April 24-28

Week at a Glance

  • Apr. 24 – 8th Grade Promotion Party planning meeting; 6:30 PM in Kelly library
  • Apr. 26 – Family Math Night; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Apr. 27 – Track Meet vs. Roosevelt @ NEHS; 4:30 PM
  • Apr. 28 – Early Release (Advisory, 4, 5, & 6)

Coming Soon

  • May 1 – Kelly Co-Pilots meeting (Kelly parent group)
  • May 4 – Track Meet Madison @ NEHS; 4:30 PM
  • May 8 – SBAC Testing starts
  • May 9 – Site Council; 3:40 PM
  • May 12 – No School; Mid-Trimester Progress Reports/Kelly PD
  • May 18 – Sub-District Track @ NEHS; 12:00 PM
  • May 24 – District Track Meet @ Hayward Field; 10:00 AM
  • May 29 – No School; Memorial 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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Kelly Math Night
Wednesday, April 26th, from 6-8 PM, you are invited to come and enjoy an interactive Math family night with fun for all ages! Learn and play some fun math games that will help build skills for students and families! Dinner will be provided and prizes will be raffled off at the end of the night. Hope to see you there!

Achieving high marks takes a great deal of hard work, dedication, and a commitment to learning. Parental support and encouragement are also key elements in student success. Congratulations to the students for earning a distinguished place on Kelly Middle School’s Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance. Click here to see who’s made the grade this trimester.

Yearbook for Sale
If you haven’t purchased your yearbook yet time is running out! Kelly’s yearbook is a full-color, hardback book full of memories of all the fun activities we have had this school year. If you don’t remember if you have purchase one you can check with the front office, the cost is $25.

Food Drive Tremendous Success!
Our annual Food Drive for Food for Lane County finished right before spring break and was a tremendous success! We collected 1375 pounds of food and that was the most collected by any school this year! The food drive was organized and facilitated by our 8th-grade WEB leaders, who collected the food from each Advisory classroom and then sorted and counted the food in preparation for pick up by Food for Lane County.

In an effort to encourage students and families to contribute, the Kelly students participated in friendly competitions. Each day, the Advisory that brought in donated food received points for the types of food collected. The three first Advisory classes who accumulated the most points received their choice of donuts or ice cream. The winning Advisory classes were Ms. Young with 3760 points, Mr. Malcolm with 3615 points, and Mrs. Wodke with 2737 points.

Thank you so very much to all the students and families who generously donated food to serve our local community.

School Safety Training for Students
Students’ safety is of the utmost importance. In Eugene School District 4J we have updated school safety protocols with best practices to keep everyone as safe as possible in an emergency. These updated safety strategies, known as ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), are recommended by law enforcement. ALiCE strategies expand on our traditional safety practices and empower staff and students with more options during a life-threatening emergency, the kind we all hope never happens.

We will begin to share these strategies with students this spring, during the months of May and June. The student safety training will be age-appropriate and sensitive to students’ special needs.

At elementary schools, students will have age-appropriate class discussions, practice evacuating, and talk about barricading. At middle and high schools, class discussions will include more specifics about potential dangers and options, and students will practice evacuating, sheltering or barricading in response to a threat. Student training will not include the active-shooter simulations that staff have participated in.

Here at Kelly class discussions and student drills will occur on June 15.

The district is offering two parent information nights this month, before student safety training begins, to give families an opportunity to review ALiCE materials and ask questions of district staff and local law enforcement. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Childcare is not available.

Parent Information Nights: Student Safety Training

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene
Wednesday, April 26, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Office Reminders

Picking Your Student Up Early?
If it’s a pre-planned appointment just send a note with your student. They show the note to their teacher to be excused from class and then they drop the note by the office to check out. They can then be in the office waiting for you! If you forget to send a note or have something unexpected come up please call the office with as much advanced notice as possible so we have time to locate your student and get them up to the office. This helps eliminate unnecessary class interruptions.

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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