news
Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
Limit exposure to television and the news.
Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
Listen to kids’ fears and concerns.
Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but that there are people who do bad things.
Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.
During our well-being lessons this month we will be talking about the difference between mood and mindset, perspective taking and mindful movement. Each of these topics explores the way we see and feelthings and the choices we can make to change that view, when/if we want to. When we realize we(students and adults!) have the power to shift our thinking and we learn how to do this, we often feel agreater sense of control and freedom in our lives - a feeling that may seem harder to find these days. To be successful at shifting our mindset or perspective, it’s important to first be able to identify how we arefeeling. Naming our emotions is something we practice at Marysville all the time! For a refresher on oneway to recognize and accept how you are feeling in the moment, try RAIN - a mindfulness practice forwelcoming your emotions.
For more information on these practices, click on the links above. And as always, if you have any questions or you are curious about additional emotional supports for your children please reach out. I’m happy tochat, brainstorm, offer suggestions or just listen.
Sara Fuller, Marysville School Counselor, she/her/hers
Remind, (971)378-0428, K5 Counseling Website
I also want to share a few resources with you. This Grounding Moment practice is a great way to practice mindfulness at home, for all members of the family. And if you are noticing increased anxiety at home these days or are just looking for fun, creative ways to manage anxiety, Create More, Fear Less is a wonderful, free resource with activities for anyone to do at home. I regularly use these activities during small groups with students who have extra worries and anxious thoughts. Check ‘em out and let me know what you make!
As always, if you have any questions or you are curious about additional emotional supports for your children please reach out. I’m happy to chat, brainstorm, offer suggestions or just listen. Be well.
Sara Fuller, Marysville School Counselor
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5th Grade Promotion
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
8:40 AM - 3:00 PM Added Snow Day
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board- Policy Committee Meeting