• Family Bulletin for 03/29

    Family Bulletin for the Week of March 29th

    Dear Kelly Community, 

    We know that we are all missing our time to learn, play, grow and thrive together in our school house. However, as adults we all know that our priority right now is to work together to stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. We also know that our naturally curious children may have many questions. Here some things to keep in mind as you talk with your kids:

    • Stay calm and reassure them that you are doing everything you can to keep them safe. 

    • Be honest. Let them know that we are doing this to slow the spread of the virus, not necessarily because there are cases in our community. 

    • Provide information that is accurate and age appropriate. Have conversations about things other than the Coronavirus. 

    • Teach them everyday actions to stop the spread of germs like handwashing and social distancing. Tell them they play a very important role in preventing the spread of germs. 

    • Keep a consistent schedule with regular mealtimes and bedtimes-consistency helps children feel safe and secure. 

    • Have fun. Do things that make your family feel better in times of stress-play games, watch movies, read together.

    • Our counseling staff are here for you! Please let us know how you and your student are doing and what supports you need through the Kelly Check In form.  

    If you have a Facebook account, please check out our Kelly Elementary Facebook page. Mr. Fisher is posting a read aloud for us each day. Thank you, Mr Fisher!

    On Thursday, March 27th we received an update from the district regarding plans for online learning. English|EspañolTiếng Việt中文РусскийSoomaali

    Here are the key points that are important for Kelly families for next week.

    Week of March 29:

    • Families of 4th and 5th graders who filled out the district survey for a computer should receive information when/where to pick them up this week. If you need a computer and did not complete the survey or have a k-3rd grader who needs a device, there will be another round of computer distribution soon.  

    • Teachers begin working from home setting up their online classrooms and lessons to begin April 6th. In the meantime there are tons of resources in the PPS Student Portal.

    • Students should be able to log into Clever: 

    Clever eLearning

    • Log in trouble? If your student is having trouble logging in, please fill out this form to let us know. 

    • Lessons from teachers will begin the week of April 6. In the meantime there are tons of resources in the PPS Student Portal.

     Feel free to email Ms. Whitney (awhitney@pps.net) or Mrs. Marchyok (tmarchyok@pps.net) if you have any questions.  

    PPS Coronavirus Updates:

    MEALS @ Woodmere

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    The meal distribution that we had for our families during the first week of schools being closed will not be available during spring break. That service will return Monday, March 30.

    For families who need meals during the week: for up-to-date information about where to access food, please visit OregonFoodFinder.org. Hours, availability and other details are updated daily. If you need additional assistance finding food resources near you, please email gethelp@oregonfoodbank.org or call 503-505-7061 (interpretation services available). The Oregon Food Bank's team of navigators is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    CHILD CARE

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    To receive a customized referral to emergency child care programs, contact 211 info by:

    Option 1: Calling 211

    • Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, # for all other languages

    • Enter your 5 digit zip code

    • Press 3 for child care

    • Press 2 to access a child care provider for your family.

    Option 2: Texting the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211).

    Option 3: Emailing children@211info.org.

    211 HOURS: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Essential Workers are prioritized to receive emergency child care. This includes first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals, critical operations staff and essential personnel, and other individuals working outside of the home.

    211info provides the most comprehensive database for child care services. For additional information about PPS collaborations with hospitals for emergency child care services, please contact nhauth@pps.net.

     

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