Cougar Tracks Newsletter

May 11th- May 15th

Greetings Kelly Creek Community!

A HUGE thank you to all the families that came out to the parade last Friday! It was so wonderful to be able to see all of our students and families and celebrate our community!


Friday, May 15th was scheduled as a district professional learning day and a non-school day for students. The calendar will remain the same. Students will continue to have learning assignments this week from Monday through Thursday however there will not be assignments or office hours on Friday, May 15th.


Just a reminder, please come to the building to collect your students' belongings either today or tomorrow. Additional details with the hours we will be distributing belongings can be found below.


I wish you all a safe and happy week!!


Warmly,

Beth Fraze, Principal

Counselor's Corner

Link to Mrs. Fitch's Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/1wqmr


There is a new resource available that is expected to help many families in Oregon with their food budget. It is called the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program. Households with children who have been receiving free or reduced school meals will receive a cash benefit even if they are accessing meals from schools during our closure. The benefit is equal to one free lunch and breakfast for each child - $5.70 per normal school day for the months of March, April, May and June. The benefit will be provided in the form of an Oregon Trail Card in the mail. If your student(s) are already eligible for free or reduced lunch, there is no need for you to do anything to receive the card in the mail. For families receiving assistance through SNAP, the benefits will be automatically deposited to their existing EBT accounts in late May. If your students received free or reduced price meals when schools closed, your benefit will be retroactive to March 16. Eligible families will receive the following for each child: $69 for March, $126 for April, $120 in May, and $69 in June.


If your family didn't qualify for free or reduced price meals when school ended, but may now qualify due to income loss, you can still apply for free or reduced priced meals online here. If your family qualifies, then you will also receive this new benefit through an Oregon Trail Card in the mail. For newly eligible families, these funds will NOT be retroactive, but will start at the beginning of the month you are eligible.


The funds provided through the Pandemic EBT program are available to eligible households regardless of their immigration status.


You can find more information here.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email.


I hope you all are doing well!

Collection of Student Personal Items

We will be distributing student belongings to families on :


  • Monday, May 11th from 9:00a.m. -1:00p.m. and
  • Tuesday, May 12th from 12:00p.m. -6:00p.m.


We are asking that parents park and walk to the station tables marked by the first letter of their student/s last name. There will be lines on the ground marked 6 feet apart for families to stand at to maintain social distancing. Station 1 will be for families whose last name begins with A-L and Station 2 will be for families whose last name begins with M-Z. You may turn your library books into the tubs at those stations as well. Additionally, there will be tables set up with the items from lost and found.


Medications:

If you have medications to pick up, please let the greeter at the station table know and we will bring the medications out. Our School Nurse Kathy Snader will also be joining us.


Please see the attached map for the locations of each of these stations.

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Moving? Address changing?

Has your family moved, Is your family moving, or planning on attending a different school next year? We want to help facilitate these changes and transitions for your child/ren. Please call our office at 503-663-7483 to update your address or any contact information.

Class Placements for 2020-21

It's hard to believe it is already May and time for teachers to start building classroom communities for the upcoming school year. If you would like to provide additional information about your child for their teacher to consider when making these placements, please use this form. Entries are due by May 13th, 2020

*This form is completely optional

https://forms.gle/qyvMhce8SCDrMYgi6

Kindergarten Registration

Click here to register for Kindergarten by June 1st!


https://www.gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2241

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Kelly Creek Parade Pictures

Thank you for being a part of such an amazing moment for both our staff and students. Here are a few pictures we would love to share!

Family Resources

Our school Counselor Mrs. Fitch has created a family resource list available for our community. This family resource list is updated daily with the most recent changes and new resources are added. This family resource list is also available on our school website.


Family Resource List:

https://www.smore.com/2dmnq

Join us on Facebook!!!

ParentVUE for Elementary Families

We are excited that we now have ParentVUE access at the Elementary level. Moving forward we will use this platform for registrations, address verification, and report cards.

We encourage ALL of our parents to set up their ParentVUE account, if you still need additional support in setting up your account, please feel free to call our office at 503-663-7483 and we can help!

Contact Information

Beth Fraze, Principal fraze@gresham.k12.or.us

Christine Fitch, Counselor fitch@gresham.k12.or.us

Melanie Fitzgerald, Head Secretary fitzgerald4@gresham.k12.or.us

Carmy Suastez Vazquez, Elementary Secretary suastez@gresham.k12.or.us