THURSDAY MESSAGE MAY 12, 2022

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Second Graders Are Soaking Up The Learning!

ROAR CARD 
There was no Friday Flag last week due to testing. We will not have Friday Flag tomorrow, May 13 either. We will resume on May 20 and look forward to a great turnout from all families on May 27 for our Final Friday Flag of the year.

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK

OPEN HOUSE: SAVE THE DATE, May 25

SAVE THE DATE~OPEN HOUSE/ART SHOW/ BOOK FAIR: Our Open House / Art Show / Book Fair will be on Wednesday, May 25th from 6-7:30 pm.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit the Adams classrooms! You will see what your child has been working on along with what’s to come next year. An invitation will go home in the Thursday Folder next week.

BOOK FAIR
We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school. The fair will take place from Monday, May 23rd to Wednesday, May 25th, and Open House at Adams Library.
      If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. Visit our Book Fair homepage to shop or sign up to volunteer.
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/adamstigers We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there! Happy reading!
If you would like to volunteer please visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/adamstigers or email ecervantes@sbunified.org to sign up. Thank you!
 
END OF YEAR REMINDERS
We still have two and a half weeks of school left so please make sure your student is here every day, on time, and ready to learn. That includes iPads charged, a good night's sleep, focused and responsible. All grades have end of year assessments taking place over the course of the rest of the year, many are whole groups and some one-on-one, and any absence disrupts that. These test scores help us to build classes for next year and complete report cards. We also have many special end of year activities that we do not want to have students miss for poor behavior so remind them to put their best foot forward each day as they get out of the car or on to the bus! Please do not schedule vacations or plan to leave the school year early. We want you all here till the very end!

THEATER PRODUCTION: “THE CLAW”
Please join us on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Adams Cafe for our production of "The Claw."  Come find out what happens when an out of order "claw" game suddenly turns back on!   The play features Dot, a terrified stuffed cow and her best friend Aiden, a stuffed dragon.  The play also features the Flair Bears, Mighty Mutant Power Turtles, Beanie Elders, Mystical 8-balls, and, of course,....The Claw! Fun for the whole family!  Admission is free thanks to a grant from the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.

THERMOMETERS
We are sending home thermometers for all students who have had a close contact in the classroom. Your thermometer is yours to keep and do with as you please.  Any other family who would like a free digital thermometer, please stop by the office. We have plenty!

CALM CORNER: From Lindsay Lookingbill
Mandalas for Meditation Mandalas are traditionally used in many eastern spiritual traditions as a tool to aid meditation. In western culture, mental health counselors often use mandalas as a form of stress relief, a tool for art therapy, and as a meditative exercise.  
The mandala can be used alone or as part of a stress management plan. Both children and adults love filling in mandalas, probably because of their relaxing nature and the satisfaction of seeing color fill the frame. Mandalas often bring us a reminder to be in the present moment, a wonderful chance to practice mindfulness.
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INVITATION TO 6TH GRADE PROMOTION
A formal invitation is going home in the Thursday Folder TODAY.  Invitation Here Please plan to join us on June 1st at 10:15 am for a 10:30 start time, on campus for an in person promotion ceremony for our sixth graders. (The Art Calendar was printed in July of 2021, so this is a change from that calendar. Sorry for the confusion.) Guests will be limited to 2 adults per 6th grade student. This will allow us to hold one ceremony all together outside. *The traditional Montessori Promotion Beach Ceremony will be held at 7 pm on May 31st and a separate invitation already went home with the Montessori families who are all invited to attend.

EARL WARREN PARTNER
As a partner to the Earl Warren Showgrounds we need to be mindful and respectful of their property and communication. It was brought to our attention that some students and families have been playing soccer in their parking lot and on the grass field in front of their offices. Perhaps this is happening between pick-up for students in different grades kinder, primary, and upper grades to pass the time. However, their staff have asked that their space not be used for such play. For safety reasons, and to allow them to function as a business, please be mindful and refrain from playing in their space. If any staff at the Showgrounds asks for any specific behavior on your part, please respond respectfully as a member of our school community. We do not want to jeopardize our ability to use their parking lot as a partner in the community for years to come.

ANNUAL BOOK SWAP (attach flier)
It's time for the annual Book Swap! Trade in your books for some new summer reading! Bring in your gently used books and swap with your friends at Adams! Everyone has books at home they have read, and re-read, and now you can trade them in for new ones! All students are encouraged to bring 1 to 5 books from home to school Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 16-18th. Students will take their books to the Adams library before school between 8:00 and 8:20 and receive one ticket for each book they bring in to swap. On Thursday or Friday, students will return to the library with their class and use the tickets to pick out gently used books to take home with them. If you bring two books you take two home, if you bring four, you take four home… Books from all elementary reading levels are accepted as long as they are in good condition! Email Ms. Price with questions mprice@sbunified.org

HUGGY WUGGY
It has been brought to our attention that a character named 'Huggy Wuggy” is being viewed by our children online. The character can be easily viewed on YouTube channels, and is a teddy bear with razor-sharp teeth, that sings worrying songs about hugging and killing. Whether it is from youtube, or some other format they are seeing it, when the idea is brought to school in discussion or emulated, or in a plush toy, it becomes an interruption to the learning environment and scary for other students who have no idea what it is until a peer tells them. Children who browse adult YouTube with no supervision are likely to encounter the creature, and probably watch something unsettling. Please monitor your child’s access to social media, and talk to them about this character only if they are already familiar, reminding them it is not an appropriate topic for school.

SCHOOL BOARD PRESENTATION
Adams School Board Presentation Video Adams was highlighted at the recent School Board Meeting. If you would like to watch the video it is about 8 minutes in length. I was proud to be able to celebrate our school with the community!

AOK AFTERSCHOOL CARE 2022-2023
Does your TK-6th grade child need after-school care for the 2022-2023 school year?  If so, look no further than our incredible A-OK & Expanded Learning programs which is at all SBUSD elementary schools and open 5 days per week!  REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!  If you have any questions please reach out to Cecilia at 805-965-4633 Ext. 6502

Early Learning Success Institutes Summer Program
This program is for current TK-1st graders, Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am-12 pm, July 5th-July 29th. The program is dedicated to helping our littlest learners feel more prepared by having them develop their early math and literacy skills. The program is completely free.
Below is an English and Spanish flyer attached and the enrollment links below.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process feel free to contact me at (805) 963-4331 ext 1054  or kurrutia@sbunified.org

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR ADDRESS VERIFICATION
Starting Monday, May 9th, we are accepting Address Verification Forms for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please fill out the attached form and bring into our front office with ONE of the following verifications: Utility Bill (Gas, Water or Electric), Property Taxes, Lease or Rental Agreement. One Verification of Address must be turned into our office by May 27.  If you have any questions please contact our office at 805-563-2515.  Thank you !
CAASPP TESTING THIS WEEK: Get your CAASPP on Tigers!
Adams Tigers will be able to show what they know as we gear up for the CAASPP tests. Testing will continue to take place the week of May 16 for students in fifth grade in the area of science, and for all students who were absent for any portion of the test, in addition to Mrs. Oakley’s class who was out last week with a substitute. Thank you for continuing to send your students to school ready!

EARL WARREN PARKING LOT CLOSURES
We apologize for the inconvenience that this causes everyone, but please plan ahead and know that on the following dates Earl Warren will be closed again to Adams Families. May 13 – Antique Show,  ALL DAY
May 20 – Gem Fair,  ALL DAY.

May
17 Theater Production “The Claw” 6:30 pm
25 Open House and Art Show and Book Fair 6 - 7:30 pm
31 Montessori Promotion at Leadbetter Beach 7 pm
June
1 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (Starts promptly at 10:30 am)
2 Last Day of School, Minimum Day