Cougar Chronicle

Kelly Creek Elementary School

Principal's Message - June 2022

Dear Kelly Creek Elementary School Community,


It is June and you know what that means…summer vacation is right around the corner! This year had its ups and downs, but overall I feel like it was an amazing year filled with a lot of learning and growing by all of us. My hope is that you find yourself making many positive memories this summer with family and friends.


I want to thank all the students, staff, and community members for coming together and making this school year a success. Your hard work and dedication has paid off and our students are better off because of it.


The office will open back up in the middle of August, you could expect to receive communication during that time about the 22-23 school year. One thing I can remind families is that all school supplies will once again be purchased by the Gresham-Barlow School District. You will not need to purchase any supplies for the school. Students will need to supply their own backpacks and lunch boxes.


If you ever have any questions or concerns, I can be reached via email at maranto2@gresham.k12.or.us or via phone at 503.663.7483.


Thank you again for a wonderful school year! I hope you have a wonderful summer vacation!


Best wishes,


Sam Maranto

Principal

Important Dates - June 2022

  • 06/01 - Late Start
  • 06/08 - Late Start
  • 06/13 - Field Day
  • 06/14 - PTC Meeting @ 6:30
  • 06/15 - Late Start
  • 06/15 - 5th Grade Promotion @ 10:15
  • 06/15 - Kindergarten Promotion @ 1:30
  • 06/15 - Last Day of School for Students
  • 06/16 - Grading Day, No School
  • 06/17 - Teacher Work Day, No School
  • 06/17 - School Offices Closed for Summer
  • 06/20 - Juneteenth Holiday, School Offices Closed

PTC News

Open PTC Board Positions for the 2022-23 School Year:


Volunteer Coordinator; The commitment is 2, 1 hour meetings a month, about 2 events per month to create a Sign Up sheet for, and organize a list of parents that are interested in volunteering throughout the year.

Communications Coordinator; The commitment is 2, 1 hour meetings a month, about 2 events per month that would require printing and distributing fliers, and getting event/fundraiser communications translated to Russian and Spanish.

Communications Coordinator; The commitment is 2, 1 hour meetings a month, about 2 events per month that would require printing and distributing fliers, and getting event/fundraiser communications translated to Russian and Spanish.


We're a pretty laid back group that just wants to support our kids and the school by creating fun events that engage the kids and our community. If you ever have any questions or would like more information about what our group does, please feel free to reach out kces.ptc@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!

Upcoming Events

6/13 - Field Day

Field Day is Monday, June 13, 2022. This will be a day of fun-filled activities and events for students outside on the field.

To volunteer and help with Field Day events, sign up here:

Field Day - Sign up Genius.

All volunteers will need to have a current GBSD volunteer application on file and a cleared background check - this can take up to 2 weeks to process. Apply here:

Volunteer Application Form

6/15 - 5th Grade Promotion

The 5th Grade Promotion is coming up on Wednesday, June 15th @ 10:15am in the Kelly Creek Gym. Families and Friends of students are welcome. We ask that you please refrain from bringing any balloons. There will be a short reception in classrooms afterward, cupcakes will be provided. Parents may take their student home for the rest of the day if they choose to do so.

6/15 - Kindergarten Promotion

Parents of kindergarten students are welcome to come watch students be recognized and ceremoniously promoted to the 1st grade. The promotion ceremony will begin promptly @ 1:30 in the Gym. We ask that families refrain from bringing balloons.

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Sodexo's So Happy App

Now, more than ever, we want to understand what’s in our meals – the ingredients, and especially the nutritional and allergen information. So Happy provides a level of transparency previously unknown to the industry, with clear product descriptions and graphical representations for every nutritional category.

Rely on So Happy to tell you what's on the menu in your school's cafeteria, and utilize the allergen alert features to highlight recipes of concern. Have a question? Use the Talk to Us portal to quickly and easily contact a member of the food service team.

Don't see your school site on the app? Please reach out your district's Sodexo General Manager to inquire.

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2021-22 Yearbooks

The 2021-22 School Yearbooks will be delivered soon! Yearbooks will be handed out, to students who purchased one, during the last week of school to take home.

Summer Champions Programming

Champions summer child care will be open to all Gresham-Barlow and Centennial families.

Champ Champ will be held at Hogan Cedars Elementary School this year during the summer months. For more information on summer programming go to DiscoverChampions.com or call Champions Family support @ 1-800-246-2154.

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Moving to A New Area and/or Changing Schools?

If you've had a recent change of address or if your family plans on moving this Summer, please notify our office. We can update your new address in our system. We can also help with transitioning your child to their new school and transferring their school records.

Have a Fun, Safe, and Restful Summer Vacation!

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Connect with Principal Maranto

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out! Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!