Alligator Bite

Week of September 16-20

"Look with kindness and you will always find wonder."

R.J. Palacio

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • September 19 (Thurs) - Block Party, 5:00-7:30

Upcoming Dates to Remember!

  • September 24 (Tues) - K-2 Curriculum Night, 6:30-7:30
  • September 26 (Thurs) - 3-5 Curriculum Night, 6:30-7:30


Block Party

Come outside and play at the annual Adams Block Party! This Thursday, September 19, from 5-7:30pm we will be having our annual back-to-school get together. Catch up with old friends and meet some new ones! We will have free food while supplies last (Papa's Pizza, salad, fruit) and lots of fun activities from the Wellness Committee and members of the Corvallis Community including a visit from Fire Department and Bookmobile!

Volunteers help us keep these fun events going! If you have a spare moment, please sign up for a short volunteer shift. We especially need help serving food to keep lines moving smoothly.

Thank you, hope to see you there!

Adams Wear

We’re excited to announce that every student enrolled at Adams this year will receive a royal blue T-shirt with the Adams Alligator logo and free of cost. These Adams shirts should be worn for our weekly Adams Pride Days (Fridays), field trips, and any day they wish to show their Adams school spirit!

Fall Shirt Swap at the Block Party and Curriculum Nights

If your Adams shirt doesn’t quite fit since this last school year, just stop by the Adams Wear Table to donate or swap out your gently used royal blue Adams shirt or hoodie for another gently used one in a different size! Only clean, gently used shirts please. APA provided shirts, orders, and size requests also available at the Adams Wear table. Stop on by!

What to expect:

In the coming week, information will be sent out requesting your student’s T-shirt size and his/her choice of cotton or athletic style dry-fit T-shirt. For those who already have a royal blue Adams shirt that fits and do not want another, we’ll have a “no thank you” option. If you would like to swap for another gently used shirt in a different size, we will be offering a Fall Shirt Swap/Donation event at the upcoming Block Party and Curriculum Nights (please consider this great earth friendly option!). Save our Earth One Shirt at a Time! We also have in stock several smaller cotton T-shirts (for incoming Kindergartners, etc.) and a limited number of medium to large sized cotton shirts that will be available (1 free per enrolled student) at these September events. Skip the order wait time and get yours early! First come, first serve, until they’re gone.

We will be taking orders beginning at the Block Party on Sept. 19 through October 4th for the following Adams Wear items, all in royal blue with the Adams Alligator logo. Adams Wear makes great gifts for family members, friends, and Adams volunteers!

Short sleeve Cotton T-shirt (Youth, Mens crew/Ladies crew or v-neck) - $15 (1 free per enrolled student)

Short Sleeve Dry-Fit T-Shirts (Youth/Adult)- $15

Long Sleeve Cotton T-Shirt (Youth/Adult)- $15

Hooded sweatshirts (Youth/Adult)- Cotton $25, Dry-Fit $35

PE and Wellness


Students warmed up by running, bear walking, skipping, and shuffling around four cones; followed by a series of strength exercises in squad spots. Then, we played Bulldozers and Builders, a cooperative game to build physical strength and teamwork. That was followed by Scarf Toss, a cooperative and challenging throw and catch game. We finished with a Roller Coaster activity and some mindful "starfish breathing." Ask your child about PE.


At Thursday's Block Party, "Recess" will be offered on the intermediate playground. There will be a dozen or more games to play WITH your child. The class that records the most participation on the "Recess Passport" wins an extra PE class. AIM is off to a running start with over 100 kids on the path this week. Yoga is offered each Monday and Friday morning. Plan ahead for the Cheldelin Middle School Grade 3-5 Mile Race on October 17. See Mr. Behrens for a registration sheet for this free event.

Room Parents

We are still looking for room parents for the 2019-2020 school year and we're hoping to have room parents in place before Curriculum Night.

If you want to help out your child's teacher and have the chance to get to know other parents and children in your child's class, this is the job for you!

Time commitment is variable. The main responsibilities are:

  • Helping teachers with prep work as needed (time commitment is teacher dependent and mutually decided upon by you and the teacher).
  • Creating a sign up for Fresh Fruit Friday to recruit parents to bring in fresh fruit for the kids snack each Friday. (1-2 hours total)
  • Communicating with classroom parents about upcoming events and APT volunteer needs (1-2 hours per month).
  • Decorating two doors for teacher appreciation week in April (5-8 hours total). You can recruit other classroom parents to help you with this as well.

Being a room parent is a great way to be involved in your child's classroom, to build a relationship with your child's teacher, and to be involved with the APT.

If you would like to sign up as a Room Parent for your child's class, please use this link,

Volunteer Training

Interested in Volunteering at Adams?

Please contact and attend a monthly training on one of these dates:

Monday September 30 at 12:30-1:00

Monday October 28th 12:30-1:00

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.

Public Charge Facts for Families

Federal Public Charge Rule Facts

The Corvallis School District works to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and we believe that students are better prepared for learning the skills needed to be successful for their future when we remove barriers.

This message is to notify all families of a new federal rule that changes how people are found to be a "Public Charge". It allows the federal immigration agency to look at a longer list of public benefits, and more factors such as family income, when deciding whether a person is likely to become a Public Charge in the future. This new rule will go into effect on October 15, 2019. Benefits that many of our families utilize and WILL NOT be counted in a public charge test include the following:

  • School meals

  • Special Education

  • School-based Health Services

  • Food from the Food Bank

  • WIC (nutrition assistance for women, infants, and children to age 5)

  • Oregon's Cover All Kids Program

Please contact your school's Principal, Family Liaison, Health Navigator if you have questions.

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:

English Tree ESL Private tutoring services

Non-emergent medical transportation for clients with the Oregon Health Plan

Golden Naga Martial Arts Back to School Trial Offer

4-H Information Night

Teen Takeover: Nerf Games & Movie

Middle School Book Club at Linus Pauling

Corvallis Public Library Teen Takeover: play games. watch movies. make art.

Corvallis Public Library Teen Takeover: Mad Hatter Murder Mystery Tea Party

Corvallis Public Library Fall Teen First Friday Events

WiN Expo event with young innovators zone and startup resources.

Read to a Dog Visits at the Public Library

Elementary Strings Kick-Off Event

Junior Honors Symphony Auditions

Southside Youth Outreach Now Launching: THRIVE Thursdays!

Now Launching: RISE after school!

Girl Scouts Swim Party and Parent Information Night

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:

Transportación no urgente para clientes con plan Oregon Health

Oferta especial de regreso a la escuela Golden Naga Artes Marciales

Tutorías para estudiantes de inglés como segunda lengua

Fiesta de inicio orquesta CYSA

Programa RISE para después de la escuela

Programa RISE para después de la escuela (primarias)

Noche de información de 4H

Albercada para niñas y noche de información Girl Scouts

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