Gilcrest Elementary School

Welcome to Gilcrest Elementary

2019 - 2020 School hours: 8:00am - 3:35pm
Monday - Friday  September 3 - November 26
Tuesday - Friday  December 3 - June 2 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 You can use the learning sites on Elementary Links and Teen Learning Links found under our Quick Links on the right side of this page.
Don't forget your Summer Reading & Math Challenge! 
 The 2019 - 2020 School Supply list can be found under the Downloads section on this page
Back to School NIght
Thursday, August 29th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pizza and Drinks - 6:00-7:00
All Parent/Guardian Meeting (in gym) - 7:00-7:30
Classroom Meetings - 7:30-8:00
1st-5th Grade 1st Day of School
Tuesday, September 3rd from 8:00-12:00 p.m.
½ day, no breakfast or lunch
Kindergarten 1st Day of School & Cheers and Tears Parent Breakfast
Thursday, September 5th from 8:00-3:35
Full day with breakfast and lunch served
Parent breakfast and information meeting @ 8:00 a.m.
Preschool 1st Day of School & Cheers and Tears Parent Meeting
Thursday, September 5th from 8-10:45 or 12:45-3:30
Parent information meeting @ 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served 
Friday, Sept. 13  2:00pm   PTO meeting 
Wednesday, Sept. 18   8:00 - 9:00am Principal's Coffee - Come and chat with Mr. McDonald
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Thursday, Sept. 19  School Pictures
Friday, Oct. 4  2:45pm  Awards Assembly
Stay tuned for details on the 2019-2020 Loop-a-thon 

Preschool Screenings for the 2019-2020 School Year

Weld RE-1 will host an additional preschool screening on August 19, 2019. If you have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2019, please schedule your screening soon!  Please contact Julie Lindauer, District Preschool Coordinator, via email at or leave a voicemail at 970-347-2273 to schedule a screening.  


GES earns Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award

Congratulations to GES staff and students for earning the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for the second year in a row! Great Job everyone!

2019 Fun Run

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Inclement Weather

In the event that schools in the district would need to be closed due to weather or other circumstances, that decision will be made no later than 5:00 a.m. Parents and staff will be notified by phone and it will be posted on the Weld RE-1 Website. The following news media outlets will also be notified in the event of a school closure:

KUNC FM 91.5, KFKA AM 1310, Channel 4 (CBS4/KCNC Denver)

Channel 7 (7 News KMGH), Channel 9 (9News KUSA)

Channel 13(Fox 31), The Greeley Tribune

Boxtops for Education

boxtops for education
Please clip and collect boxtops for our school.
Each boxtop earns money for our school.
Students, please give them to your teacher. 
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Gilcrest Elementary School
1175 Birch Street Gilcrest, CO 80623 | Phone: (970) 350-4201 Opt. 6 | Fax: (970) 737-2400

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