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Family Newsletter - December 10th

Message from your Assistant Principals and support staff

As we enter the last week before break, we look forward to enjoying our students.

At the same time we want to share with you a couple of concepts that we are working with students on that we need your help with as well.

  • Keeping your hands to your self - Sounds easy, but is hard with kids who want to play. We communicate to students that play fighting or "rough-housing" is not safe at school. Our students forget that they've grown in the last two years. It's hard to understand when kids are friends or even related, but we hope to have your support with this.
  • Running in the hallways - We have big beautiful halls and kids who like to be first in line at lunch or even up the stairs. We are seeing and increase in this behavior recently, especially with our younger students. Students need to remember that if staff ask them to walk or stop, they need to do so, especially with rainwater being tracked in from outside.

These to areas of support would be much appreciated and make a great impact on safety.

Thank you!

Franklin HS Band Visit

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Free Dental Services

The School and Community Oral Health Team at Multnomah county are continuing to offer free dental services. We kindly ask that you please copy and paste the following information about our program and send it to students' parents/guardians. This information includes the electronic permission slip and is available in English, Spanish, and Russian.

Thank you so much for helping us to continue to offer this valuable service!

We will follow up to address any questions and feel free to contact us at 503-988-3905.

Warm Regards,

The School and Community Oral Health Team

Coming soon: Vaccination Clinic at Kellogg MS

At this time we are planning in coordination with Latino Network to have a vaccination clinic at our school in January. Please stay tuned for more information by the end of the week.

High School Information Nights!

Hello Families of 8th Grade Students! It’s time to start thinking about your students' options for high school.

This is the PPS website for high school information nights for 8th graders.

District eighth Grade Family Nights: There will be two virtual family nights (there will be no in person events). More information/ link will be on the Enrollment/Transfer Website:

The lottery application window opened on Monday November 29 and will close at 11:59 pm on Friday December 17.

See below if you are interested in learning more about the three PPS focus option high schools and how to apply.

Benson Tech

  • Similar to last year, students only need to fill out the district application.

  • Benson 8th Grade Family Night: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. Meeting Zoom links: English | Español

  • Benson Tech Website: Updates and the application will be on our website starting November 29.

  • If you and your family need more information about the application process, the Enrollment/Transfer website has a lot of good resources.

Jefferson Middle College High School

Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC)

  • MLC Information night: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m. Meeting link: Zoom

  • MLC Fact Sheet

  • In-person session: Thursday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.

  • In-person visits: in spring

  • Metropolitan Learning Center Website:

Franklin High School - for most Kellogg students, Franklin is their neighborhood school. You do not need to apply to attend Franklin if you live within the Franklin boundaries.

Please email Ms. Greenberg if you have any questions at:

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Affinity Groups:


LGBTQIA+ Affinity Club is at 8:30 in room 217.

Black Excellence Club meets at 8:30 in the Library.

Wednesday: Latino Club, room 310, 8:30 am

Thursday: ADHD Affinity, 8:30, room: 309

Indigenous Affinity Club will start meeting every Thursday at 8:30 after Winter Break. Location to be announced.

REAP: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 4pm in the Library

Students Organizing Leadership (SOL. For Latino Students): Every other Monday from 11:10 am to 11:40 am. Next meetings: 1/3/22 and 1/17/22

Our neighbor - 7-11 store

Who doesn't love 7-11?

Just a reminder in regards to 7-11 in the morning:

  • If a parent drops off their student at our school campus, we are not allowing students to leave campus before school to go to the store. Once they are on campus, we take responsibility for their safety.
  • If you are allowing them to shop at the store in the morning, please drop them off near the store so they can walk to campus afterwards.

Our 7-11 neighbor is owned by a great family who are in communication with us and also have student safety in mind.

Accepting Donations!

Hello Kellogg,

Our nurse's office is asking for donations! We are looking for gender/color neutral sweatpants and packaged underwear to have on hand for students to wear in an emergency. If you are willing to donate these items, please drop off in the office.

Thank you!

Important Dates

December 20- 31 Winter Break

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Greetings from the Holgate Library.

You may be aware that our building will be demolished sometime in late 2022 and a much larger building will be built in place.

We want to make sure to hear community needs before this happens, so are having a virtual Community Engagement meeting. Would you be willing to pass this on to staff and your community?

Thanks for considering.

Here are the details.

Share your ideas for the renovations and additions to Holgate and Midland libraries so that the libraries better represent your communities and meet your needs! Each library will have its own open house. You are welcome to join either one, or come to both! Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided.

All participants will be entered to win a Kroger e-gift card. One attendee will receive a $50 gift card, two attendees will receive a $25 gift card and five attendees will receive a $10 gift card. Winners will be selected randomly.

RSVP for the virtual Zoom events:

Tuesday, December 14: 5:30-7:00pm

Midland Library Design Open House

Wednesday, December 15: 5:30-7:00pm

Holgate Library Design Open House


Juliet Morefield

Youth Librarian

Holgate Library

7905 SE Holgate Blvd

Portland, OR 97206


My schedule: teleworking Tuesday - Thursday

onsite Friday and Saturday

Locating A Pediatric Vaccine Clinic Near You!

  1. Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:

    1. Enter your address or zip code under “Location.”

    2. Click “Search”

    3. Click “Filter Your Results”

    4. Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.

    5. Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.

    6. View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.

    7. Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

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