Gaudet Learning Academy
"Anchored in Learning"
Week of November 1, 2021
Important Dates:
November 8-12th- Gaudet Book Fair
November 8-19th- GLA Food Drive
November 10th- Parent Conferences
November 11th- Veteran's Day- No School
November 18th- Popcorn Thursday
November 24-26th- Thanksgiving Break- No School
December 7th- Picture Re-Take Day
Important Reminders
Just a reminder our school day begins at
7:50 am. It is important that students are in their homeroom by this time or they are considered tardy. We appreciate your help in ensuring students arrive on time so that they do not miss important instruction.
Federal Forms
Please don't forget to return your Impact Aid Program Survey Form (pink form sent home with students last week). We need a signed form for each student. Please be sure to complete these forms in pen.
Thank you!
MPS Visioning Survey
Over the past several months, the Middletown Building Committee and the Visioning Committee have been engaged in assessing all school facilities to ensure that they are healthy, safe and provide the optimum educational spaces needed to support teaching and learning. 

These committees are reaching out to YOU for input and feedback. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey, so they can incorporate and reflect your ideas in the future of Middletown School Public Schools.
GLA Food Drive
Gaudet Learning Academy will be having a food drive to help families in need. Our goal is to collect 1,000 cans. The food drive will run from Monday, November 8th - Friday, November 19th. Students can put their items into the the boxes in their classrooms.
Suggested food items:
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Soups
  • Peanut butter
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Other non-perishable food items

This food drive counts towards our Feinstein Good Deeds.
IMPORTANT PTG NEWS:
Book Fair
The PTG will be hosting our Scholastic Book Fair November 8-12. We are looking for volunteers to help with this. Please click the link below to sign up to help. Please note, all volunteers must have a current BCI prior to volunteering and masks must be worn at all times.
Popcorn Thursday's
Popcorn Thursday's will be starting at GLA in November! If you are interested in helping with this please sign up below. We will be providing families more information about popcorn Thursday's soon!
Outdoor recess
As the weather gets colder, please be sure to send students to school with jackets, hats, etc. for outdoor recess. Students will be going outdoors as much as possible.
Thank you!
Thank you to the Gaudet PTG and Mrs. Sams for hosting the Halloween Boo Thru last week! It was so great to see so many GLA students and families drive thru. Our 4th and 5th grade classes created character pumpkins to display at the Boo Thru, the students did a great job and were so creative. Below are the pumpkins each class created incase you missed them.
A Note from Nurse Phillips
In order for medication to be dispensed to a student, the form below must be completed by a Parent/Guardian.

This form will be in lieu of a telephone call each time the student requires such medication while enrolled at Gaudet Middle School and Learning Academy. It is understood that parents will be notified if the request for medication becomes excessive.

Please signify your approval that the School Nurse may administer medication per School Physicians Standing Orders for minor complaints.

Administration of any other medication in school requires completion of a different form or a note from student's prescriber providing authorization.

Please contact the school nurse, Nina Phillips at 401-846-6395 or nphillips@mpsri.net if you have any questions.
Quarantined Students
Important reminder...

If a student is quarantined due to being a close contact at school, asynchronous work will be provided to them via Google Classroom. Teachers will check in with students in Grades 4 & 5 at the beginning of the day and end of the day via Google Meets. If needed, office time or tutoring may be arranged with your child's principal.
One Time COVID Attestation Form
Please make sure you have completed the MPS one time attestation form for your child. We will be sending out emails to families that have not completed this form this week. Thank you for your help with this.
Help Needed!!
Gaudet Learning Academy, Aquidneck School and Forest Avenue School are all in need of part time Teacher Assistants.

Please apply at www.schoolspring.com
Job # 3682536
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