The Jaguar Journal

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The school year is winding down and we are going out with a bang! Mark your calendars and join in on the fun. Ready? Here we go.

May 18th: Gorrie Art Show -- A Showcase of Ancient Civilizations

What: This is going to be such an unbelievable event! The kids have prepared incredible living museum skits, a fantastic play, beautiful artwork, and even virtual art tours.

Where: Gorrie Coliseum

When: May 18th, 5pm - 7:30pm

What can you do?

  • We are in need of parent volunteers to help make this night a success. No artistic or creative skills needed! Sign Up to volunteer at the art show this year. Register to volunteer here.

May 20th: Dad's Club Leadership Breakfast with Mayor Buckhorn

What: Get inspired, learn about leadership in Tampa from one of Tampa's great leaders, Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
Where: Gorrie Media Center
When: May 20th, 8am- 9:30am
What can you do?
  • Join us in the Media Center. A flyer will be sent home with your children this week. Please note this is event is open for all adult members of the Gorrie Family.

May 21st: Gorrie Day at Lowry Park Zoo

What: Please join the Gorrie Dad's Club and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for a fun day out with the family. A percent of ticket sales goes back to Gorrie. Zoo members: join in the fun, too!
Where: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
When: Saturday, May 21st at 10am

What can you do?

  • Mark your calendars! plan to attend! Wear your Gorrie red!


10am: Arrive at the zoo via a specially marked Gorrie entrance (look for a Gorrie banner)

10:15am: Gorrie participates in the "Pressing of the Button" for the start of the "Macaw Fly Over"

10:45am: Gorrie group photo session and meet and greet photo opportunities with Zoo characters and Jaggy!

11:15am: Meet at the Manatee Fountains for a special Gorrie scavenger hunt

12:15pm: Gorrie group picnic: boxed lunches will be available for purchase at a special rate

1:15pm: Keeper-Talk w/our Gorrie group--hear from zoo keepers about some special animals

2:00pm-closing: Free time in the Zoo

May 31st: Gorrie BurgerFi Showdown vs. Mitchell

What: Mitchell is looking to take the title away and we aren't going to let them! Plan to eat out that night at BurgerFi. The school that brings home the most money in proceeds, wins! Bring friends and family!!
Where: BurfgerFi on S. Howard Ave.
When: Tuesday, May 31st, 5pm-9pm
What can you do?
  • Ask all of your friends, family and neighbors to attend on this night--we must beat the Bobcats!!!

PTA Summer Budget and 2016-2017 PTA Executive Board

During the recent general PTA meeting we accomplished three important goals.

1) The Summer budget was passed. You can view that here.

2) The 2015-2016 budget was amended. You can view that here.

3) The proposed executive board slate for 2016-2017 was approved.

President- Laura Valenti
1st VP- Stacy Bogle
2nd VP- Wendy Coe
3rd VP- Leah Carden
4th VP- Aerian Ford
5th VP- Melissa Bunch
Secretary- Susan Heine
Treasurer- Katie Cappy
Recording Secretary- Liz Houston

Dinner is covered Every Tuesday and Wednesday Night in May. But the 31st is reserved for BugerFi :)

Anthony's Pizza is donating 20% of tracked sales every Tuesday and Wednesday night directly to our school!

So pick up a pizza, and make sure to tell them Jaggy sent ya!

Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza

1901 S. Dale Mabry Hwy


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