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Week of February 10- February 14

“One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.”

Ella Baker

Civil and Human Rights Activist

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • February 10 (Mon) - February 21 (Fri) - Direct Donation Drive!
  • February 11 (Tues) - Dine Out at Sky High Brewing from 4-10pm!
  • February 14 (Fri) - Valentine’s Day!

Upcoming Events

  • February 17 (Mon) - No School! President’s Day!
  • February 21 (Fri) - APA Family Movie & Game Night from 6-8pm in the Gym & Library!
  • February 28 (Fri) - Extra Early Release at 12:30!

Information and updates

Direct donation drive

Show Your Love for Adams! The APA will be running our Direct Donation Drive from Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 21. During this time, we are asking for donations that will directly fund two pieces of playground equipment, one for each playground. Our goal is to raise the funds so these stand-alone features can be installed over the summer and ready for fun by the beginning of next school year!

Please look for the envelopes that have been sent home with your student. Thank you for your support!

Sky High Brewing Dine-Out

We will be having our next Dine-Out this next Tuesday, February 11th at Sky High Brewing! Come dine between 4-10pm to support Adams Elementary. There's no need to show a flyer, just mention Adams when you order. The fundraiser applies to dine-in customers only, take-away orders will not count.

Sky High Brewing & Pub

160 NW Jackson Avenue

Corvallis, OR

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Pe and wellness news


Students warmed up with laps around the gym that included a wide variety of animal movements. In squad spots, the class reviewed lots of balance poses. Then the students were split into four, rotating gymnastics stations: tumbling, balance stunts, animal movements, and tricks/vaulting. We played a game called Clean Up in which students threw yarn balls and bean bags into the opponents territory. Lowest total wins. A team could add points to the other team by knocking down bowling pins, tossing balls into a garbage can, or knocking a wiffle ball off a cone. We ended with a calming, cooperative walking challenge.


Break time has lots of active options. There is yoga on Monday and Friday; AIM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; basketball on Thursday in the gym; and a dance club on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

During Wellness Month in March, we will kick off the Dream Big Challenge. The race director of the Boston Marathon wrote a children's book in which he challenges students to run 26 miles, read 26 books, and perform 26 acts of kindness. Check it out ahead of time:

February is Heart Health Month. The Health Hallway is filling with information about taking care of our heart. This will lead into our Wellness Month. Please feel welcome to attend the Wellness Committee meeting on Feb 11, after school, as we finalize plans.

Library news

This week in Library we have welcomed several guest readers who have read engaging books to students across grade levels in honor of WORLD READ ALOUD DAY (Feb 5th). Pictures will come next week. Thank you for sharing your time with us in the library! If you are interested in being a part of the upcoming (Thurs, April 9) Literacy night as a guest reader or in another capacity, please email

We also have read some selections to mark Black History Month. Please find some great recommendations here:

Adams movie and game night

Come join us Friday, February 21st at 6:00 at Adams for a family movie and board game night!

The APA is hosting a FREE fun night of hanging out and enjoying some time together as a community, so bring the whole gang!

We will have two movie options, one in the gym and one in the library, and we will also have board games in the art room. Feel free to bring snacks, sleeping bags, comfy cushions and low backed seats so you can kick back and relax!

This is NOT a drop off event, parents must attend with their children! We hope to see you there!

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.


Practice Battles for OBOB have begun! Official Battles will begin February 10th and will be held during morning recess (9:45-10:05). It is double elimination so teams are still in it until they lose twice. We will announce our winner that will go on to Regionals on February 26th. Parents are welcome to come and watch but no video taping is allowed. Battles and locations will be posted on the glass display case. Remind your child to check the display case DAILY & keep on reading those BOOKS!!!

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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 March 16 from 12:30-1:00pm and Monday April 13 from 12:30=1:00pm. 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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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

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:

Winter Wildlife Field Day

Situational Awareness - Self-Defense Seminar

Limited AYSO open registration for Spring 2020

Valentine's Day Parents' Night Out

Future Spartan 6th, 7th and 8th grade Baseball Try-outs

Seed to Supper gardening class taught in Spanish

Majestic summer theater adventure camp

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:

Seminario de Autodefensa

Matricula de primavera para AYSO 2020

Noche de San Valentín para los padres

Siembra la Cena - clase de jardinería

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