Roy B. Kelley

May 2023

Budget Vote - Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Please be sure to take the time and get out and vote for our annual school budget!

Traffic Update

Please remember when you enter the school zone that it is IMPERATIVE to slow down! Please park in designated areas - upper lot or lower lot, rows 3 & 4. The bus loop is designated for buses ONLY in the AM or for students who have been approved by the health office due to a medical note. In the PM, the bus loop is for busses/vans and curbside ticket holders ONLY. Please do not pick your child up from their designated door. Watch for walkers! Follow the directives from the staff members and school security monitors. If we all work together, we may ensure that everyone will get to and from school safely!

Safety and Security

Please be advised that the building is locked and secured at all times of the day and night. Visitors are permitted on the premises when there are events or if we have volunteer opportunities. Visitors are required to be reviewed by the Raptor system. The Raptor system is an electronic tool that the LCSD purchased to ensure the safety for all stakeholders. As part of our safety plan, visitors traveling through the building are not permitted. Please respect our policies and procedures. They are here to keep your child safe. I do request that there is mutual respect amongst the visitors and staff. We are role models to our children and the professionals here are doing their best to keep your child safe. If you have any questions or concerns as always, please contact me directly.

Respectful Superheroes

Congratulations to respectful superheroes!

Spelling Bee

On April 28th, the PTA hosted a Spelling Bee for Gr. 4 students. Congratulations to the finalists: (first is listed first, then descending): Eric W., Nora L., Sabrina S., Lilleah J. and Lily G. These students will compete on May 13th at the Regional Spelling Bee at Lockport High School! Thank you to all who participated in the event.
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PTA News

Thank you to everyone who participated in Family Bingo Night! We hope you had a great time!

-The Little Caesars Spring Fundraiser is currently running and will end on Monday, May 8th. Orders can be placed online at using Fundraiser ID #424232. Please be sure to submit all paper order forms containing cash or check into the main office by Monday, May 8th. Delivery of the pizza kits will be in early June. The top 10 families will win a “Popsicle with the Principal” snack with Principal Walton!

-Congratulations to the fourth graders who participated in the RBK Spelling Bee! The top 5 finalists from RBK will move onto the Regional Competition on Saturday, May 13th. Thank you to Mrs. Lutz and Mrs. Waddell for your support.

-RBK PTA is excited to announce our annual PARP (Pick A Reading Partner) event will run May 7th to May 20th. Join us for a Farmtastic Readathon Event where children are encouraged to read 30 minutes a day, five times a week with a partner. Log your reading to win a brag tag for your backpack! We'll be celebrating with lots of fun events, including a free book fair, dress up days, and Books in the Bus Loop. Information is coming home soon!

-Please join us for our next PTA meeting on May 24th at 6:30pm in the RBK cafeteria! Hear updates from Principal Walton and discuss upcoming events such as Field Day and the Fun Run. This is a great and convenient way to get involved in your child's education. It is especially important we have members attend our May meeting because we need a quorum to elect officers and adopt our budget for next year. We hope to see you there!

-The PTA has an open officer position of Secretary for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested or have any questions, please email

- Field Day will be held on Tuesday, June 20th. Parent volunteers will be needed and appreciated! More details coming soon.

-Save the date for the RBK Fun Run which will be held at the track at Emmet Belknap on Thursday, June 15th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. More details to come!

Kindness Club and Student Council

This month, Roy B. Kelley's Kindness Club and Student Council representatives will be working hard at sprucing up the Kindness Garden. They will be weeding, planting, and mulching. They will also be adding an additional plant to honor all RBK students, past and present.

Parent Requests

I believe it is a partnership between home and school to make the best decision about your child's teacher for next year. If you are so inclined, please send a letter or email to stating the qualities you feel are imperative for your child's success. Please submit all requests prior to May 30th. I will accomodate your requests to the best of my ability. Please understand that classes can change right up to September.

Career Day

Career Day is coming up quickly! Mr. Millace has planned a fun filled day on Friday, June 2. Encourage your child to dress as their career choice. We are hoping if the rain ever ends we will have a career parade in the afternoon around the bus loop at 2:30. We hope to see you all there!

5/01 - 5/31 Better Speech and Hearing Month

5/08 Last Day for Little Caesar Fundraiser

5/08 - 5/17 PARP Week

5/10 Dress like your favorite farm animal

5/11 Old Fort Niagara field trip for grade 4

5/13 Regional spelling bee at the LHS

5/16 PTA Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

5/16 Gr. 3 Field trip to NF Aquarium

5/16 Visit from the Lockport Public Library to discuss the summer reading program

5/16 Free books in the bus loop, 4:30 - 6:30

5/17 Dress like your favorite literary character

5/23 Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Lockport High School

5/25 Gr. 2 field trip to Day Road Park

5/26 No School

5/29 No School

5/30 Teacher requests due

5/31 Kindergarten screening at John Pound by appointment

6/02 Career Day

6/06 Evacuation Drill to Alliance Church, 11 a.m.

6/19 Juneteenth, no school

Roy B. Kelley Calendar

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Roy B. Kelley Elementary School

Home of the Lions

Pride in our Past...Faith in our Future

Heather Walton, Principal