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Principal Newsletter, 5.16.13
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Kelly Elementary School
Tracy Poduska, Principal
May 16, 2013

Kelly School: COMMUNITY + LEARNING = SUCCESS

Thank you to the many families, parents, and students for your thoughtful gifts, cards, and notes during Teacher Appreciation Week!

Garage Sale Thanks!
Many thanks to Cheri Healy for taking the lead with last weekend’s garage sale, and to all families and staff for their donations and volunteer time! The sale was a huge success – it raised over $2000. Funds will be used to support this year’s 4th/5th field trip, as well as other student learning opportunities. We appreciate your support!

Personnel Updates
As the school year approaches its end, it's not uncommon for some of our staff to say good-bye to Kelly School. This year, we will be saying good-bye to three teachers.

Music teacher Doug Starks will not be returning to Alta School next year. Thanks to Doug for his years of creativity and inspiration with students and music, and his support of the musical aspects of our school-wide projects and plays. We are fortunate to have Nancy Brumsted as our new music teacher. Nancy has worked in TCSD #1 for many years as a gifted education teacher. She is a talented teacher with much enthusiasm for student learning and enjoyment with music!

Home-School Connection Newsletter
Attached is the May issue of Home-School connection. Just in time for nice spring weather, it includes some great ideas for outdoor learning and activities. It also includes helpful suggestions for building confidence through praise, trust, and mistake-making. This is the last issue of this school year – enjoy!

Kelly School PTO
Thanks to Kim Albright, Celia Green, and Pamm Valdez for their work in beginning at PTO here at Kelly School. Please contact me or one of these ladies if you are interested in being a part of the PTO.

Attached to this newsletter:

May Home-School connection newsletter


Dates to Remember:
May 13-17 Interest groups, grades K-5
May 6 – 24 K-6 students participate in MAP testing – teacher newsletters will provide exact dates and times.
May 20-24 DIBELS testing
Mon., May 20 Tracy at Kelly
Community Pride Day – JHHS students visit to volunteer at our school
Wed., May 22 Kelly School 2nd and 3rd graders visit Alta for Space Day. This day includes a visit to a portable planetarium and the construction of a space station!
May 22-24 4th and 5th grade field trip
Mon., May 27 Memorial Day holiday – no school
Wed., June 5 5th grade promotion celebration/spring program
Fri., June 7 Last student day – early release at 1:10


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