Gaudet Learning Academy
"Anchored in Learning"
December 1, 2021
Important Dates:
December 7th- Picture Retake Day
December 7th- 12 Days till Winter Break begins (See below)
December 7th- End of Trimester 1
December 9th- Parent Teacher Conferences (2nd date)
December 23 - January 2nd- No School- Winter Break
Popcorn Thursday (12/2)
Thursday, 12/2 is popcorn Thursday. Due to not having enough parent volunteers we will not be able to pop popcorn however students that would like popcorn can bring in $.50 and bags of Skinnypop popcorn will be delivered to their classrooms. We are hoping to have enough parent volunteers next week to be able to pop popcorn.

If you are able to help please see the sign up below.

Some December FUN!
As we approach winter break Gaudet Learning Academy will be having a little winter fun! Please encourage your children to join in on the 12 Days till Winter Break starting December 7th!

Picture Retake Day
December 7th is picture retake day.

If your child needs to have a picture retake please email Mrs. Farinha (vfarinha@mpsri.net) to let her know and please send any picture packages into school. All previously ordered pictures must be returned before a new picture can be taken. On December 7th, the same picture package will be ordered when the new picture is taken.

Students that missed picture day will also have their picture taken on this day. Please email glaoffice@mpsri.net with any questions.
Important Reminders
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.
GLA Food Drive
Thank you to everyone that donated items to our food drive! We collected over 1,100 items to help families!

Congratulations to Mrs. O'Bryan's class, they collected a total of 313 items and will be having a pizza party!

Congratulations to Mrs. Murphy's class, they collected 277 items and earned an extra recess!

We have organized our food items in our very own GLA food bank to support our GLA families.

If you would like to benefit from our food bank or know a family who would benefit please reach out to Mrs. McCarty (smccarty@mpsri.net)
We have lots of items to share!
MPS COVID Testing
Attention Middletown Parents and Guardians,

Beginning November 22, 2021, our school district will be rolling out randomized PCR testing for asymptomatic students and staff members. In collaboration with the RI Department of Health, this process will consist of weekly PCR testing for a percentage of our student body along with staff members who have already consented to COVID testing. If you have not filled out the COVID testing consent and would like your child to be involved in randomized pool testing, please submit the form below. If you previously submitted this form, and have now decided that you would not like your child to participate in randomized pool testing, please resubmit the form and notify the school nurse of this change.

COVID Testing Consent Form: 

Thank you and please contact me or your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

Danielle Walsh, RN, BSN
Middletown Public Schools COVID Coordinator
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.
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 is in need of part time Teacher Assistants.

Please apply at www.schoolspring.com
Job # 3682536
What's for Lunch?
Community News!
The Middletown FOP Lodge 21 has set up a fundraiser for our FOP. We will be selling 30oz RTIC tumblers with the Middletown police patch engraved. Each tumbler is priced at $30.00 dollars. These will make great stocking stuffer gifts for the holidays.
 
We will take two forms of payment; Venmo (Timothy Beck "MiddletownFOP21"), and cash only. Please place your orders through this google form. If you wish to pay with cash, put it in an envelope with your name on it and either give it to K9 Officer Guerriero or drop it off at the Middletown Police Station.
 
We will ONLY take orders through this google form. Here is the link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18Akoou8VD-6lZ-GwNWFdXEw96zi6qqOxs5nmQzJExcI/edit
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Attached is a picture of what the tumblers will look like. Thank you for your support!