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Adams School calendar week of Nov. 3

Monday, Nov. 3rd: Minimum day (teachers mark report cards)

Wed., Nov. 5th: WCCUSD School Board meeting, LaVonya DeJean Middle School, 6:30 in the auditorium

Thursday, Nov. 6th: Adams night at Pizza Roma. Go to Pizza Roma (by Safeway on San Pablo Avenue. Adams will get 25% of net sales for every order on this evening, all they have to say is that they are from Adams Middle School (eat in or take out). This happens the first Thursday of EVERY month! Eat pizza!

Friday, Nov. 7th: Report cards issued

Monday, Nov. 10th: SSC (School Site Council) meeting at 6:15 followed by a general PTA meeting at 7:15. Both meetings are held in the library. You are welcome to both meetings!

Tuesday, Nov. 11th: School holiday, Veteranís Day.


THIS THURSDAY: Pizza Roma (10616 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, 525-9554) has generously agreed to sponsor Adams Middle School. Every first Thursday of the month, if you order a pizza for eat in or take out, they will donate 25% of sales from people saying they are from Adams Middle School. Be sure to mention that you are from Adams!

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


Library donations wanted: Adams Library has begun an online Wish List at Amazon (www.amazon.com) for anyone who wishes to donate a book to the school library. You can search for the Wish List by entering Adams Library (name) or adamslibrary@hotmail.com (email) and Richmond (city). We have lost our state, district and school funding for this year so any donations are welcome and appreciated. The Wish List will grow as the students, teachers and parents request more titles for the Library. Thanks for your continued support of our library programs!

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).

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

Note: Last year we received over $1,000 from Albertsons. We hope to double that amount this year. Thanks to all those who have linked their Preferred cards to Adams!

This school (first quarter) we received a check for almost $400! Keep up the great work!

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, Andronicoís, Payless Shoes, Chevron, 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. You may have to renew your membership since the e-Script program has been updated. If you are already registered you will receive an e-mail. Please renew for Adams!

Note: If you donít have internet access, you can always call e-Script directly at 800-592-0942.

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: 2003-11-03 - 2003-11-09

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