Welcome to Gilbert Elementary!


Summer has arrived !  Students are off and away on summer break and many of the teachers, administration and the custodians are still working away. This summer, we are all attending many trainings for our new English Language Arts curriculum and for our new supplemental math offerings.  It is still busy and lots of learning and preparation for fall is happening !

Gilbert Elementary received a grant to implement a new recess program. The program is called “Playworks”.  Training of staff on this will happen this summer as well.  The goal is to make recess a more fun and productive time for students by providing organized activities. The organized activities will be supervised by our team of “recess teachers”.  Thank you to Downtown Rotary and Gilbert PTA for sponsoring this project.

Kinder transition week will be August 18-22nd for all our general education kindergarten students. These are half days running in the morning. There is no district transportation provided so please plan to deliver and pick up your kinder each day.  School starts at 8:45 yet we would like all kinders here by 8:30am.  The day ends at 11:30 am.

Kindergarten families are invited to a get to know us evening on August 13th.  This is an important evening for parents and guardians.

All students report back to school on Wednesday August 27th. 


Open House and our Back to School BBQ will be held together on September 8th .


Enjoy your summer and we will see you in August !


Anne Berg, Principal


Character Word of the Month

Our Character Word of the Month for July is...

Courage - Courage is personal bravery in the face of fear. It is doing what needs to be done even when it is really hard or scary. Courage is going ahead even when you feel like giving up or quitting.

  • Find strength in my heart even when I am afraid
  • Am willing to try new things
  • Do what is right for me even when it is hard and scary
  • Admit mistakes and learn from them
  • Make it up to people when I do something wrong
  • Not afraid to ask for help

Coraje – Es el valor que una persona tiene para realizar una tarea o acción determinada.

  • Encuentro fuerza en mi corazón aún cuando tengo miedo.
  • Estoy dispuesto a hacer cosas nuevas.
  • Hago lo que para mi es correcto aunque parezca difícil.
  • Admito mis errores y aprendo de ellos.
  • Me disculpo con la gente cuando hago algo incorrecto.
  • No temo pedir ayuda.