No School Monday, January 15, MLK Holiday
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Aileen Ramirez, Zoe Martinez, Liz Cervantes, AJ Montalvo, Jacob Eckmans, Randy Ramirez, Ethan Mc Brayer, Melissa Ruiz, Layla Milian, Lisa Obispo. 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
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
This Monday, January 15th, there will be no school in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
WINTER CONCERTS SAVE THE DATES
This year our Winter Concerts will be in person! The students have been working hard to present wonderful performances. We will host these concerts outside so please dress warm! If it is raining we will cancel and communicate with you an alternative plan.
TK - 3 Winter Concert - Friday, January 26, at 9 AM (outside weather permitting)
4 - 6 Winter Concert - Thursday, February 1, at 9 AM (outside weather permitting)
KINDERGARTEN TK AND NEW STUDENT TOUR
Let your kindergarten and TK friends (or any brand new Adams families) that their opportunity to hear about what kinder and TK (or any other grade in attendance at the meeting) look like at Adams will take place next week, at 10 am on January 16. Mrs. Fresch will share details about instruction, Adams unique programs, and parent involvement opportunities. The tour is in person and designed for adults but if children need to come it is ok.
SAVE THE DATE, FAMILY READING NIGHT
Save the Date for one our most favorite events of the year! Family Reading Night will take place on February 6th, from 5-7pm. More details to come.
PTA MEETING ON ZOOM
The next PTA Tiger Parent meeting will be next Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 on Zoom at https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/96922456844 We’ll discuss plans for upcoming events and begin planning for next school year.
ADAMS HAS A NEW SPECIAL ED TEACHER
Adams has hired a new special ed teacher full-time, named Lauren Skillinge, who will support students all across campus on an IEP in grades TK-6. If your student is assigned to Miss Skillinge as their service provider for the school year they will receive services immediately and you will be introduced to her through parent squares soon. Thank you for your patience as we searched for a great match for Adams’ students.
NEW CHESS BOARD ON CAMPUS
Thank you to Bruno Herrera, father of third-grade student Sophia, for painting the chessboard on our playground over winter break. Seeing the students enjoy more options for playtime is great!
WISHING WELL COLLECTION
Thank you for the recent coins that the school community donated towards Any Barker’s Be a Hero campaign. We are proud to report that we collected $278 to donate in honor of Carl King’s father. Thank you!
GATE MAGNET PROGRAM INFO
Gate Magnet Program informational night January 17, 2024 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Washington library. Tour dates are attached in the attachment below.
TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT PLAN IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT
Join the City of Santa Barbara to learn about the Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods Transportation Management Plan Implementation Project (Project). Provide feedback via a Zoom webinar on Wednesday, January 17, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and an in-person meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. In March of 2020, City Council unanimously approved the Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods Transportation Management Plan (Plan) and adopted a Resolution of Support to seek grant funds for Plan implementation to provide safe pedestrian and bicycle routes to schools, parks, and neighborhood services, as well as complete major infrastructure gaps. The City received grant funding in 2023 for final design and construction. Construction is anticipated to start in 2027.
Happy New Year!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing break with their loved ones. Throughout the break, I was able to take the time and practice mindfulness activities that allowed me to be more present. Sometimes we feel like it can be difficult for our students to practice mindfulness activities, but any activity that slows down their mind and body and allows them to enjoy and accept the present moment is a practice in mindfulness. Mindfulness is shown to reduce anxiety and improve wellbeing at all stages of life, so I encourage you to apply this in your day to day! Let's start this year with being mindful and intentional with what we do!
REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGE
ORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT
TK/ Kindergarten students should have brought home Oral Health Assessment Forms this week. These forms should be completed by the student’s dentist. Parents also have the option to waive the Oral Health Assessment requirement. California law (Education Code Section 49452.8) states your child must have a dental check-up of his/ her in public school. Please turn in the completed form to the Health Office by May 31, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Office at (805) 563-2515 ext 1042.
INCOMING TK/KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL
The new student enrollment period is approaching from December 1 - January 26, 2024. Therefore, all incoming TK and Kindergarten students, minimum age is 5 years by September 1, and Transitional Kindergarten, minimum age is 5 years old between September 2 - June 2, must enroll. If you have any questions regarding enrollment please contact our front office.
*The transfer window is also upon us from December 1 - January 26, 2024, until 5 pm, and you must drop off the applications at the district office.
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 24-25 school year, preferably before leaving for winter break on December 15, for entrance as a first through sixth-grade student. Students who would be new to Adams: Parents apply for transfer to Adams stating Montessori as the reason/interest for the transfer. The district transfer window is December 1 to January 26, 2024.
MONTESSORI APPLICATION PROCESS REQUIREMENTS: ALL interested families: Parent submits a personal written Letter of Interest and current school report card, to the Principal, Kelly Fresch, before noon on Friday, January 26, 2024. 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 26. The Student Services Department will conduct the Montessori Lottery after January 26, 2024 at the SBUSD.
MONTESSORI INTEREST PARENT MEETING
On Monday, January 22, the Montessori teachers and principal will hold an informational meeting in person at 6:30 PM in the library. This is a parent-only meeting. We will share details about what a Montessori classroom looks like and the lottery process for the 2024-2025 school year.
11 CPK Family Fundraiser
15 No School Martin Luther King Jr
16 School Tour new families for 2024
16 - 19 5th Grade Science Camp
17 PTA Meeting on Zoom https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/96922456844
26 Primary Winter Music Concert