May 21 – 25

Kelly Week at a Glance 

  • 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
  • Jun. 1 – Track Awards & Dance; 5:00-8:00 PM
  • Jun. 4 – AVID Celebration; 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Jun. 7 – Student Led Conferences/Showcase
  • Jun. 8 – No School; SLC
  • Jun. 13 – 8th Grade EOY Trip – Camp Harlow
  • Jun. 14 – 8th Grade Promotion & Party; 6:30 PM
  • Jun. 15 – 6th Grade EOY Trip – Camp Wilani & 7th Grade EOY Trip – Osborn Aquatic Center 

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.

Walk+Roll to School Challenge
On May 30, our school is participating in the Walk+Roll to School Challenge. Let’s encourage our students to use active transportation like walking, biking, scooting, skating to improve their health, gain independence and to help the environment! We have great prizes to encourage our students to get active! Students who ride the bus will still be able to enter the raffle for prizes.

Season 2 – 13 Reasons Why
May 18, season 2 of “13 Reasons Why” is being released via Netflix. Due to the heavy and disturbing contents of the show (Teen Death-by-Suicide, Sexual Assault, School Shootings…) the below information may be helpful for you as parents, for your child, for family discussion, and overall wellness & awareness.

In addition, it is important to know that death-by-suicide rates increase during late spring & early summer. While communicating with your loved ones about their mental health & wellness is always encouraged, it is increasingly important to do so during this time of year, especially, given the information we have about peaked rates of suicide during spring and summer.

This email is not meant to strike fear, but to raise awareness through information and communication. We hope that you will take (even more) time to talk to your kids about their overall wellness – including their mental and emotional health.

Here is a thorough and helpful link that relates to all of the above and various ways to respond; it also includes listed resources on how to get help if/as needed.

And, this is a helpful resource link to various crisis hotlines and resources in our local area:

Finally, your family’s primary health professional or counselor is an important resource to call ASAP, should your child indicate suicidal ideations.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. We care deeply about our students and hope to partner with you on this important and serious health topic, in order to especially support our students.

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.

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:  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 or 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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