THURSDAY MESSAGE SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

Hortencia Corral

Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Natalia Estrada, Erin Mitchell, Josue Hernandez, Liam Keenan, Omar Haque, Ruben Aviles, Michael Rodriguez, Emilio Sierra, Paxton Corpuz, Sebastian Tancredi, Zeke Wagy. 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.

 

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK

 

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Monday, September 5th, there will be no school for students in observance of the Labor Day Holiday! 

 

EARL WARREN SAFETY

We are pleased to be able to offer parking at Earl Warren for Kinder and TK families to help with drop-off in the mornings. Any other grade and staff are also welcome to park there. We ask that you drive very safely, park, and walk your students up the sidewalk to campus. It is a very busy street, and an adult should accompany students. Please follow any rules of Adams adult staff or parents on duty or any who may represent Earl Warren, as we have this partnership that is appreciated and needs to be maintained.

 

STUDENT COUNCIL ANNUAL CLASS GIFT

The student council representatives raised over $1,300 on sales throughout the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. They voted as a group to spend the money on a School Flag, which is proudly hung on our flag pole at the school entrance. I am very proud as their advisor, alongside Mrs. Van Lant, of their teamwork, commitment to Adams, and choice for their school donation. Check it out! 

 

STUDENT COUNCIL TRYOUTS ARE COMING UP SOON 

If your student is in the 4th through 6th grade and is interested in joining Student Council, this is their opportunity.  We will have an informational meeting in the cafe on Wednesday, September 14, during their lunchtime. Please encourage them to join us to learn more about what the responsibilities for the year entail.

 

ELAC MEETING SEPTEMBER 12

Being a multilingual person is a powerful gift. Did you know that Adams has an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)? If you are a parent of an emergent multilingual Tiger, please join us for this year’s first ELAC meeting on Monday, September 12, 2022, from 6:00-7:00 pm. This first meeting will be the only hybrid meeting of the year for ELAC, and we will vote for officers. You are invited to attend the meeting in person or on Zoom. Childcare will be provided. We are looking into providing dinner from 5:15-5:45. More information to come.

ELAC is responsible for advising the principal and staff in developing a site plan for English learners and assisting in the development of the school-wide needs assessment. One lucky member has the opportunity to serve on the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). We hold 4-5 meetings per year. Interpretation will be offered from Spanish to English, and the meeting will be held in Spanish. Don't hesitate to contact any of our past ELAC officers, including the president- Amba Coyt, or Hortencia Corral, at hcorral@sbunified.org if you have any questions.  See this flyer (English) and (Spanish) for all of this year’s dates. 

 

LUNCH WITH YOUR STUDENT

Although we discourage parents from eating with their students regularly, we understand it might be a special occasion or a need to support your child with a difficult time. If you plan to have lunch on campus with your child, we ask that you check in the front office at their actual lunchtime, wait for them to come up to the cafe when released from recess on the playground, and eat together by the cafe at the tables outside. We ask that you do not bring food to share with other students or food that does not match our nutritional requirements. We also ask that you do not eat on the playground with the other children. Thank you. See Mrs. Fresch for more details if needed. 

 

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE SERVED DAILY FOR FREE

All students are provided complimentary breakfast and lunch at Adams daily. Breakfast is served in the cafe from 8:00 to 8:20 am. Lunch is served after recess time on the playground. Please encourage your child to check out the menu and try the fantastic food provided by our kitchen staff under the direction of Estela. If your child has dietary restrictions such as no dairy, egg, nuts, or gluten, please see Mrs. Estela in the cafe to communicate your restrictions, and she will do her best to accommodate your child’s needs.

 

TIGER LOVE 

Thank you for your generous donations and support for the PTA programs! The activities and events offered by the PTA are for all students at Adams. 

Several classes have almost reached 100% and are close to winning their class prize! Updates and this week’s winners will be announced at Friday Flag. We hope that every student is able to donate. Our goal is to have 100% of our Tiger families contributing to reach our $50,000 Tiger Love goal. 

There is still time! The Tiger Love Campaign is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your help! 🧡

Donations can be sent to your child’s teacher, left in the TigerLove box in the front office or through this link: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/aes

Consider a recurring monthly donation!!

 

TIGER PTA MEETING - SEPTEMBER 14

Join us for our first TigerParent PTA meeting! on Tuesday, September 21st from 6:00-7:30 pm here at Adams in the cafe. We will share information about our plans for the year and help you to learn how to make an impact at Adams by supporting your children and teachers! 

 

FAMILY RESTAURANT NIGHT AT LUCKY PENNY 

Please join us on Thursday, September 15th, anytime from 5-8 pm at Lucky Penny in the Funk Zone. 10% of all restaurant sales that night will come back to Adams as a community partner. Tell your friends and family. You do not need to bring the flyer, but you can find it attached for more details.  

 

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL PARENT ELECTIONS 

Our first SSC meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 20, at 3:15 via ZOOM. Please see attached nomination form explaining what the SSC responsibilities are and nominate yourself or another parent if you are interested in joining this important team. All parents are invited to attend these meetings if interested in hearing about our school funding, but only elected members may vote. 

SSC Parent Nomination Letter 22-23

 

CALM CORNER

Happy New School Year!  As you pack your child’s backpacks with gear for the new year, don’t forget to fill their minds with goals to help make this school year their best yet. Here’s to embracing the excitement and coming up with resolutions that uplift your family. Check out the article below to read about easy ideas for new school year resolutions that include talking to someone different, improving routines, and focusing on progress. Also, how to make the resolutions stick through smart goal setting and celebrating the small things. Finally, attached is a tip sheet to support families in creating a Family Mindfulness Schedule as the new school year begins to encourage emotional awareness for adults and children. https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/setting-goals-for-a-new-school-year

 

GATE TESTING FOR GRADE 2 and referred students GRADES 3-5

All students in grade 2 will be screened for GATE from 11/2-11/4/2022. Second grade parents may opt their child out of testing by completing this form. Parents of eligible students in grades 3-5 may also sign up their student to retake the GATE test by submitting this online Referral form by Friday, September 30, 2022. No exceptions. Need more info? Go to the GATE district page.

 

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

 

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY  

This is a reminder that school attendance is mandatory. I thank you in advance for ensuring that your child is participating in school every day and arrives on time and ready to learn.  A student is considered truant after three unexcused absences. Pre-plan vacations when school is not in session using the district calendar at https://tinyurl.com/SBUSD2022-23. If your child experiences COVID or comes into close contact with someone with COVID, please communicate with the Assistant Principal, Hortencia Corral, so we can set-up learning at home. 

 

THURSDAY FOLDERS 

Each week students will bring home a Thursday Tiger Folder with important papers from the office and your teacher, as well as graded schoolwork. Please be sure to empty the contents each week and return the folders on Fridays. Messages from the Principal will always come home on yellow paper. Please read all communication that comes home from school, and pay special attention to school-wide messages on yellow paper. If the folders do not arrive in time, we will send them home starting next Thursday, but please still look for the papers going home in your child’s backpack.

 

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

Follow us on Instagram!-  @ adamselementaryschool I will post pictures throughout the week highlighting the fabulous teaching and learning taking place on campus. Don’t miss out on seeing the fun!

 

SUMMER READING

Welcome back, Tigers! We are looking for students who participated in the Summer Reading Program through the Santa Barbara Public Library. If you participated over the summer, you can bring one of the following to your child's teacher (or send to Mrs. Chalmers via email to sachalmers@sbunified.org ):A printed/emailed copy of your "Challenge Completed" certificate found online if you tracked your reading there, your collected beads, your reading journal (or a picture of it.)

Please bring to school or email Mrs. Chalmers, so that we can plan to celebrate those who participated! Please send this in by Friday, September 2nd.

 

SIXTH GRADE IS GOING TO CAMP!

We are excited to share that the School District is prioritizing providing funding for our schools to send our sixth graders to science camp this year. Adams will be sending our sixth graders to Camp Whittier April 4th through April 7th. More information will be shared in the upcoming months. The PTA will work with parents in future months to start saving funds for future years for 5th and sixth grades to make sure these memorable experiences can be offered in years to come.

 

CALENDAR

September 

5 - Labor day 

12 - ELAC Meeting 

14 - PTA Meeting 

15- Family Night at Lucky Penny- Pizza and Salad, Yum, Yum, Yum!

20 - SSC Meeting 

28 - Back to School Night