• Family Bulletin for 12/15

    Family Bulletin for the Week of December 15th

    Kelly Talent Show is This Thursday!

    Please join us on Thursday, December 19th from 6-8pm for the Annual Kelly Elementary Talent Show in the Cafeteria.  Come support our Cougars as they dance, sing, perform gymnastics and play musical instruments! We look forward to seeing our Kelly community there!

    For additional information please contact Ms. Troeschel at mtroeschel@pps.net

    K-2 Morning Entry Routine

    Please help support an orderly and safe start to your child’s day at Kelly by following the morning entry procedure.

    • Walk your child to their class line under the covered area

    • Wait for the adults on duty to dismiss your child’s class into the building

    • Remind your student we walk in the hallways 

    • Model and encourage your child to wait patiently in the breakfast line, say thank you to our food service staff and walk to their classrooms


    Flu Season Message from Nurse Heidi

    It is flu season. Protect yourself and others from the flu by following these basic steps:

    • Stay home when you are sick.

    • Cover your mouth and nose: sneeze or cough into an elbow or a tissue. (then wash your hands)

    • Wash your hands often!

    • Get your flu vaccine

    Wishing you fun and good health for the holidays!


    Nurse Heidi


    Socks and SnacksDrive

    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!

    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


    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!

    Art from our Library Classes

    Ms. Emily has been creating art and library fusion lessons. The watercolor oil pastel paintings are made by Sosa's class after reading a series by Jon Klassen and studying his watercolor style.

    The cat dry erase exercises and oil drawings are part of a 4-5 how to books in the library series. we are exploring different ways library books can teach us a new skill. Students practice drawing exercises on dry erase and after several attempts produce a cat drawing in oil pastel during a Friday class. The oils pastels pictured are from Heiney's class.