Oct. 1 – 5

Kelly Week at a Glance 

  • Oct. 1 – Kelly Co-Pilots Meeting (Parent Group)
  • Oct. 3 – Kelly Pizza Social & Open House; 5:30-8 PM
  • Oct. 5 – River Walk & Early Release; 2:35 PM
  • Oct. 9 – Site Council; 3:50 PM
  • Oct. 10 – River Walk Prize Party
  • Oct. 11 – NO SCHOOL; Progress Report/ Professional Development
  • Oct. 12 – NO SCHOOL; State Wide In-Service

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

Message from the Principal
Dear Kelly Families,
We are off to a magnificent start to a new school year. I particularly love the fall in Oregon, warm days, cool nights and of course Oregon Duck Football.

Our students have adjusted being back in school and it is wonderful to see how well our 6th graders are joining our middle school community.

Students are in full swing using the new iPads in their classrooms. Teachers are learning new strategies to integrate this new tool while continuing to deliver high-quality, standards-based instruction focused on human interaction, connections, and relationships.

Lastly, I want to invite you to your first Kelly Co-Pilots Parent group meeting on Monday, October 1 at 6 PM in the cafeteria. District leaders will be present to talk about the potential changes to Kelly Middle School. Come be a part of the Co-Pilot meeting and get involved with other parents.

Sincerely,
Juan Cuadros; Principal; Director; Kochou Sensei

Open House & Free Pizza Social
Wednesday, October 3
We welcome you to our school beginning at 5:30 pm for our 7th Annual Pizza Social. Come share pizza and a drink, meet new friends, and connect with old friends.  Free pizza and drinks will be provided by the school. Thanks to Papa’s Pizza for supporting Kelly Middle School.

An Open House will follow our pizza feed. Parents will follow a mini-schedule, similar to the one their student follows every day. It’s a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, ask questions, learn about classroom expectations and curriculum, and explore the school.

Because time is limited, this is not a time for discussing individual student issues. Should there be a need to meet with teachers, you are invited to contact the teacher (via e-mail or by calling the school office) and schedule an appointment.

Parking is limited in the front of the school; we will have parking in the backfield that you can access from N. Park.

River Walk
The Entire Student Body Participates
Each year the entire student body participates in the River Walk. This event raises funds for the student-body activities, equipment, and field trips. Last year students rose over $13,000. Students started collecting pledges on Friday, September 21. Donations can also be made online through SchoolPay, click here.  With that link friends and family can use guest check out without having to create a SchoolPay account.

Volunteers Needed
The River Walk is held during school hours on Friday, October 5. Students, staff and parent volunteers walk a 5.5-mile loop from school, along the river and back again. There are a variety of volunteer positions available – serving lunches, coordinating collected funds and, of course, walking! This is a great way to get to know other students, parents and staff. Call Terri Johnson at 541-790-4742 if you are interested in volunteering. All volunteers must have a cleared back ground check to participate, click here to complete the background check if needed.

School Bond Measure on November Ballot
A measure that would provide local funding for Eugene public schools is on the November 6 election ballot.

The bond measure, Measure 20-297, would allow Eugene School District 4J to:

  • Make improvements at every school
  • Improve student safety, security and equity across the district
  • Provide better learning environments and materials for students
  • Boost career technical education at all 4J high schools
  • Repair and update schools that are more than 50 years old
  • Replace three aging buildings that are worn and have high energy and maintenance costs

By law, bond money can only be spent on capital improvements such as facilities, equipment, curriculum, and technology. It cannot be used to pay for teachers, school days or school programs.

If the measure is approved, property tax rates for Eugene School District 4J bond debt would increase by about $0.66 per $1,000 assessed value. Property taxes would increase by about $135 a year for the median homeowner in the district, with an assessed property value of $204,000.

Voters must be registered by October 16 to vote in this election. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters beginning October 17 and must be returned to the county elections office or an official ballot drop box by November 6, 8 p.m.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/bond.

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