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District Announcements
School Start Time Survey for Teachers, Students and Staff
 
​Please help us gather information on School Start Times by completing the survey below.  The survey window closes on Dec. 22.
District Survey on School Start Times is ready for responses from Monroe County School District Parents

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 on December 1st; 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.
 
School Announcements
Important Message
District Survey on School Start Times is ready for responses from Monroe County School District


Parents,
               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.

http://surveys.hanoverresearch.com/s3/School-Start-Times-Survey





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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
The quick easy way to prepay for meals is available online at

www.mealpayplus.com 
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!

Important Information about Flu Season

Please click here for an important letter to parents from Dr. Mark Whiteside, Mornoe County Department of Health Medical Director, regarding influenza in the Florida Keys.

 
Thank You Mrs. Star Norris!

The Gerald Adams Family would like to send out a huge thank you to Mrs. Star Norris for taking such great care of our students and staff. Mrs. Star Norris received a GEMS Award at the January 12th School Board workshop meeting in recognition of her 28 years of service to GAE students and the students of the Monroe County School District. Mrs. Norris will be retiring at the end of January. Congratulations Mrs. Star, WE LOVE YOU and know you will be greatly missed!
 

GAE Recycling Club GEM Award
Students from GAE's Recycling Club were recognized at the January 12th School Board workshop meeting by receiving a GEM Award. These students led by Mrs. Madok are in charge of GAE's recycling program. We are very proud of all their hard work and dedication to this wonderful cause.
 

 
Mrs. Madok Presents at FETC Conference


Mrs. Madok presented an Aspire session on coding and robotics this past week and the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida. Mrs. Madok's presentation was chosen from a pool of educators that submitted presentation proposals from around the world. During her presentation she demonstrated to a room full of educators and administrators how students in her classes are learning how to code can be applied to robotics by the use of Bee Bots. Congratulations Mrs. Madok on a job well done!
 
MCSD Parental Email Registration Link
Our school district is transitioning into a new communication platform to increase communication with parents. Below is a link to register your email with the school district to receive district to home and school to home communication. 

MCSD Parent Email Registration
 
GAE ROCKS READING!


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