Thursday Message - May 13, 2021

Leiha Dulawan

ROAR CARDS

Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners: Liam Keenan, Brayden Guzman, Kevin Isais, Kevin Mendoza Flores, Cataleya Solis, Alejandro Rosales, Dane Butler, Paloma Aguilar, Calvin Mitchell, Alani Diaz. 

*Students will receive an Island’s certificate  from their teacher!

Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic and Respectful choices!

 

FRIDAY FLAG CEREMONY AT 8:45 AM

Students on campus will watch the Friday Flag on Zoom projected on their classroom TV. If you are a Distance Learning student please make sure your child joins us each FRIDAY morning at 8:45 for our Zoom Webinar. Have your student join using the ID 93982002652 or you can use your device by clicking on this link. https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/93982002652 Students will then jump off this Zoom and onto their teacher’s regular Zoom after for instruction if they are participating in Distance Learning. Parents at home can Zoom in if they are interested in seeing what is going on at school!   

 

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK:

 

SIXTH GRADE PROMOTION

Although some schools will be having in-person promotion ceremonies, due to our large class size, staff size, construction, and the amount of planning and recording that has already taken place before finding out about the lifting of various restrictions for outdoor events, Adams will not be having ours in person. We will encourage students to still get dressed up and celebrate this momentous occasion with their families during the school day on June 1st. Each class will be given a specific one hour window of time to come on campus to collect their awards and promotion certificate, and take a photo in their dressy attire with their teacher and/or family in a social distancing safe format. In the afternoon on June 1st, sixth grade students will enjoy a pizza party on the kindergarten field. A prerecorded video link will be sent to all sixth grade parents and students for their viewing on June 1st at 7 PM, AFTER logging into a Zoom Session where brief announcements will be made. Understanding this is an important time in these scholars' educational career, our desire was to offer a somewhat traditional ceremony with a modern and quirky technology-based savviness. We wish these Tigers all the best and due to confidentiality reasons we will not share the link with the entire school, and we will ask that families save the viewing for themselves and not share the link outside our sixth grade circle. More information will be shared in the weeks to come. See Schedule below:

9:00 to 10:00 Miss Phoenix’ Class Photo Opportunity in the Front of the School

11:00 to 12:00 Mrs. Van  Lant’s Class Photo Opportunity in the Front of the School

12:30 to 1:30 Mr. Lovejoy’s Class Photo Opportunity in the Front of the School

1:30 - 2:30 6th Grade Pizza Luncheon

3:15 to 3:45 Mrs. Nelson’s Class Photo Opportunity in the Front of the School

7 PM Live Zoom and pre-recorded Promotion Ceremony

 

SUMMER STEAM 

STEAM camps happening for incoming 6-8th graders!  The Santa Barbara Education Foundation is offering two great Robotics camps, Cooking Camps with Donna Barker from the SMHS Culinary Program and Art Camps with Hallie Silva. Also all students who receive free/reduced lunch are eligible for scholarships. They look forward to engaging the students in a safe and creative way this summer!

Here is a link to the webpage for more information and registration information: https://sbefoundation.org/sbef-summer-programs/

 

CALM COUNSELOR: CHARMINE JACOBS 

Self Care in 30 minutes! Watch your favorite movie or t.v. show, Listen to music, Talk to an old friend

See attachment (link to the Calendar) 

 

THEATER PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE

On Wednesday, May 19th, Tiger Theatre will present a private screening of "The Show Must Go Online" for cast and crew members only. The screening will be presented in Mr. Larsen's room immediately following dismissal. A link will be made available after the screening for family, friends and Adams teachers and students to view the virtual play on YouTube. Thank you to the students and Mr. Larsen for being committed to this wonderful experience even in our usual school circumstances. 

 

AmongUs VIDEO GAME

Mrs. Fresch asked our CALM Counselor to look into the popular video game AmongUs. We encourage parents to always be very aware of the games their child is playing, and whenever possible, supervise them in action. This game is popular with some of our little Tigers and we are observing incidents of aggression and language they may be witnessing when playing the game. AmongUs is rated by players as very fun and pretty clean.  It is similar to Epic Games’ Fortnite.  People who did not like Fortnite will probably not like AmongUs.  Fortnite has a spin off game called Spy Within and AmongUs is inspired by Spy Within. It is considered a 13-and-older game, but younger players are numerous. Especially children who have older siblings. As with all video game situations, parents are the Benevolent Dictators who decide how game time will be used.  I advise parents to sit with their children and simply watch them play for a bit, without comment. Language used in game play may be an issue worth addressing. For example: Substitute the word “eliminated” for “killed” as in “I just eliminated that player!”

Substitute the word “extracted” or “ejected”for “died”, as in “my player just got extracted” The other game feature that might cause concern is the random player assignment: young kids might be playing in an online session with older players. Bad language is a possibility. One good feature of AmongUs is that players can set a time and make their own private “room”.  This way it is just a fun time for friends who know each other to play together online.  You need about 6 players for a 20 minute game. We hope you find this information helpful. 

 

THE ANNUAL BOOK SWAP

The annual book swap is back! Students are encouraged to bring gently used books to school to swap for new books to read this summer.  We will begin to collect books on May 17th! From May 17-21, Please bring gently used books to Adams. There will be a collection of books in front of the office. There will be a K-2 box, a 3-4 box and a 5-6 box. Please donate in the box that seems most appropriate (Does Not need to be perfect) Students will shop for ‘NEW TO THEM’ books at the end of May, and head into summer with New Reads! 

Email Ms. Price with questions:  MPRICE@SBUNIFIED.ORG

 

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS  THURSDAY MESSAGES:

 

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ADDRESS VERIFICATION

Starting Monday, May 3rd, we are accepting Address Verification Forms for the 2021-2022 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 June 2nd.  If you should have any questions please contact our office at 805-563-2515.  Thank you ! (Please see attached form)

 

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

May

11 SSC Meeting 3:15pm

27 Montessori Promotion

31 Memorial day

June

1 6th Grade Promotion 7 PM

2 Last day of school, Minimum Day

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