August 31, 2014                                                           Volume 23 Issue 2


Upcoming Events 


This Week

• Monday, September 1 - Labor Day, no school

• Wednesday, September 3 - Picture Day

• Friday, September 5 - Welcome Back Picnic, 5:30-7:30pm

• Now through September 30 - ABEF Shoe Drive


Following Weeks

• Thursday, September 11

- Odyssey of the Mind Information Meeting, 6-6:30 in the MPR (parents and students, grades 3-5)
- PTA Association Meeting, 6:30pm in the MPR

• Friday, September 12 - AB Spirit Wear order deadline

• Thursday, September 18 - Scoop Night Fundraiser at Rita's of Rancho Penasquitos, 4-9pm You Must Bring This Flyer to 13295 Black Mountain Rd.

• Friday, September 19 - Jr. First Lego League Information Meeting, 2:15pm in the AB Library (parents and students, ages 6-9)

see more events on the AB google calendar


Adobe Bluffs News


Welcome Back Picnic 

Friday, September 5 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

On behalf of Adobe Bluffs PTA and Adobe Bluffs Educational Foundation, we invite you to our annual Welcome Back Picnic!

Bring a lawn chair and be ready for a great night of meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones.  We will gather and play, enjoy good food and music on the playground. We will have food trucks available, with proceeds benefitting the Foundation.  Or you can bring your own picnic!  Just come join the fun!

Midwife Crisis will be performing their covers of classic pop music, along with a special guest.

We hope you can all join us!

 Adobe Bluffs PTA and Adobe Bluffs Educational Foundation


Adobe Bluffs PTA Membership Drive 2014-15 

Thank you to all parents, grandparents, teachers and students who have purchased Memberships so far.  Thanks to you, we’re about a third of the way to our goal!!

If you have not yet joined please turn in your PTA Membership and Donation form as soon as possible.  Easier still, locate the email sent to you from “Adobe Bluffs PTA Administration” on August 25th.  In it is a link to your personal family record where you may take care of all your PTA business; buy your Memberships, make a donation, purchase school t-shirts and even sign up to volunteer.

This year every Membership comes with one free scoop from Baskin Robbins ice cream plus many other special benefits from Staples, Hertz and more.

Need more reason to join PTA?  Check out the Top Ten Reasons.

Show your support.  Join PTA today! 

Krissa Jensen
VP Membership


Raise $$ for Adobe Bluffs and Give Back to Children in Need...Shoe Drive!

Collection days - Now Through September 30

Any and all unwanted shoes (anything that can be worn on feet are accepted including skates, cleats, heels, work boots, snow boots etc)                            

• SHOES MUST BEIN PAIRS. Please tie, velcro or buckle them together.


• Our goal is to collect 2000 POUNDS of shoes!!!  That’s 80 twenty-five pound bags of shoes!  Shoes With Heart will pay the Adobe Bluffs Foundation $0.50 per pound of shoes collected.

• We made $650 last year so let’s beat that!!                                             

Questions? contact AB Educational Foundation President, Lisa Erikson at

Look for the large bins in front of the school until September 30!

Your shoes will be cleaned, repaired and recycled and sent to developing nations for kids/adults that need our shoes. Go to for more information. 


Odyssey of the Mind Information Meeting - 6-6:30pm, Thursday, September 11, 2014 in the MPR*

Parents and Students Grade 3-5 are invited to find out more about this exciting new program.

What is Odyssey of the Mind?

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students in grades 3 - 5. Teams of 7 students select a problem, create a solution, then present their solution in a competition against other teams in the same problem and division.

What is the time commitment?

Teams will compete in the Regional Competition in late February (date TBA, location – Oceanside).  Practice schedule is to be determined by team coach but will likely be one day per week for Oct & Nov with practices increasing to 2 times per week as the competition date nears.

Looking for a rewarding way to get involved in your child’s education?

We will need one team coach and one judge that will help on the day of the tournament for each team of 7 students.  Each team selects one long-term problem.  We can have a team for each problem as long as we have a coach for each team.  This is a fun learning experience that will challenge kids, promote confidence, build friendships and provide life-long memories.

Questions?  Feel free to email Ami Lau at

 Go to for more info.

*before 1st PTA Mtg of the school year

support AB video

Watch a video to learn about how easy it is to support AB through eScrip.

Show your Aztec Pride by ordering a NEW AB T-shirt - order deadline, Friday, September 12, 2014

Show your Aztec Pride by ordering a NEW AB T-shirt - order deadline, Friday, September 12, 2014

Click here for an AB Spirit Wear order form.

NEW T-SHIRT DESIGNS ARE AVAILABLE and remember your kids have Spirit Day on Fridays where we encourage all of our kids to wear their ABES spirit wear.  

Also don't forget  to order a t-shirt for yourself as they are great to wear when you attend ABES events or come to school to volunteer! You can now order your t-shirts online or return the Spirit Wear Order form with payment to your child’s teacher. 

Additional order forms can be found in the front office. Also if you are not sure what size to order, come by the Back to School Picnic (9/5) as t-shirt size samples will be available in Ladies Sizes and Youth Sizes.  

If you can't make it to the Back to School Picnic, the t-shirt size samples will also be available in the Front Office all week long.

(Please note, correction to the order form:  Youth XS is available in all designs)

Contact Sandra Oh at if you have any questions.


Love LEGOs? Interested in using them to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math?

Then check out the Adobe Bluffs Elementary Chapters of Jr First Lego League (ages 6 - 9) and First Lego League (ages 9 - 16). For deadlines and details, check out our site at


All AB Volunteers must have the following 3 forms on file in the AB office before volunteering on campus:

• Megan's Law Level I (pdf)

• Volunteer Code of Conduct (pdf)

• TB Test result 

NOTE: Volunteers must obtain a Volunteer Verification Form from the school office BEFORE going to the TB Skin Test Clinic.
Click HERE for the TB clinic schedule.

Read more at the PUSD website volunteer page.


PUSD & Community Information


Calling all 1st-5th grade boys....

Cub Scout Pack 648 would like to invite you to check out our pack!  Stop by our ice cream social on Tuesday September 2nd at 6:30PM in the Adobe Bluffs MPR.  Some of the great events we do as a pack is our Pinewood Derby, camping, Bottle Rocket Derby, hiking and more!

For any questions or more information please feel free to contact Danielle Johnson at

Hope to see you there!


PUSD Parent Education - Triple P is Back! 

The first English and Spanish series begins, Monday, September 15 from 6-8 p.m. and continues on Wednesday, September 17 and Monday, September 22. 

Location: Valley Elementary School, 13000 Bowron Rd. Poway. 

Triple P is a series of three FREE 90 minute seminars presented by Jewish Family Services.  FREE childcare for school aged children is available too!

Register by phone: 858-668-4084 and leave your name, phone number and number of children needed for childcare.


SD City Library - Free Back-to-School Homework Resources

The transition from summer back to school can be challenging. Free Library resources for students, parents and teachers can make it easier.

The Library's HelpNow live online homework  service links students from Kindergarten through college with an expert online tutor in science, math, English and other subjects.

Also available online is free QuestionPoint reference assistance from a trained librarian and a variety of online research databases both in English and Spanish.

Coming later this fall, the San Diego Public Library will introduceDo Your Homework @ the Library Programwith expanded homework help centers in 18 branch locations.>

More on the available resources

peachjar - adobe bluffs


2014-15 PTA Sponsorship Supporters!

Adobe Bluffs students thank you for your generous donations!


~ Platinum ~

($1000 and up)

Van Dang and Le Luong


~ Gold ~



~ Silver ~


The Dobbins Family
Anonymous Family Donor
The Lutz Family
The Leung Family


~ Bronze ~