T. C. Gurney Elementary School

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Gurney Kicks Off One School One Book with Mr. Popper's Penguins!

Gurney has kicked off our 11th annual One School One Book Program!
Every child has received a copy of Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater!
THANK YOU to Chagrin Valley Rotary, Chagrin Falls PTO, Chagrin Falls PTO and the entire Gurney Elementary School Staff for making this amazing program happen each year! Our whole school has transformed into the Antarctic and we can't wait to read about Mr. Popper and why he has penguins! 
Please visit our OSOB website to see the calendar of reading and events, chapter podcasts, learning links, our fundraiser info and more! Click Here!


Yearbook ID Code:  14051220 
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  • January 13 - 16   GURNEY SPIRIT WEEK Monday wear your PJ's / Tuesday wear your favorite color / Workout Wednesday wear your sweat bands, sneakers, etc. / Thursday is Spirit Day so wear your orange and black
  • January 17 - Gurney Night at the CF Boys Basketball Game vs. TW Harvey 7:30 p.m. (Special admission price for Gurney students for this game - $1) 
  • January 17 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Training
  • January 20 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day 
  • Purchase student pre-sale athletic tickets at Gurney for all sports $4 - this is a $2 savings (adult tickets are available at the door)
  • Check out Flyer Central for Community Activities for students CLICK HERE
  • The 2019-2020 approved district calendar is located on the District Website or you can CLICK HERE 
  • The 2019-2020 Gurney calendar CLICK HERE 

Gurney Featured in "Read to Them" Publication

Gurney Elementary School is featured on the front page of the "Read to Them" Winter 2020 newsletter. Our One School, One Book program is featured in a two-page story.  CLICK HERE to read!


The Encore Nights are:
March 11 - Last Names A-M; March 12 - Last names N-Z
5:30 - 7:00 PM for both nights 

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Your child’s classroom will use Bridges in Mathematics second edition, a comprehensive curriculum for grades PreK–5. Bridges is a rigorous program designed to address the new math standards in a way that’s enjoyable and accessible to all learners. Bridges features a combination of whole-group, small-group, and independent activities that are problem centered. To get an overview of the Bridges in Mathematics program CLICK HERE. To go to the Bridges in Mathematics Family Support site CLICK HERE. More +

Visitor Photography Guidelines

Please click HERE to view the guidelines when visiting our school.

Gurney Attendance Guidelines Refresher

Click HERE to view the Attendance Guidelines per the Chagrin Schools Student Handbook (go to page 7)

Online Absence Reporting Forms

Online Absence Reporting
 All absences should be reported by 9:00 AM. Attendance Rules refresher per the Chagrin Schools Student Handbook.
If your student will be missing two or more days, please fill out a
Arrival - 8:25 a.m.
Classes begin at 8:35 a.m.
Dismissal - 3:20 p.m. 
Transportation Changes MUST be made by 2:00 p.m. and called in to the main office. No transportation changes will be accepted after 2:00 p.m. unless it is an emergency. Do not contact the teacher directly for any transportation changes during the day, call the Gurney office at 440-893-4030.

Dr. Jones Tweets from Gurney School!

Gurney Water Quality Information

This link provides information for Gurney School water quality information
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