Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Kelly Elementary School

Every day in every way,
we are getting better and better

9030 SE Cooper | Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 916-6350 | Fax: (503) 916-2644

Enrollment Balancing Activities

Dec. 3:District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meeting, 5:45 pm, 501 N. Dixon St.

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Next steps: D-BRAC considers feedback, shapes recommendations to Superintendent Carole Smith.

To view Kelly Cougar Tracks, click on Newsletter.

November 19th 

Picture retake

November 26th & 27th  

no school:Thanksgiving holiday

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School News & Announcements


8:30 AM- Main Office Opens

8:35 AM- Breakfast Begins for Students

K-2 students enter through the doors near the covered area for both the main building and the Kelly Center.

3-5 students enter through the doors off the back playground.

8:40 AM- Instructional Day Begins

8:55 AM- Students who arrive at school after 8:55 must check in at the main office. 

Dear Kelly Families,

Starting on Tuesday the 8th, we are asking families to say goodbye to your children when they enter the building at 8:35. We understand this is a big change from previous school years at Kelly. Your child’s learning day starts at 8:40am. Our staff is focused on making the most of every moment at school to unlock your child’s potential. Your child will get their breakfast and be greeted at their classroom door by their teachers and educational assistants. Your support and partnership in this new routine is critical to our intentional teaching and our ability to keep your child safe.

If you have an urgent message you need your child’s teacher to receive, the school office will be open at 8:30. If you need to connect with your child’s teacher in the morning you will need to check in and get a badge and can visit the classroom from 8:35-8:40. The instructional day still begins at 8:40 so we will ask that parents leave classrooms at that time so all students can begin their learning day on time.


At 8:40am, a bell will signal the start of our learning day.

Thank you so much for your support as we work to maximize the safety and learning for all students at Kelly!


Amy Whitney

Thank you Kuni Lexus of Portland and School House Supplies. The kids love the backpacks and supplies. 

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PPS News

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

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