THURSDAY MESSAGE MAY 5, 2022

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ROAR CARD
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Zeke Wagy, Kassy Nunez Alvarado, Bastian Guzman, Daleyza Camacho, Anne Darga, Isla Orozco, Milagros Flores Gonzalez, Kolbey, Hernandez, Samantha Mayo Meeah Orozco. Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic, and Respectful choices! Each week we will celebrate students at Friday Flag and announce them here to parents.

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK

COVID TESTS GOING HOME
A new set of COVID home tests were sent home today, 5/5/2022.  In the past, we sent these home during spikes in COVID rates or during breaks in order to confirm your student was COVID free.  This instance of sending home is different. These are for your use and are not required for any particular purpose other than your own peace of mind.

SAVE THE DATE: 6TH GRADE PROMOTION
Please plan to join us on June 1st at 10:30 am on campus for an in person promotion ceremony for our sixth graders. 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. 

MID-POINT NOTICES
Mid-point progress reports are going to be sent out electronically through Parent Square in the upcoming week to students in grades K-6 that are at-risk of not meeting grade level standards on their report card at year end. There will be a way for parents to indicate that they received the notification electronically, and if we do not hear back from parents then we will resend the progress report via regular US Postal Mail.

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)

ELEMENTARY TECH TALK
The District would like to invite you to an Elementary Tech Talk Collaborative meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th at 4:00 p.m - 5:00p.m. If you are available to join us, please kindly RSVP by completing this Google form. Once we have received your RSVP, you will be provided with the Zoom link.  A couple of reminders
To avoid delays in entering the meeting, log into the Zoom meeting with the name you have provided to SBUnified.
If you are able, please join the meeting 10 minutes before to ensure that you are admitted to the meeting on time.
Thank you and we hope you can join us! 

MAKER FAIRE
Thank you to Amada Rios and Sean Federbusch for coordinating this wonderful event and hands-on opportunity for our Tigers! We are so appreciative of all the community partnerships and thankful to the families that came out for the fun night. Also, a special congratulations to Alton Carmean, Sia Sanchez, and Diego Loeza, the team of artists for our annual Maker Faire poster contest! 

WARMER WEATHER
Please remember to send your Tiger to school with a refillable water bottle. Now that it is warming up everyone should have a water bottle for both PE and in class use.

CALM CORNER: From Lindsay Lookingbill
Thinking Errors

Thinking errors, commonly known as cognitive distortions, are irrational beliefs that contribute to uncomfortable emotions and unwanted behavior. Children as young as 7 years old can benefit from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) interventions, but it is important that the material is presented in an age-appropriate manner.
The Thinking Errors worksheet is a kid-friendly introduction to cognitive distortions. Using simple language and plenty of examples, this worksheet describes nine common thinking errors. These include mind reading, feelings as facts, blowing things up, and more.
cbt-thinking-errors.pdf
 

Employees of the Year 2021-2022


CREDENTIALED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Lori Brown is an amazing second-grade teacher. She attends professional development, immediately incorporating new curriculum, programs, and strategies into her instructional routines. Her students light up in her presence as she builds their confidence and skills. As a role model and effective teacher, she has been a TIP mentor to many teachers at Adams and across the district, in addition to acting as a Master Teacher for multiple University partners over the years, and grade level lead. She is the teacher liaison on the PTA Board, and supports the District GATE committee annually with the identification process. Lori builds healthy and lasting relationships with her students, their families, and with staff members. She is always willing to speak up and help out. Lori is the most kind and compassionate teacher, a team player, very supportive of students with special needs, and truly loves being a teacher at Adams.

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
As a Reading and Phonics Curriculum Specialist, Janey Madlani has worked tirelessly at school to improve our students' reading fluency and comprehension. Pulling students out in small group rotations, she provides interventions using a wide range of strategies. Janey participates in professional development anytime she has the opportunity to refine her skills and broaden her toolkit.  She tutors various grade levels after school at Adams. Her passion to teach is evident in her interactions with her students and in the academic growth they have made. Janey is always willing to jump in to help a fellow employee when she can. She attends all extra-curricular activities in and out of school. She helped out with COVID morning protocols for over a year, and offers math club to students for enrichment after school. Her positive attitude is contagious and she helps lift the spirits of all those around her.

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

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 take place the week of May 2nd and run through May 20th for students in grades 3-6.  Please ensure that students are on time to school every day, try not to have any absences, have a good night's sleep, and eat a protein meal every morning.  This will help support your children in doing their best on these important state tests.  Students must also bring their iPad, fully charged, with their keyboard and headphones everyday for their two or three weeks of testing. 
* Below are a few websites that you can refer to in preparing your children for the CAASPP.  
Calming strategies: Box Breathing: Video Option 
Test Taking Tips for Parents and Students
Top Test Taking Strategies 

NO GUM ON CAMPUS
Students have been reminded multiple times that gum is not allowed on any school campus! Please talk to your student and remind them of the importance of this rule. Gum at schools makes a mess as children are not responsible with its disposal. Students who are caught chewing gum at school will pick up trash across campus during their recess time. 

NOW ENROLLING GRADES PK-12 FOR FALL 2022!!
Great News for TK new enrollees! The transitional kindergarten age eligibility has expanded: students are eligible if their 5th birthday falls between Sept. 2, 2022 and Feb. 2, 2023. Please see the attachment below. 

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 Faire,  ALL DAY.

May
2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
4 Maker Faire
17 Theater Production “The Claw”
25 Open House and Art Show 


 

  • address verification
  • CALM Corner
  • makers fair
  • tech