Glacier Ridge News

Officer Burks

Meet Officer Burks

Officer Burks is our School Resource Officer assigned to Glacier Ridge.  Although he is stationed at Grizzell, Officer Burks also supports Glacier Ridge in a variety of ways.  Each week, Officer Burks visits GRE interacting with students, presenting to classrooms, and providing safety consultation to staff. So, if you see his police cruiser in the parking lot, don’t be alarmed.  It is just Officer Burks providing the routine additional layer of safety for our students, school, and community.   

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UnSelfie Community Book Talk with Cori Kindl & Pete Kurty

Join Us for a book chat facilitated by Pete Kurty, prinicipal of Glacier Ridge ES, and Cori Kindl, Director of Professional Development in Hilliard City Schools.  Dublin and Hilliard City Schools are partnering in several community book talks centered around the book Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World By Michele Borba, Ed.D. Click HERE for all the dates and registration of the book talks. The session will be on January 26th from 10:00 - 11:00am at Emerald Campus.  These book talks are offered as part of "Be Well: A Parent University Event by Dublin and Hilliard City Schools". To learn more about Be Well, click here
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Parent Opportunity to Provide Feedback for Math Resource Adoption

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction hosting a Math Resource Community Night on Thursday, January 24th. K-12 parents are invited to the media center at Coffman HS from 6:30-7:30pm to hear about the math curriculum review process and have the opportunity to view and provide feedback on the resources being considered for our math classrooms.

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Father-Daughter Dance by The Scioto Touchdown Club - Feb. 16th

The Scioto Touchdown Club is excited to present the Second Annual Ties and Tiaras Father-Daughter Dance!!!  This years dance will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 7 to 9 PM in the Dublin Scioto Cafe.  The online presale ticket price is $30/couple, and $10 for each additional princess.  Tickets at the door will be $35/couple.  Ticket price includes a tiara and flower for the princess, dancing, and refreshments (nut free and gluten free). We will also have a photographer on site should you wish to purchase a keepsake photo of the evening!  All presale ticket purchasers will be entered into a door prize raffle held at the dance. Click HERE for the flyer.  
Tickets available for online presale:
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GRE Families,

Welcome back from winter break.  Clearly, winter has finally arrived.  I hope you were able to spend time with family, relax, or take some time for yourselves over the winter break.  The Kurty family stayed in town and had family come to visit for the holidays.  Our two girls had gymnastics almost every day (which they LOVE) and it seemed to break up the long days of a long winter break. 

The staff and I are happy to be back at school and we have seen an excitement from the students as well. Although it may have been difficult to get students back into the school morning routine, COSI on Wheels helped ease the transition back to school and the students were excited about the program – especially making slime as part of the chemistry theme.   

Please welcome Mr. Dave Lakin as our new crossing guard. We are excited to have him join the GRE family as a staff member.   Thank you for your continued effort to follow procedures for arrival and dismissal.  We are able to successfully get 740+ students to and from school safely in approximately 7 minutes.  Below are just a few reminders and a new items regarding arrival and dismissal:


=      Please do not leave your car running if you are backed into a parking spot along the walking path by the soccer fields.  For the safety of the students, please turn your car off so students are not exposed to the fumes coming out of the back of cars as they walk along the path to school. 


=      We have adjusted the time that buses leave in the morning after dropping students off to increase the efficiency of the car line in the morning.  During arrival, cars will get priority during drop off.  The buses will wait until the car line diminishes before attempting to exit the parking lot.  During dismissal, buses will get priority to ensure a prompt bus stop schedule.  As a result, we may stop traffic to release the buses. 


=      Please be cognizant of students and families around the crosswalk area.  Please also encourage your student walkers to adhere to the crosswalk areas and follow instructions of the crossing guard.

Again, we appreciate your patience and compliance with these procedures.  If you have questions or suggestions for refinement, please don’t hesitate to let me know.  

Thank you,

Pete Kurty, Principal

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PTO Movie Night - Jan. 25

= And the movie is… The LEGO Movie (PG)

= See attached registration flyer  

= Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 23. (No late walk-in registrations)

= Bring your GRE students to school in their pajamas at 6:15 p.m. to enjoy a movie in the gym with their friends and complimentary popcorn.

= Students should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and a bottle of water (only) to drink.

= Parent pick up is at 8:30 p.m.

= Questions? Please contact:

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Holiday Service Project

Glacier Ridge Book Fair

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Contact Us

Glacier Ridge Elementary
Pete Kurty
7175 Glacier Ridge Blvd
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-733-0012
Fax: 614-718-8791
Attendance Notification Email:

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