Roy B. Kelley

January 2023

Students singing at Macy's in the Boulevard Mall

Boulevard Mall Performance

On December 10, 2022 fourth grade students and their families traveled to the Boulevard Mall. Mrs. Tokash coordinated this festive experience and the students' voices brightened the mall! Thank you to all the families who transported our students during a hectic time. It was a great experience! Thank you Mrs. Tokash for all that you do for our students.

Message from Mrs. Walton

I would like to thank all of our families for trusting me and my dynamic staff with your most precious gifts! I am so grateful to serve you and your child with an AMAZING faculty and staff. It was so nice to have so many volunteers assist with the holiday gift shop and craft. We are fortunate to have families who are so wonderful to work with. Thank you for taking the time to complete the Climate Survey. I welcome your input on how to improve our learning environment. I encourage families to get involved in our PTA. The PTA will be hosting a Sweetheart dance on February 16, 2023 for our students and their families. Worldwide Music will be providing the entertainment. I hope you see you there! Happy holidays! Enjoy your friends and family this holiday season. See you on Tuesday, January 3.

Upcoming Events

01/03 School Resumes

01/10 Intramurals 8:10 - 9:10

01/12 Intramurals 8:10 - 9:10

01/12 STEM, Grp 1, 8 - 8:45

01/13 Picture Retakes and Club photos in the morning

01/16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School

01/19 Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m. at the Lockport High School

01/19 STEM, Grp 2, 8 - 8:45

01/23 - 27 Snow Much Fun Week

01/26 STEM, Grp 1, 8 - 8:45

01/27 Early Dismissal at 11:50 a.m. for Report Card Marking

02/03 Parent/Teacher Conferences all day

02/03 EXTRAORDINARY Superhero Assemblies 9:30 K-1, Bailey, Rosenberg, Adair

& 10:30 Grades 2 - 4 & Jerz

02/09 Kick off American Heart Assembly 2:00 K, 1, 4 and 2:30 Gr.2-3

02/16 Sweetheart Dance, 6 p.m.

02/20-02/24 Mid - Winter Recess

Video Announcements are available for viewing.

If you would like to view the morning video announcements, please share your gmail address with Mrs. Lutz at Mrs. Lutz will add your name to the announcement list. The video announcements are a fun and creative way which informs the students at RBK about what is happening yesterday, today and tomorrow. Students participate in the announcements.

Welcome Alycia Yax, Physical Therapy Assistant

My name is Alycia Yax. I graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2020 with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science then continued to Genesee Community College in 2022 with an Associates degrees as a Physical Therapist Assistant. I plan to return back to school and earn a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. On top of work and school I am a junior varsity girls volleyball coach as well as a varsity girls softball coach at my high school alma mattar.

Page Turners Competition

Lockport did amazing in their first Page Turners Competition! They tied for third after the first round. We will compete again in March with the top two teams advancing to the finals! The team consists of students from Roy B. Kelley, Anna Merritt and George Southard. We are very proud of this accomplishment. Students were expected to read twelve books and poems and then were asked questions. The students competed against older students and did very well. Thank you, Mrs. Wadell!

RBK Musical - Disney's 101 Dalmations, Kids

This year Roy B. Kelley is putting on its twelfth musical, Disney's 101 Dalmatians, Kids. All students in grades 3-4 were able to audition for a part in the musical or be a part of the stage crew if they wished. Rehearsals for the musical are being held at Roy B. Kelley on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school, with additional rehearsal dates to be added as needed. Stage crew rehearsals will also be forthcoming. The musical will be performed at the Palace Theatre in Lockport, NY on March 23rd and 24th. All students will attend the morning show as a field trip funded by the school. Tickets for the shows will be made available for pre-purchase at Roy B. Kelley closer to the show dates. We can't wait to see our students shine on that stage!

Oratorical Contest Information - open to all students in any grade

Below are links to find information about the Optimist Club's International Oratorical contest that is open to all students in any grade and comes with a large prize if a student wins. The information is posted on the district website in two places:

Share the Wonders of Science With Your Elementary Student

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to teach your child about science. Just do some simple things like these:

• Encourage your child to collect and organize objects, such as leaves, rocks, shells or bottle caps.

• Encourage investigation. Give your child a magnifying glass. Ask, “What things do you see?” “What’s similar and what’s different with and without the glass?”

• Talk about the science that happens at home. Which cereals get soggy in milk? Why do foods in the refrigerator get moldy? Why do some plants need more water than others?

• Show an interest in science. Look at the moon and the stars with your child. Weigh snow. Mix paint colors.

• Include your child—as an observer or, better yet, a helper—when you make household repairs or work on the family car.

• Nurture curiosity. Ask your child questions. “Why do you think ... ?” “What might happen if ... ?” and “How can we find out ... ?”

• Go to the library. Check out books on different scientific topics.

• Give your child something to take apart—a ball point pen, a candle, an old toy. Encourage your child to figure out how it works.

• Talk about the weather. Have your child record the temperature each day for a month. Note whether the day was sunny, cloudy, rainy or snowy. Which was the coldest day? How many snowy days were there?

Roy B. Kelley Calendar

Please refer to our calendar for updates. Click on an event to display details such as location, attachments, contact info and descriptions. Calendars may be printed monthly, weekly or as a list or can be imported into your Google calendar or phone.

Roy B. Kelley Elementary School

Home of the Lions

Pride in our Past...Faith in our Future

Heather Walton, Principal