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Week of December 16- December 20

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

- James Baldwin

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • December 19 (Thurs) - Last day before break. Spirit Day- Wear your Scarf!
  • December 20- January 3 - Winter Break!

Upcoming Events

  • January 6 (Mon) - Back to school!
  • 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


Jog-A-Thon wrap up:

School Fundraising Goal Met!!! $11,511.27 is the total raised!!! For reaching that goal, students will get to enjoy a Dance Off competition between Ms Martin & Mr Behrens during an assembly or lunchtime.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms Sussman's first grade class winning the Golden Shoe Trophy and an extra PE class with a special guest!

Thank you again to Mr Behrens for guiding the Jog-A-Thon team and making the event exciting! Thank you to all the students who participated and achieving new records individually or as a class team. Thank you to all volunteers, staff and teachers for their support.

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


After a quick warm up, students traveled through 8 stations that involved rolling, sprinting, jumping, weaving, hopping, crawling, quick steps, swinging, climbing, and balancing. In this second week of "Look For The Good," we did cooperative exercises and games with the parachute during the second half of class.


Students had a broccoli tasting table during Wednesday's lunch.

If your child can't recall any of the sleep information in the hallway, here's a link for your family:

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


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!


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 Swenson, Adams OBOB Moderator Coordinator -

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Library news

Sometimes we get some unanticipated donations to our school library so thank you for thinking of us! To be able to include the book on the library shelves, we examine each donation for condition, positive reviews in professional library journals, and the current needs of the collection. We so appreciate your help building our collection with recently-published, new, like-new, or very gently used books geared for the age-group of our school. If we can't use your donation in the library, we'll try to find it a good home by: giving it to a student to keep, seeing if it can be included in classroom libraries, or by donating it to the Friends of the CBC Public Library. Recycling will be our very last resort.

As many of you have asked, some popular titles we are always looking to update our collection are: Dogman (Graphic Novel), Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Pokemon books and princess/unicorns quick reads.

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:

Introduction to Kung Fu

Middle School Book Club at Linus Pauling

Winter Teen First Fridays at Corvallis Public Library

December Teen Takeover at Corvallis Public Library

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:

Introducción al Kung Fu

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