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Commuting updates

Bike over the bridge
Interest in biking has understandably been a little chilly, but Mr. Cicatiello is going to pilot a few bike-over-the-bridge groups before break. He will be in the parking lot of India Point Park Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27th and 28th, and Tuesday to Thursday March 5th through the 7th. Bikers need to be ready to ride at 7:15am!

Dinner prep made easy
After break, Sage Dining will offer four-serving take-home meal packages for a fee. Every meal will include protein, starch, vegetable, and dessert. Most days will also include a salad. Meals will be fully prepared and ready to reheat in the oven. Details to come!

It’s not too late to sign up for the public bus
Statewide Bus, the company that services schoolchildren throughout the state, offers free transportation to Gordon for students who live within the following cities: 

- Smithfield 
- Providence
- Lincoln
- East Providence
- Pawtucket
- Central Falls
- Cranston
- Johnston
- Bristol
- Warren
- Barrington

Busing is only guaranteed for those who sign up prior to the start of a school year

However, families can register for bus transportation at any time: Statewide will review new registrations and communicate directly with families as to whether or not they can accommodate based on current routes and bus capacities.

More information at www.gordonschool.org/bus
 

What was that press conference?
The Department of Transportation announced they will be adding lanes to the bridge, one each in both directions, sometime in the next eight to ten weeks. All the bridge lanes will be narrowed, and the speed limit will be reduced. Related on-ramp hijinks may have negative implications for people south of Providence who get off 95 at Thurbers and back onto 195 at Trader Joes. 
 

Car seat fun
The Gators team is preparing take-home car kits with simple activities—coloring, LEGOs—to make the commute go a little faster. Details to come!
 

Head of School search process begins

As you saw in last night's email, community members are invited to participate in a survey, at www.gordonschool.org/survey, and there are opportunities to meet the search firm representatives on Monday and Tuesday of next week:

Parents and caregivers
Monday the 26th from 4:45 to 5:30pm
Tuesday the 27th from 8:15 to 9am
Tuesday the 27th from 3:45 to 4:30pm
RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/caregivers

Faculty and staff
Monday the 26th from 3:45 to 4:30pm
Tuesday the 27th from 7:30 to 8:05am
Tuesday the 27th from 11:30 to 12:30pm
RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/facultystaff
 

No classes next Friday, March 1st…

…which is conference day. The deadline to register for child care is Monday, February 26th. If your child will drop in during their conference time, please contact Ms. Motta at tmotta@gordonschool.org. If you are interested in a full or half Gator day, register at www.gordonschool.org/gators. Deadline to register is Monday, February 26th.
 

More deadlines

The deadline to sign up for spring break vacation camp is March 3rd - www.gordonschool.org/gators

The deadline to sign up for spring enrichments is March 15th - www.gordonschool.org/gators
 

Art advocacy opportunity

We Are All Readers of North Kingston, a longtime partner of Gordon's, is having a poster contest for students in seventh to twelfth grades to draw attention to the phenomenon of books facing bans and challenges in libraries.
 

Wait, where is...?

...the calendar is at www.gordonschool.org/calendar

...after school updates are at www.gordonschool.org/afterschool

...bridge news and resources are at www.gordonschool.org/bridge

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