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Principal's Newsletter: March 2, 2017

NEW Interactive Digital Library

I want to encourage every family to check out our new interactive Digital Library located on our school's website under the academics tab. The Digital Library is loaded with student resource apps spanning all subject matter. There's also parent, teacher and book list resources as well.  

On the home page of the Digital Library, you will find our new subscription to GALE Kids InfoBits! This is an online research reference database (think online encyclopedia that's vetted, current and user friendly) that can be accessed at school and at home. Features include: citation, highlight and notation tools, lexile level options, visual and audio assistance, 20+ language translation and a multitude of books, articles, images, journals, maps, charts and graphs. Students can save research in their google drive folders. Parents can access a tutorial in the MORE/Educator Resources tab.


Chaucer's Book Night is Thursday, March 9th

Join us at Santa Barbara’s beloved bookstore, Chaucer’s, for a night of stories and book signing with special guest author Bruce Hale; 25% of all proceeds will go back to Adams.


Read-A-Thon Fundraiser Kick Off is Thursday March 2nd

One of our most important fundraisers of the year combines your child’s love of reading with raising money for our school. We will kick it off by celebrating Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a pajama day/reading event in all classrooms. This is an exciting fundraiser for our students and the more they read, the more money we raise. All the money earned will go directly to critical programs, services and materials for our students. Prizes and additional details will be announced soon.


Sixth Grade Science Fair

All of our sixth grade students will be presenting their Science Projects this Friday, March 3rd from 9:30-11:30am to our K-5th grade students and then from 1:30-2:30pm to all parents.

Congratulations to these hard working Scientists!


Open House/Art Show/Science Fair

Our Open House / Art Show / K-5 Science Fair is Thursday; March 23rd. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit the Adams classrooms! You will see what your child has been working on along with what’s to come next year. Students will have their science projects on display in their classrooms, and a beautiful student art installation will be set up in the auditorium. Families can also visit the Scholastic Book Fair taking place that week in our library.


Santa Barbara Rotary Honors Ms. Price as an Outstanding Teacher

Ms. Price will be accepting the SB Rotary Outstanding Teacher Award on Friday, March 3rd at a luncheon at the Fess Parker Double Tree.

For over the past five years, Ms. Price has served as a lead Kindergarten teacher for the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Ms. Price’s knowledge of curriculum development and design as well as her leadership skills are only a few of her many strengths. Ms. Price has earned an excellent reputation in the SBUSD and is viewed as one of the most skilled teachers. Congratulations, Ms. Price!


Spring Break

Spring Break is March 27th -- April 3rd. School will be closed for Spring Break during the last week of March. Monday, April 3rd is a professional learning day for all Santa Barbara teachers. Our students will return to school on Tuesday, April 4th.