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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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Early Release Days

Students will be dismissed at 12:20pm on Thursday May 28, Friday, May 29 and Monday, June 1st. *Please take note that the last day of school is Monday, June 1.

Extended Day is offering supervision for students on these days at a drop in fee of $30 per day and will provide supervision from 12:20-6:00pm

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2015/16 School Supply Lists

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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.
New This Year
We have a summer camp designed for incoming kindergarteners called Kamp K-Club! We will have a week filled with enrichment and fun in and around the school to help your kids get ready for the "Big Day"!

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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

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Helpful Information for Our 5th Graders

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Gilchrist Partner Summer Reading Programs

  • Barne's & Noble Summer Reading: "Imagination's Destination" Reading Journal »
  • Florida A&M University Summer Reading: Summer Reading Programs »
  • Gilchrist is participating in a fun summer reading project: the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, featuring Read for the World Record. The Summer Reading Challenge unites students from around the globe in an attempt to set a new world record for most minutes read this summer!

    A flyer about this fun reading program went home with every Gilchrist student. Please click link to access this two-page flyer which contains all the information you need to get your child off and reading this summer. Summer Reading Challenge Flyer »
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New Updates

  • "Think Like an Author" Creative Writing Summer Program. With Author, Adrian Fogelin for students entering 4th, 5th & 6th grade. Will be held July 13th-16th. Please review the flyer for more information »
  • 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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  • 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.


  • Tuesday, May 19th: 5th Grade SeaWorld Trip
  • Friday, May 22: Safety Patrol Fun Station Field Trip
  • Monday, May 25: Memorial Day Holiday - No School
  • Tuesday, May 26: 5th Grade Luau
  • Wednesday, May 27: 5th Grade vs. Faculty Kickball Game
  • Thursday, May 28: 5th Grade Continuation Ceremony
    Early Release Day
  • Friday, May 29: Early Release Day
  • Monday, June 1: Early Release Day
    Last Day of School
  • View all Upcoming Events on our School Calendar

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