Community Raffle

All Proceeds Benefit the Gordon Fund!

Ticket Prices:

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

Tickets on sale December 6-8 • 7:45 am - 9:30 am & 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Only in the Wales Theater

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


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 Gordon parent Christine Chitnis’ book and its companion jigsaw puzzle! Top it off by enjoying our local Indian cuisine with a $50 gift certificate to India Restaurant donated by Gordon parent Ajay Vinoben.

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.

Read with Denver in the Library Alcove

Reading with dogs can be calming AND fun. 2 students 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 2023 to be coordinated with Denver’s owner, Greg Carson.

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.

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.

Celebrate Reading with Cupcakes

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 Gordon parent and baker extraordinaire Jessica Gomes. Celebration to be held on Friday, January 7, 2023.

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!

Be interviewed about your favorite book in the 5th and 6th 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.

Feed Your Book Club

Treat your book club friends to an array of the finest foods and provisions near and far with a $50 gift certificate to Hawes Fine Foods in Providence as you discuss your latest reading selection together. Donated by Gordon parent Pam Hitchman.

Dancing with the Lopezes (Grown-ups only)

One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book Salsa Talks: A Musical Heritage Uncovered and The Mad Hot Adventures of an Unlikely Documentary Filmmaker. On an evening of the winner's choice, they are invited to bring five friends (total of six people) to Gordon for a fun group dance lesson with Rodney López and Noni Thomas López. Following the lesson, winners will head over to the López home for some Nuyorican-inspired refreshments.

Paint Your Own Pottery - Storytelling Through Art (Grown-ups only, 5 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 Kindergarten parent, Athena Witscher. This workshop will provide adults with a handmade tile to paint. Tiles will then be fired, finished, and available to participants to collect. Share stories and get creative along with coffee and pastries. To be held in Gordon’s Commons.

Parenting Coaching Session (Grown-ups only)

Go beyond the self-help aisle with a parent coaching/listening session with Gordon parent Amy Borak, a licensed clinical social worker with 20+ years of working with young children and families, in therapeutic spaces, schools, Montessori schools, and early childhood settings. One winner will receive some of Amy’s favorite parenting books and have the opportunity to bring up to 4 friends to discuss and receive guidance on parenting topics of their choosing.

Read and Experience History - New Bedford Whaling Museum Family membership

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 a 12-month family membership courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum for two adults and up to four children or grandchildren under the age of 18 from the same household. Membership includes unlimited visits, a 10% discount on museum store purchases, complimentary passes for a non-member, and additional benefits.

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 2022-23 season.

Books & Soccer

With the return of the World Cup, we had to find a fun way to incorporate reading and one of Gordon’s favorite sports! Gordon Coach Julio Barba will host a one-hour skills and drills session* for one Gordon student and 3 of their classmates. This experience is enhanced by a selection of books (World Cup facts and soccer skills and drills that can be practiced at home). *Restrictions: 1hr session will be scheduled immediately after school dismissal and session must be used by April 30, 2023. Scheduling will be based on mutually agreed time between Coach Barba and Gordon raffle winner.

Celebrate Writing with Cookies from Wildflour

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 cookies from vegan bakery Wildflour. Celebration to be held Friday, January 6, 2023. Donated by Gordon parents Alyson Yaffe and Jesse Kalb.

Book-themed Basketball with Ms. Jutras

One student will get the chance to play Gordon’s Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement and former college basketball player, Veronica Jutras, in a best of 3 book-themed basketball game a la HORSE, except the 3 rounds will be READ, WRITE, and DRAW. Date and time TBD with Ms. Jutras and may take place during recess, WIN, or afterschool.