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Family Newsletter September 18, 2023

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Kellogg Back to School Night/Open House

Please join us on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 4:30 - 6:30pm. We will have two optional presentations for families. At 4:30pm we will have information on our English Language Development program and then at 6:10pm we will have a presentation about our Talented and Gifted program.

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MAP Testing

Students will be taking their MAP test on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 20th. This assessment is to provide us with baseline data as we start off the school year.

On MAP test days:

  • Students will be in their 4th period class from 9:15 - 12:15.

  • This three hour window should be a sufficient amount of time for the majority of students to complete their MAP assessment.

  • On Tuesday afternoon students will attend class periods 1-3. On Wednesday students will attend class periods 5-7. The will have a shortened 4th period on both days.

  • Late and/or absent students will be pulled to take these tests in the library/Make-ups. We hope to ambitiously wrap up by this Friday!

Here is an example of how the morning could look in your student's class.

9:15 - 9:30 - Attendance, review reading slides or math slides, log in and begin

9:30 - 10:15 - Testing

10:15 - 10:20 - Movement break

10:20 - 11:05 - Testing

11:05 - 11:10 - Movement break

11:10 - 12:10 - Testing

12:10 - 12:15 - Wrap up

Front Office Reminder

  • An adult over 18 years old must come to the front office to sign out the student.

  • The adult signing out the student must be a listed contact to whom we may release.

  • If the adult picking up the student is not a listed contact, the parent must call in to let us know or send a note.

  • ID may be requested for identity verification.

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Outdoor School Update (6th grade families only)

Outdoor School will be Sunday, September 24 - Friday, September 29, 2023. All students should have received their outdoor school packet from their science teacher. This has important medical forms, permission slips and the location of their camp. If you have not received it please contact your students science teacher. They were due last week, please turn them in ASAP.

Sunday Bus Departure Times:

  • Westwind Camp: will be leaving earlier than our other buses. Please be at Kellogg at 1pm to depart at 1:30pm.
  • All other Camps should be at Kellogg at 2:00 to depart at 2:30pm.
  • Day Campers will be leaving at 9:30am from Kellogg and will be leaving Angelos at 2:45pm daily.

We will have a station set up to share medicine. Please have all medication in the original container, put in a plastic baggie, include any special instructions in the plastic baggie, and be sure to write the student's name on the bag.

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Picture Day

Picture day will be September 26, 2023.
Make-Up Picture day will be November 14, 2023 (for our 6th graders at Outdoor School).

Order before Picture Day at Paper forms were send home last week.
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Library Update

OBOB….Oregon Battle of the Books is on the horizon. We have the books for students to check out in the library. These books are available online as ebooks. Access ebooks via the student PPS App page, select the SORA icon, scroll down through the “collections” until you see OBOB 2023-24 Grades 6-8. As always, utilize our Multnomah County Public Library.

Parents! Volunteers are needed to make OBOB happen! We need parents to help lead/coach students for OBOB competitions. Small teams meet at homes of teammates after school and or on the weekends. The Kellogg team that wins at our school level will compete regionally in March of 2024.

The district policy to volunteer is to complete the background check at this link:

Please contact Jayne Morgan, library assistant, at Kellogg to volunteer. Her email is

Many students are looking forward to this and have already begun reading OBOB books. Thank you parents!

Counseling Corner

Counselors have been pushing into classes and delivering our intro lesson. Our lesson gives students foundational information about how to make an appointment with their school counselor, what school counselors do, and confidentiality. In addition the lesson introduces other building support staff.

6th Grade Update

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SUN School

SUN Enrollment forms are available in the main office and are due September 18th!

Students, sign up to learn and create Electronic Music!! You can also learn all about Python Coding and how to create games and web softwares. Come build strong connections and have fun with Girls Inc. Have you ever heard of elephant toothpast?! Sign up for Chemistry and make all sorts of cool experiments! (SUN forms say 6th grade only, but ALL grades are welcome) Last but not least, SUN will also have Soccer and Theater Games!

Staff and parents, stay tuned for more information about Zumba Nights and Art Therapy at Kellogg!!

As always, contact me for more information about SUN:) or 503-970-6753

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  • Dine Outs! Mark your calendars.
    - October 13th Fried Egg I’m In Love Which camp do you fall in - Yolko Ono or Sriracha Mix-a-Lot?
    - October 24th MOD Pizza Everyone loves pizza night!

  • What are your favorite restaurants you would like to eat at for Dine Out? Send us an email -

  • Kellogg Bottle Drop pre-labeled bags can be picked up at the front office. Collect cans for the kids. When your bag is full you can drop it at any bottle drop participating location.

  • PTSA General Meeting is in person at Kellogg on Oct 4 at 6:30pm.

Important Dates:

  • Sept 21 - Back to School night - We will see you there!

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

  • Oct 12 - Clothing Center Volunteers needed at Marshall

  • Oct 20 - Dine Out at Fried Egg I’m In Love

Please contact us at with questions or suggestions. Thank you for the emails so far! Keep them coming.

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.

Kellogg Family and Student Guide - Highlight

Every week we will highlight a different section of the guidebook so you get familiar with the content/expectations that are shared with our families.

Basketball and Sports Equipment

Basketballs and other athletic equipment (soccer balls, footballs, etc) should be left in the bins inside the front doors. There is a bin for each grade. Students can grab their ball from the bin during lunch. Balls and other equipment should never be out in the hallways or classrooms. If they are in the hallways or class they will be taken to the office by staff. Please put your name on your ball.

Full Family Guide can be found on our website.

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Important Dates

  • Tuesday, September 19 - Wednesday, 20th - MAP Testing
  • Thursday, September 21st - Open House
  • Tuesday, September 26th - School Picture Day
  • Sunday, September 24th - Friday, September 29th - 6th Grade Outdoor School
  • Thursday, September 28th - Progress Reports sent home
  • Wednesday, October 4th - Late Start for SEL curriculum professional development
  • Wednesday, October 11th - Coffee with the Principal
  • Friday, October 13th - No School (Statewide Inservice Day)
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