• Family Newsletter September 30th

    September 30, 2022 - Kelly Family Newsletter

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

     

    Dear Families,

    We love having volunteers in our building and classrooms! If you are interested in being a volunteer, please visit www.pps.net to submit a volunteer application. As of right now, PPS still requires the COVID vaccine for all volunteers. If you have submitted your application and are cleared to volunteer, please reach out to your child’s teacher for opportunities to volunteer. 

    Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15

    We would like to recognize Maria Mayoral, one of our amazing ESL Education Assistants. Here, she shares her experience as a  Latina:

    I was born in Mexico and came to the United States 30 years ago. As a Hispanic Latina working in the educational system, I am so proud and happy to have the opportunity to share my Hispanic heritage and culture with the community. A Culture full of history,colors,music and dance. Like many other immigrants in this country I know that education is the key that makes a big difference in our lives and our communities. I am so happy to be working in the education field where I can help the students in their educational journey.

    Safety Patrols are starting Monday, October 3 - please follow all traffic laws to keep all students safe.

    Important Dates

    September 15-October 15:Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

    Monday, October 3: Fall SUN Session Begins

    Friday, October 14: Professional Development Day; No School for Students

    Thursday, October 20: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Hoyt Arboretum

    Monday, October 24: Picture Day

    Arrival

    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

    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

    PTA

    We had our first PTA meeting last night. Please join our Kelly School PTA at this link: oregonpta.org/membership. We will send home information soon for our t-shirt and sweatshirt fundraiser.

    SUN Afterschool Program

    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.