November 18-22 2019

Kelly Week at a Glance – Nov. 18 – 22

  • Nov 19 – Parent Meeting 6:00 PM
  • 22 – 6th Grade/Pilot Leader Movie Night 6:00 PM
  • Nov. 25 – Kelly Band & Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM
  • Nov. 28 – No School Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 29 – No School Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 2 – No School First Trimester Grading Day

 

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

 

PTO Meeting

We would like to invite all families to join us for the upcoming PTO meeting happening Tuesday November 19 from 6:00-7:00 PM. We will be discussing the important topic of the upcoming merge of YG to Kelly. At this meeting, you can hear the details, ask questions, and discuss how parents can help make this a smooth transition. Board members will be attending this meeting. We hope to see you there!

 

1st Trimester Ending Soon

The end of the 1st trimester is November 27 and there is no school on December 2 for trimester grading. Checking your ParentVue account regularly is a useful tool to see your student’s grades and missing assignments. If you have not activated your ParentVue account, you can check with the front office to get your activation code.

 

Movie Night – 6th Graders w/PILOTS Leaders

On November 22, the Pilot leaders will be putting on a movie night for the Kelly 6th graders only. We will be showing the movie, Kung Fu Panda 2. The movie is playing from 6-8:00 PM, please be here to pick up your child by 8:10 PM. Students are welcome to bring snacks and drinks for themselves. We will have some mats out for the students to sit on and they can bring blankets as well. Thanks for Everything, The PILOT Leaders.

 

Winter Is Coming:  Snow Day Decisions and Notifications

Plan ahead, sign up now for school closure alert texts

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed, delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made district wide and are the same for every 4J school.

 

How the decision is made:

Typically, weather-related school schedule decisions are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. We believe students and families are best served when we are open. Our main concern and the reason for any school closure is the safety of our students and staff.

 

How to find out if there is a change: 

If the district decides to make a change to the school schedule or bus routes, it is communicated as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

 

Sign up for text-message alerts via Twitter @4Jweather — text FOLLOW 4JWEATHER to 40404

Like Eugene School District 4J on our Facebook page, facebook.com/4Jschools

Check the 4J website, www.4j.lane.edu

Tune in to local news media

 

What does the announcement mean?

School Closure: There is no school for students, although some staff will be at work. The district will make a decision by noon about whether any after-school student activities or community use of buildings may take place.

 

Two-Hour Delay: School will start two hours late and end at the normal dismissal time for a regular school day. If it would normally have been an early-release day, the early-release schedule will be canceled and the schedule for delayed opening on a normal day will be followed. For Kelly, the day will start at 11:00 AM and end at 3:35 PM. Buses will drive cautiously, adjusting to conditions, so pickup and return may be delayed.

 

Parent Choice: When school is in session during wintry weather, families are encouraged to consider the road conditions in their areas, make their own decisions based on safety, and notify the school if their student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about student absences for hazardous weather safety reasons will be honored.

 

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

 

OBOB

Thanks to the dedication and volunteer efforts of some students and parents, we will be providing an opportunity to participate in this year’s Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) academic competition. Students will be encouraged to read books selected for the competition and join a school “team” to compete at the school level against other student teams. Regional and State competitions are held following school-level “battles.”

There is availability for students to listen to audio books if they feel the need to do so that is also, another acceptable option to compete. You can find a link on the official OBOB website for the audiobooks

If you would like your student to participate regular meetings will be on Monday and Friday at lunch in Rm 6.

Please encourage your student to read every night and consider joining an OBOB team. A link to the OBOB website is included for your convenience.

https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/2019-2020-obob-book-titles/

If you would like to support this as an adult volunteer, please sign up on the District 4j website as a volunteer and communicate your intention to support OBOB with an email to:

moncadapacheco_l@4j.lane.edu

 

 

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

 November is National Native American Heritage Month

A time to remember the contributions of Native Americans and Alaska Natives and to honor the unique         heritage of our continent’s first inhabitants.

 

 American Education Week Nov 18-22

http://www.nea.org/grants/19823.htm

 

National Parental Involvement Day Nov 21

https://www.projectappleseed.org/