• Family Newsletter September 16th

    September 16, 2022 - Kelly Family Newsletter

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


    Dear Families,

    From September 15 through October 15, we are celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. This is an opportunity to honor, recognize and celebrate all of the many Latinx cultures that are right here at Kelly Elementary! 

    Back to School Night is Thursday, September 22. We will start with dinner at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Families will then be able to visit their child’s classroom. We are offering 3 rotations of the same presentation so folks can visit with multiple teachers, hear the presentation from administration and visit some of the vendor tables that will be set up. We will end promptly at 7:15 p.m. We will also hold voting for our Site Council family members Thursday night. I am so excited that we already have 6 families nominated! If you are interested in being a part of Kelly ELementary’s Site Council, please complete this nomination form.

    Important Dates

    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

    Thursday, September 29: PTA Meeting, 3:30pm, Kelly Elementary Library

    Monday, October 3: Fall SUN Session Begins

    Wednesday, October 5: Fall Picture Day


    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. 


    Family Communication


    The PTA Clothing Center needs our help! The clothing center has been providing PPS students with gently used clothing for over 20 years. They collect, wash, and organize a space for students in need to come "shop" for free clothing twice a year. It's run entirely by volunteers and can only open its doors if every PPS school sends helpers. The Kelly PTA is looking for 5-6 volunteers to help children receive clothing and to assist in sorting donations on Monday, Sept. 26th from 9:30am -1:30pm. The PTA Clothing Center is located at the Marshall (Benson HS) Campus; 3905 SE 91st Ave. We will also have a second volunteer date at the clothing center on April 20th. Please contact Tammy Warber at clintonkellypta@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering for either date. Thank you!

    SUN Afterschool Program

    SUN registration forms went  home TODAY! Registration will be open September 17-23. The Fall SUN Session begins October 3 and ends November 17. Contact Ms. Cristina (cristina@latnet.org) or Ms. Karley (karley@latnet.org) for more information. 

    Food Pantry 

    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.