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

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January 5th: 
School Begins 

January 15th:  
PTA Meeting
Connect to Kindergarten 

January 19th: 
No School in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. 

January 21st:  
Late start: First Bell at 10:35

School News & Announcements

Hey Cougars, Don't forget to turn in your winter READ Big Reading logs. Students who meet their reading goal and turn in their log to their teachers will earn Free student tickets to see the Blazers play this winter. 
Everyday read something.
Read a book! Read a comic! Read a magazine! 
read! READ! READ!

Let's give a big round to our second graders for their amazing performance at the Kelly art EXPO!


Kelly's Lunch Program in the News. The Portland Tribune came to Kelly to see how our new lunch program is doing. Read the whole article at ....



Please help us in extending a warm thanks to Kuni Lexis of Portland and School House Supplies for providing Kelly students with the tools they need for school.


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Kelly and The Blazers READ BIG

Kelly students and families came out to meet Blazers star Robin Lopez and Blaze. Robin and Blaze came to celebrate the amazing readers at Kelly school. 



Arrival

All students should go directly to the playground in the morning.  Staff on playground duty will begin taking students in at 8:35 AM. Students will line up underneath covered area by classroom.

Students arriving late, after 8:50, should go to the office to sign in.

Dismissal

This year, all students will be dismissed outside. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will have designated spots for lining up with their class in the covered area of the playground to meet parents at the end of the day.  Bus riders and SUN students will be picked up from these lines and escorted by Kelly staff at the end of the day.

Drop off and pick up lanes have been created and widened in our parking lot to allow for safety and ease of drop off. The city has designated the section of Cooper in front of the building as 15 minute parking between the hours of 7:00AM-9:00AM and 2:00PM -4:00 PM.  Parents should also note that there is no provision for supervision prior to 8:30 AM. Families should make every effort to ensure that students do not arrive prior to that time.

These changes have been put into place for safety reasons. We appreciate your support and cooperation as we address these concerns.  There will be a meeting at Kelly for the community to discuss safety changes. The time and date will be for this meeting will be announced through the all call system. 



A Message from the Principal

Dear Kelly Community,

I would like to take this opportunity to WELCOME all of you back to school! I am so very excited to see our kids in class learning and growing.

At Kelly School we will continue to work with you to make sure that all will be successful at our school, and be able to reach their milestones. Every student will learn at Kelly. Education is power, and it allows us to make life’s important choices. It IS the only thing that truly opens doors to a better future. I want this for all our Kelly students.

As my own sons go off to college this year, I understand this path began in their PPS School. I want this for all your students, as they are also ours! This is a true honor, and a very humbling job. To see students navigate through our school, get ready for middle school, high school, and beyond.

Our teachers are dedicated professionals who work with great diligence to assure all student success. They are the greatest TEAM I have ever worked with, and it is an honor to be working with them to assure the greatness that every student has. We will do this together, by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and connections with our community.

  This is a responsibility I never take for granted, and I thank you for placing your most precious kids in our hands. I remember my sons getting ready every year for their schools, and now as they get ready to all go off to college, I thank all the wonderful teachers, that along with me, helped them reach their potential.Parents, teachers, support staff, community and administration all have important   roles to encourage our children to become active, life-long learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for all our students to acquire the skills and personal development to become productive citizens in our vastly changing society.

  Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Kelly Elementary, I am confident we can continue to make our school a better place for all our students to learn and grow. The students, teachers, support staff, parents, and community volunteers are what make Kelly exceptional.

  At Kelly, T. E. A. M. will mean “Together Everyone Achieves More”. Please feel  free to stop in and introduce yourself, as my door is always open. I will treat everyone with fairness, dignity, and respect. It is my goal to strive for excellence every day, and to want for Kelly School kids what I want for my own: a great educational experience that will prepare them to be great contributors to our society. I thank you all for sharing your wonderful kids with me. I am excited to be your Principal.

  Sincerely,

  Marti Diaz

  Principal


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