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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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  • 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.


  • August 18, 2016

    Dear Kelly Families,

    Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! We are all looking forward to seeing you soon and want to give you updates and information about the new school year. Below you will find your student’s classroom assignment and some important information to keep in mind for a successful school year.  

    If we missed you at our Back to School BBQ, your student will receive a free backpack with supplies on the first day of school from their classroom teacher. Kuni Lexus of Portland and Schoolhouse Supplies have again partnered with Kelly School to provide these to all of our students. Also, all students will receive free breakfast and lunch again this year!

    You will soon see a new look and feel to our Kelly School website, as updates have been made to all of the school websites this summer. The new site will be accessible on mobile devices so you can know what’s happening at Kelly on the go!

    Keep a look out for our Back to School Packets that will come home on the first day of school. It is very important to review this information and return any forms as soon as possible. Most importantly, please review the Student Verification Form that will come home. Make all changes and sign this form and return it to the office as soon as possible so we can make sure we have accurate information for your student. We want to be able to contact you quickly if something happens at school, so if you’ve moved or changed your phone number, please let us know.

    School-wide Expectations

    We are introducing new school-wide expectations for our Kelly community. As Kelly Cougars we care about each other and work together to make the best possible learning community. You will see our new logo and our new mantra throughout the school.

    Kelly Cougars CARE! We are …

    Community Minded

    Always Safe and Respectful



    Safety During Arrival and Dismissal:

    In keeping with our school-wide expectations we ask that our Cougar families show they CARE during arrival and dismissal.

    Community Minded
    Get to know each other and your child’s teacher. We are stronger together.
    Always Safe and Respectful
    Drive the speed limit of 20 mph and avoid making U-turns and double parking.
    Do your best to arrive on time.
    Look out for students and pedestrians.


    8:35 am:  The first bell, students enter the school, pick up their breakfast and go to class.  Kinder thru Grade 2 gather and line up under the covered area near the playground between the Kelly Center and Kelly School buildings.  Students in Grades 3-5 gather behind the gym to line up and enter the building.

    8:40 am:  Instruction begins.  Students who are not in their classroom by this time will be marked tardy by their teachers. Getting your child to school for this time is important. Many of our teachers use this time to build community within their classrooms. During this time they often review the learning from the day before, get kids prepared and excited for the day ahead, and do activities that help them become a better connected community of learners.

    9:00 am:  Students who arrive at 9:00 am or later need to check in the Main Kelly School office.  (The Kelly Center secretary is not responsible for checking in Kelly School students and cannot sign your child in, you must come to the Kelly School Main Office).

    3:00 pm:  School is dismissed.  Students must be picked up at 3:00 pm.  Please contact the office if you have an emergency, but otherwise students will need to be picked up promptly as we do not have after school care at Kelly School.

    Drinking Water:

    We are committed to making sure that we have access to safe and clean drinking water. Due to the recent information regarding lead, all water fountains have been shut off and water coolers will be placed throughout our Kelly buildings. Students will get Kelly Cougar bottles on the first day of school to use in their classrooms throughout the day. Make sure you remind your child to bring their bottle home to keep it clean.

    Again, we are all looking forward to a wonderful school year!  Enjoy the last few days of summer break and we will see you soon!

    С уважением,


    Amy Whitney


    Kelly Elementary School

    Home of K-5 Russian Immersion


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  • Healthy Schools Update: Week of August 15

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    This week, the Portland Public School Board announced that Bob McKean, former Centennial School District Superintendent, will be Interim Superintendent until a permanent superintendent is hired. Learn more about Bob here.

    Please click below for this week’s health and safety update.

  • Portland School Board Announces Interim Superintendent Finalist

    Today the Portland Public Schools Board of Education announced that it will vote tonight on the final candidate, Bob McKean, to serve as the Interim Superintendent of PPS for the 2016-17 school year while the board conducts a nationwide search for a permanent Superintendent to be in place before the following school year.
  • School Bus Schedules

    Portland Public Schools provides yellow bus service to students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, depending on the distance from school and other safety considerations. (High school students receive a TriMet bus pass from their school.) Because bus schedules are prone to changes, PPS is no longer mailing printed copies to students’ homes.
    View bus schedules
  • Project Community Care

     Volunteers help clean up Cesar Chavez School.
    Mark your calendars! Project Community Care, our  city-wide school volunteer event, will be 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 27th
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