Oct. 8 -12

Kelly Week at a Glance 

  • Oct. 9 – Site Council; 3:50 PM
  • Oct. 10 – Walk+Roll to School
  • Oct. 10 – River Walk Prize Party; 7-9:00 PM
  • 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.

Kelly Co-Pilots (Parent Group)
Please note the meeting day has been changed to the first Tuesday of each month. This will allow people to attend meetings at other North Region school meetings. The changes have been reflected on the Kelly calendar.

Volunteers Needed
Through the help of generous community and parent volunteers the past few years we have been able to open the library at lunch time for students to check out books. This year we are still in need of a volunteer on Wednesday and Thursday from 12-1:35 PM to open the library. If you can help out please call the Kelly office (541-790-4740) and let us know, it easy and fun. Or if you know of a community member that might be interested please pass the info on to them.

River Walk Prize Party
Students still have time to collect and turn in donations to attend the River Walk Prize Party. We will be accepting donations until Wednesday, October 10 at 4 PM. Entry to the dance is a wristband distributed in Advisory Wednesday at the end of the day. Wristbands will NOT be available at the door the night of the party. Students that wish to attend the Prize Party can collect monetary donations from neighbors, friends and relatives.  We also have SchoolPay available for folks to make donations online, click here to donate. The price structure is as follows:

  • $20 – DJ/Dance &  Inflatables
  • Top 30 fundraisers earn 30 minutes exclusive access to inflatables (7-7:30 PM)

Volunteers Needed
We still need more folks to chaperone the party, call Terri Johnson at 541-790-4742 if you are interested in volunteering. All volunteers must have a cleared background check to chaperon, click here to complete the background check if needed.

October 10 is Walk+Roll to School Day and to celebrate, schools across Oregon are holding Walk+Roll events that challenge students, families and educators to walk, bike or scoot to school. Last year, 265 Oregon schools participated. These challenges are a great reminder of the benefits of active transportation. Try ditching the car on October 10 and celebrate your health, the environment, and school spirit.

Live too far to bike or walk to school? Try parking the family car a few blocks from school and walking the rest of the way. Or, try walking to and from your school bus stop. Make sure you stop by the prize table when you get to school, prizes for all and raffle tickets too!

Box Tops for Education
Kelly Middle School receives money based on the number of Box Tops we collect and submit each year.  In the 2017/18 school year, our school collected hundreds of Box Tops and earned much needed $$$ through this program!   With your help, we can earn even more for our school this year.

It is a very easy 3 step process.

  1. Clip Box Tops from specially marked products.
  2. Turn in the Box Tops to Kelly.
  3. School receives a check.

Please trim box tops without cutting off expiration dates. Clip Box Tops from your favorite grocery products.  Look for the pink Box Tops coupon on brands like Cheerios®, Betty Crocker®, Huggies®, Cottonelle®, Pillsbury®, Ziploc®, Kleenex®, Hefty® and many more.

Visit www.boxtops4education.com to learn about more ways to earn for your school.

Monthly Community Equity Forums
The purpose of the Monthly Community Equity Forums is to provide a space for students, staff, families and the greater Eugene community to gather for the purpose of building a shared understanding of the local and national historical contexts that are impacting our local students and families today. Starting in the November forum, this will be done in conjunction with elders from each of the communities hi-lighted.

When is the first forum?
OCTOBER 18th @ the Churchill High School Auditorium

What is the topic?
The 14th amendment of the US constitution.

We will show the local documentary film 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark and Vanessa Lopez
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 5:45 PM
Spanish Subtitles will be presented.

The event is free to all!

The Documentary will be followed by time for questions and answers with Anne Galisky the producer as well as time to share in a snack and conversations with those present.

We are also honored to be displaying the work of our very own 4J artist “Mimi” – Melissa Nolledo’s who will have her photo essays on display: Our Stories: Immigrants of American Photographic Essays.

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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