News & Events

Your auction committee is ramping up. The last meeting focused on the theme for this year’s auction, and at the next meeting, we will begin to hone in on more specific items. This year’s theme will be “A Night at the Derby”, in honor of the Kentucky Derby which takes place the same weekend. If you are interested in helping out with the auction, we can use you! Please email Melia
Hayes at, or just come to the next Booster meeting on December 10th, 6:30 p.m. at El Charrito.

Wanted—DaVinci Teachers
We will be hiring two new DaVinci teachers starting in January or February of 2020. DaVinci is an afterschool art program at MRA offered on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00. If you are interested in applying for this position, which is paid, please send your letter of interest and your resume to Shelley Urben at

Volunteer Clearance

Please be sure to get your Volunteer Application in as soon as possible to be cleared to volunteer with our students. This process can take up to two weeks to get the information back. The fee to process is $5.00 and needs to be paid at the time you turn in your application. The application is attached to this memo for your convenience.

Sign Up - No Cost to You Fundraisers:

* Shoparoo—is a free app you can download and use to raise money for MRA.  Simply download the app, find Molalla River Academy, and then use the app to take pictures of your receipts.  Shoparoo makes a donation to MRA for each receipt.

* Benefit—is another free app you can download and use to raise money for MRA.  Download the app and find Molalla River Academy.  This one does require you bank your credit card, but like Amazon Smile, once you are in, each purchase raises money that comes back to MRA.

Parent Email Addresses
We have recently have had a few parent emails bouncing back. I am sure we have entered something incorrectly into our database. If you feel you have not received the emails you would normally receive please send Deanna Marlatt an email or stop into the office to update your email address.


Share the Love

Molalla High School will be sending some students out to MRA on February 3rd to talk to our students about Share the Love. Share the Love is a Molalla community fundraiser to support families within our community who are in need of some extra support. Please join us for the assembly on the 3rd, starting at 1:15.

Old News
Charter Renewal/Public Hearing—Please Come Support MRA!
We have recently asked the Molalla River School District to grant us a ten-year charter renewal contract. This process, per the Oregon Department of Education, includes a public hearing hosted by the district. Molalla River School Board will be holding our hearing at the district office on January 29th at 7:00 p.m. I would like to encourage any of you who are able to attend and support us in our charter renewal request. I will be giving a short presentation, followed by a Q and A, and then they will open the session up to public comment. I hope to see you there. Students, parents, and family are welcome.

Parking Lot—Speed
Just a reminder to please keep your speed down in the parking lot. I’ve noticed several drivers exiting the space after drop off at a rate of speed that would make it difficult to stop if a person or vehicle came out in front of them. Thanks, Our Vision Is Successful graduates with the knowledge and confidence to pursue their dreams and enrich the community.

Girls on the Run
We have the coaches for grades 3-5, now we need the girls! Sign up HERE (There will not be a 6-8 grade team this year)

MRA Forum
If you haven’t yet, please sign up to ‘Follow’ the MRA forum and the teacher’s forums. The forums are similar to an app you subscribe to that will send you emails with quick notes/updates. The office and teachers are using their forums to pass along quick notes related to the school/classrooms. So far we have 99 subscribers to our forums.
Please go to, click on “More” (upper right-hand corner), click on “Forum”, and then scroll down and click on “Follow” to get instant messages from whichever forums you choose.

February 3 @ 11:40

6th-8th Gr OBOB Battle

February 3 @ 1:15

Share The Love Assembly

February 3 @ 3:00

Zumba for Kids

February 5

Clackamas County Immunization sends out Exclusion Letters

February 6 @ 3:00


February 7 @ 11:40

3rd-5th Gr OBO Battle

February 10 @ 11:40

6th-8th Gr OBOB Battle

February 10 @ 3:00

Zumba for Kids

February 11 @ 6:30

Booster Meeting

February 13 @ 3:00


February 14

Oregon's Birthday/Valentines Day

February 14 @ 11:40

3rd-5th Gr OBOB Battle

February 17

NO SCHOOL ~ President's Day

February 18 @ 6:30

MRA Board Meeting

February 18 @ 6:30

MRA Board Meeting

February 19 @ 6:08

Coffee with the Counselor

Volunteer Opportunities

Anyone can sign up for volunteer hours using the Sign Up Genius links below. Unfulfilled volunteer hours are billed at the end of the year at $15.00/hour. Every family is required to put in 20 hours a year.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

 Usborne Book Fair

 Helping out in your child's classroom
 Helping out in the Library or Garden 

Hobbit Hill Expectations

Please enforce this when you are here with your children before and after school hours.

 In a nutshell - the Hobbit Hill is a play structure and needs to be treated as such.

 The rail is there for protection and is not to be climbed on in any way whatsoever

 The rocks are decoration and will have plants in an around them soon. The are not climbing structures.

 The slide is for going down, not up and is to be used by people, not objects.

Students should be sliding down feet first

 To get up to the top - climb one of the two ramps, or one of the two grassy areas.

These are obvious. 

 Tag, ball throwing, and other games are for the fields, not the hill

 The climbing wall is for climbing up and down, taking care to watch for traffic

 The standard rules apply as well regarding rough housing, wrestling, jumping, and so on.

@ 2017 by Molalla River Academy

Our Vision

Successful graduates with the knowledge and confidence to pursue their dreams and enrich the community.

Contact Us

Tel: 503-829-6672

Fax: 503-759-6672



16897 S. Callahan Rd.

Molalla, OR 97038