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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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Market Square Share Event: Tuesday, December 16th

A wonderful time to shop local and enjoy some local entertainment including our own students! Our students also created snowflakes that will hang in these area businesses, on the 16th area businesses will provide our families with discounts and/or donations back to the school for your purchases. More information on this event will come home this weekend. We hope to see you there.

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Early Release Days; December 17th, 18th, 19th

Students will be released from school at 12:20pm. Students will continue to have a lunch period, therefore if you pack your students lunch, please continue to do so on these days. Lunches will also be available for purchase in the cafeteria. If you require extended day care on these days, please contact our EDEP directors, Ms. Kim Prater or Aronia Jackson for more information and the drop in rate for early release days.

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New Updates

  • 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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Employees of the Year

Gilchrist is proud to announce its employees for the 2014-2015 school year. Ms. Holly Bryant, Teacher of the Year, Ms. Avis Berry, Glenn-Howell Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year, and Ms. Janet Burns, Staff Employee of the Year. Please join us in congratulating them for all their efforts throughout the year.

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Gilchrist Yearbooks

2014-2015 yearbooks are now available to be pre-ordered for $20 until December 19th from Leonard's at www.leonards.com/yearbooks?con_no=C31051 – the school code is 31051. Yearbook messages cost $5.00 each – the Printable Yearbook Message forms are due along with payment by December 19th. 5th grade baby pictures are also due by the 19th for the year book. Please email or send in these pictures to Jocelyn Forehand.

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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.


  • Friday, Dec. 12: Tropicana Speech
  • Tuesday, Dec. 16: Market Square Share Night
  • Wednesday - Friday, Dec. 17 - 19: Early Release - 12:20pm
  • Friday, Dec. 19: End of Second Nine Weeks
    2nd Quarter AR Celebration
  • Monday - Friday, Dec. 22 - Jan. 2: Winter Holidays - No School
  • Tuesday, Jan. 6: Students Return
  • View all Upcoming Events on our School Calendar

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