January 2023 Bulldog Bulletin

Adams Elementary

Character Education…Our Shared Responsibility

Dear Families,


Character education teaches the habits of thought and deed that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, communities, and nations. Our staff at Adams Elementary are looking for students who are demonstrating Fortitude, which is our character word this month.


Please encourage your child to practice each word of the month. There is a different character word each month. Teachers recognize one student every month who stand out demonstrating each trait.

Word of the Month

Inquisitive


Given to examination or investigation. / Inclined to ask questions.

January Events

January 2: New Year's Observed - No School

January 3: Classes Resume

Jan. 5th: Parent Booster Club Meeting: 5:30 PM

January 16: Martin Luther King Jr Birthday - No School

Our 500 plus families attended our Parent Booster Posada Event (Dec. 16th)

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Mr. Contreras teaming with our parent booster club and our students

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Mr. Kaplicky, Mr. Alvarez and Ms. Kruckenberg supporting Adams students

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Mrs. Clark and her husband Santa

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We have some of the best kids

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Outside fun with our amazing students

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Great stories out of our Adams classrooms

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Student of the Month for Dec. - Great job to all students, staff and parents

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Mrs. Russell's Update

Adams BARK Expectations

Please remind your kids of our Adams BARK Expectations


B- Be Responsible

A - Always Do Your Best

R - Respect Others, Property, and Self

K - Keep Safe


We use these expectations to create a safe learning environment so every student can achieve success. When your student displays these behaviors they can earn points to use at our School Store and they are entered into the weekly drawing for Bulldog Bags.


A special thank you to Viera’s Bakery for the coupons they donated for our bulldog bags!!

Cell Phone Policy at Adams Elementary

Adams family!


Adams Cell Phone Policy for Students - If a student brings a cell phone or their tablet, it must be turned off and in the backpack. This is for ALL times during the school day, including all recesses, until they are released at the end of the day.


If the student has their phone out:

First time - The student will have to put the phone on your desk (turned off) until the end of the day.

Second time and on - The student will be sent to the office to turn in the phone. Their parent or adult will have to come to the building to pick up the phone, when possible.


If you have any questions or concerns please with the office call at (509)573-5100.

Nurse's Corner

Dress for the weather!

WINTER TIME!! Please send your students to school prepared to go outside and play even when there is snow and cold weather. We recommend a heavy coat, gloves/mittens, hat, scarf and boots or warm shoes.

Remember to put your child’s name on the inside of their coat in case it gets lost.

Free Health and Resource Fair

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COVID-19 or Flu?

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Student Advocate Update

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Office Tips

School Hours

Monday school hours are from 8:45am to 2:15pm. Tuesday to Friday they are from 8:45am to 3:15am. The earliest times you are able to drop off student will be at 8:00am Monday to Friday. Breakfast be provided for students in the classrooms, after the morning bell. Please make sure to pick up your students right after school, no later the 2:45pm on Mondays and by 3:45pm, Tuesday to Friday.


Early check out on Mondays will be no later then 2:00pm. From Tuesday to Friday it will end no later then 3:00pm. Students will not longer be released after, parents will have to wait patiently for the student to be released by their teacher.


If for some reason you have an emergency and are not able to pick up your student on time, please give the office a call at (509)573-5100.


Thank you,


Adams Office Staff

Attendance

Dear Parents,


Attendance is a key factor to having your child succeed in school. Therefore, it is very important that your child is at school on time. . . EVERYDAY. Students who miss just one or two days of school each month can fall seriously behind and lead to doing poorly in school and are more likely to not graduate. Every absence even if it is excused matters. They are missing learning when they are not here.


You are key to improving your child’s attendance.


On the flyer below there are a couple tips on how your child can be at school on time.



Sincerely,


Your Office Staff

Adams Elementary

Email: Our Principals: contreras.jose@ysd7.org and kaplicky.douglas@ysd7.org

Twitter and Instagram: @adams_ysd

Website: ysd7.org/adams

Location: 723 South 8th Street, Yakima, WA, USA
Phone: (509)573-5100