Adams Update 11.26.18 – Book Fair, Food Drive, and More

Good Evening,

I hope that all our families enjoyed a little extra time together after over the holiday weekend.  Kids were rested and ready to go this morning as we took on another full day here at Adams.  Thanks for making time to maintain some routines over the weekend.  It is difficult for some to make the adjustment back to school after four days off.  Having a routine for Sunday evening of getting ready for the week can help tremendously for kids and adults.

Here is a great, short read on the power and importance of routines for kids

5 School-Night Routines Every Kid Needs

Simple rules for making school-nights more enjoyable for everyone

Are you struggling to get your kid out the door? Are mornings full of chaos and panic? How can you make school days less stressful?

I sat down with parenting guru Amanda Houle, founder of Parenting with a Punch and host of the Parenting with a Punch podcast. Amanda provides straightforward and effective strategies for parents and couples who are struggling with their kids. Here’s what she had to say: 

A rock-solid school-night routine is absolutely essential to kids of every age. School-night routines anchor children, so no matter which way the wind blows the next day, they’re prepared. While it’s tempting to ditch rules and take a devil-may-care attitude to household planning, a lack of consistency will catch up with you – and your kid.

Click HERE to read the rest.


See below for more news you can use.  Have a great week!


Adams Family Food Drive is Underway

Students and staff at Adams are conducting a food drive to help support families in our school community who may not have enough to eat over the Winter Break. When schools is not in session many students who depend on breakfast and lunch programs go without.

Our goal is to provide a box of healthy, non-perishable, staple foods to 25 Adams families to fill their cupboards for those two weeks.

Please bring in donations of non-perishable, unopened cans, boxes and bags of food that will help a family stretch their dollars this holiday season.

Suggested items to donate:

Canned fruits, vegetables and beans
Canned soups, chili, broth and stews
Canned meats, tuna, salmon
Peanut butter
Boxed pasta, soup mixes,
Boxes of cereal, oatmeal, cream of wheat
Boxes of snack foods, granola bars, fruit leather, dried fruit
Pasta sauce, salad dressing
Sealed bags (not bulk) of rice, dried beans, lentils,
Vegetable oils
Condiments, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, soy sauce, salad dressings
Boxed dinners and side dishes

Also – If you would like to make a cash donation, all proceeds will be used to support this project to help provide food for families in the Adams community. Our Adams Student Leadership team will research the best prices and make bulk purchases to stretch dollars.

If you have questions or would like to discuss how you can support this worthwhile project, please call or email Principal Kevin.

Principal Kevin

Scholastic Book Fair December 3rd through 7th.

Come visit our Enchanted Forest!

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be open Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th.

Hours are 8-9 in the morning and 3-4 in the afternoon with family night on Tuesday, Deember 4th from 5-7

Please consider dropping in to do some holiday shopping, enter for raffle prizes and more!


Wondering About Winter Weather?

When winter weather makes conditions hazardous, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. School districts decide early in the morning whether there is a need to change the school schedule or bus routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

There are several ways to find out if there is a change on snowy or icy days:

Text-message alerts via Twitter — sign up through Twitter or just text FOLLOW 4JWEATHER to 40404
4J website,
KRVM 91.9 FM
Other radio and television news stations

If there is a school closure or other change, the school district will announce it before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

Parents of students who ride school buses that have alternate snow routes have been informed of what to do. Snow route information is available on the snow routes page.

If school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored.

Holiday Fundraisers from Our PTA

Spring Creek Holly Farm

If you decorate with a live tree, garlands or wreath the season, please consider making a trip to Spring Creek Holly Farm. 50% of sales come back to Adams when you let them know as you check out.

Amazon SMILE!

This Cyber Monday, do your regular Amazon shopping at and AmazonSmile donates to Adams Elementary PTA.

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