Friday, Feb. 23: All schools open, some westside buses on snow routes
Debido a las persistentes condiciones heladas, la(s) siguientes ruta(s) estarán funcionando como rutas de nieve durante la mañana del día viernes, 23 de febrero: Skyline - 21 & 14, Lincoln - 31, Chapman - 14 & 13 and Bridlemile - 205
Dear Glencoe Families,
As we wrap up the month of January, I want to make sure to thank the Glencoe/Mt. Tabor Parent Equity Committee for hosting our second Courageous Conversations Night for our community. We’ve had great participation with families from Glencoe, Mt. Tabor, Richmond, Atkinson and Access at our Courageous Conversations nights. We have one more night scheduled for February 22nd. I hope you can join us as we explore the concept and impact of White Fragility.
Monday marked the end of the second quarter grading period. Teachers are finishing up report cards and students will be bringing them home on Monday, February 5th for your review. Please read through the report cards, discuss the progress marks and teacher comments with your child(ren) before signing the envelope and returning it to the teacher. If you have questions or concerns, I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher.
Please help spread the word. Wednesday, February 7th at 6:00 pm is our first Kindergarten Connect. This is the time when parents of our incoming Kinders come to learn about Glencoe and our kinder programming. Parents will have a chance to meet our Kinder teachers and have a brief tour of the classrooms. This a parent only event. If you know of any families in our community with children turning 5 years old on or before September 1st please reach out and encourage them to join us.
As we enter the second half of the school year we want to remind all families of the importance of being at school every day and on time. Research shows that children who miss more than 10% of their school year in kinder and first grades are far less likely to be able to read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade, which is considered a key indicator of future success.
As a school community our average daily attendance rate is 88.7% with an average tardy rate of 8%. These rates were a bit surprising, as we expected a much more consistent attendance rate for our Glencoe students. As a school community we are struggling to get all of our students to school on time and be in classrooms ready for learning.
We love our students and want them to have the best school experience each and every day. Joining a classroom after morning routines have begun can be challenging for students and disruptive to the flow of instruction. Additionally, tardies and absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to repeatedly slow down lessons to help children catch up on missed material. So even children who attend regularly, can be adversely affected by other children’s chronic tardies and absences. Let’s work together to bring our average daily attendance rate to over 90% and cut our tardy rate in half.
As a reminder, school begins at 8:00 and students are tardy at 8:06. Classroom teachers mark students tardy if they are not in the classroom by 8:05. If students arrive at or after 8:10 they must check-in at the office to be marked present for the school day.
The game was close again, but the Jefferson boys basketball team wrapped up a Portland Interscholastic League title, this time with a 72-68 victory over Grant at a packed Jefferson High School gym on Friday.
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Glencoe Auction
2:20 PM - 4:30 PM Variety Show Rehearsal #1
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Metropolitan Learning Center Information Session (K-8)
2:20 PM - 4:30 PM Variety Show Rehearsal #2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Harriet Tubman community meeting
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM STEAM mtg.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Teaching and Learning Committee meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Board Legislative Committee meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
2:20 PM - 4:30 PM Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Variety Show
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM PTA mtg