Family Newsletter October 21st10/21/2022
October 21, 2022 - Kelly Family Newsletter
Together, we will - Together, we grow and thrive - Вместе мы растём и развиваемся.
Thank you for understanding our decision this week to move recess activities indoor to keep students healthy and safe due to the wildfire smoke. Everyone was so excited to get back outside today, even if it meant being a little wet. With that being said, we are entering Portland’s rainy season and we only hold indoor recess if the rain is a downpour. Often the rain bands are in the green if you look at radar and during those times, we continue to play outside. Please make sure to send appropriate outdoor clothing for students to wear that will protect them from the rain and colder temperatures. We also have quite a number of jackets in our lost and found. Please stop by our office to check out the lost and found or ask your student to check on Monday.
Monday, October 24: Picture Day
Wednesday, October 26: Site Council Meeting, 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 30: PTA Clean Up Day, 10-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 1: Native American Heritage Month
Friday, November 4: Teacher Planning Day: No School for Students
Sunday, November 6: Daylight Savings Time (Fall Back 1 hour)
Friday, November 11: Veterans’ Day: No School for Students
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
Check out our flyer for information about how to order a Kelly t-shirt, long-sleeved t-shirt and sweatshirt! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/Kelly-shirt-sales
Please join us for our PTA Clean Up Day on Sunday, October 30, 10-11:30 a.m. Meet at the front entrance of the school.
SUN Afterschool Program
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.