Marysville has been hard at work learning about the 13 Guiding Principles of Black Lives Matter and about our history for our 100th year anniversary! Watch the videos below to see what we've learned:
Black Lives Matter Guiding Principles: Loving Engagement principle from Ms. Bickett's class: Marysville 100th year anniversary:
Summer Acceleration Academy registration is almost here! Beginning the first week of April, we will be reaching out to the families of students who may benefit from more targeted academic support before the next school year. Our goals for the program are to foster joyful learning, support unfinished skill development, and create an on-ramp to the next grade and the Fall.
Portland Public Schools (PPS) will hold a pediatric vaccine clinic at Whitman Elementary School this Wednesday, November 17. Our community has been invited to attend between 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Whitman Elementary School is located at 7326 SE Flavel St. in Portland.) Working in partnership with Costco Pharmacy, the clinic will provide PPS families with low-barrier, FREE access to COVID-19 vaccines - including the recently approved pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-11.
Portland Public Schools has experience hosting vaccine clinics across the district for students ages 12 and up, and looks forward to expanding vaccine offerings to students ages 5-11. Here are the full details on this week’s vaccine clinic:
Answerland's Crisis Calls resources has added a new Racial Equity Support Line. "The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues."
Emergency Resources for staff, families and students/ Tài liệu dùng cho những trường hợp khẩn cấp cho nhân viên, gia đình và học sinh
Stay calm and have fun Virtual Calming Room
Giữ bình tĩnh và tận hưởng những niềm vui Virtual Calming Room
Quý vị tải xuống và đăng ký thì mình nhận được thông báo di tản trong khu vực mình đang sinh sống (quận Multnomah), trên app sẽ cho mình biết những địa điểm trú ngụ an toàn để mình có thể tá túc.
Tài liệu hướng dẫn phòng chống những thiên tai (Trước, trong và sau thiên tai)
Hướng dẫn y tế cộng đồng: Các hoạt động ngoài trời của trường học trong những lúc xảy ra cháy rừng
Information for pregnant women and parents of young infants during disasters
(Xin thứ lỗi vì bài này được dịch bởi google dịch)
Good Information for Families:
Dear PPS Community,
As images have emerged of the 19 fourth-grade students and their teachers killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, they break my heart. As a parent and educator, hearing of this latest tragedy brings up heavy emotions for me. I share the grief and anger at the death of innocent children and selfless educators. This is a tragic and senseless act, and I keep each of the victims’ families in my heart.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Information and Resources from PPS Student Support Services
While focusing on mental wellness is essential every month, May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. Portland Public Schools is committed to uplifting wellness and to supporting all of our students to stay healthy, mentally and physically.
Dear PPS families and staff,
This week, Multnomah County health officials made an announcement about masking, due to the current COVID-19 surge. The Health Department is asking people to wear masks indoors until new coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations start to fall, and strongly recommend that people wear masks in schools. The current increase in COVID-19 cases is expected to peak in mid-June, when PPS’s school year ends.
On National School Nurse Day, we salute the four dozen nurses who serve Portland Public Schools.
Our school nurses have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking on responsibility for a wholly different level of care and an illness that remains a mystery in many ways, even after two years.
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.
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.
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
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Board Charter Schools and Alternative Programs Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
4:30 PM TSCC Hearing