Oct. 22 – 26

Kelly Week at a Glance 

  • Oct. 23 – K-12 Japanese Immersion meeting; 6:30 PM
  • Oct. 26 – Early Release; 2:35 PM
  • Oct. 29 – School Picture Retakes
  • Oct. 31 – Fall Fest; 2:29 – 3:35 PM

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

Diversity, Beauty & Strength 2018
Join us for our third annual “Diversity, Beauty & Strength” event tonight October 19 starting at 5:15 PM. The event is open to the entire community and our Kelly families. The music begins at the Flight Deck with “Kelly Marimba”, directed by David Adee. Dinner with a combination of Mexican and Filipino dishes is in the cafeteria from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. The program continues in the gym with music from Mariachi del Shedd and traditional Mexican songs. We will also have a new Latin American music group, led by one of our parents from Kelly. For the dance part, we will have an African dance group to close the program.

Tickets for dinner will be on sale at the entrance and can be exchanged for different dishes in the cafeteria.

4J Japanese Immersion K-12 Meet & Greet

When:   October 23rd, 2018
Time:    6:30-8: 00 PM
Where: Kelly Middle School (Cafeteria)
Who:    All current Japanese Immersion Families K-12

Japanese Immersion families, please join Japanese Immersion teachers, administrators, and 4J staff at the first of three gatherings to celebrate our K-12 Japanese Immersion program. We hope to support connections and share information regarding curriculum, growing our program and solicit feedback throughout the school year.

Agenda for Oct. 23

  • District leadership and Principals share plan for the year
  • Meet new YG staff
  • Learn about parent involvement
  • Share refreshments

Future K-12 Japanese Immersion Parent Meeting Dates:
January 22, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
April 30, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Fall Fest
We hold our annual Fall Fest Social for students who have behaved in a safe, responsible, and respectful manner during October. The event runs from 2:35-3:20 PM and features a variety of fun activities and a dance.

Fall Fest Reminders

  • Costumes must not violate Kelly’s dress code and must not be culturally or ethnically insensitive.
  • No masks or objects depicting weapons.
  • Face paint is NOT allowed as it often needs to be reapplied during the school day (=distraction).
  • Clown Costumes are prohibited.
  • Due to the rhetoric and negativity created from politicals, no political costumes.
  • No cameras or phone cameras allowed.
  • Candy should not be brought to school and distributed either on the day of Halloween or the weeks following.

Students, who do not follow the above guidelines, will be asked to change and parents notified. 

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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