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School Announcements
Read Across America Day
READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY:  It is Dr. Seuss’s birthday!  On Thursday, March 2nd students at Gerald Adams will join millions of other students across the country to celebrate Read Across America Day! We will have school wide Drop Everything and Read times. We will also have guest readers come in to read to classes. If you would like to be a guest reader please let your child’s teacher or Mr. Taylor know.
PAKER Night!: What better way to end Read Across America Day?  We will have a Dr. Seuss themed evening (Thursday, March 2nd) that the students will be talking about for a long time.  Please plan to attend!  The fun begins at 5:30.

Gerald Adams Elementary would like to extend a very special thank you to Dion's Quick Mart #3 in Summerland Key for donating $500 to support math and science education. 

Florida Department of Education - Exceptional Student Education
Let the Florida Department of Education know about how Gerald Adams Elementary School partners with you, the parent, to promote parent involvement in your child’s education.  A paper survey will come home in the Tuesday envelope of children with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)If you prefer to complete the survey electronically, click the link below
Please take the time to complete this brief survey to help us at Gerald Adams School to continue to meet your family’s needs.
Green Thumbs!

4th Grade students participating in Century 21 planted and enjoyed the harvest from their garden!
Light the Torch - Publix
Light the Torch
The Light the Torch campaign is a fundraiser to raise money for the Special Olympics in order to support teams with uniforms, equipment, travel expenses, snacks, etc. Each torch is a $1.00 donation to Special Olympics.   Torches will be displayed in Publix stores.  It is being held at the New and the Old Publix stores until January 22nd.
Congratulations, James!
Hoop Shoot Contest Winner - James Osborne

Our GAE Family is proud to announce that third grade student, James Osborne won the Hoop Shoot Contest in Miami.  James will be representing Gerald Adams Elementary at Regionals.  Good luck, James!
Important Message
District Survey on School Start Times is ready for responses from Monroe County School District

               In answer to parents’ concerns School Board members have proposed that the district conduct a survey to get input on school start times.  The survey response period begins today; it is available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.  It is very important that parents complete the survey at the link below to express their thoughts on this important topic.  You need to fill out only one survey even if you have children in more than one school. The survey will direct you to questions regarding both schools.   The preferred method is to take the survey online; however, paper and pencil versions of the survey will be available at your child’s school as well.   As a convenience, if you are unable to complete the survey at home, you may go to the Parent Education Center at each school to complete the survey on a computer or you can complete a paper and pencil version as stated above. School staff will advise you how to complete the paper and pencil version.   We would like to get as many parents to participate in the survey as possible, so that we will have the best information to use for planning any changes which may be in order.  You will assist us in responding to your needs by completing the survey today. The survey link is below.  The deadline for completing the survey is Dec. 22nd.   Thank you.

Thank you to the Masonic Lodge and Old Stone Church for their donation of Holiday Baskets!

1st Quarter Awards Ceremony
Awards Ceremony

The Gerald Adams Family is proud the hardworking students who were awarded at today's ceremonies.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Unity Day
Unity Day
Gerald Adams Elementary was a sea of orange as they celebrated Unity Day this week to spread a message of kindness, acceptance and inclusion.  A whole school assembly that used linked paperchains was conducted to symbolize our connection as one unit at GAE.  Upper grades prepared readings on peace and acceptance that the whole school could enjoy and expand on in their classrooms. Each student received a Unity Day bracelet to serve as a reminder to use kindness each day with everyone they meet.  Unity Day is celebrated in October as part of Anti-Bullying month in support to support positive treatment of all people.

Make Your Voice Heard!
Please click the link to view Gerald Adams Elementary's Parent Involvement Plan and School Improvement Plan.  We would love to hear feedback from our families.  Please review and share your thoughts with us. 

School Improvement Plan

Parent Involvement Plan

Lunch Program News
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FSA Testing Begins This Week

Students in grades 3 and 4 will begin taking the FSA on Wednesday March 30th. 5th grade students will begin testing later in April. Please see our school calendar for testing days for a particular grade level and make sure that your child arrives to school on time and well rested. 
GAE Writing Camp Goes High Tech!

4th and 5th grade students participated in their annual writing camp; Thursday, February 25th. Mrs. Herrin opened writing camp with writing awards in which each student was recognized for all their hard work and effort preparing for the FSA. This year's camp though went completely student directed ad high tech! Student’s created their own scripts, skits, songs and for the first time ever played a digital Writing Olympics Game using Kahoot! with Ipads and Chromebooks. This friendly competition between 4th and 5th grade was for bragging rights on which grade level was best prepared for the FSA Writing Test next Tuesday! Students had a great time and are reading to ROCK the test!


Parents and students can now follow how many books and words our GAE students have read this school year.
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