Why We Do It

For many important reasons, but primarily because this event benefits Gorrie by providing funds for resources such as teacher training, events, technology and facility improvements, class programs and many other items to continuously improve the learning experience for our children.  

How It Helps

The funds being raised will be used to support our teachers through classroom grants for continuing education workshops and seminars, science projects, writing aids, and supplemental materials not provided by the county that our teachers believe will make a difference in learning in our classrooms.

How We Give Back

A portion of the funds will also supplement the art and music department, ongoing maintenance, repair and replacement of visual aid equipment in every classroom, and our Gorrie Cares service projects which allows our students to give back to the community.

Our Walk-A-Thon Dollars at Work

Teacher Support

Approved over $10,000 in mini-grants for Gorrie’s teachers

Provided teacher training and team building at the start of the school year

Purchased a new laptop for the Math Department, along with musical instruments and supplies

Funded Staff Appreciation Week

Student Support

Funded a portion of the 5th grade end of year celebration week 

Funded a new Literacy Night event, in addition to Science and Math Night

Funded the newspaper club

Funded ongoing spirit stick program

Funded the Summer Reading celebration

Funded PAWS reading program

Campus & Community Support

Funded specialized light bulbs for classroom projectors, maintenance of Smartboards and responders, first day packets, fun machine maintenance, supplies, and more

Funded the Spring Arts Festival, Information Fair, Grandparents Day, Kindergarten Sing-a-Long, Skate Night, Clap In/Clap Out, Info Fair, and Staff Holiday Party

Funded Gorrie C.A.R.E.S. initiatives, including Teach In, support for families in need, our Sister School, Ambassador program and more 

Funded Dads’ Club movie night and other Dads’ Club activities: spirit nights, Daddy Donut Days, Daddy roses, fans for the school and more

Funded landscaping efforts at start of new school year

Funded supplies for a new community event, the Spaghetti Dinner