Gordon Community Association

Dear Gordon families:

There are some organizations you have to join. Not this one! By virtue of being an adult member of the Gordon community, you are both welcomed and needed as a member of the Gordon Community Association. 

It doesn't matter if it's your first year at Gordon or if you've been here for many years; your voice matters and your involvement will enrich us all. We know everyone has different schedules and lots of things they are juggling, and we welcome your participation at any level. 

Did you know that the GCA contributes to the parent education series and to the Gordon Fund? With your help the GCA contributed over $25,000 to the school last year. In addition, the Gordon Community Association provided funds and volunteer power to fuel teacher appreciation luncheons, parent education events, the visiting author visit, division gatherings and other special activities for students and families throughout the year. 

We understand that meetings aren't everyone's cup of tea. But we also know that the combined firepower of Gordon's adult community provides an essential spark that lights the future for our children. We encourage you to find your own pathway to participation, by attending a meeting, volunteering for an event, sharing an idea that can help us support the Gordon community, or finding new ways to help the GCA evolve as a group of caring people committed to a common goal. 

Here are some things for you to know as the school year begins about how you can support and get involved in the GCA... 

Community Meetings
The GCA will hold three meetings for everyone in the community to attend. These meetings will include information about upcoming events and about how to volunteer. There are so many options and levels of involvement from working in the library to joining a committee. Please join us to learn more. If you can’t attend but want to volunteer, you can sign up at www.gordonschool.org/volunteer.
This year's meeting schedule is: 
Fall meeting, September 14th at 8:15 am
Winter meeting, January 11th at 8:15 am
Spring meeting, March 29th at 8:15 am
We are looking forward to a wonderful year at Gordon. Please contact us anytime if you have questions or thoughts about the GCA. 

Rupa Datta, Jillian Torgan and Carly Keehn-Schupp
GCA Co-Presidents 

GCA leadership

Carly Keehn-Schupp
Jillian Torgan
Cheryl Turnquist
Sejal Badre
Recording Secretary
Rachael Warren
Book Fair Co-Chairs
Jessica Lopez Rodriguez
TC Rogers
Carnival Co-Chairs
Michael Siegel
Josh Wynn
Rachel Hulin
Founder's Day
Vera Ramos
Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Sheila Haley and Betsey Gresh (fall)
Besenia Rodriguez and Karen Kemp (winter)
Aja Blanc and Isabel Johnson (spring)
Free Money
Rachael Armenti
Kevin Lindamood
Gordon Gear
Karen Kemp
Laura Levine
Photo Day
Yvette Koch
Angel Tucker
Grade Representatives
Erica Cioe Tonsgard
Neha and Nathan Hudepohl
Monissa Solberg
First grade
Karen Isenberg
Second grade
Julie Herzlinger
Third grade
Jen Grantham
Fourth grade
Dima Amso and Kevin Bath
Fifth grade
Laura Carlisle
Sixth grade
Rupa Datta
Seventh grade
Lisa Newman Paratore
Eighth grade
Jennifer Killenberg

GCA mission and purpose

The Gordon Community Association (GCA) supports the mission of Gordon. It builds community among students and their families, faculty, administrators, and staff through creative fundraising, educational and social activities.

The Guiding Principles of the GCA are:
To generate good will
To encourage participation of all families
To create a spectrum of opportunities for involvement
To enrich Gordon through the GCA’s yearly gifts