Kellogg ROAR

Family Newsletter September 11, 2023

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Latino Heritage month

In September and October, we celebrate Latino Heritage Month, a momentous occasion to recognize and honor the incredible contributions and achievements of the Hispanic community in the United States. Spanning from September 15 to October 15, this commemoration vividly highlights the diverse cultures and enduring legacies of Hispanics from a myriad of backgrounds.

Learn more and find resources here:

Compromiso de la familia Kellogg:

En septiembre y octubre, celebramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, una ocasión trascendental para reconocer y honrar las increíbles contribuciones y logros de la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos. Desde el 15 de septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre, esta conmemoración destaca vívidamente las diversas culturas y los legados duraderos de los hispanos de una gran cantidad de orígenes.

Obtenga más información y encuentre recursos aquí:

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About AVID

First, let’s explain what AVID means: Advancement Via Individual Determination. At Kellogg MS, AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 6th and 7th. Students can take this class for grades 9th to 12th. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for college eligibility and success.

For the month of September, teachers are focusing their attention on "*Relational Capacity” (*Level of trust and safety between teachers and their students, as well as between students and their peers) and Organization skills" (Students learn how to manage their time, energy and workspace well and are able to accomplish all their assigned tasks successfully).

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Transportation Update

Here are bus route changes that will start on 9/13.

KLG - 227-A - Add stop: SE 89th Av @ SE Crystal Springs Rd

KLG - 233-P - Add stop: SE 89th Av @ SE Crystal Springs Rd

PPS Chromebook Student/Parent Agreement

Portland Public Schools Student Pledge for Device Use

● I will charge my device daily.

● I will keep food and beverages away from my device.

● I will not leave the device unattended or loan out my device to others.

● I will notify teachers/staff if my device is broken or needs repair.

● I will inform my teacher/staff if my device is lost or stolen.

● I will protect my device by only carrying it while in the sleeve and bag provided.

● I will use my device appropriately and honor Portland Public School expectations.

● I will not deface my device, the serial number or device label.

● I understand that my device is the property of Portland Public Schools.

● I will return the device, sleeve, bag, and power cords in good working condition.

Students and families are responsible for understanding and following the PPS Responsible Use Policy

(full version at

Do Not...

● Share private information about yourself or others.

● Cause harm to others or damage to their property.

● Damage computer equipment, data or files.

● Pursue hacking.

● Copy or download copyrighted materials.

● Look at, send, copy or create material that is rude, inappropriate or meant to hurt someone’s


● Steal information or music.

● Buy, sell or advertise merchandise unless it’s part of a project.

● Install software on computers unless approved by teacher or District staff.

If you have any questions send me an email at
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SUN School

SUN offers fun enrichment activities after school for Kellogg students. Starting on September 25th, SUN will have soccer, theater games, chemistry, and more!

This year, SUN will also offer educational opportunities, family engagement nights and classes for adults and parents such as Zumba and Art therapy.

SUN also offers a Free Food Market at the following schools.

Kelly- Wednesdays, Weekly, 12-1:30pm

Lane- Tuesdays, Weekly, 2:30pm-4pm

Reynolds- Fridays, Monthly, 3:30pm-5pm

For more information on SUN, contact SUN Interim Manager, Mayra Chavez at or 503-970-6753

For more information on pantries and hunger relief, contact our coordinator, Melanie Sandrinna at or 503-539-3118

Franklin High School's SUN Program is collaborating with Portland State University to offer free Adult ESL again this year! Here is our link to sign up.

Please share this with your families and communities.

The dates are October 3rd - November 21st, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30-8PM at Franklin High School.

Scheduling Update

Thank you families for your patience as our counseling team worked to make all necessary schedule adjustments. At this time we are finished adjusting schedules and will not be making any further changes.

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PTSA Lives On!

  • Three parents jumped in at the end of last year to ensure that the Kellogg PTSA continues to operate and grow.

  • Last year the PTSA was able to facilitate and fund a number of community-building events including:

    • Teacher Appreciation Week

    • Teacher Support during Fall conferences

    • School Dance refreshments

    • 8th Grade Promotion activities

  • Funding for these activities primarily came from passive fundraising efforts like Dine-Outs, which we partner with local restaurants to provide. We also raise funds through the Kellogg Bottle Drop. Pre-labeled bags can be picked up at the front office. You know you have cans!

  • We want the PTSA to continue to support students and teachers and we want to hear from you! What are some things that you’d like to see at Kellogg? Do you have questions and want to meet other parents to see if they have the answers or similar experiences? Our first PTSA General Meeting is in person at Kellogg on Oct 4 at 6:30pm. Mark your calendar.

Important Dates:

  • Sept 21 - Open House - We will see you there!

  • Oct 4 - PTSA General Meeting at Kellogg - 6:30pm

  • Oct 12 - Clothing Center Volunteers needed at Marshall

Please contact us at with questions or suggestions.

Travel Opportunity for 8th Grade Immersion Students

We’re going to Peru in Summer 2024, and your student is invited!

My name is Ronda Hall-Ramírez and I am both a middle school teacher and parent of an 8th grade immersion student at Kellogg. I'm excited to tell you more about this trip to Peru as a culmination of our students' immersion experience. This will be a virtual informational meeting on Sunday, September 24th at 6:00pm and I will send you a link to virtual meeting when you register at the following link:


Ronda Hall-Ramirez

Please note this is a non-school sponsored trip.

Social Work Corner

Hello families-

Kellogg has a small clothing/food/hygiene closet for students and families to use.

**If you need something from the closet, please contact me at or by calling the main office.

**If you would like to donate something to the closet we are only accepting the following items:

  • Basketball or soccer sneakers

  • Crocs or slides

  • Hoodie sweatshirts

  • Hygiene items (shampoo, hairbrushes, toothpaste etc)

  • Dry food such as pasta, rice, beans, cake or pancake mixes, etc

  • Canned food such as tuna, peanut butter, (no canned soups)

**Donations can be brought to the main office. Thank you!

-Elizabeth Sommo

School Social Worker

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  • In order to volunteer throughout the school year while school is in session and work with teachers and students, please make sure you have completed the process with PPS Security. You can find the information here.
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Important Dates

September 21st - Open House

September 26th - School Picture Day

September 24 - 29 - Outdoor School

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