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Week of October 28- November 1

"It does not take many words to speak the truth."

Chief Joseph - Nez Perce Tribe

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • October 28 (Mon) - Volunteer Training (meet in the office) - 12:30-1:00
  • October 29 (Tues) - SPIRIT DAY! FAN DAY! Wear something that represents your favorite team or sport!
  • October 30 (Wed)- November 1 (Fri) - No school! Parent/Teacher Conferences as well as Staff appreciation!

Upcoming Events

  • November 5 (Tues) - Adams’ Parents Community Night - 6:30-7:30 in the library
  • November 6 (Wed) - Walk and Bike to School Day
  • November 19 (Tues)- November 21 (Thurs) - Jog-a-thon!


Book Fair

The Book Fair kickoff was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event happen, we know it takes a lot of hard work!

The Book Fair is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers, over 50% of our sales comes back to our school. Sales are open through November 2nd, so come on by the library.

The Coin Drive also continues through the Book Fair, so please continue brining any extra change you may have! Donations will go for new books at the Adams library, and Scholastics will match the money made and donate for books to kids in need!

It takes many hands to help make the Book Fair happen, so please sign up to help!

Book Fair Hours

Friday, October 25th: 7:45- 10:05 am & 1:20 - 2:15 pm

Saturday, October 26th: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday, Oct. 28th: 7:45 am -10:05 am & 2:20 - 3:30 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 29th: 7:45 am -10:05 am & 2:20 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 30th: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 31st: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Friday, November 1st: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, November 2nd: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Staff Appreciation

Fall conferences are coming—and that means our first Staff Appreciation event is, too! We have a lot planned for the week, so please take a minute to look through all of the available spots to help us show the Adams staff how much we appreciate them!

Any questions? Please contact Staff Appreciation Coordinator, Katie Slayden


Adams Parents’ Community Night

Come learn, laugh, and lend a hand! You are invited to the first ever Adams Parents’ Community Night on Tuesday, November 5th from 6:30 – 7:30 in the library. To help foster a welcoming and supportive environment for our parents, these events will be held periodically throughout this year and will feature a guest speaker, a chance to socialize with other parents, and some hands-on tasks that will directly support our staff and students. You can have fun, be informed, and feel accomplished all in one night!

During this first event, Principal Beth Martin will be sharing information with us on the school’s new social-emotional curriculum and fielding questions from parents on bond progress and other happenings at Adams. We will then get a chance to socialize and get to know other Adams parents with some snacks while we staple, stuff (envelopes), sort and support our school!

Free child care will be provided in the gym. No need to reserve a spot, just show up! We hope you will join us and help make this community night a success!

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***

Pe and wellness news


Students entered the gym and ran around the cones to practice Jog-a-thon pace: not too fast, not too slow. In pairs, students worked with slam balls to work on core and upper body strength.

We then played a rousing game of "Battleship," a game in which students are knocking down and protecting a set of bowling pins. A big part of that game is being honest about following the rules so it is fun for everyone.


Thanks to all who came to last night's Open Gym, Bingo, and Book Fair night. Thursday was the monthly AIM Class Challenge to see which class can have the most students on the AIM course. Ms. Kittle's class won the coveted first place trophy. Rodgriguez's and Sharp's classes tied for second. Joos and Davis tied for third. It was amazing to see a parade of students on our chipped path on a beautiful fall morning. Adams in Motion is every T, W, and Th. Yoga is every M and F at break. Next week your child will bring home a list of Random Acts of Kindness to continue October's theme.


Now at Adams: OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) a state-wide fall/winter event for 3rd - 5th graders. Students have formed their teams and should return their parent/guardian permission slips as soon as possible. OBOB is needing only three more volunteers for OBOB to run smoothly this year. You would work with the student teams for 30 minutes a week from November to early February (you pick the day). Please visit to volunteer. For more information please ask the office or contact Tracy Erwin, or visit

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Student Success Act Survey

The Student Success Act marks a turning point for education in Oregon. When fully implemented, our state will see an additional $1 billion investment in schools each year. This investment will provide new opportunities for every student in our state, particularly students who have been historically underserved.

You have an important role to play. We need your input to help develop a plan to best meet the needs of our students and our community.

Take the survey

Box Tops

We're a Box Tops school!

Each Box Top clip is worth 10 cents...and they add up! There are now 2 ways to collect and donate Box Tops. Box Tops for Education is going digital, and in the transition they are accepting both clips and scans.

If your package has a traditional Box Top clip, cut it off and send it into school.

If your package has a Scan Your Receipt Box Top, download the free Box Tops for Education App, set your school for Adams Elementary School, and scan your grocery receipts. It's fast and easy!

Loyalty Programs

Did you know that you could support Adams when you shop? It's true!


The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of purchases to an organization you designate. Please support Adams by selecting Adams Parents Association when you visit

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer Community Rewards allows you to link your reward card to an organization of your choice. To link your card to Adams, login in to your account online or visit the customer service counter in store.

Grocery Outlet

If you plan to shop at our local Grocery Outlet, stop by the Office and grab a card to bring shopping with you. Show it at checkout and they will then donate 3% of your purchases to Adams.

Volunteer training

Interested in Volunteering at Adams?

Please contact and attend a monthly training

The next one is Monday October 28th 12:30-1:00 pm

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. November and December dates to be announced, so watch for that! You must have completed the online volunteer application with background check online prior to volunteering (available on the school website).

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October Tasting Table

October Tasting Tables Featuring Kiwi Berries

Mark your calendars! This week at Tasting Tables, children at your school will have the chance to try locally grown Kiwi Berries! Be sure to ask your child how they liked it! The strawberries were grown in Wilsonville, at Nine Star Ranch.

If you’d like to learn more about Oregon Kiwis, check out the Food Hero Newsletter here:



Library news

Our library times have changed due to recess extension! There will be no checkout times, however, from October 21st to November 1st due to the the Scholastic Book Fair event. These times will resume November 4th.

Remember the checkout amount for grade is as follows:

K-1: 1 book per visit and 2-5: 2 books per visit.

Here is the check out schedule -


8:15-8:45 Williams

9:10- 9:40 Joos

AM Recess Library Open

10:15 - 10:45 Macbeth

1:40 - 2:10 Kittel


8:45-9:15 Abrams

9:15 - 9:45 Criscione

AM Recess Library Open

10:15-10:45 Oleson

1:05-1:35 Dykes


9:10-9:40 Gray

AM RECESS No Checkout Strolling Storyteller –on AIM track

10:15-10:45 Rodriguez

11:05-11:35 Soot


8:15-8:45 Harris

9:15-9:45 Reeves

AM Recess Library Open

10:15-10:45 Sharp

12:50-1:20 Tinsley


8:15-8:45 Ash

9:05-9:35 Sussman

AM Recess Library Open

10:30-11:00 Lashley

12:50 - 1:20 Davis

Tues and Thurs before and after school from 7:55-8:05 and from 2:30 to 2:40 respectively are also open for checkout, except from October 21st- November 1st.

We are still looking for more library volunteers in some classrooms for checkout time. If any volunteers can work outside of their own child’s classroom check out time as well, the need is there and all are welcome! Please contact

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:

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:

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