November 9, 2014                                                           Volume 23 Issue 7

Upcoming Events

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This Week

• Tuesday, November 11 - No School

• Tuesday, November 11 - IHOP Fundraiser, 6:00am - 7:00pm

• Thursday, November 13 - Reflections Night @ 5:30pm in the MPR

• Thursday, November 13 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm in the MPR

• Friday, November 14 - Kona Ice

• Now through November 14 - Poinsettia Sale

• Now through November 21 - GATE Test Registraion

• Now through December 5 - The Giving Tree


Following Weeks

• Monday-Friday, November 17-21 - Parent Teacher Conferences

• Tuesday-Thursday, November 18-20 - Minimum Day, dismissal @ 12:00pm

• Friday, November 21 - No School

• Monday-Friday, November 24-28 - Thanksgiving Break

• Friday, December 12 - Silent Auction

see more events on the AB google calendar


Adobe Bluffs News


IHOP Fundraiser - Tuesday, November 11th from 6am-7pm

Have Breakfast all day on our day off of school!  

Bring this flyer & have Breakfast all day on Tuesday, November 11th from 6am-7pm!

IHOP of Rancho Penasquitos will donate 15% of all purchases to Adobe Bluffs.


PTA Reflections Reception

Thurs, November 13th @ 5:30pm in the MPR

"The world would be a better place if . . ."

For all those who participated in Reflections this year, there will be a reception on Thursday to recognize all our participants and announce the AB finalists that will be moving on to the next level of judging at Palomar Council. All artwork will be on display, certificates will be given out, and Refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there! 


Holiday Poinsettia Fundraiser is back!!!!!!

Click here for a poinsettia order form. Order your Holiday Poinsettia's now and support the 5th grade class!!  Each Poinsettia comes with a holiday pot cover, so they are perfect for gifts and decorating your home!! Poinsettia's will be available  for pick up directly after school and between 5-6pm on Thursday, December 11th. Order deadline is Friday, November 14, 2014.



Pick an "apple" from the Adopt-a-Family Giving Tree through December 5, 2014

Adobe Bluffs is once again participating in the PUSD Adopt-a-Family Program.  We run the program as The Giving Tree, calling to mind Shel Sylverstein's classic tale of generosity.  Together, we can teach our children the value of giving, while making a true difference in the lives of people in our community.

Apple Picking Season:  November 10 - December 5

Become an Apple Volunteer:  Encourage Families to Pick Apples!  Short, 20 min shifts!  Perfect for Scout Troops and Leadership Groups too!  Sign up Here:  Giving Tree Volunteers

Giving Tree Co-Chairs:  Tricia Forster and Michelle Furtado


Kona Ice is coming to AB on Friday, November 14

Come cool off and get a Friday treat!  Prices are $3, $4 & $5!  We hope to see you!

20% of profit goes toward the AB Educational Foundation!


GATE Test Registration


2014-2015 Online Registration for GATE TESTING

Requests for testing may be submitted online between September 8 - November 21, 2014 at http://www.powayusd.com/depts/lss/gate/

Electronic submission of requests for GATE testing for 2014-15 may be submitted between September 8 and November 21, 2014 only.

After completing and submitting the online request, you will see a screen appear that shows confirmation of your request (You will not receive a separate email.  Print this screen).

The GATE test at Adobe Bluffs will be January 13, 2015.  Students will be excused from class for approximately one hour in order to participate in testing during the regular school day.

Notifications regarding GATE testing results will be mailed to parents in MARCH, 2015.

 Students who took the January 2014 GATE Test, and have tested no more than two times in the Poway Unified School District ARE eligible for the January 2015 GATE Test administration.
* This testing information can also be found on our school and district websites.

Kerrie Shank and Julie Lowrie
AB GATE Coordinators

Silent Auction

Adobe Bluffs goes Green!

We have implemented a lunch time recycling program at our school that has been going for the past 3 weeks.  Students are recycling lunch items such as paper plates, water bottles, milk cartons, juice boxes, and all plastic containers from apple sauce or fruit cups.  We have reduced our lunch trash by more than 50% over the past few weeks.  This is a great accomplishment that will help us improve our environment.

Adobe Bluffs students are now masters of recycling.  Please talk to your children about recycling, praise them and let them help you to recycle more at home.  They're proud of what they are doing to help mother earth.  We are off to a good start with collecting ink cartridges for recycling as well.  The blue drop off bin will always be near the front gate if you would like to drop off your old ink cartridges.  We're sending out our first shipment to Funding Factory and are looking forward to receiving our first recycling fundraising check soon.

We will have a Recycling Assembly by San Diego County Office of Education on October 27th for our 2nd and 3rd grade students.  It will teach our students why recycling is important and how we can help protecting our natural resources.  Thank you for your support of recycling and remember to recycle, reduce and reuse.

Thank  you,

CC Meng

PTA Recycling Chairperson


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


Order your 2014-15 Yearbook Online

Order a yearbook now for the best price!  

Online ordering is simple!  Just follow these steps:
2) Enter our school code 75553 and click next
3) Select the personalized yearbook option and complete the order form.
*Please enter what you want stamped on your child's book (Line 1: Christine Smith)
4) Submit order, payment and you're done!  
*Even though we will receive a list of who bought online, please keep a copy of your receipt.
Those who have sent in payments, THANK YOU!!  You should receive a receipt via email.  Please check that your order is correct, including your love line (if ordered).

Adobe Bluffs PTA Membership Drive 2014-15

If you have not yet joined please turn in your PTA Membership and Donation form as soon as possible or locate the email sent to you from “Adobe Bluffs PTA Administration” on August 25th. There are links to your personal family record where you can 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.

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2014-15 PTA Sponsorship Supporters!

Adobe Bluffs students thank you for your generous donations!


~ Platinum ~
($1000 and up)

The Luong Family


~ Gold ~


~ Silver ~

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


~ Bronze ~

Dr. and Mrs. Alex Minter