Adams Update – 4.17.18 – Earth Day and More!

Good Morning!

Please see below for new and opportunities to be involved at Adams!  There is a lot going on this month.  Have a great Tuesday!

Principal Kevin

    April 17 – Adams Out in the Community – Laughing Planet

    April 18 –  Community Input on School Schedule – 5:30 – 6:30 at 200 N. Monroe

    April 18-20 – 5th Grade OAKS Science Testing

    April 21 – Outdoor School Rummage Sale

    April 23 – 26 Smarter Balance English Language Arts Assessments Grades 3-5 – Computer Adaptive Test

    April 26  Family Engineering Night 6-8 pm

    April 30 – May 3 – Smarter Balance English Language Arts Grades 3-5  – Performance Task

    May 4 – NO SCHOOL – Staff Professional Development

    May 7 – 10 – Smarter Balance Math Assessment – Grades 3-5 – Computer Adaptive Test

    May 9 – Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day

    May 11 – Adams Family Movie Night – COCO

    May 14 -17 –  Smarter Balance Math Assessment – Grades 3-5 – Performance Task

 Adams Celebrates Earth Day with a Field Day.

Through our partnership with the Environmental Leadership Program, Adams Elementary students and staff will celebrate Earth Day by helping to plant trees, beautify the garden, painting a mural and playing games that teach about ways to care for the earth.  Our 3-5 students will be in the field in the morning from 8:45 through 10:30.  Our K-2 will be in the field from 12:30 to 2:15.

We still need some volunteers for this event, mostly in the morning.  Please contact Katie Lynch at

UPCYCLING for Adventure!  Rummage Sale to Support Outdoor School – April 21


Please save items to donate. Donations accepted April 20 from 3-5


5th grade parents are sponsoring the spring Rummage Sale on April 21 in honor of Earth Day, to support of Adams 5th grade outdoor School.  This fun event aligns with our green school mission and the upcoming Next Step electronics round-up.    If you are doing some spring cleaning over the break, please hold on to quality items that could be donated to support this cause.  Donation drop off will be April 20 and the sale on April 21.


Also, NEXTSTEP recycling will have a donation bin to keep e-waste out of our landfills. Those items need can be accepted, working or not.  If it runs (or ran) on a cord or batteries, it will be rebuilt, sold or recycled rather than end up in the trash.  GO GREEN!      

Reading Olympics are ON!    

Adams is keeping the Olympic spirit alive with the Reading Olympics! Information was send home with each student on Friday.


Ready… Help your reader set a realistic goal for reading minutes

Set… Contact friends and family until april 20th to get pledges for minutes read

READ! Help your reader record every minute read from April 20th to the 30th. This time can include being read to as well as independent reading


You can make a donation here to help get us started here:


Learning Time: More. Equitable. Consistent.
Standard School Schedules Coming This Fall 

Share your input on schedules for 4J schools

Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools in 2018–19. School schedules will be decided this spring. 

This change will provide more learning time to meet state standards, more equity for students at different schools, and more consistent schedules for families. Currently, each school has a different schedule and amount of instruction time.

Consistent calendars: Starting this fall, all schools at each level will have the same school year calendar, without extra no-school days or half-days at individual schools. The calendars also will be more similar between elementary, middle and high schools, with nearly the same no-school days at all school levels.

Standard schedules: Daily and weekly school schedules also will be aligned across the district. Schools at each level will have consistent start and end times and the same early-release days for staff planning, collaboration and professional learning.

Schedules are under discussion now and will be decided before the end of the school year. To provide a starting point, an initial draft schedule of school start and end times has been published for discussion and feedback.

Community members are invited to talk with school board members, learn more about the draft schedules under discussion, and provide input about what various schedule changes would mean for you, at a community forum this week. Comments may also be sent by email to 

School Schedule Community Forum
Wednesday, April 18, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
Spanish interpretation will be provided 


2018 Awards Will Honor Educators, Volunteers   

Nominations accepted through May 1 

Who is your champion in education? An inspiring teacher? A caring counselor? A volunteer mentor? A bus driver who helps your child start every day with a smile? Nominate them for the 2018 ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards! 

Nominations for outstanding 4J teachers and licensed specialists, classified employees, administrators and supervisors, and volunteers can be submitted online through Tuesday, May 1. 

To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit

Nominees will be honored and champions will be announced at a ceremony in May. Each champion’s school will receive a $500 award to support a project or program.

The ACE Awards program is made possible by support from Oregon Community Credit Union and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce.



Adams Kindergarten Registration  – NOW OPEN


If your child will turn 5 on or before September 1, please come on in and pick up your enrollment packet. If you have friends or neighbors who are coming to Adams in the fall, let them know.

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