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Week of January 13- January 17

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

- Sitting Bull

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • January 13-17 - Bring Your Parents to PE Week! Check your child’s PE time below.
  • January 14 (Tues) - Dine Out at Panera Night from 4:00-8:00 Bring the flyer!

Upcoming Events

  • January 26 (Sun) - Free Play at Peak Elites Gymnastics Club from 12:00-2:00- Come play!
  • January 27 (Mon) - Volunteer Training- More information below
  • January 28 (Tues) - Adams Parents’ Community Night from 6:30-7:30 in the Library

Information and updates

Panera Dine Out

We have partnered with Panera Bread for a Dine-Out on Tuesday, January 14th from 4-8pm! Panera Bread will donate 20% of the proceeds that evening to Adams.

Panera requires that you show the flyer below at the register (printed or digitally works!). If you would like to order from the Panera App, enter PRFUND in the Promo Code space.

Flyers will be sent home with students, but you can use the flyer below if it is misplaced.

Panera Bread

335 NW 4th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Pe and wellness news

Students started with a few laps around the gym and a reminder about some PE protocols. They played a jump-over and crawl-under game, followed by a bean bag toss game that included jumping over as many bean bags as possible in 30 seconds. Every class had some PACER practice to get in a few minutes of moderate to vigorous cardio work. We began a few weeks of basketball skills with the importance of an athletic stance, ball control drills, and dribbling games.

The usual pattern of yoga on M and F, and AIM on T-W-Th, has resumed. An intrepid group of 4th grade girls is also holding a basketball clinic on Tuesdays and organizing a dance group on Thursdays. In addition, a group of 4th and 5th grade boys is in the midst of a two on two basketball tournament.

January 26th from 12-2 is the open gym at Peak Elite. It's a free session, brought to you by the Wellness Committee. Come out and play. If your family needs transportation, please contact the office.

Here is the school's PE schedule so you can plan for "Bring Your Parents to PE Week" from January 13 to January 17.

Come during your child's regular PE time. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Be ready to move!

ASH: Monday and Wednesday at 8:15

ABRAMS: Monday and Thursday at 8:45

DYKES: Monday 9:15 and Wednesday 1:05

OLESON: Monday and Thursday at 10:10

LASHLEY: Monday and Wednesday at 10:40

JOOS: Monday and Wednesday at 12:30

SUSSMAN: Monday and Thursday at 1:05

MACBETH: Monday 1:35 and Wednesday 10:10

HARRIS: Tuesday and Friday at 8:15

WILLIAMS: Tuesday 8:45 and Thursday 8:15

GRAY: Tuesday 9:15 and Wednesday 1:35

RODRIGUEZ: Tuesday and Thursday at 10:10

DAVIS: Tuesday and Thursday at 10:40

SHARP: Tuesday 12:35 and Friday 10:40

SOOT: Tuesday at 1:05 and Friday at 12:35

KITTEL: Tuesday and Thursday at 1:35

TINSELY: Wednesday and Friday at 8:45

REEVES: Wednesday 9:15 and Friday 10:10

CRISCIONE: Thursday and Friday 9:15

Cards and Magnets

Cards and Magnets Needs Your Help!

Each spring parents can purchase cards and/or magnets featuring their child’s artwork. This year we are forming a committee to help with each of the tasks necessary to continue this awesome tradition.

Groups of parents are needed to help:

• Photograph each students’ artwork

• Crop and size each image

• Assemble order forms

• Color-correct purchased images

• Cut, laminate and assemble magnets

• Print and fold cards

• Assemble orders for delivery

If you are interested in helping out, please click here and feel free to sign up for more than one part of the project. Photographing will begin in January, while the other tasks will be completed throughout the spring. Most jobs can be completed at your convenience. If you have any questions, please email Nicole and Sara at


A reminder that the following clubs start next week and will go through early March.

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

Adams Parents’ Community Night

Come learn, laugh, and lend a hand! You are invited to our second Adams Parents’ Community Night on Tuesday, January 28th from 6:30 – 7:30 in the library. To help foster a welcoming and supportive environment for our parents, these events are held periodically throughout this year and will give you a chance to socialize with other parents, and do some hands-on tasks that will directly support our staff and students. You can have fun, stay informed, and feel accomplished all in one night!

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!

Box tops

We're a Box Tops school!

Each Box Top clip is worth 10 cents...and they add up! There are 2 ways to collect and donate your 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!

The next Box Tops submission is due March 1st, but we will be accepting Box Tops all year.


Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) at Adams is seeking volunteers to assist in the OBOB battles by acting as a battle 'Moderator'. OBOB volunteer moderators will guide the students through the process of a battle by reading the questions, checking for correct answers, and scoring points. Moderators are invited to attend an 1-hr training in early January. OBOB practice and actual battles run for 5 weeks starting mid-January until mid-February. Volunteer Moderators will choose which day(s) of the week that they will attend battles. Battles are at morning recess, so Moderators should expect to spend about 40 minutes a week (9:35 - 10:15am). Please visit this link to volunteer:

Questions are welcome, Lindsey Swensen, Adams OBOB Moderator Coordinator -

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Library news

New Year, New Needs! Currently requesting additional help during some specific time slots for class checkouts to help and activities done during library visits. We are also always eager to have more volunteers who can help with projects from laminating to book covering to pulling books for book lists or making displays at any time you can pop in. Please email if you would like to join the team of volunteers that makes the library hum!

Monday am 8:15-8:45

Tues 10:15-10:45

Tues 1:05-1:35

Friday 10:30-11:00

Did you know the Public Library's Bookmobile comes to Adams? It currently is here on the third Friday of each month at 3:00 pm. The next scheduled date is January 17. It's an easy way to get some extra books and to return items instead of going to a branch library!

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!

Donations Needed

Please consider donating tissues to the school. We running out and the cold season is in full swing!

Community Flyers