Effective July 1, 2016, we will be using TITAN School Solutions for our online meal applications and to put money on student accounts/pay balances, etc. All balances will be transferred over, but you will need to create a new login at Titan.
Emergency Information on Parent iQ
It is very important that you log in online at https://tcssl.tusd.org/parentportal and fill out your information and emergency contacts. This information is extremely important in case of emergencies or the necessity to contact you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with issues logging in.
To order online with a credit or debit card, go to: http://www.schoolannual.com/
1. Click on the Buy Your Student’s Yearbook link at the top of the site.
2. Enter your school name in the search bar and click the Shop The Collection Button to search.
3. Click on the 2017 Yearbook link or photo.
4. Select Yearbook to make your purchase and check out.
Enrollment at your school of residence is not guaranteed beyond the start of the school year. If there is not space in your students grade level at the time of enrollment he/she will be placed at the closest school with available space.
Dear Adams’ Families:
My name is Shayla Taranto, the new Principal of Adams Elementary School. It is a honor and a privilege for me to be the newest member of the Adams Family. Last week, we celebrated and thanked Dr. Smart for all her hard work and dedication to Adams. Dr. Smart graciously introduced me to the staff and the entire student body. As expected, I was warmly welcomed with opened arms by everyone.
My most recent administrative experience has been shaped over the last few years by successful leadership as an Elementary Assistant Principal at Hickory Elementary School and Interim Principal at Howard Wood Elementary School, both in the Torrance Unified School District. As the Assistant Principal, I supported students and teachers in transitioning into Common Core Standards and embracing the use of technology as a teaching and learning tool.
I’m extremely excited to work with all of you to support student academic, emotional, physical, and social development at Adams. Working together as a team, with our staff and parents, will ensure that all students receive a high quality education and strengthen the home - school connection. I firmly believe that supporting student communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity sets them up for a lifetime of success.
This has been a very busy couple of weeks. I've already had the pleasure of meeting many of you already at McTeacher’s Night, the Book Fair, Grandfriends Day, ELMAC, valet, School Site Council, and PTA meetings. Together we will model to our students the importance of being responsible, reflective and respectful. I look forward to meeting all of you as the year progresses.
Queridas Familias de Adams:
Soy la nueva Directora de la escuela Primaria Adams. Es un honor y un privilegio para mí ser el nuevo miembro de la Familia de Adams. La semana pasada celebramos y agradecimos a la Dra. Smart por todo su trabajo y dedicación a Adams. La Dra. Smart muy amablemente me presentó al personal y a los alumnos. Como esperaba, me dieron una cálida bienvenida y todos me recibieron con los brazos abiertos.
La mayoría de mi experiencia más reciente ha sido como administradora con éxito como Asistente al Director de la escuela Primaria Hickory y como Directora Interina en la escuela Howard Wood, ambas en el Distrito Unificado de Torrance. Como Asistente al Director, yo ayudé a los estudiantes y a los maestros durante la transición a los Estándares Comunes y con el uso de la tecnología como herramienta para la enseñanza y para el aprendizaje.
Me siento extremadamente emocionada de trabajar con todos ustedes apoyando el desarrollo académico, emocional, físico, y social de los estudiantes de Adams. Trabajando juntos como equipo, con nuestro personal y con los padres, aseguraremos que todos los estudiantes recibirán una educación de calidad que fortalecerá la conexión casa – escuela. Yo, firmemente creo que la comunicación con los estudiantes, la colaboración, el pensamiento crítico y la creatividad prepara a los estudiantes para el éxito en la vida.
Ha sido un par de semanas muy ocupadas y ya he tenido el placer de conocer a muchos de ustedes en la Noche McTeacher, en la Feria del Libro, durante el Día Grandfriends, en ELMAC, en el valet, en el Consejo Escolar, y en la junta del PTA. Juntos enseñaremos a nuestros estudiantes la importancia de ser responsables, de reflexionar y de ser respetuosos. Me siento ilusionada de ir conociéndoles a todos ustedes durante este año.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of the new and returning students, parents, and staff to the 2016-2017 school year at John Adams Elementary. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer.
Our PTA is a 100% Volunteer run organization here to support the faculty, staff, parents, and most importantly our students here at John Adams. Over the years, the PTA has become one of the strongest voices in the educational process that directly supports our children and school. This year will be no different, and with all of you we just can’t miss. Over the summer your PTA Executive Board has been busy developing the details for a very productive and exciting year aimed at enhancing the educational environment for all of our students. I Highly Encourage each and every family to become involved in your Children’s education on some level and take advantage of all that our GREAT SCHOOL has to offer.
With that said, Please support us by:
Becoming a part of our PTA
Helping in the classroom or at home
Supporting your room rep as they coordinate activities and events for your child’s class
Helping out at school events or with committees- some are during the day and some are during the evening
Volunteer to chair a committee- we still need a Multi-Cultural Day, Photography and Processing, and Carnival Chair. Without a chair these events will be cancelled!
Supporting our fundraising efforts so we can continue to offer our great field trips, educational assemblies, awesome art program, and more….
You can keep up with school happenings by using the School Directory, visiting our Website
(www.adams.tusd.org), and through our newsletters and fliers that come home in the Thursday
folders. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me at
I look forward to meeting, working with, and Learning from all of you in the coming year! Together we will make this the Best Year Ever!!!!!!
National PTA Parent's Guide to Success