Parent education and engagement
A strong partnership between the school and families
Gordon’s calendar is packed with events that connect parents with their children’s learning, and keep the conversation between the school and families lively and relevant.
The Gordon Community Association is the school’s volunteer organization. All parents are members, and are welcome to participate at whatever level they feel comfortable. More on the GCA at www.gordonschool.org/gca
The first Parents of Students of Color meeting of the year was held at Gordon on Wednesday, September 12th at 6pm, and their monthly meetings are on the calendar. More information, and a link to RSVP, at www.gordonschool.org/posoc
The Rainbow Family Alliance is the informal network of Gordon families who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex communities. Their first potluck of the year was Wednesday, August 29th at 4pm; details at www.gordonschool.org/rainbowfamily
The Antiracism Working Group for White Parents had its first meeting Thursday, September 27th at 6pm. Information on
the group, including a form to RSVP, is at www.gordonschool.org/antiracism.
The Parents of Students with Learning Differences group had its first meeting on Thursday, October 11th at 6:00pm. Learn more about the group, and find links to online resources, at www.gordonschool.org/ld
Ages and Stages
The long-running Ages and Stages series will resume in January. At these friendly and informal meetings, the school psychologist and the division director lead a discussion of the developmental stages that children experience at each grade level. Parents can strengthen their connections with the division directors and with the families of their children’s peers.
Progress reports in December
Twice a year, in December and in June, all parents of children in Young Kindergarten through the eighth grade receive a detailed written evaluation of their child’s progress. In sixth, seventh and eighth grade, these reports are augmented with letter grades. Nursery and Preschool parents receive progress reports in June.
In the "Diversity and multicultural practice" section of the website, there is a large library of online resources, many of them written by Gordon authors or by speakers who have visited Gordon.