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GAPS to provide Winter Break meals for first time / GAPS proporcionará comidas durante las vacaciones de invierno por primera vez

Posted on: December 17, 2020

The GAPS nutrition services and transportation teams are going above and beyond to provide free meals over winter break for the first time! 

All four bus routes will be operational at their normal times and destinations and eight meal sites will be open from 12-1 pm on Mon-Wed in each of the two winter break weeks (Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30). Families will be able to pick up two meals on Wednesday. 

Please see the special Winter Break meal sites in the graphic below and visit to see all bus schedules and menus.

Free Meals Winter Break 12-1

When picking up meals at sites or bus stops, please make sure that you and your children wear face coverings. To ensure the safety of our serving staff and drivers as well as other families, please adhere to state guidelines that require face coverings to be worn in all public spaces. 

For more holiday food availability and other resources in our community, please see the following Holiday Resource Guide in English or Spanish or visit

Spanish Translation

¡Los equipos de transporte y servicios de nutrición de GAPS van más allá para proporcionar comidas gratis durante las vacaciones de invierno por primera vez!

Las cuatro rutas de autobús estarán operativas en sus horarios y destinos normales y ocho sitios de comida estarán abiertos de 12 a 1 pm de lunes a miércoles en cada una de las dos semanas de vacaciones de invierno (21-23 de diciembre y 28-30 de diciembre) . Las familias podrán recoger dos comidas el miércoles.

Por favor, vea los sitios de comidas especiales durante las vacaciones de invierno, en el gráfico a continuación y visite para ver todos los horarios de los autobuses y menús. 

Free Meals Winter Break Spanish

Cuando recoja las comidas en los sitios o paradas de autobús, asegúrese de que usted y sus hijos usen cubiertas para la cara. Para garantizar la seguridad de nuestro personal de servicio y conductores, así como de otras familias, siga las pautas estatales que exigen que se usen cubiertas para la cara en todos los espacios públicos.

Para obtener más información sobre la disponibilidad de alimentos navideños y otros recursos en nuestra comunidad, consulte la siguiente Guía de recursos navideños en inglés o español o visite

Parent Square

Posted on: December 11, 2020

GAPS Parents and Guardians: Download the ParentSquare app now! Your account can be activated at or on the ParentSquare app using the email address or phone number you used in your contact information when you registered your student. More info:
Padres y apoderados de GAPS: ¡Descargue la aplicación ParentSquare ahora! Su cuenta se puede activar en o en la aplicación ParentSquare usando la dirección de correo electrónico o el número de teléfono que usó en su información de contacto cuando inscribió a su estudiante. Más información:

NAE Annual Food Drive for FISH of Albany

Posted on: December 1, 2020

Hey, NAE families and friends,

NAE Annual Food Drive for FISH

Dec. 2-16, 8:00-4:00

Let’s help out our community by providing any food donations possible:

  • Non-Perishable
  • Non-Glass

This food drive is coordinated by the 5th grade class. Their hope is to get to 1000 items! Mr. Koontz and Mrs. Blaine will be counting the items and sending out updates.

Drop off is in front of the school in the designated barrels.

Holiday Meal Availability and Resources / Disponibilidad y recursos de comidas navideñas

Posted on: November 24, 2020

For Thanksgiving week/weekend, households will be able to receive meals for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday when they pick up their children’s meals on Wednesday, Nov. 25. 

Households also now have the option to pick up meals for Saturday and Sunday every week when they receive meals on Friday! The weekend meals will be packaged together in a larger bag than the daily meals. Click here for the upcoming distribution schedule and menus. 

Please visit to see all GAPS meal bus stops and site locations.

For more holiday food availability and other resources in our community, please see the following Holiday Resource Guide in English or Spanish or visit

Spanish Translation

Para la semana / fin de semana del Día de Acción de Gracias, los hogares podrán recibir comidas para los días jueves, viernes, sábados y domingos cuando recojan las comidas de sus hijos el miércoles 25 de noviembre.

¡Los hogares también tienen ahora la opción de recoger comidas para los días sábados y domingos todas las semanas cuando reciben comidas los viernes! Las comidas del fin de semana se empaquetarán juntas en una bolsa más grande que las comidas diarias. Haga clic aquí para ver el calendario y los menús de la próxima distribución.

Por favor visite para ver todas las paradas del autobús con las comidas de y lugares de reparto de comidas de GAPS.

Para obtener más información sobre la disponibilidad de alimentos navideños y otros recursos en nuestra comunidad, consulte la siguiente Guía de recursos navideños en inglés o español o visite

Read A Thon Fundraiser, Nov. 2-Dec. 1…

Posted on: November 2, 2020

Our NAE PTP is hosting a Read A Thon in place of the Jog A Thon this year.

You can participate Nov. 2 – Dec. 1

NAE Fall in Love with a Good Book Read-A-Thon:

With some of our favorite school traditions like School Carnival and Jog-A-Thon on hold till the spring, NAE PTP is excited to share our Fall In Love with a Good Book Read-A-Thon for the month of November. For 4 weeks, students will be asked to read a little bit everyday with a goal for total minutes read during the month. We encourage students to share this reading challenge with their family and friends to help us fundraise for our school and community.

Dear North Albany Families,

North Albany Elementary PTP is excited to bring a fun, new school event to students and their families! The “Fall in Love with a Good Book Read-A-Thon” will run through the month of November and challenge students to read a little bit every day while also raising money to support our school and our community.

We invite our North Albany families to help their children track their daily reading using the Read for My School’s digital platform. We would also love if you would share your child’s progress toward their monthly reading goal and our fundraising drive with friends and family. Students will have opportunities to earn rewards along the way as well as prizes for top readers and top reading classrooms.

Here are some of our reading and fundraising goals for this fundraiser:

  • A school reading goal to reach 50,000 minutes read!
  • A school fundraising goal of $3,000 to help add books to NAE’s library and support future classroom needs as well as lend a hand with relief efforts for a local elementary school that is in need after the recent wildfires.


Information about our fundraiser on Read for My School:

Fundraiser name: Fall in Love with a Good Book Read-a-Thon

Fundraiser invite code: 83564

How to get started: To register your student, please scan the QR Code shown here using your mobile camera phone or click here to register on your preferred web browser.

You can also download and register on Read for My School apps on Apple App and Google Play stores.

Please use the invite code above to register on our mobile apps.

Once you’ve completed your child’s reader profile you are ready to start reading and fundraising for NAE! NAE PTP is extremely excited to share this event and we look forward to working with you to support our community’s commitment to growing our students’ love of reading and giving back to our school!


North Albany Elementary PTP

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