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January 8, 2017                                                           Volume 25 Issue 19

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Thanks a Bunch!!!!!!

Thank you to all the chairs and volunteers who made our charitable events in November and December such a success. We appreciate all your time and effort. We would like to especially thank the following individuals:

Katelyn Murphy & Lisa Drelich – Co-chairs of the Giving Tree/Adopt-A-Family Program
Ami Lau – Chair of the Silent Auction Michelle Christman,
KC Hellenkamp, & Angie Roberts – for their invaluable contributions to the Silent Auction
Art Laubach – For his incredible refurbishment of our Giving Tree

These events would not be successful without the generous financial support of our Adobe Bluffs Families. We are grateful to all who have contributed.

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DON’T FORGET - Winter Read-A-Thon Forms are due MONDAY, JANUARY 9th!!!

This year Panda Express has graciously agreed to give a FREE Kid's Meal to any student that completes 300 minutes of reading. Students will also collect a special reading token and a chance to be entered into a drawing for a $5 gift card or a NO HOMEWORK Pass.

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Ability Awareness Day - Thursday, January 11

Ability Awareness Day - Thursday, January 11

We are all so lucky to be at Adobe Bluffs where the students, teachers, and staff are so accepting of the differences that make our kids who they are. But the kind of positive, inclusive environment that our kids enjoy at school doesn’t happen by accident.

For the past several years, Ms. Esther (the K-1 ASD teacher) has been the driving force behind Ability Awareness Week at Adobe Bluffs. Though she is on leave this year, a group of dedicated parent volunteers have taken over to make sure the program happens again.

In addition to related lessons and activities every day next week, Wednesday, January 11, is Ability Awareness Day. From 8:30-11:20, every student at Adobe Bluffs, from preschool through 5th grade, will rotate through stations to meet seven inspirational guest speakers who experience various disabilities. Each will share his or her story in a positive manner in order to help students understand the power of individuals and their abilities. Students will learn the importance of treating ALL people with respect and how to be a super friend.

If you are available to help out or if you have any questions, please contact Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff (oconnor_mi@yahoo.com).

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You are INVITED to the Lunar New Year Celebration January 26 at 8am

All families are invited to the Lunar New Year Celebration at Adobe Bluffs on January 26th. All grades will have performances in this celebration so come see your student and join in on the fun. The event starts at 8am in the MPR.

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AB Talent Show

2017 ABES Annual Talent/Variety Show will be held Friday, February 10th at 6pm in the MPR.  If your student is interested in participating in this year's show, please submit a video audition to abtalentshow@gmail.com on/or before 1/9/17.  Also, you will need to register the act and complete online consent form at http://goo.gl/forms/elcbP9y3rn  

See attached flyer for more details.

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Adobe Bluffs spirit wear is now available!

We’ve got spirit (wear), yes we do! We’ve got spirit (wear), how ‘bout you?! Adobe Bluffs spirit wear is now available!  We have fresh new styles, colors and bling! Please look for the order form in your students red folder! Spirit wear will also be available for purchase throughout the school year during special events at the school.  

Questions? Please email Jessica Gramlich at Daisyjag27@gmail.com

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Earn $$$$ for your School by Simply Shopping on Amazon

Grant a Wish!

Use www.smile.amazon.com and choose Adobe Bluffs Foundation or PTA as your charity of choice. Find staff members' wish lists by their powayusd email.  Browse the teachers’ lists and purchase teacher selected items for their classrooms.  It's the little things that make a big difference!!

For a list of teacher emails, click here.

Establish Adobe Bluffs as your charity of choice by simply clicking on the Amazon Smile icon in this article and a percentage of all your purchases will go directly to our school PTA or Foundation.