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Glendale Primary School
400 W. Glendale Avenue
Bedford, OH 44146  

Phone: 440-439-4227 
Fax: 440-439-3487

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Nora Beach
Glendale Principal

Greetings to Glendale Families and Friends:
 

Thanks for visiting our website. Mrs. Black, our Dean of Students, and I are very excited about the 2017-2018 school year.  Mrs. Black, in her new administrative position, will be in the building every day and she will assist me with keeping things running smoothly and assisting teachers in providing students with the best education possible.   One of our top priorities for the children is making sure they attend school daily and arrive on time.  We hope it is for you, too!
 

Glendale Primary is where our district’s youngest learners get started on their educational path. Our Bright Beginnings Preschool provides for the educational needs of 3-5 year olds. This year, we are excited about opening our second class of full day preschool to begin educating our four year olds. We also have six half-day programs for preschoolers with disabilities and peer models from three to five years of age.  In addition, we will be educating approximately 440 students in Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grades.  We have high expectations for our students when it comes to academics and behavior.  Our school motto for this year is “Glendale Minds Under Construction.”  Our motto for behavior is “Respect, A Right and a Responsibility.”
 

The staff at Glendale works very hard to address the individual needs of all of our students. Enrichment and interventions are provided to our students based on data from assessments and teacher observation. A blend of direct instruction with the whole class, small group or individual students utilizing technology and hands on instructional materials help students to achieve their maximum potential.  Students can access online programs at school and at home that can also help them strengthen their reading and math skills.
   

Our students’ emotional well-being is very important to us.  We maintain a well-disciplined environment utilizing a flip card system where the daily goal is to “Stay on Green”.   Our students are taught strategies for dealing with their behavior through a set of systematic lessons found in the PATHS program.  PATHS stand for Positive Alternative Thinking Strategies.   Our guidance counselor is available to address students’ daily concerns and our partnership with Beechbrook allows us to have a therapeutic counselor on staff for students needing ongoing assistance.
 

Glendale has an active PTA and we welcome volunteers into our building.  All new volunteers to our building will be required to go through a fingerprint check.  A detailed explanation can be obtained from personnel in our school office. In addition to our many parents and community members who come as volunteers, we also are privileged to welcome volunteers from AmeriCorps, Greater Cleveland Volunteer Association, US Bank Home Mortgage, Naturalists from the Metroparks, and therapy dogs who “listen” to the children read.  Together with our staff, our volunteers help create the best educational environment for our students.
 

Of particular note, is our Glendale Discovery Garden located in an enclosed area beyond our playground.  The garden has been in existence for 20 years.  This is an authentic outdoor classroom equipped with a covered learning center, pond with a waterfall, wetlands, and planting boxes.  There is, also, a walking path around the perimeter of this beautiful outdoor learning environment.  We are currently using funds from three grants and fundraisers to maintain and upgrade our garden.
 

I am happy to set up a time for you to visit Glendale School and see first-hand the exciting educational opportunities taking place in our building.
 

Sincerely,
 

Nora C. Beach
Very Proud Principal
Glendale Primary School
“Glendale Minds Under Construction”




6/26/2017


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Glendale Primary School
400 W. Glendale Avenue
Bedford, OH 44146  

Phone: 440-439-4227 
Fax: 440-439-3487
Bedford Local Schools