October 29-November 1, 2019

Kelly Week at a Glance – Oct. 28- Nov. 1


  • 28 – School Picture Retakes
  • 31 – Fall Fest; 2:30 – 3:35 PM
  • 1 – Early Release; 2:35 PM
  • 7 – Student-Led Conferences; 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • 7 – No School (Student-Led Conferences; 11:00 AM-7:00 PM)
  • 8 – No School (Professional Development)


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


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 using Picture Day ID: (FO529120Y1) or picture packets are available in the office.


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 also 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, our first meeting will be on Monday October 28 during both lunches in Room 6 across from the cafeteria. A second organizational meeting will be held on Wednesday October 30. Regular meetings will be on Monday and Friday at lunch.

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.


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:










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 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

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.



Student Profile Sheets

If you have not already turned in your Student Profile Sheets with any updates or changes and your signature, please do so as soon as possible to have the updates done promptly. (If there are, NO current changes please still sign the form and return it back to school with your student.)


Ganas after school is having its first family night on Wednesday, October 30. We will meet in the Kelly cafeteria from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

This is an opportunity for our students and their families to meet the Mechistas; Latino U of O students who come on Mondays and Wednesdays to help our Ganas students with homework. They also become mentors who develop long lasting relationships with our students.


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.


November 3 – Standard Time

Set clocks back one hour at 2:00 AM (“fall back”)


Interested in Wrestling

SIGN-UP IS ON 10/29/2019 at 5pm

Practice and sign up is held at North Eugene High School with weekly practices.  Information in regards to meets and tournaments will be provided at registration. Please contact the numbers below with any questions you may have about the season.


Email: Winningham_t@4j.lane.edu










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