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What a blast we had on December 16 as Gillispie welcomed well over 200 grandparents and special friends to our campus! Students were so excited to show off their classrooms and take part in fun activities with their special guests. Hearing from Alison Fleming about Gillispie's philosophy in educating children and enjoying our Grade 4 musicians were also on the schedule. Thank you to our special guests, our incredible parent volunteers, our creative and dedicated teachers, and...

Early Childhood teachers and students hosted a Thanksgiving Feast on the field before the Thanksgiving break! Students made themed decorations, including painted pumpkins, centerpieces, and placemats, and parents arrived with a pot-luck dish chosen by their little ones. Teachers made the field look special with photo ops and family crafts. Everyone enjoyed this special time together on campus. [caption id="attachment_10208" align="aligncenter" width="880"] FEAST 9900000000079e3c[/caption]...

Students in Kindergarten and PreKindergarten recently had an author visit from local author Juliana Anthony Hernández, who read from her bilingual picture book Between Friends: Entre Amigos. The book celebrates friendship with beautifully vibrant illustrations and text in both English and Spanish. To purchase a copy of the book, please visit the author's website. You can also purchase paperback copies from Amazon....

Students in Kindergarten, First, and Second grade recently had an author visit from veterinarian and author Dr. Ruth MacPete, who read from her picture book Lisette the Vet. Dr. MacPete also spoke to the students about her career as a veterinarian and answered some student questions. If you would like to purchase a copy of her book, please visit her website....

Did you know that in 1933, a full 20 years before the formation of Gillispie as a school, it was a food pantry? Sam and Ada Gillispie, along with other community volunteers, ran thrift shops in town to raise money to stock the pantry, which was made available to those families who needed it. This is one of the many reasons that we prioritize community service here at School. It is in our DNA! Fun Fact about...

Celebrate the launch of a spectacular year while socializing and sampling delicious food and drink from some of California's top food and beverage purveyors at Corks and Forks on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Pirtle Field. This annual event is the perfect occasion to invite your friends and family (adults only) to campus to see what the Gillispie community is all about! Click here for tickets....

This month marked the return of a much-loved Gillispie tradition—International Day! Students grabbed their “passports” and traveled to themed outdoor areas representing Egypt, Tahiti, Brazil, Italy, Australia, and Taiwan. Parent volunteers and faculty members decorated the campus, wore traditional dress, prepared ethnic foods, and shared interesting facts about different countries from around the world. Students were provided with an opportunity to learn about life outside of our borders. International Day began as a social studies project, and over the years it...

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