NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, VETERAN’S DAY HOLIDAY
MINIMUM DAYS ALL NEXT WEEK
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Makayla Ayala, Alicia Tinoco, Edgar Alvarado, Jackie Neri, Jate Mari, Mrs. Somerton, Ian Price, Liv Holdren, Dane Butler, Adrian Bello. 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.
coNEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW
There is NO SCHOOL this Friday, November 10th in honor of Veteran's Day.
BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED BEFORE SCHOOL NEXT WEEK
Due to the shorter school days, we will serve breakfast BEFORE school and a snack for lunch recess next week. Please tell your student to eat both meals at school on our minimum day schedule next week.
PARENT CONFERENCE WEEK
Parent conferences will take place the week of November 13 - 17. All students will have a parent conference this week of minimum days. All meetings are in person this year. Please look for information from your classroom teacher about your scheduled day and time. During parent conferences, teachers will share information about your child’s progress towards END of YEAR grade-level standards. Check out your grade-level specific expectations here: Family Guides to End of Course Grade Level Expectations Students will have minimum days from November 9 to November 17.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY NEXT THURSDAY
Thursday, November 16, 2023 will be Picture retake day. If you were not satisfied with your child's school picture, or your child missed picture day, please remind them to have a photo taken. Please make sure to take advantage of this last opportunity. (If you would like to purchase pictures please come by, or send your student to, the front office for a new order form.) Thank you!
SCHOOL PRIDE DAY
On Friday, November 17 we will have our next School Pride Day: Movember Mustache Day. November, newly identified as “Movember” is an increasingly popular mustache-growing charity event that raises funds and awareness for men’s health. Movember participants choose to grow a mustache and move by walking or running 60 miles throughout the month. You can make your own mustache out of paper or felt, or use make-up or face paint to creatively paint one on your upper lip. Encourage your student to join in the fun and wear a Mustache to school next Friday.
PARKING LOT SAFETY CONCERNS
Both in the morning before 8 am, and after school for RAP and AOK pick-up, parents have been parking in the fire lane both near the front office and along the cafe. At no time should a parent leave their car unattended in these areas. Both the school bus and emergency vehicles need to be able to access these lanes at all times. The SBPD will begin ticketing vehicles in these areas left unattended. It is also not safe to drop off your child near the front office, or in the middle of the parking lot. You must always pull all the way to the kindergarten area, even when no one is on campus. By stopping and unloading in this area you are blocking incoming traffic and the flow of the parking lot when staff arrive on campus. Thank you for following our parking lot rules.
ADY BARKAN ADAMS PARENT AND ACTIVIST PASSED AWAY FROM ALS
It is difficult to share the news about the recent loss of Carl King’s father, who is a second grader at Adams, and husband to Rachel King, father of Willow, an incoming Adams student. He fought a long battle with ALS and all throughout he campaigned for proper and affordable healthcare for families faced with life-changing illnesses. Adams spotlighted his journey two years ago for our Ability Awareness Day, and our school community is well aware of his strength and fight for humanity. The wishing well is out to collect coins on his behalf. Donations will be made to Be a Hero fund, the health justice organization he co-founded and co-led, until his last days. Please consider sending coins to school with your Tigers.
NEW ADAMS OFFICE ASSISTANT
We have hired a replacement for Kenya Catalan in the office. Her name is Liliana (Lila) Zazueta. She is coming to us from SBCC and has many years of office experience. Stop by and introduce yourself! She started today and will be training with Kenya and Virginia so please be patient until she learns the ropes. Kenya is technically still doing two jobs so we are very thankful for her! Lily’s email address is: email@example.com
CHAUCER'S GIFT CARDS
Thank you to all who volunteered and came to Chaucer’s Night on Monday! About 140 people came to the event with 42 students receiving a ROAR card to thank them for their attendance. Over 40 books were purchased for classrooms! We raised $2,043.66 for our school. If you pre-ordered gift cards, they are waiting for you in the front office. If you want to see more of what is happening at Adams with a literacy focus, follow @adamsliteracy on Instagram.
BRAVO CLASSES NEXT WEEK
There WILL not be BRAVO during conference week on 11/14 and 11/16 from 12:10 - 1:00.
SBJH SCHOOL TOURS
Parents and students are invited to tour SBJH’s beautiful, historic campus. Join us to learn about the amazing
opportunities we offer to prepare our students for whatever next step awaits them. Tours begin at 11am on the
following dates. Tours generally last 30 minutes. November 28 December 5 and 12 January 9 & 16
Please contact SBJH Principal Dan Dupont with any questions. 805 963 7751 x4015
Ways to Self Regulate
Things that happen out in the world can have a heavy impact inside of us. Sometimes we may not know what exactly triggered us. This is why it's important to take time to practice coping skills such as grounding exercises. This will help regulate our emotions and not feel like we have to take control, but manage them. Letting ourselves experience the emotions instead of trying to eliminate or control them is the best thing we can do for ourselves at that moment. This is a short video that you can do with your students inside and outside of the classroom to practice grounding.
REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGE
STUDENT COUNCIL CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Our Student Council will be holding a Canned Food Drive from November 6th - November 16th. Please donate canned non-perishable food items such as: nut-butters, canned protein, beans, whole grain cereal, pasta, canned tomatoes, canned fruits and vegetables, chili, meats, fish, canned juices, canned soups, dried goods – rice, boxed meals – Macaroni & Cheese, other complete dinners, stuffing mix, or staples – flour, sugar, cereal, salt, dried milk, baby food, and formula. We will donate all the collected food to The Unity Shoppe on November 17. Food items can be dropped off in the barrel by the front office.
We continue to have a large quantity of Home COVID tests on hand. If a student or a family member is symptomatic or has had an exposure, please ask us for tests for your household members.
Also, as of September 25, 2023, every U.S. household can place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home: https://www.covid.gov/tests
As we look ahead to Thanksgiving and Winter Break, we will NOT be distributing tests to students, but again, please know that you can request tests from our school site to have on hand.
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Every November and throughout the year, we elevate and acknowledge the past, present, and future contributions of first peoples during National Native American History Month. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a resolution designating the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month.
Native Americans are a vibrant and growing population with rich, distinct cultures and histories. There are close to 600 federally recognized Native tribes, and at least twice that amount who are not federally recognized; all with their own respective languages, traditions, art, music, geography, religious and spiritual beliefs, education systems, social structures, family structures, and more.
Having a shared understanding of our local Chumash cultural practices, traditions, and knowledge should be rooted in reciprocal relationships with the first peoples of the land in which our schools and homes reside. We invite families to learn about Chumash peoples, who we acknowledge as the culture bearers whose stories and work we are deeply indebted to and grateful for. Below are some fun and educational resources you can explore with your family:
7 Young Indigenous Activists Standing Up For Their Communities
Use native-land.ca to learn about first peoples in different locations
10 No School Veterans Day
13 - 17 Parent Conferences Noon Dismissal
20 - 24 Thanksgiving Break No school
30 DEMLAC Meeting at the District Office.