Monthly Archives: November 2017

Reading Together Brings Greater Understanding

Mrs. Singleton’s and Mrs. Dutton’s 3rd grade classes did a fantastic job sharing their reading strategies with Mrs. Crumpton’s and Mrs. Holliman’s 2nd grade classes recently at GPS! Our 3rd graders gained a greater understanding of their reading strategies when they had to explain them to someone else, and the 2nd graders got one-on-one instruction in 3rd grade skills. They all thought it was fun! Everybody wins!


Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. will be Spirit Day at the Lexington Chick-Fil-A. Come out and support your school while eating a delicious meal! Remember to tell your cashier you want your purchase to benefit Gilbert Elementary School.

Moments to Remember

Gilbert Elementary School was pleased to see so many veterans at our program on Friday morning. We had veterans from all branches of service in attendance. We would like to thank our special guest, Command Sergeant Major Oswald for speaking with us. He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with the South Carolina National Guard. The students enjoyed hearing about and seeing photos of the children he befriended while he was stationed in those countries.

We are truly grateful for what the soldiers do each and everyday to help make us safe. Everyone at Gilbert Elementary would like to say, “Thank you for your service.”


During Red Ribbon Week our families did a fantastic job of bringing in canned foods to donate to First Calvary Baptist Food Bank. We had a total of 1,070 cans or items of food brought in which weighed 1,030 pounds. Some awards were given out to the homerooms in each grade level that brought in the most cans. The results are as follows:

3rd Grade: Ms. Singleton’s Class with 68 cans
4th Grade: Ms. Walker’s Class with 253 cans
5th Grade: Mr. Johansson’s Class with 163 cans
The 2017 GES CANNY AWARD WINNER for the most cans in all went to Ms. Williams’ class with 311 cans! Way to go Ms Williams’ students.
We are proud of everyone for helping to feed the hungry.

Socktober Was a Success!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes out to everyone who brought in SOCKS during the month of October. We collected 616 pairs of socks for LICS to give to needy families this winter. Thanks for helping keep other peoples’ feet warm and toasty during the cold temperatures.