DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME OCCURS THIS SATURDAY/SUNDAY MARCH 12
Turn your Clocks Forward before going to bed!
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag:Chase Wilson, Jimena Solorio, Izzi Salazar, Olvia Gaston, Iker Ramirez, Jessica Blanco, Cosmo Prince, Aron Razo, Zian Haque, Mya Bishop. 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
FREE PARENT EDUCATION WEBINAR IN THE COMMUNITY
Social Media and Technology; March 15, 2023 from 6 - 7 pm. It can be hard to understand what your child might be going through related to Social MEdia exposure. Join this free webinar with Daybreak Health & Santa Barbara USD to learn about social media & youth mental health. See attachment below.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, SANTA BARBARA
Are you in need of critical health and safety home repairs? Habitat for Humanity Santa Barbara is offering free home repairs such as flooring, grab bar installation, roof replacement, exterior stairs and ramp, minor electrical, accessibility modifications, landscaping and painting. To qualify, you must be a homeowner in Gaviota, Santa Barbara or Carpinteria, have a demonstrated need for critical health and safety repairs, have a household gross income that is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income and be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity, its volunteers and the community. To learn more about our Home Repair Program, visit our website at www.sbhabitat.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 692-2226. See attached Flyers.
READING COUNTS FUN-DRAISER
Final day - will Adams win a Kona Ice party? Complete and sign your child’s 1-week reading log tonight for Reading Counts! Lectura Cuenta!
If each student donates $10 we will meet our $5000 funding goal!
Donate online and/or return the envelope. https://secure.qgiv.com/for/readingcountslecturacuenta
Submit everything on Friday - signed reading log, donated books, and donation envelope.
PARENT CONFERENCES ARE COMING UP
Please look for sign-ups for your individual student’s parent conference from your classroom teacher. We request to meet with every family during the dates of March 17 - 24 when we will have minimum days with school out at noon for all grades.
FAMILY READING NIGHT
What a successful event! We were thrilled to see so many families in attendance. It looked like at least 156 students participated in the activities portion of the evening. Together with parents and siblings I am sure we had well over 300 in attendance. Thank you to Sara Chalmers and all the volunteers, big and small, that made the night possible!
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
We are excited to bring back After School Enrichment classes! This spring we are offering a program of 13 classes, with options for all grade levels. Enrollment starts March 16th. Please see the attached flyer and schedule for more information!
ELA CURRICULUM MATERIALS FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR:
Dear families, SBUnified elementary schools are in the process of adopting a new English Language Arts curriculum for the 2023-24 school year. As a district we have gathered input from teachers, administrators and the community. We want to provide parents at each of our elementary schools an opportunity to learn about the new curriculum we are considering, the selection process and an opportunity for families to provide feedback. Information will be shared at Adams upcoming PTA meeting on March 15.
SUMMER CAMP SIGN-UP HELP
Family Engagement Liaison will be having open drop-in hours on Friday March 17th starting at 8 AM. Fun in the sun application assistance, clothing, food, and more. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Kimberly at 805-963-4331 ext 1054 or via email email@example.com
The Chore Challenge is a fun system for children to earn points and rewards when they complete chores. Write a task for the child to complete within each box on the chore challenge worksheet. For example, in the "morning" column the parent might write: "Wake up by 7:30 AM", "brush teeth", and "get to the bus on time". Every time one of these tasks is completed successfully, check off one box.
Allow the child to watch their points accumulate, and work toward earning predetermined awards. Keep them simple: "25 points for pizza night" or "100 points for a trip to the movies" are good examples. Good goals should be a challenge, but not impossible. Try to set goals that will be completed successfully about 80% of the time.
It's helpful to remember that children might complain, but children feel more connected and valued when they’re counted on to do age-appropriate jobs, from picking up toys to doing dishes to picking up younger siblings from a play date. Homework and after-school activities are great, but being needed by your family is invaluable.
Source: Therapist Aid / Child Mind Institute
REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:
SPRING BREAK DATES
Plan ahead, there is no school from March to 27 to 31 for spring break. All schools in Santa Barbara will be closed.
2023 SUMMER FUN PROGRAM
The Parks & Recreation Department's Popular, FREE SUMMER FUN PROGRAM, provides recreation activities to children entering the1st–6th grade. Participants in the Summer Fun Recreation Program will enjoy 8-weeks filled with games, crafts, enrichment activities, sports, and the opportunity to participate in field trips, theme days and MUCH more! See attachment for details.
15 Tiger Parent Meeting
17-24 Parent Conferences (Minimum Days)
27-31 Spring Break NO SCHOOL