Grandfriends' Day

Grandfriends’ Day is a time for Gordon students to share their classroom experience with members of their extended families.
Each year hundreds of guests come to campus for this special celebration.


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Valet services will be available to grandfriends visiting Gordon tomorrow. Please enter the school driveway into the front circle as indicated in the map below. A valet attendant will park your car and guests will enter the school through the main entrance. 

Volunteers will be available to help grandfriends to the coat room and registration area. Guests can enjoy breakfast treats, juice, and coffee in the Nelson Dining Hall upon arrival.


The day

Registration begins

Welcome by Head of School Dr. Noni Thomas López
First and second grade songs
Third grade North Skelton sword dance
Third and fourth grade chorus
A selection from the third and fourth grade production of Shrek
Fifth and sixth grade chorus
G-Notes, Middle School a cappella group
A selection from the Middle School musical Wizards of Oz
Remarks from Tim Golding, grandparent of Peyton and Paige Riegel
Remarks from Head of School Dr. Noni Thomas López

Grandfriends join students in classrooms


Dismissal will be staggered to help the valet attendants reunite grandfriends with their vehicles. Guests can wait in the Commons or Wales Theater (ample seating available) while their car becomes available in the front circle. The grade specific dismissal schedule is:

11:40  Young Kindergarten and Kindergarten
11:50  Nursery and Preschool
12:00  1st through 4th grade and 6th grade
12:15  7th grade
12:25  5th grade and 8th grade

If you have any questions about Grandfriends' Day, please feel free to reach out to Paola Martinez at

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Upcoming events

We'd love to see you this spring at Gordon. Please join us for any of these events.

Wednesday, May 8th to
Friday, May 10th, 6:30pm
Shrek The Musical, Jr.
3rd and 4th grade musical

Thursday, May 16th, 6:00pm
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade concert

Saturday, May 18th, 10am

Thursday, May 30th, 6:30pm
After school music lessons recital

Wednesday, June 5th, 6pm
7th grade spoken word event
Night of Words

Thursday, June 6th, 5:30pm
Eighth grade CJ Buckley Experiential Learning Night

Wednesday, June 12th, 10am
All-school assembly

Wednesday, June 12th, 5:30pm

Grandfriends' Day photos