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John Adams Elementary

  •  John Adams Elementary School is a "Friend of Core Knowledge" school.   Core Knowledge is an exciting and innovative approach to learning developed by professor emeritus E.D.Hirsch Jr. in 1986, that actively builds on previous knowledge with lessons that are coherent, cumulative and content-specific.  The Core Knowledge sequence provides a clear outline of content to be learned grade by grade so that knowledge, language and skills build cumulatively from year to year.  This provides a rich base of common knowledge across multiple subjects that becomes the base for the next layer of learning.  The Core Knowledge sequence incorporates both knowledge acquisition and critical thinking skills, which makes the cognitive processing of students much more effective, and learning more meaningful.
    "Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to a superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience.  Academic excellence, educational equity and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ----E.D. Hirsch Jr.'
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  • Mission Statement
    Having set high standards for learning, we believe all students can learn.  We are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents to achieve this shared educational purpose.  By the time students leave the sixth grade, they will have met or exceeded key standards.
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  • 8362 Colorado Avenue
    Riverside, CA  92504
    (951) 352-6709
    (951) 328-2547 (fax)
    Carolina Michel, Principal
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  • Office Hours:
    8:00 am - 3:45 pm
    Instructional Day for TK-6 Grades:
    Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 
    8:35 am -2:55 pm
    Every Wednesday (Collaboration Day for TK-6 Teachers)
    8:35 am -1:40 pm
    Minimum Day-4 times a year: (Dismissal at 12:05 pm for TK-6 grades)
    Friday, November 13, 2015
    Friday, March 4, 2016
    Friday, May 27, 2016
    Thursday, June 9 2016 
    Pre-School Hours:
    7:45 am -10:45am -First Session
    11:30 am -2:30 pm -Second Session
    Every day M-F until 6:00 pm.
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  • Core Virtue for the Month of October

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  • Red Ribbon Week

    John Adams students will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week the week of October 26, 2015. More information to come in a few weeks.

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  • We are a team here at John Adams!

    We encourage our parents and guardians to get involved at Adams Elementary School. We always need volunteers for various activities throughout the year, and we have a very active PTA that works tirelessly for our students and staff. You are welcome to attend School Site Council meetings, English Language Advisory Committee (E.L.A.C.), PTA meetings, and PTA Family Night functions that are held throughout the year. We also have Dragon Assemblies each month to acknowledge outstanding students. Our teachers are all available for conference should you have a question or concern about your child/ren's educational needs. Each teacher has a voicemail box, and can also be reached by e-mail.

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    Please click here to learn more about the CORE KNOWLEDGE Program

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  • We LOVE to Learn at JOHN ADAMS!

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