• Family Newsletter November 6th

    November 6, 2020 - Kelly Family Newsletter

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


    • Non-Student Days: Wednesday, November 11; Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27

    • Spring 2019-20 Immunization and Exemption Report

    • Food Pantry is reopening at Kelly - every Monday beginning November 9, 3-4:30 p.m. The food pantry will be open on Mondays when there is school for students. The pantry will be located in the covered area between Kelly Elementary and Kelly Head Start Center. Please wear a mask and follow all COVID guidelines and procedures. 

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

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

    • Talented and Gifted (TAG) Nomination Protocol

    • SUN Winter Support - please complete these surveys if you are interested in receiving some support during Winter Break. English  Russian  Vietnamese  Spanish Chinese. The survey will be open until December 5. If you have questions, please reach out to Cristina with SUN, (503)780-9813 or cristina@latnet.org 

    • 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. No meal distribution on non-student days. 

    • APANO Food Security Program: Now accepting applications here: https://www.jotform.com/form/203011370423033. The purpose of this program is to support households experiencing food insecurity by providing a gift certificate that can be used at a local BIPOC owned and operated restaurant in the Portland/Metro area. A Google Map of participating restaurants can be found here: bit.ly/APANOFoodSecurityRestaurants

    Supporting your Child in Comprehensive Distance Learning

    We know families are doing their best to support their children and we want to express our appreciation for your hard work.  With your support, we are seeing high levels of engagement in class meetings, small groups and asynchronous work!  Our goal is to provide  your child with engaging class meetings, targeted synchronous instruction and meaningful practice and extension opportunities through Seesaw, Dreambox and Lexia Core 5. 

    Our teachers are working to create responsive instruction to grow your child’s skills based on the work they complete in synchronous instruction, Seesaw, Dreambox, ST Math or Lexia Core 5.   Please keep up the great work supporting your child to attend class, participate fully, and do their own best work on apps or asynchronous activities.    Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions about the schedule, small groups, synchronous versus asynchronous instruction, or any other challenge that is coming up.  Our teachers care deeply about each and every student and want to work with you! 

    Let’s Get Reading Program and Library Notes

    • Multnomah County Library - Resources for students in Russian Dual Language 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.  Check our website for which half of the alphabet comes this week. Please come through the parking lot to pick up your book bag and observe masking and social distancing measures. 

    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 and Support

    • 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. 

    • 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

    • 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. 

    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/

    Do you need a COVID test? 

    • 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.

    Need help with rent or mortgage?

    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