• Family Bulletin for 12/08

    Family Bulletin for the Week of December 9th

    Socks and Snacks Drive

    December 2nd-20th 

    Socks and Snacks Drive:

    Our 4th and 5th Grade Kelly Leadership Team is collecting new/unused socks, gloves, warm hats, and packaged food items to donate to Homeless Family Solutions.  If you'd like to donate, there will be marked boxes by the Kelly Main Office.


    Thank-You Challenge:

    To help recognize Gratitude and Generosity Month, the 4th and 5th grade leadership team is challenging all students to say thank-you to adults who help them.  Our main focus will be the breakfast and lunch lines as our cafeteria staff works hard to make sure all students are fed. Let's all join together to make sure we show them appreciation with a thank you!


    Spirit Day this Week--PAJAMA DAY! This Friday, December 13th 

    Instead of wearing your Kelly Cougar t-shirts this Friday, come to school in your pajamas or most comfortable clothes.


    December Immunization News:

    If your child is still incomplete in their immunizations, please make arrangements to obtain vaccinations and provide a record to the school.  Exclusion day for state required vaccinations is Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Beginning on this date, students who are not current will not be able to attend school until immunizations/records are updated.

     Multnomah County Health Dept. will not be offering any pre-exclusion clinics prior to the exclusion day, February 19th. Remember, our School Based Health Centers offer free immunizations. Please call to schedule.

    ~Madison High School at Marshall, 3905 SE 91st Ave., 503 988 3382

    ~Franklin High School, 5405 SE Woodward St., 503 988 3370


    The Annual Kelly Talent Show is Coming; December 19th


    Come and listen to our kids perform on our brand new sound system! We met our 2018-2019 Fun Run fund-raising goal and will have a new system installed just in time for the 2019 Talent Show! 


    When: The evening of Thursday, December 19th

    What’s my talent? Students can sing, dance, play a musical instrument, perform a skit, do a magic or comedy routine, present art, Taekwon-do, or anything fun and entertaining that you want to share with our audience!

    Who: You may perform by yourself or with friends!

    Auditions: What do I need to know?

    • Auditions will be held mid-November

    • You must be prepared with your choice of music and/or your routine

    • Each act must be no longer than 2 minutes!


    Ask Ms. Troeschel during Drama class or email at mtroeschel@pps.net


    Check out this exciting news from Ms. Troeschel- She’s going to be on The Great American Baking Show!



    BPI (Black Parent Initiative) - Parent Affinity Group

    Wednesday, December 11th

    Meeting 2nd Wednesday of the Month at Kelly Annex in room 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm; Dates are: January 8th, February 12th, March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th.


    Champions Child Care is Coming to Kelly! Before and After School Care Will be On Site! 

    Champions Before-and-After School Programs are coming to Kelly Elementary, starting January 6th! Join our community of students building enriching before and after school experiences! Learn more about Champions programs at DiscoverChampions.com. Enrollment for Winter Break Camps and Before-and-After School Programs are currently open online. For any questions about Champions, please contact Noah Steward, the Champions Site Director for Kelly, at CH001640@discoverchampions.com or 503-490-7514. You can also contact Champions Family Support at ChampionsHelp@KC-Education.com or 1-800-246-2154. We are thrilled to be joining the Kelly Community and look forward to meeting you and your families!


    Do you need Child Care during Winter Break?

    Champions offers full-day programming for your school-age kids. Registration for Winter Break is open and spaces are filling fast! For assistance contact your home Site Director or Family Support at 1-800-246-2154

    December 23, 30 and 31*, January 2 and 3 Hours: 6:30am-6pm, *Dec 31 - 6:30am-5pm

    One Full Day: $37 Sign up online or at your home site

    ENROLL TODAY! Winter break at Champions is open to all families—even those who aren’t enrolled in Champions for the school DATES year. Invite your friends to join the fun!

    Creston Elementary (503) 926-1054 

    Woodstock Elementary (503) 915-7199 

    Astor Elementary (503) 915-3063


    PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey, 2019-20

    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey or go to pps.net, departments, child care. Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.

    PPS La Encuesta de Cuidado Antes y Después de Clases 2019-20

    Por favor tómese un momento para llenar esta encuesta confidencial PPS La Encuesta de Cuidado Antes y Después de Clases 2019-20 o “pps.net – Departamentos – Guarderías”. Sus aportes son importantes. Los resultados de la encuesta se utilizarán como parte de una evaluación anual de programas. Sírvase completar la encuesta antes de 13 de diciembre de 2019.



    Saturday, December 14th, 10:00am - 2:00pm, 

    at NE Food Pantry located at 4800 NE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

    You want to give to our community?  There is no better event then the Portland Food Project (PFP).  Every two months on the second Saturday of the month community members bring in thousands of pounds of food that gets distributed to over 16 pantries in the Portland area. KELLY FOOD PANTRY IS ONE OF THEM.  Join us and help not just our Kelly families but also the community, as our pantry is opened to everyone.


    Contact SUN Site Manager Cristina Helvie at  cristina@latnet.org ; call (503)780-9813, between 10:00am - 6:00pm; or visit SUN office at Kelly Head Start Annex, room 28. 


    Bling Your Thing!

    Free reflective stickers available at upcoming events

    Darker days bring a greater risk of crashes. To help make us all more visible, Portland Bureau of Transportation will be providing retro-reflective stickers that you can apply to outerwear, strollers, backpacks, bikes, helmets, canes, or walkers at the following community events:

    • December 8, 2019, 3:00 AM – 5:00 AM

    North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

    • December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
      North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

    • December 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      Meals on Wheels/IRCO Food Box distribution at East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

    • December 12, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Charles Jordan Community Center, 900 N Foss Ave, Portland, OR 97203

    • December 16, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Charles Jordan Community Center, 900 N Foss Ave, Portland, OR 97203

    • December 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      Meals on Wheels/IRCO Free Food Market at East Portland Community Center,  740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

    • December 18, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
      The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233
      This activity is open to all community members and is planned in advance of a 4:00 PM scheduled Refugee and Immigrant Hospitality Outreach (RIHO) meeting.


    Time: Mondays from 9:00am - 11:00am

    Location: SUN Office/Parent Resource Room (Head Start, room #28)

    You want to learn how to use a sewing machine? What about how to build and cut your own pattern? You have a sewing project in mind?  Come join us and meet other parents with the same interests.

    SUN Resources

    SUN Office 

    Located at Kelly Center Head Start building in room #28.  If you have questions about the SUN programing, are in need of support with housing, rental, electricity, water or you need more information about resources available in the community, the SUN Office is the place to go.  You can contact SUN Site Manager Cristina Helvie at cristina@latnet.org or (503)780-9813.


    P-3 Coordinator Office 

    Located at Kelly Center Head Start Building in room #29. Here you can connect with Emma Mauermann about early learning opportunities/information, kindergarten transition supports, adult classes, community resources and more. The space is often available as a meeting space when needed and there is a laptop with a wifi for community use. To connect with the P-3 Coordinator, please call/text her at 503-847-6742 or send an email to emma@latnet.org


    Parent Resource Room 

    Located at Kelly Center Head Start building in room #28 has access to internet, free meeting space with a child-friendly area, opportunities to connect with other parents and SUN staff, receive valuable information about the school, available resources, SUN programming and more.


    Food Pantry 

    Located at Kelly Center Head Start building in room 15 is open on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 3:30pm-5:00pm unless otherwise noted. If you are in need of food we are here to support you. The pantry is open to the entire community and no pre-registration or proof of income is required. If you are interested in volunteering in our pantry, please contact Daniel Romero, Food Pantry Assistant, at daniel@latnet.org or Cristina Helvie, SUN Site Manager, at cristina@latnet.org or (503) 780-9813.