Glencoe Elementary

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

825 SE 51st AvenuePortland, OR 97215Ph (503) 916-6207Fx (503) 916-2628

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  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    1/15/19

    Art Infusion

     6:30 PM

    1/18/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    1/18/19

    Spirit Day

    WACKY SOCK DAY

    1/21/19

    MLK DAY

    NO SCHOOL

    1/22/19

    TEACHER PLANNING DAY

    NO SCHOOL


    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I am excited to tell you about a new Social-Emotional Curriculum we will be introducing our students to next week. You child will be introduced to the 12 Tools of Toolbox. These are tools that reside inside each of us and help us develop strong social/emotional skills and meaningful, satisfying relationships. During the remainder of the year, your child will learn about the tools through lessons and class discussions.

    The tools are simple, but they require practice, practice and more practice. We plan to introduce two tools a month, January – April, and work diligently to model them as adults at every turn. I invite you to support your child in learning and practicing these Tools at home and talking with them about what they are learning about the Tools in school. Be sure to ask you child about the hand gestures that go with each tool. You will find that using the Tools yourself and inviting your child to use them at home will help create a stronger relationship with your child. I will include information about the Tools in my newsletters as they are introduced.

    As our teachers wrap up this second grading period they are also finishing projects and completing another round of assessments for report cards. Classroom teachers continuously monitor their student’s progress in learning in order to adjust their lessons and provide additional support to students where needed. They use this information to make short-term instructional decisions, modify their lessons and teaching strategies and assess how students are progressing toward grade level standards.

    Many of you may have read the letter from Deputy Superintendent Yvonne Curtis that stressed the need--more than ever--for every student in grades 3-12 to take our state standardized tests. Our state tests (referred to as SBAC) provide us another measure of what our students can do in comparison to other students in our district, state and country.

    Schools and districts use this data to make decisions about current instructional practices as well as curriculum and program supports. As a district, we are asking our families to provide our children with the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in this way. The truth is, at an elementary level, we should begin to expose our students to these test taking opportunities. It is a skill that they will be asked to demonstrate through their educational career and in the process of applying for jobs.

    The more students that participate in this opportunity, the more realistic picture we get on how our school is performing in comparison to other schools. This data helps us to determine our schools’ strengths and where we need to focus our energy for improvement. Our students will begin state testing after Spring Break. If you have any questions about the state test or the process feel free to reach out to Sara Gardner, our school counselor and testing coordinator or me.

    Last but not least, a message from our district: Portland Public Schools is interested in learning about your child’s experience in before and after school care. Please complete this survey by Friday, January 18, and for best results, complete one survey for each child. Survey link.

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    TAG TESTING

    2019 TAG testing for Glencoe will be on February 5th & 7th. If your child requires additional testing for TAG identification (that's everyone who filled out the nomination form and did not take the SBAC), a proctor will be pulling students from class on these 2 days. The proctor makes the schedule.  We do not have exact information of time(s) and day(s) for your specific child. So, it's important that your child is at school on time for both of these dates.

    VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS

    Just a reminder that we changed the sign-in procedure to a paper form so we know who is in the building during school hours. Whenever you are in the building during school hours for a meeting or to help in the classroom, please sign in at the office and get a visitor/volunteer badge. This does not apply to morning drop off.

    NEWS FROM MS. LILE

    For the month of December, we worked on our soccer skills of kicking, trapping, shooting, and dribbling.  We also completed a teamwork challenge called Cross The River.  It is wonderful to see the students collaborate, persevere and succeed!  We also played some fun scooter board activities including, Mario Cart, scooter basketball, scooter soccer, spider-man tag, scooter hockey, and Car & Truck Drivers.  This week we started our jump rope unit and worked on turning and jumping in a long rope, as well as our individual rope skills.  Students are welcome to bring in their jump ropes from home to use in PE. 

    Don't forget to check out pictures on my website: https://mslilepe.weebly.com/photos.html And my monthly fitness challenges can also be found on my website under the Class Info tab.   

    PTA NEWS

    All after school classes information can be found online. Each class has a link to the after school program registration page.

    PTA uses Konstella and Facebook to communicate announcements and reminders to families. You can change the notification settings in Konstella to suit your needs. If you have trouble accessing Konstella please reach out to Amanda Shwetzer or Rachel Allen.  

    Glencoe's final Clothing Center date is 2/11/19 and we still need 2 more volunteers.  Please sign up on Konstella.

    Please check the Lost and Found for any coats, hats, gloves and lunchboxes that go missing.

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

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

    ART INFUSION

    Art Infusion Needs Volunteers!

     

    The next Art Infusion volunteer training takes place Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30 pm.  New volunteers are WELCOME!  This is a great program and an opportunity to bring more art into Glencoe classrooms. 

     

    Lessons for this month:

    Kindergarten: Snow People (watercolor, markers)

    First & Second Grades: Aboriginal Art (Tempera paint)

    Third, Fourth & Fifth Grades: DaVinci (pencils)

     

    This month it’s the Third Grade parents’ turn to bring snacks. As usual, the training takes place in the cafeteria and free childcare will be provided in the play court.

     

    The deadline for completing the January lessons is Feb. 8.

     

    If you can’t make the training session, you can still help out in the classroom.  Questions?  Email Rebecca atrebecca@revolutionpr.com

     

     

     

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    1/4/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

      Before & After School

    1/7/19-1/8/19

    Restaurant Partner Pastini: Be sure to mention Glencoe Elementary when you order lunch and/or dinner!

    1/8/19

    PTA Meeting

    8:15 AM

    1/15/19

    Art Infusion

      6:30 PM

    1/18/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    1/18/19

    Spirit Day -TBD

     Spirit Day -TBD

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends over our two week break from school. It was great seeing everyone back on Wednesday morning. Teachers and students eased back into the week by reconnecting and reviewing expectations as we enter the New Year. Teachers will be wrapping up units and completing mid-year assessments in the next few weeks as our next grading period ends on January 18th. Report cards will be sent home with students on February 1st.

    I hope to see many of you at our next PTA meeting, which is Tuesday, at 8:15 am in the cafeteria. Feel free to attend for coffee and general announcements from me and our PTA board.

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    TAG TESTING

    TAG testing will begin in February, not January. We will send out dates as soon as we know.

    LIBRARY HELP

    We'd like to ask some parent-volunteers to cover some of our new books in self-adhesive laminate. We do save money by buying paperbacks, but if we don't re-inforce them, they can really become unusable quickly. Several are series titles, and some are the slim, Beginning Reader types. With that in mind, if we could get a couple volunteers, this project could be knocked out shortly, so that the books can begin to be checked out. I could show you how, or there are plenty of YOUTUBE instructional videos on line, too. (How To Laminate a Paperback Book)

    I always find that if someone likes to wrap a gift, they usually enjoy doing this! PLUS, it is an easy project for those who would like to help out the library, but cannot make it during the day- Check the books out, take 'em home and do it while binge-watching the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!!  : )

    Please email me at dnewtonp@pps.net if you have an interest, and we can set up a time to go over what needs to be done. Thank you very much! Diane Newton-Prior

    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).

    Our next PTA meeting is January 8th at 8:15 am in the cafeteria. We hope you are able to join us.

    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:

    ·         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

    NOTE FROM MISS EMMA

    Thanks to everyone who brought in food for the veterans food drive last month. I boxed up 12 boxes of food that helped contribute to our veterans having a happy holiday season with food that was very much in need. Glencoe families ROCK!!

     

     

     


     

  • Photos of Glencoe Murals

  • 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

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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