Glenridge Elementary students have been immersed in African culture this month through a dance program led by Diadie Bathily, founder and artistic director of Afriky Lolo. For more than 10 years, the program has been teaching Glenridge students the basic movement of West African dance while incorporating lessons in African geography, language and culture. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
In classrooms, down the halls and on the playground, dots could be sighted just about everywhere at Glenridge Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 15. Students and staff proudly donned their best dot clothing, enjoyed dot-shaped lunches and took part in dot-themed class lessons in celebration of International Dot Day. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
The first-grade classes at Glenridge Elementary welcomed some very important visitors to class on Friday, Oct. 10. Members of the Clayton Fire Department stopped by the school to talk with the first-graders about fire safety. The firefighters also showed off the gear they wear to protect themselves when fighting fires. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary is concluding its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with several activities during the week of Oct. 13. Students celebrated Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 13, by talking about the impact of Christopher Columbus and other Spanish explorers and by learning several Latin dances from Glenridge parent Silvia Mutis. Click on the headline to learn more about the celebration and view photos.
Glenridge students taking part in session one of the school’s Green Team saw their efforts this school year come to fruition during their final meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The group has been focusing their efforts both inside and outside of their school this year, working to make the entire Glenridge community greener and more environmentally friendly. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Cold and flu season is here. Please consult with your child’s physician to find out when flu shots will be available for your family. Students with chronic health conditions, including asthma, and those who are immunocompromised are highly encouraged to obtain a flu shot early. Click on the headline for more information about protecting your family this flu season.
After spending the first few days of school talking with their students about the daily procedures, classroom expectations and school rules, Glenridge teachers and staff decided to end the week on a “happy” note. Click on the headline learn more and view photos of the surprise school-wide assembly.
Glenridge Elementary students returned to school on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to begin a new grade level and start their next chapter in Clayton. Students enjoyed getting to know their teachers and classmates while settling into their new routine for the 2014-2015 school year. Click on the headline to view photos from the first day of school.
Two talented groups of Clayton musicians have been selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association’s 77th annual In-Service and Conference in January 2015. The two groups include the Clayton Chamber Ensemble, featuring Clayton elementary and middle school students, and the Symphonic Orchestra, which is comprised of students from Clayton High School. Click on the headline to learn more.
Fifth-Grade Promotion at Glenridge Elementary serves as a time for fifth-graders and their teachers and families to celebrate their successes while excitedly anticipating future endeavors. Glenridge fifth-grade students were promoted to the next chapter in their education during the special ceremony on Friday, May 30. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students are already lining up their summer reading materials thanks to the school’s annual Book Swap. Families were encouraged to donate gently used books to the Book Swap earlier in May. During Book Swap Week from May 19-22, students visited the library to pick out up to 10 books, equal to the number they donated. The students took the books home to enjoy during their summer break. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary first-graders impressed their audience as they performed their very own rendition of the “Goin’ Buggy” opera on Friday, May 2. The opera served as the culminating activity in the first-grade science unit on insects. Glenridge Music Teacher Sue Williams and the first-grade teachers helped the students prepare for their performance of “Goin’ Buggy.” Click on the headline to view photos.
The Glenridge Elementary community enjoyed a favorite Glenridge pastime, the Strawberry Festival, on Saturday, May 3. The old-fashioned school carnival kicked off with a bike parade at 8:45 a.m. and was followed by games, rides and plenty of strawberries for all! Students enjoyed participating in the annual cakewalk and whipped cream-eating contest as well. Click on the headline to view photos.
Sixty-one Glenridge Elementary gifted students had the opportunity to witness some of the world’s best student-programmed robots in action when they visited the FIRST Robotics World Championship on Thursday, April 24, at the Edward Jones Dome. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 4, Strings
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Fire Drill
8:50 AM - 9:50 AM 5, Strings
11:50 AM - 2:15 PM 3Si, LREC
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 2-3, Stay & Play
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 4, Strings
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM 5, Chorus
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM 1, Powell Symphony Hall
11:50 AM - 2:15 PM 2M, LREC
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 5, Musical Rehearsal - gym
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM 2-5, Chess Club
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Abra-Kid-Abra