May 8-12

Week at a Glance

  • May 8 – SBAC Testing starts
  • May 9 – Site Council; 3:40 PM
  • May 12 – No School; Mid-Trimester Progress Reports/Kelly PD

Coming Soon

  • 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
  • May 31 – 5th Grade Parent Orientation; 5:30 PM
  • May 31 – Kelly Family literacy Night
  • Jun. 1 – Kelly & North Band Concert @ NEHS; 7:00 PM
  • Jun. 2 – Track Awards; 5:00 PM
  • Jun. 2 – Track Dance; 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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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Gear Up for the May Walk+Roll to School Challenge!
On Tuesday, May 23rd, our school is participating in the Walk+Roll to School Challenge to encourage students to use active transportation like walking, biking, scooting, or skating to improve their health, gain independence and to help our precious environment! We have great raffle prizes to encourage our students to get active!

To make it easy and fun, we’ll aim to set up walking and biking groups leaving from several places that you and your child(ren) can join. If you live a long way from school, you could “Park and Stride” by parking a short walk away from school so your child can walk the rest of the way. In a couple of weeks, we’ll send maps with the meet-up spots for walking and biking groups and for those who Park & Stride. All students who ride the bus will be able to enter the raffle for prizes.

Can you help with this year’s Walk+Roll to School Challenge by being an adult chaperone for a walking or biking group? We can match you with an existing group or start a new one! For more information or to let us know you can help, please contact:

* Sarah Mazze, 4J Safe Routes to School Coordinator at mazze_s@4j.lane.edu or 541-516-0887

Congratulations!
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.

Hello families, advocates, and allies of gender diverse and transgender children:
Juli Heffernan at UO and Tina Schmich have started a support group for parents of gender diverse students.  They met for the first time in September and will meet again the third Thursday of each month at the location below.

Families of Gender-Expansive Youth Support and Advocacy Group
Third Thursdays   | 5:30-6:30 pm
1685 West 13th Ave | Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene

The facebook event posting for this month’s meeting can be found and shared here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1317758461597676/
For questions, please contact Julie at jheffern@uoregon.edu or Brianna Stiller at stiller@4j.lane.edu.

Pepper Spray
Pepper spray falls under the weapon definition of our policy. Students should not bring pepper spray to school.

“Weapons” are defined in board policy JFCJ, http://policy.osba.org/eugene/J/JFCJ%20D1.PDF, which includes:

“1. A “dangerous weapon” means any weapon, device, instrument, material or substance, which under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury”. “Weapons may also include, but are not limited to, knives, metal knuckles, straight razors, noxious or irritating gasses, poisons, unlawful drugs or other items fashioned with the intent to use, sell, harm, threaten or harass students, staff members, parents, and patrons.”

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 at school this year. If you don’t remember if you have purchase one you can check with the front office, the cost is $25.

Summer Camps
Click here for Direction Service 2017 Summer Directory. Each year Direction Service publishes this resource of recreation, respite, support, and service opportunities that children with disabilities can access during the summer months.

Click here for information to Oregon Women’s Basketball Camp.

Click here for a brochure on SAIL.  SAIL is a free, unique, college preparation program for local underrepresented 8th – 12th-grade students.

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
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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