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December 10, 2017                                                           Volume 26 Issue 16

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Square 1 Art Orders Arrive This Week

The Square One Art Orders are arriving this week.  Thank you to all the families who purchased products for this fundraiser.  Orders can be picked up in Room 12 on Wednesday and Thursday before and after school.  If your order is not picked up by Thursday at 1pm, we will send it home with your student on Friday.  If you would like to make other arrangements to pick up your order, please email Jill Episcopio at abesptapresident@gmail.com.

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THANK YOU to the Adobe Bluffs families who supported the Silent Auction!!  It was wonderful to see so many people at the Silent Auction, and we appreciate all the generous bidders online who helped raise money for our school so that our students can have the best educational experience!

A HUGE thank you to the chairs of the event:  Crystal Stewart and Lora Mills!!  They spent countless hours working on the auction and they did it with smiles, dedication, and expertise!  Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the AB students.

There are many people who volunteered to help.  These volunteers donated their time, energy, and money to help coordinate this event.

Thank you to:

- Michelle Christman, our Foundation President, who helped in every aspect

- Amie Butman as our item & gift mastermind

- Jessica Gramlich for decorating the MPR and making it shine

- Jennifer Tomlin & Sylvia Stapleton for organizing and running the food

- Angi Moyer & Olivia Jensen - our Emcees

- Marisela Drake & Orlando C for organizing Kids' Craft & Activity

- Krista Stephenson & Kristine Brownlee for organizing the Kids' Raffle

- Sarah Stawiski, Jill Magnus, & Anar Brahmbhatt, Scott Petersen, Courtney Kaull, Sylvia Stapleton, Kim Knott for helping with the pizza and food.

- KC Hellenkamp, Mrs Bollish, and Mrs Belong for helping with registration and tech support.

- Room Parents for coordinating Classroom Art projects

How did we get some awesome items to bid on?

Thank you to Kathy Stephens, Andy Chen, Candice Yee, Kim Knott, Cory Magnus, Ami Lau, and Jessica Gramlich, Angie Robert, Olivia Jensen, Jenny Tomlin, Sylvia Stapleton, Michelle Christman, Crystal Stewart, Lora Mills, Angi Moyer, Amie Butman, and Lisa Erickson for asking businesses for dontations!! 

P.S. Want to be part of an awesome team?  Want to really make a difference in the school?  Think you could help the Silent Auction 2018, in big or small ways?  Contact Michelle Christman to join next year's committee at adobebluffsfoundation@gmail.com

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Texas Elementary School Needs Library Books!

As you know, in late August, the force of Hurricane Harvey caused tremendous damage, including catastrophic flooding in southeast Texas and Louisiana.  Juan Seguin Elementary School in Richmond, Texas, was decimated, along with their entire library collection.  Adobe Bluffs Elementary Library, and many other school libraries in our district, would like to help restore their library's book collection with your support.  Bound to Stay Bound (BTSB), a children's library book vendor, created "S.O.S. Library" that provides an online wish list submitted by Juan Seguin Elementary.  You can purchase books directly from that wish list, and for every book you purchase, BTSB will generously donate four books!  It's easy to do.  Simply go to BTSB's website at 

https://www.btsb.com/sosl/juansequinelementary/

to pick and purchase books and your selections will be shipped directly to the school.  How nice it would be for the children at Juan Seguin Elementary to find a collection of new library books waiting for them when they return to their school!  The deadline for your purchases is January 20, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact our librarian, Mrs. Lingner at slingner@powayusd.com.  Thank you!

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The Adobe Bluffs Crochet Club needs yarn!  

If you, or someone you know, have yarn left over from completed projects or projects you will never have time to do, we would love to put it to good use.  Please bring donations to the Adobe Bluffs Library or the school office.  Thank you for your help.

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Order your 2017-18 Yearbook online!!

• http://www.online-pay.memorybook.com/parent

• School code: 87948

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

• 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

• Love Line selection includes an icon. Enter your icon choice in the text. Example: Icon G: Johnny, What a great year! So proud of you! Love, Mom & Dad

• 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.

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Donate Today to the PTA & Educational Foundation

We need financial contributions from Adobe Bluffs’ families to support the programs and salaries that enrich our kids’ lives.  Donate today at:

Adobe Bluffs PTA:   https://adobebluffspta.myschoolcntral.come

Adobe Bluffs Educational Foundation:  https://www.abesfoundation.org/donate-now

If you missed the video at Back To School Night, Check it out here!

Video:  https://youtu.be/15d2AmAtHG4

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Matching Gift Program

Double your donation to the PTA and Educational Foundation through your company’s matching gift program.  Does your company participate?  Click on the following link to find out:  http://www.matchinggift.com/powayusd/