Alligator Bite

Week of September 23-27

"Those that have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect."

Brene Brown

Calendar of Events

Next Week

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


Curriculum Nights

Please join us for Curriculum Night to meet your student(s) teacher(s) and learn about the curriculum they will be using this year. Learn about their routines and expectations as well. Ask questions and meet other parents. Sign up for volunteering in the classroom and school.
K - 2 grades Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30-7:30
3 - 5 grades Thursday, September 26th, 6:30-7:30
Childcare will be provided in the gym. No need to make a reservation.

See you there!

PE and Wellness


Students started with strength and agility exercises on the big orange circle. I reviewed behavior norms and what "moderate to vigorous" physical activity means. Then, they played three cooperative games: Frozen Bean Bag, Over/Under, and Carpet Square Challenge.


Yoga is offered each Monday and Friday morning. AIM is in full swing. Tuesday has some obstacles on the path. Wednesday is Storytime Stroll with Mrs. Rue. Thursday is just Thursday. This year, silicone wristbands will acknowledge each 10 mile achievement. Cheldelin Middle School is hosting a free 1 mile challenge for students 3-5 on October 17. Get a registration form at this link or from Mr. Behrens.

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 pm

Monday October 28th 12:30-1:00 pm

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. November and December dates to be announced, so watch 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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Library News

Classroom visits to the library began this week! We have a new checkout policy and will offer more open library check out times in addition to the class visits. These are the new checkout limits by grade level:

K-1: 1 book per visit and 2-5: 2 books per visit.

Here is the check out schedule -


8:20-8:50 Williams

9:10- 9:40 Joos

AM Recess Library Open for Checkout

10:15 - 10:45 Macbeth

1:40 - 2:10 Kittel


8:50-9:20 Abrams

9:20 - 9:50 Criscione

AM Recess Library Open for Checkout

10:15-10:45 Oleson

1:05-1:35 Dykes


9:20-9:50 Gray

AM Recess - Library Open but NO CHECKOUT

10:15-10:45 Rodriguez

11:05-11:35 Soot


8:20-8:50 Harris

9:20-9:50 Reeves

AM Recess Library Open for checkout

10:15-10:45 Sharp

12:50-1:20 Tinsley


8:20-8:50 Ash

9:10-9:40 Sussman

AM Recess Library Open for checkout

10:30-11:00 Lashley

12:50 - 1:20 Davis

Tues and Thurs before and after school from 7:55-8:05 and from 2:30 to 2:40 respectively are also open for checkout.

If you are interested in volunteering in the library, either with the class checkouts or at other times during the day, please email

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Adams Wear

Have you filled out the online free Adams T-shirt form for your student(s) yet? This year, thanks to the Adams Parents Association (APA), every student enrolled at Adams will receive a royal blue T-shirt with the Adams Alligator logo 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! Students can choose to receive either a short sleeve 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, there is a “no thank you” option as well. Paper order forms will also be available outside the Adams office and at the Curriculum Nights. We also have in stock several smaller cotton T-shirts and a limited number of medium to large sized cotton shirts that will be available (1 free per enrolled student) at these events. Skip the order wait time and get yours early! First come, first serve, until they’re gone.

In addition, we are taking orders for the following purchasable Adams Wear items, all in royal blue with the Adams Alligator logo. Adams Wear makes great gifts for family members, friends, and Adams volunteers! Pick up an order form at the Adams Wear table during the Curriculum Nights or outside the Adams office. All orders must be accompanied with payment and returned to the office or your child’s teacher by Friday, Oct. 4th. Credit card payment will be also available at the Adams Wear table during both Curriculum Nights. Orders will be delivered to students in November, unless requested to be picked up in the office.

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

Questions? Please contact the Adams Wear Coordinator at

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Reflex Math

Thanks to the generous donations made during last year's Direct Donation Drive, the APA was able to purchase a site license for Adams for Reflex Math. This means that all teachers, parents and students will have access to the learning materials and data provided by this online resource.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this at home, here are the instructions for the accessing your Reflex Parent Reporting Account:

Parents can easily monitor their child’s math fluency progress on Reflex with a Reflex Parent Reporting Account.

To set up an account, you will need your child’s Reflex sign in information (their teacher’s Reflex Username, the name of the Reflex Class, and your child’s Reflex Password). Your child should have this information if they’re logging on to Reflex regularly. Not all classes have begun using Reflex Math this year, so they may not have yet received this information.

  1. Go to
  2. Follow The onscreen instructions to create your free account
  3. Go to
  4. Once you are logged, follow the instructions to add your child.

Once registered, launch the parent account at to log into your new account. Enter your Username (your email address) and Password and click Submit.

*If you do not receive the activation email, please check your junk or spam folder

Block Party

Last night's Block Party had a great showing of our Adams Community! It was nice to see so many friendly faces and so much energy filling the school grounds. A big thank you to all of our volunteers and community partners that helped make the evening a fun and enjoyable event. We are grateful to everyone that helped and everyone who attended, from our new families to the veterans entering their last year here at Adams.

Looking forward to a great year ahead and many more memories to come! Keep an eye on the Alligator Bite for future events and we invite all Adams parents to come join us at Adams Parent Association meetings.

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:

Girl Scouts Swim Party and Parent Information Night


Children's Yoga Classes

Willamette Chinese School enrollment

OSU Event with Dr. Jackson Katz, Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men

Camp Fire Wilani Club Information Session

Assistance League of Corvallis SAT Review

Free high school & college mentoring from Ivy League Students

Assistance League Corvallis Annual Holiday Sale

Concierto de Alma Latinoamericana 2019

1 Day Cheer Leading 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:

Albercada para niñas y noche de informacion Girl Scouts


Liga de asistencia. Revisión del SAT

Venta annual para dias festivos de la Liga de Asistencia de Corvallis

Concierto de Alma Latinoamericana 2019

Campamento de 1 dia para porristas

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