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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April 20th  
3rd, 4th, & 5th Smarter Balance Testing begins
April 24th  
Recognition Assemblies- 9:15 K-2nd   &    2:10 3rd-5th

APRIL 29th COMMUNITY MEETING 
on principal selection process

May 1st 
Talent Show auditions

School News & Announcements

Dear Kelly Staff and Community,

Kelly school will have a new principal next year. We want to invite staff, parents, and students to attend a Community Meeting to understand the process for selection of next year’s principal and to get your ideas and input; they are important!

Community Meeting for Selection of Next Year’s Principal

Date:    April 29, 2015     Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Location:  Cafeteria

The community meeting is one of the first steps taken in our principal hiring process. John Blanck from Human Resources, and Paula McCullough, your Senior Director, will come to your school and meet with teachers and parents together.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear what you think is special about your school. We want to know about your programs, demographics, parent involvement, special projects, etc., and about the type of person you would like to have as your permanent Principal.  This information helps us select candidates that have qualifications that support those elements.

    At the meeting we will also take time to explain the full hiring process.  We will explain two main possibilities: a) how the Community Meeting information may be used with the Senior Director to place a current Principal because of a great match between the school and that Principal, or b) if a match is not selected by the Senior Directors, applicants chosen will go through a rigorous process to be selected for interviews.

     If you cannot attend that evening, I will have other ways to provide information (on-line and paper surveys, emails, etc.)  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me – Maili Halverson – mhalvers@pps.net - 503-916-3059. 

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Over 430 student turned in their  reading minutes from Break! Way to go Cougars!
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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