Kelly Newsletter

May 2023

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Dear Kelly Families~

A huge shoutout to the Kelly PTO for all their work in planning and organizing our

Read-a-thon. Our student’s excitement about reading has been evident and we've now raised over $15,000. This means our students have earned movie day with their buddy class. Thank you to our Kelly families and community for supporting this fundraiser.

The month of May will be busy as teachers and students work to wrap up lessons, take year end assessments and make time for celebrating all that has been accomplished during the year. We thank you all for partnering with us during the school year and appreciate your support throughout the year. Let’s make the remaining days of the 2022-2023 school year amazing at Kelly!

LuAnn Schmidt

Associate Principal


Tuesday, May 9th-Band/Orchestra Concert-6:00pm-Use Door 6

Wednesday, May 10th-1:30 Early Release

Monday, May 15th-PTO Meeting-5:15pm-Kelly Library

Tuesday, May 16th-5th Grade Track Meet-Cushman Field

Tuesday, May 16th-Pizza Fundraiser Night

Wednesday, May 17th-Backup Track Meet Date

Thursday, May 18th-Ice Cream Social-5pm-Kelly Playground

Tuesday, May 23rd-Kelly Orchestra Concert at Schroeder-7:00pm

Monday, May 29th-No School

Thursday, June 1st-Last Day of School

Thursday, June 1st-Report Cards Emailed Home

2023-2024 Classroom Assignments

Drafts of class lists for the 2023-24 school year will be compiled by teachers, specialists, and administration this spring and will be posted in August before school starts. We'd like to ask that parents please refrain from making specific teacher requests as they often make it very difficult to create well-balanced classrooms. Our staff members know each student well and collectively consider his/her learning style, academic & social skills and behavior when making a classroom placement. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding. There is a quite a bit of time and effort that goes into forming classes and our students' best interests are always at the heart of our decisions.


For those students who registered for the Summer Reading/Math Class it will be held:

June 5th-23th



More information will be available later in May.


For those students who registered for Introduction to Kindergarten it will be held:

July 31st-August 11th



More information will be available later.


All medications need to be picked up by June 2nd. Medications cannot be sent home with the child. Any medication not picked up by the deadline will be appropriately discarded by the school nurse.



If your student plans on returning to Kelly School please make sure you complete the registration process in the Parent PowerSchool Portal. This needs to be done for every child-new or returning.

How do I get started?

If you have not already done so, you will need to create a PowerSchool Single Sign-On Account that links all your school-age children to the same account. If you need the information to set up your account, please contact the school office. Visit and log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. From the Parent Portal:

  1. Select the student you wish to register at the top.
  2. Select the Registration (23-24) link on the left side of the screen.
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions.
  4. Click Begin Forms.

For schools that have bus routes, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be able to sign up for regular route busing for the 2023-2024 school year while completing registration in PowerSchool. There is an August 1st, 5 p.m. deadline for registration for transportation. Grand Forks Public Schools will contact those who sign up in mid-August with specific information. Those who miss the deadline will not be guaranteed immediate ridership. If you complete the sign-up and require a change to your information later, please contact your respective schools’ main office to update any information.

Individuals requesting transportation beyond August 1st will be required to utilize the sign-up on the Grand Forks Public Schools website, which will be active on August 2nd, 2023. Registration using that process will not guarantee immediate ridership.

I can’t remember my login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

If you can’t retrieve your login credentials using the “Having trouble signing in?” link on the Sign In page, please contact your school directly for assistance logging into the Parent Portal.

Do I have to answer all the questions?

Mandatory questions are marked as "required.”

What if I make a mistake?

If you would like to make a change prior to submitting the form, you can either navigate back to the page using the “Prev” and “Next” buttons or if you are on the Review page click on the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form, you will need to contact your student’s school so they can make the changes for you.

I’ve completed the form, now what?

Once you have finished entering your information click “Submit.” This will send all the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each student?

Yes, you will need to provide information that is specific to each student. We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another. This will allow you to “snap” (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.

Help! I’m on the form and I’m having technical difficulties.

For technical support, visit our PowerSchool Community help center or click “Help” from any form page.

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Student Absence: If your child is absent or late, please call the attendance line by 8:30am.

701-746-2269-attendance line

701-746-2265-school office

Telephone Calls: Calls do not ring into the classroom during school hours to minimize interruptions. Messages for students can be left on the teacher’s voicemail.

Peanut/Nut Free School: When sending a snack or packing a lunch, please remember to check labels to make sure it does not contain or have traces of peanuts/nuts.

Birthday Snacks: Due to the increase of students who have severe food allergies and the higher levels of severity, we no longer celebrate student birthdays with a “birthday snack” in our schools. Parents are welcome to find other non-food items to send to school if they wish. Please discuss with your child’s classroom teacher for ideas or preferences.


The first bell rings at 8:20 am. School begins at 8:25 am. Breakfast is offered 7:40-8:15 am. All students coming to breakfast must use door 16.

Dismissal: The safety of our students is a top priority for us at Kelly School. As per district policy, schools will have parents meet their child(ren) at a designated location outside the school at dismissal time.

• Teachers will bring their students to a location outside the school at their classroom’s assigned door. Students will meet their parent or person picking them up at a prearranged meeting place near the assigned dismissal door.

• Older siblings meet youngest sibling at youngest sibling’s assigned door.

• Bus/Daycare van students will walk through the school to Door #1 to board their bus or van.


We ask parents to pay for Chromebook cases, Device Protection and intramurals online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash/check deposits being handled throughout the day.

Create your free account today and never worry about having to send cash/checks to school with your student again. Visit or download the app today to get started.

How do I enroll?

  • Go to and click enroll now.
  • Create an account for yourself and your children. You will need to know your student’s district ID number, date of birth, school and grade.
  • Provide credit or debit card information.

Why should I sign up for this service?

  • You can view your child’s cafeteria purchases.
  • You can sign up for free e-mail notifications when the lunch account is low in funds.
  • You may prepay their lunch account without sending money to school.
  • My SchoolBucks will charge a $2.49 service fee when adding money to a lunch account.


Listening is a powerful parenting tool.
You may not always know what to say but by listening carefully, with interest, and with empathy, you send the message that you care, are emotionally available, understand and accept. Kids sometimes feel that their parents “don’t understand” or “don’t listen” which can lead to a feeling of disconnection from parents. Good listening involves reflecting back or paraphrasing what your child has said so they know that you fully heard. Responses like, “It sounds like you are pretty angry at your coach” or “From what you are saying, it sounds like you feel she isn’t being a very good friend to you. Is that right?”
For more information and resources, visit
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