Gemini Elementary Geminews

February 24, 2023


Monday, February 27th- SAC Meeting- 2:45

Thursday, March 2nd- PTO Dance 5:30-7:30 PM

Friday, March 3rd- Early Release 1:15 PM

Lost and Found

We have an abundance of items that have accumulated in our Lost and Found area. We have now placed the items on tables in Center Court. If your student is missing any jackets, water bottles, zipper bags, etc. please tell them to look at the tables in Center Court for their missing items when they arrive on campus before reporting to their classroom. We will have the items out for display for the next couple of weeks.

Thank you!

Book Club Meeting- March 8th

Don't forget that the Book Club will be meeting on Monday, March 8th from 2:30-3:15 pm in Mrs. Wood's room # 102 to discuss The Black Stallion.

Please RSVP to Mrs. Wood at and leave parent name and phone number for contact.


Please take a moment to review our current cell phone or wireless communication device contract. The board policy is also attached for review. Student cell phones will be kept in silent/vibrate mode and placed into the backpacks during the school day, unless used for instructional purposes and approved by the teacher. Smart watches must also be placed in silent/vibrate mode during the school day. Students are not permitted to text on their watches during the school day. Please contact the front office if you need to relay a message to your child.

Brevard Elementary Music Festival

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the Brevard Elementary Music Festival:

EMF Chorus:

Elizabeth Sadowski, Samarra Issersohn, Molly Clark, Maggie McNall, Juliette Stricklan, and Cassis Kroll.

EMF Beginning Orchestra:

Bella Vermillion, Mia Thorstad

EMF Intermediate Orchestra:

Caitlin Clune, Sofia Riberio

At the end of February, These students will get to perform with students from all around Brevard County.

If you see them around, tell them congrats and ask them how much they've been practicing.

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Our very own Officer Bradley will be shaving his head on March 18th on the Melbourne Beach Police/ Fire and Friends Team to Conquer Kids' Cancer. The event will be at the Avenues in Viera on March 18th from 12-5 pm. Click the button below to donate to his team. Come out on that day to support Officer Bradley!!!

Garden Club Projects

School Garden Project Updates:

• Potato Towers

The Potato Towers are showing signs of life! Leaves are starting to grow out the sides. It may take some time before we harvest, however, it should be worth the wait

• Cabbage Weigh Off

Our little gardeners have thinned out the cabbage bins so the larger plants may flourish. It wouldn’t be surprising if little cabbage patch kids start popping out! Harvest time will be soon. The class who guesses the closest weight of the largest cabbage will win a pizza party along with coleslaw made from the cabbages!

• Worm Farm Worms are on order…. coming soon!

Volunteers: A Big Shout Out to Hugh Samuels for upgrading the garden’s sprinkler system!!!! Thank you to all our volunteers who are watering the gardens! We appreciate our parent and non-parent volunteers who dedicate their time on Green Thumb Thursday’s! This is what makes Gemini’s Garden possible.

Meet Miss Vickie our Star Gemini Garden Volunteer!

Miss Vickie not only shows up every week, but she also brings healthy plant wisdom and joy to all who participate on Green Thumb Thursdays!

***Thank You Miss Vickie***

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Mrs. Good would like to give a HUGE SHOUTOUT to Gemini’s PTO and all of our amazing school families! We had a VERY special opportunity for a Florida Sunshine State Book Award Winning Author to visit our school this week! Author Christina Diaz Gomez inspired all of our 6th grade students and over 30 5th grade students in the Media Center! What an incredible opportunity for our JetStars!!! THANK YOU to everyone involved!

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Here is the active link to purchase tickets for the Girls Choice Dance:

Girls Choice Dance (formerly known as the Daddy/Daughter dance)
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Morning Mile

There was a big milestone this week as 3rd grader Isla Vorwaller crossed the finish line on 100 miles! This is Isla’s first time reaching 100 miles - what an accomplishment! Isla is committed to running every morning and hopes to hit 200 miles before the end of the school year. Way to go Isla!

Come support Morning Mile by participating in the Pirate Plunder 2 miler on Saturday, April 1. Gemini is in second place currently with two races to go in the series. We need everyone! All participants 14 and under earn points for Team Gemini. Youth registration is $20 with a no shirt/no medal option for only $10. Every race you run will earn credit for 25 laps (straws) and a fun charm for your Morning Mile necklace.

Morning Mile is FREE and all students at Gemini are automatically signed up. We hope you will come and join us 7:15-7:45 on the field just south of Gemini. No need to be on time, just show up anytime before the first bell. You can get notified about details regarding Gemini’s Morning Mile Program through the Remind App - text @dee9f2f to 81010 or go to Questions - email Melissa McNall at

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Food Giveaway- February 25, 2023

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Yearbook AD and ORDER information!

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