10/3/17 – Attendance, Walk and Roll, Bucket Filling and MORE.

Good Morning!

Please mark your calendars:

  • Jog-a-thon Packet Turn in  – Now through October 19th
  • Walk and Roll, to School Day – October 4
  • School Pictures – October 9
  • Family Movie Night – October 12
  • NO SCHOOL – Statewide Inservice – October 13
  • Out in the Community @ Cornucopia – October 16

Dear Adams Families.

Please see the above dates for some of the family events scheduled this month.  As we have rolled into October, we are noticing that most all of our kiddos are getting to school on time and ready for a day of learning.  Still, we have some who are tardy often enough to cause concern. I cannot over-emphasize the importance of regular and on-time attendance.  When students arrive late or leave early, classrooms are interrupted and instructional minutes are lost. 

  • Please make any adjustments to you schedule to minimize this for you child.  That may mean getting to bed earlier, changing morning routines or choosing to ride the bus rather than driving them to school. If your child is not in class at 8:35, she or he will be marked tardy for the day.
  • Early pick-ups for appointments work best if we have advanced notice and can help to orchestrate the students departure rather than calling the classroom during instruction.
  • If you have us remove your child from class for an appointment, please be on time to pick them up to ensure that they have the benefit of as much time as possible in class.

We appreciate your support in creating the best learning environment and fewest interruptions for all our kids.


Principal Kevin

Walk, Bike and Roll to School is Tomorrow!

When: Wednesday, October 4
What: Conserve fossil fuels and get healthy by walking, biking, skateboarding, scootering, or skating
to school!
Who: Everyone, including YOU!
Where: Adams Elementary
Why:Save our beautiful Oregon environment, build healthy bodies
How does it work? Throughout the month of October
students all over the country are challenging themselves to find healthier transportation to school. The goal is to #1: get to school in ways that are healthier for the environment and #2: get some exercise on your way to school. Try for one or both of these goals!
Wednesday October 4 is Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day!
There will be prizes for anyone who participates! This includes those who take the bus, carpool, or “
Park and Stride”, which is driving to school but parking at least four blocks away and walking the rest of the way.

FREE Science Open House at the University of Oregon

The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) and UO STEM CORE will hold the 7th annual “Science Open House” October 4th, 2017 in the Willamette Hall Atrium (6:30pm-8:30pm) on the University of Oregon (UO) campus.  

The purpose of the event is to help connect community families and educators to science outreach programs on campus and in the community.  All activities are completely free and open to the public.  There will be something fun for children of all ages.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations will include the Flubber Factory, the Egg Drop, Lazer Maze and much more.  Attendees can also sign up for the Science Pentathlon where they will complete five activities in the core science disciplines (biology, chemistry and physics).

Click HERE for more information, directions, parking and more…


From the Counselor’s Corner:

Dear Adams Families,

            Last week I had the opportunity to go into each classroom K-5 and present a “Bucket Filling” Lesson!  The concept of being a bucket filer comes from Carol McCloud’s Book Have You Filled A Bucket Today?  and stems around the idea that everyone carries around an invisible bucket that throughout the day is being filled by the kind things that you do for others or that others do for you.  A bucket filler is someone who is showing positive character traits (kind, considerate, caring, respectful) and is being a responsible citizen.  When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty we feel sad. 

It is very important that this concept is carried over into student’s home lives.  You can help your students at being a bucket filler by discussing the concepts at home.  You can praise your student at home when they do something that fills your bucket or someone else’s bucket.  We will start our own school-wide Bucket Filling challenge in the coming weeks (look for the HUGE paper bucket displayed in the front hallway in the days to come).  Each classroom will have the opportunity to add “drops” to the bucket through positive classroom and school-wide behavior.  Once the bucket is filled we will have a school-wide ‘celebration’ to acknowledge our accomplishment!

Thank you!

Sara Matteri – Counselor Adams Elementary



Office Hours:
M-TH 8am-4pm

Movie Night – Benefit for 5th Grade Outdoor School – October 12

Join us for our first movie night of the year on Thursday, October 12th. Come watch Sing with you friends and classmates, have some snacks, and help 5th grade raise funds for Outdoor School–what better way to spend a Thursday night, especially when there’s no school the next day?! Doors open at 5:30 and the movie starts at 6:00. Admission is free and we will have popcorn, drinks, and treats for sale.

5th grade families–want to help? Email Alexis at ancborrevik@yahoo.com.

Jog-a-Thon Success! – Packets Due by October 19th

A huge thanks to those who help make the Jog-A-Thon happen–the many volunteers who give their time during the event, the teachers and other staff who get students pumped up and ready to go, DJ Mandy Mac, aka Mandy Fisher, who provides us with the tunes and motivation, former Adams parent Nela Barrow for the incredibly shiny and oh-so-awesome new alligator costume, ATA for use of the track and facilities, the new and improved Adams Alligator, and Katie St. Clair and Alexis Borrevik, the 2017 Jog-A-Thon chairs who work before, during, and after the event to make it all happen.

Now’s the time to start collecting those pledges. Packet turn-in is on so start making phone calls and collecting those pledges. Once you’ve collected them all, put your pledges in your packet and bring it back to school to be counted. As soon as we’ve reached our fundraising goal of $20,000 Principal Kevin will camp out at school.  GO ADAMS!

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