Welcome to Gilham Elementary!


Gilham offers a warm, nurturing atmosphere of acceptance and friendliness.  We provide an enthusiastic and progressive environment which encourages success. Exceptionally motivated students and staff take pride in academic excellence.  We value a curriculum that is relevant and engaging, culturally diverse, child-centered, and hands-on.

Gilham Elementary – Building on the past, creating the future.

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Hi Gilham Families,

As you may have heard, in this turbulent time of need, 4j is providing free grab-and-go meals for students and all youth 18 and under at several sites across the district this week. The listed site for our area is Holt Elementary, but because we know that not all families will be able to get over to Holt, we’ve arranged to have some meal options brought over to Gilham.

I’ll be setting up a walk up/ drive-through table in our Gilham bus lane from 11:30-1:00, today, to distribute up to 50 meal bags that will contain both a breakfast meal and a lunch. Meal bags are offered on a first come, first serve basis. 

I’ll also be distributing larger food boxes on Friday from 11:30-1:00. Food boxes are designed to feed a family of four and will be great to have as we head into the weekend. 

 Please spread the word to anyone you feel might benefit from this offering, and I’ll look forward to seeing families very soon. 

Gina Wilde, Principal 


Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 12 – 2020-21 Kindergarten Orientation – 6 pm to 7 pm – Library  CANCELLED

kindergarten here I come

Do you have a child in your household, or know of a child in the Gilham attendance area, who will turn 5 before Sept. 1, 2020? If so, they are ready for kindergarten! Gilham’s Kindergarten Orientation for the 2020-21 school year will be Thursday, March 12, from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Gilham Library. You are welcome to bring your incoming kindergarten student and learn about Gilham and the kindergarten program. On this night you are able to, pick up an enrollment packet or drop off your completed packet, tour the building and check out our kindergarten classrooms. While your student enjoys a story in the classroom, the kindergarten teachers, principal, school nurse and office staff will be in the library to talk with and answer your questions. We welcome all incoming kindergarten families and look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, March 13 – NO SCHOOL for students – Professional Development for staff

Thursday, March 19 – 4th Gr. Family Dance Night – Gym   –  CANCELLED 

Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27 – SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 1 – Site Council – 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm  CANCELLED 

Wednesday, April 8 – PTO Exec. Bd Meeting @ 6:30 pm – General Meeting @ 6:30 pm – CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 14 – Gr. K, 1 & 2 Musical Performance in Music Room – CANCELLED

Friday, April 17 – PTO Family BINGO Night! – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm –  CANCELLED

Friday, May 1 – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 12 to Thursday, May 14 – 5th Gr. Outdoor School

Friday, May 15 – Gilham Carnival

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL 

Tuesday, June 9 – 5th Gr. Promotion Ceremony – 11:00 am to 12:15 pm – Gym

Wednesday, June 10 – PTO Exec. Bd. Meeting @ 6:00 pm – General Meeting @ 6:30 pm

Wednesday, June 10 – 5th Gr. Celebration @ Camp Harlow 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday, June 11 – (Possible) Last Day of School – 11:30 am release

(Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19 – Possible Hazardous Weather Make Up Days)


2019-20  School Year Information (pdf documents)

Principal Wilde’s Back-to-School Newsletter

PTO Welcome Back!

Classroom Placement Information

Gilham Supply List

School Hours – Phone Numbers –  Important Links

Important Info – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Parking Lot Map

Gilham Parking Lot Procedures

Riding the School Bus Safely

Transportation Information and Find Your Stop Link

Transportation Information for Classroom Teacher

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

Hazardous Weather and School Closures