April 23 – 27

Kelly Week at a Glance 

  • Apr. 24 – National Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • Apr. 26 – Track Meet vs. Madison @ NEHS
  • Apr. 27 – Early Release; 12:45 PM (Advisory, 4, 5 & 6)
  • May 3 – Sub-District Track Meet @ NEHS
  • May 4 – No School; Mid-Trimester Progress Reports/Staff Development
  • May 7 – Kelly Co-Pilots Meeting (Parent Group); 7:00 PM
  • May 8 – Site Council; 3:40 PM
  • May 10 – District Track Meet @ Hayward Field

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

Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!
Who is your champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A custodian who helped in a time of need?

Now is the time to recognize their contributions at the 12th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!

To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit http://bit.ly/4Jawards2018. The nomination deadline is May 1.

Come see your nominee be honored at an awards ceremony on May 23, 5:30–7 p.m., at Churchill High School. One nominee in each of the five categories will be named an ACE Award champion and receive a $500 award for a project or program at their school.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at 541-790-7734 or johnson_hi@4j.lane.edu.

Summer Bridge at NEHS
Calling All 8th Graders
Please consider attending the Summer Bridge program, held August 6-10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day, at North Eugene High School.

Summer Bridge provides opportunities to meet other incoming freshmen and school staff, gets acquainted with the high school campus, enjoy free breakfast foods and lunch daily, and learn how to make good decisions that will positively impact your time at high school and beyond.

Summer Bridge is held in cooperation with The Decision Education Foundation. Registration/Applications are available in the Kelly office, and due back in the office by May 25, 2018.

Project Juntos
We are inviting you to take part in a research study sponsored by the University of Oregon’s Center for Equity Promotion. The project is designed to help us learn about middle schools and how to support the success of all middle school students. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey. For this portion of the study, we are asking all students, parents, and school staff to answer questions about what this school is like and your experiences at this school. We thank you for your honest and thoughtful answers.

This survey is voluntary, so you can choose to take the survey or not. There is no consequence for not taking the survey. You can expect to take about 15 minutes to fill out the survey. We will ask you to take this survey two more times, about four months from now and then again about one year from now. You can also choose not to answer certain question/s.

This survey is also anonymous. Nobody will know that you are the one who filled out this survey because we do not ask for your name. All your answers are completely private. We will not share your answers with anybody; however the schools will receive the data from the group answers as a whole, not as individuals.

The survey can be accessed online at http://ceqp.uoregon.edu/ , find the Kelly Middle School photo and choose parent. Kelly will receive a $1 for each completed parent survey so it will benefit the school if you take the survey. The survey will be available until April 30.

Community Events

African American Rites of Passage Summer Academy – Click here for info 

Oregon Children’s Choir Summer Camps – Click here for info

Whole Earth Nature School offers your kids a chance to get outside this summer and have an epic adventure while learning real outdoor skills. Our expert staff and excellent one to six staff/student ratio ensure that our instructors are engaged with getting to know every camper personally. Campers will grow in their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Each camp has a unique theme and no two camps are ever exactly alike. Scholarships are available. Spaces will fill quickly.

View the camp schedule and register online at NatureCamps.org

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. 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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