Community Raffle

All Proceeds Benefit the Gordon Fund!

Ticket Prices:

$2 each • $10 for 6 tickets$20 for 15 tickets

Tickets on sale December 6-10, 8am-10am each day.

Outdoors during dropoff and in the Commons.

*Note: Due to RI State law, all ticket purchases must be done in person.


1. Gordon Parent Author Book Pack

Get to know some of the talented parents in our Gordon Community through their published works! This set includes a collection of fiction and non-fiction books:

Hey Harry, Hey Matilda: A Novel by 2nd and 5th grade parent Rachel Hulin

On Task: How Our Brain Gets Things Done by 7th and 5th grade parent David Badre

Prayers for the People: Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City by 6th grade parent Rebecca Carter

Nevergreen and The Irrationalist: The Tragic Murder of Rene Descartes by 8th grade parent Andrew Pessin

2. Patterns of India book and puzzle + gift certificate to India Restaurant

Experience a virtual trip of sorts to India with your very own copy of 5th, 3rd, and Nursery parent Christine Chitnis’ newest book (recently tagged on Instagram by Britney Spears!) and its companion jigsaw puzzle! Top it off by enjoying our local Indian cuisine with a $50 gift certificate to India Restaurant donated by 6th grade parent Ajay Vinoben.

3. Read with Denver in the Library Alcove

Reading with dogs can be calming AND fun. One student will enjoy a very special experience with Gordon’s service dog, Denver, as they read with him on campus in the Joukowsky Family Library Alcove. Date and time in 2022 to be coordinated with Denver’s owner, Greg Carson.

4. Storytime with Ms. Dunham-Carson and Gordy

One student will delight in a story by Gordon’s Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning, Alethea Dunham-Carson, along with our school mascot Gordy the Gator! Date and time TBD.

5. Ms. Martindale reads your favorite book to you

Who doesn’t love the calming sound of Gordon Librarian Frances Martindale’s voice? One student will get to enjoy her delightful narration of a favorite book of their choosing. Date and time TBD.

6. Storytime with Dr. Thomas Lopez at her house with hot cocoa

Reading with Gordon Head of School Dr. Noni Thomas Lopez and hot cocoa?! Need we say more? One student will enjoy this very special storytime experience at her home on Martin St. Date and time TBD.

7. Celebrate Reading with Cupcakes from Sanous Sweets

Every day at Gordon students experience the joy of reading. Let’s celebrate that! 2 students and their classmates will get to enjoy amazing cupcakes from Sanous Sweets. Celebration to be held on Friday, January 7, 2022. Donated by 5th Gordon parent Jessie Gomes.

8. Celebrate Writing with Chocolate Chip Cookies from Madrid Bakery

Gordon School fosters creative and expressive writing starting in Nursery all the way through 8th grade. 1 student and their classmates will get to celebrate our school’s excellence in writing with chocolate chip cookies from Madrid. Celebration to be held Friday, January 7, 2022. Donated by 6th Gordon parents Sergio Mendoza and Hercilia Corona.

9. One-on-one creative writing session with Gordon parent and creative writing professor Amra Brooks

This is a chance for a budding author to get expert advice on their writing! One student will get to experience a one-on-one creative writing session with 3rd grade parent Amra Brooks to talk about their writing and ask any questions about creative writing that they may have.

Amra Brooks directs the creative writing program at Stonehill College in Easton, MA where she is an associate professor. Her novella California was published by Teenage Teardrops in 2008. In addition, she writes critical essays and reviews about contemporary art, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Inventory, Printeresting, Ping Pong: A Literary Journal of the Henry Miller Library, Entropy, This Long Century, index, the LA Weekly, The Encyclopedia Project, and many other publications. She is the director of the Raymo Literary Series and co-produces and edits the podcast The Electro-Library. She is currently working on a book of creative nonfiction called Breathing Asteroids, and excerpts from the book can be found in Entropy Magazine.

10. Gordon Gear Prize Pack

Show off your Gordon pride with a collection of some Gear favorites! Then, when people inevitably ask you if your child goes to Gordon School or what it is, share your story of why you love this school!

11. Poetry Writing Workshop for Adults with 7th grade Humanities Teacher Tamar Paull (10 winners!)

Parents - have you ever wished YOU could go to Gordon School? Well, now is your chance! Learn from one of Gordon’s amazing faculty in a special poetry writing workshop with 7th grade Humanities teacher, Tamar Paull. Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 9-11am in Gordon's Commons.

12. Be interviewed about your favorite book in the sixth grade newspaper

Stop the presses! What Gordon student is making the news with their favorite book? It might just be your child! One student will be interviewed for a featured story about their favorite book in Gordon’s sixth grade newspaper.

13. Book Club appetizers from India Restaurant

Treat your book club friends to appetizers from India Restaurant with a $50 gift certificate as you discuss your latest reading selection together. Donated by 6th grade parent Ajay Vinoben.

14. Experience Storytelling through Art (8 winners!)

A picture is worth a thousand words. Experience this unique opportunity to tell a story by creating your own one-of-kind work of art with ceramic artist and preschool parent, Athena Witscher. Adults will explore using the Sgraffito technique to create a drawing on a clay tile. Share stories and get creative along with coffee and pastries. To be held Friday, January 7, 2022 from 8:30-10am in Gordon’s Commons.

15. Read and Experience History

Gordon students often read and study texts and then take a field trip to explore history firsthand. Here is your chance to do the same with family or friends! Learn about and experience Southern New England’s regional history in the whaling industry with 2 books and 6 passes courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Donated by second grade parent Emily Mead.

16. Experience Storytelling through Theater - Trinity Rep Tickets

Gordon School has a long-standing relationship with Trinity Repertory Company and is fortunate to have opportunities for students to learn from actors and playwrights in our theater arts program. Enjoy 2 complimentary tickets to one show of your choice in the 2021-22 season.