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  • The school district's changes to the calendar will not be reflected on the website until the changes are formally approved by the school board January 10th.

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Glencoe Elementary

Glencoe is an inclusive community that
cares, collaborates and perseveres.

825 SE 51st AvenuePortland, OR 97215Ph (503) 916-6207Fx (503) 916-2628

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    Dear Glencoe Families,

    Last Thursday was Principal for a Day and I was able to spend the morning with Alissa Keny-Guyer, the State Representative for our SE area. This is an opportunity sponsored by All Hands Raised to bring individuals into the schools to understand each schools’ successes and chal-lenges. We visited classrooms, talked to stu-dents and teachers and spent some time talking about Measure 97 and the positive impact it could have on education. If you have not yet researched this Measure I encourage you to do so before you turn in your ballot.

    Friday night was the annual Harvest Festival. I heard from many families that it was one of the best ones to date. Not holding much history here all I can say is that it was very well done. There were so many new games, circus activities, Food Carts to order dinner and of course some repeat favorites such as Fortune Telling and Book Giveaways. I want to thank all the families who helped plan, set-up, execute and clean up. It was quite the production!

    We are heading into an inconsistent school cal-endar this month with a variety of interruptions to the school week. Please make sure you are checking the calendar of events on our website.

    Conferences are the week of Wednesday and Thursday, November 9th and 10th. Teachers will review a progress report, not report card, to give parents a solid understanding of their child’s academic and social/emotional skills. If you have not yet signed up for a Parent/Teacher con-ference, please contact the main office for your appointment. If you are a parent of a current 4th or 5th grader you should have received your child’s state Smarter Balanced test results from Spring 2016 in the mail. If you have questions

    about this information, feel free to bring the letter with you so teachers can explain the results.

    Each school received a State Report Card in Octo-ber. I reviewed the test results at Site Council and the October PTA meeting. Although schools did not receive an overall rating the report card shared each school’s participation rate on the state test and students’ performance in both math and read-ing. Out of the 220 students who took the state test 154/220 in math and 165/220 in reading performed at or above the performance expectation for their grade level. This is an increase in performance levels from Spring 2015. We had approximately 40 students who did not participate in the testing process so our participation rate fell under the 95% expectations set by the state. According to these results there is a gap in achievement between our white students, our students of color and our eco-nomically disadvantaged students. This is some-thing that we are aware of and are attempting to address through our Equity and CARE work as a staff.

    We are finally reaching Daylight Savings and turn-ing our clocks back. So, don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour this coming Saturday night, November 5th.

    Hope to see you at this month’s PTA meeting, Parent/Teacher Conferences or Family Art night on November 17th at 6:00 pm.


    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal



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  • School conditions update

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    We want to update you on the status of our work to prepare our schools for the safe return of staff and students. Since Wednesday, our dedicated custodians and maintenance staff have been working very long hours to clear pathways, manage building power, plumbing and heat to ensure all of our utilities are operational given the freezing conditions that can impact pipes and electricity.

  • Friday, January 13: All schools and offices closed

    Schools will be closed tomorrow Friday, January 13.  Our teams have been out today clearing school sidewalks and parking lots and putting the chains on buses, however it is still unsafe on the streets and sidewalks for all of our students and staff to get to school.   All weekend activities including athletics are also canceled.

  • End of semester date change

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    Tuesday, January 10: The Board of Education made the decision to:

    Extend the semester by one week so that the last day of the semester will be Thursday, February 2nd (instead of the original schedule of Thursday, January 26th); AND

    Move the teacher planning day to Friday, February 3rd (from the original schedule of Friday, January 27).

  • Thursday, January 12: All schools and offices closed

    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a local emergency as a result of the near-record snowfall last night and through today. Temperatures are expected to remain low overnight leaving significant amounts of snow on city roads and sidewalks. Power is also a concern in certain parts of the city and some of our schools. Because of the continued weather impacts, all PPS schools and district offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.

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