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Principal's Bulletin: May 5, 2016

What is TK?

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a “school grade that serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten, functioning to provide students with time to develop fundamental skills needed for success in school in an age- and developmentally-appropriate setting” (Wikipedia).

Below are some video clips taken throughout the 2015-2016 year in Mrs. MacKenzie’s TK Class, where learning is fun, hands-on, interactive, multi-sensory, child-centered, and always an adventure!

September Video

October Video

December Video

February Video

April Video


Doctoral Graduation Ceremony

Adams parent and principal of SBHS, John Becchio, and I flew out of LAX this morning with our families to attend our graduation ceremony at Concordia University where John and I both earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.

Thank you for all of your encouragement and support! It was a lot of work but definitely worth it as it has given me the tools and confidence to be a change agent for our children. I’ll post photos of our celebration on our Adams facebook site as I still remember attending my graduation for my Masters degrees and thinking how amazing all the doctoral students were as they received their degrees. I honestly never thought that I would be one of those students.


Fifth-Grade Science Test

All of our fifth grade students will be taking a comprehensive Science test on Tuesday, March 10th and Wednesday, March 11th. Please be sure to send your son/daughter well rested to school and with a healthy breakfast.


4-6th Grade Instrumental Concert/PTA Meeting

All of our 4-6th grade students will be performing their final concert for the year on Tuesday, March 11th at 5:30pm in the auditorium. Families are encouraged to stay and attend our final PTA meeting that will begin at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Spanish interpretation will be provided.


Address Verification

Just a friendly reminder that every family needs to turn in a proof of verification of address into the front office in order to secure a space at Adams Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year.


Calendar of Events:


10: 5th Grade Science Test, 8:30-10:00am

11: 5th Grade Science Test, 8:30-10:00am

11: 4-6th Grade Concert, 5:30-6:30pm

11: PTA Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm

16-18: 3-6th Grade SBAC Test – Math, 8:30-11:00am

19: ELAC Meeting, 8:30-9:30am

23-26: 3-6th Grade SBAC Test – ELA, 8:30-11:00am

27: Olympiad

27: EL Reclassification Dinner and Awards, 5:30-6:30pm

30: No School – Memorial Day


*Photos from 1st grade field trip to Gelsons, Bike to School Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, iPad holders designed and made by Mr. Federbusch.
**A flier regarding an incoming 2016-2017, TK/K playdate is attached.