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Week of October 14-October 18

"As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think."

Toni Morrison

Calendar of Events

Next Week

Upcoming Events

  • October 24 (Thurs) - Book Fair Kick-off, Open Gym and Bingo Night! 5:30-7:00


Book Fair

Mark your calendar! Thursday, October 24th we will kick off the Book Fair with Open Gym and also Bingo in the art room! Join us from 5:30-7:00 to come watch your kids run around and play! Stay an extra half hour until 7:30 to shop till you drop at the Book Fair. The Book Fair will run from October 24th- November 2nd. If you are interested in helping with one of Adam’s biggest fundraisers, contact Shannon Waddell for more information.

Pe and wellness news


Students started on our big circle with a variety of strength and balance moves. They continued warming up with a run/walk game that was as simple as running fast enough to keep a piece of paper on one's chest. Then we did PACER practice. The PACER is a 20 meter shuttle run that tests aerobic capacity. All classes will do a PACER test next week. For grades 3-5, we record the yearlong progress of fitness. For K-2 students, they are gaining experience and a good workout. Students in grades 3-5 played a throwing game called Castle Ball. Grades K-2 played with scoops.


The Kindness Wall has been filled with thoughtful messages. There are now over 30 runners who have reached 10 miles in AIM. Yoga is offered each Monday and Friday at break. On October 17, at Cheldelin Middle School, an elementary mile precedes the middle school cross country meet. The race starts promptly at 4:00, so make sure to arrive in plenty of time. Mr. Behrens has entry forms.

Our own walk/race, the 12th annual Autumn Amble is Friday the 18th at 9:30. All grades participate, and we still need more parent volunteers, please sign up here: Hope to see you there!


This past week of October 7th, OBOB began at Adams School! OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) is a state-wide fall/winter event for 3rd - 5th graders. Small student groups are formed to read select books and have 'knowledge battles' in a fun and social way. This week (Oct 7-11) the students were introduced to OBOB during their library time and have had the opportunity to check out an OBOB book and form their teams. Ask your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader if they want to participate! Aside from reading books at home, the entire commitment for OBOB is during school hours. Everyone is welcome. For more information please ask in the office or contact Tracy Erwin, or visit

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Adams Wear

Adams Wear sales and free T-shirt requests are now closed. Orders will be delivered to your student in November.

A huge thank you to the Adams Parents Association (APA) for making this possible. Thank you Adams families as well for helping us to make Adams Elementary spirit shine!

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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Library news

Classroom visits to the library began this week! We have a new checkout policy and will offer more open library check out times in addition to the class visits. These are the new checkout limits by grade level:

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

Here is the check out schedule -


8:20-8:50 Williams

9:10- 9:40 Joos

AM Recess Library Open for Checkout

10:15 - 10:45 Macbeth

1:40 - 2:10 Kittel


8:50-9:20 Abrams

9:20 - 9:50 Criscione

AM Recess Library Open for Checkout

10:15-10:45 Oleson

1:05-1:35 Dykes


9:20-9:50 Gray

AM Recess - Library Open but NO CHECKOUT

10:15-10:45 Rodriguez

11:05-11:35 Soot


8:20-8:50 Harris

9:20-9:50 Reeves

AM Recess Library Open for checkout

10:15-10:45 Sharp

12:50-1:20 Tinsley


8:20-8:50 Ash

9:10-9:40 Sussman

AM Recess Library Open for checkout

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.

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:

Information Meeting & Tryouts Future Spartans Basketball

Timberhill Dental Dollars not Decay

The Spitfire Grill CSD Theatres

Brain-Based Discipline - a parenting class

Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis K-4th Elementary Basketball

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:

Reunión de información para futuros espartanos basquetbol

Dólares, no caries de Timberhill Dental

Basquetbol de primaria 2019-k-4 de Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis

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