THURSDAY MESSAGE APRIL 28, 2022

Hortencia Corral

Third Graders Planted a Jacaranda Tree For Arbor Day!
ROAR CARD 
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Manny Meza Ramirez, Francisco Albino, Patti Mahota, Brayden Guzman, Guadalupe Tamayo, Eddie Olivera, Landon Harris, Yamileth Rios Angel, Ruby Ramirez, Vanessa Luis. 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

MAKER FAIRE 5th Annual!
PLEASE JOIN US NEXT WEEK!  May 4th, at Adams from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, for our annual Maker Faire! Our Design Center Teacher, Sean Federbusch, and a team of volunteers are bringing together over 18 interactive, inspiring, and FUN maker booths to demonstrate project-based learning. Mr. Federbusch will also be showcasing many AMAZING student projects that were created throughout the year in our Design Center. There is something for EVERYONE in the family! Join in the fun and immerse yourself in all things S.T.E.A.M. Our theme this year is Building our community through STEAM!

CAASPP TESTING THIS WEEK: Get your CAASPP on Tigers!
Adams Tigers will be able to show what they know as we gear up for the CAASPP tests.  Testing will begin the week of May 2nd and run through May 20th for students in grades 3-6.  Please ensure that students are on time to school every day, try not to have any absences, have a good night's sleep, and eat a protein meal every morning.  This will help support your children in doing their best on these important state tests.  Students must also bring their iPad, fully charged, wtih their keyboard and headphones everyday for their two or three weeks of testing.
* Below are a few websites that you can refer to in preparing your children for the CAASPP.  
Calming strategies: Box Breathing: Video Option 
Test Taking Tips for Parents and Students
Top Test Taking Strategies 

CAASPP KICK-OFF DANCE AND RAINBOW DAY: FRIDAY APRIL 22
The PTA and Student Council are sponsoring a dance in the cafe on Friday afternoon to kick-off the upcoming CAASPP tests for students in grades 3-6. We want to recognize all their hard work in preparing this year by getting the whole school energized! All students are encouraged to wear specific colors of the rainbow to school on Friday for this dance. Attached is a video you can show your student to get them excited. See colors and schedule below. If you would like to come and chaperone the dance, or just attend, please feel invited! Share in our excitement by watching this video. Adams Dance Promo Video Here

1:00 - 1:20 - TK and Kinder (Red)
1:25 - 1:50 1st (Orange) and 2nd (Yellow)
1:55 - 2:25 3rd (Green) and 4th (Blue)
2:30 - 3:00 5th (Purple) and 6th (Black and White)

NO GUM ON CAMPUS
Students have been reminded multiple times that gum is not allowed on any school campus! Please talk to your student and remind them of the importance of this rule. Gum at schools makes a mess as children are not responsible with its disposal. Students who are caught chewing gum at school will pick up trash across campus during their recess time.

SSC MEETING
Our final School Site Council meeting for the year will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 3:15 on Zoom. Although only committee members may vote, the meeting is open to the general public. We wil meet on Zoom https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/999347555

WALK AND BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
May 4th is National Annual Bike to School Day. We encourage all ADAMS families to walk or bike to school on this day! Get out and stay healthy.

STAFF APPRECIATION
Thank you so very much to all the parents that donated Amazon cards for staff appreciation week! It is incredible how much love and support was shown. They all will be treated with so much care next week because of your generosity! A breakfast will also be provided by the PTA on Tuesday, and a donated lunch by Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday. Room parents may be reaching out to see if you would like to provide something special for your individual teacher like a card or flower, so please look for messages coming through Parent Square.

CALM CORNER: From Lindsay Lookingbill
Mindfulness
Mindfulness refers to a state of being in the here and now—quieting the mind and just being present. When we aren't mindful, it's easy to hole up in our own minds, thinking about all the little tasks and stressors that are waiting for us. Teaching children about mindfulness can result in some big benefits related to attention, mood, and socially appropriate behavior. The attached worksheet can help teachers, and anyone else who works with children, bring mindfulness into their home or classroom. This worksheet describes seven fun activities to help children begin practicing mindfulness. I suggest only giving a brief explanation of mindfulness, and how it can be helpful. Describe it as "paying attention to the world.” Focus primarily on the activities where children can find some success and have fun. Oh, and even though they're written for kids, adults can get a lot of benefit from these activities as well!
mindfulness-for-children.pdf

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

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.

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.

SBEF SUMMER CAMPS
2022 SUMMER STEAM CAMPS

Robots and Cooking classes 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
29 - CAASPP Kick-off Dance
May
2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
4 Maker Faire
17 Theater Production
25 Open House