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August 28, 2016                                                           Volume 25 Issue 3

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Why it’s Important to Volunteer

Here at Adobe Bluffs we cherish all our volunteers, whether you can give 5 hours out of the year or 100.  It makes a difference.  I recently read an article about why volunteering in your child’s school is important.  I’d like to share with you the top 5 reasons from the article:

  1. It takes a village – We could not run our programs and events without you
  2. A little goes a long way – Any amount of time you give is appreciated & makes a difference
  3. Everyone has something to offer – We need a variety of talents from administrative to technical
  4. Your child will benefit – You will be setting a great example and your child will love to see you helping
  5. You’ll feel good – It is very rewarding to see everyone’s appreciation, especially the students

It can be challenging finding the time, but it will enrich you and your child’s life.  Whether you are a working parent, a parent with young children, or just a busy parent, we can help you find a way to volunteer. 

To get started, fill out the gold Volunteer form that was sent home in your child’s red folder or click here and return it to school.  For any questions, please contact Brenda Rodriguez Romero, VP of Volunteers, at abesvolunteers@gmail.com

If you would like to read the article in more detail, go to the following link http://www.ocregister.com/articles/child-374635-reasons-volunteer.html

Jill Episcopio
ABES PTA President

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Odyssey of the Mind Information Session

Thursday, September 8 at 5:45-6:30 p.m. in the MPR

Parents and students are invited to find out more about this exciting program. For more information, click here.

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LEGO League

LEGO League is all about exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) through the power of LEGOs. Check out http://adobebluffspta.com/join-pta/about-abpta/ab-pta-programs/lego_league/ for details on the programs we're offering this year.

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Support The Brain Tumor Foundation

Saturday, September 17 at Liberty Station

Join the Shank Family as we walk to support the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation! Support Skip and so many others in their personal battles with brain cancer.  How can you help? 
Join us to walk/run with "Team Skippity Doo Dah."  If you can't join us, please consider making a donation.

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Adobe Bluffs Alumni, Emma Hellenkamp, has made it to the top 5 on So You Think You Can Dance

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SAVE YOUR OLD SHOES!!!

It’s time to clean out your closets!! The very successful Foundation Shoe Drive is coming in September.  Don’t worry about their condition or size.  We take everything!!  Ask your neighbors, co-workers, and relatives.  Look for more details coming soon.