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Glendale Elementary School
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The mission of Glendale School; a diverse, caring community of children, families, and staff; is to ensure lifelong learning and individual academic success for all students by teaching the skills, habits, and attitudes for them to become successful problem solvers and decision makers. This will be accomplished through:
- a challenging curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, multicultural, and integrated across disciplines and grades;
- a safe, respectful environment that meets the unique needs of individual students; and
- collaboration and shared responsibility by staff, families, and community members.
Glendale is one of Wisconsin's SAGE (Student Achievement Guarantee in Education) schools. The state SAGE grant requires that no K-3 class exceed 17 students. This wonderful program ensures that children in the early elementary grades will receive individual attention and assistance in reading, writing, math and other basic skills. SAGE also requires participating schools to actively involve parents in school activities and programs.
Glendale is in the southeast corner of Madison between Monona Drive and Highway 51 and four blocks from La Follette High School and Sennett Middle School. The school is adjacent to the Edna Taylor Conservation Park.
Average class size in grades K-3 is 17, grades 4 - 5 is 23.
Neighborhood Bus Service
Both city and school buses serve Glendale.
Hot Lunch Program and After School Care
Breakfast and hot lunch are available. After school child care is provided by the Madison School Community Recreation Department. Other child care providers pick-up/drop-off at Glendale.
Curriculum and Instruction School-wide Team
Glendale has a school-wide curriculum support team that coordinates K-5 curriculum and resources in literacy, math, and the English language programming as well as provides professional development and coaching opportunities for instructional staff.
Title I School-Wide Program
Glendale has a school-wide Title I program that supports our literacy goals. Our Reading Recovery staff collaborate with classroom teachers to meet the needs of all students. Staff members analyze data and hold high expectations for learning.
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program
The goal of Talented and Gifted (TAG) programming is to make certain that K-12 students can consistently access learning opportunities that are challenging, systematic and continuous based on learning profile, readiness and student interest.
To find out more about TAG programming and who the TAG Resource Teacher is for Glendale, go to: http://tagweb.madison.k12.wi.us/.
Teacher specialists in art, music, 5th grade strings, physical education and library media provide regular instruction. REACH (Reinforcing and Enriching Achievement for All CHildren) extends and supports math learning.
MSCR Glendale Community Learning Center
(Safe Haven and After-School Clubs)
The Safe Haven program provides after-school child care, programming on no-school and early release days, and an nine-week, all-day summer program. The program offers homework and reading help as well as other activities including art, science, sports, structured games, playtime, and field trips. Registration for the school year begins at Glendale School Registration Day. Registration for Summer Safe Haven begins in the spring. Once any of the programs are full, a waiting list is formed.
After-School Clubs offer additional after-school opportunities including Spanish, Homework Club, Sign Language, and Taekwon-Do. Three eight-week sessions of clubs run during the school year, with the fall session beginning in mid-October. Any student at Glendale may register for After-School Clubs. Registration forms are sent home with all students.
Community Learning Center
Community Learning Center Specialist: Mike Gibson
Phone: (608)204-2421 or (608)516-8899
Availability: Monday-Friday, 10am - 6pm
Coordinates Safe Haven year-round and after-school clubs during the school year.
Americorps Volunteer Coordinator: Max Lubarsky and Cecelia Nievas
Availability: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
Coordinates volunteers at Glendale for daytime and after-school hours.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (DHH)
The program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students serves children age 3 years through 5th grade. Sign language is used by teachers of the deaf, educational interpreters, many other staff members and hearing peers throughout the day. Signing classes are offered in the regular education classes that have deaf students and as an After-School Club for all students.
The ESL program provides comprehensive English language programming. ESL teachers and Bilingual Resource Specialists (BRS) support ESL students' kindergarten through fifth grade. ESL and classroom teachers collaborate to create individualized plans for English Language Learners.
Bilingual Resource Specialists
El programa de ESL (Inglés como Segundo Idioma - por sus siglas en inglés) provee un programa de lenguaje en inglés que es comprensivo. Las maestras de ESL y los Especialistas in Recursos Bilingües (BRS - siglas in inglés) apoyan a los estudiantes de ESL desde kinder hasta el quinto grado. Las maestras de ESL y las/os maestros/as del salón de clases colaboran para crear planes individualizados para los aprendices del lenguaje inglés.
Student and Family Team
A registered nurse and family nurse practitioner, is available to answer your questions and address your concerns about student health and wellness, including medications, mental health, chronic conditions and assessment of specific health concerns.
Glendale's school health assistant provides much of the direct health care to our students and is the primary contact for immunization/ shots paperwork. She can be contacted at 204-2407.
Glendale's health office is open from 7:25 AM to 2:25 PM daily. After 1:45, we encourage students with minor health concerns to remain in class in order to allow us time to complete our many other health office tasks and to minimize classroom interruptions at the end of the school day.
School Social Workers
Assist in identifying at-risk students, provide follow-up support for students and parents and refer families for additional services if needed. Monitor attendance, participate on the Parent Leadership Team and provide behavior management support.
Provide support and consultation to school staff and parents to assist students. Conduct individual assessment of students to determine the need for specialized programming. Support social and emotional needs of students through skill-building activities.
Provide speech and/or language assessment and screening of students referred because of a suspected impairment. Are responsible for direct Speech and Language services to students with speech and language disabilities, as well as, providing supplemental programming and assistance dependent on student needs.
Provide therapy services in the areas of self-care, classroom work, and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development, and prevent disabilities.
Provide physical therapy services for specific special education students and information on modifications needed for students with physical disabilities.
Glendale staff and students work hard to maintain a positive learning environment that engages and inspires students to achieve their greatest potential as life-long learners. Our quiet halls, respect for others, and discipline based on Love and Logic all contribute to a great place for students!
Safety Is Always A Priority
Playgrounds have adult supervision 15 minutes before school and during all recesses. School safety patrols learn leadership skills and city crossing guards assist children at the Pflaum Road intersection. Students who live more than 1.5 miles from school are provided free transportation in school buses. Nursing assistance is available.
Students participate in a variety of programs including: Community Service (food drives, toy drives, etc.), Peace Celebrations, After-School Clubs, Student Council, and Noon Playground Volunteers.
Our school benefits from donated materials, financial support, and time from:
- Aldo Leopold Nature Center
- American Family Insurance
- Bridge/Lakepoint/Waunona Neighborhood Center
- Chiropractic Care Center
- Gordon Flesch Company
- Joining Forces with Families
- Madison Retired Educators
- M&I Bank
- National Mutual Benefit Insurance
- Retired Senior Volunteer Program
- SBC Ameritech - AT&T Lucent
- United Way
- University of Wisconsin - Athletic Department
- University of Wisconsin Extension - Nutrition Program
- Vogel Bros. Building Company
- Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, & Consumer Protection (DATCAP)
If you are interested in becoming a community partner, contact Liz Sorge at (608)204-2409.
Our Parent Leadership Team (PLT) helps with special events, fundraising, and volunteering service. Action teams comprised of parents and staff meet regularly to guide the school.
Madison's Foundation for Public Schools
Madison's Foundation for Public Schools has initiated a program to establish and build an endowment fund for Glendale School. This fund provides for creative projects deemed valuable by the Glendale community. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Liz Sorge at (608)204-2409.
You Are Always Welcome At Glendale Elementary School!
We provide a warm and accepting climate for everyone at Glendale. Even first time visitors feel this warmth and we look forward to meeting prospective families.
School Tours are always available. Please call the school to arrange.
We encourage you to talk with parents of our students to learn more about our school. Please see the Principal/Parent Contact information on this web site for current names and phone numbers.
For answers to any question, please contact our principal at 204-2400.
"With the small class size at Glendale, the teachers are able to focus on every child's talents and needs. When I meet with my child's teacher, I can immediately connect with them because they really know my child."
-- Glendale Parent
"Glendale is the best because you're treated like the best!"
-- Glendale Student
"Glendale staff work together to promote great readers, great thinkers, and great leaders."
-- Glendale Teacher