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David Solz, Principal
Gilchrist Elementary

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FCAT Proctors Needed: April 21st - 24th

A special thank you to all our volunteers that have offered their time to proctor during April 21st-24th. Extra copies of the FCAT Proctor form are available in the front office. Please remember to leave your cell phones and any electronics in your car or in the front office. Please email Taryn Adams if you have any questions! Thank you.
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Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

The FCAT testing will be administered April 21st-May 1st. You can now find an electronic copy of the FCAT testing polices here:

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Champions Last Day: Thursday, April 24th

Last day of the Champions after school program is Thursday, April 24th. We would like to extend a special thanks to our friends at Titus for implementing this program at our school and especially Mrs. K. Thomas for her work as our Champions Coordinator.

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Texas Roadhouse Share Night: Tuesday, May 6th

Please come out and join us for a fun evening with family and classmates all while supporting our school. Click on our printable flyer and bring it with you, remember to let the server know you are there to support Gilchrist. They do accept call-ahead seating! View Flyer »

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Take Your Child to Work Day
Thursday, May 8th for Leon County Schools

Due to FCAT testing, Leon County Schools will not hold the Take Your Child to Work Day on the national date of April 24. Instead, we will hold the event on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

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Mother's Day Cake Decorating Event: Friday, May 9th

A sweet gift for Mother's Day. Publix bakery staff will be on site assisting children decorating a cake for mom, aunt or that special someone! A portion of each cake sale will be donated to Gilchrist. Please print out and complete the order form and return to Janet Burns.
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Kindergarten Orientation
Wednesday, May 7th at 9:00am or Thursday, May 8th at 9:00am

Rising Kindergarteners and Families, please join us in the Gilchrist Cafeteria for a Parent and Student Orientation on either Wednesday, May 7th at 9:00am or Thursday, May 8th at 9:00am. Kindergarten registration packets are available in the front office and will be distributed at orientation. Parents will need the forms in these packets along with the following:
  • Proof of child's birth date
  • Proof of immunization
  • Certificate of medical examination
  • 2 proofs of residency (homestead exemption, mortgage deed, lease, rental agreement or property tax record along with one other proof such as utility receipt, or drivers license with the correct address)
Please see our flyer for more information or contact Rosie Wyatt, Guidance Counselor at 487-4310. View Printable Flyer »

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Gilchrist Volunteer of the Year, Named Leon County Schools Volunteer of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Tim Wolff with this distinguished award. Ms. Betsy McCauley, Leon County Schools District Volunteer Specialist, surprised Mr. Wolff with the news, he will be recognized on May 9th at the Civic Center with Superintendent Jackie Pons and the Leon County School Board. Mr. Wolff has been a volunteer with Gilchrist for over 20 years, we appreciate his service and dedication to our school. Mr. Wolff was an instrumental part in establishing the Gilchrist morning news program WGES and the students look forward to this program each morning. View Photos »

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PTO Happenings

Please check out all the new updates—including Doughnuts for Dads, Family night, PTO Meet & Greet along with current volunteer needs—on our PTO page »
We appreciate all the support being provided to our Gilchrist Family. Gilchrist is a Great Place to Be!

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Media News Update

Online newsletters have been added to keep you up to date with new material and the AR program. Simply follow our Media Center link in our left menu.

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Gilchrist Summer Camp Registration

Make your next move... Get in the Game for a summer of enrichment and fun! Gilchrist has a fun filled summer camp planned. Please review the flyer and camp registration forms below. For any questions regarding the summer camp, please email Kim Prater or Aronia Jackson or call at 488-4060.

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Pinpoint Parent Portal

Parents/Guardians have been given an individual user ID and password to a new web-based, student management program which makes it possible for parents to monitor the progress of their children and to receive regular communication from teachers. This program allows you to set up automated emails showing the students grades, upcoming assignments, and other features that you can customize for your needs. Quick links may be found on our new Parent Portal tab which has been added to our website's left menu. For more details, visit our Parent Portal page »

Changes Taking Effect This School Year

Please be aware of safety procedures effecting our morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Grizzly safety is our priority! View Car Drop Off/Pick Up Rules and Procedures »


  • Monday - Friday, Apr. 21 - May 2: FCAT Grades 3-5 Reading and Math, Grade 5 Science
  • Wednesday, Apr. 23: Progress Alerts Issued
  • Thursday - Friday, May 1 - 2: FCAT Grades 3-5 Reading and Math, Grade 5 Science (final days reserved for make up)
  • Thursday, May 1: PTO Board Meeting, Cafeteria, 8:45am
  • Friday, May 2: Campus Clean Up All Grades
  • Monday - Friday, May 5 - 9: End of year Bus Driver Appreciation Week
  • Tuesday, May 6: Texas Road House Share Night
  • Monday - Thursday, May 7 - 8: Kindergarten Orientation
  • Friday, May 9: Mother's Day Cake Decorating with Publix
    Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea
  • Monday, May 12: Creative Academics 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip
  • Tuesday, May 13: Spring Choral Concert, Cafeteria, 9:00am, 10:00am, 7:00pm
    PTO General Meeting, Cafeteria, prior to spring concert
  • Wednesday, May 14: Speech Graduation
  • View all Upcoming Events on our School Calendar

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Looking for Something?

Information previously found in this section, including Car Tags, Student Supervision, LCS Promotion Brochures, HealthyKids.org, Transportation Changes and more, may now be permanently found on our main School Information page. Information for parents and students is alphabetized by subject in the Additional Information section.
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