Glencoe Elementary

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  • *NEW* Restaurant Partner

    New to Glencoe!  Wild Abandon on SE Belmont Blvd. is participating in a Glencoe GroupRaise Meal on Wednesday, November 29th.  In order for our event to work as a fundraiser, we need 20 people to RSVP for the event BEFORE November 26th or it won't work.  Check it out here: GroupRaise.
    Wild Abandon's menu HERE



  • Dear Glencoe Families,

    This morning I awoke to a blustery day with leaves blowing from the trees and a small power outage in parts of my neighborhood. Even though October is coming to a close and the first official day of Fall was over a month ago, the changing leaves and cool mornings are just two small things for which I am grateful.  I love Fall!

    The month of October was busy starting with a PTA meeting where we learned about the Oregon Savings Plan, I shared some current thoughts and trends around homework, some websites and apps that can support learning at home, and, thanks to our School Psychologist, Theresa Seeley I also shared a list of board games and the skills each game supports.

    We hosted our annual TAG Parent Meeting where Mrs. Davidson our TAG Coordinator and I talked about the TAG identification process, Glencoe’s approach to meeting the needs of our TAG students and some effective practices that teachers use.   If you were unable to attend but would still like the information, check out our presentation slides located on the TAG bulletin board in the main hallway.  A few weeks later I hosted the first Principal Learning Session of the year in which Mrs. Carlson, our Literacy Coach and I shared information about the new Reading adoption and gave a glimpse into the structures and instructional practices that are occurring daily in our classrooms. 

    As we roll into a new month we have a few events and interruptions to our school calendar of which I’d like to make you aware.  By now, most of you have signed up for a Parent/Teacher Conference next week.  If you haven’t yet signed up, please call the office for an appointment.  We have a three day break around the Thanksgiving Holiday and then our last week of November is a full week of school with our first session of Courageous Conversations about Race & Equity for Glencoe and Mt. Tabor families on November 30th from 5:30 – 8:00.  I hope you can join us!


    Before I close, I have a desperate plea to families regarding arrival and dismissal times.  Earlier this month we had a small fender-bender and some close calls near the cross walk on 51st and Morrison, directly in front of the school. In order to maintain safety and order during arrival and dismissal we are asking for your help and patience during these very busy times of the day. 

    Arrival and dismissal time is very busy with many cars, pedestrians and bike riders.  Often times families are in a hurry during the morning and afternoon rush.  I am hoping, that as a community we can work together to get students to school safe and on time each and every day. 

    • First, school starts at 8:00 and students are considered tardy as of 8:05. When students arrive after 8:10 the office becomes responsible for marking students tardy as teachers are deep into instruction at that point.  Students check in at the office and receive a Check-in pass showing teachers that the attendance has been changed from absent to tardy by the office. 
    • Second, I am asking that we all exercise patience and safe driving. To us this means: arriving between 7:45 and 7:55, stopping when pedestrians are waiting to cross at the crosswalk on 51st and Morrison, waiting to drop students off curbside in front of the building, pulling forward, not back, when leaving the curb, and never stop or idle in a crosswalk.  
    • Third, walking bikes, scooters and/or skateboards once arriving on campus, and
    • Last, keeping dogs on a leash and off the back playground and front sidewalks during arrival and dismissal time.

    I hope to see you at Parent/Teacher Conferences, our Scholastic Book Fair and Fabulous Craft Fair!

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal


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