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Week of November 25- November 29

"What we do is more important that what we say or what we say we believe."

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Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • November 26 (Tues) - Spirit Day! Wear Silly Socks!
  • November 27 (Wed) - November 29 (Fri) - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Upcoming Events

  • December 2 (Mon) - Volunteer Training 12:30-1:00
  • December 3 (Tues) - Jog-a-thon makeup day
  • December 4 (Wed) - Walk and Bike to School Day
  • December 5 (Thurs) - Dine Out at Cheesy Stuffed Burgers 4-9pm

Information and updates

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Thank you to all the volunteers and banana donors who made the Jog-A-Thon possible. Special kudos to our school Volunteer Co-Coordinators, Nicole Chapman & Sara Hurwitz, who stayed all three days. Most of all, MANY THANKS to Mr Behrens who inspired all to achieve their goals and made those days incredibly special and FUN!! The class numbers are getting tallied, but all students combined achieved 16,917 laps. That's about 677 miles!! There will be many classrooms who will win their team goal and a trophy. Student Certificates will be coming home this week. Everyone has a lot to be proud of.

The APA will be accepting donations for another few weeks. Look for the rising count thermometer in the hallway by the office following Thanksgiving break. Our school goal is $10,000. All students can earn a prize just for returning the envelope, just circle the item you wish to receive at the bottom. No donation is necessary.

Pe and wellness news


It's hard to beat the enthusiasm and energy of Jog-a-Thon week. Yikes! One PE class this week was devoted to running/walking as many laps as possible during a 20 minute session. Efforts ranged from amazing to stupendous. When they finished, each child sported a beet-red face, produced a small inferno of heat, and carried a sense of satisfaction that comes from a job well done. An army of parent volunteers makes this run smoothly...thanks. The other PE class of the week started with light jogging, then transitioned to core exercises and yoga poses. The second half of that class worked on soccer dribbling and passing between partners and then some big kicks across the gym.


Encourage your child to bring home a fact about No Soda November. More than a dozen are taped to the wall in the hallway. Next Tuesday is the November AIM Class Challenge. Classes with the highest percentage of participation are awarded a coveted trophy for the month. Plan ahead for Take Your Parents to PE week during the second week of January. Plan ahead for January 26th when the Wellness Committee is hosting a free open gym at Peak Elite around midday.

Dine out

Dine Out to support Adams!

Please join us at Cheesy Stuffed Burgers for our first Dine Out fundraiser of the year! On Thursday, December 5th from 4-9pm, Cheesy Stuffed Burgers will donate 20% of the sales to Adams. Take out or eat in...your choice...just mention Adams Elementary when you order!

Cheesy Stuffed Burgers

453 SW. Madison Avenue

Corvallis, OR

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Library News

SAVE THE DATE! A Literacy Evening event will be held on Thursday April 9th 2020. Some highlights of the evening will include, family time to read and enjoy our library, a visit from Corvallis Benton County Public Library who will be available to sign people up for library cards and demonstrate audio and ebooks checkout on mobile devices, and read alouds by Adams students. More information will come in the new year as the event takes shape. Please contact if you'd like to assist with this new event!

Walk and Bike to school day

Walk & Bike to School is scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month and we need your help! Our goal is to recognize the students who have walked or biked to school that day. We need volunteers to help staff the tables at the entrance to the school to distribute participation tickets and fruit leather. We also need volunteers positioned at Western View to help safely walk with the students who are dropped by the bus or their parents at that area. Please sign up here for the volunteer position that interests you. Thank you for your willingness to help!

***All dates have been posted if you'd prefer to sign up for your desired times now***


OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) a state-wide fall/winter Reading event for 3rd - 5th graders has begun at Adams.Team meeting started the week of Nov 4th and will go through till the end of February.


OBOB is still needing 2 Volunteer Coaches to run smoothly, the coaches will work with a team for 20 minutes one day a week from November to early February (you pick the day). Please visit Sign-Up. For more information about OBOB please ask in the office or contact Tracy Erwin, or visit

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Volunteer training

Interested in Volunteering at Adams?

Please contact and attend a monthly training.

We will cover how to use the copier and laminating machine and general school information and then if you are interested you can also have a library orientation and training if you would like to help in the library too. The next volunteer trainings will be held on Monday, December 2nd, Monday Jan 27th and Monday Feb 24th from 12:30-1:00. Please meet in the office and have completed the online volunteer application with background check online prior to volunteering (available on the school website).

ALL VOLUNTEERS- SAVE THE DATE! In this season of gratitude, we are planning ahead to hold a Volunteer Appreciation Event Wednesday May 13th from 7:30-8:30am. A short program will begin at 7:30 until the first bell. Then we will continue with a coffee social until 8:30 in the Library. We love our Volunteers at Adams!

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Interim School Board Position

If you are interested in learning more about the Interim School Board position, please follow this link:

Bond Updates

Fall 2019 ongoing activities at Adams include:

  • Review of the initial designs for each building with Core Teams.

  • Continued design review meetings with CSD staff, principal, teachers, steward, department, maintenance department and IT to coordinate the work.

  • Creation of Design Advisory Committee for each school site - the process for developing the committee is in the beginning stages.

This project is being managed in parallel with Jefferson and Wilson. There will be shared design efforts, as well as site-specific work. To learn more about the Bond Program, please follow this link:

Fine arts night

Our Fine Arts Night isn't until May but Mrs. Sanders needs our help now mounting art! This can be done on your own schedule at school or in the comfort of your home. Please contact Mrs. Sanders at to get started or if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your time and effort in helping to make this amazing event such a great success!

Community Flyers

Community flyers are now shared on the Corvallis School District website! Learn about programs, sports, and opportunities in our community. Flyers posted this week are listed below:

Youth Basketball Officials Recruitment

Children's Concert: Dance, Sing, Move & Play: Let Music Unleash Your Inner Artist!

Eclipse performance Ashbrook Student Productions

Timberhill After-school junior tennis classes

Please visit the community flyers page for all current flyers:

¡Los volantes comunitarios ahora se comparten en la página web del Distrito Escolar de Corvallis! Entérese de los programas, deportes y oportunidades en nuestra comunidad. Los volantes publicados para ésta semana a continuación:

Concierto para niños ¡Bailar, cantar, mover y jugar!

Por favor, visite la página de volantes comunitarios para ver los más recientes volantes: