Family Newsletter December 18th12/18/2020
December 18, 2020 - Kelly Family Newsletter
Together, we will - Together, we grow and thrive - Вместе мы растём и развиваемся.
Dear Kelly Families,
It is hard to believe that we are almost halfway through the 20-21 school year! During the Fall semester, our students, staff and families have worked hard to make Comprehensive Distance Learning engaging, relevant and manageable. We wish our whole Kelly Community a safe, relaxing break and can’t wait to see you in the New Year!
Non-Student Days: Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1; Students return Monday, January 4, 2021
Material distribution every Wednesday, 9am-12pm and 1-4pm on student days. Remember to wear a face covering and practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet. This occurs when students are in school and not during breaks.
Grades 4-5 Storytime with Ms. Emily: Any 4th and 5th grade student can join Ms. Emily on Fridays, 11:40am-12pm for storytime. Students can join the Google Meet, ‘kellystorytime’
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. Please wear a mask and follow all COVID guidelines and procedures.
Growing Gardens Family Newsletter
ParentVue Verification: please make sure to visit this website to verify your student’s information in ParentVue. This allows you access to attendance, schedule, etc. It also ensures that we have accurate contact information for you.
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.
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. Please wear a mask and follow all COVID guidelines and procedures.
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.
Let’s Get Reading Program and Library Notes
Looking for more books to read? Ms. Emily has created a video on how to use SORA for online book check out.
Multnomah County Library - Resources for students in Russian Dual Language program
Watch any time: Mini storytime video on Youtube(recorded by our Russian speaking library workers):
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
eBooks and audiobooks in Russian
Multnomah County Library contact: Natalia Alexandra
Bilingual Russian Library Assistant
My schedule: Sun-Thur.
503-988-5734 ext 85734
Я говорю по-русски!
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 and Lunch Bunches for Students
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
Google Meet: dainak-2
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Google Meet: molly3-5
11:15 - 11:35
kellybrookslunch for Ms. Brooks
11:40 - 12:00
kellyvolskylunch for Ms. Volsky
11:35 - 11:55
kellygothardlunch for Ms. Gothard
11:55 - 12:15
kellykundalunch for Ms. Kunda
11:10 - 11:30
kellysosalunch for Ms. Sosa
11:40 - 12:00
kellyduffylunch for Ms. Duffy
11:30 - 11:50
kellysheckelslunch for Ms. Sheckels
12:00 - 12:20
kellyfernandezlunch for Ms. Fernandez
Google Meeting Nickname: kellykangas105
Mondays (3rd Grade): 11:30-12
Wednesdays (4th Grade): 11:15-11:45
Thursdays (5th Grade): 11:15-11:45
Instructional Materials and Devices and Support
Every Wednesday, 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 or reach out to Charlie Smith, email@example.com
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.
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.
Need help with rent and mortgage?
Community Alliance of Tenants webpage.
Don’t forget 211 also has information on rental assistance throughout Oregon.
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.
SUN Site Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org or (503)780-9813.
Working hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday -Thursday
Kelly SUN School Facebook Link
email@example.com or 503-847-6742.
Working hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday -Thursday
Extended Day Coordinator
Working Hours: Monday, 12:30pm - 5:00pm (Food Pantry)
Tuesday -Thursday, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Tuesday -Thursday
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.