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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
Principal Solz in Dunk Tank.

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Gilchrist Summer Fun Photos

Please check out our photo gallery for pictures from some of our summer share night events. If you have any pictures from these events to share, please email Janet Burns.
View Summer Fun Photos »

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Gilchrist Summer Skate Night
Skate World on Capital Circle NE - Thursday, July 31, 6:30-8:30pm

The first 75 Gilchrist Grizzlies at the door will receive a glow necklace. Please mention you are there to support Gilchrist and a portion of the admission sales will be donated to Gilchrist. View Printable Flyer »

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Summer Hours

Gilchrist Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00am-5:30pm. The office will be closed on Friday. Please register to receive emails from our administration by following the link for the school ListServ below.

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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School Supplies

You can find our school supply list below. This list will also be available at local retail stores as school supplies go on sale late July early August. Office Depot and Target are two companies that have corporate programs that can help to support our school.
2014/15 School Supply List »

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Office Depot® 5% Back To Schools Program

This program gives you the opportunity to help Gilchrist receive credits for FREE supplies when you shop at Office Depot® for student school supplies. It's easy! To designate Gilchrist Elementary School to receive 5% of your next school supply purchase, visit your local Office Depot store and when you check out at the register mention the Gilchrist Elementary School Code: 70024030. We have placed our school code on top of the School Supply List for your convenience. Please just print the supply school list if you wish to purchase your school supplies at Office Depot, or carry our Office Depot School ID Card in your wallet to use while shopping there. TIP: Print on cardstock or index paper, cut out card and laminate with wide, clear packing tape. Printable Office Depot School ID Card »

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Target's Take Charge of Education Program

Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school, then use your REDcard whenever you shop. When you use your REDcard (Target® Visa® Credit Card, Target Credit Card or Target Check Card), Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases Gilchrist Elementary School. Grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors are all welcome to participate in the program. The more people we involve, the harder the program works for our school. If you're already participating, thank you! Check out our school's progress anytime at Target.com/tcoe. Gilchrist's Take Charge of Education School ID: 41225

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Box Tops for Education

Just a reminder to keep saving those Box tops and Campbells labels. You will find Box Tops on many school supplies including Avery binders, zip lock bags, Hanes T-Shirts and more!

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New Student Registration

To find out your school zone, please visit the Leon County Schools Zone Information page »
We welcome all new families to register as soon as possible. Registration packets for Gilchrist Elementary are available in the front office and some of the most pertinent information you will need includes:
  • 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)

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PTO News

Yearbooks are here! They are available for sale in the front office now and throughout the summer for $25. Please make checks payable to Gilchrist PTO. For more information about PTO contacts and happenings throughout the summer, please visit our PTO page »

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Media News Update

READ READ READ... Please encourage your child to read this summer. Students will be taking AR quizzes upon returning to school in August. Suggested summer reading lists from the American Library Association may be found below.

Attention returning students/parents:

GES is not providing an AR Summer Reading log this year. However, our local public libraries and area bookstores are sponsoring summer reading programs. Please use the links below to find out more.

Reading can be one of the many fun activities children fill their summertime with. Please refer to the summer reading lists below and encourage your child(ren) to participate in this summers programs happening at our local libraries.

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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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Helpful Information For Our 5th Graders Going On To Middle School

Children residing in the Gilchrist school zone feed into the following middle schools: Cobb, Montford and Raa. Some students will also attend the Pre-IB program at Fairview. For your convenience, we have compiled useful information and resources for our 5th graders going on to middle school for academic year 2014/15.
View Middle School Resources page »


  • Thursday, July 31: Skate World Gilchrist Skate Night, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 13: PTO Class Posting Social, In Front of the School, 4:00pm
  • Thursday, August 14: Orientation Day, 1:30-3:00pm
    Meet your teacher, see your classroom and classmates, bring in your school supplies, say "Hi" to our special area teachers, meet our PTO, register for extended day and more!
  • Saturday, August 16: PTO Kindergarten Splash, PE Patio, 10:00am-12:00 noon
  • Monday, August 18: First Day of School, 8:30am-2:50pm
  • View all Upcoming Events on our School Calendar

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