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 WELCOME

 
 
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 George Kelly Elementary School
Home of the American Eagles! 
535 Mabel Josephine Dr., Tracy, CA 95377 
209.830.3390 - Main Office
209.830.3391 - FAX
 
 
 

 WHAT'S HAPPENING

 
  • Thank you so much to everyone that participated in the All for Books Change Drive! Our students (and staff) are very generous. We were able to collect $2095.70 this year, blowing away our collection amount of $1440 from last year. I am sure Case for Kids will be over the moon when they receive $2095.70 worth of books to give to the many foster children that they help.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Music Department - Choir practice every Wednesday 3-3:30PM in Room 42
  • Staff Parking Lot
    • New signs have been posted in our staff parking lot. The staff parking lot is ONLY for staff and requires a permit to park in this area. Any vehicle parked in this area without a permit will be cited or towed by city officials. To ensure safety, our parking lot is monitored by the Tracy Police Department.
  • Parents please DO NOT use the parking lot as a drop off or pick up area! It is not safe for the children.
  • Attendance is IMPORTANT!
    • Teachers cannot teach students who are not in school. There is strong evidence that shows regular attendance can result in significant improvements in test scores.
    • Each month, our school goal is 98% attendance.
  • Closed Campus
    • All visitors must sign in at the office and wear a visitor's sticker.  We are a closed campus for the safety of all our students.
 
 
 

 Spirit Winners

 
Congratulations to
Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Schaf,
Ms. Parks, and Ms. Kelly's
 classes
for the most spirit on
Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 
 
 

 CURRENT EVENTS

 
 *TUSD Adopts Safe Haven Resolution*
  • George Kelly’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) class is looking for Legos, Lincoln Logs, Connectx, etc.  Any type of building toys that your children have outgrown, too many pieces are missing, etc. When you are cleaning out your children’s toys please donate any of these types of toys to our STEM class. We do not need sets, pieces are perfect!  Thank you for your support.
  • Parents and Students -  you can now follow gkeleadership on instagram for all the latest news, dates, spirit weeks, and activities.  It's one more way parents and students can stay informed.
  • User name:  gkeleadership
  • YEARBOOKS - 
     Online ordering until March 26. ybpay.lifetouch.com - Yearbook ID code: 8599417 - At school, CASH orders only - envelopes are in the office.  Hard cover $30, Soft cover $25
  • Kindergarten Registration for 17-18 - Packets will be accepted in the office March 13 - April 13 from 9am - 3pm.
  • 3/21 8th graders - First Draft of Speeches due to Dr. Wilson
  • 3/21 8th graders - First Singing Tryouts 3:00 – 4:00 Rm. 42
  • 3/22  8th grade Promotion packets are due in the office
  • 3/27 - Kelly's Parent Korner with Dr. Wilson - 1:00 - 1:45pm
  • 4/5 - PTO meeting 6:30PM - Library
  • Apr. 12 - Talent Show - 5-8:30pm
  • Apr. 14 - 23 - Spring Break - no school
  • Apr. 24 - Kelly's Parent Korner with Dr. Wilson - 1:00 - 1:45pm
  • Apr. 27 - Open House - 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Mondays are Kelly's day to celebrate going beyond high school. Join our celebration by wearing college gear, military wear, or other opportunities beyond high school.
  • Fridays are Kelly's spirit days.Wear red, white, and blue to show your school spirit. The class with the most spirit gets their picture taken with the banner and gets to eat outside on Monday.
 

 PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 
 
Dear Kelly Families,
 
                As we move into the month of March there are many exciting events taking place at George Kelly School, hopefully without as much rain. 
 
            This month marks the beginning of Smarter Balanced state testing for  3rd-8th grade students.  The testing is beginning  as of the second week of March through the first two weeks of May.  Students throughout the year have been practicing and developing their critical thinking skills, as well as their keyboarding skills to prepare for the testing. It is highly recommended to encourage your child to practice their keyboarding skills at home as well.  There are numerous websites accessible  through the internet. If you need any guidance, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher for the website they have been accessing during their computer lab sessions.
 
Dr. Jeanine Wilson, Principal
 
 

 Assistant Principal Message

 
 
Dear George Kelly Families,
 
Due to the increase of traffic during the dismissal hours we have set these procedures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. When picking up children at dismissal times, please remember the following:
 
1.)    Vehicles are only allowed to park along the curb or in the driveway 10 minutes before release time. For example, Monday students are released at 1:15pm, so vehicles will be allowed to wait along the curb or in the drive way starting at 1:05pm, but not before.
 
2.)    Pull ALL the way forward when coming through the pick-up line. We are trying to move as many cars through as quickly as possible to keep traffic flowing.
 
3.)    When exiting the driveway, turning right helps the flow of traffic. If you turn right exiting the driveway, and then left at the next available street, Carol Ann Drive, you will do a loop and end up back on Golden Leaf Lane. By taking this route YOU will help the flow of traffic and avoid possible accidents.
 
4.)    Obey the rules of the road…we have requested an increase in Tracy Police Department’s presence. It is illegal to do a U-Turn over a double yellow line, crossing without using the crosswalk (jaywalking), as well as pulling alongside of a parked vehicle to have a child enter into a vehicle. These are all illegal and major safety hazards.
 
5.)    Parents please wait on either side of the caution tape. Students are not allowed to run around and play on the front concrete area, or the grass area by the bike rack.
 
6.)    If you would like to help keep our dismissals safe, please sign up for our “Afternoon Angels,” to help make sure our students, staff, and parents are safe. Please see Mrs. Rocio in our office to add your name to our list. I would personally like to thank ALL of the “Afternoon Angels” who have volunteered so far-we appreciate your presence.
 
We appreciate and thank you in advance for following our dismissal procedures. This will help keep everyone safe at George Kelly School.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ms. Mary Petty
Assistant Principal