• Family Bulletin for 03/09

    Family Bulletin for the Week of March 9th


    PPS Coronavirus Update: March 6


    Guest Teacher Impact

    We are so grateful to have so many guest teachers who return to Kelly each day to help support our students and teachers. We also know that having a guest teacher can be difficult especially when our kids are still learning to be flexible thinkers. Here are some ways that you can help your child become a flexible thinker by playing some games at home.  


    Annual Kelly Fun Run T-shirt Contest! Due March 16th!

    We're looking for this year's Fun Run t-shirt design from one of our talented Kelly students!

    Using our Kelly colors (blue and yellow) students can create a unique design featuring our Kelly specials of Drama, PE and Library.  The winner gets their design on this year's t-shirt and a 140 piece art kit!  

    Designs are due to Ms. Troeschel by Monday, March 16th.  See Ms.Troeschel for the entry form and with any questions.


    Can you believe it’s time to plan for Summer already?

    Kelly STEAM Summer School-Kelly is hosting a four week Summer School Monday-Thursday that is free to Kelly students who in our neighborhood grades k-4. We have 45 spots available. Make sure to get those registration forms turned into the main office ASAP. Forms went home in backpacks last week but you can stop by the office for another if you need it. 

    Early Kindergarten Transition-We are still accepting applications for EKT. This is a pre-kindergarten program designed for incoming kindergarten students and families to become ready for school. 

    StarTalk Russian Immersion-We just received word that we have the secured the grant funding for another year of Russian Immersion Summer school for grades k-5. We are still in the planning process but will share more information as soon as it is available. 

    Summer Camps and Other Fun Opportunities- Cristina and Emma have worked to compile a great list of summer opportunities,. Check out their resource page here


    Are you looking for books in Russian?

    On this website you can find and download many different books in Russian language for reading at home. Here is another website that is a Russian lending library. https://www.booklya-lib.com/

    На этом веб-сайте вы можете найти и загрузить различные книги на Русском языке для домашнего прочтения. https://www.litres.ru/

    Champions Child Care is at Kelly! Before and After School Care is Available! 

    Join our community of students building enriching before and after school experiences! Learn more about Champions programs at DiscoverChampions.com. 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. 

    Last week was Classified Staff Appreciation Week. We encourage you to join us in finding ways to show appreciation for our classified staff. Our classified staff is a huge part of our community, and they play a crucial role in the education of our children. Classified staff, we are overwhelmingly grateful for your work and commitment. Thank you for everything you do!

    Become a PTA Community Business Partner! Are you a local business owner? Do you work for a local business? Your PTA is looking for Community Business Partners to join us in supporting our school community. We have 22 classrooms, so our goal for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year is to find at least 22 local businesses to jump on board and support the programs and community here at Kelly Elementary School. If you are interested in more information, please reach out to Megan Henson (PTA Secretary) at clintonkellypta@gmail.com using the subject line: Community Business Partner. Join our other amazing Community Business Partners!

    Thank You to our PTA Community Business Partners! The following local businesses have stepped up and joined with your PTA to help support the work of your Kelly PTA:

    Support the Kelly PTA by Shopping at Fred Meyer! Do you already have a Fred Meyer rewards card? Did you know you can link your account to also earn money for the Kelly Elementary PTA while you shop? Log into your account online using this link: https://www.fredmeyer.com/account/communityrewards. Add “Kelly School PTA” as the organization you would like to support with your loyalty card.




    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.

    BPI (Black Parent Initiative) - Parent Affinity Group

    Date: March 11th

    Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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

    Topics covered: safety and discipline concerns, cultural interactions, nutrition questions, volunteer opportunities, how to get involved at school.  You have ideas for the future of our school, there is no better place to talk about those topics than here.

    Dates left during the calendar school year: April 8th, May 13th, June 10th.

    Chinese/Vietnamese Parent Tea  

    Date: March 13th

    Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

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

    Topics covered: safety and discipline concerns, cultural interactions, nutrition questions, volunteer opportunities, how to get involved at school.  You have ideas for the future of our school, there is no better place to talk about those topics then at our teas.

    Kelly Food Pantry needs volunteers!

    You want to help and give to your community?  Join us and help in the Kelly Food Pantry. Things needing help with: restocking, checking expiration dates, unloading Portland Food Project food and Oregon Food Bank orders.  

    If you are in need of help or you want to help in the Kelly Food Pantry contact Cristina Helvie at cristina@latnet.org 


    Winter Session


    Tuesdays:  9:00-11:00 AM

    Dates:  3/10, 3/17


    Thursdays:  9:00-11:00 AM

    Dates: 3/12, 3/19


    AGES: 0-5 year-olds AND a parent/caregiver


    LOCATION:  Room #29 in Kelly Center HeadStart (9015 SE Rural St.)


    This is a facilitated play group for parents to come play and learn alongside their children and connect with other parents in a supportive environment. At least one adult must participate with each child. Snacks are provided. Feel free to register beforehand, or just show up!

    For more information, please call/text/email Emma Mauermann: 503-847-6742; emma@latnet.org



    Edades: 0-5 años con un padre/guardiano acompañante

    Es un grupo de juego en que los padres puedan jugar y aprender junto con sus hijos y conectarse con otros padres en un ambiente de apoyo. Al menos un adulto debe participar con sus hijos inscritos. Habrá aperitivos!

    Para más información, por favor llame, mande un mensaje de texto o envíe un correo electrónico a Emma Mauermann: 503-847-6742 or emma@latnet.org


    Играй и учись

    Возраст: дети 0-5 лет со взрослыми

    Это время для родителей встретиться с другими родителями, а так же дать возможность своим детям поиграть с другими детьми. Каждого записанного ребенка должен сопровождать один взрослый. Мы предоставляем закуски.

    По вопросам как записаться и дополнительной информацией обращайтесь к Эмме Маурманн: 503-847-6742 or emma@latnet.org


    Vui chơi và vừa học hỏi

    Lứa tuổi: Từ 0 đến 5 phải có người lớn đi cùng

    Đây là một nhóm dành cho các phụ huynh đến chơi với con trẻ và đồng thời là nhịp cầu quen biết với các phụ huynh khác trong một môi trường giao tiếp giúp đỡ nhau. Phải có một người lớn đi chung với con trẻ đang ghi danh học ở trường. Sẽ được cung cấp cho bữa ăn nhẹ. 

    Xin ghi danh bằng cách goi, gửi text hoặc điện thư cho cô Emma Mauermann: điện thoại số 503-847-6742 hoặc điện thư email: emma@latnet.org

    年龄:0 - 5岁的幼兒与陪同家长

    要注册,请致电,发送短信或电邮Emma Mauermann:503-847-6742或电邮:emma@latnet.org