The teachers will order all supplies over the summer. We ask that each family contribute $30 for each child towards the classroom supplies. Checks should be made out to Glencoe Elementary and please write class suppliess on the memo line. Checks/cash should be given to the teachers in August/September.
Dear Glencoe Families,
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year at Glencoe Elementary. I am excited to be back together and optimistically looking forward to a great year! We have been preparing for the students’ return and we are ready! I am equally as excited to meet all the students and families who are new to Glencoe. Our community is growing and ever changing with new faces. I can’t wait for the first day of school when students fill the building for a year of new discoveries!
Our kindergarteners first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th. Kindergarten parents are invited to join me and the Glencoe PTA for coffee and pastries on that day, after morning drop off. Current Glencoe parents are invited to stop by and welcome our new families. PTA members, parents and I will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you might have about the school community. We know the first day of Kindergarten is an exciting and sometimes emotional experience for both kids and parents, and we’re here to support you!
Families and other community members play a critical role as partners in supporting our students both at home and in the school. I look forward to working with you throughout the year to make important decisions that impact both your child as an individual and the school as a whole. We are looking for two parents who have an interest in being a member of our Site Council. One of our parents, Joy Poole, has served her two-year term and Heidi Moore will no longer be a parent/family at Glencoe. We will be asking for nominations in early September so please let me know if you are interested.
As a start to a successful partnership this year, I hope you will attend our Open House on September 28th, 5:30 – 7:00pm. This is a time for you to come with your child(ren), visit classrooms and meet new and returning staff. We have a few new staff members for you to meet and we are thrilled to have them with us. I know they are looking forward to meeting and connecting with our students and families as well.
Mrs. Amy Lile is our new PE teacher who will be with us Monday mornings, Thursday & Friday. Mrs. Lilian Ngai is our ESL Teacher who will be working with our English Language Learners each morning from 8-9:30. Mrs. Sarah Carlson is our Literacy Coach who will be with us full time to work with teachers and support the implementation of our new reading curriculum, Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Reading. Ms. Theresa Seeley is our School Psychologist and who will be with us two days a week as we will share her with Mt. Tabor Middle School. Mrs. Angie Beer has also joined the staff and will be working with Mrs. Jeppesen’s 4th grade students in math.
Ongoing, open communication with families is a priority for me. You can expect to receive a full newsletter each month along with weekly electronic notices/reminders each Friday. Our school website will be our main mode of communication with families. Here you will find an updated school calendar with all upcoming events, our Family Handbook, School Climate Handbook and a printable copy of the School Calendar for easy reference. If you wish a paper copy for any of these items, feel free to request one from the main office.
Before I close I want to thank all the families and community members who came out on Saturday to lend a hand for Community Care Day. Thanks to all of you, and the wonderful folks who came on Tuesday afternoon to spread the bark mulch out front, our grounds look great and we are ready to greet students and families on Wednesday morning.
I am honored to again be serving as the principal of Glencoe School. Here’s to a great year!
On Saturday, September 16, dozens of PPS staff and volunteers fanned-out across Portland to knock on doors and reach out to students who have disconnected from school. These door-knockers invited students back to school and offered resources to help them re-engage with their education.
Architectural Digest picked Roosevelt High School as one of the most beautiful high schools in the nation. According to the story, “while many high school buildings might be rather bland from a design perspective, there are others that are veritable works of art.”
The honor comes as crews are putting finishing touches on a full modernization of the school, thanks to a voter-approved bond.
A visit by Portland Trail Blazers basketball star Damian Lillard helped ring in the new school year at Roosevelt High School. Lillard appeared at their back-to-school assembly and offered his support, telling students that sometimes it’s all about showing up.
The PPS Board has made it clear that the district supports “dreamers” – students and staff members who were brought to the United States at a young age by immigrant parents.
In a unanimous vote, the board approved a resolution that urges Congress to protect those who fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program approved by President Barack Obama.
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Picture Day
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Art Infusion Training
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Board listening session on middle schools
6:00 PM Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Back to School Night
6:00 PM Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Family Potluck
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM Principal's Coffee