9th Annual Gorrie Elementary Walk-a-thon

PTA Funded School Year Activities (2017-2018)

  • Teacher training and team building at the start of the school year
  • Back to school luncheon for the staff
  • Summer Reading celebration
  • Literacy, Science and Math Nights
  • New Girls Leadership Club
  • New weekly Newsflash and MyGorrie.com website
  • Purchased commercial grade carpets for the common areas
  • Ongoing spirit stick program
  • Newspaper club
  • Landscaping and improvements in the courtyard
  • Funded a portion of the Kindness Campaign ($1,500)
  • Approved over $10,000 in mini-grants for our teachers. Teachers are able to apply for a PTA grant (with school approval) for items to enhance their teaching or classrooms such as guest speakers for classrooms, online math, and reading programs, lined writing journals for kindergarten, headphones, a butterfly garden, magazine subscriptions, classroom tools, a new Wordly Wise book series, cursive workbooks, shelving, flash cards, enrichment activities, new marker board tables, listening center headphones, reading fluency books, supplemental common core books, and more. 
  • Ongoing supplies such as specialized light bulbs for classroom projectors, maintenance of Smartboards and responders, first day packets, fun machine maintenance and supplies (snow cone syrup, popcorn, paper products)
  • Funded a portion of the 5th-grade end of year celebration week 
  • Gorrie C.A.R.E.S. initiatives, including Teach-In, support for families in need, our Sister School, Ambassador program and more 
  • Dad's Club movie night and other Dad's Club activities: spirit nights, Daddy Donut Days and monthly birthday celebrations
  • Conducted events for our Gorrie Families that were great successes, including the Fall Festival, Spring Arts Festival, Grandparents Day, Kindergarten Sing-a-Long, Clap In/Clap Out, Info Fair, Veteran's Day Celebration and Staff Holiday Party
  • Funded Staff Appreciation Week
  • Purchased supplies for the Media Center to enhance STEM
  • Paid for catering for Conference Nights
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