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    Make Every Day Count

    • Your children can suffer academically if they miss 10 percent of school days or about 18 days. That can be just one day every two weeks, and that can happen before you know it.

    • It doesn’t matter if these absences are excused or unexcused. They all represent lost time in the classroom and a lost opportunity to learn.

    • Attendance matters as early as kindergarten. Studies show many children who miss too many days in kindergarten and first grade can struggle academically in later years. They often have trouble mastering reading by the end of third grade.

    • Preschool is a great time to start building a habit of good attendance. Studies show that poor attendance in preschool can predict absenteeism in later grades.

    • By middle and high school, chronic absence is a leading warning sign that a student will drop out.

    • Too many absent students can affect the whole classroom, creating churn and slowing down instruction.

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    Stop Bullying on the Spot 

    When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior(s) they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.

    Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategies.

    Here are some websites for strategies:

    https://www.stopbullying.gov/

    https://www.pacer.org/bullying/

    http://character.org/key-topics/bullying-prevention/

    At GAE we are doing the following in OCTOBER:

    • 10/22 Students and Staff will make a pledge to “TREAT” everyone with kindness.
    • 10/23 Project Connect: Students will write on a strip of ORANGE paper either what they do to make their school a safer place for their peers or write a quality that makes them unique or proud of who they are as individuals.
    • 10/24 Students and Staff will WEAR ORANGE.
    • 10/25 Kindness Challenge: Students will be asked to complete an act of kindness.
    • 10/26 Teachers/Staff are asked to “SPOT” students being KIND and post it on school bulletin board!
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    Gerald Adams SAC 2018-2019

     

    We invite you to be part of our NEW BEGINNING as we plan for the future success of our students and our school!

     

    WHAT IS SAC? WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

    The School Advisory Council otherwise known as SAC is made up of teachers, staff members, parents, partners, and members of the community. The SAC Committee is responsible for providing input that helps guide school-wide decision making related to school improvement, program adoption, and other topics that relate to school culture.

     

    WHY SHOULD I JOIN SAC?

    Being a part of the SAC Committee ensures that diverse viewpoints are considered in school decision making. It is your chance to become part of the change we are making at Gerald Adams.

     

    Please fill out the Google Forms survey below if you would like to join. Or you can contact Kristen Logan at (305) 293-1609, ext. 51372 or kristen.logan@keysschools.com

    https://goo.gl/forms/T2DJPTnBxPVmImuh2

     

    Next SAC Meeting

     

    Wednesday, October 10th

     

    At 8:00 am in the Media Center

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    Your Child May Be Eligible for a College Scholarship!

    To be considered for a TSIC College Scholarship, your child must:

    • Have a U.S. Social Security number

    •  Be enrolled in a Monroe County Public School, grades 7-10

    •  Have grades of As, Bs, and Cs in all classes

    •  Have passing scores on state assessments (FSA & EOC)

    •  Meet financial eligibility requirements established by the TSIC Program (see chart below)

    •  Sign a contract agreeing to remain crime and drug free, attend school regularly, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and meet with a mentor once a week

    The applicant’s 2017-2018 academic records will be reviewed prior to application approval.

     

    Please Click the links below for more information:

    TSIC Scholarship Flyer 2018 English

    TSIC Scholarship Flyer 2018 Spanish

    TSIC Scholarship Flyer 2018 Creole

    or contact:

    Mr. Chuck Licis, Program Coordinator
    241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040
    (305) 293-1546 or Chuck.Licis@keysschools.com

     

     

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  • text reading take your child to school day 9-26-18

    Join us for  Bring your Child to School day.  We will have refreshments and learning activities for you to do with your child or loved one.  This event is for all father figures (parents, step-parents, brothers, uncles, grandparents, mentors, and coaches) who help shape the lives of our children.

    When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Where: Cafeteria

    What time: 7:45-8:15 a.m.

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  • Model PBIS GOLD Ribbion

    Congratulations to Gerald Adams Elementary Staff and Students for achieving GOLD LEVEL status as a Model PBIS School for te 2017-2018 School Year

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    GAE Advance Ed PARENT Survey Link Shortcuts

     

    Dear Parents and Guardians, as part of the Monroe County School District accreditation process, we request that you complete this short survey to share your thoughts on GAE’s climate and culture.  This is an anonymous survey and we appreciate your participation. 

      

    Parent URL: https://tinyurl.com/GAE-Climate-Parent

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    2018-2019 GAE K-5 School Supply List

    • Backpack- (Without wheels please)

    • Headphones-(Please choose a sturdy style)

    • $25.00 donation for classroom supplies

    Teachers are requesting money for classroom supplies due to the upcoming move into the new building. This will allow your teachers to purchase supplies as they are needed and will make the moving process less challenging.

    If you prefer to purchase supplies, a supply list will be made available to you on Meet the Teacher Day.

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  • 21st century soaring beyond expectations

    UPDATE:  Bus schedule for 21st Centruy Summer Program (July 16-July19)

     

    HOBSS3
     
     
     
    AM
    Downtown
     
    PM
     
     
     
     
     
     
    7:20
    PORTER PLACE
     
    2:15
    PORTER PLACE
    7:27
    WHITEHEAD PAST ANGELA
     
    2:20
    WHITEHEAD PAST ANGELA
    7:29
    TRUMAN/EMMA
     
    2:23
    TRUMAN/EMMA
    7:30
    DOUGLAS GYM*
     
    2:25
    DOUGLAS GYM*
    7:38
    UNITED/PACKER *
     
    2:30
    UNITED/PACKER *
     
     
     
    2:33
    BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
     
     
     
    2:45
    POINCIANA SCHOOL
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    HOBSS4
     
     
     
    AM
    Stock Island
     
    PM
     
     
     
     
     
     
    7:20
    SOLANA VILLAGE
     
    2:15
    SOLANA VILLAGE
    7:23
    NORTHSIDE/16TH
     
    2:18
    NORTHSIDE/16TH
    7:28
    17TH/DUCK
     
    2:23
    17TH/DUCK
    7:30
    15TH/DUCK
     
    2:26
    15TH/DUCK
    7:35
    12TH/FLAGLER
     
    2:30
    12TH/FLAGLER
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    HOBSS2
     
     
     
    AM
    New Town
     
    PM
     
    7:20
    FLAGLER VILLAGE
     
    2:23
    FLAGLER VILLAGE
    7:21
    10TH/CROSS
     
    2:25
    10TH/CROSS
    7:22
    BERNSTIEN PARK
     
    2:28
    BERNSTIEN PARK
    7:23
    PINK APTS
     
    2:29
    PINK APTS
    7:24
    FISHBUSTERS
     
    2:30
    FISHBUSTERS
    7:25
    LAUREL/2ND
     
    2:31
    LAUREL/2ND
    7:26
    KEY HAVEN
     
    2:32
    KEY HAVEN
     
     
     
     
     
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    REMINDER: 21st Century Summer Program still in session until July 19th from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  

    REMINDER: 21st Century Summer Program still in session until July 19th from 8-2.  

    Bus service will continue to run during the program with service to and form HOB. 

     

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    Summer School Bus Routes

      HOBSS1      
    AM        
    7:20 VENETIAN/AIRPORT      
    7:35 SIGSBEE/GILMORE *      
    7:38 SIGSBEE/SEAHORSE*      
    7:45 GEORGE ALLEN *      
             
      HOBSS2      
    AM Stock Island   PM  
    7:25 BERNSTEIN PARK *   2:15 VENETIAN/FLAGLER
    7:30 FISHBUSTERS (Mercy's Bakery)*   2:25 BERNSTEIN PARK *
    7:33 WEST MARINE *   2:28 FISHBUSTERS (Mercy's Bakery)*
    7:40 6500 MALONEY *   2:30 WEST MARINE *
          2:33 6500 MALONEY *
             
      HOBSS3      
    AM Downtown   PM  
          2:10 GEORGE ALLEN *
    7:20 PORTER PLACE   2:15 PORTER PLACE
    7:27 WHITEHEAD PAST ANGELA   2:20 WHITEHEAD PAST ANGELA
    7:29 TRUMAN/EMMA   2:23 TRUMAN/EMMA
    7:30 DOUGLAS GYM*   2:25 DOUGLAS GYM*
    7:38 UNITED/PACKER *   2:30 UNITED/PACKER *
          2:33 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
          2:48 SIGSBEE/GILMORE *
          2:50 SIGSBEE/SEAHORSE*
          3:00 KENNEDY DR/SENIOR CITIZEN*
             
      HOBSS4      
    AM New Town   PM  
    7:20 SOLANA VILLAGE   2:15 SOLANA VILLAGE
    7:23 NORTHSIDE/16TH   2:18 NORTHSIDE/16TH
    7:28 17TH/DUCK   2:23 17TH/DUCK
    7:30 15TH/DUCK   2:26 15TH/DUCK
    7:35 12TH/FLAGLER   2:30 12TH/FLAGLER
             
             
             
             
             
             
            PAGE 1/2
             
      HOBSS5      
    AM Stock Island   PM  
             
    7:20 6TH/CROSS    2:20 6TH/CROSS 
    7:22 10TH/CROSS    2:22 10TH/CROSS 
    7:27 CAYO DEL MAR APTS (Pink Apts)   2:27 CAYO DEL MAR APTS (Pink Apts)
    7:29 TEMPLE DAYCARE   2:29 TEMPLE DAYCARE
    7:31 LAUREL/2nd   2:33 LAUREL/2nd
    7:35 KEY HAVEN   2:38 KEY HAVEN
    7:40 GOLF COURSE   2:43 GOLF COURSE
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    Summer Reading -- MyON.com 

    Dear Families,

    Summer is a fun and exciting time for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with families and

    friends and simply relax. It is also a perfect opportunity to encourage students to read!

    Over the summer, many students experience the summer slide, which can rob them of gains they

    made the previous school year. Children who do not read over the summer can lose more than two

    months of reading achievement. Unfortunately, summer reading loss is cumulative.

    Together, we can help your student avoid the summer slide! Did you know that your student has

    access to myON, a personalized collection of more than 5,800 digital books to read over the

    summer on computers, laptops and other devices anytime, anywhere? myON contains books for

    every age, interest and reading level that will keep them engaged and learning all summer long!

    To help encourage reading this summer, myON has created a national reading contest to motivate

    kids to read and will reward top readers with cool prizes. The theme of this year’s contest is

    Reading is a BLAST this summer with myON. Please encourage your student to read as much as

    possible - they will be entered for a chance to win by reading 10 or more books!

    Be sure to follow myON on Facebook (myONFanClub) and @myONreader for important updates

    and special events during the summer. Go to https://support.myon.com/resources-tutorials/

    overview to learn more about myON this summer.

    We hope you enjoy the 2018 Reading is a BLAST with myON Summer Reading Program!

    Happy reading!

    The myON Team

     

     

    Estimados educadores:

    myON espera con ansias las lecturas de verano y sabemos que su planificación está en pleno

    desarrollo.

    Únase a nuestro Programa de Lectura de Verano 2018: ¡La lectura de verano es DIVERTIDÍSIMA

    con myON! Juntos podemos fomentar la lectura en TODOS los estudiantes durante los meses de

    verano.

    Nuestros objetivos para el Programa de Lectura de Verano 2018:

    1. ¡Incentivar a que cada alumno encuentre los libros que más les gusten!
    2. Darles a los estudiantes el acceso en cualquier momento y lugar para que puedan continuar

    leyendo dondequiera que vayan este verano.

    1. Reducir el efecto de “retroceso veraniego” al otorgarles a los estudiantes la posibilidad de

    elegir el contenido y la motivación para leer a través de nuestro concurso de lectura de

    verano.

    Eche un vistazo a nuestras herramientas de lectura veraniega que se pueden descargar de

    Recursos para Educadores en su cuenta myON. Contiene recursos y plantillas para motivar a sus

    alumnos a leer en myON este verano, así como también información sobre nuestro concurso

    nacional de lectura de verano. ¡Comparta con nosotros sus experiencias positivas de lectura de

    verano en @myONreader!

    Atentamente,

    El equipo de myON

    P.D.: La Asociación Nacional de Aprendizaje de Verano (National Summer Learning Association,

    NSLA) se ha asociado con los principales investigadores para brindar información y datos

    importantes sobre el impacto de la lectura de verano. Este año, la NSLA ha designado el 12 de

    julio de 2018 como el Día de Aprendizaje de Verano, que es un día nacional de apoyo liderado por

    la Asociación Nacional de Aprendizaje de Verano para realzar la importancia de que los niños

    sigan leyendo y estén seguros y saludables cada verano. Visite www.summerlearning.org para

    más información.

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    Bike Rodeo

    Saturday, May 19th

    10 a.m. -2 p.m.

    FREE!

    Horace O'Bryant School (back parking lot)

     

    • Open to the public
    • Obstacle Course
    • Bike tune-Ups
    • Chance to win a girls bike and boys bike to TWO lucky winners!

    For more information contact: Criminal Investigation Unit (305)292-7060

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    Football Registration

    George Mira Football Field (Trailer)

    Registration Fee $120.00

      Tuesday, May 15, 2018            5:30pm-7:00pm

      Wednesday, May 16, 2018       5:30pm-7:00pm

      Thursday, May 17, 2018           5:30pm-7:00pm

      Saturday, May 19, 2018           10:00am-2:00pm

     

    Ages: 4 years old – 12 years old

    Any questions please contact:

    Peter Estevez at 305-684-9376 or Scott Estevez at 305-432-1851 or Michael Crespo at 305-712-0761

                                 

    To complete registration a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a small color photo is required.

    *** $30 will be refunded back to parents at the end of the season upon return of all football equipment, uniforms, etc. ***

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    ART EXTRAVAGANZA!

     

    Date: Thursday, May 3rd from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

     

    Gallery Walk

    The students have three works of art being displayed in the art show. Make sure to walk around the entire school to see all of the creative projects.

     

    Artist of the Year Show

    Two students will be chosen for the Artist of the Year. This award is given to students that have shown their love for art through their exemplary projects, work ethic, and creativity that they have shown throughout elementary school. They will receive a special art trophy and will get their artwork put on permanent display at GAE. This show will begin at 6;00 PM before the musical performance in the cafeteria.

    Fantasy Land Installation

    Each student created a fantasy themed art project throughout the year.  They used neon colors to create their artwork.  For the art show, we gathered all of those art projects and transformed the stage to become a magical Fantasy Land installation.  Come experience a new look on artwork!

     

    Pet Rocks

    Have you always wanted a pet?  Well come make your very own Pet Rock!  You get to use your creativity and design exactly how you want your pet rock to look like.

     

    Photo Booth / Picture Cut Outs

    Bring your friends and family to take a memorable photo of the Art Extravaganza. Watch and see how the photograph turns into a painting by using a fun iPad App. Also there will be famous works of art throughout the ages that you can put your face in, snap a photo, and become a part of the masterpiece.

     

    Whole School Mural

    Help make a work of art for our new school! We will be creating a mural that will become a beautiful art piece for the new school in the future. Located in the Art Room.

     

    3D Printers

    In the art room there will be the new 3D printers creating 3 dimensional artwork using technology. A big THANK YOU to the CFFFK Community Foundation of the Florida Keys for awarding the art room the grant to purchase the 3D Printers for the students to use in the future!

     

    Guest Artists

    There will be guest artists around the school creating artwork.  This is a great way for the students to observe a professional artist at work.

     

    Special Dinner / Musical Performance

    There will be a Dinner to help fundraise for the Art Program. Come purchase a delicious meal and enjoy the GAE Choir sing. Located in the Cafeteria.

     

    If you are interested in volunteering for the Art Extravaganza, please contact me: allison.smith@keysschools.com    305-293-1400 ext. 51340

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    Kindergarten Round Up

    When? Friday May 18, 2018   (9:00-10:00 a.m.)

    Who? Any child who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1

    Where? Gerald Adams Elementary

                    5855 College Rd.

                    305-293-1609 ext. 51300

    Required documents to register for Kindergarten:

    ·       Birth Certificate

    ·       Certificate of Immunization

    ·       Current Physical (Less than 1 year old)  Free at AHEC clinic

    ·       Social Security Card

    ·       Proof of current address (lease agreement, most recent utility bill which shows your name and address, Driver license)

     

    Completed Kindergarten registration packets will be accepted the week of June 4 and throughout the summer.

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    FSA Test Dates (Updated)

     

    Grade 3

    FSA ELA—April 24-25 (PBT)
    FSA Math—May 14-May 18 (CBT)

    Grade 4

    FSA Writing—April 2-6 (PBT)
    FSA ELA– April 30-May 4 (CBT)
    FSA Math— May7-11 (CBT)

    Grade 5

    FSA Writing—April 2-6 (PBT)
    FSA ELA– April 30-May 4 (CBT)
    FSA Math— May7-11 (CBT)
    NGSS Science May 14-18 (PBT)

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    Animated Bunny picture Reminder: Bunny Pictures 3/26-3/28 (Mon., Tues. & Wed) 8:30-9:30 in the cafeteria. $5.00 Per picture.

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  • Image of pledge to respect logo On 3/7/18, Mrs. Warden's  classroom will be setting up a Pledge to Respect Booth/ Poster in the main entrance hallway from 8:30 am  to 11:00 am for grades K-2, grades 3-5 12:00 – 2:00.  We are inviting students to Pledge to Respect/sign the poster, there will be a drawing for PLEDGE TO RESPECT shirts and bracelets, along with candy treat (a tootsie roll to “Roll to Respect.”) Please stop by and take the Pledge to Respect.

    This program is sponsored by Project Unify. Project Unify is a sports and education program that partners students with and without disabilities to create a more inclusive school environment where students are able to work together, excel athletically and academically regardless of ability.

    We encourage you before visiting the PLEDGE TO RESPECT booth to discuss with your students the importance of respecting everyone as a unique individual no matter what their differences (academic, athletic, and physical abilities) as well as race, color, or ethiniticity.

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  • ELL Parent Night

    Please join us for a special night full of valuable information from the ELL Team. Teachers will share ways for you to help your child at home. Dinner will be served following the activities. Child care provided. We hope to see you there! .......... Por favor acompáñenos en esta noche especial llena de valiosa información del equipo ELL (Equipo de apoyo para aprendizaje de inglés). Los maestros compartirán tácticas con las que podrá ayudar a su hijo en la casa. Tendremos cena al terminar las actividades. Cuidados de niños disponible. Esperamos verle! Tanpri, jween ak nou pou yon nwit espesyal ki plen enfòmasyon enpòtan nan Ekip ELL la. .......... Pwofesè yo pral pataje fason pou ou ede pitit ou lakay ou. Nap sèvi dine apre aktivite yo. Nou gen gadri pou timoun yo. Nou espere wè ou la!

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  • 5K/Silent Auction 2018

    Our annual Fintastic 5K fundraiser is February 24th at 8:00 a.m. Please click the link for more information and to set up your registration.

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  • ESE Parent Survey

    Let the Florida Department of Education know about how (name your school) partners with you, the parent, to promote parent involvement in your child’s education. A paper survey will come home with your child on (indicate date and method, i.e., Tuesday envelope, homework folder, etc.). If you prefer to complete the survey electronically, go to esesurvey.com or click on the link provided at KeysSchools.com. Please take the time to complete this brief survey to help us at (name your school) continue to meet your family’s needs. Click the link below for more information.

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  • Parent Webinar

    Q & A – Exceptional Student Education and Individual Education Plans. This online session will provide information to families which will include: Eligibility Basics, Key Components of IEPs, Student Supports, Graduation, Deferral of Diploma. This webinar will provide information pertinent to students in grade PreK to age 22. Please use the link below to register.

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  • FKCC Drill

    FKCC will be conducting a Full Scale Active Assailant Excersize on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Students will remain indoors during this time. Again, this is a PLANNED training DRILL. Click the link to read the press release from FKCC.

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  • Community Health Fair

    Keys AHEC is proud to announce the scheduling of the 47th Annual UM/Keys AHEC Health Fair. This event will be held on Sat., Feb. 3rd in Key West, Big Pine, and Marathon. Pre-Registration at all three locations is Jan 20th.

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  • Thank you, Dions!

    A very heartfelt thank you goes out to Gilda Niles and Dions for their generous dontation to our students.

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  • Free and Reduced Lunch

    Attention Monroe County Schools (or school name) families: On January 31st, the free meals that have been offered to all students will end. The Food and Nutrition Services team encourages all potentially eligible families to complete an online application for Free and Reduced Meals if you have not done so. For families who have received a NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION, you are already qualified and therefore do NOT need to fill out an application. If you have any questions, please contact Food and Nutrition Services at (305) 293-1400, or go online to www.keysschools.com/foodservice.

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  • GAE ROCKS READING!

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

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