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Science Night is Thursday, December 3rd

Gorrie Science Night
Date: Thursday, December 3rd
Time: 5-7:30 PM
Location: Gorrie Elementary

Come to the first PTA/ Science Curriculum Committee Gorrie Science Night! This is a great opportunity for kids and parents to explore science together! This is a parent/child event so every child must be accompanied by a parent. What will there be to do?

  • Florida Aquarium Animal Show, 5th Grade Mad Science Show, & Science Fair Displays

  • Mini Science Experiments: Effects of an Earthquake on Buildings, 3D Printing, Reaction Time and Inventions, DNA building, & Tornado Tubes Vortex (No registration needed)

  • Bring a picnic lunch or pick up your pre-ordered Winn Dixie sandwiches at the event.


- An additional Florida Aquarium Animal Show was added at 5 PM. The 6 PM and 6:30 PM Florida Aquarium Animal Shows are full.

- The 5:30 PM and 7 PM 5th Grade Mad Science Shows are full too, but we added 50 seats for each show to accommodate more families.

If you want to pre-register for these free show tickets, email Jen Pope with your name, number of tickets and which show you want to attend by Monday, Nov 30th. Additional tickets will be available that night depending on availability.

Please check out the complete program at this link!

Science Night Volunteers needed!

Does your middle or high school student need service hours? Help out with Science Night! Both middle and high school volunteers needed for Science Night Thursday!

Parent volunteers are needed for Science Night too. Click here to sign up.

Paws Holiday Party -- Friday, December 11th

Exciting news!! Author / Illustrator Fred Koehler will be our guest reader, signing his book How to Cheer Up Dad. Lots of treats & rewards including a copy of Fred Koehler's book for all attendees and cupcake decorating activities!!!

** Qualification: Student must have read & annotated in 5 or more books since beginning of school year. Deadline to turn in : Monday, December 7th**

Gorrie Staff Holiday Party is December 8th

Planning for this year's Teacher and Staff Holiday Party is underway! This year PTA has made the decision to purchase the bulk of the food to take the pressure off our parents at this hectic time of the year. We are just looking for help with some of the "finishing touches" and volunteers on the day of the party. Click here to sign up. Please feel free to contact Faith Alexander with any questions. Thank you!

General PTA Meeting on December 8th: Budget Vote!

Please join us on Tuesday, December 8th at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. We will be voting to amend our budget.

Commemorative Walkway Bricks Have Been Installed!

The John B. Gorrie Foundation is pleased to announce that recent brick orders have been installed in the Commemorative Walkway in front of the coliseum! Thank you to all the families who purchased an engraved brick.

Our brick campaign is an ongoing fundraising project for the Foundation. Proceeds from each brick purchased support important education and music programs for students at our school. Engraved bricks are a wonderful way to celebrate families and friends, to honor loved ones, to mark a milestone, or to give as a HOLIDAY GIFT! To place your holiday brick order quickly, just print out this order form.