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  • Awards and Ceremonies LIVE Stream

    Please check out our YouTube page, by clicking below, to view the LIVE Stream of our various End of Year Awards and Ceremonies.   Cant make it for the live viewing?  No problem!  All videos will be saved so that you and your family can access them at a time that is convenient for you!  We are so proud of our Students and Staff on another successful year.

    Click this Hyperlinked Image to YouTube Playlist

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  • 2020-2021 Pre K Promotion Ceremony LIVE

    Join us LIVE for our Pre K Promotion Ceremony.  Click the image below to watch the live stream. Morning classes air at 9:00 a.m. and afternoon classes air at 1:00 p.m.

    Click here to view the Morning Class Live Stream

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    Click here to view the After Noon Class Live Stream

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  • Registration for the  2021-2022 School Year


    Registration packets for the 2021-2022 school year will be available for pick up in the school office from 7:45-3:30 begining May 10th.  Please contact the school office if you have questions.

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    Kindergarten Open Enrollment


    When? Monday-Friday 7:45am-3:30pm

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

    Where? Gerald Adams Elementary

    5855 College Rd.

    305-293-1609 ext. 51300


    Enskripsyon Pou Klas Kindègaden’n  Louvri

    Kilè? Lendi-Vandredi 7:45 am-3:30pm

    Kiyes?Nenpòt timoun ki pral genyen 5 ans  oswa anvan 1 septanm

    Ki kote? Gerald Adams Elemantè


    Inscripción Abierta Para Kindergarten


    ¿Cuándo? Lunes - viernes 7:45 a.m- 3:30 p.m.

    ¿Quién? Cualquier niño/a que cumpla 5 años el 1 de septiembre 2021 o antes

    ¿Dondé? Gerald Adams Elementary

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  • MCSD Summer BEACH Enrichment Camp

    Click here for application

    Up & Atom Summer Camp - During this 2-week program, campers will explore a variety of science topics and activities to engage and excite them through summer science fun! Each day will have a different theme, (Real Reactions, Fun With Physics, In the Kitchen, Take It Outside, Out Of This World, Candy Lab, etc.) and campers will complete a science snack creation, science game, science experiment, STEM challenge, DIY science toy, and STEAM project for each day. Campers will participate in hands-on activities such as making moon slime, lemon volcanos, balloon rockets, catapults, ice cream in a bag, bubble painting, and much more! All levels of science-interested campers welcome! Summer fun has just begun!


    The History Key West Literature Infusion – take a journey through Key West and learn about its history with a focus on Reading and Writing.  Learn about the history of Key West and the famous landmarks around town.


    Performing Arts - CLICK HERE for Flyer 


    GAE Lego Land session will consist of multimodal learning, research through the use of technology, community connections with virtual and in-person field trips, using hands-on activities in which students will collaboratively develop mathematical models, solve problems related to their own lives, communicate their problem solving processes through group sessions and whole-group discussions, present their solutions via poster sessions and presentations, and reflect on their learning. This will develop students' problem solving and reasoning abilities, communication and collaboration skills, and positive attitudes towards mathematics.

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  • Summer School Information

    Please click the links below for information about our summer school offerings.  

    Click here for English

    Click here for Spanish

    Click here for Creole

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  • April PRIDE Teacher/ Staff

    Congratulations to our PRIDE teachers and staff for the month of April!  Teachers: Lauren Brochu and Ashley Henriquez Staff: Shannon Cates and Diana Bylek

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  • Students Celebrate Bilingual Abilities

    Congratulations to our many ELL Students on their accomplishments in language development this year!  Students celebrated their bilingual abilities with a snowcone party.



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  • Keys History Drive Thru

    Join us on Thursday, MArch 18th from 4:30-6:00 for our Title I - Family Engagement Event! This event will include free meals, raffles, and take home learning activities for parents and students.

    Keys History Drive Thru Flyer

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  • Spring Photos - Support PBIS

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    Spring Photos,  March 9-11, $5

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  • Totally Terrific Teacher

    Congratulations to 5th Grade Teachers, Mr. Mike Sommer, who is our Totally Terrific Teacher this week.  A special thank you to Mrs. Rios and @Southernelle for their generous donation of scented candles to reward our teachers.

    Mr. Sommer-  Totally Terrific Teacher

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  • Congratulations to February's PRIDE Teacher and Staff


    Our PRIDE teacher and Staff members are voted on monthy by their coworkers.  This Months winners are Brandie Kelly and Scott Grenauer.

    Mr. G Brandie

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  • "Roll with Inclusion, Inclusion can Chance the World"

    Next week on March 3rd Wednesday Special Olympics will be sponsoring the R-Word  booth. The booth is titled “Roll with Inclusion.” Students are invited to come by and take the pledge to “Roll with Inclusion, Inclusion can change the world!” Special Olympian athletes will be asking everyone to take the pledge, sign the pledge, and giving out a special treat (Tootsie Rolls).


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  • STEM Fair

    Congratulations to all of the 4th and 5th grade Gerald Adams students who competed in the Monroe County Regional STEM Fair this year. Students who placed at our school STEM Fair went on to compete in the Regional STEM fair. We are very proud of all of our students and their hard work in preparing for the virtual STEM fair this year. We had 4 Gerald Adams projects place in their specific categories at the Regional STEM fair.


    Regional Winners:

    Animal Science: 3rd Place - Faith Crump – 5th Grade:

    Project: Rabbit Jumps


                   Behavioral Science: 3rd Place – Jalynn Barreto and Anaiya Marius- 5th Grade

                                  Project: Do boys or girls say hi more.


    Earth and Environmental Science: 2nd Place – Ava Estevez – 5th Grade

                   Project: Durability of Decomposing Straws


    Intelligent Machines, Robotics and Systems: 2nd Place - Liana Brown – 4th Grade

                                  Project: Junkbot

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  • Title I Parent Resource Center

    title i resource reminder


    Our Title I Parent Resource Center is located in our Media Center.  Available resources include free books, Parent Resource Brochures, Community Resources, and AHEC information.  

    The Title I Parent Resource Center islocated in our school library. Call (305)293-1609 to schedule anappointment time to access our freematerials.

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  • Totally Terrific Teacher

    Congratulations to Mrs. O'Connell, our Totally Terrific Teacher!


    Kaitlin O'Connell photo

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  • Please support GAE’s PBIS Program

    Valentine’s Day photo

     February 9-11


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  • Tumbler Fundraiser

    Please check your childs Tuesday envelope for information about our Drinkware Fundraiser.  Or CLICK HERE for more information

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    All forms must be turned in & all online orders must be completed  by 2/16.


    Please make sure all checks are made out to Gerald Adams not the fundraising company.


    The class with the most cup sales will get a party of their choice!

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    Apply NOW to reserve your child’s no cost, FREE exam and eyeglasses!

    Parents of Virtual students can schedule appointments to attend.







    ¡Solicite AHORA para reservar el examen y los anteojos sin costo, gratuito para su hijo! Los padres de los estudiantes virtuales pueden programar citas para asistir


           APLICAR A:



    Reaplike KOUNYE A pou rezève pitit ou a pa gen okenn egzamen pri ak linèt gratis!

    Paran elèv Virtual yo ka pran randevou pou patisipe.





    Click here for more information

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  • Donated Gifts

    Thank you KAte Baldwin and friends for your generous donation of wrapped gifts for our students!

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  • Thank you, Winn Dixie!


    GEA wuld like to thank Winn Dixie for their generous donation of a cake to our teacher and staff luncheon.  

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  • Totally Terrific Teacher

    Congratulations to our Totally Terrific Teacher, Mrs. Greenan-Baker!  A special thank you to Southern Elle Candles for their donation to teachers.

    Mrs. Greenan-Baker

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  • Grinch Photos to Support PBIS

    Students can take Grinchy Photos for $5.00 from 12/9-12/14.  All proceedes bennefit our PBIS Program.


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  • December SAC Meeting

    12/16 @ 8:30 a.m. via Skype

    SAC Flyer

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  • Title I Survey


    Plesae take a moment to complete the Title I Survey for a chance to win prizes, books, passes and more!


    Title I Survey flyer

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  • Community Support for Families in Need

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    If your family is in need of support, especially during this Holiday Season please reach out to any of the organizations below.


    FL Keys Food Pantry Information

    Sister Season Fund has $1000 for qualifying families:

    Applications for financial support through FKOC and United Way are via the following link: and

    Catholic Charities has funding for a variety of covid and non-covid related needs:

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  • Attendance Information

    Sick child information

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  • Thank you, Eagles and Anchors of Sector Key West!

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    Fifth grade would like to say thank you to Eagles and Anchors of Sector Key West for adopting all of our classrooms for the 2020-2021 school year! Their donations will be used to supplement educational materials and provide incentives for the students.

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  • 21st CCLC Program Cancelled

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    Due to Health Department and CDC guidelines, and parent concerns, we will not begin the in person 21st CCLC program on November 30th. School and program administration are closely monitoring case rates within the community and will reassess the start of the in person program in two weeks. All students who have turned in an application will have a spot in the program once it begins and parents will be notified of any planned start dates. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Hogan at 305-293-1400 Ext 53370

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  • Community Resources for our Recovery




    Please clcik HERE for a full list of resources available to our community.




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  • Keys To Be the Change MORE Program

    Gerald Adams is grateful to Amy Harper and the Keys to be the Change  MORE Program.  Their partnership with Monroe County School District has allowed the KTBTC MORE Coordinator, Amy Harper, to serve over 25 students this year. We cannot wait for the day that our adult and youth leader volunteers are able to return to mentoring. Upon completion of each book, students will take it home to share with their siblings while creating a home library.

    Reading Mentor student reader Reading Mentor

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  • Thank you, Key West Rotary!

    GAE would like to thanks the Key West Rotary for their generous support for our families during Thanksgiving.

    Rotary Donation Photo

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  • Thank you, Key West United Methodist Church!


    GAE would like to thank Key West United Methodist Church "Old Stone" for supporting our families during Thanksgiving.

    "Old Stone" donation photo

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  • Totally Terrific Teacher

    Gerald Adams would lik to thank Southern Ell Candles for their support of our Teachers.  Southern Ell has donated candles to provide to teachers to recognize their hard work, especially during these challenging times.  Mrs. Jones was recognized as our shcool first Totally Terrific Teacher.  Mrs. Jones works hard every day to ensure that her students and co workers are prepared and set up for success.  Thank you for being so Terrific Mrs. Jones!  And thank you @Southernell

    Mrs. Jones @southernell candle photo

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  • Pledge Respect Booth

    On Friday, students joined our Special Olympics Team and students form MRs. Shanle and Mrs Warden's classes to Pledge to treat everone with Respect.  Students set up a  booth ito promote Creating a World Of Respect. They encourage everyone to do intentional acts of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. For example: Being Kind, Using words that help not hurt, Giving Hope, Including Others, Showing Respect, Building Others Up, and Being Supportive. They hung posters posted around school to encourage these acts of kindness.

    students in front of pledge

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  • Sign Into the FOCUS Parent Portal

    Parents, please CLICK HERE for instructions on how to create your own Parent Portal Account.  Moving forward, this will be where you will access your child's report card, monitor their grades and communicate with their teacher.

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  • Congratulations to October's Pride Staff Members!


    Teacher(s) of the Month- Mrs. Jones (Kindergarten) and Ms. LAckey (4th Grade)

    Mrs. Jones Ms. Lackey

    Staff of the Month- Mrs. Record

    MRs. Record

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  • Thank you, Key West Winn Dixie!

    GAE would like to thank our Key West Winn Dixie for their generous donation of a beautiful cake to show appreciation to our hard working teachers! It was delicious!

    Teachers with cake

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  • Teacher of the Year: Maureen Cattieu

    GAE is proud to announce Mrs. Maureen Catteiu as our Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021.  Mrs. Cattieu currently works as our 1st and 2nd Grade ELL Teacher and is a fierce advocate for her students and families.  She works tirelessly to ensure that our students are progressing in academic and language development while maintaining pride for their native culture.  Mrs. Cattieu approches every situation with positiity and professionlism and we are proud to call her a GAE Dolphin!  Congratulations, Mrs. Cattieu!

    Teacher of the Year

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  • Students Interview School Leaders

    VP and student photo Principal and Student

    The students in Ms. Gaetano, Mrs. Hall, and Mrs. Taylor’s class have been learning about leaders and reporting the news in Social Studies.  They were eager to interview our new leaders at GAE, Dr. Sheer and Mrs. Holmes.  They want to thank them for taking time out of their busy day to give these “reporters” this wonderful opportunity.

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  • Reading Scholarship Accounts

    Reading Scholarship Accounts - available for students in grades 3 through 5. 

    Click below for application requirements:

    Parents of students who meet requirements may apply using the attached form by going to the Step Up For Students website. Parents who have additional questions may email, or call 877-735-7837.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have questions related to this requirement, please contact Kate Goff. She can be reached by email at or by telephone at 850-245-0502.

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  • FDOH-Monroe Flu Vaccine “DRIVE THRU” Event


    The Florida Department of Health- Monroe is offering flu vaccines for all Monroe County School District students ages 5-18 at a “DRIVE THRU” event. There is never an out of pocket cost for children’s vaccines. *If you have insurance that covers vaccines we may bill for those.*

    This event will be a “DRIVE THRU” event. You will NOT get out of your car. You will drive up and the vaccine will be administered to your child while they are in your vehicle.
    **Everyone in the vehicle will be REQUIRED to wear a mask.

    WHERE: College of the Florida Keys (formerly FL Keys Comm. College) on Stock Island
    WHEN: Saturday, October 3rd. Hours will be from 9:00 AM –12:00 PM *SEE SCHEDULE BELOW*
    ***LAST NAME STARTS WITH: IJKLMNOP come from 10A-11A
    ***LAST NAME STARTS WITH: QRSTUVWXYZ come from 11A to noon
    *** If you are not able to come at your designated time slot listed above, come anytime.

    REGISTRATION FORM: Fill out and bring COPY with you to the “DRIVE THRU” CLICK HERE

    VIS: Review the Vaccine Information Statement sheet (you do not need to print or sign)

    If you are planning to attend, you MUST contact your school health clinic to give your information and we can plan for you.*numbers listed below OR for schools without a nurse, Dana Portillo, RN (email below)
    Gerald Adams Elementary 305-293-1609 x 5130


    We look forward to helping you keep your child healthy during the upcoming FLU season!!

    Yours in Health,
    Dana Portillo, RN, BA
    FDOH/MCSD School Health Coordinator

    For questions, Please contact:

    Dana Portillo, RNC, BA

    FDOH-Monroe School Health Coordinator

    Monroe County School District

    FDOH-Monroe School Based Dental Sealant Program Manager

    Florida Department of Health in Monroe County | |

    Phone#: 305-587-7703; Fax available upon request


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    Gerald Adams Elementary and students from Mrs. Perez's class would like to thank the Silver Liners for their generous donation of an iPad to their class.  

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  • September SAC Flyer

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    Back to School Pictures


    Cost: $5.00

    Why: Support PBIS

    When: September 9-17


    PBIS Photo Booth

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  • Access Testing Information


     Grades 1-5 Access

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    SAC Meeting flyer


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    Click here to view the PDF of our Lunch Delivery Schedule

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    link to flyers for social worker support

    Click here for more information about available supports for your family.


    link to virtual learning expectations


    Click Here for more information about Student Behavior Expectations in the Virtual Learning Environment.


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  • Back to School Message

    To all of our Safer Smarter Kids in the Florida Keys – here’s a very special back-to-school message just for you from our Safer Smarter friends, Lauren and Buddy.

    Click the link to listen and sing along.

    safe smarter kids link

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  • Materials Distribution Schedule

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  • info for parents


    Click HERE for Spanish


    Beryl Morgan

    Director of Federal Programs

    Monroe County School District

    (305)293-1400 ext. 53368


    Courtney Walker

    Interim State Coordinator

    Homeless Education Program

    (850)245 9946

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  • virtual start date

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  • Please Read the Following Statement for Information About the Start of the School Year

    GAE Community,

    With the recent announcement of MCSD schools opening virtually, we wanted to let you know that we have been preparing for this possibility for months and we are ready to launch! While nothing can compare to having our students face-to-face learning in school, please be assured that our teachers have been researching, collaborating, and building their virtual platforms. We’ve learned a lot since March, and believe you will be pleased with the outcome. Here are a few things you can expect from us in the very near future:

    1. Your child’s teacher will make personal contact with you on August 6th or 7th to guide your family into the new school year and answer any questions/ concerns you have at the time.
    2. Each grade level will have a designated day during the week of August 10th through 14th to come to GAE to pick up a Chromebook (if needed), fill out beginning-of-the-year paperwork, and receive applicable resources from teachers.We will have staff in the front of the school, ready to assist. All you will need to do is pull your car into the drop-off circle and wait for assistance.
    3. When your child begins virtual learning on August 13th or 17th, he/she will be greeted with a personalized, interactive experience which allows for flexibility, but also has an increased focus on individualized instruction.

    At GAE, we’ve made it our personal mission to be the best at what we do. We are ready for virtual instruction. It is going to be fun, meaningful, and targeted. When the time comes for us to return to face-to-face instruction, we are ready to make a smooth transition with safety as the top priority.

    See you soon!

    -Your Dolphin Family


    Link to message from Superintendent Axford:


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  • GAE is open for business

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  • Free/Reduced School Lunch Application

    Parents/Guardians, the Free/Reduced School Meal Benefits Application is available at:

    If you think that your children may qualify for meal benefits, NOW is the time to complete an application.


    Please note that an application needs to be completed EVERY YEAR. Your child’s meal benefit status from the 2019-2020 school year will carry over but WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 24TH.

    If you have any questions please contact the Food Services Student Eligibility Coordinator at (305) 293-1400 x 53356.

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  • Please Complete the Parent Survey (avalaible in 3 languages)


    Link to Survey

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  • A Letter from GAE Principal, Dr. Kyle Sheer

    GAE Family and Friends,

    In spite of the challenges we are all facing, I hope this message finds you and your family in good health and positive spirit. In March, as the country shut down, and schools turned to fully virtual instruction, you had to quickly learn to balance your children’s education with your own work responsibilities, and in some cases, search for a new job altogether. I speak for all of our teachers and support staff when I say that we’ve seen your efforts, we’ve felt your struggles, and we stand with you 100 percent. Your children are the reason we’re here, and we will stop at nothing to support you in supporting them.

    I wish I could say that we’re going to resume normal operations in 2020-2021, and everything will function as it did before Spring Break, but we all know that’s simply not the case. When we do return to school, things are going to look quite different, but our commitment to you will remain as strong as ever. Many of our teachers have already returned to school to adjust lunch/recess schedules, rearrange classroom furniture to enable social distancing, and to find pre-emptive solutions for questions that are sure to arise. We don’t have all of the answers, but we are working diligently to prioritize health and safety for all students and staff.

    If you have not already had a chance, please become familiar with the attached documents. The MCSD Back to School Task Force has created a comprehensive plan. It will answer a lot of your questions and will hopefully alleviate some concerns, while providing you with options for your child’s delivery of instruction. Our job at the school level is to take the plan and customize it to meet the unique needs of GAE. 

    The question on everyone’s mind is, “Will the school year start off with face-to-face instruction, or will we continue with virtual instruction?” The short answer is, Gerald Adams Elementary, and all of MCSD, will follow the guidance of the Health Department. If the Health Department tells us it is safe to return to school, we will do so with an abundance of caution. If they tell us that it’s too risky for students and staff to return, we are ready to deploy virtual instruction until it is safe.

    On behalf of the entire GAE family, thank you for your partnership. We look forward to seeing you and your children in the near future. Stay safe.

    Kyle Sheer


    Gerald Adams Elementary School



    Please Review the following attachments:


    MCSD Procedures June 2020 (English): Click Here!

    MCSD Procedures June 2020 (Spanish): Click Here!

    MCSD Procedures June 2020 (Creole): Click Here!



    MCSD Draft Guidebook for Reopening Schools: Click Here!



    Monroe Virtual School enrollment for those considering virtual school for 2020-2021: Click Here!


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  • Summer Boost is Face-to-Face

    The MCSD Summer Boost will be face to face on campus from July 13th-July 31s t  from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.  Grab and go breakfast and lunches will be provided.  The Bus Route schedule is posted below.   Please see the attched flyer for information regarding handwashing, masks, and social distancing.  Click here for English, Spanish, and Creole flyers.

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    Masks, Hand Washing, and Social Distancing flyer

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  • Public Health


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  • Summer School Site Reminder

    Summer Site reminder flyer


    CLICK HERE for Spanish

    CLICK HERE for Creole

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  • Summer Meal Program


    After this week, from June 8th through July 31st MCSD will be providing meals Monday-Wednesday-Friday.  Multiple meals will be provided on each pick up date (same number of meals, just fewer pick-ups). 

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  • CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2020

    Graduation Movie

    Please join us at 12:00 pm to view the Graduation Ceremony for our graduates!

    Click Here to see the video!





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  • Important Information for Parents:

    Thank you for your support during our transition to virual learning.  Please see the following documents for important information regarding the end of the school year.

    Click here for ENGLISH

    Click here for SPANISH

    Click here for CREOLE

    information flyer


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  • Are You considering Virtual School?

    Complete a brief survey by clicking HERE to receive information and updates about MCSD's options and enrollment for Virtual School



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  • PRIDE students

    PRIDE Staff

    PRIDE Shout Out

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  • Summer flyer


    Click HERE for more information.

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    Dr. Sheer

    MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Current Gerald Adams assistant principal, Dr. Kyle Sheer, has been chosen as the school’s next principal, according to Superintendent Mark Porter.  Sheer, will take over for current principal Dr. Fran Herrin, who moves to the district’s Executive Director of Teaching and Learning role beginning 2020-2021 school year.


    “Dr. Sheer has been a stellar educator in Monroe County for the past 12 years,” Porter said.  “He is a natural leader, who encourages growth and development among his staff and students, alike.  His exemplary work as GAE assistant principal, makes him the ideal candidate for the job.” 


    Sheer, an Ohio native, came to Monroe County in 2008, after five years as a reading teacher and literacy coach in Pinellas County.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ohio University (Athens), as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership/ Higher Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  Sheer spent his first five years in the Monroe County School District at Horace O’Bryant School as a middle school reading and American history teacher, also serving as a team leader and on the Building Level Planning Team (BLPT).  Sheer’s devotion and commitment made him a student and staff favorite, earning him Teacher of the Year and KW Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Quarter during his time at the school.


    Sheer has spent the last six years as Gerald Adam’s assistant principal, where he is revered for his dedication, focus, and calm demeanor, while purposely ensuring that each individual student can learn and develop as a whole child.  During his time at GAE, Sheer has played an important role in the planning and implementation of many of the school’s programs, such as the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program, which has earned the prestigious Gold Status since its inception and StoryBook Treasures, a non-profit literacy program that has put thousands of free books into students' homes.  Sheer was also instrumental in the planning, construction, and transition to the new school building, which was awarded the Florida Education Facilities Planners Association (FEFPA) 1st place design.


    The 2016-2017 MCSD Assistant Principal of the Year is praised by his staff for always encouraging and supporting teachers and staff to be the best educators they can possibly be.


    “Dr. Sheer has been an asset to GAE since the day he started,” stated GAE teacher and BLPT member, Ashley Henriquez.  “Each day he proves his dedication to the students and staff of GAE, through leadership, compassion, fairness, consistency, and a listening ear.  His main vision and focus is always on what benefits our students.”


    Veteran teacher, Katie Catena, has also worked with Sheer since he started at GAE and is excited that he will be the school’s new principal.  “Dr. Sheer exhibits leadership skills that benefit the staff, parents, and students of Gerald Adams,” Catena said.  “He embraces the cultural diversity that represents our school and will continue to be an invaluable asset as our principal.”


    In addition to the support of his GAE students, parents and staff, Sheer has the glowing support of his principal and mentor, Dr. Fran Herrin, who is more than confident in handing him the reins.  “I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Sheer for six years.  During this time, Kyle has made a true impact on Gerald Adams School,” Herrin stated.  “He is caring, genuine and has a true love of students and our staff.  He is passionate about learning and providing all students with the optimal opportunities for success.  I am thrilled that Dr. Sheer will lead this amazing staff to continued success.”


    Sheer and his wife Sarah, also a MCSD educator, have two children, Hudson (age 4) and Kennedy (age 2).  He is honored to be selected as the new principal of the school where his children will start attending soon.


    “I am excited to be entrusted to carry on the long, rich tradition of Gerald Adams. Whole-child education has been, and will always be, the cornerstone of our school,” Sheer said.  “We have a powerful team of educators who share an appreciation of diversity and believe that their students’ potential is limitless. I consider myself lucky to be part of this school community.”


    Theresa Axford, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning and incoming Superintendent has full confidence in Sheer’s ability to lead GAE.  “Dr. Sheer has a true heart for teaching and learning,” Axford stated.  “GAE will continue to flourish under his leadership.”

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  • Congratulations to our PRIDE students of the week!

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  • Kindergarten Round Up!

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    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 8 and throughout the summer.

    Please click below to access the registration packet: 

    English Registration Information

    Creole Registration Information

    Spanish Registration Information


    Due to safety reasons, all registration forms must be submitted electronically to We apologise for any inconvenience.

    If you have further questions, please contact:

    Tyresa Butler

    (305) 293-1609 Ext.51300

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  • Yearbooks for Sale!

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    CLICK HERE to buy your Gerald Adams Elementary 2019-2020 Yearbook. You will need you students last name and their student ID number (44+lunch number+0).  Contact your child's teachers if your student does not know their ID number.


    If you need further assistance, please click to access the PARENT INSTRUCTIONS for purchasing your yearbook.

     yearbook cover


    Contact Rebecca Romito, our school Bookkeeper, if you have further questions at 305-293-1609 ext 51304



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  • 21ST CCLC Stakeholders’ Surveys:



    Please complete 2019-2020 End-of-Year Survey:

    Adult Family Member of a Student Participating in the 21st CCLC Program

    These surveys are available in English, Spanish, and Creole.

    For the first question,  Gerald Adams is school number 283 on the list.

    For the best experience, we recommend using the latest version of your preferred browser. If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the stakeholders’ surveys, please email



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  • Superintendent's Remarkable Readers Award

    Be sure to follow the Literacy in Monroe County School District Facebook Page to stay up to date on all the great things going on in the Literacy world.

    Reading Awards

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  • PRIDE Students - Week of 4/27/20

    Congratulations to our PRIDE students!  Keep up the great work!

    Pride Student Slide


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  • Digital Book Fair! May 4 - May 17

    book fair poster

    Click the link below to access our school's Scholastic Store Online!

    Starting on Monday, May 4th and running until May 17th, you can go to this page and there will be a button that will say "Shop Now" and it will take you to the Scholastic Store Online, where you will be able to shop. Anything you buy will be mailed to your home, and if you spend $25.00, the shipping is FREE!

    As long as you enter through the homepage, we will receive 25% of your purchase in Scholastic Dollars to buy books for the Media Center.

    The School District is going to make sure that you can access the Scholastic Store from your Chromebooks...but it may take a little while on Monday to make that happen.

    This won't be as much fun as the real Book Fair, but I wanted you to be able to see new books and maybe stock up on a few for summer reading. I'll include a link to the new Book Fair paper here:

    Enjoy Browsing!

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  • Pride


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  • To all MCSD Students, Families, and Staff:

    It is normal to feel sad, mad, or worried during these times. If you feel like completely giving up or are having thoughts of suicide, get help. Stay in touch with family and friends, find a support network, and talk with a trusted adult. Getting involved with others can help. For more information, talk to your school counselor. Mental health matters. You matter.

    mental Health Flyer

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  • Mangrove Mike Serving Hot Meals on April 22


    On Wednesday, April 22, Islamorada Mayor Mike Forster, owner of Mangrove Mike’s will be providing free hot meals in Key West from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglass Gym on Olivia Street.

    Since March 20th, Mangrove Mike’s Endeavors has provided hot lunches for thousands of people in Islamorada and Marathon. Last week, with the help of many volunteers, he provided over 700 hot meals to Key West residents.

    People can drive through or walk up, so long as they maintain proper physical distances. All meals will be bagged and ready to go. The hot meals include a protein, starch, vegetable, salad and a sweet treat.

    For more information about these efforts to feed those in need, go to


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  • Keeping Kids Safe Online

    MCSD Safety and Security Director, Jason Brown, has shared resources for parents to keep their kids safe online.  


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  • Congratulations to our PRIDE Students of the Week!

    PRIDE students

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  • School Campus Closed - Online Learning Continues


    school campus closed


    Gerald Adams Elementary, and all other MCSD schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.  Students will continue online learning at home.  Our teachers and staff are working very hard to ensure that our time apart runs smoothly for students and families.  Please do not hesistate to reach out to any of our GAE staff if your family needs anything.

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  • Parent Support Group

    Parent Support Group

    Feelingstressedoranxious? Feelingsociallyisolated? About to lose your mind with home instruction?  Need a safe place to vent or simply connect with others?

    Join us for a weekly virtual support group via Google Meet.

    If interested, send an email to 

    Parent support Group Flyer


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  • School Closed until May 1

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  • Give your Child a HEAD START

    Open Enrollment 2020-2021

         Monroe County Public School's Head Start program is a federal grant program under the Monroe County School District. The district encompasses over 100 miles of island with 4 sites from Key Largo to Key West. Head Start offers free preschool for income eligible children and a percentage of children with disabilities to prepare them for Kindergarten and school success.

           Children who attend Head Start participate in school-readiness curriculum that includes literacy, language, science, mathematics, and social-emotional development. They also receive medical and dental services, have healthy meals and enjoy playing safely indoors and outdoors. 

           In addition to the educational services, family involvement is at the core of our success. Parents/Guardians are provided with the unique opportunity in Head Start to participate in the program and planning decision-making process. Each parent/guardian who has a child enrolled in the Head Start program is automatically a member of the parent committee group at the respective center. Parent/Guardians are also elected by their peers to serve on policy council.

    Please click the following links for more information about application.





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  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers

    Notice of Intent to Apply

    TAPS 21B030 - Statewide

         This letter is to serve as formal notice that Monroe County School District intends to enter into the 2020-2021 grant competition for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC).

         The purpose of 21st Century Community Learning Centers is to provide opportunities during non-school hours for academic enrichment. These opportunities include tutorial services, homework help, youth development activities, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, and career and technical programs. 21st Century Community Learning Centers also provide opportunities for adult family members to participate in their child’s education by taking part in activities and information sessions.

          Monroe County currently operates a 21st Century Community Learning Center program at Gerald Adam’s Elementary School, which is in its final program year. This Notice of Intent to Apply for the 2020-2021 grant competition would potentially launch a new program period and would continue to provide Gerald Adams students with additional academic opportunities.


    Elizabeth Hogan

    Federal Programs Project Coordinator

    Monroe County School District

    Key West, FL

    Notice of Intent to Apply PDF


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  • Updated AHEC and Teledoc Info

    AHEC has updated their school AHEC clinic locations and information. Additionally they are going to begin Telehealth Services. Now patients may stay at home and have their health visit conducted via our HIPAA compliant video system. Keys AHEC Health Centers is now offering Telehealth Medical Visits right from your Home. Student and current patients may call Keys AHEC at 305 743 7111 ext. 210 to schedule a visit from Home.

    Our goal is to keep all of you safe while providing the health care you need. Telehealth visits may be done from your computer or smartphone. Call Jennifer today to schedule your appointment. All the same protocols remain in place for onsite visits where patients will be assessed for COVID 19 prior to ever entering the bldg. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.

    Click here for Teledoc Instructions

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  • Please click the link to access Frequently Asked Questions regarding our transition to Virtual Learning.


    English: FAQ

    Spanish: FAQ

    Hatian Creole: FAQ

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    All students will begin virtual instruction on Wednesday, April 1, 2020Gerald Adams Elementary will begin Chromebook distribution for students who do not have access to a device will begin on Thursday in front of the school.  A parent must be present to pick up and sign for a chromebook at that time.  Device pick up will continue on the following days:



    Thursday March 26th: 11-2

    Friday March 27th: 9-12 AND 1-3

    Monday March 30th: 10-12

    Tuesday March 31st: 1-3

    Wednesday April 1st: 9-12



    Todos los estudiantes comenzarán la instrucción virtual el miércoles 1 de abril de 2020. Gerald Adams Elementary  comenzará la distribución de Chromebook para los estudiantes que no tengan acceso a un dispositivo comenzará el jueves frente a la escuela.  Un padre debe estar presente para recoger y firmar un chromebook en ese momento.  La recogida del dispositivo continuará los siguientes días:



    Thursday March 26th: 11-2

    Friday March 27th: 9-12 AND 1-3

    Monday March 30th: 10-12

    Tuesday March 31st: 1-3

    Wednesday April 1st: 9-12



    Tout elèv yo ap kòmanse ansèyman vityèl nan Mèkredi 1ye avril 2020. Gerald Adams Elementary  ap kòmanse distribisyon Chromebook pou elèv ki pa gen aksè a yon aparèy ki pral kòmanse nan Jedi devan lekòl la. Yon paran dwe prezan pou ranmase ak siyen pou yon chromebook nan moman sa a. Aparèy ranmase ap kontinye sou jou sa yo:



    Thursday March 26th: 11-2

    Friday March 27th: 9-12 AND 1-3

    Monday March 30th: 10-12

    Tuesday March 31st: 1-3

    Wednesday April 1st: 9-12

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  • Families in need of a device for virtual learning can pick up a student Chromebook from GAE at the following times:


    Thursday March 26th: 11-2

    Friday March 27th: 9-12 AND 1-3

    Monday March 30th: 10-12

    Tuesday March 31st: 1-3

    Wednesday April 1st: 9-12


    **Important- Please pull into the main pickup circle and remain in your car. A GAE staff member will come to your car with paperwork and the device.

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  • Message to parents

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  • FREE Snacks  
    Free snacks are being offered to students up to age 18 at the following locations during spring break.

    Flyer for free snacks  

    Come join the SOS Foundation for FREE SNACKS during Spring Break!  March 16-20th at Bernstein Park from 3:15-4:45 EVERY DAY!  Snack are free for children and teens 18 an under.  No income or ID necessary.

    Free snack flyer

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  • GAE Dolphin Special Olympian 

    Gerald Adams is proud of our GAE Dolphin Special Olympian athletes who competed in the Special Olympics Bocce Ball tournament.  We are especially proud of 5th Grader, Joel, who wont first place and will be representing our school at the District 9 Championships at North Broward Preporatory School on March 21st!  Way to go!

    1st Place winner photo Bocce Team Photo

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  • Vote YES sticker  “Renew the Promise” – Flexible Spending for the Monroe County Schools – March 17, 2020:  Since 2004 the voters of Monroe County have authorized the school board to levy .5 mils to be used for operating expenses.  This authorization is required to be renewed every four years (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020). This referendum generates $1765 per student for ALL schools.  We hope you find time during our Spring Break to VOTE to renew school funding.

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  • Celebrate Literacy Week Calendar

    Please see the calendar below for the many ways we will choose to celebrate our upcoming Literacy Week!

    literacy week schedule

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  • Reading Scholarship Accounts

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    Dear Parent,


    We are required to notify you of Reading Scholarship Accounts - available for students in grades 3 through 5 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and scored below a Level 3 on the grade 3 or grade 4 statewide, standardized English Language Arts assessment in the prior school year. Students who are enrolled in a program or receiving services to meet the needs of English Language Learners will receive priority.


    Monroe County School District does not offer fee-based services or manage this program.


    Please see this website for additional information.

    Contact Krystle Morrison at, if you have any questions regarding reading scholarships.



    Querido padre,


    El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Monroe tiene la obligación de notificarle una Cuenta de Lectura: disponible para estudiantes de tercer a quinto grado que están matriculados en una escuela pública en la Florida y tienen un nivel por debajo del nivel tres en el examen estatal del tercer  o cuarto grado del año escolar anterior. Los estudiantes que están inscritos en un programa o reciben servicios para aprender inglés recibirán prioridad.


    El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Monroe no ofrece servicios basados en honorarios ni administra este programa.

    Por favor, consulte este sitio web para obtener información adicional.


    Para más información, póngase en contacto con:

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    Get Splashed along the way!

    finisher medal image

    Puzzle Piece Finisher Medals



    Info & Register at:

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  • LAST CHANCE to have your voice heard!

    MCSD logo

    Please click the following link to complete the 2018-2019 Title I Survey.


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  • Jenny's Penguin Patch Kids' Holiday Shop


    The Holiday Store opens on Monday, December 9-13.  If you would like your child to purchase gifts for family/friends, please send money inside the gift envelope provided by your child's Tuesday Envelope.   Remember to write your childs name and the amount on the envelope.

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    Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay

    4th Grade Music Show

    Please join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019  at 6:00 PM as the 4th graders perform Rock and Roll is Here to Stay.

    rock and roll flyer with band


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  • Gerald Adams Music Program

    Spirit Day at Hurricane Hole

    music note clip art  

    WHEN: Sunday, December 8th 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

         WHERE: 5130 Overseas Hwy #1, Key West, FL 33040


    Tell your server that you want to support Gerald Adams Music Program, and Hurricane Hole will donate 10% of your purchase to our music program.  Donated funds will be used to purchase new instruments and music.

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  • Fall Pictures - $5.00

    Fall Photo


    Students may pose for Fall Picutres on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (11/19-11/21).  Photos cost $5.00.

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  • Thank you to all of the dads and fatherly figures that shared breakfast with us at school.  We hope you had as much fun as we did!

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  • Storybook Treasures

    storybook treasures logo with book


    Gerald Adams Elementary is excited to partner with Story Book Treasures again this year to bring the love of reading to our PreK through 3rd grade students!  Storybook Treasures!  StoryBook Treasures is a PK - 3rd grade school based literacy program where everything needed to implement the program is delivered directly to classroom teachers 5 times per school year.  For more information, please visit-->


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    start with hello

    Students will be working to make GAE a safe and fun place to learn by practicing how to be inclusive.  Students in K-5 are invited to participate in the following activities for the week! 


    Monday, September 23

    Grades 2-5 assembly to kick off SWHW

    Students in club will greet other students at the doors to welcome them to Start With Hello Week..


    Student Assembly

    9:00: 2-3

    9:45: 4-5


    Wear YELLOW to kick a week full of sunshine.

    Tuesday, September 24

    Social Media Day

        A photo booth will be set up in the main area with a big poster with the word kind on it.  Students will pose as the I in kind.  “Be the I in kind.”


    SWH Club will meet in Millender’s room at 7:45-8:15 for Start With Hello.



    Make rocks with kind sayings on them and pass them out during lunch. 



    Wednesday, September 25

    Dad’s to School day


    Donuts for Dad.  Fathers and father figures are welcome to come to school to show the importance of community and being involved.


    We will continue to take photos.  Students will pose for the I in Kind.


    Share a book with someone new in your class.


    Thursday, September 26

    Name Chain


    Each class will get yellow and green strips of paper. Students and staff will put their name on a strip.  We will connect the chain together and hang it in the school to show how we are all connected as a community. .


    September 27

    Say Hello with a Book

      Make an individual or group poster modeling what “Start With Hello” should look like.


    Read with someone new in class.


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    photo accepting check from USCG

    Russell Udink presented a check for $200.00 to Gerald Adams Elementary School from The Southernmost Chief Petty Officer Association. The money will help pay for our fifth graders to attend a meet and greet with local author Meg Cabot at the Key West Public Library. Students will have the opportunity to listen to her read a chapter from her new graphic novel Black Canary Ignite and each will receive a signed copy. We appreciate your support and generous donation!

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  • Calling all FATHERS and FATHER FIGURES!

    Our Gerald Adam's family would like to celebrate all fathers and father figures and the important role they have in the healthy development and growth of our children.  Please join us on September 25th in the school cafeteria.

    dads take your child to school text

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  • Family Friendly Movie Night

    family movie night text and popcorn

    Please join us for an evening of fun at GAE!

    FREE popcorn, juice boxes, and snow cones!

    Thursday, September 5th


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  • NO SCHOOL Monday 9/2 and Tuesday9/3

    caution sign in front of cloud

    Due to Hurricane Dorian, MCSD has made the decision to close school on Tuesday.  Please have a safe weekend.

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    Apply for Free or Reduced Meals!

    salad clip art

    If you feel your student(s) may qualify for either free or reduced priced meals, please go to and click on the "Free and Reduced Meal Application" tab on the left-hand side of the main page.  This will direct you to the online application portal.

    Students who qualified for free or reduced priced meals last year will lose their status on September 25th unless a new application is submitted and approved.

    Parents/guardians can manage money on their students' accounts by going to the Food Services page on the website (under Resources-Parents) and click on the "Student Meal Payments" tab.



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  • Title I Welcome Back Event

    Students Reading

    Please join us for Title I Family Night on September 10th at 5:30.


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  • Thank You, Keys Energy!

    Gerald Adams 5th Graders would like to thank Key Energy for donating backpacks for students.

    students wearing backpacks

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  • Thank you, Perry Hotel!

    Perry Hotel Logo

    Our Gerald Adams family would like to thank The Perry Hotel for their generous dontation. We are so very graeful for your donation to our lunch program.

    big check

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  • Welcome Back!

    Pencil Drawig

    We are so excited to welcome our students back for the 2019-2020 school year!  We look forward to seeing all of our families for these upcoming dates.


    August 13th 1:00 p.m.


    August 14th


    September 10th 6:00 p.m.

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    School Supply Lists for the 2019-2020 School Year

    Please click the link to view your school supply list for the 2019-2020 school year



    Kindergarten Supply List

    Mrs. Perez Supply List

    Kindergarten Supply List for Parents Who Do Not Wish to Donate

    First Grade:

    First Grade Supply List

    Second Grade:

    Second Grade Supply List

    Third Grade:

    Third Grade Supply List

    Fourth Grade:

    Fourth Grade Supply List

    Fifth Grade:

    Fifth Grade Supply List

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  • 21st Century Bus Pick Up Schedule


    Oceanwalk will be the 1st stop on Route 3 in the morning and the last stop on Route 3 in the afternoon. 


    Approx. 7:30 in the morning and 2:54 in the afternoon

    bus schedule


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  • apple

    PARENT ENGAGEMENT NIGHT for 21st CCLC families

    Please join us for this wonderful learning opportunity.

    Positive Discipline for Kids

     5/20/19-5:45 pm



    REMINDER: Last Day of 21st Century is on Wednesday.



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  • Summer School 2019

    Summer School/ESY Dates:    June 10-July 3 (June 7th Teacher Planning Day)

    3rd Grade:                              June 10-July 3


    VPK:                                       June 3-July 15


    21st Century:                           

    June 10-July 18

    POI (VPK-5) (Including GAE, HOB K-5, and POI K-5 students)      8:15-2:15


    Boost & EOC Boot Camp:

    FSA/EOC Testing:  TBA

    Dates for boost:      TBA


    Transportation does not plan to transport VPK.

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  • 21st-Century Parent Engagement Night

    Please join us for an informational seesion as part of our Parent Engegement Night.

    Topic: Tips for parents to help their child succeed

    April 25th at 5:45 in the parent engagement room.

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  • Grades 3-5 Math FSA Review 


    Attention 3rd-5th graders!  Please join us for a review day to help prepare for the Math FSA on Saturday, May 4th from 9-1:00.  Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  Permission slips are required.  We hope to see you there!


    Math FSA Review Flyer

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  • Buy 1, Get 1 Book Fair!

     steps to set up ewallet

    April 22-26th in the Media Center

    Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available.


    Click here -->


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  • Title I Survey

    your voice matters

    Parents and families, please take a moment to click the link and take a survey.  We appreciate your feedback!


    Title I Use of Funds:

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  • pencil writing

    Parent Engagement Survey

    Here at GAE, we are continually working to serve our students and families, please take moment to complete the Parent and Family Engagement survey by clicking the link below.


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  • 21st Century Family Engagement Night

    report card image

    Please join us March 26th at 5:45 p.m. for a Family Engagement Night in the GAE Cafeteria.  Topics being discussing include "Understanding Student Report Cards."

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  • Pledge to Respect

    students pledging respect

    2019 Gerald Adams Dolphins Special Olympics Bocce Players and Unified partners sponsored The Pledge to Respect Booth.  They invited students to Pledge to Respect and then sign the Pledge Poster.  They also held  a drawing for PLEDGE TO RESPECT shirts and bracelets, along with a candy treat !

    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.

    The PLEDGE TO RESPECT booth provided an opportunity to discuss with 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 ethnicity.

    Students did a great job helping  to create a more socially inclusive school environment.

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    GAE 2019 Special Olympics Bocce Team

    Congratulations to our 2019 Gerald Adams Dolphins  Special Olympics Bocce Team!  Our young athletes demontrate strength, perseverance, and sportsmanship both on and off the court.

    bocce team photo bocce team parade

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  • 21st Century Announcements


    Attendance is mandatory to ensure your child’s spot in the program.  If your child has seasonal sports, doctor’s appointments, or engagements throughout the school year, please communicate this with Ashley Henriquez, so the absence may be excused.  5 unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the program.  (ASHLEY.HENRIQUEZ@KEYSSCHOOLS.COM)


    Students are to be picked up between 5:20-5:30 daily Monday thru Thursday, or a bus service is provided.  Picking up students early without a valid excuse will also result in removal from the program. 

    Fridays the program is offered, however there is no bus service on Fridays and the program ends at 5:00 P.M. (sharp).


    Picking up students late will result in a $10.00 daycare fee, as staff is not available after 5:30, the fee will have to be paid in full before your child may attend the program again.  If 2 absences accrue due to non-payment, the spot will be given to another child.  On early release days, 21st Century is not available, however Daycare is available for $10.00 (for just the half day).


    Good behavior is expected in the after school program as the program is a privilege, if issues arise and are re-occurring; dismissal from the program may result.


    The students in 21st Century are allotted approximately 25 minutes to do homework, thereafter they do Project Based Learning, where an essential question is asked and by completing a hands on project, they answer the question posed to them.  Thereafter, students partake in “SPARK” a physical activity program, gardening, hip hop dance, ballet, yoga, computer lab, reader’s theatre, step boxing, flag football, and/or art club.  If any parent has an interest or talent that you would like to share with our students, MCSD approved parent volunteers are ALWAYS  WELCOME! 


    Oct. 16 Local service providers/Parent university    

    FEB 28ST Home Financial Management

    March 26 Understanding Student report cards   

    APRIL 25 Ways to Support Your Child’s education

    MAY 1 Making Healthy Decisions                          

     MAY 23 Positive Discipline for Kids

    Workshops will begin at 5:45

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    Students are invited to participate in Read Across America February 25 th - March 1st.  Please see the following schedule below to find out how your child's grade level plans to participate.



    February 25

    · Pre-k will decorate their doors

    · K-2 Crazy Socks

    · 3-Horton Hatches the Egg

    · 4-Hat Day

    · 5-Green Eggs and Green Clothes

    February 26
    Half Day

    · Pre-k Crazy Socks

    · K-2 Hat Day

    · 3-Dr. Seuss Readers Theater

    · 4-Crazy Socks

    · 5– Book Tasting


    February 27

    · Pre-k Zoo writing activity

    · K-Dr. Seuss Photo Booth

    · 2-Wacky hair and clothes

    · 3-Writing Activity

    · 4-Wear GREEN!

    · 5– Lorax Writing Activity

    February 28

    · Pre-k Hat/Crazy Hair day

    · K-1 The Lorax Writing Activity

    · 3-Readers Theaters

    · 4-Dress like twins

    · 5-Author Study


    March 1

    · Pre-k-2 and 4th grade Pajama Day

    · 3-Perform Readers Theaters

    · 5– Readers Theatre

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  • Fintastic 5K

    It's that time of year again!!!  Join us for another FINTASTIC 5K.  This years race will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 a.m. @Salute.  There will be a silent auction after the race with many wonderful prizes including art, gift certificates, gift baskets and more!  Please visit our website for furthing information and registration!  If you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact

    poster for Fintastic 5K  

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  • Spring Break Coral Camp for Kids

    fish image

    Reef Relief is offering our third annual Spring Break Coral Camp and spots are filling up quickly! 6-12 year old youths will have the chance to explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities.  Activities include science and art projects in addition to exciting field trips around Key West, as well as multiple days of snorkeling.


    Spring Break Coral Camp begins March 18th-March 22th.  This one-week session is limited to 25 campers. Coral Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm.  Camp fees are $225 per child per week. 


    For more information about registration call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100 or email  Download registration forms at



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  • Thank You Dions

    chicken with sunglasses logo


    Gerald Adams would like to thank Dions Chicken for their dontation of $500.00 to our school.  Dions has been a longtime supporter of our school through the Exon Mobil Educational Alliance grant.

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  • Community Training Opportunity


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    A seven week Community Training opportunity is available to help parents of pre-school children or children with autism and other developmental delays (ages 8 or younger) learn effective ways of teaching their children how to follow directions.  Please contact Miguel Rios for any questions about the program at 305-284-5264 OR

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  • Reminder!

    image reading just a friendly reminder

    January 30th is an early release day for teacher professional development. Please make arrangements, your child to be dismissed at 12:00.  Daycare will be avaialble but there is no Century 21 on early release days.

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    STEM/Science Fair

    Please join us on Thursday, January 17th from 6:00-7:00 in the cafeteria to view student projects for our annual STEM/Science Fair!  Student work from every grade level and every class will be on display.  Please come and show your support for our young scientists!

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    All after school prgrams have been cancelled today (12/20/18) due to the expected weather.  There will be no 21st Century or Daycare program today.  ALL students will be dismissed at 3:00.  Our teachers and staff are making every effort to contact families to make arrangements.  We appreciate your understanding.  Please call the school if you have not been contacted to arrange a plan for dismissal.

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  • New Bus Loop and Pick up/Drop off Patterns

    Please note that we will be following new pick up/ drop off procedures upon returning from Winter Holiday Break on January 8th.  The busses will temporarily unload in the FKCC Parking Lot.  The parent drop off will move to the SPCA side of the school.  Please see your child's Adam's Topics for a copy of the map.  We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we transition to our NEW beautiful building!

    photo map of new pick up/drop off pattern

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  • Snowman Holiday Pictures

    Snowman Image

    When: Monday, December 17th - Wednesday, December 19th

    Where: Cafeteria 2:15-2:45

    Cost: $5.00


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    Jenny's Penguin Patch Kids Holiday Shop

    Guess who's coming to our school.... Jenny's Penguin Patch Kids Holiday Shop! Kid-freindly priing from 25 cents to $12.00. Join in on the fun by signing up to volunteer.   Please check your students Tuesday Envelope for more information!

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    SAC Meeting

    Parents are encouraged to join us for a SAC meeting on Thursday December 13th at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.  Many topics will be discussed including our big move to the new building and other upcoming events and important dates.  We hope to see you there!

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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:

    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!



    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.



    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


    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



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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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    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:

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


    Stock Island
    New Town
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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

    7:20 VENETIAN/AIRPORT      
    7:35 SIGSBEE/GILMORE *      
    7:38 SIGSBEE/SEAHORSE*      
    7:45 GEORGE ALLEN *      
    AM Stock Island   PM  
    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 *
    AM Downtown   PM  
          2:10 GEORGE ALLEN *
    7:30 DOUGLAS GYM*   2:25 DOUGLAS GYM*
          2:33 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
          2:48 SIGSBEE/GILMORE *
          2:50 SIGSBEE/SEAHORSE*
    AM New Town   PM  
    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
    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)
    7:31 LAUREL/2nd   2:33 LAUREL/2nd
    7:35 KEY HAVEN   2:38 KEY HAVEN
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    Summer Reading -- 

    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

    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


    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


    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


    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!


    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 para

    más información.

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    Bike Rodeo

    Saturday, May 19th

    10 a.m. -2 p.m.


    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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    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:    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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