Cougar Chronicle

Kelly Creek Elementary School

Principal's Message - May 2022

Dear Kelly Creek Elementary School Community,

Our last full month of school is upon us and I am hopeful that our weather will begin to get a little nicer. This is a great time of year for outdoor activities and fun in the sun!

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week! I want to give a huge shout out to all of our teachers at Kelly Creek. They work incredibly hard for our students and the community. Their commitment to excellence is commendable and I am very proud of the hard work that they are doing each and every day in their classrooms.

On May 27th we are hosting our first Movie Night at Kelly Creek since March 2020! It will be great to see families back at KCES for a Movie Night. Doors open at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30!

Thank you to our fabulous PTC Group for all the fun activities you have planned for our students, staff, and community. April and May are busy months for our PTC planning the Jog-a-Thon, Saturday Market, Movie Night, Connect to Kindergarten, Teacher Appreciation Week, etc. We are so thankful for everything that you do to support our students and staff!

I hope everyone has a fabulous month and stay tuned for our last newsletter of the year - a lot of activities and events are happening in June in celebration of an amazing school year!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, I can be reached via email at or via phone at 503.663.7483.

Best wishes,

Sam Maranto


Important Dates - May 2022

  • 05/02 - Teacher Appreciation Week Begins
  • 05/04 - Late Start
  • 05/05 - Cinco de Mayo
  • 05/06 - Teacher Appreciation Week Ends
  • 05/10 - Virtual PTC Meeting @ 6:30
  • 05/11 - Late Start
  • 05/11 - Dine for Dollars @ Panera from 4-8pm
  • 05/13 - C&I Day, No School
  • 05/18 - Late Start
  • 05/25 - Late Start
  • 05/27 - Movie Night @ 6:30
  • 05/30 - Memorial Day, No School

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Join me in giving a huge shout-out to our fantastic teaching staff at Kelly Creek!

PTC News

SAVE THE DATES for our PTC Events:

5/11 - Panera Dine for Dollars:

Panera is going to donate a portion of their proceeds on May 11th from 4-8pm.

5/27 - Family Movie Night:

Showtime for Encanto begins at 6:30pm. Doors will open at 6pm. Movie admission is free for students and families! There will be concessions available for purchase. Please join us for a fun time!

If you would like to volunteer to support this event, sign up here:

Sign up Genius for Family Movie Night

Don't forget to follow Kelly Creek PTC on Facebook! will allow you to link to 'Kelly Creek PTC' and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase amount to the Kelly Creek PTC without any additional cost to you.

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities or ideas that will help promote school spirit, please reach out to We'd love to connect with you!

Please join us for our May meeting! We'd love to hear from as many people as possible as we plan for next school year.

PTC Meeting

Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 743 9682 0678
Passcode: QvP4Xp

Principal Hayden from Gordon Russell Middle School will be in attendance to discuss 5th-grade transition and answer questions you might have about 6th-grade!

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Please click here to view the breakfast and lunch menu for May.

Breakfasts and Lunches are free for all students for the 2021-22 school year. We still encourage all of our families to submit the online application for free and reduced lunch.

Please follow this link to submit your online application:

Moving to A New Area and/or Changing Schools?

If you've had a recent change of address or if your family plans on moving this Spring or Summer, please notify our office. We can update your new address in our system. We can also help with transitioning your child to their new school and transferring their school records.

Formal Letters of Communication

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!