This week at Gordon

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No school Monday honor of Veteran's Day.

It's a federal holiday, so there's no child care available.

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Turkey Trot

Each November, the entire Middle School pours onto Engle Field and races around the school for the annual Turkey Trot.

Dozens of Early Childhood and Lower School children will step outside to cheer them on.

The event, organized by the eighth grade, is part of an annual food drive benefiting the families of Pleasant View Elementary School.

Pleasant View is one of the sites where Gordon’s eighth graders work, full time, for the four-week service learning unit every spring.

The food drive relies on the generosity of everyone at Gordon. Each grade is asked to bring in a particular supply; details are at

Girls on the Run toiletries drive

For many years, Gordon has been a host site for Girls on the Run Rhode Island.

The third and fourth grade students in the current Girls on the Run session are collecting toiletries to benefit the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center.

A collection box has been placed by the Nelson Center entrance. Please support these students' work, and seek them out if you have any questions.

A note from Gators

Please don't have your child bring toys or games, including Yugioh cards, from home to use at Gators. 

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