March 8, 2015                                                           Volume 23 Issue 13

Upcoming Events


This Week

• Thursday, March 12 - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

• Thursday, March 12 - PTA Association Meeting in the MPR at 6:30 p.m.

• Friday, March 13 - Talent Show

see more events on the AB google calendar


Adobe Bluffs News


Adobe Bluffs has an Odyssey of the Mind!

33 of our 3rd-5th grade Aztecs competed on February 22nd in the Regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament held at El Camino High in Oceanside.  Odyssey of the Mind is a volunteer run, creative problem solving competition where teams of up to 7 kids demonstrate their solution of one of 5 problems in an 8 minute skit.  This year we had 5 teams that competed in the vehicle, balsa wood structure and performance problems.  Read the problem synopses here.  Teams are also required to solve a spontaneous problem which makes up 1/3 of their score.  Our Adobe Bluffs' OMers worked for MONTHS to write scripts, make instruments, compose songs, create vehicles, build balsa wood structures to support as much weight as possible, design and build set pieces and costumes and practice their acting skills.  In Odyssey of the Mind, the kids come up with ALL the ideas and do ALL of the work - no grown-up suggestions or assistance allowed.

Our results were incredible!  
Our Runaway Train Team (Edward, Siena, Jackson, Cora, Keaton and Jayden) coached by CC Meng and Emily Canty came in 2nd place in Spontaneous for their problem and 4th overall.

Our Silent Movie team (Ava, Courtney, Emma, Grace, Sabrina and Amanda) coached by Kate Baculi came in 6th place overall out of 17 teams.

Our Lose Your Marbles Structure team (Satish, Chelsea, Abby, Rayyan, Jacob and Macey) coached by Susan Laubach and Sandra Oh came in 1st place in Spontaneous and 3rd overall.

For the first time, we have teams advancing to the State Tournament being held at UC Riverside on Saturday, March 28th.

Our Runaway Train team (Sydney, Brianna, Bryanne, Annabelle, Casey and Katie) coached by Lisa Vargas came in 2nd place overall!

Our Silent Movie team (Kate, Ally, Kiara, Lilly, Bria, Sara and Claire) coached by Ami Lau and Janice Lutz came in 1st in Spontaneous and 2nd place overall!

A big thank you to our Aztec families that served as judges for our competition - Julie Laubach, Frans Baculi, Phuong Huynh, Cindy Crawford and Andy Meng.  Special thanks to Frans Baculi and Laura Dibsie who will be advancing to States as judges.

Please congratulate the kids and coaches on an amazing season!  Feel free to contact Ami Lau at ami_lau@yahoo.com if you have questions about Odyssey of the Mind.


Hand me down clothes for Health Office

We need girls undies-small

Jeans/pants/shorts - small (Kinder/1st Grade) - girls

Jeans/pants/shorts - small (Kinder/1st Grade) - boys

We do not need socks or t-shirts or sweatshirts


The Benefits of PTA Membership

  Take Advantage of Your Adobe Bluffs PTA Membership JOIN NOW FOR ONLY $12! You will receive... A Free Baskin Robbins scoop (with each Membership) Free Youth Admissions (with Paid Adult) to: The USAA Midway Museum LEGOLAND California (and choice of LEGOLAND Water Park or Sea Life Aquarium) PLUS! The classroom with the most paid PTA …



Looking Towards the 2015-2016 School Year!

Your PTA Nominating Committee has begun work to make sure we have another great PTA Executive Board assembled for the next school year.  The goal of the nominating committee is to enlist the talents from our Adobe Bluffs family to create a board who constantly strives to make a difference.  Being a part of the Adobe Bluffs PTA Board provides a unique opportunity for you to be involved in how we, as a community, can provide direct support to all students, teachers and staff at our Adobe Bluffs.  We would like to ask you to take a moment to consider if YOU may be a good fit for any of these roles.  Click here for a description of the roles and a list of positions we need to fill.

It is a great privilege and wonderful experience to become involved with your PTA.  Out PTA board members have made wonderful, lifelong friends because our shared passion for providing the best for our children.  We also pride ourselves on the fact that we maintain a very positive, open and healthy line of communication between all facets of the school; amongst the board, committee chairs, volunteers, the AB Foundation, the teachers & staff, and all the families of Adobe Bluffs.

If you are so inclined to become more involved, email the Nominating Committee members with any questions or with your interest.  Thank you so much for your consideration.


Kristine Brownlee kristinebrownlee@hotmail.com

Ami Lau ami_lau@yahoo.com

Krista Stephenson kristas1103@yahoo.com


Remember to use AmazonSmile for your online purchases.

It’s Easy:

1)   Go to smile.amazon.com

2)   Choose Adobe Bluffs PTA as your charity

3)   Start shopping

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Adobe Bluffs PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to Adobe Bluffs PTA.


Don't forget to order your 2014-15 Yearbook!!

Order your child's yearbook online!  
Online ordering is simple!  Just follow these steps:
2) Enter our school code 75553 and click next
3) Select the yearbook or 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).
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PTA Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze
Sponsorship Program

The Adobe Bluffs PTA thanks the following families for their
Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsorship donations.
The generosity of our Adobe Bluffs families is truly
appreciated and will help support our school's PTA Programs.  
It's never too late to join!


~ Platinum Sponsorships ~
($1000 and up)

The Luong Family
The Lutz Family 


~ Gold Sponsorships ~


~ Silver Sponsorships ~

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


~ Bronze Sponsorships ~

Dr. and Mrs. Alex Minter