May 14 – 18

Kelly Week at a Glance – May 14 – 18

  • May 18 – Early Release; 12:45 PM (Advisory, 1, 2 & 3)
  • May 18 – Kelly Orchestra & ESYO; 7:00 PM
  • May 28 – No School; Memorial Day
  • May 29 – Kelly Band & Orchestra concert; 7:00 PM
  • May 30 – Walk & Roll Day
  • May 31 – Title I Family Literacy Night; 5:30-7:30 PM

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

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 purchased one you can check with the front office, the cost is $25.

Congratulations to Kelly ACE Award Nominees
4J staff and volunteers are outstanding and make a difference in the lives of students every day. In a show of appreciation, 117 of our amazing staff and volunteers have been honored with a nomination for a 2018 ACE (A Champion in Education) Award.  Kelly nominees are:

Kyle Kordon, Science Teacher
Debra Lydum, Special Education Teacher
Jason Miller, LA/SS Teacher
Jeremy Niccum, Custodial Maintenance Coordinator
Pat Nickerson, Special Education Teacher
Justin Potts, School Psychologist
John Wayland, Assistant Principal

It is truly an honor to be nominated for this award program. For every nomination, one or more parents, students or colleagues took the time to articulate why the nominee is exceptionally deserving of recognition.

Each nominee will be celebrated at the awards ceremony at Churchill High School on Wednesday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

Depression & Social Media
With multiple studies now linking social media use to depression, it’s important to consider seriously whether Instagram and Facebook are making our kids unhappy.

On childmind.org this week we talk to experts about the ways in which social media use may be contributing to depression, from undermining self-esteem (all those curated images of perfect lives!) to sleep deprivation. In some cases the contributing factor may be what kids are not doing while they’re scrolling through their feeds — activities that are important for building confidence, making real connections and relieving stress. We offer pointers on how to make sure your child’s social media use is healthy.

Save All Summer With 1PASS!
1PASS from LTD (Lane Transit District) combines accessible transportation with free admission to kid-friendly attractions — pools, museums, mini golf and more — all for one low price.  This summer youth pass enables anyone 18 or younger entry into youth-oriented activities all summer long, as well as unlimited transit travel to get to and from these destinations, summer jobs, parks, malls or visiting friends. The cost is $50 for the entire summer (May 28 – September 3, 2018).  The passes are available to purchase at LTD, Willamalane Facilities & Eugene Rec Pools.
The passes include admission to: 
Adventure! Children’s Museum
Bob Keefer Center
Camp Putt Adventure Golf Park
Cascades Raptor Center
Emerald Lanes
Eugene Science Center
Get Air Eugene
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Amazon, Echo Hollow, River Road and Sheldon Pools
Skate World
Splash! at Lively Park and Willamalane Park Swim Centers
For more information about the 1Pass, go here:  www.willamalane.org/1pass.  The Willamalane Park Foundation and the City of Eugene will give out a limited number of passes based on financial need. To be eligible for financial assistance recipients must be 18 and younger, reside within each district’s boundaries and submit an application by May 20. Visit Willamalane.org or https://eugene-or.gov/2891/1Pass to learn more about the 1Pass perks and to apply for the scholarships.

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.

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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