February 26, 2017                                                           Volume 25 Issue 25


With much Appreciation………

February was a busy month. We want to send a special thank you to all the chairs and volunteers who made our events such a success. We appreciate all your time and effort. We would like to especially thank the following individuals:

Nicole Stanton – chair of Author’s Fair

Brenda Rodriguez-Romero & Lisa Sieck – Co-chairs of the Talent Show

Rebecca Cardosa – chair of Science Day

Kim Knott – chair of Dad’s Breakfast

Amie Butman – coordination of hospitality for Author’s Fair and Science Day

Alan & Caroline DeWeese – coordination of the installation of our new sound system

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


We need your input!! - Evening LCAP Forum - February 28th

An evening LCAP forum has been added for those parents who were unable to attend the morning session.  Please join Mr. Park on Tuesday, February 28th at 6pm in the MPR.  The purpose of this forum is to give parents the opportunity to communicate how they would like to see the funds spent at a district and school level.  Parent feedback has an impact on how the funds are allocated to our schools.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Save the Date - STEAM night on March 2nd

The school will be hosting a STEAM night on March 2nd from 6pm to 7pm in the MPR.  Your students will get to have fun and learn at the same time with many stations set up for all ages.


Run2Play Health Fitness Day - March 9th

The Foundation & PTA are teaming up to create a great new event at Adobe Bluffs.  We are combining the annual Run2Play and the annual AB Games to make a great event that focuses on and provides a morning of physical fitness, fun and education for the kids while fundraising for the Foundation.  Education is an important piece to this day, but this event remains a significant Foundation fundraising event.  The Foundation funds so many "extras" for our school, enabling our students to have many opportunities that may otherwise be nonexistent.  You will be receiving more information soon about how you can provide fundraising support.  Please remember that your donation is tax deductible and please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation.  If you have questions about donations, contact KC Hellenkamp at helly15@aol.com.  Please plan to join us for this exciting event!  There are many opportunities to volunteer on the day of the event or to help prior to the event.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Krista Stephenson at kristas1103@yahoo.com.


Learn about keeping your kids safe on the Internet March 9th at 5:30pm in the MPR 

We would like to invite Adobe Bluffs’ parents and family members to attend a presentation by Lisa Ringel with the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. She will be giving a very informative presentation on Internet Safety. The content of this presentation is for adults only and we ask that children not attend this event. Dinner will be provided.


PTA Association Meeting – March 9th at 6:30pm in the MPR

Following the Internet Safety presentation, we will be holding our first PTA Association Meeting of 2017. Elections will be held for the 2017/2018 PTA Board. We look forward to having all our PTA members attend.


Are you interested in getting more involved at Adobe Bluffs?

The PTA Nominating Committee is working to elect an Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please click on the following link for more information:



ABES Spring LEGO League League & FLL Signups

This Spring we'll have 4 sessions to choose from:

• March LEGO Club

• April LEGO Club

• FLL Session 1 (primarily for 4th & 5th graders)

• FLL Session 2 (primarily for 3rd graders)

See signups for dates, cost and detail.  Note we are capping LEGO Club and FLL to ensure enough supervision.  Signup early to increase odds of spot.


Email abes.lego.league@gmail.com with questions.


Adobe Bluffs spirit wear!

Did you know that every Friday is school spirit day?! What better way to show your school spirit than wearing a cool Adobe Bluffs shirt or hat! We have new designs this year that include TIE DYE and SPARKLY BLING shirts! Click here to download the order form and return it to your teacher or the office! Are YOU ready to show your school spirit?

Contact Jessica Gramlich at Daisyjag27@gmail.com with any questions!


Don't forget to order your 2016-17 Yearbook!!


Last year's book sold out!!

Order your child's yearbook online.

Online ordering is simple!  Just follow these steps:

•  Visit www.memorybook.com/parentpay

•  Enter our school code 83711

•  Add yearbook options ($26 or $29) and love lines ($7) to your cart and complete the student details in the online form.

•  Submit order, payment and you're done!

Personalized Foil Text is your child's name on the front of the book. Enter what you'd like foil stamped.  Maximum foil length is 29 characters including spaces.  Example: Christine Smith, Kindergarten



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.