Principal's Weekly Message for September 2, 2021

Hortencia Corral
Principal Fresch's Thursday Message Headliner Teamwork, Growth, Expectations, Responsiblility, Scholars for Life

ROAR CARD 

Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Ashley Soriano, Rhett Mitchell, Emilio Sierra, Santiago Vega, Gianna Butler, London Harris, JJ Hernandez, Catalina Quijano, Samuel Peralta, Nolan Clarke.  Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic and Respectful choices! Each week we will celebrate students at Friday Flag and announce them here for parents. 

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Monday, September 6th there will be no school for students  in observance of the Labor Day Holiday! 

SAVE THE DATE: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

This year's BTSN will take place on Zoom starting at 5:45 pm on Monday, September 20. Please plan to Zoom from home or work so you do not miss out on important information for the year from your teachers! https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/99110943897

TIGER PTA MEETING - IS MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 14

Join us for our first TigerParent PTA meeting! on Tuesday, September 14th from 6:30-8: 00 pm on Zoom. We had to move the meeting to ensure we had interpreters available. We will share information about our theme for the year and help you to learn how to make an impact at Adams by supporting your children and teachers! Join Zoom Meeting https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/91047720352

STUDENT COUNCIL TRYOUTS ARE COMING UP SOON 

If your student is in the 4th through 6th grade and is interested in joining Student Council this is their opportunity.  We will have an informational meeting in the cafe on Wednesday September 15 during their lunch time. Encourage them to join us to learn more about what the responsibilities for the year entail.

ELAC MEETING SEPTEMBER 13

Being a multilingual person is a powerful gift. Did you know that Adams has an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)? If you are a parent of an emergent multilingual Tiger, please join us for this year’s first ELAC meeting on Monday, September 13 from 6:00-7:00pm. The ELAC is responsible for advising the principal and staff in the development of a site plan for English learners, assisting in the development of the schoolwide needs assessment, and one lucky member has the the opportunity to  serve on the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). We hold 4-5 meetings per year. We will be holding member elections during the first meeting. Interpretation will be offered. Please contact any of our past ELAC officers, including president- Amba Coyt, or Hortencia Corral at hcorral@sbunified.org if you have any questions.  See this flyer for all of this year’s dates

INDEPENDENT STUDY

If a student is going to be out of school for 5 or more school days, students need to be on a short term independent study learning agreement (ISLA). ISLAs are 5-10 day contracts for families who are not able to attend school in person. This not only helps the school recover lost ADA, but helps the students stay up to par with class progress instructionally. Five to 10 days of work is designed for the student to complete during their time away. The work is submitted upon return, graded, and attendance credit is given ONLY if all the criteria is met. 

There is no substitute for an Adams in-person education so Adams encourages families to plan trips during school breaks. Adams discourages nonessential trips during the school year.  Pursuant to Education Code  51745–51749.6 , pupils who participate in independent study have the same course requirements as pupils in regular classes, 6 hours of work per day. Adams will only approve ISLAs with 2-3 week notice and after consultation with your child's teacher and the assistant principal. For more information, contact Ms. Corral at hcorral@sbunified.org.


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TIGER LOVE CAMPAIGN  

 

Thank you to everyone who has already donated so generously to this campaign! 🧡 EVERY student at Adams benefits from your contributions. Watch for donation envelopes coming home and help us reach our overall total of $45,000 / 100% participation goal. Please stretch your budget to include a donation of any amount to support the programs, learning materials, and additional curriculum aides funded by the Adams PTA. 

Donate and help your child’s entire classroom receive a prize for 100% family participation.

Donations can be left in the front office TigerLove dropbox or online (one-time or monthly) https://secure.qgiv.com/for/aes 

UMBRELLA DONATIONS

Adams is in need of umbrellas to help shade our Tigers during morning recess breakfast and lunch eating times. If you are able to donate an umbrella and stand, please email ms. Fresch at kfesch@sbunified.org so I can share the specific link to a safe and sturdy preference for this donation. Ideally we would like to have10 more umbrellas on campus to shade our TIgers while they are eating. 

CONGRATS TO OUR SUMMER READING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS 

We will celebrate our Summer Readers on Friday, September 10th with a walk to Chaucers Book Store and lunch at MacKenzie Park. Please return the permission slips you will receive on Friday to Dr. Price to be able to participate. Congratulations to the following students: Anisia Kourakis, Conor and Alana Brooks, Liv Holdren, Chantael and Elishahi Guzman Guinto, Evan and Elliot Ree, Vivien Cogswell, Emma Sizer, Noah Pettit, and Lilah Gullet

CAMP CIMI AND ASTO

A few parents and students have inquired about these unique camping experiences that Adams has offered in the past to fifth and sixth graders. We are sorry to share that our students will again not be participating during this school year both due to COVID and transportation for trips not being approved, and the lack of funds made available by the Audacious Foundation in the past. We will seek other unique learning opportunities for our upper grade TIGERS, if funds and District approval allow for it.

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL PARENT ELECTIONS 

Our first SSC meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 21, at 3:15 via ZOOM. If you are interested in joining the school site council you may nominate yourself. Please return the attached nomination form by TOMORROW. 

A formal parent Ballot will be provided in next week’s Thursday Folder.  

 https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/999347555

HEALTH OFFICE   

In the Health Office, we address many needs of the students – scraped knees, stomachaches, or headaches.  Another need may be a change of clothes when a student uses the slide when it is wet with dew, play in a mud puddle or have a bathroom accident.  

Although we do have some clean clothing available for the children, unfortunately we do not have clothes that will fit all children or clothes the children prefer.  We recommend the TK, Kindergarten and even the First grade students have a change of clothes in their backpacks in case of emergencies. The students feel more comfortable when they can change into their own clothing.  It is suggested that parents add a pair of clean underwear, socks, shorts and a t-shirt in a Ziploc bag. If a student has a bathroom accident parents will be notified, and the soiled clothes will be sent home.  Please replace clothing items as necessary throughout the year. 

MEDS: FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

As we return to school full time, it is important to update the health office of the health needs of your student, especially medications. If your student needs to have medications available in the health office, please have your doctor complete the necessary forms. Bring the completed forms and medications to the health office ASAP. Please contact Patti Mahota at 805-563-2515 ext. 1042 if you have any questions.

SB UNIFIED IS HIRING!

Our school district has many open positions from kitchen, transportation, noon duty, and classroom aides, to bilingual staff. If you or anyone you know is looking for employment please have them visit the Districts website. School hours are often perfect for college students and parents who want to work part time hours  during the hours their child is in school. https://www.sbunified.org/employment/current-job-openings?category=Instructional+Services

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM 

Follow us on Instagram! @adamselementaryschool I will be posting pictures throughout the week highlighting the fabulous teaching and learning taking place on campus. Don’t miss out on seeing the fun!

IPAD INSURANCE 

Last year, we did not offer optional iPad insurance to families because of pandemic conditions. This year, we are again offering optional iPad insurance through the same process and vendor as in the past. The deadline for families to sign up for insurance, if they are interested, is October 3, 2021. Families sign up directly with the insurance vendor and pay on their website. If a device is later broken, we file the insurance claim on their behalf. We have posted this information on the District's website on the Tech 

Calendar 

September 

6 Labor Day No school 

13 ELAC on Zoom https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/93529646120

14 PTA Meeting Join Zoom Meeting https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/91047720352

21 SSC at 3:15 on Zoom  https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/999347555

20 Back to School Night Webinar on Zoom https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/99110943897