Family Newsletter September 9th9/9/2022
September 9, 2022 - Kelly Family Newsletter
Together, we will - Together, we grow and thrive - Вместе мы растём и развиваемся.
We continue to have amazing days with our Kelly Cougars. Families, please respect and follow our procedure for saying “goodbye” to your students at the entrance gate. Families should not walk students to the doors or inside of the school. Thank you for helping with this safety concern.
School attendance is very important. Did you know:
Students who miss 10% of the school year (or 17 days throughout the year) are considered chronically absent
This number includes excused AND unexcused absences
Missing 10% or more of the school year can make it harder to learn to read
Attendance is one of the three school success indicators reflected in our school’s report card issued yearly by the state
When students reduce absences, they can make great academic gains
Tuesday, September 13: Site Council Information Goes Home
September 15-October 15:Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month
Friday, September 16: SUN Registration Forms Go Home
Tuesday, September 20: Site Council Nominations DUE
Thursday, September 22: Back to School Night and Dinner, 5-7:15pm
Friday, September 23: Teacher Planning Day, No School
Friday, September 23: Last Day for SUN Fall Session Registration
Monday, October 2: Fall SUN Session Begins
Students should wait outside of the East gate, outside of the gate by the Head Start building or at the end of the walking path from SE 87th to the school (closest to the futsal court). Our first bell is at 8:35 and that’s when students will be allowed on campus to enter the building. FAmilies, please say “goodbye” to your child at the gate. Families are not allowed inside the school during arrival.
Dismissal is at 3pm. Kindergarten through 2nd grade students are dismissed under the covered area. Third through fifth grade students dismiss out of the parking lot doors. The older students often meet up with families and siblings at a designated location. After 3:07pm, any remaining student is brought to the front of the school outside of the main entrance. The office closes at 3:30pm so all students MUST be picked up no later than 3:30. If you have an emergency and are going to be late, please call our office to notify them.
Please see this link for additional traffic safety reminders. Student safety is our #1 priority. Students should not cross the street except at designated crosswalks.
Remind - we use this app to communicate school-wide, classroom and individual messages to families. Please visit this webpage for more information on how to sign up.
Follow our school Facebook page as well at https://www.facebook.com/PPS.KellyElementarySchool
SUN Afterschool Program
SUN registration forms will go home Friday, September 16 and registration will be open September 17-23. The Fall SUN Session begins October 3 and ends November 17. Contact Ms. Cristina (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Karley (email@example.com) for more information.
Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm. Please do not line up until 12pm. There is also a food pantry at Lane Middle School on Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm.
Champions Before and After School Care
We have before and after school childcare available at our school through Champions! Please check out their website for more information and the application.