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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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  • Glencoe Science Fair 4/6

    The Glencoe Science Fair is coming up!  Find information here and the entry form here.
  • Connect to Kindergarten- Date & Time Change

    Join us for a short introduction to kindergarten.  Kindergarten teachers will read a story with students, guide them in an activity, and provide a gluten and dairy free snack (please let our office staff know if there are additional allergies).  While students are with teachers, adult family members will complete a survey regarding your child’s interests, school history, family information, etc.  This event is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to get to know incoming kindergartners and make some decisions regarding class assignments.  We look forward to seeing you! Monday, May 15th 10AM Glencoe Cafeteria.

  • Dismissal & Transportation

    Where to pick up your student and how are they getting home?

Principal's
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  • Dear Families,

    “How are the children?” 

    At this year’s auction I shared a story that I had heard many years ago about the Masai culture.  The Masai is one of the most accomplished and fabled tribes of Africa.  No tribe was considered to have warriors more fearsome or more intelligent than the mighty Masai. It is perhaps surprising, then, to learn the traditional greeting that passed between Masai warriors:"Kasserian Ingera," one would always say to another.  It means, "And how are the children?" which acknowledges the high value that the Masai place on the children’s well-being.    This common greeting is used instead of “How are you?”  I have been told that is still the traditional greeting among the Masai and that “All the children are well” means that life is good.  It means that the daily struggles of the adults do not preclude the proper care and attention given to the young members of the tribe. 

    At Glencoe we are not all the same; we have differences and I believe they should be honored and celebrated.   But, when it comes to valuing our children, we are not so different.  The children are why we do what we do each and every day. 

    Thank you for honoring and celebrating our students and the work we do every day.  We are fortunate to have a dedicated and caring staff and a wonderful parent community who advocate strongly for all the children in our community in so many ways.

    We had a wonderful turn out for the auction and many donations from families who were not able to join us that evening as well.  I want to give a shout out to the Auction Committee and everyone else who helped make that night a success.  Thank you!

    We had a large turn out for our first Kinder Connect.   This is our yearly event that introduces the parents of our incoming kindergartners to Glencoe.  Our new families learn how we serve, support, and nurture all learners. For me, this is a night of excitement, and a bit of nervousness because I want to make sure we positively represent all the good things that happen here.  Our Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Lageson, Mrs. Maestas, and Mrs. Podichetty did a brilliant job sharing “a day in the life of kindergarten”, answering questions and opening their classrooms for families to tour.

    In closing, I want to offer a huge congratulations to Glencoe’s Chess Team for taking 1st Place at the Chess for Success Regional Tournament.  Our team will head to the state tournament next month. GO GULLS!

    The children are well!

    Lori Clark             

    Glencoe Principal

     

     

     

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