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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

  • Family Reading Night

    Week of 02/27: HAPPY DR. SEUSS WEEK!

    Monday- “Fox in Socks” Day- Wear silly or miss-matched socks to school.

    Tuesday- “Green Eggs and Ham” Day- Wear something green.

    Wednesday- Wack Wednesday- Wear your clothes miss-matched or backward. 

    Thursday- Pajama Day- Wear pajamas or other comfy clothes that you wear to curl up and read. Stay in your pajamas all day and come join the fun at Family Reading Night.

    Friday- “Cat in the Hat” Day- Wear your favorite hat.

    T-Shirt Drawing Contest Deadline is March 1:

    March 1st is the last day for students to submit drawings for our Cougar Cub Fun Run.

    Reminder: Kelly Dismissal is at 3:00PM-

    The end of the day is an important time for classroom teachers and students to reflect on the day and solidify learning. Please help us support this important time for teachers and students without interruptions to classrooms. If you do not have an emergency situation, you should wait until dismissal time, 3:00pm, to pick up your student. Thank you.

    Kindergarten Registration: PPS Lottery Ends on March 3rd & 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 PPD Enrollment & Transfer page:

     RI Meeting

    Parking Patrol, PBOT and $900,000:

    Our Kelly Community is working with PBOT to improve safety around our school. You will begin to see parking patrol giving warnings to drivers who park in no parking zones, double park, or make u-turns in front of Kelly school.

    Come help PBOT decide how to spend $900,000 for safety improvements in the Franklin cluster.

     PBOT Open House

    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!

    Если Вы хотите читать Еженедельный семейный бюллетень в переводе с английского, то пожалуйста, посетите вебсайт школы Келли Внизу странички вы найдете возможность выбрать предпочитаемый Вами язык.

    Si les gustaría ver la traducción del boletín familiar, por favor de visitar nuestro sito de la escuela Kelly en hacia abajo puede seleccionar su idioma de preferencia.

    Nếu quý vị muốn tìm một phiên bản dịch của Thông Báo Gia Đình Hàng Tuần, xin vui lòng truy cập trang Web Trường Kelly chúng tôi di chuyển chuột xuống dưới và chọn ngôn ngữ của quý vị.



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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     Map of affected area.
    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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