• Family Newsletter October 30th

    October 30, 2020 - Kelly Family Newsletter

    Together, we will - Together, we grow and thrive - Вместе мы растём и развиваемся.


    • Proposed 2020 School Bond - please see flyer for information regarding the 2020 school bond that is on the ballot this year. 

    • Non-Student Days: Friday, November 6, 2020 and Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    • Chess for Success: please take a look at this flyer if you are interested in signing your student up for an online chess program through our community partner, Chess for Success. 

    • Growing Gardens - pick up your Garden Explorer Kit on November 4. See flyer for details

    • Need a video tutorial to support your child in comprehensive distance learning? Go to https://www.pps.net/familyresources and scroll down to see language specific videos on Clever, Seesaw and more. 

    • Parent-Teacher Conferences - teachers are reaching out to schedule these virtual conferences. Most conferences will be held November 23 and 24.

    • Live Phone Support in Multiple Languages for technical support

      • Somali 503-916-3586

      • Chinese 503-916-3585

      • Vietnamese 503-916-3584

      • Russian 503-916-3583

      • English 503-916-3375

    • Grab and Go meal distribution will be here at Kelly Elementary from 3-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Meal distribution will be a drive-thru or walk-up service and families can access this through the staff parking lot. Meals are provided FREE for all children, ages 1-18.

    • COVID Testing -  In partnership with Multnomah County Health Department, Latino Network is hosting a COVID testing every Saturday from now until June 2021. People must have symptoms or been in close contact with a diagnosed COVID patient. The phone number for scheduling is 503-988-9093 and is run by Multnomah County.

    Let’s Get Reading Program 

    • We are super excited to offer a book bag program to our students! Please watch this video to learn more about our ‘Let’s Get Reading’ program. You can also view this slideshow for more information:

    • Let’s Get Reading will occur on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Students with a last name A-M, will come this week, 11/2 and 11/4. Please come through the parking lot to pick up your book bag. 

    Counselor Office Hours for Families

    • Need to meet with one of our amazing counselors? Visit their ‘Office Hours’

    Counselor Kuzmickas (K-2nd grade)

    Counselor Kangas (3rd-5th grade)

    Family Office Hours

    Monday-Wednesday and Friday

    2:30-3:30 p.m.

    Google Meet: dainak-2

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

    2:30-3:30 p.m.

    Google Meet: molly3-5

    Lunch Bunches


    11:15 - 11:35 

    kellylunch102 for Ms. Brooks

    11:40 - 12:00 

    kellylunch114  for Ms. Volsky


    11:35 - 11:55 

    kellylunch105 for Ms. Gothard

    11:55 - 12:15 

    kellylunch110  for Ms. Kunda


    11:10 - 11:30 

    kellylunch109  for Ms. Sosa

    11:40 - 12:00 

    kellylunch103  for  Ms. Duffy


    11:30 - 11:50 

    kellylunch107   for Ms. Sheckels

    12:00 - 12:20 

    kellylunch106   for Ms. Fernandez

    Google Meeting Nickname: kellykangas105

    Mondays (3rd Grade): 11:30-12 

    Wednesdays (4th Grade): 11:15-11:45

    Fridays (5th Grade): 11:15-11:45

    Instructional Materials and Devices

    Your student’s teacher will communicate if you need to pick up instructional materials from Kelly. These pick-ups will occur every Wednesday, 9am-12pm and 1-4pm at the front entrance. Teachers may also ask students to turn in assignments, which would occur on Wednesdays during these times as well.

    • If your student still needs a backpack with beginning of the year supplies, please come to the Wednesday 9-12 or 1-4 distribution to get your student’s backpack.

    • If you need a device or a hotspot, please call the Kelly Office at 503-916-6350 and speak with Damien. 

    PPS Enrollment and Program Balancing

    For more information regarding enrollment and program balancing, please visit their website. Initial work is focused on schools in Southeast Portland in advance of the reopening of  Kellogg Middle School.  The Southeast Guiding Coalition has held six meetings focused on creating a common  understanding of the Coalition’s charge and the process for developing proposals and a final  recommendation. The process is starting with a focus on grades 6-8 now, and will expand to grades PK-12 next spring. Phase 1 concludes with a recommendation in mid-December. Phase 2, scheduled to begin in  spring 2021, will focus on PK-5 grades.

    The District is planning an online open house on November 5 to share information about the coalition proposal(s) and gather your input. The open house will include background on the process,  visuals to help illustrate the proposal(s), and opportunities to provide feedback. 

    SUN/P3 Outreach

    Thanksgiving Food Box: Sunshine Division has officially opened registration for their annual Thanksgiving holiday food box for local families and individuals in need. Sign up here: https://sunshinedivision.org/get-help/

    Need help with rent and mortgage? 

    • Community Alliance of Tenants webpage
    • 211 also has information
    • Renters’ Rights Hotline, (503)288-0130, M/W/F/Sat, 1pm-5pm & Tues. 6pm-8pm
    • For homeowners, the Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OSHI) has a COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance Program OHSI's website
    Stay in Touch
    • Kelly Elementary School - please ‘like’ our page!

    • Kelly SUN School

    • Kelly Elementary PTA

    • Instagram Account

    • Growing Gardens: @growinggardenspdx 

    Helpful Links

    Fall 2020: Visit this site for information about how to access the various digital platforms and resources

    Digital Learning: Visit this site for information and videos related to some of our digital tools and platforms (Seesaw, Google Meet, Remind)

    COVID-19 Family Resources: check out this page for resources regarding childcare, health care, mental health and food/nutrition. 

    Community Partners

    Cristina Helvie

    SUN Site Manager

    cristina@latnet.org or (503)780-9813.  

    Working hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday -Thursday

    Kelly SUN School Facebook Link

    Latino Network

    Emma Mauermman

    P3 Coordinator

    emma@latnet.org or 503-847-6742.  

    Working hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday -Thursday