Adams Update 3.11.19 – Calendar, Kindergarten and More

Good Evening Adams Families – 

The last of the snow has finally melted and the fields are drained!  We were finally able to use the entire playground for a glorious day today.  Outdoor recess was enjoyed by all! 

Thanks for all you do to have kids at school, on time and ready to learn.  I know many of us would have preferred not to ‘spring forward’ with daylight savings time and would like that hour back.  We had some tired kiddos today.

The wet ground has encouraged the ants to seek dry and warm ground at Adams.  We have had ants attracted to students’ lunch boxes in classrooms.  If your child brings lunch to school, please check to see that his or her lunch box is regularly cleaned of crumbs and juice spills to help us redirect ants to the outdoors. We appreciate your help.

Please read below for news, dates and opportunities.


Principal Kevin

Mark your calendars.

NOW       Kindergarten Enrollment – Adams office

3/12/19 Garden Work Party @ 3:00 in the Adams garden – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

3/15/19  SCHOOL IS IN SESSION – Make up day for snow day

               Plastics Round Up – 2:00 to 3:00 near front office

               PTA Shed Clean Out – 2:00 at the shed – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

               Reading Olympics Packets Sent Home

3/20/19  PTA Night Out in the Community – MOD Pizza

               STEAM Celebration at Churchill High School – 4:30 – 8:00

3/21/19  PTA Meeting – 6:00 p.m. in the library.  Child care provided.

Ready.  Set. Read!  Get Ready for Reading Olympics!

Adams is renewing the spirit of the Olympic Games for our spring fundraiser! All funds raised will go to paying for field trips, playground equipment, music and p.e. supplies and staffing.

Every pledge counts! We are hoping for 100% participation.  Lets go for the GOLD!


    Help your Reader set a realistic reading goal in minutes. See the suggested goals per grade on the green flyer in your envelope


    From March 15th through 24th, help your Reader collect pledges. Pledges can be made per minute, per page or based on number of books, or as a set amount for committed participation. 


    March 25th through April 4th , help your Reader record every minute spent reading.  This includes time being read to for our younger kids or reading independently.

    Tally minutes read and help your Reader collect pledges.

    Return packets to classroom or the office between April 5th-April 19th.

    Our school goal is 100 percent participation! Remember, every penny counts. Those small pledges add up and, more importantly, your Reader will be inspired to read for a common goal!

All student prizes are based on reading participation and achievement, regardless of donations.

Pledge envelopes and information sheets will be sent home on FRIDAY.

4J STEAM Celebration at Churchill High School

STEaM Eugene is a free community event celebrating science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics education. Bring the whole family—there’s something for everyone! Drop in or stay for the whole event.

STEaM Eugene event activities include: 
4:30–8:00 p.m.
– Family STEaM activities
– Showcase of student work
– Community partner exhibit 
5:30 p.m. 
Community panel: Lane County’s cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats and the role of education in facing these challenges. 
6:15 p.m.
Showing of “Inventing Tomorrow” documentary. “Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats,”

Participants include: BRING Recycling, McKenzie River Trust, Seneca Sawmill Sustainable Energy, Hummingbird Wholesale and Lane Community College.

This event is offered in partnership with Eugene School District 4J Office of Equity, Instruction and Partnership, the DisOrient film festival and City of Eugene SPLASH grant funding.

Calendar changes restore 4 school days, extend winter trimester, end classes June 18

Eugene School District 4J schools were closed for four days in February due to heavy snow. The district is restoring school days and extending the winter trimester to make up the lost instruction time.

The school calendar has been revised to restore four school days—one in March, and three at the end of the school year in June.

To balance learning time in each trimester, the current trimester is extended by one week, moving the grading day for middle and high schools.

The new final day for students will be Tuesday, June 18, if there are no additional school closures this year. Wednesday, June 19 will be the final grading day for teachers. High school graduation dates remain the same.

The school board unanimously approved the calendar revisions on Wednesday, March 6.


Hazardous weather makeup days:

  • Friday, March 15 (originally scheduled as a no-school day for professional development and planning)
  • Friday, June 14
  • Monday, June 17
  • Tuesday, June 18

Other calendar changes: 

  • Middle & high school grading day: Moved from Thursday, March 14 (now a regular school day) to Friday, March 22 (now a no-school day)
  • Monday, April 1: Third trimester begins for middle and high schools (originally March 18)
  • Wednesday, June 19: Grading day for teachers

Revised 2019 Calendar







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