Adams Update – 4.1.19 No Fooling – News You Can Use

Good Evening Adams Families – 

I hope all are well and ready for the return to school tomorrow morning.  Please see below for news you can use as we head into April.  No fooling…… it will be another great week at Adams.


Principal Kevin

Ready.  Set.   Read!   Reading Olympics are ON!

Adams is in the final days of our 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.  The link for online pledges is located below.

Network for Good – Online pledges for Adams

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

    Our school goal is 100 percent participation (envelopes turned in) ! 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.

** The classroom with the highest percentage of participation will earn a Jamba Juice party and bonus recess

** The grade level with the highest percentage of participation will earn a popcorn party and bonus recess.

****If we meet our schoolwide goal of $16,000, six lucky students will get the chance to dunk me in a dunk tank filled with ice water.


Community Meeting on School Rebuilding Plan Options 

Thanks to voters who overwhelmingly approved 4J’s 2018 bond measure, planning is getting underway for the new buildings for two nearby elementary schools, Camas Ridge and Edison. 

This requires some critical decisions to be made soon about how, where and when to build the new schools and locate school operations during construction. Some of the options could result in a boundary change that would impact Adams Elementary School’s attendance area in the future.

No decisions have been made yet. The school district is exploring possibilities and seeking community input on how to move forward.

Please join us for an inclusive community meeting with neighbors, parents and other community members to discuss options and provide feedback. There also will be additional opportunities to engage and provide input before any decisions are made.

Community Conversation: Edison & Camas Ridge School Rebuild Options

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave. 
Childcare and Spanish interpretation will be available


For more information, please visit


Free Earthquake Preparedness Information Night 

Please mark your calendars – On Thursday, April 4th, the Red Cross will be offering a free community program at South Eugene High School’s Auditorium from 6pm-7:30pm called Prepare Out Loud that will focus on the Cascadia Subduction Zone and overall individual/family emergency preparedness tips.  There will be a preparedness fair from 5:00-6:00pm ahead of the program to receive a variety emergency preparedness information from community partners, attached is the event flyer. 

Community agencies helping to promote this educational program are:

  • City of Eugene
  • Lane County
  • Eugene 4J School District
  • EWEB
  • U of O
  • Cascadia Prepared

This program is open to the whole community, we welcome businesses, nonprofits, individuals, families, faith organizations as all will be affected during a Cascadia event or other local disasters.  The recent snowstorm affected some neighborhoods & communities in Lane County for several days without power and/or damaged houses.  It is always good to be prepared.


Drafts of 2019-2020 School Calendars Available 

Pending Board Approval

2019–20 School Calendars Are On Their Way  

Draft calendars published, pending board approval  

Next school year may seem a long way off, but many families are already making plans. 4J schools’ tentative dates, pending board approval, include:  

2019–20 Tentative Key Dates for Students: 

• Orientation/Transition Day for Grade 9: Tue. September 3
• First Day of School (Except Grades 7 & 8): Wed. September 4 
• First Day of School for Grades 7 & 8: Thu. September 5 
• Winter Break: Sat. Dec. 21–Sun. Jan. 5 + Mon. Jan. 6 (potential makeup day) 
• Spring Break: Sat., March 21–Sun., March 29 
• Last Day: June 11 (or later if weather makeup days are needed) 

The calendars will be finalized when approved by the school board this spring.

Draft Elementary School Calendar
Draft Middle & High School Calendar




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