Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Sebastian Oliver, Brin Seymour, Linda Nadalet, Mia DeLeon, Tanya Colin, Sage Burkan, Levi Cervantes, Guadalupe Rivera, Cameron Gohlich, Bradford Elliott. 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
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.
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. Please plan to stand if you are only attending your child’s grade. If you plan to stay longer, or have multiple children in multiple grades, you may want to bring your own beach or camping chair. We know this is not ideal, but only for this year with no cafeteria. Thank you for understanding.
*Mrs. Dutton will send out a schedule with estimated times for each grade on the following dates.
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)
PATTI MAHOTA IS MOVING ON TO NURSING SCHOOL
Patti Mahota has worked at Adams for over 15 years, first as a school counselor through FSA, and then as our health tech here in the front office. She has been taking the prerequisite courses necessary to enroll in a nursing program, and recently was admitted and will begin classes at SBCC this spring. Tomorrow is her official last day as our health tech in the office; however, she will substitute for us in the office and around campus if her schedule permits. We are forever thankful for her kindness, support, and genuine care of our students all across campus. We wish her all the best of luck in the nursing program and hope to see her back as a District nurse in two years!
ADAMS HAS A NEW DESIGNATED SUBSTITUTE
From Taylor Clark, our new designated substitute: It's a pleasure to be working with you all at Adams Elementary. I am from Glendale California, but for the past 4 years I've been a student at UC Santa Barbara and just graduated last Spring, with a bachelor's degree in History and Sociology. I've spent the past few months substituting at schools across Santa Barbara Unified School District, and I am planning to get into a multiple-subject teaching certification program in the future. I greatly enjoy getting to know my students, and doing everything I can to set them up for success later in life, just as my teachers did for me. When I'm not at school I like to spend time with family. I also enjoy reading and writing, and getting outdoors as much as I can - especially going on long walks and hikes. I look forward to working with all the students at Adams over the course of the school year.
DENTAL SCREENING CONSENT FORMS
This week your student teacher sent home a consent form for the dental screening that we will be having on our campus in a few weeks on February 2, 2024. It will be performed by the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and the service is at no cost to you. Please make sure you return them by tomorrow Friday January 19,2024. Regardless of whether you’d like your child to participate. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our school family liaison Kenya Catalan (805)563-2515 ex. 1091 or Martin Villegas, the Dental Health Outreach Coordinator for the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics at (805) 319-5380.
REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGE
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.
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.
16 - 19 5th Grade Science Camp
17 PTA Meeting on Zoom https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/96922456844
26 Primary Winter Music Concert