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Week of January 27- January 31

"Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society."

- Sonia Sotomayor

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • January 26 (Sun) - Free Play at Peak Elites Gymnastics Club from 12:00-2:00 for the first 100 signups- Information below!
  • January 27 (Mon) - Volunteer Training- Meet in the Office
  • January 28 (Tues) - Adams Parents’ Community Night from 6:30-7:30 in the Library
  • January 30 (Thus) and 31 (Fri) - No School! End of Semester

Upcoming Events

  • February 5 (Wed) - World Read Aloud Day
  • February 11 (Tues) - Dine Out at Sky High Brewing from 4-10!

Information and updates

Playground planning

Adams Needs a New Playground!

Playground Committee Members Needed!

Come and be a part of the planning process for new playground structures at Adams! We need your input!

If you are interested in getting involved at the ground level to plan and build a new playground for the school please contact our volunteer coordinators at

We will be in contact next week to set up a first meeting!

Peak Elite Gymnastics Club

Family Day at PEAK Elite Gymnastic Academy!

The Adams Wellness Committee is hosting an open gym session at Peak Elite on Sunday, January 26th from 12-2PM. This free event is open to the first 100 students and their siblings. Please sign up at the desk in front of the main office or click here to sign up & complete your waiver online

This is not a drop off event. Parents are encouraged to get involved in the activities and play with their kids!! Please contact the office if your family needs transportation.

Pe and wellness news


Every class made an effort at the PACER this week. For Grades K-2, it's a chance to gain experience with this fitness test and build confidence. For the 3rd-5th Graders, they are trying to make progress toward the Healthy Fitness Zone, to improve on a previous score that is already in the Healthy Zone, or simply improve on a previous score. The national norms for 4th Grade girls are 16-41 laps for the Healthy Zone and over 42 for High Fitness; for boys the 4th Grade norms are 24-61 laps for the Healthy Zone and over 62 for High Fitness. Third Graders would be a few laps below those ranges, and Fifth Graders a few laps above. We preceded the PACER with an appropriate warm-up and followed it with lay-up and dribbling practice. For those classes with two sessions, we did extra drills in dribbling, passing, and shooting. PACER make-ups were offered this week and next Monday.


Malachi T and Ian H were 2 v. 2 basketball champions this week. Comgratulations to all the students who played in the tournament, and special thanks to Malachi and JJ for organizing the bracket. We had an AIM class challenge on Thursday to see which class could get the most students on the AIM course. On Sunday, the Wellness Committee is hosting a free, open gym at Peak Elite Gymnastics Academy from 12-2. Sign up with the link in the BITE or at school.

Adams parents’ community night

APA Community Night

The APA will be hosting another Community Night this month on Tuesday, January 28th from 6:30-7:30pm. Principal Martin will be there to share with us highlights and information about each of the grade levels and the APA Board will be on hand to share and lead discussions on our playground improvement plans. We’d love to have your input as we look to make some big purchases this year to better our outdoor play spaces!

Free child care will be provided in the Art Room.

We hope to see you there!

Library News

World Read Aloud Day is Feb 5th

To mark this event, Adams Library will be hosting reading volunteers during library from Mon Feb 3 through Friday Feb 7! Please contact if you'd be able to come in as a guest reader during library time. We can work together to choose the book you'd be reading. If you want to read in your native language, this is encouraged! Please know we have access to books in English and other languages!

Want to know more about World Read Aloud Day? Here's a message from our state librarian, Jennifer Patterson:

The library community understands the importance of reading, both as a powerful tool for learning and a critical skill for kids to be successful in school and beyond (and it’s fun!). Currently, more than half of Oregon third-graders are reading below grade level, which is a significant issue for our communities. SMART Reading, a statewide children’s literacy nonprofit, is raising awareness about the importance of reading with kids in honor of World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 5, 2020.

World Read Aloud Day is an international observance celebrated by millions of people worldwide that aims to advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right. This year, SMART Reading has issued a challenge to get 10,000 Oregonians to take the Reading Matters pledge and read aloud with children in their lives on Feb. 5.

To take the pledge or learn more about SMART Reading and World Read Aloud Day, visit

Sky High Brewing Dine-Out

We will be having our next Dine-Out on Tuesday, February 11th at Sky High Brewing! Come dine between 4-10pm to support Adams Elementary. There's no need to show a flyer, just mention Adams when you order. The fundraiser applies to dine-in customers only, take-away orders will not count.

Sky High Brewing & Pub

160 NW Jackson Avenue

Corvallis, OR

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Cards and Magnets

Cards and Magnets Needs Your Help!

Each spring parents can purchase cards and/or magnets featuring their child’s artwork. This year we are forming a committee to help with each of the tasks necessary to continue this awesome tradition.

Groups of parents are needed to help:

• Photograph each students’ artwork

• Crop and size each image

• Assemble order forms

• Color-correct purchased images

• Cut, laminate and assemble magnets

• Print and fold cards

• Assemble orders for delivery

If you are interested in helping out, please click here and feel free to sign up for more than one part of the project. Photographing will begin in January, while the other tasks will be completed throughout the spring. Most jobs can be completed at your convenience. If you have any questions, please email Nicole and Sara at

Box tops

We're a Box Tops school!

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

The next Box Tops submission is due March 1st, but we will be accepting Box Tops all year.


Practice Battles for OBOB have begun! Official Battles will begin February 10th and will be held during morning recess (9:45-10:05). It is double elimination so teams are still in it until they lose twice. We will announce our winner that will go on to Regionals on February 26th. Parents are welcome to come and watch but no video taping is allowed. Battles and locations will be posted on the glass display case. Remind your child to check the display case DAILY & keep on reading those BOOKS!!!

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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 this 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:

Bully Buster Seminar

Majestic Chamber Music Presents: A grand Return

Oregon (OLI) Outreach Leadership Institute part II (YVA) Youth Voices in Action

Brain-Based Discipline - a parenting class

Boys Lacrosse Youth Clinic

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Discovering the Scientist Within

Seeking 4-H Camp Counselors - 9th-12th grade

High School Rugby

Mid Valley Baseball Umpires Association Recruitment

Ongoing health clinic for district students, every other week at College Hill

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:

Seminario anti abuso

Música de cámara en el Majestic

Oregon (OLI) Instituto de Liderazgo de Alcance

Fiesta de Pijamas para los peluches

Descubriendo al científico que llevas dentro

Rugby para preparatoria

El autobús de SamCare Mobile Medicine llega a College Hill

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