Sept. 10 – 14

Kelly Week at a Glance

  • Sept. 17 – Early Release; 2:35 PM

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

Week at a Glance
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year, we are going to have a GREAT year! Every Friday a 4:00 PM you will receive the Kelly Week at a Glance. It will have information about upcoming school events and important reminders.

General School Support
PARENT FUNDING SUPPORT IS NEEDED to maintain a strong instructional program for our students. This funding support is used to maintain instructional technology, to help make field trips possible, for classroom supply costs that exceed our general district funding, and to purchase student planners.

The student planner is used to help teach organizational and time management skills, as well as a communication device between school and home. We understand that some families may find this contribution to be financially challenging or may choose to contribute in other ways, and therefore please know that these are not required.  We wanted to thank all of you that were able to pay the general school support. If you haven’t yet and are able you can check with us here in the office or pay online with our new SchoolPay system.  All money stays here at Kelly to help Kelly students.

Cell Phone Policy
Distraction in the Learning Environment
Talking, texting, video-recording, and taking photos on cell phones during the school day is a distraction to the learning environment.  Please make sure your students are familiar with our policy.

  • Cell Phone/Electronics use is allowed before/after school, only, or by teacher permission for a specific academic purpose.
  • Cell Phones/Electronics must be turned off and put away during the school day.
  • Students needing to contact parents/guardians during lunch may use the office phone.

Students using their phones during the school day:

1st Offense: Student must pick the phone up from an administrator, at the end of the day.
2nd Offense: Parent must pick up the phone from the front office
3rd Offense: Student loses cell phone privileges for the remainder of the year.

4J Parent Leaders Network
The 4J Parent Leaders Network is a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support. They meet at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street; space and refreshments are provided by Eugene School District 4J. This year’s meetings will be convened by Heather Sielicki (Camas Ridge Parent) and Rita Gillihan (Yujin Gakuen Parent) on 10/3, 12/3, 2/4, and 4/15 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. You are invited to participate with the parent leaders at your school.

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

October 3rd: Back to school; policies and procedures that apply to parent groups, working with the Eugene Education Foundation, and communication best practices.

December 3rd: Understanding K-12 Funding in Oregon 101; working with the School Board, programs and ideas for raising additional funds for your school community.

February 4th: Community involvement; best practices to support the involvement of parents and families in the education of their children, how to get your neighborhood connected with your school.

April 15Advocacy; enhance your ability to impact educational opportunities and social change, mobilize volunteers and recruit future parent leaders.

For more information, please visit https://parentleadersnetwork.org. To add your parent leaders to the email list for meeting reminders and announcement, please email their contact information to parentleadersnetwork@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.

Side Walk Improvements
By now, you may have seen the new sidewalk on Grove and the sidewalk, speed cushions and crossing on North Park near Kelly. These projects were built thanks to a partnership between 4J, the City of Eugene and the County, and increase the safety of our students walking and biking to school. We hope you try them! Many of you who live in the “walk zone” now have a safe route to school, and others could try to “park and stride” (park a little ways from school and walk the rest of the way) to avoid school traffic and get a little extra exercise. Please contact Sarah Mazze, 4J Safe Routes to School Coordinator, at 541 516-0887 or mazze_s@4j.lane.edu with questions about walking and biking to school or if you’d like to be a part of a walking or biking group.

 

 

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