THURSDAY MESSAGE SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

Hortencia Corral

ROAR CARD 

Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Sammie Juarez, Sophia Patron, Maggie McMahon, Zain Haque, Giovanni Good, Skyler Rios, Ainara Garcia, Brandon Medina. 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

TIGER LOVE 

Thank you to everyone who has already donated. 🧡 50% of families have already contributed and we have raised $20,000!!   There are 2 weeks remaining to contribute to our overall total of $50,000 / 100% participation goal. Donate and help your child’s entire classroom receive a prize for 100% family participation.

We have added to our final raffle prize! Everyone is eligible to win a day at the Santa Barbara Zoo or a $100 Zodo’s certificate! Family Fun with either prize! Each $100 donation will receive an extra raffle ticket for the final prize. Donations of $50, $100, and $200 this week receive a Tiger Store discount coupon! Watch for a second TigerLove envelope in this week’s folder and ask your child how close their class is to reaching 100%! 

Friday morning the Adams Tiger will be out before school to collect donation envelopes.Then join us at Friday Flag to hear TigerLove updates and find out our newest winners! Please stretch your budget to include a donation of any amount to the Adams PTA. We can’t do this without you! Donations can be left in the front office TigerLove dropbox or online (consider a recurring monthly amount that fits in your budget or a one-time contribution) https://secure.qgiv.com/for/aes 

ARRIVALS AND TARDIES

This is a friendly reminder that school begins at 8:30 am. You may drop off your students, beginning at 8:00 am. Please plan to drop off or walk in your student before 8:25 am and account for parking lot traffic. Students arriving after 8:30 am must get a tardy slip to enter class.

OCEAN GUARDIAN/STUDENT COUNCIL 

Good news to share! Student Council and Ocean Guardian are highlighted in the community: story to our website

WE HAVE MOVED OUR BIKE RACKS DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

We encourage students to walk or ride their bikes to school in grades 4, 5, and 6. To lessen the congestion in the parking lot, consider allowing your child to make this healthy choice. The bike racks are directly below room 1 now. Students need to wear a helmet and it is a good idea to lock your bike, but not required. Mr. Marme will sell bike helmets later this year to keep your ears open for that message.

STUDENT STORE

The School Store is opening again for the 2022-23 school year. As always, it is taking place in the courtyard of Rm. 6 (Mrs Nelson's Classroom). We’re selling pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks, books, fidget toys/ focus manipulatives and more. We also have a selection of mini objects including backpacks and mugs. During holidays, there will often be seasonal objects that are only available at that time of year. You don’t have to bring your entire wallet. Pencils are only 25 cents apiece. There’s quite a lot that can be bought for a dollar or two. Almost everything is under five dollars unless it is something extremely special. It has been multiple years since the School Store has last been open due to Covid. Mrs. Nelson's Class is looking forward to welcoming customers again. 

School Store will be open on Friday’s from:

8:00- 8:20 all grades (parents welcome)

11:45- 12:00 grades 1 and 2

12:05- 12:20 grades 3 and 4

12:25- 12:40 grades 5 and 6

 

FLIP THE SWITCH

Check out this short video clip of Adams in the news last week. We had a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Solar Panel project. These large solar panels were put in place last year and are finally now able to generate over 80% of our school’s energy. They also provide a nice amount of shade on our blacktop for lunch.  Adams in the news!

CALM CORNER

Identifying Emotions: Developing emotional intelligence requires experience and introspection, but a basic vocabulary comes first. Pinning down the word that perfectly describes a feeling can be difficult, even for adults. The Emotion Faces worksheet attached is printable to help children match a word (and a face) with their feelings. Each of the colorfully illustrated faces depicts an emotion, with a simple emotion word to describe it. Below are a few ways to implement the Emotion Faces worksheet at home or in the classroom. 

  • As a check-in ritual, encourage children to select an emotion from the sheet to describe how they're currently feeling.

  • Periodically ask children to check in with the emotion faces during stories. Let them select the emotion that best represents how they were feeling.

  • As an icebreaker, ask members of a group to select an emotion (cut them out, put in a bowl), and share a story about that emotion.

  • Create a small poster for the wall or bulletin board in your home or classroom to make things a bit more colorful

 

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

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!

 

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 café 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

If you are a parent of an emergent multilingual Tiger, please attend this year’s first ELAC meeting on Monday, September 12, 2022, from 6:00-7:00 pm. Parents of Emergent Multilingual students, please look for a flyer coming home with your student(s). It is an important meeting as we will vote for the new ELAC president and DELAC representative. The last day for nominations is Friday 9/9/2022. Nomination Form.

EML parents are invited to attend the meeting in person or on Zoom https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/97845415031. Childcare will be provided with a reservation for up to 20 students. Let Ms Corral know by Friday!  Please note that ELAC is a legally required committee in California schools with multilingual students. We hold 4-6 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 outgoing president- Amba Coyt if you have any questions or call Ms. Corral at extension 1041.  See the school calendar on the website for this year’s dates. 

TIGER PTA MEETING - SEPTEMBER 21

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

 

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 in non-consecutibe years by submitting this online Referral form by Friday, September 30, 2022. No exceptions. Need more info? Go to the GATE district page.

 

CALENDAR

September 

12 - ELAC Meeting: Hybrid (In person or on Zoom) Zoom ID: 9784 541 5031 

14 - PTA Board Meeting 

20 - SSC Meeting 

21 - PTA Tiger Parent Meeting

28 - Back to School Night