Principal's Message - May 27, 2021

Leiha Dulawan

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, MAY 31 - NO SCHOOL

ROAR CARDS

Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners: Lluvia Gaytan, Ariana Barrera, Alan Ordonez, Evan Foster, Catalina Quijano, Hector Cabrero, Zion Dennis, Kamarin Hoskins, Johan Beltran, Zeke Wagy.  

*Students will receive a Shaved Ice Paradice certificate from their teacher!

Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic and Respectful choices!

 

FRIDAY FLAG CEREMONY AT 8:45 AM

Students on campus will watch the FINAL Friday Flag on Zoom projected on their classroom TV. If you are a Distance Learning student please make sure your child joins us each FRIDAY morning at 8:45 for our Zoom Webinar. Have your student join using the ID 93982002652 or you can use your device by clicking on this link. https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/93982002652 Students will then jump off this Zoom and onto their teacher’s regular Zoom after for instruction if they are participating in Distance Learning. Parents at home can Zoom in if they are interested in seeing what is going on at school!   

 

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK:

 

MEMORIAL DAY 

In observance of Memorial Day, we will not have school on Monday, May 31th. 

 

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 2. This is a minimum day for all of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Please note the staggered end times for this day:

TK and Kinder, and 1st: 11:45 am

2nd - 3rd: 11:50 am 

4th- 5th: 12:00 pm

6th: 12:10 pm

 

GOODBYE TO 2020-21

Closing out the 2020-21 school year comes with great joy as I look back on the year we had. Starting off in remote and transitioning to Hybrid and then full-reopening was challenging and yet rewarding. We have an amazing crew of staff and an incredible student body who have proven to be resilient and positive even in these unique circumstances. I am proud of our accomplishments and thankful to work alongside you all.  Although I do not know what the 2021-2022 school year will look and feel like exactly, I am certain that we will come back stronger together and stronger than ever in the fall Tigers! Be safe and Read, Read, Read this summer! 

 

SAVE THE DATE: KINDERGARTEN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

All of our Kindergarten students will have an opportunity to take a family photo with your teacher in person, on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 2nd at specific times which will be shared by your individual classroom teacher. Congratulations on this milestone as you promote to 1st grade!

 

SIXTH GRADE PROMOTION ACTIVITIES 2021

May 28: 2:00 PM Sixth Grade Kickball Game on Campus

June 1: Photo and Certificate Ceremony 

9:00 to 10:00 Miss Phoenix’ Class Photo Opportunity in the Front of the School

11:00 to 12:00 Mrs. Van  Lant’s Class Photo Opportunity in the Front of the School

12:30 to 1:30 Mr. Lovejoy’s Class Photo Opportunity in the Front of the School

1:30 - 2:30 6th Grade Pizza Luncheon on the Kindergarten Field

June 1: 7 PM Live Zoom and pre-recorded Promotion Ceremony, join Zoom: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/91899837603

 

NO PARKING AND DRIVE SAFELY ON JUNE 1

On June 1 the upper staff parking lot will be closed off for parking. Cars may drive through the lot for drop-off, pick-up but not to park. Please proceed with caution as students and parents will be preparing for promotion activities. 

 

STAY CONNECTED

Be sure to stay connected to Parent Square over the summer for important messages from the superintendent and myself regarding the opening of the school year. Office staff will have reduced hours over the summer, but can be reached over email at any time.

 

iPads AND SUMMER USE

Students will take their iPads home this summer and we would love to see them continue to use them for educational purposes only. Lexia Dreambox and Freckle are still accessible and specific to your child’s grade level. Other technology software programs are listed on the attachment. These hot links can challenge the students all summer long. Be sure to keep the iPad safe so it can return in the fall charged and ready to use next year. 

 

ADAMS SCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT

Please participate in our Summer Scavenger Hunt taking you all across our beautiful city of Santa Barbara. Now that we are free to be out and move about, we thought it would be lovely if you could take your children outdoors and explore all that this city has to offer. Attached is a document with 15 iconic locations we want you to find. Take a family photo when you arrive and send a copy to Mrs. Fresch at kfresch@sbunified.org All throughout the summer I will post the photos spotlighting your family enjoying the challenge. Keep track of all 15 photos on your own and when you have completed the Scavenger Hunt let Mrs. Fesch know via email, and the first family to find all 15  photo spots will receive an award! Get outside, have fun, and be safe Tigers! SEE ATTACHED 

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THESE SIXTH GRADE PARENTS

We usually get to thank you in person at the end of the school year, but since we are not coming back together, I wanted to acknowledge the tremendous support of these exciting sixth-grade families over the years. Whether they worked on the PTA Board or other school committees, they were found around campus and readily available to lend a helping hand at any task. We will miss all our families, but these parents have gone above and beyond to support all students at Adams over the course of many years. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Fackler’s (Claire & Lars)

Wilson’s (Galen & Rusty)

Perko’s (Marge & Matt)

Masri & Maldani (Janey & Nobeel)

Foster’s (Jennifer & Michael)

Carson Feleay

 

SPECIAL 6TH GRADE GRADUATION CELEBRATION HANG OUT

Please try to join in on the fun onThursday, June 3rd 12:00 pm at the Mission Rose Garden. Bring Your Own: Food, Drinks, Blankets, Chairs, Lawn Games - (all optional). The parents have planned some time to gather all of the 6th graders together and have some intentional recognition and acknowledgement of this important milestone in their personal and academic lives! Wear sunblock and come ready to hang out. This is a non-sponsored school event. Student’s parents must also be present. 

 

SUPPLY WISH LIST  

In today’s Thursday Message you will find an attached supply wish list for the 2021-2022 school year. This is just a wish list. Parents are not required to provide all these items, but if you would like to donate items specific to your grade level for student’s use in the classroom we will gladly accept your donation. Adams spends approximately $30,000 annually on instructional supplies. Your donated items would free up money which then could be spent on other essential instructional resources such as technology, software programs, professional development, and books. We are sending the wish list now in case your family shops during the sales events over the summer break. The items can then be brought to your individual teachers in the fall when we hope to return and classes are assigned. SEE ATTACHMENT 

 

REGISTRATION AND SUMMER OFFICE HOURS 

All families will receive a notification via Email and Parent Square from the SB Unified School District that the Aeries Parent Portal will be opened for parents to complete the annual online registration process beginning July 1st. However, our office will be completely closed Monday, July 5th, through Friday, July 16th. After completing the registration process, parents will be directed to print out their child’s Emergency Card to be turned in to our office, no later than Monday, August 9, 2021. All Students must be registered prior to the first day of school August 17th.  Students will NOT be assigned a teacher without proof of registration.  Parents can access the Aeries Parent Portal here or by visiting the https://aeries.sbunified.org/parent/LoginParent.aspx?page=default.aspx     

Note: If you need registration assistance or need help printing out the required forms, our office will be offering opportunities to assist families who need support with online registration/printing of emergency cards on the following dates from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Spanish interpretation will be provided: Tuesday, July 20th, Thursday July 22, Monday July 26th, Wednesday July 28th, Friday July 30th, Tuesday August 3rd and Thursday August 5th.  We look forward to an exciting 2021-2022 school year.

STUDENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Student Council would like to thank you for your positive attitude and commitment to school pride. It has been a fun year for me as the student council advisor leading this group of students and together, we raised over $200. They worked hard to serve our school community and are thankful for your support of school pride days, community service projects, and purchase of items throughout the school year!  The outgoing members voted to combine their monies with last year’s council and purchase of an item for the garden, such as a water feature, sundial, bird feeder, or thermometer. We look forward to sharing our donation with you in the fall! 

 

NO GRAB AND GO LUNCH NEXT WEEK

Due to promotion and minimum day brunch schedule there will be no Grab and Go lunches served on June 1 or 2 next week. Please look for information from the District next week about the summer food program to begin when school is out.

 

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS  THURSDAY MESSAGES:

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

Students who are identified as “At Risk” in multiple criteria were invited to Summer School, or our District’s “Summer Learning Program from June 14 to July 23. It is a six-week program from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm all five days of the week. Reading, Writing, Math instruction will take place in the am, and in the afternoon social emotional and enrichment experiences will occur. Please respond to the PArent Square invite if your child was recommended. 

 

SUMMER READING

Summer Reading is almost here! The Santa Barbara Public Library will be offering some incredible opportunities this summer that we hope all Adams students take advantage of! They will be offering outdoor classes and Lunch@theLibrary. The SBPL also has a new Library On The Go Van! This mobile library will be set up in neighborhoods all over Santa Barbara with activities and books (location information at www.sbplibrary.org). The Library buildings will also be open for “Library Express” starting June 1. More info here: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/getinvolved/sbplsystem/details.asp?NewsID=2589&TargetID=31

 

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ADDRESS VERIFICATION

Starting Monday, May 3rd, we are accepting Address Verification Forms for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please fill out the attached form and bring into our front office with ONE of the following verifications: Utility Bill (Gas, Water or Electric), Property Taxes, Lease or Rental Agreement. One Verification of Address must be turned into our office by June 2nd.  If you have any questions please contact our office at 805-563-2515.  Thank you ! (Please see attached form)

 

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

May

31 Memorial day

June

1 6th Grade Promotion 7 PM Join Zoom: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/91899837603

2 Last day of school, Minimum Da