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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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Gilchrist Volunteers of the Year!

Gilchrist is a family of wonderful volunteers we would like you to join us in recognizing a few of our outstanding volunteers of the year!

  • Senior Volunteer – Beverly Kinloch
  • Adult Volunteer – Suzy Phipps
  • Mentor – John Outlook
  • Youth Volunteers – Hazel Crum & Summer Forehand

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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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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. Please click below for important testing dates:

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Art for the Sky

A special thanks to our art teacher Ms. McBride and artist Dan Dancer for their transformation of our students into this wonderful piece of art. To view the video of the making of our project, please visit https://vimeo.com/119208328 »

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Book Fair "Under the Sea": February 22-26, 8:30am-3:00pm
Family Night: Tuesday, February 24, 5:00-8:00pm

Come dive into a good book! We'll have lots of new titles and lots of "Under the Sea" fun. Our Family Night is on Tuesday, February 24th from 5:00-8:00pm. If you are not able to visit during our Book Fair week, please visit our Book Fair homepage at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/grizzly. Click the link to our online book fair where you can shop from February 15th-28th. View Printable Flyer »

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Family Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, March 7th at Applebee's 8:00-10:00am

We invite you to join us for breakfast at Applebee's, $5 includes, pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. More information will be coming home soon.

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Save the Date

More information coming home soon on these wonderful events.
  • February 23-27: Grandparents Week & Book Fair Week
  • February 24: Book Fair Family Night
  • February 24 & 25: Doughnuts for Dads
  • March 7th: Applebee's Breakfast 8:00am-10:00am
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Non-Fiction Challenge: Begins January 12th

Attention students in grades 3-5: January 12th begins this semsters Non-Fiction Challenge. Flyers were sent home on the 9th, reading logs are available from your teacher as well as in the media center. Prizes—along with appearances with the Principal—will be given for each milestone achieved. Our media center has a number of wonderful new and interesting non-fiction books for students to select from. View Printable Flyer »
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Gilchrist Yearbooks

2014-2015 yearbooks are now available to be ordered for $25 from Leonard's at www.leonards.com/yearbooks?con_no=C31051 – the school code is 31051.
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New Updates

  • 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.


  • Monday - Friday, Feb. 23 - 27: Book Fair Week
    Grandparents Week
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 24 & 25: Doughnuts for Dads
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24: Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Monday, Mar. 2: Dr. Suess Birthday
  • Thursday, Mar. 5: PTO Meeting, Cafeteria, 8:45am
  • Saturday, Mar. 7: Applebee's Breakfast
  • Tuesday, Mar. 10: SAC Meeting, Media Center, 6:00pm
  • Thursday - Friday, Mar. 12 - 13: Olympic Ceremony & Field Days
  • Friday, Mar. 13: End of Third Nine Weeks
  • Monday - Friday, Mar. 16 - 20: Spring Break - No School
  • Monday, Mar. 23: Teacher Planning Day - No School for Students
  • Tuesday, Mar. 24: Students Return
  • Wednesday, Mar. 25: Class Picture Day
  • Thursday, Mar 26: 3rd Quarter AR Celebration
  • View all Upcoming Events on our School Calendar

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