Hello all and welcome to another school year.
Greendale Elementary is a vibrant and active school where our first priority is helping children achieve their best. The exceptional staff creates an incredible learning environment and works together to offer a variety of extra activities to make the educational experience as wide and rounded as possible.
One of our highest priorities is the teaching of literacy and numeracy. The teachers employ a variety of resources to meet these goals. We use the Leaps and Bounds towards math understanding program to assess every child's math level and then employ specifically designed lessons to target those students who need extra focus.
In literacy we employ the daily five and guided reading models to great success in cycle one and two in French as well as in English. We also employ a teacher specialist in reading recovery to address the needs of early struggling readers.
Our resource Department is au courant with the latest on-line and computer teaching/enrichment software which we utilize with great success. Our teachers have access to a class set of IPADs which are used to enhance regular and media literacy in our classes.
We also have wonderful Music, Dance and Physical Education and Athletics programs which enhance the overall education that our students receive. We believe that the Arts are an important component of all our students' education and that Physical Education plays a vital role in teaching the importance of a healthy active lifestyle.
Our overarching philosophy that "Kids Come First" guides everything that we do here at Greendale.