October 11, 2015                                                           Volume 24 Issue 6

Upcoming Events


This Week

• Monday, October 26:  Reflections entries due

• Monday-Friday, October 26-30:  Fall Scholastic Book Fair

• Friday, October 30:  Minimum Day - noon dismissal

• Friday, October 30:  Last day for the 3rd Annual Shoe Drive

The Following Weeks

• Thursday, November 5:  Coffee with the Principal in the MPR

• Thursday, November 12:  Reflections Reception and PTA Meeting

see more events on the AB google calendar


Adobe Bluffs News



Thank you so much for the support many of you have shown to your PTA this year.  As you should have seen in the flyer that went home last week, we are still short of where we need to be in order to cover all of our programs that support our children's education.  Our operating budget is about $37,000 dollars per year, all of which is spent in this school year and averages to about $100 per child.  For more information on how your PTA money is spent and more details, click here.

We are asking you to consider joining your PTA and donating to the PTA ($100 per child is suggested but any amount is appreciated!).  We do not want to forced to cut out any funding or programs, or resort to other fundraising methods such as gift wrap or cookie dough sales.  You should have received an email last week with a link to donate online, or you can just fill out a form and send it to school.  Membership cards and incentives will be sent home within the next week or so, so get those memberships and sponsorships in today!

PTA Membership Class Competition!

The classroom with the best percentage of PTA memberships will receive a basket full of great school supplies as well as a popcorn party!  Thank you for all you do to make our school great and thank you  for your financial support!

Autumn Dobbins - VP Membership
Kristine Brownlee - Executive VP & Sponsorship Chair


"Let Your Imagination Fly" 2015-16 Reflections Theme - entry deadline, Monday, October 26th, 2015

EXPLORE THE ARTS!  PARTICIPATE IN PTA REFLECTIONS!!! Reflections is an annual PTA sponsored art recognition program that gives students, ages preschool through 12th grade, a chance to show off their talents, express themselves, and be recognized for their artistic endeavors.  Each year there is a different theme. This year's theme is:  "Let Your Imagination Fly." Just reflect on the theme …



Fall Scholastic Book Fair - Oct 26th to 30th

This year's theme is Monster Book Fair!  With the help of Scholastic Books, we are planning an exciting fall book fair in our Adobe Bluffs Library. Our AB Librarian, Mrs. Lingner, will be hosting an evening of fun on Thursday, October 29th.  Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy storytelling, treats, and refreshments.  Each student will have the opportunity …



3rd Annual Shoe Drive!

Help raise money for Adobe Bluffs Elementary by donating unwanted or outgrown shoes.  They can be in any condition so long as they are in pairs.  Shoes with Heart cleans, repairs and recycles used shoes and sends them to developing nations for kids and adults who need shoes.  Please drop off your shoes in the marked shoe bins.  We will be collecting shoes until October 30th.

Click here for Shoe Drive Flyer.


Winter Jr FLL Session Coming Soon

The Winter session for JR FLL (for kids 6-9) starts Tuesday, December 1st.  We'll meet over 8 Tuesdays from 2:15 - 3:45 to tackle this year's theme of 'Waste Wise'.

For details, see http://adobebluffspta.com/lego_league/jr-fll/.

If interested, please sign up here by November 10th: https://intuitcorp.quickbase.com/db/bi8ahy2d9?a=nwr

Questions?  Email Orlando Cardoso at abesjrfll@gmail.com


Winter FLL Session Coming Soon

We are gauging interest for FLL Robotics teams (for kids 9-14).  NOTE:  For there to be a winter session, parent coaches and volunteers will be needed.

Space and availability is limited, and the days and times will depend on the coaches.  Demand will likely exceed capacity.  Those who respond by the deadline and who have a parent that can coach or volunteer will receive priority.  

If interested, email Orlando Cardoso at abesjrfll@gmail.com by November 10th.


GATE Testing Registration, Deadline on Nov. 20th

Requests for GATE testing must be done by parents online by November 20th.  Go to www.powayusd.com then select the following tabs: Parents --> Programs --> GATE then GATE Testing Information.

Direct link is:  http://www.powayusd.com/depts/lss/gate/GATE_Testing.shtml

If you have questions, please contact AB GATE Coordinators Kerrie Shank at kshank@powayusd.com or Julie Lowrie at jlowrie@powayusd.com.

Kerrie Shank and Julie Lowrie

AB GATE Coordinators


Score Reports and More New Laws

Understanding Your Child's CAASPP Score Report If you are the parent of a 4th or 5th grader, you should have received a score report detailing your student's performance on last spring's California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  I've heard some complaints about how hard that report is to understand, so I thought I'd share the link to the …



Silent Auction Help Needed!

Our annual Silent Auction will be held Friday, December 4th from 6-8 pm.  Let's all do our part to help Adobe Bluffs Educational Foundation raise enough money for new Chromebooks for our school!

You can help by:

• Donating an auction item from your small business or company.  Have a connection at a local restaurant?  Do you have a special skill you could share? - singing lessons, art lessons...  Have a connection for hotel stays, electronics, sports equipment, jewelry or other items?  Please let us know.  Open to your ideas!!!

• Help solicit donations from local businesses - restaurants, kid's activities, fun outings, sports/celebrity memorabilia, hotel stays

• Coordinate an art piece from your class to sell at the auction

• Help on the day of the event

Pledge your support at the link below or email Ami Lau at ami_lau@yahoo.com.

Silent Auction Help


Order Your Child's Yearbook Online!

1) Visit http://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/login.aspx

2) Enter our school code 79392 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).