Safe Routes Open House @ Arleta School from 6-8PM
Cafe Latino: March 22nd at 6PM
Spring Break! NO SCHOOL
Check out the KELLY SCHOOL CALENDAR for upcoming events and changes to the end of the year calendar. The PPS Board voted last week to extend the end of school to June 15th and we have made adjustments to end of year celebrations to align with the new calendar. Also, ALL LATE OPENINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED & April 7th is now a school day.
1st Annual Kelly Cougar Cub Fun Run is Coming April 19th!
Dear Kelly Families,
The Kelly Elementary Arts & Culture Committee is excited to announce that we are launching our first, independent Cougar Cub Fun Run with the intent to raise funds for our Arts and Physical Education classrooms.
Our fundraising goal:
Our goal is to maximize the contributions we receive and we believe if we averaged $50 in sponsorships per student, we stand to raise $31,250 for our “specials” programming.
Direct Impact on Our Programs:
Examples of how your pledge can improve our programs.
* Increased availability of art supplies
* Replace and expand offering of musical instruments
* Purchasing books and bringing an author to talk to students at assemblies
* Musicians for assemblies
* Supporting athletic equipment for P.E. classes, playworks and recess equipment
* Bringing an outside instructor in for classes
There is so much more we can do, when we do it together!
Fun Run T-Shirt Contest Winners will be announced this week!
Our Garden Based Learning Opportunities are Growing!
Numerous studies point to school gardens as a means of improving academic achievement, promoting healthy lifestyles, demonstrating the principles of stewardship, encouraging community and social development, and instilling a sense of place.
Our Kelly PTA has been working hard this fall to secure grants and create great community partnerships to add a Native Garden to our central courtyard. We are getting ready to break ground this Spring and there will be lots of opportunities to get involved. To see the plan and find out more click here.
Anti-Bullying Presentation and Resources
We have added a resource to parent resource section of the Kelly website. It is a presentation that helps students and families understand bullying and bystanders. Bullying is unfair & one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening or leaving someone out on purpose.
Bystanders power is the key to helping stop bullying. Bystanders are anyone who knows that bullying is happening. Often there are several bystanders watching a bullying situation. These bystanders also have power. They can use that power to either make it worse or to help stop it. Bystanders who watch give their power to the bullies.
Check out the Bullying and Bystanders presentation on our Parent Resource Page: http://www.pps.net/Page/3311
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.
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.
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!
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
I am pleased to announce that Kristie Lindholm will become a Senior Director in the Office of School Performance on July 1.
Dear PPS Families and Staff:
Spring is approaching and it’s that time of year when we begin building budgets and plans for the next school year.
I spent Monday in Salem with a fellow board member, PPS principals and educators and school districts from across Oregon to advocate for additional resources to support K-12 education and our local schools. The state is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.7 billion and the budgets proposed for K-12 from the Governor and Legislature are not adequate to maintain current levels of services.
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM PTA Meeting
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM TAG Science Class
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Kelly Food Pantry Distribution
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM TAG Science Class