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Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Rome Ortiz - Rios, Vanessa Tinoco, Pablo Arreola, Callum Knight, Lizbeth Gonzalez, Gabi Cruz, Javier Navarrow, Jalen Moore, Manuel Ordaz. 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.



The Student Council will be selling Boo Grams the week of October 23-27th before school for $1. Boo Grams will be delivered to their friends on Tuesday, October 31. 


All families and staff are invited to our fun Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 25, from 5-7 pm. .We will have booths sponsored by different grade levels featuring different cultures and ways that they celebrate the fall. Look for messages from your room parent about how you can help with your grade’s booth. 

We’ll also have food and drinks available for purchase.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $1 each.  There will be a taco truck ($2 tacos, $8 quesadillas, $10 bag of churros) and drinks, popcorn, and cookies for $1 each.


Adams Elementary School is celebrating our 8th year as an Ocean Guardian School. Funding for the Ocean Guardian School comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This year, we will again offer the Ocean Guardian Ambassador after-school program. This will be open to all 4th-6th grade students at Adams Elementary that have an interest in the ocean, marine science, conservation, and stewardship that have not participated in a previous Ocean Guardian Ambassador program. These Ocean Guardian Ambassadors will meet approximately one Wednesday a month from November 2023-May 2024. 

This after-school program is FREE and will include many fun activities, such as kayaking, tide pooling, hiking, and a boat trip out to Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park to conduct a stewardship project. The majority of the stewardship and conservation activities will occur offsite. For those activities that will take place at various locations, we will need parents to volunteer as adult chaperones and drivers for this group of Ambassadors.

We will be able to accept 30 students total (4th-6th grade). Paper applications will go home with all 4th-6th grade students on Monday and completed applications will be due on Friday, November 3, 2024. Student selection will be based on a completed paper application and a weighted lottery.



In addition to Chaucer’s Night on November 6th, Chaucer’s is offering gift cards with 25% of sales benefitting our school. Look for a gift card order form in Thursday folders this week. Forms and money must be returned to school by Thursday, November 2nd. They’re great for holiday or birthday gifts or give one to yourself and support our school at the same time!



Tomorrow, October 20th, is our monthly School Pride day, Think Pink! In appreciation of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Student Council  encourages all students to wear pink to school on Friday. Join in the fun! And support a great cause.



As we come to the end of our bicycle program in PE we want to thank you for your time in supporting our Tigers. Each week more and more parents have been available to help and it was incredible to see. One more week to go, keep up the great work! 



Our first parent informational meeting will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, October 25th at 8:45 am. At this meeting the District Family Liaison will share the resources available both within the School District and City/county for parents with students with exceptional needs. Interpreters will be available at this meeting. 

Join Zoom:


The Santa Barbara Unified School district will be hosting our Family Empowerment Conference  this Saturday October 21, 2023 at La Cumbre Jr. High from 10 am to 2 pm. Discover several ways to strengthen your potential through several workshops, presentations, essential resources, and opportunities that are available within our schools and our community. There will also be music, food, and gift basket raffles so bring your family and friends. If you are interested in and would like to RSVP click here . If you need help registering or have any further questions feel free to contact Kenya our Family Engagement Liaison at (805)563-2515 ext. 1003. Hope to see you all there see attachments for details. 


Relationship Enhancement

PRIDE skills are designed to help parents or teachers problem solve, teach kids good habits, and nurture communication, respect, and trust within families or classrooms. PRIDE Skills can help to reduce emotional outbursts by putting more focus on positive behaviors, and shifting the ways adults communicate with children that allows for children to feel seen and heard. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

PRIDE Skills w explanations     PRIDE skills (Spanish ADIARIO) (1)




Plan ahead: on Tuesday, October 31st, students at Adams will be able to wear Halloween costumes to school. Students should look for costumes that are safe and appropriate for school. Students may not depict characters that are violent and can not carry props that are considered weapons. Students can not wear masks that cover their entire face. All students will be required to participate in a regular day of learning and exercise, so plan accordingly when selecting what to wear to school, including appropriate shoes. TK and Kinder students will have an opportunity to take a walk/parade around the students in grades 1-6 right at 8:30 am. If parents want to join us for this parade, you may meet us on the upper grade playground at 8:30 am.


Halloween is just around the corner, and we're thrilled to announce our Adams Costume Drive!

This is an opportunity for our community to come together and help make this year’s Halloween a fantastic experience for those that need our help. 

👻 What's the Costume Drive?

Our Costume Drive aims to collect gently-used costumes for children of all ages. If your child has outgrown their costume from last year or if you have costumes lying around that are no longer needed, we'd greatly appreciate your donation.

How You Can Help:

  • Donate costumes in good condition - Drop them off at the office from now until October 24th.

  • Spread the word - Share this initiative with friends and family who may have costumes to spare.

These costumes will be distributed to our Tiger families that need them, free of charge. We will be limited to sizes and type of costumes based on what we can collect. 

We appreciate your support in making this Costume Drive a success. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact Bibi at (805) 453-1150.


25 Special Ed Parent Meeting 8:45 am on Zoom

25 Fall Festival