November 8, 2015                                                           Volume 24 Issue 7

Upcoming Events

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This Week

• November 6 - December 4:  The Giving Tree donation collections 

• Wednesday, November 11:  Veterans Day - No School

• Thursday, November 12:  Reflections Reception and PTA Meeting, 5:30 pm in MPR

The Following Weeks

• Tuesday-Thursday, November 17-19:  Parent Teacher Conferences - Noon Dismissal

• Friday, November 20:  No School and Deadline for GATE Registration

• Monday-Friday, November 23-27:  Thanksgiving Break - No School

see more events on the AB google calendar


Adobe Bluffs News


Reflections Art Reception - Thursday, November 12th, 5:30-6:30 pm

For all Students who participated in the PTA Reflections program this year, and their families, there will be an Art Reception held in the MPR this Thursday, Nov. 12th from 5:30-6:30 pm.  All artwork will be on display and finalists will be announced.  Each participant will receive a certificate and ribbon and refreshments will be served.  Please join us and take a look at the many different interpretations of the theme, "Let Your Imagination Fly."

Our PTA meeting will follow the reception and features Ami Lau, who heads our Arts Attack program.  She will speak about our robust arts program and what makes it so special.

Spirit Wear for Sale on Thursday - 11/12

Spirit Wear for Sale on Thursday - 11/12

Spirit Wear for Sale Thursday - 11/12 during Reflections Reception & PTA meeting.

Do you need to exchange a size or did you forgot to order an ADOBE BLUFFS t-shirt??  It's not too late.  Come by the Spirit Wear table during the Reflections Reception or PTA meeting to pick up your ABES Spirit Wear.  Also with the weather finally cooling down, it's the perfect time to grab a long sleeve Baseball Tee.  Lastly, the Aztec Truckers hats are finally here and will be available in limited QTY as well as the AZTEC sports paks.

See attached order form to see what items are available.  Please note NOT all sizes will be available.. first come first served.


Pick an "apple" from the Adopt a Family Giving Tree through December 4, 2015

Adobe Bluffs is once again participating in the P.U.S.D. 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.  Please consider picking an apple and purchasing the item described on it.  The purchase goes directly to a family in need

OR, if your family or business is interesting in adopting a full family, please see Mrs. Karen Serafin in the office.

Apple Picking Season:  November 9 - December 4

**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:  Mrs. Karen Serafin, Michelle Barsana, Becky Castelloe, Michelle Furtado


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


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!!

We have also added the option, if you would like to support the 5th grade but don't want the plant, we will donate it to the local retirement home.

Poinsettia's will be available for pick up directly after school and between 5-6 pm on Friday, December 11th.

Order deadline is Friday, December 4, 2015.


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).