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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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Winter Break: December 22nd, 2014 — January 2nd, 2015
Teacher Planning Day: January 5th
Students return on January 6th

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Gilchrist Students Create Artwork for Display in Local Businesses

A special thanks to show our appreciation for their support all year long. We encourage our families to visit these businesses and admire the students wonderful creations!
  • Lofty Pursuits – Ms. Cooper, Ms. Wiggins and Ms. McDaniel
  • 10 Thousand Villages – Ms. Bower
  • Fire Fly Pottery – Ms. Sims
  • Tropicana Smoothie – Ms. Dunn and Ms. Pease
  • Gordo's – Sherraden, Poll, Kenton, Leslie
  • Wood4U – Marshall
  • My Favorite Books – Gray
  • Chameleon Boutique – Brown
  • Don's Shoes – Williams
View Coupon for 10% Off at My Favorite Books (Exp. 12/24) »

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Magnet School Showcase: January 10th, 13th & 15th

5th Grade families are invited to review options for middle school during the LCS Magnet School Showcase at the Bloxham building in January 2015. The deadline for school choice is March 1, 2015. With so many available opportunities through the LCS School choice office, they have a showcase planned and shadow dates listed on the flyer below. This is a great opportunity to review the program's these schools have to offer.
LCS Magnet School Showcase Flyer »

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New Issue of Pawprints

Hot off the presses! The Fall/Winter edition of Gilchrist's Pawprints – a literary Magazine creatd by Gilchrist Elementary students – is now available.
View Pawprints Magazine »

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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

  • 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 »

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.

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, Dec. 22 - Jan. 2: Winter Holidays - No School
  • Tuesday, Jan. 6: Students Return
  • Thursday, Jan. 8: PTO Meeting, Cafeteria, 8:45am
  • Wednesday, Jan. 14: Report Cards Go Home
  • Monday, Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Holiday - No School
  • Tuesday, Jan. 20: 100th Day of School
  • Monday - Friday, Jan. 26 - 30: Science Week
  • Tuesday, Jan. 27: Science Night, Grades 3-5, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 29: Science Night, Grades K-2, 6:30-8:00pm
  • View all Upcoming Events on our School Calendar

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