Glencoe Elementary

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cares, collaborates and perseveres.

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  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    12/17-1/1/2019

    WINTER BREAK

    1/2/19

    School Starts

    7:55AM

    1/4/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    1/7/19-1/8/19

    Restaurant Partner: Pastini (50% of net proceeds, you must mention Glencoe Elementary when you order lunch/dinner).

    1/8/19

    PTA Meeting

    8:15 AM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I hope this last newsletter of December finds you ready for some quality time with your family. It seems early to be heading off for the winter holidays but I am always grateful for some additional time with family and friends.

    As you know, our students continue to fill the Gull Gallery with tickets earned for their acts of inclusion, care, collaboration and perseverance. Today was the day they received their third school-wide reward (hot chocolate and marshmallows) for filling the box. Ms. Gardner and I have enjoyed delivering hot chocolate to all of the classrooms. We were so impressed, but not surprised, by all of the “thank yous” that naturally came from our students. These types of activities are memory-making for our students. They take a great deal of collaboration and we love them. I want to thank the staff for bringing their crockpots and the office staff for all the extra duties they did today to make this happen.

    Finally, I wanted to let you know that PPS is rescheduling the project to paint over the murals. One of the artists has granted us permission to paint over the murals with which he assisted. The other artist has retained an attorney regarding the mural projects he facilitated. At this point, the district’s legal counsel will be working with the artist to determine next steps. Unfortunately, this has brought some unwanted attention and security concerns regarding building access. Once the office closes, at 4:00 the front door will be locked. If your child participates in a program that ends after 4:00, your child will be brought to the front doors for dismissal. I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

    Happy Holidays! I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    PTA NEWS

    All after school classes information can be found online. Each class has a link to the after school program registration page. Some classes begin the first week we are back.

    January 7-8th, 2019 is our next restaurant partner with Pastini (see below). 50% of the net proceeds will go to Glencoe (please make sure you mention Glencoe Elementary for us to get the credit).

    GROW GLENCOE AUCTION/FOUNDATION

    Our kids need your help! The Foundation raises critical funds to augment staffing at Glencoe, especially around literacy. 

    Donations are due January 25th -  

    ·        Getaways Typically our biggest money maker is overnight experiences. Contact Susie Hoar shoar@comcast.net or 503-869-6404

    ·        Sponsorship Sponsoring the auction is an excellent opportunity for area businesses to get their name out to the Glencoe Community. Contact Munir Henry munirahenry@gmail.com or 503-807-1239

    Volunteer help with procurement, night of, or learn the ropes for next year (new co-chair for 2020 needed)!

    ·        Meeting – Our next meeting is January 8, 2019 at 7 PM at Katie Shrall’s house – 6373 SE Yamhill St.

    ·         Call – Call Susie Hoar at 503-869-6404 if you’re interested in helping in any way

     

    Please consider making a sustainable monthly contribution (100% tax deductible) to the Foundation at All Hands Raised.

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    It’s time to start brainstorming and planning our 2nd Annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Night. 

    1.       Save the date: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 5:30 PM

    2.       Plan on attending our monthly STEAM planning meetings in the library 1st Thursday of each month:

    ·         January 3    2:30-3:30

    ·         February 7  2:30-3:30

    ·         March 7      2:30-3:30

    ·         April 4         2:30-3:30

    ·         May 2          2:30-3:30

    Not able to attend the meetings but you have really good ideas and/or access to potential resources for this event?  Contact Amanda Shwetzer ashwetzer@pps.net OR Lisa Davidson ldavidso@pps.net

    KITCHEN NEWS

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

    DONATIONS

    Glencoe is in need of two refrigerators, the health room and the staff lounge. If you are remodeling or have an extra you don’t use anymore, please consider donating it to Glencoe.

    LOST AND FOUND

    Don’t forget the office has a small lost and found for jewelry and expensive items. Lost it on the playground, over the weekend? Check the office lost and found.

    Lost and Found

     
     Pastini

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    12/7

    Tender Loving Empire – Store Partner

    Ends Today December 7!

    All locations and online

    12/7

    Popcorn Sales

    After School

    12/12

    PTA Meeting

    6:30 PM Library

    12/14

    Scrip Sales

    Before & After School

    12/14

    Spirit Day : Pajama Day

    12/17-1/1/2019

    WINTER BREAK


    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    Last night was the Open House for families and community members who wanted to revisit the murals before our walls get a fresh coat of paint. We had approximately 13 alumni (or parents of the alumni), a few current families and some staff who joined us last night. Some took pictures and looked through their grade school class pictures. If you were unable to attend and would like to view the murals you will be able to download pictures from our Website in the new year. A photographer from the PPS Communication Department is photographing each mural and the photos will be uploaded onto Glencoe’s website at some point in January. Having them on our website will allow alumni to view their mural, download and print pictures if they like for years to come.

    Believe it or not, we have one week left until a two week winter break. We have a few things happening this coming week of which I’d like to make you aware. Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 is our PTA meeting in the library. Mrs. Jeppesen and Ms. Schiada will be talking about the visual models teachers use with students (K-5) to help them understand their grade level concepts. If you have ever been confused by the models kids are using to show their math knowledge please join us.

    Friday, December 14th is our last day before winter break. It is “Pajama Day” so all students and staff are invited to wear their pajamas to school. In addition, our students have reached the next benchmark in our Gull Gallery, earning a school-wide treat for Friday. All students are invited to have Hot Chocolate (gluten, sugar and lactose free) or hot cider at some point during their day. We are taking into consideration students’ allergies (that have been reported to us) so all should be able to participate. If you believe this may cause a dietary issue for your child, please let your child’s teacher know so we can plan accordingly.

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    KINDERGARTEN CARE BAGS

    Please consider helping out the kindergarteners. They are collecting items before winter break to help the homeless Kindergarten Care Bags

    HEALTH NEWS

    It’s cough and cold season. Please remember to complete a medication form and bring original packaging of cough drops to the office for dispensing to children. Cough drops cannot be in backpacks or pockets, they must be kept in the office health room.

    PTA NEWS

    Tender Loving Empire ends today, Friday, December 7th! 20% to Glencoe and 20% off for using the code GLENCOE20.  Good for all locations and on the website.

    Please join us for our next PTA meeting, December 12th at 6:30PM in the Library. We will have a discussion about Glencoe’s Math Curriculum with Mrs. Jeppesen and Ms. Schiada. All are welcome, hope to see you there.

    GROW GLENCOE AUCTION/FOUNDATION

    Our kids need your help! The Foundation raises critical funds to augment staffing at Glencoe, especially around literacy. 

    Donations are due January 25th -  

    ·        Getaways Typically our biggest money maker is overnight experiences. Contact Susie Hoar shoar@comcast.net or 503-869-6404

    ·        Sponsorship Sponsoring the auction is an excellent opportunity for area businesses to get their name out to the Glencoe Community. Contact Munir Henry munirahenry@gmail.com or 503-807-1239

    Volunteer help with procurement, night of, or learn the ropes for next year (new co-chair for 2020 needed)!

    ·        Meeting – Our next meeting is January 8, 2019 at 7 PM at Katie Shrall’s house – 6373 SE Yamhill St.

    ·        Call – Call Susie Hoar at 503-869-6404 if you’re interested in helping in any way

     

    Please consider making a sustainable monthly contribution (100% tax deductible) to the Foundation at All Hands Raised.

    KITCHEN NEWS

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

    DONATIONS

    Glencoe is in need of two refrigerators, the health room and the staff lounge. If you are remodeling or have an extra you don’t use anymore, please consider donating it to Glencoe.

    COMMUNITY NEWS

    You are hereby cordially invited to attend the 
    Girl Scout Troop 40837 Costume Charity Ball! 

    Richmond Elementary School Cafeteria
    Saturday, December 8
    3-5pm

    Featuring the premier showing of our Gray Wolf Public Service Announcement! 

    There is no cost to attend, but there will be lots of opportunities to support the Troop’s service project and Gray Wolves! We will have simple free snacks, fancy snacks for sale, magnets and hot cocoa cones for sale, a photo booth, wolf books for sale, and possibly a rummage sale! 

    Families are welcome! Friends are welcome!
    Costumes are encouraged (particularly unicorn costumes) but not required.

    This event is underwritten in significant part by GS Service Unit 14, in support of our Troop’s lofty goals! 

     

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    11/30

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    12/3 – 12/7

    Tender Loving Empire – Store Partner

    December 3 – December 7

    All locations and online

    12/6

    Chez Machin – Restaurant Partner

    11AM – 8PM

    3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

    12/6

    Open House for Murals

    6:00-7:00PM

    12/12

    PTA Meeting

    6:30 PM Library

    12/14

    Scrip/Popcorn Sales

    Before & After school

    12/14

    Spirit Day : Pajama Day

    12/17-1/1/2019

    WINTER BREAK

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I hope your break was everything you needed it to be. I am so thankful for our fabulous staff who dedicated countless hours preparing and then facilitating Parent/Teacher Conferences and our wonderful volunteers who worked the Craft Fair and Scholastic Book Fair.

    We are now in our second quarter of the school year and things are moving along smoothly. Third grade is wrapping up their first Art Residency, with Nicole McCall. Nicole has been leading students through dance and movement activities to gain a better understanding of arrays (a visual model for multiplication). This quarter many grade levels are starting non-fiction units in their reading and writing workshops. It has been wonderful observing and talking with students about the information they are gathering, and using to write summaries, expert topics and “How To” papers. I look forward to seeing their finished products.

    On Wednesday, December 12th we have an evening PTA meeting. I have invited two teachers, Mrs. Jeppesen and Ms. Schiada, to speak a little about the visual models students are using in our Bridges Math program. After hearing from parents at one of my Principal Coffees, we decided that this would be helpful to parents. If you are curious, feel free to join us. I look forward to seeing you there.

    Best,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal 

    KINDERGARTEN CARE BAGS

    Please consider helping out the kindergarteners. They are collecting items before winter break to help the homeless Kindergarten Care Bags

    NEWS FROM MS. LILE

    In the month of November, our 4th and 5th graders had some special guest coaches from the Cleveland/Franklin varsity Lacrosse team.  It was great fun to practice new skills for many of us.  We learned how to scoop, cradle, shoot, and pass using lacrosse sticks. Other PE activities have included bowling, volleying and striking balloons using hands, noodles and paddles, and parachute.  Check out pictures on my website: https://mslilepe.weebly.com/glencoe.html

    PTA NEWS

    Upcoming Restaurant Partners Chez Machin on Thursday, December 6th. 15% to Glencoe all day 11 am-8 pm.

    Tender Loving Empire all week:  Monday, December 3rd - Friday, December 7th.  20% to Glencoe and 20% off for using the code GLENCOE20.  Good for all locations and on the website.

    Have dinner or lunch at Chez Machin and then get some of your holiday shopping early by going down the street to Tender Loving Empire!

    Please join us for our next PTA meeting, December 12th at 6:30PM in the Library. We will have a discussion about Glencoe’s Math Curriculum with Mrs. Jeppesen and Ms. Schiada. All are welcome, hope to see you there.

    THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped us run a successful book fair!  If you placed an online order, look for those to come home with your child. 

    DONATE

    Glencoe is in need of a refrigerator for staff in the upstairs lounge. If you are remodeling or have an extra you don’t use anymore, please consider donating it to Glencoe.

    FOOD DRIVE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

    The barrel is out in the main hallway for you to drop off your donations. We are particularly looking for canned vegetables, soups, Stove Top dressing, cranberry sauce, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits, jello, cake mixes, frosting, olives, spaghetti sauce and pasta.


     

  • PE Photos

    Be sure to check out Ms. Lile's website for photos of our students at PE!

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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