Kelly Creek Elementary School
Principal's Message - October 2021
Fall is in the air and the school year is well underway! Students and staff are extremely happy to get back in the swing of 5 full days of instruction. It is my hope that we stay this way throughout the year. So far, we have only quarantined a hand full of students, which tells me that the safety measures we are taking at Kelly Creek are working!
It has really been amazing seeing all of our students in school, as I still wasn't able to meet most of them in person last year. I must say, I adore the students at Kelly Creek, they are polite, kind, and caring little humans! It warms my heart and solidifies the fact that I am one lucky Principal to be part of such an amazing community!
If you haven't had the chance to view our Virtual Open House, I urge you to take a look! We look forward to finding more ways to connect with our community throughout the year.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 503.663.7483.
October 2021 Important Dates
- 10/06 - Late Start Wednesday
- 10/07 - Curriculum & Instruction Day, No School
- 10/08 - Inservice Day, No School
- 10/12 - PTC Meeting @ 6:30
- 10/13 - Late Start Wednesday
- 10/13 - MOD Pizza Fundraiser Night
- 10/20 - Late Start Wednesday
- 10/22 - Picture Day
- 10/27 - Late Start Wednesday
- 10/31 - Halloween
The Penny War was a hit! It was so cool to have the school (and competitive) spirit come out in the halls of Kelly Creek. The grade that took home the win was 4th grade with over 30,000 points - great job, guys! Overall, the school raised $2,130.66 to go towards the electronic reader board. We still have a ways to go, but we made a good dent with this event and had fun doing it. Special thanks to the families and friends of the Kelly Creek community for supporting the kids in this fundraiser – the kids had a blast.
PTC Meeting 10/12, 6:30-7:30
Meeting ID: 743 9682 0678
Willamette Valley Pie Co. PIE SALE!! Back by popular demand, this will go from 10/4-10/18 and the pies will arrive at the school for pick up on 11/1. Sneak Peek at what we'll be selling: https://www.wvpie.com/ - The top seller in the school will have the opportunity to smash a pie in Mr. Maranto's face (thanks for being a good sport, Mr. Maranto!) and there will be prizes for the top seller in each grade based on dollar value, not the item.
MOD Pizza 10/13, just tell them that you're dining there to support Kelly Creek and a percentage of the profits will go to the school.
Smile.amazon.com will allow you to link to 'Kelly Creek PTC' which Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase amount to Kelly Creek without any additional cost to you.
Fred Meyer Rewards will allow you to link your rewards card to Kelly Creek Elementary and they will donate a percentage of your purchase amount with no additional cost to you. https://www.fredmeyer.com/i/community/community-rewards
Follow the Kelly Creek PTC on Facebook to follow along with our progress!
Kelly Creek Safety Measures
Some important things to highlight:
- Masks must be worn by all staff and students throughout the entire day, the only exceptions are during times when students are eating or drinking.
- Students and staff will try and stay 3 feet apart to social distance whenever feasible.
- Visitors and volunteers will be limited until further notice.
Thank you all for your understanding as we are doing what is necessary to keep children and faculty healthy.
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Support Your Family's well-Being
Gresham-Barlow School District is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We are proud to announce our partnership with Care Solace to support our ongoing commitment. If you or your family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace will quickly connect you to community providers matched to your needs. Call 888-515-0595 or search on your own at caresolace.com/gbsd.
Students not present by 8:40 a.m. will be marked absent and an automated phone call will go out to the family. If you do receive a call, please notify the school immediately of the reason for your student's absence.
Breakfast and Lunch
We still encourage all of our families to submit the online application for free and reduced lunch regardless.
Please follow this link to submit your online application: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp
Health and Medications
Illness- Please do not send your child to school if they are sick. Call our office to report their illness and to excuse their absence from school.
Medications: Please do not send medications with your child to school. A parent or legal guardian must sign in all medications at the school office, including over-the-counter medications. All medications must be in original packaging with (children, not adult) dosing instructions.