February 5 – 9

Kelly Week at a Glance  

  • Feb. 5 – 8th Grade Promotion Party Planning Meeting; 6:30 PM
  • Feb. 5 – Kelly Co-Pilots – Parent Meeting; 7:00 PM
  • Feb. 12 – Spirit Week – Sports Day
  • Feb. 13 – Site Council; 3:40
  • Feb. 13 – Spirit Week – Twin Day
  • Feb. 14 – Spirit Week – Cancer Awareness Day
  • Feb. 15 – Spirit Week – Kelly Pride Day
  • Feb. 15 – PM Assembly Schedule; Friendship Fest
  • Feb. 16 – Early Release (Advisory, 1, 2 & 3)
  • Feb. 16 – Spirit Week – Hawaiian Day
  • Feb. 19 – No School; President’s Day
  • Feb. 21 – Immunization Exclusion Day

You can always check the Kelly Calendar on our website for upcoming days off and early release days. 

Track Starting Soon
Track season will begin March 5. 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 after March 5, 2016). 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!

Kelly Co-Pilots Meeting
Before the Co-Pilots meeting at 6:30 p.m. we are having the organizational meeting for the 8th-grade Promotion Party.  All parents interested in helping plan the party are invited to attend this meeting.

Exclusion Day
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 is immunization exclusion day this school year. This means that your student’s school immunization record must be up to date with all required immunizations in order to stay in school. Letters were mailed at the start of December if your student is missing immunizations. Please return these letters with the dates of shots that were given. For questions or a duplicate letter, please leave a message for the health assistant at your child’s school.

Do you lack health insurance or financial resources to pay for needed shots?  Here are some options to check in with;
Lane County Public Health 541-682-4041
Churchill Clinic; 541-790-5227
North Eugene Clinic; 541-790- 4445

Vaccinate – It’s Not too Late
Influenza typically continues through April.  It isn’t too late to benefit from Seasonal flu vaccines The vaccine is available at pharmacies, your health care provider and Public Health Clinic, 541-682-4041. We encourage all children to be vaccinated. 

Please Keep Sick Children at Home
When children are sick, they need to stay home.  If your child has any of the following symptoms, please do not send him/her to school:

  • Fever of 100.5 degrees or more. Children should stay home until the fever has been gone for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
  • Vomiting or severe diarrhea. Children should stay home until symptoms have been gone for 24 hours.  If the doctor confirms norovirus please keep your child home for 48 hours.
  • Severe cold. A little sniffle is not a reason to stay home, but a severe cold or influenza is.
  • Severe sore throat, earache, head ache, or persistent cough.

If your child has a communicable disease, he/she should not come to school.  Common childhood communicable diseases include chicken pox, strep infections, influenza and whooping cough (pertussis).  Please call the school and let them know if your child should contract any of these diseases and follow doctor instructions on when the child may return.

SPECIAL NOTE from our District NURSE:  Please call the office if your student has strep or chickenpox.  These contagious diseases can be life threatening for someone whose immune system is compromised.  If your student takes medicine that decreases immune function, please check in annually with Nurse Robin.  Our District Nurse covers 4 buildings and is typically here one day a week.   Robin Wellwood, RN  541-852-6734

BEST+ Program
Kelly Middle School, along with the City of Eugene, offers after-school activities to Kelly students throughout the school year. The after-school program primarily focuses on helping Kelly students succeed in academics by providing homework help. In addition to extra study time, the program also features enrichment classes such as art, cooking, drama, sports and more. Activities are taught by Kelly teachers, City of Eugene instructors, local service agencies, arts agencies, and qualified individuals from the community.

For more information contact Jim Wilcox, Kelly BEST After-School Coordinator. Email at Wilcox_j@4j.lane.edu or call 541-790-4748 or click here.

Community Events

33rd Annual Oregon Asian Celebration
Feb. 17 – 18, 2018
This colorful festival features an array of Asian cultural performances and dances, music, and fine art; demonstrations of Asian crafts, cooking, and martial arts; children and youth activities, a heritage exhibit, an Asian food court, and marketplace, and special activities.

Lane Events Center doors opened at 10:00 a.m. on both days and close at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets at the door are $6 for 1-day or $10 for 2-days. The event is FREE for ages 12 & under and FREE for ages 13 and older, (including college students) when presenting a student ID card & special student admission ticket obtained at any Oregon Community Credit Union branch starting January 1, 2018.

For more information click here.

Success in School
Free mentoring program for K-12 computer and database access and fun enrichment activities open to all. Held every Saturday 10a-12p at the Downtown LCC building, sponsored by the Eugene/Springfield NAACP. To sign up, contact Brittany at coordinator@naacplanecounty.org

Office Reminders

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. 

Free & Reduced Lunch
In these tough economic times, many families are finding their finances tighter than ever. The school meal program may be able to help. The program is confidential, easy and good for both your budget and your child’s school.
Link to more information

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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