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Glencoe Elementary

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

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  • The Glencoe Auction is Coming Up!

    The Glencoe auction is Saturday, February 25th, doors open at 5:30PM.

    Portland State University (Smith Memorial Ballroom)  Tickets will go on sale online Monday January 30th at 9:00am!

    Click here for all the information and ticket sales about the Glencoe Auction:  Grow Glencoe!

  • Farewell Obama Tribute Video

    Check out this video song by Aaron Nigel Smith, an Artist-in-Residence at Vernon school.  He wrote a song as a thank you tribute to President Obama and sings it with the 1 World Chorus.  The video is shot partially in front of the Obama mural in our  Glencoe gym!  The mural was done by Artist-in-Residence Mark Brody (and alumni parent) and the 5th grade class of 2008-09. The video was filmed and produced by another Glencoe alumni parent, Billy Miller. 
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Principal's
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    Dear Glencoe Families,

     

    Welcome to February!  This month promises to be quite eventful, that started with a few student performances.  We kicked off the month with February’s Wednesday Morning Meeting. Thank you so much to Mrs. Grossman and our 2nd grade students for their performance of two songs inspired by our Native American brothers and sisters.  I’d also like to recognize our 2nd and 5th grade violinists who joined Mrs. Grossman in an American Fiddle Tune, Angeline the Baker.  It was wonderful!

     

    On Thursday, our first grade students ended their Red Yarn Art Residency with a singing puppet show.  Each class performed an American Folktale: “Boil the Cabbage Down”, “There Ain’t No Bugs on Me” and “Turkey in the Straw”.  I was at a district meeting at the time of their performance but was lucky enough to see their performance on video.  Fabulous!!!

     

    We have our first Connect to Kindergarten event Thursday, February 9th, 6:00 – 7:15 pm.  This is an opportunity for our incoming kinder families to learn about Glencoe, have an orientation to our Kindergarten program and visit a kindergarten classroom.  If you know families in our boundary area who have students preparing to enter Kindergarten, please invite them to the event. 

     

    You may have seen the “Grow Glencoe” posters advertising this year’s Glencoe Auction happening on Saturday evening, February 25th.  Tickets are on sale and the Online Auction is up.  There are plenty of amazing items on the site.  Check it Out!

     

    If you haven’t attended a Glencoe Auction or bought an online auction item before, this is the year!  We need your support now more than ever.  As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, schools would most likely see a reduction of funds coming from the state due to the failure of Measure 97.  The Governor’s budget recommendation for K-12 education was $8.02 billion, which would represent approximately a $13 million annual reduction from current service levels for PPS. Unfortunately, on Monday, January 23 the Co-Chairs of the State’s Ways and Means Committee released its budget framework for the 2017-19 biennium and provided $7.7 billion for K-12 statewide. This represents a more than $300 million reduction from the Governor’s proposed budget for education.  This translates to more than a $24 million annual reduction for PPS, which is not a budget deficit that allows PPS to entirely protect schools programming.  This new budget reality means we can expect a deficit range of $14-$24 million annually for the next two years.  This budget information was a shock to PPS and many other districts in the state.  Due to this unexpected news schools are now projected to receive their staffing allocations in mid-February.  There are a lot of unknowns at this point. Although we’ve been told that schools will feel an impact of these budget reductions, I cannot begin to predict the extent of what is coming our way. I am open to hearing your thoughts and concerns and will be sharing any additional information I get as we receive our actual staffing numbers.

     

    On a more positive note, Glencoe is hosting the regional OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) this year.  We are looking for some wonderful parents who are willing to volunteer during this event.  If your child is participating I know you will be wanting to attend their battles but we can use your help other times throughout the day.  Also, if you are a K-3 parent, we’d love your help too.  It is a great experience to support and watch, especially if you think your child may want to participate in such an event in the future.  Please see the message from the librarian in this newsletter for more details. 

     

    Best,


    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

     

     

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
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  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

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    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

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  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at, www.pps.net/dbrac.

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