Kelly Week at a Glance – Oct. 21 – Oct. 25
You can always check the Kelly Calendar on our website for upcoming days off.
- 25 – Early Release; 2:35 PM
- 25 – Latinx Student Success Act Community Forum 6:30 -8:30 PM
- 28 – School Picture Retakes
- 31 – Fall Fest; 2:30 – 3:35 PM
- 7 – No School (Student-Led Conferences; 11AM-7:00 PM)
- 8 – No School (Professional Development)
Message from the Principal
Dear Kelly School Community,
When commuting to school and dropping off your student at the curb there are two designated areas. The most commonly used one is off North Park Avenue on the West end of campus. The other one is on the East end of campus between Howard elementary and Kelly. These two-commuter drop off zones do not interfere with buses. The bus-loading zone is directly in front of the school and no students should be dropped off there. Safety is our number one priority and when students are unloaded in the bus zone, it becomes very difficult for bus drivers to see students crossing the parking lot.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this important safety message.
Juan Cuadros, Principal
Student Success Act
October 25th, school cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.
Kelly is hosting a session to give our Latinx families a voice in the Student Success Act Funding Process. This event is organized by the Latinx Alliance and there will be representatives from the Eugene Education Association and 4J. They will explain the process and work with attendees to develop a plan specific to the needs of Latinx students and families.
Please join us to hear this important information and share your ideas on how to best use the money to address the needs of our students. Dinner and childcare is provided.
School Picture Retakes
Retakes are Monday, October 28. If you received, pictures that you did not like send the picture packet back with your student to give to the photographer. If your student missed pictures, the first time now is the opportunity for your student to get their picture taken. You can purchase pictures online at Lifetouch.com (picture ID FO5528120Y1) or picture packets are available in the office.
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 on Oct 31 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 politics, no political costumes.
- No cameras or phone cameras allowed.
Student-Led Conferences will be held on November 7 at Kelly Middle School from 11AM – 7PM At this conference, your student will guide you through a collection of reflections and work samples completed in classes this year. Your student will also share specific goals they set for success in each class. Students show ownership of their learning as they explain their goals; what they have been learning; why it is important; and how it has affected their thinking. Family presence and participation is vital for the success of this event.
Your student-led conference will take place in one of our common areas and will be organized by grade level. While grade-level teachers will be present, the majority of the conference is shared between students and families. This is not the place for individual parent/teacher conferences. However, asking teachers clarifying questions, discussing future communications and providing feedback to our teachers fits with this event.
Our teachers regularly communicate through Synergy Parent VUE and other electronic classroom portals. You are always encouraged to use Parent VUE and e-mail to keep in communication with teachers if you have concerns. If email is not preferred, phone calls are welcome.
It is very important that both you and your student attend this conference. We hope to see each and every parent or guardian and their child at this exciting event, and we look forward to hearing your comments after the experience.
Traditional parent/teacher conferences are not scheduled at Kelly Middle School. We believe that growing student ownership of individual learning and communication are skills that promote success in many learning environments beyond Kelly Middle School. Please know that we value communicating with you and hope to meet your students’ needs through Student-Led Conferences and other ways of sharing information together.