Alligator Bite

Week of December 9- December 13

Let's be curious but never indifferent. Let's have the courage to look each other in the eye, because by looking, we can open a whole world to someone else.

- Carina Morillo

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • December 12 (Thurs) - Last day to turn in Jog-a-thon donations. Extension!

Upcoming Events

  • December 19 (Thurs) - Last day before break. Spirit Day- Wear your Scarf!
  • December 20- January 3 - Winter Break!
  • January 13-17 - Bring Your Parents to PE Week!
  • January 14 (Tues) - Dine Out at Panera
  • January 26 (Sun) - Free Play at Peak Elites Gymnastics Club from 12:00-2:00

Information and updates


JogAThon Update

Stats as of 12/4/19. (Numbers are still being tallied following Make-Up Day.)

  • Total school laps ran = 17,427. That's nearly 700 miles!
  • 98% of students participated.
  • Congratulations to Ms Lashley's, Kindergarten class. Team Win! 100% students participated and ALL exceeded their individual goal.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Sharp's 2nd grade class. Team Win! 100% students participated and ALL exceeded their individual goal!
  • ALL classrooms surpassed their Team Goal and will win a classroom trophy.

  • Girls with the highest lap counts:

1) Allison Curtis - 62 laps (Abrams)

2) Hannah Holdt - 63 laps (Abrams)

3) Abigail Sims - 64 laps (Abrams)

  • Boys with the highest lap counts:

1) Logan Brisby - 71 laps (Ash)

2) J.J. Poole - 76 laps (Tinsley) NEW SCHOOL RECORD

3) Saffin Wrolstad - 76 laps (Tinsley) NEW SCHOOL RECORD

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the donation and envelope return deadline has been extended one more week to Thursday, December 12th.

THANK YOU to all who have turned in an envelope and donations. Approximately, $9,700 has been raised so far. Please make sure online donations thru PayPal and Venmo have the students name(s) referenced. Prizes for returning the envelope and/or for donations of $25 or more will be distributed in this month. Remember to circle the prize you want on the envelope, no donation is necessary for this. Extra envelopes are available in the office.

Staff Appreciation for the holidays

Do you want to give your child’s teachers and support staff a little something for the holidays but have no idea what they’d like? Problem solved!

This year we have again asked staff members at Adams to let us know a bit about themselves and what they want! So if you’d like to say thank you this holiday season, consider checking out the staff surveys that have been completed at .

Pe and wellness news


Each class warmed up with exercises that started with the arms, moved to the legs, and finished with the whole body. We then did different motor skills (skip, slide, hop, run, gallop, bear walk, toe plates) to different letters of the alphabet that are taped around the gym walls. Upon returning, students did a strength exercises. We did 3 minutes of PACER practice to keep heart rates and breathing rates up. The second half of class offered a wide variety of gymnastics skills on the floor and the mats.


The entire school is practicing gratitude with the Look For the Good Campaign. In addition, the hallway is filling with information about sleep: why it's important and how to get better sleep. Here's the source of most facts: Please plan to join your child for Bring Your Parents to PE week from Jan 13-17. Also, plan to join the fun at Peak Elite Gymnastics for an open gym of free play on January 26th from 12-2. It's free. Call the school office if you need a ride! On January 1, the Heart of the Valley Runners offers a free 5K and 2K at Avery Park starting at 10:00 AM. Register at 100 students have reached 10 miles in AIM. At the other end, Saffin Wrolstad just topped 80 miles. Yoga meets each Monday and Friday at break.

Supply Drive for Jackson Street Youth Services

Supply Drive for Jackson Street Youth Services

One of our after-school clubs, the Community Connection Club, does projects at school with a focus on having a positive impact in the city of Corvallis.

For the last week of this club, we'll be collecting supplies for Jackson Street Youth Services. They are in need of winter gloves, hats and scarves, hand warmers, toiletries such as deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and individually wrapped snacks like granola bars, fruit snacks, or protein bars.

We'll be collecting supplies now through next Tuesday the 10th of December.

If you're able to contribute, please send items to school with your students and they will deposit them into their classroom collection bags.

Many thanks!!

From the Community Connection Club


Club sign-ups for the winter term will be next week.

Clubs will run the week of January 13th through early March.

Choices this term will be:

  • Comic Book Club (grades 3 - 5)
  • Chess Club
  • Fitness Club
  • American Sign Language Club

Admission into a club is not based on a first come, first served system. Space is limited and preference will be given to students who have not had the opportunity to participate in a club before. Please only sign your student up for a club he/she is truly interested in. We will try to keep siblings together if requested but students may not get into their first choice.

Sign up sheets with more information will be in the lobby starting on Monday!


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


OBOB NEEDS MODERATORS STARTING JANUARY to help run the OBOB battles. No experience needed:) The battles will run during morning recess starting January and we need parent volunteers please reach out to: if you can help.


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Library news

Looking ahead: April is School Library Month and National Poetry Month! We will mark the occasion with a Literacy Evening event that will be held on Thursday April 9th 2020. SAVE THE DATE! 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!

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 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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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:

Pegasus Puppet Theatre presents "Snow Soup"


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:

Clubes AWSEM

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