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Adams school newsletter week of Aug. 18

2003-2004 school year at Adam’s Middle School


Monday, August 18th: PTA meeting, 7:15 in the school library. We will discuss budget so if you have a budget item to be included, be sure to come to this or the first meeting in September (Sept. 8th).

Monday, August 25th: Welcome back lunch hosted by the PTA for teachers and staff at 12:00 in the library. We need parents to come help set up and clean-up, please come if you can or notify Valerie Bryant (reply to this e-mail).

Tuesday, August 26th: First day of school. School starts at 8:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm. Please use the side entrances.

Monday, September 1st: Labor Day Holiday.

Saturday, September 6th: Community Conversations Forum at Crespi Middle School in the library (1121 Allview Ave, El Sobrante) from 9:30 to 11:00 am. If you have children in WCCUSD, please join this forum and discuss any school issues with some of the school board members. They will also be discussing the current WCCUSD budget and the bond measure to be voted on in September.


PTA meeting dates for the remainder of the year are as follows:
September 8th
October 13
November 10?
December 8
January 12
February 9
March 8
April 12
May 10
June ?


YEARBOOKS: Yearbooks can be picked up at the office if you pre-paid for them. If you wish to buy a yearbook, please purchase them from Mr. Mainini in Room 157 or in the main office. The cost is $23.00 CASH.

Main office - (510) 235-5464
Attendance Office - (510) 235-0281
PTA Voice Message System - (510) 464-1360, ext 70
Ms. Trevino, 6th grade counselor & English Learner students - 235-0278
Ms. Persons, 7th grade counselor - 235-0193
Ms. Mitchell, 8th grade counselor - 235-0153

Hours - 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM M, T, Th, F, 10:00 AM to 3:30PM Wed. The library is open during lunch periods daily. The library is closed after school the first Monday of each month for Faculty meetings. Students may take Reading Renaissance quizzes, check out books or use computers (with parental permission) during library hours.

If you would like to help out in the library, sorting books, etc., please contact Francie Kunaniec at the Adams Library during library hours or email her at: adamslibrary@hotmail.com Library Request:

Adams Library is collecting empty ink jet cartridges from computer printers for recycling. No ribbon or laser cartridges - just empty ink jet cartridges. All proceeds are used to buy more ink for the library printers. There is a box in the library to deposit the cartridges.

Please have your students put their names inside their textbooks, backpacks, PE clothes, and other personal items so the faculty and staff may promptly return the lost items to their proper owner. The following staff members handle lost items:

- Mrs. Kunaniec, Library - library books, textbooks, ID card, clothing (note, clothing items are only held for one week before they are donated to a local charity)
- Ms. Nichols, PE Dept - PE Clothing
- Mrs. Weinstein, Counselor's Office - glasses, wallets, backpacks and anything of monetary value

Mrs. Glover has been awarding students daily for good social and academic behavior in the form of incentives called "Adams Apples". Donations are welcome in the form of free books, sports equipment (footballs, basketballs, soccer balls), fastfood coupons, other small items which teenagers value, or monetary donations. If you are interested in donating an item, please bring it to the main office.


Direct Appeal: The basic way to raise money, just ask for it! The PTA gratefully accepts any money (payable to Adams Middle School PTA). Please look for the direct appeal form in your child’s school binder.

See’s Candies PTA is selling See’s candy bars. We are selling them for $1 each. We have milk chocolate bars, milk chocolate with almonds, and milk chocolate with toffee. Please contact Valerie Bryant (235-4818 or vjcb_1956@yahoo.com) if you would like to get some bars. If you’d like to take a box (24 bars) to work, that’d be great as well. NOTE: The principal, Ms. Glover, is also selling these delicious candy bars in her office.

Albertson Community Cards: Connect your Albertsons Preferred Cards to Adams Middle School. Every time you shop at Albertsons & swipe the preferred savings card, up to 4% of your purchases will go to Adams Middle School (payable by Albertsons)!

By Internet: Go here http://www1.albertsons.com/corporate/pr/pr_community-partners.asp?cat=3&subcat=1
(If the link is not clickable, copy & paste it into your browser window) Or, go to www.albertsons.com, click "Go" on the left, "In your community" on the left, and "Community partners" on the left.

Click "Click Here" in the middle of the page.
Click "Shoppers login or register"
Enter your zip code & click "Check my zip code"
Click "continue" if the alert boxes pop up.
Enter the 11 digit number under the bar code on the back of your preferred savings card, and then your 10 digit phone number. Click the broken key below these entries.
On the sign post, click "Find a partner".
Fill in "Adams, Richmond, CA", and click "find partners"
Adams Middle School/Pta will come up on the next screen. Click in the check box next to the school name, and then click on Add Selected Partners. The next screen will show the school name and 100%. Click update now, and you're done.

By Mail: Fill out a form (available at Albertsons or a PTA meeting) and mail it to Albertsons.

Target Guest Cards - Shoppers at Target can designate Adams to receive a portion of their portion. If you already have a Target card, please call 1-800-316-6142 or visit any Target store to designate Adams to receive donations through this program.

e-Script - Shoppers at Safeway, Orchard Supply, Andronico’s, Payless Shoes etc. can help out the school by registering their name, address, phone number and club card number or credit and debit card numbers at http://www.escrip.com . Choose Adams Middle School (5000 Patterson Circle, Richmond) as the designee and register any store cards (Safeway, etc.) or debit (ATM) or credit cards. Any purchase you make using those cards at an e-script registered store will be donated to Adams every time you use your registered cards. You will be notified by e-mail how much you have donated

Note: the PTA currently receives $35 per month for e-script. It’s an easy, painless, no-cost-to you way to donate.

Chevron Credit Cards: Chevron donates 1% of your credit card purchases to your school of choice. Register your Chevron Chevron Credit Cards by calling 800-373-3277 or visit http://sslb0.chevron.com/cccard/en/public/cce_home.asp). There is no cap on Chevron's support to eScrip groups.

KMart School Spirit cards: Visit any Kmart and pick up a free Kmart School Spirit card. For more information visit www.kmartschoolspirit.com or by phone at (800)-63-KMART.

Internet shoppers can also benefit Adams by registering with www.schoolpop.com . Over 250 online merchants are available - Some of the merchants participating are: Office Depot, GAP, Barnes & Nobles, Disney store.

Valerie Bryant
PTA President, Adams Middle School
Run dates: 2003-08-17 - 2003-08-24

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