Kelly Creek Elementary School
Principal's Message - May 2021
I cannot believe it is already May! We only have a few weeks left of school before summer vacation. My goal is that our students finish the year strong academically and socially. With that being said, I would like to remind families that our hybrid students are required to attend virtual sessions in the morning. These lessons that are taught in the morning are core content that is necessary to learn prior to coming to school for in-person instruction. We realize that families are working hard to ensure our students are attending all of their online classes, and we also recognize we have seen a slight decrease in our morning attendance. We appreciate all your efforts to get your child engaged in online learning.
The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week! I want to personally thank all of our teachers and applaud their hard work this school year. Every year teachers work extremely hard for their students, this year in particular was a challenge for all of us, and our teachers rocked it! The continued ambition, professionalism, and flexibility our teachers have shown this year continue to amaze me. To all the teachers, I want to thank you for your service and commitment to our school community. I would also be remiss not to say thank you to all of our families who have collaborated with us throughout the year and have made it possible for our students to access online education!
On Wednesday, May 19th we will be having our last Material Distribution event for the school year. This event will be for our e-GBSD students ONLY. All students participating in our hybrid instructional model will get materials during their afternoon school sessions.
Enjoy the warmer weather, and please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected!
If you ever have any questions or concerns, I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 503.663.7483.
May 2021 Important Dates
Cooperation Award Winners
MOD Pizza Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 12th, 10am-10pm
1844 Northwest Eastman Parkway
You can participate in this fundraiser by:
- Take out
- Pick up
To place your order visit MOD Pizza's online order website. Use the promo code of "GR170300K" and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated back to Kelly Creek PTC.
e-GBSD ONLY Material Distribution Event
Wednesday, May 19th, 11:30am-6pm
2400 Southeast Baker Way
PTC Fundraising Event
Click on the Window Decal Order Form Link to order!
Will your child be 5 years old by September 1st, 2021?
Click here to register online! Please make sure to select the 2021-2022 school year!
Please have the following ready to complete the registration process:
- Birth Certificate
- Immunization Record
- Proof of address preferable a rental/mortgage statement with current date and address
- Telephone numbers of emergency contacts
A child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2021 to enter kindergarten.
Students who are 6 years of age on or before September 1st, 2021 will need to enter first grade.
If you are unsure which school attendance area you live in? Please check out this tool: https://apps.flo-analytics.com/GBSD_School_Locator/
If you need additional support with registration please contact the front office at 503-663-7483.
2021 - 2022 School Year
Families will be notified in August of your child's class placement.
The next school year will be very exciting for the Gresham-Barlow School District. With additional Federal funds, we will be able to have a full-time Music & PE teacher at KCES. Additionally, we will get to keep our full-time counseling position. The district is also working on hiring support positions to help build teacher capacity with instruction.
State Testing Update
Students at Kelly Creek Elementary School will be tested on the iReady Math & Reading Diagnostic Assessment at the end of May and beginning of June. Students will be taking the DIBEL Assessment to check fluency, reading accuracy, and comprehension.
In-District Transfer Request
This year transfer requests will be done electronically. Below are the links to the In-District Transform Forms:
If you have any additional questions about In-District Transfers, please feel free to contact the front office.
Formal Letters of Communication
- Letter to Mrs. Minni's Class - 03/19/21
- Updated Hybrid Instructional Model - 03/02/21
- Updated Hybrid Instructional Model (Spanish) - 03/02/21
- Hybrid Instructional Model - 01/08/21
- Hybrid Instruction Model (Spanish) - 01/08/21
- Letter to Ms. Daniel's Class - 11/05/20
- Annual Testing Notification - 10/28/20
- Letter to Mrs. Hemstead's Class - 10/16/20
- Welcome Back Letter 20-21 - 08/31/20
- New Principal to Kelly Creek Elementary School - 06/10/20