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Kelly Elementary School

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9030 SE CooperPortland, OR 97266Ph (503) 916-6350Fx (503) 916-2644

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Family Bulletin

  • Week of 02/20

    Playworks and Junior Coaches

    Dear Families,

    Playworks is an after and during school program. After school, on Wednesday and Monday, the Junior Coaches go to the library and play games and work on how to be good role models in school and hopefully out in the world. Each JC (Junior Coach) has an assigned day in the week to go out to recess. They help kids play games and set up before recess to get ready for the kids to come out and play. Coach Carly (the head coach) isn’t just the the head coach but a friend to all of the students of the school but mostly to the junior coaches. I should know because I am a junior coach reaching out and telling you first hand about us junior coaches. I’m sure we would all agree on that. If your child is interested in playworks please contact the school or Coach Carly.

    - Isis S., 5th Grade Student & Playworks Junior Coach


    Winter SUN Celebration: Thursday, February 23rd

    Winter SUN is coming to close and it is time for us all to come together and showcase all that our students have learned during this term. Please join us on Thursday in the cafeteria to watch all the amazing work. This also marks the end of the SUN Winter term.


    Kindergarten Registration: Come in Now for Summer Options!

    Do you have an incoming kindergartner or know an incoming kindergartner? It is never too early to register. Kelly School has two new options for incoming kindergarten students and summer school. If you or families you know are interested in Russian Immersion, please check out all the information, forms and dates on the PPS Enrollment & Transfer page:


    Parking and Safety at Arrival And Dismissal:

    Thank you to Kiara James and the PTA for getting Safe Routes to School and PBOT to come to Kelly last week to take a first look at traffic during our dismissal. We are working together to come up with a plan to increase safety during arrival and dismissal.

    In the meantime, please be careful when dropping your child off or picking them up from school. Park in designated spots and watch our for everyone’s kids. Please do not double park or ask your child to run across the street to get into or out of your car.

    We will keep you posted on future meetings and efforts and are looking forward to our Kelly community working together on this!


    We Stand With You: Latino Network Resources

    Our Kelly School community is an amazing and wonderful place for so many reasons but one of the biggest is that we all come together from all over the world at the corner of SE 90th & Cooper each day. We stand together and support each other. If you are in need of additional resources regarding immigration for your family, please see the Latino Network site:


    PTA Website!

    There are tons of resources for teachers and families on the new Kelly PTA Website, check it out here!

    Do you shop at Fred Meyer or Amazon?

    If so, you can easily link your Fred Meyer rewards to card to help support our Kelly PTA! Link your Fred Meyer rewards card to our Kelly PTA community organization # 93031 and each time you shop at Fred Meyer they will donate to our PTA. It’s easy and it benefits our entire community.

    Kelly PTA is set up for Amazon Smile as well as Fred Meyer Rewards!

Kelly News

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  • PTA Meeting

    Our first PTA meeting of the year takes place next Tuesday, September 6th. The PTA is a great place to get connected and support our school community. More PTA information can be found here
  • Community Care Day-August 27th

    Come join Kelly staff and our partners Cascade Church and Imago Dei from 9am-12:00 on Saturday, August 27th. We will be maintaining our garden beds and refreshing our playground to get ready for the new school year!
  • Welcome to Kelly's New Website!

    We have made the switch to our new mobile-responsive web site. Within the next few weeks our site should be up-to-date with useful information to get you ready for the start of school. Please check back regularly.

District News

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  • Affirming commitment to transgender students

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    Dear Students, Families and Staff:

    I wanted to reach out to assure you that actions this week by the federal government to reduce protections for transgender students does not change or diminish our commitment to upholding clear PPS policies and guidelines that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at,

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