THURSDAY MESSAGE MAY 19, 2022

Hortencia Corral

ROAR CARD 
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Cheyenne Ortiz, Sara Soto, Andres Pena, Lesly Hernandez, Andrew Trujillo, Hortencia Corral, Nicolas Rosales, Cora Tistaert, Aythen Arevalo, Brandon Aragon. Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic and Respectful choices! Each week we will celebrate students at Friday Flag and announce them here for parents.

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK

OPEN HOUSE - MAY 25
Join us at our most important event of the year, our OPEN HOUSE/ART SHOW/ BOOK FAIR: Our Open House / Art Show / Book Fair will be on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit the Adams classrooms, art show in the cafe with every student represented, Book Fair in the library, food truck on the playground, Mobile Library where you can apply for a library card for your Tiger, and ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new building! Come see what your child has been working on all year, along with what’s to come next year. An invitation to the event is in your child’s Thursday Folder and here:  Open House Flyer

KINDERGARTEN LAST CHANCE SCHOOL TOUR
Tell your friends, who will be new to Adams next year, to come to the Kindergarten and New School Tour on Tuesday, May 24 at 9 am. Mrs. Fresch will take parents on a school tour, including inside some classrooms, to get an inside peek of what our incredible campus has to offer.

THEATER PRODUCTION
Thank you to Mrs. Dutton and Abigail Pryor for continuing with the tradition of theater production. We could not have been more proud of the 2-6th grade students who participated. The Claw was a hit! I hope to see more students participate next year!

FOOD DRIVE AT MCKINLEY ON SATURDAY 
In collaboration with the Food Bank of Santa Barbara, Family Engagement Unit will  be hosting a Food Drive-In at McKinley Elementary, Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:30am to 10:30am. If you have any questions please contact Family Engagement Liaison (805)-963-4331 ext 1054.

OCEAN GUARDIANS
What another exciting and rewarding year for our Ocean Guardians. Adams has participated in this National program, ensuring that our school community is well aware of our impact on environmental factors related to the ocean and beyond. We can’t thank Claire Fackler who lead the program as the parent advisor, even continuing this year when her student graduated on to Jr. High last year. She has been instrumental in our school sustaining a focus on using reusable and recyclable materials, eliminating straws, maintaining our bioswale, and managing water use. We are appreciative of her efforts as a volunteer and look forward to Jennifer Hollywood taking over next year. Join us at the Final Friday Flag to hear about this year's group of student's success. 6 years later we have tons to be proud of!

CAASPP TESTING
Now that the testing is behind us, I want to compliment the students (and teachers) on their stamina and hard work. Having not taken these tests since May of 2019, it was a challenging and eye-opening experience. Although I know we will have lots to be proud of, especially knowing the barriers we have faced during these last two school years,I want to make sure parents realize the test results will be seen as a baseline for future years comparison. Typically from year to year we look for growth to celebrate, but we ask that you not prioritize these test scores as a family to determine your child’s our our school’s success, but rather celebrate with us that we are back in the game and ready to move forward from here. When we share our student and school scores with parents when we return in the fall, we will establish goals for the students who will again test in May of 2023 and anticipate much growth once we have two years of instruction in person under our belt again. Our Tigers are tenacious and we know they will only continue to go up from here!

SCHOOL PRIDE DAY: ANYTHING BUT A BACKPACK DAY 
Next Friday, May 27, is Anything But a Backpack Day! For our school’s monthly pride day, the student council is encouraging students to get creative with how they will bring their school supplies to school. At tomorrow’s Friday Flag they will advertise some very simple ideas like a Trader Joe's bag, trash bag, gardening bucket, or pillow case. Feel free to go all out and grab something on wheels or something hollow to put your school supplies in. Make sure you have room to carry it with you, bring on the bus, or into the classroom patio space. But have fun with it!

JR HIGH REMINDER: TDAP
Just a reminder your student will need to be up to date with their vaccines to enter 7th grade. The Tdap vaccine and 2 doses of the Varicella vaccine are required to enter 7th grade. Please see the attached flier. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Office at 805-563-2515 ext. 1042.  

TK-3rd GRADE iPad DEVICES
Please see the letter in your child’s Thursday Folder about the iPad not going home over the summer with your child. If you DO want the iPad to go home, you need to fill out the request form and return it to school by Monday, May 23.

CALM CORNER: From Lindsay Lookingbill
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States. One in five Americans will experience a mental illness in any given year. Nearly 5 million children in the U.S. have some type of serious mental illness (one that significantly interferes with daily life). In any given year, 20% of American children will be diagnosed with a mental illness.
Being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities.
Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through the day. Many children occasionally experience fears and worries or display disruptive behaviors. If symptoms are serious and persistent and interfere with school, home, or play activities, the child may be diagnosed with a mental disorder. Mental health as a continuum and the identification of specific mental disorders are both ways to understand how well children are doing. See below for different resources to encourage Mental Health practice and awareness:
1. 12 books for children to promote mental health awareness
2. Self-Care Calendar for Kids: see attached calendar. May 2022 Self Care Calendar 
3. Local Community Resource: Upcoming FREE Mindfulness and Self-Care Workshop for Parents- see attached flyer.
KindMind Parent Workshop Flyers English and Spanish (1).pdf
4. Supporting Children’s Mental Health Tip Sheet for Parents and Educators: see attached.
Supporting Childrens Mental Health Tips for Parents and Educators.pdf
*Resources: CDC, National Association of School Psychologists, NAMI, and KindMind

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

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

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!

INVITATION TO 6TH GRADE PROMOTION
A formal invitation went home in the Thursday Folder last week.  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.

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

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 ! (Please see attached form)

May
25 Open House and Art Show and Book Fair 5:30 - 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