Glencoe Elementary

Glencoe is an inclusive community that
cares, collaborates and perseveres.

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  • Dear Glencoe Families,

    Happy New Year and Welcome Back! 

    I hope everyone enjoyed some time with family and friends over the two-week winter break.  It was great to see everyone on Tuesday and have the classrooms alive again.

    As we enter the second half of the year, this is a good time to make sure you are current with all school business items.  Have you had a change of address or phone number that we need to know about?  Is your child’s lunch account balance current?  What about immunization records; are they up to date?  Remember, exclusion day for state required vaccinations is February 21st.   

    We had our January Morning Meeting on Wednesday to review great acts of perseverance we observed in December and then we introduced our value word for this month: inclusion. As a school we read a children’s book (watched it actually) called We are all Wonders by R.J. Palacio; hoping to impart the idea that kindness and inclusion are two of the ways we foster a caring community.  Feel free to view the read aloud at this link.

    We have three weeks left until the end of the 2nd quarter, the official halfway point for this school year.  The last day of this grading period is Friday, January 27th.  You can expect to receive a report card for your child on Monday, February 6th.  Please make sure you review your child’s report card carefully.  If you have questions or concerns after reviewing your child’s progress, feel free to connect with your child’s teacher. 

    We are having our second night of Courageous Conversations about Race on January 25th from 5:30 – 8.  Please join parents from the Glencoe & Mt. Tabor communities as we engage in truthful conversations about race and its impact in our schools, community and world.  For detailed information about the night (food, child care etc.) see the “PTA Equity” section in the later part of the newsletter.  I hope to see you there!

    With Mrs. Lile’s leadership, Glencoe is kicking off a Jump Rope for Heart event that will occur throughout the month of January. Through Jump Rope For Heart kids learn jump rope skills, how their heart works all while raising money to help kids with special hearts.  Our students will have fun, learn how to stay healthy and make a difference in the lives of others!  Your child will bring home a parent letter and envelope to collect donations on Friday, January 5th.  Students at Mrs. Lile’s other school, Beverly Clearly, will be participating in this event in February.  Let’s try to set the donation bar so high that her other school has no choice but work extra hard to out jump us J.  If you have questions after reviewing the information feel free to contact our PE teacher, Mrs. Lile. 

    Last but not least, PPS wants to collect information from families through a confidential online childcare survey.  The results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Your input is valuable so please take a moment to complete this survey:  2017-18 PPS Before After Care Survey Link  no later than January 19th .  You can also go to, Departments, Child Care or request a paper survey from your child care site director.


    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

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