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Exciting Visit From Authors Richard and Kathy Verlander

posted Sep 17, 2018, 6:36 AM by Lenora Dean

Richard and Kathy Verlander are first and foremost proud parents. Parents who have a story to tell …. Their first book, “Rocks across the Pond” (2012) chronicles their life journey raising 2017 World Series Champion JUSTIN VERLANDER and his brother Ben, also a baseball star. Their newest release, “The Shelter Gang and Their Secret Adventure” is a children’s book about dogs, cats, and baseball. The story was inspired by the authors’ love for and advocacy of homeless animals and the wonderful people who care for them. It is a tale of hope, acceptance, perseverance and love.

THE VERLANDERS WILL BE MAKING A SPECIAL VISIT TO OUR SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 26th to meet with our students and teachers! If you would like for your student to have them autograph and personalize their own special copy please complete below and return to school no later than SEPTEMBER 21st!

New Morning and Afternoon Traffic Pattern

posted Sep 17, 2018, 6:28 AM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 6:29 AM ]

We are changing the traffic path for morning and afternoon parent drop off. Although we have improved greatly with our time of getting students dismissed, we are still backing up traffic and blocking parents and residents. This is going into effect to assist with getting 3 times the amount of vehicles onto school property and off of Gordon School Road. This is a safety issue for everyone involved. 

 With the help of Corporal PJ Cunniff from the Chesterfield County Police Department and our Child Safety Officer Holly Gorman, we came up with a new path. Several schools use this pattern including our feeder middle school, Midlothian Middle. New arrows will be painted on the blacktop in the coming week(s) depending on the weather. I was able to grab many of you yesterday afternoon and discuss the new plan and it sounds like everyone is excited! Please review this map and share with all who may need it. If you have any questions, please email me. Please try not to line up for morning arrival until 9:00 as many of our teachers are coming in for the day. As a reminder, afternoon dismissal starts at 3:55.

Order Pizza and earn money for Gordon with every slice!

posted Sep 10, 2018, 6:19 AM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 6:19 AM ]

We are excited to partner with our local Marcos Pizza this school year. To place your order online:

1. Navigate to: https://store2014.marcos.com/ordering/menu/Pizzas
2. Click on the 'Fundraisers' selection on the left
3. Add the Gordon Elementary PTA Fundraiser to your cart

Local Marco's
13911 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian, VA 23113 

To learn about other ways to support Gordon PTA just by shopping, click here!

PTA General Meeting - Sept. 18th at 7 pm

posted Sep 10, 2018, 6:16 AM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 6:17 AM ]

Join us for our first General PTA Meeting on September 18th at 7pm in the Gordon Cafeteria. We will be voting to approve the 2018-19 budget at this meeting so come on out to see what all we have planned this year!

Anyone interested in getting involved, making decisions, or learning more about the PTA is encouraged to attend.

PTA Welcome Packets

posted Sep 10, 2018, 6:12 AM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 6:12 AM ]

Be on the lookout for important information coming home with your child in a red or blue folder. This packet contains the PTA Events Calendar, Patriot Club and PTA membership information, Room Parent forms, PTBoard information, and more!

Also, don't forget to join the Patriot Club ONLINE today to start earning your rewards, including your PTA Membership, entry into our Fall Festival Raffle, Gypsy Auction tickets, and more!


Reams Road Elementary School Relocation Community Meeting

posted Sep 4, 2018, 7:13 AM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 7:14 AM ]

A second Reams Road Elementary Relocation Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19th. The meeting will be at Reams from 6:30-7:30pm.

Minutes from the August 22nd meeting have been posted to PTBoard and can be found by clicking HERE. The slideshow from the meeting can be viewed by clicking here: 0816 reams gordon.pdf

Gordon Spirit Wear

posted Sep 4, 2018, 7:11 AM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 7:11 AM ]

New Spirit Wear is on sale now through September 21st. Fill out your order forms and return to school with payment OR order online at https://gordon18.itemorder.com

Don't miss the chance to purchase your new merch for the year!

Patriot Pride Giving

posted Sep 4, 2018, 7:10 AM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 7:10 AM ]

The Patriot Pride Giving Campaign brings technology, recreation materials, and PTA led programs to Gordon through donations made by our families. Our goal this year is to raise $25,000 and have 100% participation to signal our commitment to these programs. Your tax-deductible gift is a direct contribution to the education of your child and to all Gordon students. Join the Patriot Club today to start earning your rewards, including your PTA Membership! Sign up today online at https://squareup.com/store/ww-gordon-pta


New for 2018-2019 for ALL Volunteers!!!

posted Aug 28, 2018, 5:23 AM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Aug 28, 2018, 5:24 AM ]

Keeping our children safe during the school day is a number one priority, and this new process is one more way. In order to ensure that we do this, CCPS has made it mandatory for all volunteers that enter the building to complete the application link below. Who is required to complete the form? Field trip chaperones, Watch D.O.G.S., volunteers in the library/classroom/cafeteria, and PTA Board members. Please allow two weeks for processing.

Open House Schedule

posted Aug 21, 2018, 5:47 PM by Lenora Dean   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 5:50 PM ]

It's almost time to return to school!  Check out the Open House and Back to School Night information HERE!  

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