March 6-10

 Week at a Glance 

  • Mar. 6 – Kelly Co-Pilots Meeting; 7:00 PM
  • Mar. 9 – 7th & 8th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert; 7:00 PM @ North Eugene High School
  • Mar. 10 – Benito Juarez Celebration; 5:30 PM

Coming Soon

  • Mar. 14 – Site Council; 3:40 PM
  • Mar. 17 – Movie Night for FFLC; 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Mar. 20 – Track starts
  • Mar. 27-31 – Spring Break
  • Apr. 3 – No School; 2nd Trimester Grading Day

You can always check the Kelly calendar on our website for days off and early release days. The Kelly calendar has been revised to reflect the changes made by the school board for make-up weather days.
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Benito Juarez Celebration
On Friday, March 10, Kelly Middle School is hosting its “11th Benito Juárez Celebration”. Our theme this year is “It’s Better Together”. This is an evening of art, music, dance, student presentations/performances, and a superb dinner with traditional homemade Mexican and Japanese food. Tickets will be sold at the door for $1.00 each starting at 5:30 PM.

The program begins at the same time with music by “Camino Marimba” from River Road Elementary on the Fly Deck. From 6:00 to 7:00 PM attendees can buy and enjoy Mexican and Japanese homemade food in the cafeteria. During this time there will be some student presentations and artwork display in the hallways by our ArtCore Teacher, Jess Land. A cultural donation of Mexican traditional toys made by the government of Guanajuato, Mexico to Kelly Middle School will also be on display. At 7:00 PM the program continues in the small gym with dance performances by Spanish and Japanese Immersion students. Our 6th grade Kelly Choir will have their very first performance. For the closing number, we will have Grupo Ameyaltonal from Salem, Oregon, demonstrating traditional Aztec dancing with audience participation.

Annual Food Drive
February 27 to March 17
Last year, students were astounded to find out that Food for Lane County moves over 6 million pounds of food each year and that about 1 in 3 children benefit from their services each year. Advisory classes compete to earn the most points, food items are assigned point values depending on the nutritional value. Students will be bringing home more information soon. Over the past two years, Kelly students have helped bring in more than 6,000 pounds of food. This generates meals for more than 650 families! It is inspiring to watch our student’s band together and take a leadership role in helping feed our community.

Track Starting Soon
Track season will begin March 20. If you think your child might be interested in participating, please schedule a physical now.  In order to be on the team, students must have a physical that is no more than 2 years (dated no earlier than May 25, 2015). You can call the office if you need to check and see if we have a current physical on file for your student. Students can pick up the track packets in the office or you can download the forms from our website.

Please get your packets in as soon as possible as this helps us to know how many students we will have on the team. We are allocated coaches based on the number of students on the team, so the sooner you get your track packets in, the sooner we are able to secure coaching!

Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!
Who always makes a difference in your child’s school day?  An inspiring teacher?  An encouraging school secretary?  A dedicated volunteer?  A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? Now is the time to recognize their contributions through the annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!

To nominate a 4J employee or volunteer who demonstrates excellence in education, go to Every nominee will be honored at an awards ceremony in April, and one person in each category will win a $1,000 cash prize toward a project or program in their school. Nominations must be submitted by March 24.

The ACE Awards are a collaborative effort of the Eugene and Springfield chambers of commerce and the Eugene, Bethel and Springfield school districts.  The program is presented by Oregon Community Credit Union and supported by others from the local business community.

Community Events

What Kids Bring to School
How educator can address poverty, domestic violence, and other challenges affecting their students.  A panel discussion about how schools, teachers, and parents can effectively address the challenges in family and community life that kids bring with them to school.  The event is Tuesday, March 14, 4:00-6:00 PM at 175 Knight Law Center.

Free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
Childcare available; call 541-346-3700 or email by March 10 to request.
Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center and cosponsored by Stand for Children.

Office Reminders

ParentVue is available for you to be able to monitor your student’s grades. Activation code information was sent home with your student at the beginning of October. If you did receive your activation code, please contact the front office. ParentVue is now available for Android or iPhone users just go to the app store and download for free.

Contacting Teachers
Do you have questions about how your student is doing? You can reach teachers through an email or a phone call. Simply go to the Staff Directory page on the Kelly website. There you will find staff email addresses and phone numbers.

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