Adams Update – May 29, 2018

Dear Adams Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the the next three weeks of the school year. There are a lot of wonderful activities coming soon. Please mark your calendars with the dates below. To celebrate the meeting of our fundraising goal in the Adams Reading Olympics, we will have a little goofiness tomorrow. For breaking past the $12,000 and $14,000 goals, I will my hair green AND shave off 1/2 of my beard for the day. As we also surpassed out $16,000 goal, I will be plunged into a dunk tank willed with ice water tomorrow afternoon. Feel free to join us on the playground for this event. I’d like to say I am looking forward to it.

~ Principal Kevin

Now – fall – Kindergarten Enrollment is now open. Please enroll now for fall.

May 31 – June 1 – Outdoor School for 5th Grade

June 2 – Adams Night Out in the Community – Ciao Pizza

June 7 – Carnival – Volunteers Needed

June 8 – NO SCHOOL – Grading Day

June 14 – Adams Field Day – Volunteers Needed

June 14 – 5th Grade Celebration – 5:00 to 6:00

June 15 – LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS – Early release at 11:35

Carnival and Field Day are Coming Soon!

The Adams Carnival is coming!!!
Thursday, June 7th from 5:30 to 8pm on the Adams playground.

We need volunteers! Click link to sign up.

Field Day – Thursday, June 14th

Volunteers needed for the following:

Set up – 7:30 – 8:30 – Work wit Mr. Brown to have all stations set up (10 volunteers needed)

K- 2nd Rotation 8:45-10:15 – Need 2 adults per station (18 total)
3-5th PM Rotation 12:00- 1:30 – Need 2 adults per station (18 total)

Please contact Paul Brown at if you are interested and able to help with any of the above.

Adams PTA Board Positions

The Adams Parent Group (PTA) is looking for parents, staff, or other community members to fill open board positions for the 2018/2019 school year. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this fun, worthwhile group please attend the final meeting of the year, Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30pm in the Adams library. Nominations and voting will take place. Positions are as follows:

Vice President

Email current board President Ashley Jorgenson at with questions.



Amazing opportunity for 4th graders – FREE park pass

Did you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear blue lakes? Our federal public lands and waters belong to all Americans and are waiting for you to explore them! You can get your Every Kid in a Park pass at, the official website where parents, educators, and kids can learn more.

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the school year.

Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31, 2018. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting


School bond measure community forum
Wednesday, May 30, 7–8 p.m.
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene

School bond measure comment form

Eugene School District 4J’s school board is considering a potential bond measure to be placed on the November 2018 ballot to replace or improve aging school buildings and learning materials.

Members of the public are invited to learn more and share their views.

A community forum has been scheduled on Wednesday, May 30, 7–8 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. in Eugene. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

An online comment form also is open through Wednesday, May 30.

The potential bond package was developed in a lengthy process that began with an assessment of the district’s facility and materials needs and the development of the district’s long-range facilities plan.

The district’s identified capital needs totaled more than $1 Billion, including facility repairs and improvements, technology, capacity to address educational needs and crowding, expand career–technical education programs, security and safety including seismic safety, and more.

The district conducted a previous online survey and a series of community forums earlier this year as the potential project list was being developed.

This is an additional opportunity for community members to share their thoughts before the school board makes final decisions in June about placing a final bond package on the November ballot.

Adams schedule is changing in the fall.

Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools in 2018–19 to provide enough, fair and equal instruction time for students and consistent schedules for families.

The change to standard schedules will:

• ensure that all schools meet state standards for adequate instructional time
• provide fair and equal learning time for students at different schools
• provide consistent, predictable schedules for families, and
• allow coordinated time for staff professional development and collaboration.

Under the standard schedules, developed with staff and community input, all schools at each level will have a standard start and end time (two times for elementary schools, staggered by 35 minutes) and the same amount of instructional time each day, week and year. Currently each 4J school has a different calendar, schedule and amount of instruction time, and learning time for students at different schools can vary by hundreds of hours over elementary, middle and high school.

Adams schedule will be as follows:
First bell: 8:25 – Students allowed from common areas to classrooms
Second bell: 8:30 – Instruction begins in all classrooms.
Dismissal bell: 3:00 – Monday through Thursday – students released
Friday Dismissal bell: 1:45 – Students released -Staff professional development

More information about new schedules at all schools.




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