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  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    3/25/19-3/29/19

    SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL

    4/1/19

    PLANT ORDER FORMS DUE

    4/5/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    4/8/19

    NO SCHOOL – TEACHER PLANNING DAY

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I hope you all have enjoyed the sunshine this week and that the sun continues to shine for us through Spring Break. When we return we will have one week left of the third quarter. The grading period ends on Friday, April 5th and we will have a Teacher Planning day (no school for students) on Monday, April 8th.  

    As I reflect on our school year thus far, I feel very fortunate to work with so many dedicated and highly effective staff members who give their very best to students every day. Teachers maximize the instructional time provided for engaging and thought-provoking lessons. This week I was watching a lesson in a 5th grade classroom and the students were learning how writers use specific techniques to shape the content of their message in deliberate ways. Students were analyzing those techniques in video clips and articles to help them understand the author’s perspective(s). I was also in a first grade classroom, watching students grapple with the idea of equivalent equations. Students were given four numerals and symbols (+, -, =) and asked to build equivalent equations and explain their mathematical understandings. The conversations that were occurring among the students was quite impressive.

    In last week’s Newsletter I shared our staffing adjustments for the 2019-20 school year. As you know, the district is raising class sizes, which results in the loss of one full time classroom position at Glencoe. There are a few staffing changes going into next year that I want to bring to your attention. With the loss of one classroom position we will have five 4/5 blended classrooms next year and the remaining grades will have three classrooms each. Mrs. Bernt, Mr. Webster, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Connolly and Mrs. Jeppesen will be teaching 4/5 blends. Ms. Richards will be moving to 3rd grade and Mrs. Williams will move from 3rd grade to 2nd grade to fill the vacancy created by Mrs. Self’s retirement. Our first grade team remain the same and, as I shared with you last week, we will have a kindergarten vacancy due to Mrs. Podichetty’s decision to take a leave to spend more time with her young children.

    As you have heard by now, the district will be using two of the three makeup days listed on the district calendar (June 10 &11) to restore the instructional time we lost due to the snow days in February. This will impact some of our end-of-year events at Glencoe. At this time, I can tell you that we will be moving the 5th Grade Celebration from Friday, June 7th to Monday, June 10th. The 5th grade Bowling Party is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 11th. If the district decides on a district-wide closure on May 8th, due to the “Day of Action” in Salem one more instructional day may be added to this year’s school calendar and we will communicate any further adjustments at that time.

    We have a busy spring with a variety of activities. In the month of April, we have quite a few events for parents. We have our last Art Infusion Parent Training on April 9th, an evening PTA meeting on April 10th, a Principal’s Coffee on Tuesday morning April 16th and our last Courageous Conversations for families at 6pm on the 18th.   In May we have our second Connect to Kindergarten for incoming Kinders and their parents, STEAM Night, the Student Variety Show, the Volunteer Breakfast and our annual Storybook Parade. I look forward to seeing you at one of our events.

    Warmly,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    PTA NEWS

    Our spring plant sale is here and it is pre-order only.  If you need extra order forms, they are available on the PTA bulletin board, in the office, and on the Glencoe Elementary PPS website.  Orders are due by 4/1!  Happy Spring!

    Are you interested in serving on the PTA board?  Positions open are President, Vice President, and New Family Ambassador.  Nominations must be received by April 5th so we can announce the slate at our next PTA meeting on April 10th at 6:30pm in the library.  Elections will take place at our May meeting.  

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    Science Fair permission forms will be coming home today or after break. There is also an online form. Please complete and return by April 19th if your child wants to participate.

    STEAM Night is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Not able to attend the meetings but have really good ideas and/or access to potential resources for this event?  Contact Amanda Shwetzer OR Lisa Davidson.

    SAFETY PATROL PICNIC

    5th Grade Safety Patrol Parents, Save the Date for the Safety Patrol Party on May 22nd at Oaks Park. Ms. Richards will be looking for chaperones.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Sign-up Parties! 

    Please take the time now to look through this list and sign up for anything you’re interested in attending. Some are coming up soon, many are selling out fast. Join the fun!


  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    3/15/19

    SPIRIT DAY: WILD HAIR DAY

    3/15/19

    Scrip and Popcorn Sales

    8AM & 2:20 PM

    3/18/19

    Site Council

    2:45 PM

    3/19/19

    Annual LGBTQ+ Night sponsored by the Equity Night

    5:30 – 7:30 PM

    3/25/19-3/29-19

    SRPING BREAK – NO SCHOOL

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    It is so good to be back at Glencoe. My sub, Mrs. Hobson had nothing but good things to say about our school and affirmed everything I know about our community. Students and families are so welcoming and the staff is kind, hardworking and provide an excellent education for our students. 

    While I was on leave, I missed our final eight OBOB teams’ battles. As you know, the Immature Amateurs (Mateo F, Mateo L, Aedin T, Arlo W) won and will represent Glencoe at the mini-regionals on Saturday at Creston School. Battles start at 9:00. Also, our fabulous OBOB team from last year the Junior Authors won the Mt. Tabor Middle School OBOB Competition and the Region 4 SW competition for middle school aged readers. So, once again, they are headed to Salem for the OBOB State Tournament (April 6th).

    Last week, schools received their staffing allocations for next year. All families heard from the Superintendent last week that PPS is dealing with a $17 million dollar shortfall. Although I was gone, I was able to receive the information and communicate with staff about some of the upcoming changes.

    The impact to Glencoe is a loss of one licensed teaching position in our general education classroom allocation. This year we are staffed with three sections for every grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade. Next year we will have three sections each in grades kindergarten through third grade and five sections total for our fourth and fifth grade students. Our staffing requires us to create a blended classroom(s) at these grade levels. In order to accommodate this requirement, allow teachers to plan collaboratively, and keep class sizes around 32, we will have all blended classrooms in the 4/5 grades next year. This may raise some questions for those of you who have students moving into those grade levels next year. At this time, I can tell you that the five teachers will work together as they plan and implement their literacy, science and social studies lessons. I am committing some of our foundation dollars to hire an hourly math teacher, just as I did with last year’s blended classroom. This will allow students to move into grade level classes for their math instruction. In April, we will have two opportunities for parents to get questions asked and answered about our blended classrooms: the evening PTA meeting on April 10th and the Principals Coffee at 8:15 on April 16th.

    We will continue to have 1.5 secretarial support, 1.2 PE, Library staffed with a half-time Media Specialist and half-time Library Assistant and full-time Music. Our Staffing for Special Education and English Language Development remains the same as well. I will use the remaining foundation dollars to support a half-time reading specialist and some technology support in the building, as I did this year.

    I am working on our grade level assignments for next year, as the decrease in FTE will require some adjustments. Fortunately, we will not have to un-assign any full-time staff because Mrs. Self has decided to retire after 32 years of teaching. In addition, Mrs. Podichetty has decided to take a leave of absence to spend more time with her young children, which creates a classroom vacancy for Glencoe. Sadly, their absences will be a big loss to us. They are two wonderful teachers who bring learning to life every day in their classrooms. I wish them well on their future journeys. 

    This morning we were short a substitute and I spent the day teaching in Mrs. Richards’ classroom. She has a wonderful class and it was a great way to end my week. The students are in the middle of a poetry unit and learned how to write Limericks today. As a class, they wrote a Limerick together and then students worked on their own. They had a lot of fun with their poems and many were willing to stand and share their great work with the class. I’ll leave you with one that the class wanted me to share:

                                            
                                                                There once was aladith
                                                                His name was Taddith
                                                                He was super bad
                                                                ' cuz his name was Tadd
                                                                And that was the story of Taddith
                                                                               -By Alex K. 

    Warmly,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    PTA NEWS

    Our spring plant sale is here!  Look for order forms in your child's backpack today.  Our plant sale is pre-order only.  We have received great feedback about the quality of plants from our sale last year and are excited to continue this fundraiser.  If you need extra order forms, they are available on the PTA bulletin board, in the office, and on the Glencoe Elementary PPS website.  Orders are due by 4/1!  Happy Spring!

    Are you interested in serving on the PTA board?  Positions open are President, Vice President, and New Family Ambassador.  Nominations must be received by April 5th so we can announce the slate at our next PTA meeting on April 10th at 6:30pm in the library.  Elections will take place at our May meeting.  

    If you are wanting to place a special order for scrip before the end of the year, this may be your last chance. We are starting to think about clearing our inventory for summer. If you were hoping to get something that we don't typically keep in stock now is the time. Some great vendors are Columbia Sportswear (12%), Dick's Sporting Goods (8%), Old Navy (12%), The Children's Place (12%), Backyard Bird Shop (8%) and JoAnn Fabrics (5%. Check out the order form for the full list of vendors. We always try to carry the basics like Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Burgerville, Starbucks and Powell's. Thanks for supporting Glencoe through the scrip program!

    Join fellow parents and students at Glencoe for an activity-based evening on March 19th at 5:30 PM. We will share a meal and learn about how you, your family and your children can develop the skills to understand and support LGBTQ community members. To find out more, see this link.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Sign-up Parties!

    Please take the time now to look through this list and sign up for anything you’re interested in attending. Some are coming up soon, many are selling out fast. Join the fun!

    Make a Clay Monster!

    Sat., March 23 at 3 p.m. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE Cost: $30 (adults and kids)

    Get your inner creature out! Come play with clay and make your own ceramic monster. Suitable for children ages 7 and up and adults too! Kids are welcome to attend by themselves or with a parent (parents pay separate). See examples of ceramic monsters at monster8all.com.

    Puerto Rican Dinner & Cooking Class

    Sat. April 6th 4-8pm, Limited spots available, Cost: $40.00

    Come learn how to make the staples of Puerto Rican food with Chef Mariel.  You will learn how to make Sofrito and freeze it for easy weekday meals, as well as three different ways to cook plantains.  We will prep, cook, drink and eat everything we make. There will be rum.

    Naked Lady Party(Clothing Exchange)

    Sun., April 7 at 4-6 p.m. at Nourish NW, Cost $30

    Hey, ladies. You know the clothes cluttering up your closet and drawers that you're no longer wearing? Pull them out and bring them to trade at a Glencoe Naked Lady Party! You'll go home with treasures. Light bites and adult beverages included!

    Glencoe Hoop Camp

    June 17-20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Glencoe Gym, Cost: $150 - 4 days of camp!

    Hoop it up at the 7th annual Glencoe Hoop Camp! This camp is open for any boy or girl entering 2nd- 6thgrade who has a desire to learn and improve his or her basketball skills. Coach Tim is an excellent coach, who can help your athlete learn and improve specific skills such as ball control, pivoting, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as offensive and defensive strategies. The kids will also do scrimmages, play games like sharks and minnows and bump. All participants will receive a basketball if desired.

    (Grades 3-5) Kickin' It w/ Ms. Clark & Ms. Chris

    Sat., May 4 at 11-12:30 a.m. on Glencoe Field, Cost: $20 - ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT

    Power up with some pizza and then take to the Glencoe field for soccer with Glencoe's own Ms. Clark and Ms. Chris. Test your soccer skills or learn a few new ones. Principal Clark and Ms. Chris, both experienced soccer players and coaches, will lead 12 kids in grades 3-5 in a variety of soccer drills including passing, ball handling, and shooting on Ms. Clark.

    Glencoe Ball

    Fri, April 26 from 6 - 8 p.m., Cost $20 per family

    The Amazing Glencoe Race Scavenger Hunt

    Sun, May 19 at 3 p.m. meet at Glencoe, Cost: $30 per family

    Margarita Mamas!– only 6 spots left

    Sat, May 4 at 6-9 p.m., Cost $30

    (Grades K-2) Kickin’ it w/ Ms. Clark & Ms. Chris– only 1 spot left

    Sat., May 4 at 10-11:30 a.m. on Glencoe Field, Cost: $20 - ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT

    (see description above for older kiddos)

    Learn How to Ride a Bike– only 1 spot left

    Sat, May 4, 9:30 - 11 a.m at Glencoe, Cost $25

    Hestia's Greek Feast– only 2 spots left

    Sun., June 2 at 5 p.m., Cost: $40

    Pickling & Preserving Class

    Sat. July 20 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cost: $50

    Do you want to learn how to experience the joy of transforming the bounty of our land into delicious foods that can be enjoyed all year around? Then you don't want to miss this pickling and preserving class, which will be offered one final time. Come learn the basics of pickles and jams. Leave with 4 pints/quarts that you make and can replicate at home. All materials will be provided. Berry jam, pickles, giardinara - there will be lots of options! Guaranteed to be fun and delicious!

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    Congratulations to Arlo Wells, in Ms. Connolly’s class for winning the STEAM Logo Contest. His artwork will be displayed on the STEAM Night banner!

    STEAM Night is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Not able to attend the meetings but have really good ideas and/or access to potential resources for this event?  Contact Amanda Shwetzer OR Lisa Davidson.

    RECYLCING STYROFOAM

    Are you hoarding Styrofoam because you aren't sure how to get rid of it? Girl Scout Troop 12811 (mostly Glencoe 4th graders!) will be holding a Styrofoam recycling drive in front of Glencoe on Saturday, March 16 from 10am-12pm. They will accept clean block (hard) Styrofoam but not packing peanuts. They are collecting a small fee: $1 for up to a grocery bag full and $5 for up to a car load. Styrofoam will be taken to Agilyx in Tigard for recycling.  

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    3/12/19

    PTA Meeting

    8:15 AM

    3/12/19

    Art Infusion Training

    6:30 PM

    3/15/19

    Scrip and Popcorn Sales

    8AM & 2:20 PM

    3/18/19

    Site Council

    2:45 PM

    3/19/19

    Annual LGBTQ+ Night sponsored by the Equity Night

    5:30 – 7:30 PM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Hello again Glencoe families!

    It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your children these past two weeks, snow days and all.  Principal Lori Clark will be back on Monday, March 11th.  Thank you for welcoming me into your school community. 

    Best wishes to you all for the remainder of the school year!

    Bonnie

    PPS Substitute Principal

    PTA NEWS

    We are cleaning out the cupboards and have 5 Glencoe T-Shirts left for the taking. There are 2 Small Adult and 3 Large Child. Please see Amanda in the office if you would like one.

    There are more Bottle Drop, blue recycling bags for bottles and cans on the PTA Bulletin. Board. Our next meeting is March 12th at 8:15 AM in the cafeteria. All are welcome.

    Join fellow parents and students at Glencoe for an activity-based evening on March 19th at 5:30 PM. We will share a meal and learn about how you, your family and your children can develop the skills to understand and support LGBTQ community members. To find out more, see this link.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Online Auction

    Bidding closes on March 10 (Sunday) at 7 PM. Lots of great stuff, and best of all, it supports your school! Bid now, bid often, there many excellent, some with no bids yet, including:

    A Physical For Your Vehicle

    $500 Off Complete Home Seismic Upgrade* (two items)

    Complete Checkup for Your Teeth

    Two Tickets to a Female Immigrant Activist’s Speech

    And many other unique experiences. Don’t forget, it’s not too late to submit a general donation to help staffing needs at Glencoe!

    Donate directly to the Glencoe Foundation.

    Buy-in Parties!

    There’s still time to participate in some great community parties and activities. These ‘buy-in’ parties go on throughout the year. Activities are selling out, so make sure you get a spot now here!  

    ART INFUSION

    We have just two more art infusion lessons this year!  Help us get to the finish line by attending our March volunteer training next Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. First grade parents, please bring snacks!

    The March lessons are as follows:

    Kindergarten: Landscape Collage (tissue paper)

    First & Second Grade: Georgia O’Keeffe (oil pastels)

    Third, Fourth & Fifth Grade: Self Portrait (oil pastels, watercolor)

    February lessons should be completed by March 8.

    Let’s make art!  Questions? Contact Rebecca@revolutionpr.com

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    Thanks to all students that participated in the STEAM Night Logo Contest. We will announce the winner of the contest next week.

    STEAM Night is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Not able to attend the meetings but have really good ideas and/or access to potential resources for this event?  Contact Amanda Shwetzer OR Lisa Davidson.

    FIFTH GRADE FAMILIES

    Hello Parents of 5th Graders,

    We are collecting photos of 5th graders for the yearbook.  The more photos we have, the better the book will be.  We're looking for photos of the kids at Glencoe or participating in Glencoe-related activities from any year.  Group photos and individual shots are both fine.  We want to be sure everyone is included. Please add your photos to this Google group. Questions, contact Rebecca Haas

    RECYCLING STYROFOAM

    Are you hoarding Styrofoam because you aren't sure how to get rid of it? Girl Scout Troop 12811 (mostly Glencoe 4th graders!) will be holding a Styrofoam recycling drive in front of Glencoe on Saturday, March 16 from 10am-12pm. They will accept clean block (hard) Styrofoam but not packing peanuts. They are collecting a small fee: $1 for up to a grocery bag full and $5 for up to a car load. Styrofoam will be taken to Agilyx in Tigard for recycling.  

    OBOB

    Congratulations to the Immature Amateurs, the 2019 Glencoe OBOB champions! On the team are: Mateo Freese, Mateo Lung, Aedan Talik, and Arlo Wells. The Immature Amateurs will go on to the OBOB Regional on March 16 at Creston Elementary where they will represent Glencoe. The Immature Amateurs

    We also want to congratulate all the students who participated: a record-breaking 14 teams from the 4th (9 teams) and 5th (5 teams) grades. The students showed commitment, teamwork, and, most importantly, were willing to give up recess Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout January & February to practice! Go Glencoe Gulls! (Dana Cofer and Leslie Arndt, Volunteer Coordinators).

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    3/1/19

    Scrip and Popcorn Sales

    8AM & 2:20 PM

    3/2/19

    OBOB Championship Battle

    9 AM

    3/12/19

    PTA Meeting

    8:15 AM

    3/12/19

    Art Infusion Training

    6:30 PM

    3/15/19

    Scrip and Popcorn Sales

    8AM & 2:20 PM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Hello parents and guardians of our fabulous Glencoe students!

    My name is Bonnie Hobson and I am here at Glencoe as the guest principal while Principal Lori Clark is away for a couple of weeks.  I have so enjoyed meeting your children and their teachers.  Everyone has been so welcoming.  I have visited every classroom and can tell you that your students are in good hands with the teachers at Glencoe.  There is a lot of learning with care happening here every day.  Now that the “blizzards” have come through, I think we can have a full regular week next week.  Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you next week!”

    Warm Regards,

    Bonnie Hobson

    PPS Substitute Principal

    NEWS FROM THE KITCHEN

    Families please remember that breakfast is served at 7:45 AM. If your child is having breakfast, please do not drop off any earlier than 7:45 AM because there is no staff on duty until then. Thank you.

    PTA NEWS

    Our next meeting is March 12th at 8:15 AM in the cafeteria. All are welcome.

    Please see this link to attend the annual LGBTQ night on March 19th at 5:30 PM.

    GLENCOE AUCTION

    Don’t forget, it’s not too late to submit a general donation to help staffing needs at Glencoe! Donate directly to the Glencoe Foundation.

    There’s still time to participate in some great community parties and activities. These ‘buy-in’ parties go on throughout the year. Some are wonderful opportunities for kids to interact with their teachers outside of the school day. Others are sumptuous feasts. Then there are those that are pure hang-out fun! Activities are selling out, so make sure you get a spot now here!

    *Love Your Shoes! Are Those Keen?*

    *¿Por Qué No? $100 Gift Certificate*

    *Laurelhurst Theater & Pub Movie Package*

    $500 Off Complete Home Seismic Upgrade*

    *VIP Tour & Tasting at Willamette Valley Vineya...

    *$40 to Spend at Cheese Bar*

    We pulled together as a community to make this year’s event a smashing success! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Results are still coming in, but so far we’ve grossed just over $95,000! With expenses projected to come in around $15-16k, and online auction, buy in parties and general donations still coming in, looks like we are very close to achieving our goal of netting $80,000. Help us hit it out of the park by bidding on the online auction, attending buy-in parties, and adding a general donation if you haven’t already. Judy and Susie are so proud to be members of this wonderful and generous community! Thank you.

    OBOB

    Congratulations to all the kiddos who participated. Everyone gave their best effort and did a great job! The following are the eight teams who will advance to the finals on Saturday March 2nd. These teams are the eight teams from 4th and 5th grade with the highest scores.

    Battle 1

    Reading Rebels

    Soccer Playin' Snufflelupagus

    Battle 2

    Cheeto-Reados

    Book Blabbers

    Battle 3

    Immature Amateurs

    Glencoe Purritos

    Battle 4

    Girls Just Want to Read Books

    Tingos

    The battles will begin at 9am Saturday March 2 in the Glencoe Cafeteria. Each of the final eight teams will battle in single elimination bracket format (four battles) and the four winning teams move on to the final four (two battles). The two winning teams battle for the championship, and the winning team goes to the Regional battle March 16.

    Friends and family are very welcome to attend! All kiddos need to be with an adult.

    5th GRADE FAMILIES

    Hello Parents of 5th Graders,

    We are collecting photos of 5th graders for the yearbook.  The more photos we have, the better the book will be.  We're looking for photos of the kids at Glencoe or participating in Glencoe-related activities from any year.  Group photos and individual shots are both fine.  We want to be sure everyone is included. Please add your photos to this Google group. Questions, contact Rebecca Haas

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    STEAM Night is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM, our next meeting is March 7th from 2:30-3:30 PM in the library. Not able to attend the meetings but have really good ideas and/or access to potential resources for this event?  Contact Amanda Shwetzer OR Lisa Davidson.

Principal's
Message

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    Dear Glencoe Community,

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  I am excited to be back for my 4th year as Glencoe’s principal.  It is such an honor and joy to be part of Glencoe’s wonderful community.  Summer seems to have come and gone and our first day of school is literally right around the corner. Our annual Community Care Day is scheduled for this Saturday, August 25th for any and all families and community members to help us spruce up the grounds before our students arrive on Monday.  We will be here from 9:00 – 2:00 and would love the help!

    The Glencoe staff is dedicated to bringing their very best each and every day to meet the needs of all our students.  As we prepare for the school year, I am excited to announce the new members to our community and a few changes.  Amanda Shwetzer is our new, half-time School Secretary.  She will be working in the office from 7:45 – 11:45 daily.  Kari Harms will be our Teaching Librarian, here on Wednesday afternoons, Thursday and Friday.  Amy Lile, our PE teacher, will now be with us full-time and Millie Layman will be our second PE teacher scheduled here on Thursdays.  Sarah Schacker is our full time Learning Center Teacher and Amy Kasch is our full time Speech-Language Pathologist.  Moira Tofanelli is our School Psychologist and will be with us on Wednesday and Fridays.  Randy Webster is re-joining the 4th Grade team and Paula Jeppesen is back to teaching straight 5th grade.  In addition, we have a library assistant position posted, as the LA assigned to our building was reassigned to another school due to school scheduling conflicts.

     

    Below is some additional information to help you and your child(ren) prepare for the new school year ahead:

    • Arrival: We have a few changes to our arrival process this year.  Students may enter the building at 7:55 (unless arrangements have been made with a teacher).  Only students who are eating breakfast will be allowed to enter the building at 7:45 for breakfast.  We will no longer be opening the cafeteria early as a waiting space.  In the event of extreme weather, students will be allowed to wait in the cafeteria.  Staff will open ALL FRONT doors at 7:55 for students and families to enter.  We recommend that Kindergarten students enter through the main front doors.  PTA will continue to sell SCRIP inside/outside depending on weather. Families can still enter early to take part in those sales. 
    • Late Arrivers: We are opening doors 5 minutes earlier for students to make their way to the classroom in the morning.  Students are tardy after 8:05 and must check into the office to SIGN THEMSELVES IN and receive an “office check-in” slip. 
    • Office Hours/Support: The office is open from 7:45 – 4:00.  Although our students do not enter before 7:55 our office is open for business to families and students beginning at 7:45.  We will have two secretaries in the office in the mornings, until 11:45.  Our Health Assistant, Allie Doran will be in the office every day from 8:00 – 1:00.  We will have a School Nurse every Friday.
    • All visitors/volunteers, even those who spend lots of time at Glencoe, must sign-in at the office and wear a visitor/volunteer sticker, printed for you at the sign in counter. In addition, if you plan to volunteer, in any capacity, you must complete a background check through PPS Security Office. 
    • Dismissal: Students are dismissed by their teachers at 2:20. In order for dismissal to go smoothly it is important that your child’s teacher & child are aware of the after school plan.  All students will be walked outside by their teacher to a designated spot.  You can find the dismissal map on our website (or by contacting your child’s teacher).  Staff will verify students who are riding the bus as they board.  All students remaining at school after 2:27 will be brought to the office as there is no supervision outside after that time.  Remaining students will need to be signed out by a parent/family member listed on the registration form.
    • Dismissal Plans: All families are expected to complete a Student Dismissal form for the first day of school.  These forms can be found on our school website.  It is very challenging for the office to deliver last minute changes to after-school plans. With a decrease in office staff, it will be even more difficult this year.  Known changes to a dismissal plan must be communicated to the teacher or office in writing first thing in the morning.  We know unexpected things happen that are out of your control.  We will do our best to get last minute changes to students. 
    • After School Classes: PPS no longer uses Peach Jar or any other provider to advertise after school programs occurring in schools.  PPS policy is that schools may only advertise district-sponsored activities and events.  Glencoe school is NOT responsible for after school programs offered by external organizations.  Registration for after school classes are handled by individual companies, not the school office.  A list of all after school activities at Glencoe can be found at this afterschool activities link.
    • Communication: We strive to keep our community informed in a timely manner.  You will receive a monthly e-newsletter from Glencoe and a Friday-News bulletin to share upcoming events/reminders.  You can also find information specific to each classroom on the teachers’ websites.

    On behalf of the entire Glencoe Staff, I want to again welcome you to the 2018-19 school year.  This will be me 27th year to have a “1st day of School” as an educator.   The first day of school is always very special.  I am excited to see all of our 1st – 5th graders on Monday, August 27th and our Kindergartners on the 30th

     

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

     

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