Marysville School News
Good Information for Families:
org/Great and in depth resource for creating action and change in our community. (interactive resource - click on an area to think about how to take action)
- How to Talk to Your White Children About George Floyd
- Resources for talking about race, racism and racialized violence with kids.
- A Kids Book About Racism
- Black Lives Matter Meditation By Dr. Candice Nicole
- “Self Care Tips for Black People Who are Struggling With This Very Painful Week” by Rachel Miller for Vice
6/17/2020The 8th Grade Promotion was a little different this year, but was great! It was so nice to see all of their smiling faces as they either drove or walked through with their families to collect their goody bag which included a Marysville sweatshirt and yearbook. Good luck 8th graders!
The Nutrition Services department will be extending current meal services into the summer, June 11th through August 21st at all locations except Rigler and Harrison Park due to extensive construction projects. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to any PPS student and any children in the community ages 1-18, Monday through Thursday. Meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are provided on Thursdays. Children do not need to be present to pickup the meals.
Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the locations below.
- Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary - 620 N Fremont Ave
- César Chávez Elementary - 5103 N Willis Blvd
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary - 4906 NE 6th Ave
- Franklin High School - 5405 SE Woodward St
- George Middle School - 10000 N Burr Ave
- Grout Elementary - 3119 SE Holgate Blvd
- Lent School - 5105 SE 97th Ave
- Madison at Marshall - 3905 SE 91st Ave
- Markham Elementary - 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
- Rosa Parks Elementary - 8960 N Woolsey Ave
- Scott Elementary - 6700 NE Prescott St
- Sitton Elementary - 9930 N Smith St
- Woodmere Elementary - 7900 SE Duke St
As in years past, the Nutrition Services department will partner with Portland Parks and Recreation to provide meals at 13 additional parks throughout the city starting June 22. More information will be provided later about services times.
The park locations are listed below:
N Delaware Avenue and N Kilpatrick Street
700 N Rosa Parks Way
St Johns Park
8427 N Central Street
N Woolsey Avenue and N Winchell Street
NE 19th Avenue and NE Jarrett Street
5810 NE 72nd Avenue
875 NE Fremont Street
5200 NE Alberta Street
NE 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street
SE 76th Avenue and Center Street
SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street
SE 92nd Avenue and SE Steele Street
Mt Scott Park
SE 72nd Avenue and SE Ramona Street
Dear Marysville Community,
This last week horrific events have rocked our nation and our communities beginning with the weaponization of white privilege by Amy Cooper and followed by the murder of George Floyd by white police officers. While these events are front and center for us as a nation right now, they are just the latest in a centuries old system rooted in racial injustice and white supremacy. As white, anti-racist allies in positions of leadership - and as mothers, sisters, daughters and as human beings, we feel compelled to speak out against racism and to play an active role in dismantling it from within our educational system.
We believe we have a responsibility to:
1. Listen to and believe people of color when they share their lived experience.
2. Examine where systems of oppression are embedded into our practices and interrupt them.
3. Incorporate restorative practices into our everyday way of being.4. Create the opportunities for students to learn how to be anti-racist leaders by developing agencyand advocacy skills to challenge injustice and change oppressive systems in their communities.
As your school administration at Marysville, we are committed to anti-racist action, engaging our Mindfulness practices to develop an anti-racist mindset that requires reflection on the role of whiteness in racial injustice, highlights the value and humanity of Black people and provides presence in open dialogue. Beginning in the fall we will be incorporating an anti-racist curriculum in all grade levels with the intention of supporting our students and staff as they learn to talk about race beginning in kindergarten.
We would like to acknowledge the courage, resiliency, and strength of the Black community. We are on this journey with you and are honored to be doing this work beside you. We acknowledge that this is just a start, that we have a lot of listening to do, and that as white allies we will constantly be evolving and learning in this process. In the days to come we will be compiling a list of resources on our website for families who wish to deepen their learning around anti-racist practices.
Cathy Murray, Principal Marysville K-8
Serene Bertram, Assistant Principal Marysville K-8