Roy B. Kelley

December 2022

School Climate Survey - We need parent input!

Thank you for your support of the School Climate Survey. Hopefully we will get more respondents this year! Please click below for the 2022-23 School Climate Survey LInk:


Please welcome Security Administrator: Mr. Stover

Mr. Stover is the district-wide Security Administrator. Mr. Stover assists with safety measures and provides training for faculty and staff in the Lockport City School District. He oversees the security monitors. Mr. Stover was a former teacher before he entered the field of law enforcement over 30 years ago. Please welcome Mr. Stover to our Roy B. Kelley Family.

Upcoming Events

12/05 Musical Reveal, 2:45, Gr. 3 and 4

12/06 Art Club, 8:45 a.m.

12/06 Assembly with Bills

12/06 Intramurals 3:45 - 4:45

12/07 Student Council, 8:45 a.m.

12/07 Early Dismissal - 11:50 a.m., Parent Teacher Conference Day

12/08 Fall Fundraiser pick up in the dining hall, 5 - 7 p.m.

12/09 Kindness Club

12/10 Holiday Sing Along at the Boulevard Mass with Mrs. Tokash, 11:30 -12:00.

12/12 - 12/16 Holiday Shop, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

12/13 Page Turners to Oakfield High School - 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12/15 Musical Reveal

12/16 Safety Patrol, 8:45 a.m.

12/19 - 12/22 Merry & Bright Spirit Week

12/20 Art Club, 8:45 a.m.

12/20 Auditions for the Musical

12/22 Musical cast announced

12/22 Holiday School Craft, PJ Day, and Holiday Sing-A-Long

12/23 - 30 Winter Recess

01/03 School Resumes

PTA News

A big "thank you!" to everyone who helped raise money for our school through the Fall Fundraiser! We raised over $4,000 that will pay for experiences like assemblies and field trips. If you sold items, the pick up will be the evening of Dec 8th, 5-7p, in the cafeteria. You must pick up your items at this time, especially since some of the items require refrigeration. We will also need a few volunteers to help, a flyer with a QR code will come home soon. Thank you!

Happy Holidays to all our RBK families! We're looking for volunteers for two fun, festive activities - parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles - any adult volunteer is welcome! The Holiday Shop in particular requires a large number of volunteers to run efficiently, so please think about who you could recruit to help our students shop or wrap presents. Please sign up using these links, or follow the QR codes on flyers sent home with your RBK student:

Holiday Shop (Dec 12-16th)!/showSignUp/60b0d44a9ab2aaaf85-roybkelley1

Holiday Craft (Dec 22nd)!/showSignUp/60b0d44a9ab2aaaf85-roybkelley2

Girls On The Run

This year, Roy B. Kelley hosted their first Fall Season of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is directed for 3rd and 4th grade girls and focuses on self-empowerment, physical health, and being a positive community member to successfully navigate life. Girls on the Run provided Roy B. Kelley with brand new sneakers for each member as well as healthy snacks. Families who participated in the Parent Run Club also received a Fitbit and sneakers from Girls on the Run. Wednesday, November 2nd, was the last meeting of their 8-week season. The girls made posters to represent what they loved most from Girls on the Run. On Friday, November 4th, the girls had a pasta dinner to celebrate and build their energy to prepare for the big run. On Saturday, November 5th, at 8:30 in the morning, the girls met at Delaware Park in Buffalo to prepare for the big 5K event. Schools from across all of Western New York joined together to participate in the run. The girls had an amazing season. At each meeting, students showed dedication, motivation, and always came with a positive attitude to contribute to the team conversations and exercises. This event was a great accomplishment for these girls. Congratulations to Syriah Allen, Veronica Davis, Hayden Durie, Raylee Durie, Cara Edwards, Kaity Haley, Kaelyn Kellner, Ava Miller, Aliana Montosa, Rose Poyfair, Eden Roper, Elly Roper, Morrigan Schultz, Sabrina Smith, Lucy Sosebee, and Iveory Young. Honorable mentions go out to Trinity Schul and Madelyn Kennedy for attending some of their meetings.A huge thank you to their coaches, Miss Atkins, Miss Korchowsky and Miss Kwandras.

Family Empowerment Center

I would like to introduce you to the Family Engagement Center-FEC.

The FEC is located in the Cornerstone Ice Arena and is open Monday – Friday 9am-8pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm, minus occasional off-site meetings or meal breaks.

The FEC is here to assist families, parents, caregivers and students with needs that may or may not involve school, but would inadvertently affect the success of the student at school. We may not have the immediate answers, but will work to assist, find the answers or support needed. The FEC is not just here for problems or crises, but for questions, resources and support. For parents to use technology, access parent portals, take a break with or without their child. Connect or meet with someone, that for whatever reason, cannot be held at home or at school, the FEC can be the spot. This is an open door to the many services, supports and networks available for everyone that makes Lockport a strong and connected community.

“Workshop Wednesdays” will be offering a wide variety of workshops, events and resources for parents and students. This schedule will continue to develop and will be shared with you.

Please join us on:

December 7 – 5:00-6:30pm - YMCA Healthy Lifestyles for Teens. Workshop with topics for students and parents. These will be held once a month through March.

Family Support Group: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, (beginning Tuesday, November 22) 10:00-11:30am. Drop in, open discussion and support for any parent, caregiver, guardian or other family members. Opportunity to build or repair family relationships in a safe, non judgemental atmosphere. Discussion group led by Mike Powers, Family Peer Advocate, Community Missions.

Call the FEC at 716-438-7698 X501 (You will be calling the Cornerstone Ice Arena and will be transferred to FEC x501.)

Stop in, take a tour and meet the FEC staff:

Laurie Ferris, Parent & Community Liaison

Darryl Barrow and Jon Wiles, MBK Parent Advocates

We look forward to meeting you.

Laurie Ferris, Family & Community Liaison

Boost relationship skills by resolving conflicts productively

Whether it’s a fight with a friend, a misunderstanding with a teacher or an argument with a sibling—all kids experience conflict in their everyday lives. To help your child resolve conflicts productively, encourage him to: • Avoid name-calling. Teach him to use “I messages” to explain how he feels instead of “you messages” that blame the other person. • Hear the other person out and try to understand their point of view. • Think before he acts. Many times, a situation gets out of hand Show your child how to develop social awareness Boost relationship skills by resolving conflicts productively because people allow their emotions to control their actions. • Consider a compromise. Your child is more likely to resolve a conflict successfully if he looks for a solution where everyone gives a little and gets a little, too. • Ask for help when he needs it. Sometimes it takes a mediator to resolve a conflict. A parent or teacher may be able to help. • Stand up for the rights of others who may have been wronged in the conflict. • Be willing to apologize when he is at fault.
Roy B. Kelley Calendar

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Roy B. Kelley Elementary School

Home of the Lions

Pride in our Past...Faith in our Future

Heather Walton, Principal