The Jaguar Journal

Your source for Gorrie news!

Gorrie Strings

Gorrie Elementary has offered violin instruction to its students for the past eleven years led by our dedicated instructor Dr. Todd Jefferis.

Did you know?

  • Last year 50% of Gorrie Students participated in the strings program
  • Strings are included in the weekly curriculum for all kindergarten and 1st grade students.
  • Second through Fifth graders participate on a voluntary basis.
  • Students have the opportunity to perform in community programs or school concerts.


Strings classes are forming this week!!

Get your enrollment forms turned in if you have not already so your child can start participating!

Click Here to find out more.

Chess Club

Join one of the largest chess clubs in the Hillsborough County School System held on Mondays from 1:15-2:30 after school! Sign up is easy: http://www.boardonechess.com/gorrie


We have players of all levels, very beginner friendly and the students love the pizza!


For students interested in trying out the chess club--trial starts September 14th--select the student trial option in the link above. More details here: http://bit.ly/1IN3SqS

After School Clubs

The first session of AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS for the 2015-16 school year will take place between Sept 23 - Oct. 29. Sponsored by the John B. Gorrie Foundation, stay tuned for registration information and course offerings. WE'RE GOING PAPERLESS! All after school club registrations will be online this year. Stay tuned for all the details!

Artsy Article- Where it all began

We are headed back to the beginning.

Your creative kid will be studying the arts created by people in ancient cultures. Starting with Paleolithic/cave art; we will be making connections to and comparing our post-modern world to a time long long ago. Full Article

Grandparents Day is this Friday, September 11th

Please send Rsvps to GorrieGrandparentsDay@yahoo.com. Let us know your name, your child's name, your contact email address and the grade level. Please include the number of Grandparents or Special Friends who will be attending.

Fall Festival

Save The Date- October 9th 5:30pm.


The first meeting for the Fall Festival Committee is Thursday, Sept 10 at 8:00 (after drop off) in the school cafeteria. Everyone who is interested in helping with this fun school event is invited to Join.

Gorrie Student Directory: Submit Your Info and Order

All of the Gorrie info you need to know: families, staff and more in one handy directory put out by the Gorrie PTA and parent volunteers! There is a small fee of $5 to cover printing costs.

SUBMIT INFO: If you want your student & family information to be in the directory please click here to submit online.

ORDER: If you would like to purchase one or more copies of the directory please click here to order online*. (*Your student’s information must be in the directory in order to purchase a directory.)

BUSINESS FRIENDS: If you would like to become a Business Friend click here, print the form, fill it out, attach a business card & the $20 donation, then return it your student’s homeroom teacher.

Together we can make this a record breaking year! Get your PTA Membership.

Have you signed up for PTA yet? Would you like to find out why you should?

Click here for the full story. Ready to join? Click here to purchase your membership.

A card (and your gift) will be delivered through your child’s class.