Adams Update 9/20/17 – Event Dates and More…

Mark Your Calendar

Party on the Playground 9/22
Adams Curriculum Night 9/27
ATA Grand Opening Celebration 9/28
Jog-a-Thon 9/29
Out in the Community – Yogurt Extreme 9/29
Walk and Roll to School 10/4
School Picture Day 10/9
NO SCHOOL – Inservice Day 10/13

Good Afternoon!
We have welcomed the rain and the clear air here at Adams and celebrated with outdoor recesses every day this week. Please be mindful that we aim to get kids outside whenever possible and have your kiddo dressed for the weather. We are wrapping up our Fall benchmark assessments  and will use that information to set meaningful goals for students academic growth.  Tomorrow and Friday, all students will go on a “Rules Roadtrip” around the building with staff to learn expectations for positive behavior in all settings here at Adams.

Party on Playground – Friday, September 22 from 5 to 7:30

Join us for an evening of food, friends and FUN! There will be dinner, music, bubbles and sidewalk chalk on the Adams playground on a beautiful Friday night.

Bring a picnic dinner or grab some food from one of one of the following, local food trucks:
Kat’s Calico Kitchen
The Dumbling Group
Sweetbay Shaved Ice

See you there!

ATA Grand Opening Celebration

Four years ago voters overwhelmingly approved the 2013 Eugene School District 4J bond measure to replace aging schools and update materials for teaching and learning.

We’ve been watching throughout the process of designing and constructing the new Arts & Technology Academy. Now it’s time to come see the end result. The new light-filled, sustainable, state-of-the-art school building is open and welcoming students and neighbors.

On Thursday, September 28 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. the public is invited to celebrate the opening of your new neighborhood school building with a ribbon cutting, student performances and refreshments. Take a tour of the school and see how the school design supports learning with Arts & Technology Academy’s innovative STEM curriculum.

Arts & Technology Academy
1650 W. 22nd Ave., Eugene
Thursday, September 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Jog-a-Thon – September 29th

The Jog-A-Thon is coming! Join us on Friday, September 29th, from 1:15-2:00, for our annual fall “fun-raiser” where students run around the track and raise money for Adams. Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 and once we reach that milestone, Principal Kevin will camp out in front of the school for a night. How awesome is that?

Jog-a-Thon funds benefit ALL students at Adams by paying for staffing, field trips, artist experiences, assemblies and more!

The Jog-A-Thon is a great way to get involved at Adams and there are plenty of different ways to do just that. Go to 2017 Annual Adams Jog-A-Thon to sign up for the spots that work for you. We encourage all families to attend and be part of this fun-filled afternoon. It is a great way to see just how amazingly awesome our students and staff are, spend time with other Adams families, and enjoy a beautiful Friday afternoon.

If you would like to share our website for pledges, please use the link below.

Email your Jog-A-Thon co-chairs Alexis ( and Katie ( with any questions.

Out in the Community Fundraiser at Yogurt Extreme

After the Jog-a-Thon, you can visit Yogurt Extreme for a sweet treat and Adams will receive 25% of whatever you spend. Visit them at either location: 2846 Willamette St. or 879 E. 13th Avenue

Adams Curriculum Night – September 27th. See times below:

Please come visit the classroom and hear from your child’s teacher about the year, special events, volunteer opportunities and more.

5:15 3rd and 4th Grade in classrooms
5:50 Kindergarten classrooms
6:25 1st and 2nd Grades in classrooms
7:00 5th Grade in classrooms
Curriculum night ends at 7:30

Food Allergies at Adams                                                                       

This year we have multiple students with life threatening allergies to peanuts, nuts and even some other foods. Some may have a reaction with contact with peanut or tree nuts. We ask for your help in keeping these students safe.

Please emphasize to your child they should not share food at school.

If your child is in a class that has been designated peanut/nut aware, please do not send any snacks to be eaten in class that may contain peanuts or nuts. Read food labels carefully. Even trace amounts can cause a severe life threatening reaction in these students.

There’s been a change here at Adams in the cafeteria. As a part of being a Food Allergy Aware school and a growing community dedicated to the safety and well being of our students with life threatening food allergies we have decided to create a peanut and tree nut table where our students who bring peanuts or tree nuts will sit to eat.

Previously we had a table that was tree/peanut free, but that restricted our students with food allergies by limiting their choices on where to sit at lunch. By making this change our cafeteria becomes a more inclusive place for all of our students and we are able to help students who bring peanuts and tree nuts to school remember to wash their hands before moving to the playground.

Also, if your child eats peanuts/nuts for breakfast at home, please teach them to brush their teeth and wash their hands and face before coming to school. Any help in minimizing these allergens at school would be appreciated.

We really appreciate your help and understanding. Food Allergy Research and Education is an excellent resource for more information. Another great resource is the snack safely guide which is updated monthly. It can be found at If you have questions, you can contact your school’s nurse, Nichoel Fry at 541-790-5000


Nichoel Fry BSN, RN

4j Regional Nurse




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