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    Thomas Kelly: A 2020 Clear Vision for the Future


    An International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School



    Happy 2020 to our Thomas Kelly Family! I hope your holidays were filled with joy.

    When we selected “THOMAS KELLY 2020: A CLEAR VISION FOR THE FUTURE!” as our theme, January seemed a long way off. This year seems to be going in sprints as we race to the end of the school year. I wonder how many of our students have thought about their future. Do they want to go to college when they graduate from high school or go to a trade school or into the military or straight into a job? Have they thought about what occupation they would like to pursue? It might be an interesting dinner conversation to find out what your child wants for his/her future. It might be fun to make a family time capsule with your predictions for what the world will look like in 2030 and what your child will be doing. Put the time capsule in a manila envelope and put it with your important papers. It will definitely make for some interesting reading and probably some laughter when you open it in ten years.

    Thomas Kelly families turned December into a time of giving. Thanks to all of you who selected ornaments from our Giving Tree. Several students received Christmas gifts and food for the Winter Break. Santa Claus delivered their gifts after school before Winter Break. The library was transformed into Santa’s workshop as happy faces received gifts from him thanks to your generosity. Thanks so much! This amazing event has been featured on the San Juan Unified School District’s website.

    Our district’s Winter Survey will be going home this month. Since last year our math scores have improved. Our suspension rate decreased significantly. One of the major outcomes from last year’s Winter Survey was that suspension rate decreased and 100% of staff felt safe. Staff members, fourth and fifth grade students, and parents fill out the survey every year. The results can be found on our school’s website.

    Looking forward to a busy January with our eyes on the future.


    Josh Costa




    Josh Costa, Principal

    Josh Costa

    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 

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Last Modified on January 13, 2020