Alligator Bite

Week of September 30-October 4

"It really takes growing up to treasure the specialness of being different."

Sonia Sotomayor

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • September 30 (Mon) - Volunteer Training 12:30-1:00 pm (Meet in the Office)
  • October 2 (Wed) - Walk and Bike to School Day
  • October 4 (Fri) - Extra Early Release (Pickup is at 12:30)

Upcoming Events

  • October 15 (Tues) - Picture Day!
  • October 18 (Fri) - Autumn Amble @ 9:30 Join In! :) *more info below


Pe and wellness


Students played a tag game with rubber chickens, and there were always two way not to get caught: run fast or do an exercise. Barker's Hoopla is a traditional game where students are filling their basket with bean bags by collecting them from a central source OR stealing them from another team. Lots of red faces after that one. We practiced throwing skills in the last third of the class.

Parents received a quick overview of behavior, movement, and effort expectations at Curriculum Night. At the top of our pyramid is "Adventure:" healthy enough and physically literate enough to enjoy life. Here's a link to the dcoument: Bring in a picture or drawing of your child or your family enjoying life and we'll show each other what "adventure" can look like.

Yoga is M and F. AIM is T, W, Th. We have 10 students at 10 miles already, each sporting the 10 mile bracelet. Remember the Cheldelin Cougar Classic Mile for Grades 3-5 is Oct. 17. or see Mr. Behrens for an entry. The 12th Annual Autumn Amble, a 2019 meter run/walk around the fields, is Oct. 18th at 9:35. Join in!

Box Tops

We're a Box Tops school!

Each Box Top clip is worth 10 cents...and they add up! There are now 2 ways to collect and donate 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!

Loyalty Programs

Did you know that you could support Adams when you shop? It's true!


The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of purchases to an organization you designate. Please support Adams by selecting Adams Parents Association when you visit

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer Community Rewards allows you to link your reward card to an organization of your choice. To link your card to Adams, login in to your account online or visit the customer service counter in store.

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.

We are still looking for more library volunteers in some classrooms for checkout time. If any volunteers can work outside of their own child’s classroom check out time as well, the need is there and all are welcome! Please contact

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. 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). 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 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

School Messenger

Text Alert Opt-In Coming Next Week

Our district’s goal is to inform parents and guardians of safety alerts, school events, and general school information in a consistent and timely way.

Starting this fall, all schools in the Corvallis School District will use SchoolMessenger for parent/guardian outreach, emergency broadcasts, and other important communications.

Next week, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to OPT-IN to receive school safety messages and absence notifications via SMS (text). School websites and email news will continue to provide general school news and announcements.

Watch for a reminder email on September 30 about the OPT-IN notification that will be sent that day to all parent and guardian cell phone numbers.

Thank you!

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:

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:

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