Principal's Greeting

  • Welcome to Glenside Elementary School. Every year approximately 400 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade begin a new school year. Our goal is to create a learning community that is committed to engaging and challenging every student in every classroom every day. Our students, staff and families work together to create an environment where children are intellectually challenged in ways appropriate to their individual strengths, needs, and experiences. 

    We believe that parents play a critical role in the success of our students. Parents, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You know your child better than anyone else and we invite you to work in partnership with your child’s classroom teacher. You have rich insight into your child’s unique needs, talents and interests. Please feel free to share any information that you believe will help us increase your child’s success. Teachers, however, have a unique perspective on your child. They will see your child as a member of the class and watch as they interact with peers, face the challenge of new learning, ask questions, and solve problems. Parent and teacher perspectives, working in partnership, are critical to ensure that your child’s time at Glenside Elementary is exciting and rewarding. 

    On behalf of everyone at Glenside, welcome to another exciting year of learning at Glenside Elementary School. Thank you for your involvement, support, and cooperation. Working together, we are confident that your family will have a positive educational experience at Glenside.   

    Ms. Melissa S. Fisher