Principal’s Message

As the Principal of Gilpin, I welcome you to our school website.  Gilpin is a school of committed educators, students and parents working together towards engaging children in learning.  Relationships are at the heart of all we do at Gilpin.  Our staff looks forward to getting to know your child on a personal level.  We make a commitment to building positive, trusting relationships as we know, through this lens, we have the best opportunity to work alongside your child to help him/her reach his/her full potential as learners.

The relationship between the school and our parent community is crucial in helping our students develop into the best citizens possible. Open and honest communication and dialogue allow everyone to work together to meet the needs of each individual learner. The more we know and the more we connect with one another, the stronger the bond and the greater the support network become. Conflict is inevitable, but straight talk with open, honest and respectful communication will allow us a way to work through it.

Gilpin offers a full range of curricular and extra-curricular programs.  Students participate on school athletic teams, show their talents in musical and dramatic presentations and celebrate student learning during monthly assemblies. Students have opportunities to assume leadership roles within the school including student leadership, buddy reading/writing activities, group social responsibility activities, running assemblies, and being peer mediators on the playground.

We encourage and value the support of our parent community and urge you to get involved with the Parent Advisory Council or volunteering for the numerous school events throughout the year.  Consider connecting with me or talk to your child’s classroom teacher about opportunities available.

I look forward to connecting with you personally throughout the week and in the upcoming months.  Please feel free to drop by the office anytime or call to set up an appointment.