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You are already a part of the GRE PTO if you have a child enrolled in Glenwood Ridge Elementary! The Parent Teacher Organization, or PTO for short, is a group comprised of parents and staff members who strive to make Glenwood Ridge the best it can be. There are no fees! Our goal as a PTO is to support the school in ways that benefit all the children. For that, we need your help! Here’s how you can help: attend PTO meetings, sign up to help at events, and participate in the Fundraisers.

The Parent Teacher Organization meets monthly, usually on the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the library (check the school calendar) to organize assistance to the school. Come join us or contact one of the current officers to find out how to get involved.

Here’s what your GRE PTO has done:
  • Provided start-up money to all classrooms
  • Provided snacks during assessments
  • Hosted Teacher Appreciation
  • Purchased items for assistance in classroom teaching
  • Sponsored several family fun nights a year
  • Sponsored the talent show
  • Helped provide money for assemblies
  • Bought books for the library
  • Provided AR recognition programs
  • Compiled student directory
  • Provided bus service for field trips
  • Purchased a gazebo (2005-2006)
  • Playground equipment and benches, four document cameras and screen paint for the gym (2009-2010)
  • Shelving for each classroom for new Lead21 Curriculum materials, and Body Walk adventure brought to school (2011-2012)
  • Teacher requests, library shelving, lobby and library furniture, 2 Cricut machines and new cabinets in teachers’ work room (2012-2013)
  • Ground cover (mulch) for the play area adjacent to the maintenance barn (2013-2014)
  • Water Bottle Fillers (2015)
  • Playground Equipment - Kindergarten Swings & Arch Swing, Refrigerator & 2 Microwaves for Teacher's Lounge, Overhead Projector (2016)
  • Rock Climbing Wall (2017)
  • Fence between Playground & Parking Lot, Mindfulness Program (2018)
  • Ice Machine for Teacher's Lounge (2019)

GRE PTO-Current Happenings!
Was a HUGE Success! Thanks to all our wonderful support we raised just over $18,000 - a great program with learning opportunities for our kids! Be on the lookout for this again next year starting September 30th!

Links to the SignUpGenius for help in each individual classroom are in a box to the left. Find your child's teacher and sign-up to help!


The box on the left includes a comprehensive list of the Staff at GRE! Have you ever struggled to get a gift or show appreciation because you didn't know what a staff member liked? No need to worry - just check these lists for ideas!


Thank you for bringing in Box Tops and Dimes this Fall! We collected $571. Keep collecting so we can beat that number during our collection week February 4-8, 2019! New this year is dime collection - Keep that in mind if you don't have Box Tops!


All rolls of trash bags are $10 - Any size! Order forms are in the office or located below. Turn your trash into cash for our school. If you have any questions please contact Nickie Silverstein at or phone 785-341-1700.