Gemini Elementary Geminews
September 15, 2023
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, September 20th- Fall Picture Day
Friday, September 22nd- EARLY RELEASE DAY 1:15 pm
STUDENTS GRADES 3-6
Please check FOCUS for your child's latest FAST report in both ELA and Math. Students took this assessment last week. The scores for students in Grades K-2 have not been uploaded yet, and will be sent home next week.
Picture Day! September 20, 2023
Penny Wars was a HUGE Success!
Good Afternoon Jetstars!
We want to take a moment to thank you so much for your amazing participation all week in this year's Penny Wars. Our school community raised $5,649.06 this year. Since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the funds will go to supporting Candlelighters of Brevard, a local organization that provides emotional and financial support to children and their families while the children are in treatment for cancer. In addition, a portion of this year's proceeds will be used to purchase the Sunshine State books for our Media Center.
Our 1st place winner, celebrating with an ice cream party, is Mrs. Cox's 4th grade class. The class coming in 2nd place, celebrating with a popcorn party, is Mrs. Grozan's kindergarten class. The biggest loser, who will celebrate with a pajama day, is Mrs. Callahan's 3rd grade class. Congratulations!
The whole school did such an awesome job raising funds for a very important cause, so we will celebrate everyone with a school-wide popsicle party. Stay tuned for the date.
We want to extend a very special thank you to our teachers, staff and volunteers for helping promote and support this event. Have a great weekend!
Gemini PTO President
Jersey Mike's Gemini Spirit Night
The girls dance planning Committee is meeting Tuesday, September 19th in the cafeteria at 8am. The dance is scheduled to be in early November. Please join us if you are interested in helping, looking forward to seeing you!
Lunch with your student
MyReaXiumApp for Parents and Guradians for Bus Riders----Coming Soon!
The ReaXium mobile application, MyReaXiumApp, is launching this school year over the next few weeks. Here is some information about ReaXium:
It is available for iOS & Android devices
It is designed for parents and legal guardians of school bus riders.
The app allows you to:
Access Bus Route Information:
View bus route details for each student.
See a map displaying the bus route with labeled bus stops.
View the assigned pickup and drop-off stops for the student
Check Bus Availability:
Receive notifications when a student's bus is actively running for their school.
Receive Student Status Updates:
Get real-time updates whenever a student boards or exits a bus.
To learn more about how the app works and materials available to parents/guardians, review:
Video Guides for MyReaXiumApp:
WebPage for MyReaXiumApp: https://reaxium.com/solutions/k12-education/school-transportation/school-bus-tracking-app-for-parents/
Come join the fun at Morning Mile on Gemini’s South Field every day from 7:15 - 7:45. Morning Mile is free and all students in the school are signed up. Parents and siblings are welcome but drop off is fine too! No need to be on time, just show up anytime before the first bell.
5 laps around the field is a mile and for every 5 miles that are completed (running or walking), the students earn shoe charms. Once they earn 100 miles they earn a shirt and a celebratory lap.
Because of Gemini’s success in the Running Zone Race Series last year, we have decided to participate in the 2023-2024 Race Series. The top school prizes are $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for second place and $250 for 3rd place. For every race that is participated in, each student will get credit for 25 laps (straws) and a fun charm for their Morning Mile necklace. Please come out and support Morning Mile! Signing up for a race is also a great way to get motivated to make it to the field each morning plus they are super fun!
The next race in the series is the Ghostly Gecko 5K on October 28. Sign up here and select Gemini Elementary as your team. https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Melbourne/GhostlyGecko5K
Get notified about details regarding Gemini’s Morning Mile Program through the Remind App. Text @dee9f2f to 81010 or go to https://www.remind.com/join/dee9f2f
Questions? - email@example.com.