Rolph Road Elementary School (Gr JK - 06)
31 Rolph Rd, East York, ON
Rolph Road Elementary School, which first opened in 1939, serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 and also houses an independently run daycare facility. We provide curriculum enrichment through partnerships with specialists for every class from JK to Grade 6 (Scientists in the School, visiting artists and guest speakers). We have an exciting music program, offering recorder and vocal instruction, with performance opportunities. Students engage in technology regularly, using in class computers, our computer lab, a class set of wireless laptops and seven Smart Boards. Our students also participate in a variety of extra curricular activities, including our participation in a number of inter-school sporting events.
Rolph Road has a growing and vibrant music program. Our primary grades benefit from weekly instruction in vocal music and have opportunities to use Orff instruments. Our junior students are learning to play the recorder this year as well as how to read notational music. We have both a primary and junior choir that practices over the lunch hour on a weekly basis. They perform at our Remembrance Day assembly and at annual holiday concerts. In past years, we have also performed the anthems at Toronto Blue Jays games and at the Kiwanis Music Festival!
Sports and Clubs
Rolph Road participates in a number of inter-school sports tournaments. we usually compete in the following sports each year: cross country running, slo-pitch softball, volleyball, basketball, hockey, soccer and track and field. Both staff and parents coach the students and manage the teams in an effective partnership.
Clubs also enrich the lives of our students. Every year, we participate in the TDSB's Folkfest Jamboree. We also have an active Eco Club which has helped the school attain Gold Eco-School Status.Read more about Sports and Clubs
Charity Fundraising Initiatives
Rolph Road students, staff and families raise money for a number of worthy causes. We participate in the annual Terry Fox Run and have raised well over $50,000 during the past 10+ years. We also participate annually in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Jump Rope for Heart event. Last year, we raised almost $13,000, placing us in the top ten of all schools in the GTA! Read more about Charity Fundraising Initiatives
Our Grade 6 students contribute to the school environment by volunteering with intramurals, assisting with spirit days, helping out with assemblies, and doing the morning announcements. Read more about Leadership Opportunities
Effective Parent Partnerships
Rolph Road is fortunate to have a vibrant School Council and Home and School Association. The members of each group continually demonstrate their commitment to the school through advocacy, annual events, fundraising and outreach initiatives. We have dedicated parent volunteers who work daily in our classrooms to assist teachers and enrich every aspect of school life.