This week at Gordon

September 19th

 


Tomorrow's Global Climate Strike

This youth-led event is on the minds of many Gordon students.

Mr. Gillen, Ms. Flynn and Mr. Griffin will be accompanying the twenty seventh and eighth graders from the Sustainability in Action elective to the march in Providence.

There are Gordon parents who are taking children to the event too, which is wonderful and has the full support of the school.

Mr. Griffin is happy to amplify the voices of any students who are at the march; parents should please text photos to him at 401 480-9933 and use the hashtag #gordonclimatestrike if they are posting to social media.

Parents attending the strike should note that they are responsible for the children they bring to the event. 

For practical reasons, Mr. Gillen, Ms. Flynn and Mr. Griffin can only take responsibility for the twenty students they are bringing. They cannot supervise other children, handle press attention that other groups might receive, or transport students to and from Gordon beyond those twenty.  With that in mind, parents at the march should feel free to connect with the Gordon group by texting Mr. Griffin at the number above.


New lunch menu for October

Preview it at www.gordonschool.org/lunch


Special meeting of the Corporation

A special meeting of the Corporation is scheduled to be held at the school on Monday, September 23rd, at 6:00pm. 

The purpose of the meeting is to vote in a new member of the board, and it will last approximately five minutes. A brief meeting is the procedure used when voting in a new board member any time besides the Annual Meeting. 

Everyone is invited to attend this meeting: parents, employees, and trustees.


Creating a gender inclusive school

Over the past eighteen months, Gordon faculty and administration have been creating a clear, forward-looking set of policies to ensure that Gordon can continue to be a safe place for students of all genders.

This policy is available to parents in the resources section of the parent portal, and there will be three meetings where parents can talk through any questions they may have.

Details on the meetings, and a chance to RSVP, at www.gordonschool.org/gendersafe 


Overview nights begin next week

If you only make it to one evening event at Gordon, it should be an Overview Night.
 
These are for parents and child care is not available, so please plan accordingly.
 
Middle School: Tuesday, September 24th, 6pm
Lower School: Thursday, September 26th, 6pm
Early Childhood: Thursday, October 3rd, 6pm

The evening begins at 6pm with opportunities to connect with arts, PE, library, and Spanish faculty. Health and wellness, Pathways, and the math specialist will also be represented on the Lower School night, and science and library will be there for both Early Childhood and Lower School.
 
Opening remarks will begin at 6:30pm with classroom visits to follow
 

No school Monday the 30th
 
...in recognition of Rosh Hashana.
 
Sign up for child care if you need it.
 

If you only do three things this week...
 
1. Enjoy Gordon on the radio
 
2. Enjoy Gordon on TV
 
3. Make sure you have Gordon's WaterFire celebration on your calendar for Saturday the 28th