Alligator Bite

Week of November 18- November 22

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing views. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."


Edward Abbey

Calendar of Events

Next Week


  • November 19 (Tues) - Picture Makeup Day
  • November 19 (Tues)- November 21 (Thurs) - Jog-a-thon!


Upcoming Events


  • November 27 (Wed) - November 29 (Fri) - No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 2 (Mon) - Volunteer Training 12:30-1:00
  • December 3 (Tues) - Jog-a-thon makeup day

Information and updates

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Jog-A-Thon

JOG-A-THON is next week!

Bananas and Volunteers Needed Please!

Sign Up here at link below & feel free to sign up for multiple volunteer spots if you have more time to give or have more than one child.

https://signup.com/go/xAtUtkP



All students should have received their Jog-A-Thon materials, including pledge envelope and informational flyer. Extra envelopes and flyers are available in the office. Completed envelopes can be returned to your child's teacher or deposited into the BIG SHOE outside the school office. This years proceeds going toward playground equipment, repairs and maintenance.

The Jog-A-Thon will take place during the classroom regular PE time in the gym. See schedule below for each class day & time. Following the run, each student will receive a banana to replenish. That means we need lots of bananas AND volunteers to count laps.

Have your child bring a water bottle as well as wear comfortable clothing and shoes on their Jog-A-Thon scheduled day. Your support of this APA sponsored fundraiser is greatly appreciated. Please get involved, any financial amount, or time volunteering help make a difference at Adams!



Jog-a-thon schedule:


Tuesday, November 19th

8:15am Harris

8:45am Williams

9:15am Gray

10:05am Rodriguez

10:35am Davis

12:35pm Sharp

1:05pm Soot

1:35pm Kittel


Wednesday, November 20th

8:15am Ash

8:45am Tinsley

9:15am Reeves

10:05am Macbeth

10:35am Lashley

12:35pm Joos

1:05pm Dykes


Thursday, November 21st

8:45am Abrams

9:15am Criscione

12:35pm Oleson

1:05pm Sussman

Pe and wellness news

PE NEWS:

Students started class on the big circle doing partner exercises such as plank high fives, burpie high tens, and single leg squats. Then we did PACER practice to work on stamina and the right jog-a-thon pace: not too fast, not too slow. For soccer skills, student played individual "two touch" against the wall to practice passing and receiving. They used those soccer skills in a rousing game of "Soccer Noodle Tag" in which tagged and frozen students are unfrozen by a successful pass from a classmate. Next week is the Jog-a-thon.Thanks for your contributions of bananas for after their efforts. Please help your child wear appropriate footwear on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday....like they should for every PE day.


WELLNESS NEWS

Yoga meets every Monday and Friday during break, it's an amazing time to exercise and get centered. AIM continues each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Almost 90 students have reached 10 miles. Ask your child about a fact from the No Soda November posters in the hallway. On Wednesday, students tasted a cabbage/carrot salad at the monthly tasting table. Here's something very similar from the OSU Food Hero site: https://www.foodhero.org/recipes/chinese-ramen-cabbage-salad

Library News

This week during Library time stories and poems read aloud illustrated the use of an app called Novel Effect. This app provides sound effects to accompany read alouds. It can be great fun for kids to practice reading aloud with these added elements, as well as for parents sharing books with their children.


OBOB Lunchtime listening clubs continue with Ramona the Pest for 3rd grade lunch on Tuesdays. Beginning Wednesday, Nov 20th we’ll hear the same story for 4th/5th grade lunch on Wednesdays (changed from previous weeks Clayton Byrd).

OBOB

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


PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENT EACH WEEK TO MAKE SURE THEY GO TO THEIR ASSIGNED DAY AND ROOM LOCATION AT MORNING RECESS, EACH STUDENT SIGNED UP HAS BEEN NOTIFIED, PLEASE HAVE THEM CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARD BY THE LIBRARY FOR THE OBOB SCHEDULE. Email krisbris18@peak.org for any questions about the team assignments


OBOB is still needing 2 Volunteer Coaches to run smoothly, the coaches will work with a team for 20 minutes one day a week from November to early February (you pick the day). Please visit Sign-Up. For more information about OBOB please ask in the office or contact Tracy Erwin, tlerwin1@gmail.com or visit https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/

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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 rachael.sanders@corvallis.k12.or.us 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!

Parking Lot Safety

  • Please drive slowly through the driveway in front of the school and as you corner the District Office building be mindful of pedestrian traffic. There is also a STOP painted on the lane before you corner the north east corner of the District Office. Please abide by this safety features.
  • When dropping off or picking up students please remember to stay in your car so traffic can move through the area efficiently.
  • If you would like to walk your students to class or walk to meet them please park in the District Parking lot or in the parking areas across the driveway from the school.

Volunteer training

Interested in Volunteering at Adams?

Please contact echo.rue@corvallis.k12.or.us 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 training will be held on Monday, December 2nd from 12:30-1:00, so please meet in the office for that. You must have completed the online volunteer application with background check online prior to volunteering (available on the school website).

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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:


Cub Scout Pack 170 Weekly Meetings


Please visit the community flyers page for all current flyers:


https://www.csd509j.net/departments/communications/community-flyers/