Kelly Week at a Glance – Mar. 9 – Mar. 13
- 12- Track Fundraiser; All Day
- 12 – NO SCHOOL; Second Trimester Grading
- 13 – NO SCHOOL; District PD
You can always check the Kelly Calendar on our website for upcoming days off.
FREE Breakfast and Lunch
Kelly Middle School is excited to announce that Breakfast and Lunch is now free for ALL students! Breakfast is served at 8:15a.m.
Kelly/YG Transition and Merge
2-12 All-Staff Meeting Summary for External Communication
The Kelly Middle School and Yujin Gakuen staff met in an all-staff meeting on February 12 relating to the temporary co-location of the two programs in the Kelly Middle School building. The combined school staff discussed operational issues, space allocation, the long-term plan, facility improvements and other day-to-day concerns. Several Kelly staff spoke of the desire for more space. The combined school teams also met in small groups to capture numerous questions, concerns and suggestions for the transition leadership teams. The next joint meeting of the transition leadership teams is scheduled for February 20.
2-20 Transition Team Meeting Summary for External Communication
The Kelly Middle School and Yujin Gakuen transition leadership teams met on February 20 to review and provide feedback on a proposed school schedule and updated space allocation plan, which continues to have an appropriate classroom assignment for every teacher as well as additional spaces identified for other needs and purposes. The teams also processed input received from the all-staff joint meeting the preceding week. The leadership team will meet with impacted staff to discuss concerns and look for concrete solutions. The next meeting of the joint transition teams is currently scheduled for March 19.
For all updates, timelines, and location information pertaining to the upcoming YG and Kelly Merge, please look at our district website here.
Annual Food Drive
Feb 18 to March 11
Last year, students were astounded to find out that Food for Lane County moves over 6 million pounds of food each year and that about 1 in 3 children benefit from their services each year. Advisory classes compete to earn the most points, food items are assigned point values depending on the nutritional value. Students will be bringing home more information soon. Over the past two years, Kelly students have helped bring in more than 6,000 pounds of food. This generates meals for more than 650 families! It is inspiring to watch our student’s band together and take a leadership role in helping feed our community.
Cough, Cold, and Flu season is here
Coronavirus COVID-19 Information
Parents and students may have questions about the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.
At this time there are no identified cases of COVID-19 in our area. Our school district is monitoring the situation, staying in contact with public health authorities, and planning for the possibility that COVID-19 could affect our schools.
We are taking extra steps to reduce the spread of germs at school. Custodians are doing extra cleaning during the day and each night, focusing on frequently touched surfaces. Our teachers are reviewing proper handwashing and cough/sneeze hygiene with students.
Two important things for families to do to help keep yourselves and others healthy are to wash hands well and often, and stay home when sick—if your child has a fever of 100.4° or higher, or cold or flu symptoms, please notify the school and keep them home. Public health officials also emphasize covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, not touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and cleaning frequently touched items. These are best practices for preventing the spread of illness.
Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Talking with your kids calmly and reassuringly and providing accurate prevention information and facts can help them cope with anxiety. The National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses have provided suggestions for talking with children about COVID-19. We hope you may find this helpful.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Information: http://www.4j.lane.edu/coronavirus
We will be having a Fundraiser for Papas Pizza on W. 11th on March 12 to assist with Track Click Here
Dear Kelly Families,
We have a wonderful opportunity for our Kelly students to learn Mexican traditional dances. Ms. Teresa Montes, a volunteer parent at El Camino del Río, has put together two dance groups at the elementary school. She is offering to work with Kelly students on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. The immediate goal is to teach students a dance to be performed during our Benito Juárez Celebration, coming up on Friday, April 10. The long-term goal is to create the possibility to form a regular middle school dance troupe at Kelly.
For information, please contact Fernell López at 541-790-4759, email: email@example.com, or directly with Teresa Montes phone# 5415102331, or Nikita Brougher email:
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8th Grade preview night at North Eugene High is on Thursday April 2nd from 6:30pm-8:30pm at NEHS.
Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!
Who is your champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A custodian who helped in a time of need?
Now is the time to recognize their contributions by nominating them for an ACE (A Champion in Education) Award!
To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit 4j.lane.edu/2020-ACE. The nomination deadline is March 31.
Come celebrate our amazing educators and cheer on the nominees at the awards ceremony on May 12, 5–7 p.m., at Sheldon High School.
One nominee in each of the categories will be named an ACE Award champion and win a $250 grant from the Eugene Education Foundation for the 4J school or program of their choosing. Every nominee will be recognized as an exceptional educator at the awards ceremony.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at 541-790-7734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.