Unity DayGerald 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.
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!
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
MCSD Parent Email Registration
Follow us on Facebook
GAE families can now follow us on Facebook and see all of the great things happening at our school. Just like our Facebook page.
GAE ROCKS READING!
Parents and students can now follow how many books and words our GAE students have read this school year.
4th Grade High-Tech Learning
4th grade is currently learning how to upload documents and work collaboratively on Google Classroom on their IPad devices.
GAE United Against Bullying
On Wednesday, October 21st GAE students and teachers wore orange for Unity Day. GAE students each had one link where they wrote about how they will stop bullying. This chain is now posted in the main hallway of the school. All of our teachers and students also participated in an anti-bullying pledge on our school field during that morning.