Summer at Gordon

Your one stop until September


The August mailing is set to go in the mail—and online—at 3pm on Wednesday, August 15th.

Interested in using the public bus this year? Visit www.gordonschool.org/bus

The mailing contains:
 
A welcome back from Head of School Noni Thomas López

A look at the upcoming parent education and engagement events including Parents of Students of Color, the Rainbow Family Alliance, Parents of Students with Learning Differences, the Antiracism Working Group for White Parents, and more
 
Dates this fall to connect with Gordon's new Head of School
 
The details for Orientation, coming up September 4th
 
The 2018-2019 class lists: email ggriffin@gordonschool.org for a copy
 
Faculty and staff transitions for September
 
Dozens of after school options for all ages including...
enrichments
athletics
theater
Common Ground
Math Club
Homework Lab
music lessons
Girls on the Run
Middle School robotics

An outline of Gordon's theater program for the year
 
For families with children younger than three, Gordon hosts Music Together
 
A review of the nurse's policies
  
The new menu, and signup, for this year's lunch program

Middle School families a welcome letter from Middle School director Gabe Burnstein

Middle School families after school athletics information and forms 

fifth grade supply list overnight forms
sixth grade supply list overnight forms
seventh grade supply list overnight forms 
eighth grade supply list overnight forms 
 
sixth, seventh and eighth grade information on G-Notes auditions
 
Middle School students of color information on Common Ground

Summer work is online, linked in the "Lower School practice" and "Middle School practice" sidebars (to the right on a computer, at the bottom of this page on mobile)
 
The remaining camps this summer are full. Thanks for making it a wonderful summer.

A few online-only items in this year's August package include:

Guides to each grade, including the entire teaching team for each grade

The online calendar, suitable for integration into your family's electronic calendar

The parent directory

Families may expect that something is new about Gordon's website

This summer, Gordon moved to a new website vendor, Finalsite, the leading choice of independent schools across the nation.

For now, the site has remained essentially unchanged, and families can continue to expect easy-to-use registration forms and up-to-date news.

But frequent users of the site will notice some subtle changes in how the site behaves. Many of these are improvements based on suggestions parents provided in the annual marketing and communications survey.

 

For families beginning at Gordon this September

Middle School practice

Your Middle School student has work to do before the first day of school.
 
There is written math homework for fifth through eighth, and a reading log that must be filled out as part of the Middle School summer reading list.
 
Students entering fifth grade
math practice
Middle School summer reading list
 
Students entering sixth grade
math practice
Middle School summer reading list
 
Students entering seventh grade
math practice
Middle School summer reading list
 
Students entering eighth grade
math practice
Middle School summer reading list
 

Lower School practice

The Lower School reading booklet is online, and is also mailed home, featuring dozens of drawings by Gordon's second grade.
 
Students entering first grade
math and reading practice
 
Students entering second grade
math and reading practice
 
Students entering third grade
math and reading practice
 
Students entering fourth grade
math and reading practice