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 

Items of Interest

 The 2019 - 2020 School Supply list can be found under the Downloads section on this page

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sept. 25   8:00 - 9:00am Principal's Coffee - Come and chat with Mr. McDonald 
Wednesday, Sept. 25  3:35 - 4:30  MESA 
Thursday, Sept. 26 Vision and hearing screenings  
Sunrise Dental Preventive Screenings - see pdf under downloads
Thursday, September 26  11:00 to 3:00 Summer reading & math reward party at  Loveland Laser Tag
Oct. 2 - 4  5th Grade Outdoor Education at Sky Ranch
Friday, Oct. 4  2:45pm  Awards Assembly
Monday, Oct. 7 Smokehouse visit for 1st - 5th grades
Oct. 7 - 11  Spirit Week
Monday - Pajama Day - no slippers
Tuesday - Mismatch Day
Wednesday - Class Color Day
PreK - Pink      Kindergarten - Red
1st grade - Orange      2nd Grade - Yellow
3rd Grade - Green      4th Grade - Blue
5th Grade - Purple 
Thursday  - Cowgirl/Cowboy Day 
Friday - Viking Colors 
Thursday, Oct. 10 PreK and Kindergarten field trip to the Fire Station 
Friday, Oct. 11  2:00pm Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 11  8:00-9:30am  P.T.O. meeting
Monday, Oct. 14 No School
Tuesday, Oct. 15 Land of Smiles presentation for K-3  12pm - 3pm 
Wednesday, Oct. 23  3:35 - 4:30  MESA
Thursday, Oct. 24 Rockies School Rally - wear your Rockies gear
Friday, Oct. 25 End of 1st Quarter 
Friday, Oct. 25  1st Grade field trip to Miller Farm 
Wednesday, Oct. 30  3:35 - 4:30  MESA 
Thursday, Oct. 31  2:45pm Halloween Parade and Parties
Friday, Nov. 1 2:45  Awards Assembly

Preschool Information

For questions about PreSchool in RE-1, 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

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

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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

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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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