• School Counselor Sakura Hamada My name is Sakura Hamada, and I am the new school counselor at Marysville Elementary!  This is my fourth year as a school counselor, I am so excited to work with you and your students to help navigate their big feelings, transitions, problem solving, and other social skills. Please feel free to contact me at my Google Voice number at 971-231-9329 or my email at sahamada@pps.net. I look forward to working with you!


    Ms. Sakura’s School Counseling Belief, Visions, and Mission Statement:


    As aligned with PPS mission statement: The mission of the Portland Public Schools Comprehensive School Counseling Program is for each and every student, PK – 12, to meet or exceed standards in the areas of academic, career, personal/social, and community service. Professional school counselors, in partnership with teachers, students, parents, community members and administrators, will ensure that each and every student becomes a life-long learner and a respectful citizen of a diverse, multicultural, international community.

    The mission of Marysville Counseling team is to provide all students with access to a comprehensive counseling program that fosters students' academic, social-emotional growth as well as career exploration. It is our commitment to provide a safe, supportive, equitable and fun environment for all to thrive. We will advocate for anti-racism and inclusion for all races, cultures, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, and neurodiversity.





    What is my role as a school counselor?

    • Teach Classroom Lessons
    • Plan and implement school wide events Support transitions to kinder, MS, HS and college
    • Small Group Work
      • Study Skills
      • Social Skills
      • Decision Making Skills
      • Anxiety
      • Grief and Loss
    • Individual Student Support Safety
      • Support planning
      • Staff consultation
      • Collaboration Parent meetings
      • Responsive/crisis services


    Resources and Suggestions

    You can practice mindful breathing with your child at home from these videos:

    Mindful Breathing

    Rainbow Breathing

    Bring Down Your Stress

    Talk about feelings and problem solvings  with your child from these tools:

    Ways to Talk about Big Emotions

    Kelso's Choice- Problem Solving


    Ways to cope with big feelings

    50 Coping Skills Chart

    Kimochi Chart

    Kimochi Chart