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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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Florida Standards Assessment Testing Dates

Parents and guardians of our 3-5th grade students, we are fast approaching the state assessment tests and we remind you that attendance is extremely important now until the end of the year. Please do your best to make appointments before or after school hours as there is some instructional time dedicated for students to practice the new testing format and to prepare them to be able to successfully show what they know on the testing dates. Postcards have gone home through weekly folders and will also be sent through the U.S. mail to the addresses we have on file. For more information and practice tests, please visit http://www.fsassessments.org/. Please click below for important testing dates:

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Class Pictures: Wednesday, March 25th

Dress your best and smile for Class pictures! To place your class picture order on line please go to www.leonards.com/photoprepay and the use the password G31055 to pay by credit card. To order by cash or check, made payable to Leonard's, print out the flyer below and enclose with payment on picture day Wednesday, March 25.
View Picture Flyer/Order Form »

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Gilchrist Summer Camp

Registration is now available for Gilchrist Summer Camp – register early to reserve your spot. Turn back the hands of time at Gilchrist's Time Warp Summer Camp. Join us as we escape this summer and travel in time through the past, present and future. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Prater or Aronia Jackson via email or 488-4060.

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Gilchrist Summer Reading Programs

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Now Accepting NEW Student Registration for 2015-2016 School Year

Registration packets are available in the front office. Parents/Guardians will need to also provide the following information:
  • Proof of child's birth date
  • Proof of immunization
  • Physical examination (within the last year)
  • Two proofs of residency:
    1. homestead exemption, mortgage deed, lease, rental agreement or property tax record
      – and –
    2. utility bill or drivers license
Please contact our registrar Ms. Linda Roulhac at 487-4310 with any questions or concerns.

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Spring Choral Concert Rehearsal Schedule

This years performance of the Granny Awards will be shown on Tuesday, May 12th with 2 performances during the day, 8:50am and 9:45am and an evening performance at 7:00pm. Permission slips and rehearsal schedules have been sent home for those participating in the production. You can also click here for the rehearsal schedule and attire for the participants.

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success, there are a number of opportunities, including supervising students between acts, program production, decorating the stage, helping with props, and assisting the cast with makeup and costumes. Please email Ms. Brown with your contact information and how you are able to help.
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New Updates

  • Gilchrist is now using solar panels to light the marquee on Timberlane Road. This is a wonderful use of technology for our students to learn about on our own campus.
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  • Find your students text book online. Under our Media Center Tab – Online Resources (http://www.gilchrist.leon.k12.fl.us/mediaresources.html) you will find the McGraw-Hill link for the Wonders Language Arts Program, Think Central For Math & Science along with a number of useful enrichment programs such as IXL for math.
  • Community Happenings: Offerings from local partners, such as Texas Roadhouse, World Ballet, Barnes & Noble, Scholastic Books, Winter Break Camps, and more.
  • Many pages throughout the website are updated regularly. Please check out our Media Center page to see their latest newsletter. Please also check back regularly to the SAC/SITE/SIP/SPAR page for important school information such as the school improvement plan, School Public Accountability Reports, School Grades and minutes along with a meeting schedule for our SAC committee.
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Volunteer Application

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.
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Gilchrist Parent Portal - Access Student Grades & More

The Parent Portal is a great tool to reflect on the student's progress, set up automated alerts for grades and upcoming assignments. Please refer to our Parent Portal page for more information.
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School Bus Routes

To find out more information about a bus route near you please follow this link to the LCS Transportation web page: http://wwwold.leon.k12.fl.us/public/transportation/sc0381.html
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School Meals

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

Messages from the principal can now be sent directly to your phone. 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.
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PTO News

PTO Volunteers, thank you for all your time and talent! Please complete the printable Volunteer Interest Form and return to your child's teacher with areas where you can help. For more information about PTO contacts and happenings, please visit our PTO page »
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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.

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


  • Wednesday, Mar. 25: Class Picture Day
  • Friday, Mar 27: 3rd Quarter AR Celebration
  • Thursday, April 23: Skate World Family Event
  • Saturday, April 25: PTO Movie Night
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, May 5-6: Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday-Friday, May 7-8: Mothers' Day Cake Decorating
  • Monday-Tuesday, March 30-31: 3rd & 4th Grade FSA Testing (English/Language Arts)
  • Wednesday-Thursday, April 1-2: 3rd & 4th grade FSA Testing (Math)
  • Wednesday, April 1: Report Cards Sent Home
  • Monday-Thursday, April 13-16: 5th Grade FSA Testing (English/Language Arts)
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, April 21-22: 5th Grade FCAT Science
  • Monday-Thursday, April 27-30: 5th Grade FSA Testing (Math)
  • View all Upcoming Events on our School Calendar

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