THURSDAY MESSAGE DECEMBER 15, 2022
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Kenzie Beswick, Sarah Soto, Scott Carachure, Mya Bishop, Cristian Rosales, Brenda Vega, Ezequiel Miranda, Kevin Perez, Roberto Santamaria Isasac Palma. 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.
NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK
COVID TEST GOING HOME
Covid tests will be going home with each student this week. These should be used within 24 hours before returning to school from winter vacation. Submitting results is optional unless your child is positive for covid-19.
There will be no school from Monday, December 19th - Monday, January 2nd, as our schools will be closed for winter break. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 3rd. Stay safe, spend time with your immediate family, and limit exposure to others with flu or COVID symptoms. But most of all, be thoughtful and thankful this holiday season.
TOMORROW IS PAJAMA DAY, DECEMBER 16
Students may wear pajamas to school on Friday, December 16th for this month’s school pride day. They must be appropriate for school. They can not have spaghetti straps, and must cover up most of your body. If you have a nightgown that is like a dress, then you must wear shorts or pants underneath. Students may wear robes and slippers. But don’t forget to bring tennis shoes for PE and /or recess. Holiday headwear is also allowable, including beanies, Santa hats, antlers and such.
MINIMUM DAY TOMORROW DECEMBER 16
Plan ahead: Friday, December 16th will be a 12 pm dismissal for our entire school, and all elementary schools in the District.
TOMORROW FRESCH COFFEE
Please join us for coffee on Friday, December 16 after the Friday Flag Assembly. Vanessa Rencher from MoveSB will give a short presentation about initiatives from the Safe Routes to School Program, followed by a Q&A. The information is one way to help with Adams's goal of having more students safely walking and biking to school. The La Cumbre Principal will also be hear to meet new families.
WINTER AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
As the holidays approach it is nice to share information about differing Cultures celebrations. See this document for holiday celebrations around the world. Winter and Holiday Celebrations Around the World
PARKING LOT SPOTS ARE FOR ADAMS STAFF ONLY
Just a friendly reminder that both of our parking lots have spots designated for staff only. We have over 80 staff and fewer than 60 parking spots. There are two visitor spots in the upper lot, but other than that the only place for parents to park is in the Samarkand neighborhood or in the Earl Warren Parking lot. This is why we ask our kinder and TK families to park at Earl Warren and walk their students up safely. This is also the case for preschool families. Because preschool starts at 8 am some preschool families park in the lower lot and walk their child to class. But this is only of if they leave the lot before 8 am allowing staff to have access to their assigned spots. Thank you for understanding.
The holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, plan a few adventures, and make the most of time off from work and school with your loved ones. Many parents opt to use these days off from school to plan enriching outings and make time for learning outside of the classroom. If you are looking for some ways to keep your kids’ minds and bodies active while school is out, here are a few fun activities your whole family can engage in this winter break. Check out these links for ideas:
And, although holiday breaks may be expected and welcomed changes in our daily lives, they can be disruptive if we don’t maintain some routine. As you and your family head into the upcoming school breaks, consider the following tips to help structure the time off and ease the transitions back to school:
“10 Ways to Practice PCEs (Positive Childhood Experiences) During the Holiday Season” article
REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:
MONTESSORI LOTTERY AND TRANSFER PROCESS
Current Adams enrollees: Parents need to communicate with the current classroom teacher their desire to have their student participate in the Montessori program for the 23-24 school year, preferably before leaving for winter break on December 16, for entrance as a first through sixth-grade student. Students who would be new to Adams: Parent applies for transfer to Adams stating Montessori as reason / interest for the transfer. District transfer window is December 1 to January 20, 2023.
Requirements: ALL interested families: The parent submits a Letter of Interest and current school report card, to the Principal, Kelly Fresch, before noon on Friday, January 20, 2023. This letter can be written in /English or Spanish. See the front office staff for specifics about the timeline, lottery process, and letter contents. The student’s current teacher needs to fill out a student survey, also to be submitted by January 20. The Student Services department will conduct the Montessori Lottery after January 20, 2023 at the SBUSD.
MONTESSORI INTEREST PARENT MEETING
Save the date: January 11 at 7 PM the Montessori teachers and principal will hold an informational meeting in our school library. This is a parent-only meeting. We will share details about what a Montessori classroom looks like and the lottery process for the 2023-2024 school year. https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/94218786628
New student enrollment opened, on December 1, for those enrolling for the first time and for former students who are returning after an extended absence from the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
In addition, for those interested in a school transfer for the 2023-2024 school year, the enrollment window has opened as well.
Families who are enrolling with the Santa Barbara Unified School District for the first time, may either complete the enrollment process through the Aeries Online Enrollment portal, OR you may contact your child’s school for assistance.
For 2023-24, children are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if they turn five (5) between September 2 and April 2. Children are eligible for Kindergarten if they will be five (5) on or before September 1.
For information about upcoming tours or Open Houses in elementary or junior high, contact your school of interest directly for more information. For information regarding high school open houses click here.
Intra-District Transfer (transfers within SBUSD)
If you are interested in your child attending a school OUTSIDE of their school of residence, but live INSIDE the Santa Barbara Unified District Attendance Area, you will need to complete a transfer request in addition to the enrollment process. The priority window to apply for a transfer is December 1, 2022 through January 20, 2023 at 5 PM. Online Transfer Applications opened, on December 1 on the District website - English or Spanish. Additionally, paper applications are available for pick up in the Student Services office located at 720 Santa Barbara Street, 93101, or on our website HERE.
Inter-District Transfer (transfers between districts)
If you are interested in your child enrolling in Santa Barbara Unified District school, but live OUTSIDE of the District’s Attendance Area, please contact your District of Residence for further information on Inter-District Transfers.
Student(s) already attending a school in the Santa Barbara Unified School District on an Inter-District Transfer must renew their Inter-District Transfers each year. The window to submit an Inter-District Transfer for the 2023-2024 school year is December 1, 2022 through January 20, 2023 at 5 PM.
Here are a few friendly reminders from the Student Services Team to keep in mind during our Open Enrollment and the Transfer Application Window:
Information for enrollment, transfers, and open house events can be found on our website at https://www.sbunified.org/schools/enrollment-registration
Student enrollment is based on the student’s home address. If you are interested in attending a school outside of your attendance area, an approved transfer is required. The deadline to submit a transfer application is January 20, 2023 at 5pm.
Transfers submitted after January 20, 2023 are considered late transfers and will be reviewed on space availability and in the order in which they are received.
Transfers received after the July 2023 deadline will only be reviewed for 2nd Semester/Term 3.
All paper transfer applications must be submitted to the Student Services Office. Families cannot submit their applications to our school sites.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s school or Student Services at (805) 963-4338 ext. 6278 (English and Spanish) and/or ext. 6276.
TIGERS GOT TALENT?
Do you dance, sing, play an instrument, do magic, or juggle? What is your talent?
The Tiger Talent Show is coming in February!
Tryouts will be the week of January 9th so get your act together and start practicing now and over winter break.
Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:
All acts/lyrics must be appropriate for the elementary school atmosphere
No lip-synchs will be allowed
If using recorded music, please share your file with Mr. Marme before your audition: email@example.com
Only students at Adams may participate and audition for the show. Adults may accompany on instruments (piano or guitar) but may not be in the act
Students can audition for only one act
Try to limit acts to 2 minutes. Do not exceed 3 minutes. If your act is over 2 minutes, we might have to cut part of it
Sign-ups will begin the week of January 2nd.
16 - Fresch Coffee 8:30 am in person
16 - Minimum Day
19 - 2 Winter Break No School
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