Welcome to Pelican Elementary School, home of the Proud Pelican Pirates! We are a K-5 school with eleven classrooms dedicated to creating strong relationships with 250 students and their families. We are located near Klamath Lake in an area of Klamath Falls formerly known as Pelican City. Built in 1921, Pelican Elementary has a long tradition of teaching children the value of academic excellence, good character, and community service.
Pelican Elementary School 1st- and 5th-grade "book buddies" took to the streets Dec. 18 to share carols and candy canes with their Harbor Isles neighbors. Pictured are Mrs. Dahm's 5th grade students and Mrs. Kappas's 1st grade students, year-round partners for weekly reading practice. Most buddy pairs spontaneously held hands while walking and singing. "Reading together builds both skills and school unity," said Kappas. "They're very protective of one another."
Kim Dunaway's 4th grade students at Pelican made turkey cranberry quesadillas as part of a nutrition lesson with Oregon State University's Klamath Extension on 12/11. They even learned how to slice spinach leaves in the french "chiffonade" style. The majority review: "Yum!"
1 Using the “chiffonade” technique to slice spinach leaves
2 Filling the tortillas
3 Heating the quesadillas with the help of OSU’s Karen Hottman
4-6 Tasting the final product
Funded by the Pelican Booster Club, Portland's Traveling Lanterns Theater Company presented the story of Ebenezer Scrooge at Pelican Elementary 12/6. The actors used audience interaction and physical comedy to entertain while also conveying the serious message of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." As 2nd-grader Jayla said, "It was about being nice to people!"
The Oregon Legislature approved additional state funding for K-12 education in their last legislative session. The funds may be used for programs and improvements in the following areas: Creating a well-rounded education for students, providing behavioral supports for schools, reducing class sizes, and/or providing more learning time. If you would like to make a suggestion for the best use of this investment to improve education in the Klamath Falls City Schools, please email your ideas to the superintendent at this email address: email@example.com. You may also call him at 541-883-4700 ext. 1. Thank you in advance for any ideas you wish to share with us to maximize the impact of these funds
KU soon will have 50 new Chromebooks with free data access available for check-out in the media center. The laptops remove economic barriers so that all students have the opportunity to conduct research, access educational resources and complete assignments at school and at home. Read the full story here.
ODE Annual Notice and Opt-Out forms for State-wide testing are now available.