Thomas Kelly: A 2020 Clear Vision for the Future
An International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School
Happy October, Thomas Kelly families. There are so many Fall activities at Thomas Kelly. It’s a very busy month.
We’ll start with the last activity of the month because it is the one that generates the most questions. Students MAY wear costumes for Halloween, and we will have a costume parade which will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31. Costumes may NOT be scary or bloody or otherwise inappropriate for school. Even replica weapons are NOT allowed at school. Students must be able to do their regular school activities in their costumes. Please make sure students where shoes that are safe for recess and P.E. Please leave all props and masks at home. We want this to be fun day for students and families, but also continue our instructional program.
We had an International Day of Peace assembly and talked about creating peace in our classrooms and outside in the play areas and playground. Then we went outside to form a giant picture of the students forming the numbers 2020.
Progress Reports will be issued on October 11 for students whose work is a 1 or 2 in academic areas or whose actions are rarely meeting the Successful Practices. Progress Reports simply show a check mark to indicate areas of needed growth. There are no comments or additional information. If you are uncertain why your child is not meeting standards, contact your child’s teacher. Parent Conferences will be in November which will give you an in-depth look at your child’s progress when you will meet with his/her classroom teacher.
Thanks to our hardworking PTA and many dedicated parent volunteers Kelly Karnival will be Saturday, October 19. This is fun opportunity to mingle with neighbors, eat carnival treats, and play games.
Thomas Kelly staff and students will kick off Red Ribbon Week activities on October 21 with assemblies at 9:10 and 9:50. Red Ribbon Week’s first statewide celebration began in California in 1986 and has continued every year since to reinforce the message of being drug free. This year’s theme is Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.
Our monthly IB Assemblies are on Friday, October 25. The learner profile for this month is Thinker. Students think critically to engage themselves in figuring out complex problems.
Reminder: There is no school on Friday, October 4 and Monday, October 7.
Josh Costa, Principal
Thomas Kelly Principal
Thomas Kelly School Hours: M, T, W, F- 8:40-3:10 and Thurs- 8:40-1:50 Kindergarten - 5th grade
M, T, W, Th, F 8:40-12:40 Transitional Kindergarten
Josh CostaPrincipal(916) 867-2041