GLENROSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN:
The Glenrosa Elementary School became a necessity due to the population growth in the Glenrosa area. The children of this area were attending Westbank Elementary which was 'bursting at the seams'. Glenrosa Elementary began construction in 1974 on Webber Road.
The school was constructed with large brick blocks and consisted of sixteen classrooms, a gym and a library. The school was built in two phases. Today Glenrosa is home to 196 students from kindergarten to grade 5.
We call ourselves the Grizzlies and we all agree that Glenrosa is a GREat place to be! The people in our school are here for the kids! This has always been something that has rang true at GRE. The parents, the teachers and staff are all here for the kids and as a result, our students feel as though they belong at our school! It is this spirit and passion that we embrace our Vision Statement of "Nurturing Relationships to Foster Success!"
Our over arching goal at GRE is to support the development of resiliency in our students. We believe that resilient students:
- Take risks and are not afraid to fail...celebrate their mistakes
- Are able to emotionally regulate themselves and know that it is okay to feel all of the emotions
- Can solve a problem after having a failure...see failure as a chance to get better
- Show increased independence as they grow and learn
To foster this resiliency and to promote learning for all of our students we value:
An important part of our team is our PAC (Parents' Advisory Council), which meets monthly and is involved in supporting our school, through active fundraising, purchasing equipment for our classrooms and school, and sponsoring guest presenters and field trips for our students. The PAC is a very dedicated group of parents who all put kids and learning first. They are responsible for such things as welcome back events, BBQs, and Family Fun Nights. It is a welcoming sight to see our parents in the hallways, on field trips and in classrooms supporting students and teachers.