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Community-building events

Gordon students benefit when their parents and caregivers are connected with one another and with the school. With that in mind, Gordon parents and caregivers come together throughout the year in a variety of informal events, on campus and off.

Those events have already begun with the series of meetups arranged by grade representatives prior to the start of school. As the year plays out, more will be shared through the Thursday Gordon News or through emails from the GCA, Gordon’s volunteer organization.

Other school-wide community building events to get on your calendars now:

Fall picnic and alumni homecoming
Saturday, September 30th, 11am to 2pm
Music, crafts, activities, food trucks and more

Athletics Spirit Days
Fall date: October 10th, 3:30-5pm
Winter and spring happen during the weeks of February 12th and May 13th
Three times a year, Gordon’s Athletics Department partners with the GCA to celebrate Gator spirit. Wear your Gordon gear and show up to cheer on Middle School athletics teams on this fun-filled, good vibe afternoon!

Providence Children’s Film Festival movie nights
Thursday, October 26th, 5:30-7pm
Friday, January 19th, 6:30-8pm

Gordon has been a supporter of this Providence Children’s Film Festival for many years, and we are thrilled host them for two evenings that dive into themes that students are engaging with at Gordon every day. The October night will be for all ages; the January one will be more appropriate for Middle School.

Book Fair
December 5th, 6th and 7th
Book Fair is like a pop-up bookstore and then some! New books are on sale, used books find new homes, and a thoughtfully curated series of visiting authors lead workshops with students.

Winter Skate Night
Thursday, March 7th, 5:30-7:30pm, ​​United Skates of America, Rumford
Gordon families will have the rink to themselves for these two hours! Parents and kids lace up their skates (rollerblades too!) and show off their skills around the roller rink.

Grandfriends’ Day
Friday, May 10th, 9am to noon
Friends and extended family get a taste of the Gordon experience by sharing a morning with students in their classrooms.

Saturday, May 18th, 10am to 3pm
The Gordon Carnival dates back to 1957, a history that spans over half of Gordon’s age! While this event has changed shape over the years, love has always been at its core, along with a desire to celebrate the Gordon community and have fun! Staples include crafts, activities, bouncy houses, cotton candy and more.

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:30pm
Everyone is invited to attend this gathering that includes a recognition of GCA volunteers, outgoing trustees, and the full vote on the slate of officers and trustees nominated to Gordon’s Board of Trustees for the following school year. Come celebrate!