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Oct 06

Half-Day for Students

Monday, October 9th will be a half-day for all students.  Dismissal will begin at 11:00 AM.



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Oct 02

Trunk or Treat Event Planned

Please plan to join the Jacob L. Adams Elementary PTA and staff for a fun-filled night.  On October 27, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 PM, we are planning a Trunk or Treat event.  We need parents to volunteer their “trunks” and treats for our Gators.

If you are available to volunteer for this event, please fill out the orange reservation form your student will be bringing home and return it to school ASAP, so we can ensure that a spot is reserved for you!  If you prefer to provide treats, please send them to school by Thursday, October 26th.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ms. Rozier or Ms. Armstrong in our main office (804-226-8745).

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Sep 27

Gifted Education Referral Window Opens on 10/9/17

Attention Parents/Guardians:

The 2017 Gifted Referral Window is open from October 9 – 27, 2017 for students in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Parents/guardians must submit written requests to Ms. Joanna Heath, the Gifted Identification Coordinator.

Gifted referrals are not automatic.  Students are screened but parents/guardians who want their child to go through the gifted identification process must first send a letter or email to Ms. Heath (  The entire process relies solely on multiple criteria:  ability/achievement test score, grades, parent questionnaire, professional rating scale, and possibly, an interview or observation.   No requests will be taken after October 27th.


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Sep 21

Gators Celebrate Full Accreditation!

Dr. McQueen-Williams dropped by the Gator campus to extend her congratulations to our students and staff on a job well done.  Adams received word that we are fully accredited.  We are thrilled and know how much hard work went into this process.  Please join us in a shout out to our students and teachers. #GatorPride

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Sep 20

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

HCPS-TV stopped by Ms. Grant’s class at Adams Elementary for a cool lesson on place value. Click here to watch the video.

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Sep 12

Jacob L. Adams Annual Donation Drive

The Jacob L. Adams Gators are pleased to announce the kick-off of our annual donation drive to benefit a local organization in our area. Beginning September 15, 2017 and continuing through Friday, November 17, 2017, we will be collecting toilet paper and paper towels for Housing Families First.

Housing Families First enjoys a 16- year track record of successfully assisting families experiencing homelessness move into permanent homes. Their goal is not only to assist families in finding permanent housing, but also to ensure that each family has access to the supportive services necessary to sustain their housing in the long run.

We are asking our Gator families and friends to consider a donation to this drive. There will be a large box in the front hallway of the school (clearly marked for HFF donations) and we ask all who are donating to deposit their items there.

If you would like to know more about Housing Families First, we have provided the link to their web page.

They are on Facebook also. Take a look at their page and click “like”

Questions may be directed to Ms. Sears at 804-226-8745 or via email at

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Sep 08

Back-To-School Night with the Adams Gators

The 2017 Jacob L. Adams PTA Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st from 6-7:30 PM.  Please stay tuned for additional details.

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Sep 08

Grandparents Luncheon

On Monday, September 11, 2017, we will be honoring our grandparents.  Please plan to come in and have lunch (on us) with your grandchild or grandchildren

Following are lunch start times:  K – 10:45 AM, 2nd – 11:15 AM, 4th – 11:30 AM, 1st – 11:45 AM, 3rd – 12:00 PM, and 5th – 12:30 PM.

We look forward to having you join us for a wonderful lunch!

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Sep 05

Annual Roller Skate Night Kick-Off

Please plan to join us for our annual kick-off Back-to-School Skate Night at the Williamsburg Road Roller Dome on Friday evening, September 8th from 5-7 PM.  We hope to see everyone there!

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Aug 31

2016-2017 Gator Cheer Squad Recap

Check out the Adams Elementary Spirit Squad recap for the 2016-2017 school year. We are so very proud of these young ladies!


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