Family Newsletter November 1311/13/2020
November 13, 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
There is no material distribution this Wednesday, November 18. Material distribution will resume, Wednesday, December 2.
Spring 2019-20 Immunization and Exemption Report
Food Pantry is open at Kelly - every Monday, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Thanks to our generous friends at Lyft, The Fund for Portland Public Schools is making available $20-25 in Lyft ride credits to PPS families. In keeping with the guidance set out by the Oregon Governor, we kindly ask that these rides credits are used only to address critical and essential needs. Lyft Code Request Form.
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
Once a month on Thursdays, look here for updates (page currently under construction): Live storytime in Russian on Zoom:
Russian reading Support, first Sunday of the month, beginners: Reading club for beginners (5-7 years old who know the alphabet are and ready to start reading) First level
Russian reading Support, first Sunday of the month, advanced: Reading club advanced(6 years old and older and can read) Second level
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’
Instructional Materials and Devices and Support
Material distribution will resume Wednesday, December 2, 9am-12pm and 1-4pm.
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
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.
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/
Learn about free Oregon Health Care coverage here
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.
- Renters’ Rights Hotline, (503)288-0130, M/W/F/Sat, 1pm-5pm & Tues. 6pm-8pm
- Don’t forget 211 also has information on rental assistance throughout Oregon.
- Community Alliance of Tenants webpage.
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
Growing Gardens: @growinggardenspdx
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.
SUN Site Manager
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Working hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday -Thursday
firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-847-6742.
Working hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday -Thursday