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Thank you for visiting our website. It is intended to be a user-friendly resource for our parents, students, business partners, teachers and staff. This site is the first place to check for the latest information about the happenings at the school. Please look around and stay connected with the great things we are doing here at Gilchrist.

David Solz, Principal
Gilchrist Elementary

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  • Important School Updates Now Available Via Text
    Principal Solz has added a new feature to his method of communication to parents, not only can you receive his weekly emails by subscribing to the LCS ListServ, but you can also receive his important messages via text. Join the Gilchrist Group at www.remind.com/join/gilchrist. Once you receive and enter the verification code you will be added to the group. To Remove yourself from the group text STOP to the group or to 81010.
  • Parent Portal Opening September 8th
    For those that have had access last year, your child's ID and password remain the same. On September 8th to retrieve lost usernames/passwords for Pinpoint, contact Gilchrist for a copy of the Parent Portal letter or email PortalHelp@leonschool.net, or call the Leon County School Help Desk at 487-7524. We are here to help you at Gilchrist. Please also refer to our Parent Portal page for more information.
  • Check out our Media Center page »
    We have posted a newsletter with helpful information. Keep returning as updates will be posted regularly.
  • Check out our AR Program page »
    We have added this years AR Prize Categories, it's going to be a magical year!

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NEW Volunteer Online Application System

We hope that this will make the process easier for our wonderful volunteers and mentors. Please visit https://volunteers.leonschools.net and enter your information. This is required for all volunteers, mentors and as well as field trip chaperones. The LCS Online Volunteer application is required annually in order to be approved to serve in our schools and to be eligible for coverage under LCS Workman's Compensation Insurance should an accident occur while performing their volunteer assignment.
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Champions Program Begins Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Students in grades 3-5 received applications this week and are welcome to participate in a free afterschool 45 minute exercise program sponsored by CHP with trainers from Titus. The program is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 3rd. The times are 2:50-3:35pm. Students are to be picked up in the bus loop at this time.

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Gilchrist Open House Monday: September 8

Parents are invited to meet their child's teacher and learn about the exciting things that are happening in the classroom this year. Teachers will provide parents with a 30 minute summary of the class expectations, policies and procedures. At 5:15pm the PTO will begin the evening with the annual general membership meeting.

Parents will report to their teachers classroom at the following times:
  • 6:00pm:   Kindergarten & 1st Grade
  • 6:35pm:   2nd & 3rd Grade
  • 7:10pm:   4th & 5th Grade

Superintendent Pons Issues Million Book Challenge

Superintendent Pons hosted a public announcement at Gilchrist Elementary to kick off the Leon County Schools Million Book Challenge.

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Local Businesses Helping Gilchrist Elementary

We appreciate all the support we receive from our community. We wouldn't be able to provide our students with an exceptional education if it wasn't for you. The school year began with an onsite clinic provided by COSTCO offering flu shots to our staff. Keeping our staff healthy is a top priority. School supplies were provided from Chick-Fil-A and K-Mc Sports Foundation. We have also been awarded a $250 grant by the Walmart Community Giving Program to support our STEM program and we look forward to working with Target and Prime Meridian Bank during our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair in September.

Please see our Partners For Excellence page on how you to can be a partner with Gilchrist Elementary or contact Janet Burns, 487-4310.

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School Bus Routes Update

As the school year moves forward more students will begin to take the bus to/from school. Please refer to this bus route schedule for any updates to your area. This is site is updated regularly from the LCS Transportation Department.

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School Meals

To find out more information on our school menus and school meal program, please visit our Schools Meals page »

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2014/2015 Extended Day Enrichment Program

Please download, complete and return the forms from the EDEP page to avoid the lines on registration day (applicants through Project Care will be required to register on orientation day). Please contact Kim Prater or Aronia Jackson with any questions. Visit our EDEP page »

Gilchrist Elementary Listserv

Stay Informed All Year Long!

Join our Listserv to stay abreast of Gilchrist Elementary events and receive important notices. Join Gilchrist Mailing List » How To Leave the ListServ: On the ListServ page, click "Join or Leave the ListServ" and follow the prompts.

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PTO News

For more information about PTO contacts and happenings throughout the summer, please visit our PTO page »


  • Thursday, Sept. 4: DAC Meeting, Howell Center, 6:00pm
    PTO Meeting, Cafeteria, 8:45am
  • Friday, Sept. 5: Gilchrist Partner Breakfast, Media Center, 9:30am
  • Monday, Sept. 8: Open House & PTO General Membership Meeting, 6:00pm K & 1st grade, 6:35pm 2nd & 3rd Grade, 7:10pm 4th & 5th Grade
  • Tuesday, Sept. 9: SAC Meeting, Media Center, 6:00pm
  • Monday - Friday, Sept. 15 - 19: Fall Book Fair Week
  • Tuesday, Sept. 16: Family Book Fair Night
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24: Progress Alerts sent home
  • Monday, Sept. 29: Creative Academics Open House
  • View all Upcoming Events on our School Calendar

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