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Week of November 4- November 8

"You will never find happiness until you stop looking for it."

Willie Nelson

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • November 5 (Tues) - Adam’s Parents Community Night 6:30-7:30 in the library
  • November 6 (Wed) - Walk and Bike to School Day

Upcoming Events

  • November 19 (Tues)- November 21 (Thurs) - Jog-a-thon!
  • December 3 (Tues) - Jog-a-thon makeup day


Book Fair

Thanks to all of you who were able to join us to kick off the Book Fair last week! It was a great night filled with Books, Bingo, and running in the halls! The Book Fair will continue to be open throughout conferences for shopping. Our final day for shopping will be Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Be sure to stop by and help support one of our school's largest fundraisers!

The Coin Drive also continues through the 2nd, so please continue brining any extra change you may have! Remember the donations go for new books at the Adams library, and Scholastics will match the money made and donate for books to kids in need!

Book Fair Hours

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

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


Thank you parents for providing our teachers with lunch, coffee and treats during conferences. Much appreciated!

Adams Parents’ Community Night

Come learn, laugh, and lend a hand! You are invited to the first ever Adams Parents’ Community Night this coming 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!

To support our Adams community, Oregon State has donated two Men’s Basketball tickets so during our meeting, we will raffle them off. All you have to do to be entered is attend!

Free child care will be provided in the gym.

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***

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COMING SOON! Adams Elementary Jog-A-Thon Tuesday, November 19 - Thursday, November 21!

Jog-A-Thon materials, including pledge envelope and informational flyer were distributed to each student this week during conferences or no later than Monday, Nov. 4th. Please take a look at the materials and start seeking pledges and donations. This is our school's biggest fundraiser with this years proceeds going toward playground equipment, repairs and maintenance.

The Jog-A-Thon will take place during the classroom regular PE time in the gym. See schedule below for each class day & time. Following the run, each student will receive a banana to replenish. That means we need lots of bananas AND volunteers to count laps. Feel free to sign up for multiple volunteer spots if you have more time to give or have more than one child. Come and listen to upbeat music and cheer on our students while counting laps. Please sign up to contribute at the following link:

Have your child bring a water bottle as well as wear comfortable clothing and shoes on their Jog-A-Thon scheduled day. Your support of this APA sponsored fundraiser is greatly appreciated. Please get involved, any financial amount, or time volunteering help make a difference at Adams!

Jog-a-thon schedule:

Tuesday, November 19th

8:15am Harris

8:45am Williams

9:15am Gray

10:05am Rodriguez

10:35am Davis

12:35pm Sharp

1:05pm Soot

1:35pm Kittel

Wednesday, November 20th

8:15am Ash

8:45am Tinsley

9:15am Reeves

10:05am Macbeth

10:35am Lashley

12:35pm Joos

1:05pm Dykes

Thursday, November 21st

8:45am Abrams

9:15am Criscione

12:35pm Oleson

1:05pm Sussman

Pe and wellness news


Every class except one was able to squeeze in a PE session during the shortened week. Students are warming up with practice at Jog-a-thon speed: not too fast, not too slow. K-1 students did movements that mimicked Halloween costume ideas. 2-5 students played "Pumpkin Patch Harvest:" an activity in which each harvested pumpkin had an exercise task that students did in pairs. Then, every class played "Bean Bag Trick or Treat. In this game, teams of students collected bean bags from a neighborhood protected by ghost taggers.


We ended October's Kindness Month with a challenge to perform random acts of kindness. Each child received a list of 60+ ideas to inspire them. When you come in for conferences, there is a list in the hallway next to the other kindness reminders. During morning break, AIM continues every T, W,Th; Yoga is every M and W. The week of January 13-17 is Bring Your Parents to PE Week. Sunday, January 26th is Adams Afternoon at Peak Elite Gym. Plan ahead.

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!


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. Groups are beginning to meet starting Monday, November 4th. OBOB is needing only two 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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Parking Lot Safety

  • Please drive slowly through the driveway in front of the school and as you corner the District Office building be mindful of pedestrian traffic. There is also a STOP painted on the lane before you corner the north east corner of the District Office. Please abide by this safety features.
  • When dropping off or picking up students please remember to stay in your car so traffic can move through the area efficiently.
  • If you would like to walk your students to class or walk to meet them please park in the District Parking lot or in the parking areas across the driveway from the school.

In need of...

We are in need of boys pants in the health room. If you have some gently used sweatpants or pants with an elastic waist. Sizes 5-14. Thank you.

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. 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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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: