THURSDAY MESSAGE SEPTEMBRE 15, 2022

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ROAR CARD 

 

Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Johan Beltran, Luis Ojendis, Camila Hernandez, Anne Darga, Angela Arcos, Camila Velasco, Ruben Avila, Citlaly Salazar, Emma Morgan, Noah Rubio. 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

 

FAMILY RESTAURANT TONIGHT  AT LUCKY PENNY 

Please join us TONIGHT, 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.  

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Save the date! BTSN will take place on Wednesday, September 28th, starting at 6 pm here on site. This is an adult-only event. It is a very important tradition of the school year. This is your opportunity to meet your child’s classroom teacher and learn about the year ahead. Please try to secure babysitting and join us on campus this evening. More information to come about grade level specific presentation times. 

 

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Each year we need to elect new parents to this important committee. Rachel King, Rachel Morelos, and Leslie Robinson have volunteered to join the SSC but must be elected by the parents at Adams. Please use the electronic ballot to vote for ALL THREE Parents. Here is an electronic ballot to vote for your parent representatives this year.  

 

TIGER LOVE 

Thank you to everyone who has already donated so generously to this campaign! EVERY student at Adams benefits from your contributions.🧡 We have already raised $28,000 and have almost 80% participation!! 🧡 

This Friday is the last day to submit your envelope or donate on-line to help us reach our overall total of $50,000 / 100% participation goal. Several classrooms have already met the 100% family participation goal and will receive a special prize!! Please stretch your budget to include a donation of any amount to support the programs, learning materials, and additional curriculum support funded by the Adams PTA. Donations can be given to the Adams Tiger on Friday, left in the TigerLove basket in the front office or make a 1 time or recurring monthly payment through this link: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/aes

 

SAVE THE DATE: PICTURE DAY 

All students will have their annual school photo on Thursday, October 6th, for TK-2nd grades and 6th grade, and on Friday, October 7th, for 3rd-5th grades and both Montessori Classrooms. Please send your student to school in their Sunday Best on their photo day! Photo package information will go home in the Thursday Folder next week.

 

BRAVO

Students in grades 5 and 6 are invited to participate in an after-school music program called BRAVO. They will be taught by our music teacher, Mrs. Dutton, here at Adams on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students interested in playing a brass or wind instrument can sign up using the QR code on the attached flyer. Bravo begins October 3rd. 

 

AXXESS BOOKS

Adams will launch the sale of Axxess Books at the end of the month. Please hold off on purchasing a book from other schools or vendors and buy one from our students! More info to come.

 

BREAKFAST IS MOVING BACK TO RECESS BREAK TIME

Starting on Monday, September 19th, we will be going back to serving breakfast during the morning recess time instead of before school. We have not been serving very many students before school. Although students should eat in the morning before school as a practice, if they do not get to school on time and don’t have food available at morning recess time, we have most students not eating until mid-day. By then, students are tired, hungry, and unable to focus in the classroom. When we served breakfast at morning recess in years past, we typically would serve over 350 students, whereas now we are only serving about 130. As a family, please make sure you accommodate this change in your morning routine by at least giving your child a healthy snack and beverage if you are not making breakfast each day. Students were interviewed and surveyed to help us make this decision. Thanks for understanding the need to make the change. 

 

OCEAN GUARDIANS
Students in 3rd-6th grade are invited to participate in the NOAA Ocean Guardians Ambassadors after-school program to learn about our creeks, oceans, and watersheds and how we can protect the local habitat. Students and their caregivers are invited to join us for a kickoff on Wednesday, September 21st, from 1:30-3:00 pm. Meet under the solar panels on the playground to hear all about this year’s program and participate in a hands-on project on campus. Sign-ups for Ambassadors will take place at the end of September.  See attached flyer. 

 

CALM CORNER

Relationship Enhancement

Each family is unique, with its own values, culture, and traditions. That is as it should be, since values, culture, and traditions set the bedrock of your children’s character and relationships. In addition to each family’s unique approach, there are skills you can develop that provide a road map to dealing with most day-to-day parenting (or classroom challenges), which will also create a healthy foundation between parents and kids, and/or teachers. 

These skills are designed to help parents or teachers problem solve, teach kids good habits, and nurture communication, respect, and trust within families or classrooms. These are called PRIDE skills. 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.  PRIDE Skills are attached. 

 

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

 

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

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

 

SSC MEETING

Our first SSC meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 20th, at 3:15 pm via ZOOM. https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/91372889342 

TIGER PTA MEETING - SEPTEMBER 21st

Join us for our first TigerParent PTA meeting on Wednesday, 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! 

 

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING

Our first SSC meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 20th, at 3:15 pm via ZOOM. https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/91372889342 

Here is an electronic ballot to vote for your parent representatives this 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 in non-consecutive 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 

20 - SSC Meeting 

21 - PTA Tiger Parent Meeting

28 - Back to School Night 

 

October 

5 - No School 

6 - School Pictures 

7 - School Pictures 

12 - Walk to School Day

17 - No School 

26 - Fall Family Festival 

28 - Fresch Coffee on Zoom