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Week of January 20- January 24

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Calendar of Events

Next Week

  • January 20 (Mon) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No school!
  • January 21 (Tues) - Boundary Review Open House, 6:00-8:00 @ Cheldelin MS
  • January 24 (Fri) - Spirit Day - PAJAMA DAY!

Upcoming Events

  • January 26 (Sun) - Free Play at Peak Elites Gymnastics Club from 12:00-2:00 for the first 100 signups- More 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
  • 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 on line

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


THANKS to all the parents who were able to make time to join their child at PE this week. Please know that you are welcome ANY TIME So, consider returning for a quick workout or some extra time with your child. The door is always open, no prior notice required! We started with laps around the gym mixed with a a variety of exercises to warm up major muscle groups. Next, we did "Task Card Fitness" in which students (and parents) picked up cards with a wide range of exercise challenges. Classes reviewed good habits to promote brain health as suggested by Dr. Wang from the Corvallis Clinic. Our basketball skills covered passing and shooting skills.

Next week, students will run the PACER to see where their fitness level is at the mid-year.

Adams is a busy place! Monday and Friday continues to draw about 30 students for morning yoga. On Tuesday, there is basketball skills hosted by Fourth Grade girls. On Wednesday, and during the lunch on Thursday and Friday, 4th-5th grade boys continued with their 2 v 2 basketball tournament. On Thursday, there is a dance club meeting in the gym. At AIM, over 30 students advanced to another 10 mile card just this week. Sunday, January 26th from 12-2 is an open gym opportunity at Peak Elite. Make sure to read the detailed announcement in The Bite to get a spot and sign a waiver. The hallway is filled with information about screen time. Ask your child what they've read.

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!

Boundary Review Open House

Parents, students, school neighbors, and community members are invited to attend a Boundary Review Open House on January 21 from 6-8 pm at Cheldelin Middle School to share feedback on possible school attendance area boundary adjustments developed by the Boundary Review Task Force.

The task force was convened in December with the charge of balancing school enrollments across the district to avoid overcrowding, specifically at the middle schools. The committee includes representatives from all school boundary areas and staff liaisons.

Questions may be directed to Assistant Superintendent Melissa Harder at 541-766-4857.

Casa Abierta para la Revisión de Límites Vecinales

Los padres, estudiantes, vecinos de las escuelas y miembros de la comunidad están invitados a asistir al evento a Casa Abierta para la Revisión de Límites Vecinales el 21 de enero de 6-8 pm en la Escuela Secundaria Cheldelin para compartir su retroalimentación sobre los posibles ajustes a los límites del área de asistencia escolar desarrollados por el Grupo de Trabajo para la Revisión de Límites Escolares.

El grupo de trabajo fue convocado en diciembre con la encomienda de equilibrar las matrículas escolares en todo el distrito para evitar el hacinamiento, específicamente en las escuelas secundarias. El comité incluye representantes de todas las áreas limítrofes escolares y personal de enlace.

Las preguntas pueden dirigirse a la Superintendente Asistente Melissa Harder al 541-766-4857.

World read aloud day

World Read Aloud Day 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

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.


OBOB is needing 1 to 2 more volunteers to help moderate battles on Wednesdays and/or Fridays. Official Battles will begin February 10th and run for 2 weeks. You would moderate one battle on your day. Time commitment would be from 9:30-10:15am. Battles will be around 20 minutes. Please reach out to Lindsey Swensen at if you have questions or can help! We can train you on the spot.

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Library news

New Year, New Needs! Currently requesting additional help during some specific time slots for class checkouts to help and activities done during library visits. We are also always eager to have more volunteers who can help with projects from laminating to book covering to pulling books for book lists or making displays at any time you can pop in. Please email if you would like to join the team of volunteers that makes the library hum!

Monday am 8:15-8:45

Tues 10:15-10:45

Tues 1:05-1:35

Friday 10:30-11:00

Did you know the Public Library's Bookmobile comes to Adams? It currently is here on the third Friday of each month at 3:00 pm. The next scheduled date is January 17. It's an easy way to get some extra books and to return items instead of going to a branch library!

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 on 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:

Ethiopian Cultural Dinner with presentation by 2 CHS students who went to Gondar

Junior Honors Symphony Auditions

State Invitational High School Ping Pong Tournament @ Bob Keefer Center in Springfield Oregon

Hosting an International High School Exchange Student for 2020-2021 school year!

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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:

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