May Bulldog Bulletin 2023

Adams Elementary

Character Education…Our Shared Responsibility

Dear Families,

Character education teaches the habits of thought and deeds that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, communities, and nations. Our staff at Adams Elementary are looking for students who are demonstrating Fortitude, which is our character word this month.

Please encourage your child to practice each word of the month. There is a different character word each month. Teachers recognize one student every month who stands out demonstrating each trait.

Word of the Month


Honor or respect felt or shown.

Being Respectful | Behavior Management
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Exciting stuff ahead...Keep on scrolling down... We Love Adams

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May Events/ Dates to Remember

May 5th - Parent Booster Meeting 5:30 PM

May 8th - May 12th: Teacher Week (Feel free to celebrate your teacher this week)

May 10th: Día las Madres

May 14th: Mothers Day

May 19th: Movie Night

May 29th: Memorial Day (No School)

May 30th SOTM (Student of the Month) K-2

May 31st SOTM (Student of the Month) 3-5

June 1st Music Performance

June 1st Music Program

June 6th Talent Show during school time (Time TBA)

June 8th Kinder Grad. PM Time TBA

June 9th - No School...several folks had things booked here Treaty Day

June 12th Yakima Pippins Game 9ish - 1PM

June 14th Field Day K-2 AM and 3-5 PM

June 15th Tentatively 5th Grade Promotion (AM)

June 16th - No School

Spring Music Programs and talent show

During May, all students at Adams will be working hard to get ready for their Spring Music Programs. The music performances will be happening in the Adams gym, on June 1st. Kinder and 1st grade will be performing their show "Panda and the Moon" in the morning at 10am. 4th and 5th graders will be performing at 1:30pm. Finally, 2nd and 3rd graders will be singing songs from movies in the afternoon at 2:30pm. All members are welcome to attend the music performances!

Adams is having a talent show to showcase our amazing bulldogs! Students participating in the talent show will be practicing during recess all through the month of May to prepare. The talent show is going to be on June 6th here at school!

Your music teacher,

Ms. Crowner"

Mrs. Russell's Update

PBIS Rewards Release 9.2

At PBIS Rewards, we’re always looking to make improvements in our software to better meet the needs of the schools we serve.

Must See Updates (TL;DR):

  • The Parent App has a new look & name: PBIS Rewards Family App
  • The Family App is now available in Spanish
  • Faster Re-Launch for renewing schools!

Middle School Transition Night

Middle school transition night for incoming 6th graders will be May 11th @ 6:30-7:30 p.m. This will be in person at the middle schools. Attending this event will allow you to get your questions answered before you register your student. Keep in mind band, orchestra, and choir are available as electives and will be yearlong classes.

If you are unsure of which middle school your student will be attending, call Mrs. Russell (509) 573-5100.

April Student of the Month

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1st Grade

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2nd Grade

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3rd Grade

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4th Grade

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5th Grade

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Adams had two Crystal Apple Award Winners

Congrats to Paraeducator Jakelin De Jesus Lopez and Principal Douglas Kaplicky

On April 28th Yakima SD were proud to join together with the Yakima Schools Foundation, Crystal Apple Committee, and community partners to bring the Excellence in Education Awards!

Adams had two employees nominated to join a list of several talented nominee's in YSD. Both Adams employee's are products of the Yakima School District.

Long time paraeducator Jakelin De Jesus Lopez was not only nominated, but was awarded the Crystal Apple Award. She has a storied history at Adams, even attending Adams as a student herself. Her passion for special education students and helping others in our community had her recognized in a position that is often overlooked.

Our Principal Doug Kaplicky was also celebrated as a Crystal Apple Award Winner. He was highlighted for his leadership in building a positive school culture, connection with families during the pandemic and student advocacy. Mr. Kaplicky shared, "I am honored and humbled by this, but this is not my award, this is 100% a schoolwide award, the superheroes we have on our staff, leadership of our office team, amazing teachers, talented classified staff, and kindness of our SEL/Counseling Team". Principal Kaplicky also extended gratitude; "We have amazing support from our Parent Booster Club, our talented Asst. Principal in Mr. Contreras and Superintendent Dr. Greene and his district team.

This award, given by the Yakima business and educational community and is co-chaired by Carmela Solorzano and Drew Harris. It honors the certified and classified educator in the profession by awarding individuals who positively impact the lives and futures of their students. The goals of the Crystal Apple Awards are to...
  • Reward excellence in education in the Yakima Public Schools
  • Encourage creative and quality instruction
  • Encourage the development of a positive learning environment
  • Encourage excellent educators to remain in education as a career
  • Contribute in a substantive way to the improvement of education in the Yakima School District.

Doug and Jackie shared gratitude to their colleagues nomination of them and how lucky they feel to work alongside great staff, students and parents.

It’s important we honor and show our gratitude to our teachers, staff, and community members for their commitment to education and impacting the lives of our future leaders. We applaud each and every person who works to strengthen public education, create equity, and empower our students to achieve academic and personal success.


Last month we celebrated our amazing Secretaries Daisy and Lily

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Truly amazing professional office leaders


April Parent Booster Club Movie Night

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Amazing staff and students doing big things at Adams

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Mrs. Dellinger's 5th grades building a city and learning about math

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Adams is a special place

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A fun egg hunt in early April

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Earth Day with Mrs. De La Torre and 1st grade team

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Our amazing paraeducators leading groups

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Mr. Frymier teaching kids how to make salsa from the seeds to their plates :-)

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5th Graders say thank you to IKE students for their good luck on testing cards...

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Just a friendly reminder.

Please take a moment to support Adams Elementary School and our students.

Click on our school link. Even if you fill one prescription, it will help us raise funds. Please forward and share.

Keeping hand to themselves

Dear parents,

We are reacting out to all parent in this Newsletter to please talk to your student about keeping their hands to themselves and how to practice respecting boundaries. Please talk to your student about respecting other people boundaries and having their boundaries respected. Please teach them that no one is allowed their body and how to keep themselves safe.

If you have question or concerns please contact one of our school counselors.

Nurse's Corner

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Office Tips


Dear Parents,

Attendance is a key factor to having your child succeed in school. Therefore, it is very important that your child is at school on time. . . EVERYDAY. Students who miss just one or two days of school each month can fall seriously behind and lead to doing poorly in school and are more likely to not graduate. Every absence even if it is excused matters. They are missing learning when they are not here.

You are key to improving your child’s attendance.

On the flyer below there are a couple tips on how your child can be at school on time.


Your Office Staff

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School Hours

Monday school hours are from 8:45am to 2:15pm. Tuesday to Friday they are from 8:45am to 3:15am. The earliest times you are able to drop off student will be at 8:10 am Monday to Friday. Breakfast always starts at 8:45 AM after the bell. Please make sure to pick up your students right after school, no later the 2:45pm on Mondays and by 3:45pm, Tuesday to Friday.

Early check out on Mondays will be no later then 2:00pm. From Tuesday to Friday it will end no later then 3:00pm. Students will not longer be released after, parents will have to wait patiently for the student to be released by their teacher.

If for some reason you have an emergency and are not able to pick up your student on time, please give the office a call at (509)573-5100 and we will hold them in the office until they are picked up by a parent/guardian.

Thank you,

Adams Office Staff

2022-2023 School Calendar

Here is the Link to out School Calendar for 2022-2023.

Find us on social media: @adams_ysd

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Adams Elementary

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Twitter and Instagram: @adams_ysd


Location: 723 South 8th Street, Yakima, WA, USA
Phone: (509)573-5100