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Congratulations Ian Garcia (1st), Elliot Reed (2nd), and Oliver Evans-Bellinger (3rd), our Rotary 4-Way Test Essay Winners for 2024. Our first place winner will go on to represent Adams at the next level. 


Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag:

Jackson Dwan, Adaly Monroy, Nikolas Gaete, Edwin Romero, Ashely Deloya, Olivia Gaston, Edward Esteban, Aithana Diaz, Maya Gabrielli. Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic, and Respectful choices! Each week we will celebrate students and staff at Friday Flag and announce them here to parents.





RAP registration for the 2024/2025 school year will be on May 1st, 2024, at 9:00 am. Space will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The link to register, our 2024/2025 Flyer, Parent Handbook, and Scholarship information can all be found on our RAP website HERE.



The Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Summer Fun program provides FREE ($25 registration fee required) recreation activities, sports, crafts, and special programs for children entering 1st - 6th grades. Participants in Summer Fun will enjoy 7-weeks filled with games, crafts, enrichment activities, sports, and the opportunity to participate in field trips, theme days, and more!  Registration opens up on April 29,2024 at 9:00 am. Our Family Engagement Liaison Kenya, along with a few other FELs of the SUSD will be at Franklin  Elementary on April 29th helping families register. Families will be able to sign-in starting at 8 am to receive help first. Please show up early, as this camp fills up fast! See attachments below for the Parent Handbook with more information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact our Adams FEL at (805) 563-2515 ext. 1091 or by email at  



Please join us for our fourth and final EMLAC meeting of the school year on Monday, April 15 from 6:00-7:00pm. The hybrid meeting will be in the cafeteria or at home via Zoom Meeting ID 97682679589, link Sign up for the potluck on Parent Square.



Just a friendly reminder, Adams and all school campuses in the District are dog/animal Free zones. Signs are posted at the campus entrance reminding guests not to bring dogs on campus. For the safety and health of all our students we ask that you understand and follow this District Policy.



Thank you for the wonderful and generous teacher lounge full of snacks during our parent-teacher conference week. The staff very much appreciated the thoughtfulness. 



On Monday, April 8, at 11:11 am students in grades 1-6 will come together on the playground and view the Solar Eclipse through special safety glasses provided by the PTA. We are excited to share this unique experience with our Tigers! The Student Council encourages  all students to wear all black on Monday for this event. Kindergarten students will learn about the eclipse in the classroom setting and our fourth graders who are on a field trip will take their glasses with them. We will communicate with the students the importance of not looking up at the sun without their protective glasses and would appreciate you reminding them of this in the morning too. 



Please complete the LCAP survey at your earliest convenience and no later than Friday, April 12, 2024. Your feedback will help to inform what programs, actions, and services  should be included in the new Santa Barbara Unified 2024-2027 LCAP. The purpose of the survey is to take our educational partner input to develop a three-year plan using state-mandated funds to provide increased and improved services for Foster Youth, Emergent Multilingual Learners (EML), Low-Income Students, Homeless Students, and Special Education Students. The LCAP is designed to support these students to experience high levels of success. Your input is crucial and critical to this process and we request your assistance in the following ways. Click here for Survey 

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Join us during Friday Flag tomorrow to recognize and celebrate 34 Emergent Multilingual Learner (EMLL) students who put in the hard work and dedication and earned English Language Proficient status. This is a significant accomplishment because these are students whose home or primary language is not English and have added English to their repertoire.  “The process to successfully reclassify is not an easy one,” said Kelly Fresch, Adams Principal. “I am so proud of these students. Their hard work and extra determination is inspiring. This will open doors of expanded opportunity for them now and well into their futures.” 

The 33 students are: Julian Amador, Mia Garcia, Zahir Garcia, Josue Hernandez, Virgillio Hernandez, Damian Olivera, Yamileth Rios Angel, Yandel Rosales, Andrew Trujillo, Aliah De Leon Carachure, Leon Hernandez, Brandon Medina-Guerra, Abraham Villa Manzanarez, Emilia Brito Jimenez, Lilibeth Sixto, Ruben Aviles Carlos, Lizandra Gomez, Lluvia Gaytan Cervantes, Randy Ortiz Monroy, Nicolas Rosales, Edgar Alvarado Rivera, Angela Arcos Cedomio, Julie Colin Carbajal, Damian Gomez, Genesis Irineo, Liam Jacinto Soriano, Victoria Juarez, Jose Lopez Equihua, Ian Martinez, Alejandro Rosales, Isaac Sixto, Yaritza Trinidad, Andry Botello, and Isaac Casillas. 

The Education Development Center describes EMLs as “people of any age who are learning more than one language and developing proficiency to participate and be successful in their environment.”

Our school describes EMLLs as fierce Tigers! Congratulations to all of these students and their parents for accomplishing this goal.



Our Student Council is hosting a Canned food Drive when we return from Spring Break from April 2nd- April 19th. Please donate canned non-perishable food items such as: nut-butters, canned protein, beans, whole grain cereal, pasta, canned tomatoes, canned fruits and vegetables, chili, meats, fish, canned juices, canned soups, dried goods – rice, boxed meals – Macaroni & Cheese, other complete dinners, stuffing mix, or staples – flour, sugar, cereal, salt, dried milk, baby food, and formula. The items will be donated to our local Unity Shop and the Santa Barbara Trapeze who are hosting a free community event on Saturday April 27th. There will be a Trapeze Talent Showcase while the community rallies together for a canned food drive. The goal is to collect enough cans to build a record-breaking Canned Food Pyramid. All food items can be dropped off in the box by the front office. For more information on the actual event  that is open to the community on April 27th see attachments. Spring Food Drive #2.pdf Trapeze2024 Pix#2.png



We are excited to announce the Elementary 1st Annual Poetry Contest! All TK-6 grade students are invited to participate by submitting an original, unpublished poem related to the theme of: IDENTITY. For more information, please view this flyer and to submit your poem, use this LINK. The deadline is April 5, 2024. 



The Santa Barbara Fair and Expo are once again offering our school a fundraising opportunity. We will be selling pre-sale carnival tickets for the 2024 Santa Barbara Fair and Expo. Tickets are available in the school office. The wristband for unlimited rides per ticket is $30. We will receive cash or checks made out to the Adams PTA to pay for the tickets. 



Staff have recently expressed concern about putting students in the car after school without car seats for some of our littles.  We really should not be doing so. I have asked staff who are comfortable to let you know, “I am not legally allowed to put your child in the car without a car seat so please make sure starting tomorrow you have a car seat.” If staff are not comfortable saying that to parents they have been asked to tell me who the student is and I will then make the phone call to the parent. Our intent is not to pass judgment, simply to ensure our student’s safety. I am aware that on some rare occasions, additional family or friends may be called upon to provide transportation and in that case, they may not have a car seat. Again, we will try to be understanding in unique circumstances, and we will ask that moving forward, students be provided car seats if they fall under the state guidelines. 

  • California Vehicle Code Section 27363: Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4'9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.




Click here to learn more about the upcoming Hope Awards! It is a community event that is a fundraiser to support all our District Schools open to the public. 


The Santa Barbara Education Foundation is offering summer music camps. 

Scholarships are available. Register at


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.



5- Reclassification Breakfast

10- Roar Run Kickoff

12-Walk and Roll to school and Fresch Coffee

18- Roar Run