The Jaguar Journal

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2015 Gorrie Walk-a-Thon: Help us reach 100%

We're off to a great start with the Walk-a-Thon. Thank you to all of our sponsors and families who have donated. We are almost to 95% of our goal, so close! If 100 families pitch in now, we'll be at 100%. Go to to learn more.

Remember, every student gets a FREE walk-a-thon shirt. We collect sizes at registration online. If you haven't registered, please access the website by clicking here.

Class Contest #1

Each week, the teachers and classes are eligible to earn prizes. This week, we are happy to announce that Mrs. Slade's class won the highest average/student funds collected with an average of $385/student. Ms. Sinclair's class came in a close second with an average of $312/student. Congrats to both classes for doing an awesome job! The teachers will receive gift cards and the students will receive a special treat.

As we look ahead, the contests will be based on % increase or % registered.

Thank you again for your support! Gorrie has the best teachers, parents, students and community supporters! Questions about the Walk-a-thon? Contact Leah Carden

Session 2 for After School Clubs: Regstration begins Monday, October 19 @ 6pm!

This past Friday all students received a hard copy flyer with information about After School Clubs - Session 2 (runs Nov. 4 through Dec. 17).

Enrollment is online only. Session 2 enrollment opens promptly at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 19th

Each club will be filled on a first come, first served basis until the maximum number of participants is reached. The enrollment deadline is Friday, October 30th. In advance of enrollment, parents who are new to after school club online registration can log into the system and create an account.

Red Ribbon Week is THIS week!

Our school will be celebrating being drug free throughout the week of 10/19-10/23 by dressing in different themes.

Monday (10/19)—Gorrie Jaguars are drug free! Let’s show it by wearing red…especially red Gorrie t-shirts!

Tuesday (10/20)—We will Sock It to Drugs” by wearing crazy socks to school.

Wednesday (10/21)—Show we are Too Bright for Drugs” by wearing as much neon as possible.

Thursday (10/22)—Gorrie Elementary is ready to “Put a Cap on Drugs” by wearing your favorite cap or hat.

Friday (10/23)—Students and staff will Team Up Against Drugs” by wearing their favorite sports team gear.

Gorrie’s Great American Teach-In

Attention Gorrie Families! The Great American Teach-In is scheduled for Thursday, November 19! This is a wonderful opportunity for parents, grandparents and community members to share their work, hobbies, and life experiences with the students! If you would like to join us as a guest speaker, please make sure to mark your calendar for November 19th. Information on how you can sign up will be coming out soon! Events like these would not be possible without the help of volunteers. If you are interested in helping please contact Melissa Bunch at We look forward to making this an exciting and memorable day for our children!

PAWS for Reading

“Harvard Library recommends annotation as one of “six reading habits to develop in your first year at Harvard.”

Find new ways to help your child critically analyze text- New Tips and Benefits will be shared each week, and the class competition continues.

Teacher Conference Dinner

The Fall Teacher Conference dinner is Thursday Night!!

There are only a few spots left, so please sign up today!

Brief Survey: Help us become a National PTA School of Excellence!

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at Gorrie Elementary and complete the completely anonymous survey by October 23, 2015. Mark the response that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. We appreciate your time in helping us achieve this prestigious recognition for our school! Access the survey here.

Gorrie Cares Upcoming Events

New Gorrie Cares Service Project- Nov. 5

Gorrie Care Service Club students will be working at Gorrie to create candy bags for various organizations like Ronald MacDonald House, A Kid’s Place, Metropolitan Ministries, and The Children’s Home.

Donations Needed-

19oz or larger Water bottles for Science Night

Extra Halloween candy

Earning for Learning Results

Congratulations Gorrie!! We won 2nd place in the Earning for Learning competition..YAY!!! We won $2500 for Gorrie!!! We also turned in 140 school supplies that will benefit Metropolitan Ministries. Thank you to everyone who pitched in!!

Halloween Costume Donations

Do you have new or gently-used Halloween costumes or dress-up clothes that you are willing to donate? Gorrie Girl Scout troops will be collecting the week of October 19-23.

Simply drop off your new or gently-used Halloween costumes in front of Gorrie between 7:30 and 8:00am. All collected items will be donated to the Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School (Metropolitan Ministries' partnership school).