Gordon School parents have a voice here and they play a large role in many facets of the school. The Parent Association goes beyond classroom involvement. They encourage all parents to play a role in their child’s learning. At the Gordon School we connect home and school which makes us a strong community of learners.
Since I started here at the Gordon School a few months ago, I have witnessed some amazing events and initiatives spearheaded by the Parent Association.
Just to name a few:
Each week, families are able to purchase a challah for their home.
Families can also purchase “Birthday Books” during the week of their child’s birthday and a duplicate copy of the book is donated to the birthday child’s classroom with a commemorative label.
Annual Back to School Carnival welcoming new families and celebrating the start of the new school year!
Parent events to bring them together socially on an evening out while providing childcare for the students.
Overseeing all room parents and having special events for the teachers.
There are many more events that are coming up this school year such as the cocktail party for parents only!
The Parent Association brings families together! They ensure the close bond continues year after year with the Gordon School families. Are you a current parent and want to be involved? Reach out to Martha Mashav and Rachel Federgreen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond the Parent Association, the teachers put together events in the classrooms where parents can participate! They are welcomed to campus as mystery readers, teachers for cooking, arts and crafts and learning languages. Parents receive invitations to join their children for breakfasts and snacks on special holidays like Sukkot and Thanksgiving.
Every week parents are invited to Shabbat prayers. Fridays include singing to welcome in the weekend, recognizing those who had a birthday that week and performances by the students. Students lead the anthems, songs, dances and prayers. A parent today mentioned how great it felt seeing his daughters singing the national anthem for the United States and Israel on the microphone in front of the school. These are the moments when students and parents feel at home and a sense of belonging. The Gordon School is home.
The Gordon School is committed to developing important connections and sharing values with families, as we understand that the ties between us must be strong and meaningful.
Long lasting friendships are forged in the school, not only among classmates, but also across classrooms and families.
Want to be part of this special community?
Join us at our Open House on November 7, 2019 at 9am!