Cougar Chronicle

Kelly Creek Elementary School

Principal's Message - November 2020

Dear Kelly Creek Elementary School Community,


November is a time for thanks and gratitude for who and what we have in our lives. My biggest dream for our community is that this message finds all of you in good health. Hopefully, you are enjoying the cooler weather, changing of the leaves, and smell of apples and pumpkins in the air!


As we continue on with Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), I want to remind everyone that CDL has been extended until November 30th. We will continue to update families as we know more about when and if we go to a hybrid model of education. My main goal is when we do return to the school building, we do it safely, and in accordance with the Oregon Department of Education guidelines.


I also want to thank all of you for your continued efforts in having your child engage in online learning. Parents, students, and teachers all have different aspects of online learning that they struggle with - I appreciate how everyone continues to give it their all! GO COUGARS!!!


On November 17 & 18 we are hosting our 2nd materials distribution, so make sure to swing by KCES to pick up your grade-level materials and supplies. Also, do not forget to sign up for a parent-teacher conference on November 23 and 24. More information will be forthcoming about our virtual conferences.


Please know you can always reach out to your child's teacher or me for anything you need or any questions you might have along the way. I can be reached via email at maranto2@gresham.k12.or.us or via phone at 503.663.7483.



Respectfully,


Sam Maranto

Principal

November 2020 Important Dates

  • 11/03 - Election Day
  • 11/10 - PTC Meeting @ 6:30
  • 11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School
  • 11/13 - Grading Day - No School
  • 11/16 - Family Support Night K-2 from 5:00 - 6:00
  • 11/16 - Family Support Night 3-5 from 6:00 - 7:00
  • 11/17 - K-5 Materials Distribution #2 from 2:00 - 6:30
  • 11/18 - K-5 Materials Distribution #2 from 10:00 - 5:00
  • 11/23 - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences (Virtual)
  • 11/24 - Daytime Parent/Teacher Conferences (Virtual)
  • 11/24 - Conferences - No School
  • 11/25 - Family Day - No School
  • 11/26 - Thanksgiving - No School
  • 11/27 - Family Day - No School

K-5 Materials Distribution

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 2-6:30pm

2400 Southeast Baker Way

Gresham, OR

Please drive through to get your materials for our extended Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Your child will receive additional supplies, maniputlatives, and resources that teachers will utilize during instruction.


This will be the same set up as our 1st materials distribution event! Additionally, all students K-5 are invited to either event. We are not separating grade levels for this event.

K-5 Materials Distribution

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 10am-5pm

2400 Southeast Baker Way

Gresham, OR

Please drive through to get your materials for our extended Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Your child will receive additional supplies, maniputlatives, and resources that teachers will utilize during instruction.


This will be the same set up as our 1st materials distribution event! Additionally, all students K-5 are invited to either event. We are not separating grade levels for this event.

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KCES Master Schedule 2020 - 2021

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KCES WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE 2020 - 2021

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PTC Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

If you are interested in any of our open PTC positions, make sure to email KCES.PTC@gmail.com


Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99744748254?pwd=VE4wd056WkViL2J4ajNlTXdNakx5UT09

Meeting ID: 997 4474 8254
Passcode: fy2GNC

Position Openings in PTC

Secretary

Attend monthly Board meetings and PTC meetings. The Secretary shall keep an accurate written record of the annual meeting and all general meetings of the Organization, including the number of members in attendance, when a vote is taken, and minutes of meetings. He/she shall perform any additional duties as needed by the Board.

(Average 2.5-3 hours per month)


Treasure

Attend monthly Board meetings and PTC meetings. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys of the Organization. He/she shall make expenditures out of the Organization’s funds only as authorized by the Organization or the Board and only for purposes consistent with these bylaws. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate written record of receipts and expenditures. He/she shall present a statement of account of the Organization at general meetings, and shall perform any additional duties as shall be directed by the Board.

(Average 3 hours per month)


Volunteer Coordinator and Co-Coordinator

Attend monthly Board meetings and PTC meetings. This team is responsible for all PTC communications with the greater school community, both online and off. This person serves as the webmaster for the Kelly Creek social media outlets (Facebook, etc.). Also serves as the coordinator for the monthly newsletter blurb.

(Average time per month 3 hours)


If interested in joining the PTC Board, please email us at KCES.PTC@gmail.com. We are happy to answer any questions you have!

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KCES Vaccination Rates

Every year we are required to share with the community the vaccination rates of the students who attend Kelly Creek Elementary School. Below are the rates for KCES in English and Spanish:



If you have any questions or concerns about vaccinations, please call the front office at 503.663.7483.

Connect with Principal Maranto

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out! Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!