THURSDAY MESSAGE APRIL 21, 2022

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THURSDAY MESSAGE APRIL 21, 2022

ROAR CARD 
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag:Weston Gohlich, Alexander Glaeser, Leah Arreola, Iker Funtes, Chris Gallagher, Fabian Bartolo, Irvin Flores, Leonardo Rivera, Daniel Perez, Jate Mari. Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic, and Respectful choices! Each week we will celebrate students at Friday Flag and announce them here to parents.

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK

EARTH DAY is TOMORROW! 

Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day and Adams will celebrate by encouraging our students and families to walk or bike to school. Incentives will be given out by Student Council for those who participate, including a chance to win unlimited ride tickets for the upcoming fair! ALL students will receive a smoothie for breakfast during morning recess. Perhaps you could bring a trashbag with you and pick up trash along the way. You could then bring the trash bag to school to throw away your collected trash in designated trash cans on campus. Similar to our Explore Ecology lunch activity, it is so easy to lend a hand in keeping our environment clean! Families are invited to walk or bike together and then parents can stay and enjoy coffee with the PTA before and during Friday Flag. We would love to see you on campus!

HEALTHY COMMUNITY PANTRY! APRIL 26TH 4-6 PM
Come to the “Healthy Community Pantry” to learn about healthy resources for the whole family and receive a bag of healthy food with fresh fruits and vegetables. Food and fun for the whole community! Harding Elementary School 1625 Robbins St Santa Barbara, CA. See attachments for details.

CROSSWALK SUBSTITUTE
Thank you to Alexis Butler for helping with the crosswalk this week! Albert and Mrs. Fresch appreciate you!

CAASPP IS COMING UP
Mandatory Standardized State testing, CAASPP, for students in grades 3-6 will take place starting the week of May 2nd. More information will come in the week ahead, but you can help your child prepare by logging in as a guest and taking practice test questions before hand.

NOW ENROLLING GRADES PK-12 FOR FALL 2022!!
Great News for TK new enrollees! The transitional kindergarten age eligibility has expanded: students are eligible if their 5th birthday falls between Sept. 2, 2022 and Feb. 2, 2023. Please see attachment below.

CALM CORNER: From Lindsay Lookingbill
Emotion Thermometer 

Learning to recognize, verbalize, and manage feelings is an important part of social development in children. As young as preschool age, children have the ability to identify their emotions and the emotions of others, speak about their emotions, and regulate their emotions. Children who show greater competency in these areas tend to have better peer relationships, and they are viewed more favorably by teachers.

The Emotion Thermometers handout is a tool for helping children put a name to their feelings and rating their intensity. The colorfully illustrated faces help children recognize each emotion, and the simple rating scales allow them to indicate how intensely they feel each one. Children may color thermometers to their desired level, or make a single mark.

Suggested uses include: Use Emotion Thermometers at the beginning of each class or activity as part of a check-in routine. Help children put a name to their feelings by regularly completing this exercise at the end of an activity, or after sharing a story (e.g. “How did you feel when that happened?”), or when they are visibly experiencing an emotion.
Teach empathy by exploring the emotions of others. Use this resource to explore how someone else might feel.
Emotion Thermometer 

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

EARL WARREN PARKING LOT CLOSURES
We apologize for the inconvenience that this causes everyone, but please plan ahead and know that on the following dates Earl Warren will be closed to Adams Families. April 15 - May 6 for Fair set-up event and clean-up.

TIGER YOGA
Join us from 5-6pm on Friday, 4/29 for Sunset Yoga at Leadbetter Beach courtesy of Shannon Stone Yoga. Stay after yoga for some Happy Hour Fun! RSVP by 4/22 HERE to secure your spot for this FREE event!!

SBEF SUMMER CAMPS
2022 SUMMER STEAM CAMPS

Robots and Cooking clases for students in grades 6-9. See attached flyers.
2022 MUSIC CAMPS 
The Santa Barbara Education Foundation is offering summer music camps.
Scholarships are available. Register at www.sbefoundation.org.
NICK RAIL SUMMER BAND CAMP  
June 13 - July 7. This well-established four-week program provides students entering 4-9th grade an opportunity to continue their musical learning in the summer. This year we welcome a new director, local music educator Liz Caruso. Students of all ability levels are welcome to attend (Yes, even beginners!)See attached flyer below for dates and prices.
DRUMLINE CAMP June 13 - 24.  
Directed by Charlie Ortega,  this fun-filled camp is an excellent opportunity for incoming 6-9th graders to learn about drumline and many types of percussion and their history.
STRING CAMP June 13 - 24. 
This camp welcomes participants, incoming 4-9th grade students, all levels, to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass.  String students will gain technical skills on their instrument, increased note reading facility, and composition instruction in a fun, supportive environment.

April
15 - Fresch Coffee on Zoom  https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/93069920812 
22 - Earth Day
29 - CAASPP Kick-off Dance