Glencoe Elementary

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

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

Ph Fx

Ph Fx

Glencoe News

View All
  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    4/19/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    4/22/19

    Variety Show Auditions

    2:30 – 5 PM Cafeteria

    4/26/19

    SPIRIT DAY: BLAZERS DAY

    5/8/19

    NO SCHOOL

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I want to thank all of you who sent emails acknowledging the work the staff did on Monday, during the Lock Down.  Many of you still have concerns about the security of our building and have voiced a desire to have the building locked at all times with a code or buzzer for entry.  There is a project plan in place called the Secure Schools Project that is funded by the Safety & Modernization Bond.  The project includes electronic access control systems, video cameras, public address systems for all common areas inside school and external areas and new signage directing visitors to the office.  There were eight criteria used to determine the order in which schools will be getting security upgrades some of which include the number of safety and security related incidents in the school, the crime statistics for the area, high traffic corridors and transient camps and campuses with younger students.  The district is currently meeting with contractors to accept bids for the jobs and all jobs are to be completed by the next spring.  You can find the full list of criteria and more information about the project at this link.  I understand that some of you still have questions and concerns about what can be done in the meantime to ensure our campus is secured at all times.  We are currently reaching out to other schools that have security/buzzer systems to find out how they were installed, who installed them and how much the system(s) cost.  

    Speaking of the safety of our students, I want to remind you of a few expectations we have for before/after school pick up.  If you bring a dog with you at dismissal time, please make sure you wait on the small grassy area along the north side of Morrison or if in the back, you wait on the backfield, away from the groups of students and teachers.  In addition, please keep your children off the metal storage container and out of trees during dismissal time.  We’d hate for someone to fall and injure themselves during this time. 

    I am hoping all of you had a chance to read the email sent from our district on Tuesday that PPS will be closed on Wednesday, May 8th due to the statewide Oregon Education Association “Day of Action”.  PPS has now extended the school year by one day so our last day of school will now be Wednesday, June 12th.  Our 5th grade Ceremony will still be on Monday, June 10th and our 5th graders will have their traditional end-of-the-year field trip on the last day of school, June 12th in the morning.  

    I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and the sun continues to shine for us! 

    Warmly, 

    Lori Clark 

    Glencoe Principal 

    PTA NEWS

    The Variety Show is coming up and we would love to see your kiddo perform their best act!

    Auditions: Monday, April 22 from 2:30-5

    Rehearsals Thursday, May 9 and Monday, May 13

    Dress Rehearsal Thursday, May 30

    Show May 31.

    You will find Variety Show Guidelines posted on the doors of the cafeteria along with time slots of when your child may audition.

    If you have any questions please contact Liz Railton.

    Our next PTA Meeting is May 14 at 6:30 PM. This is our last meeting of the year and members present will be able to vote in the open board positions.

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    Thank you to Security Signs, Inc. for creating and donating our STEAM Night banner.

    Our next and last meeting is May 2nd at 2:30 in the library. STEAM Night is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Get in on the fun! 

    LAST CHANCE for the Glencoe Ball  

    Fri., April 26 from 6 - 8 p.m., Cost $20 per family 

    Note: The Ball is a fundraiser for staffing. Families attending need to purchase a spot online in advance. 

    Don’t miss this Glencoe tradition! Enjoy a date with your beloved child(ren) and get dressed up to the nines. Join your friends for a special evening you’ll always remember. Expect a night of fun and surprises, this year’s theme is “Vintage Candy Land”! The event formerly known as the Father Daughter Dance has been expanded this year to include all Glencoe families of all configurations. We are looking forward to sharing this tradition with more students and families!  

    Glencoe Hoop Camp 

    June 17-20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Glencoe Gym, Cost: $150 - 4 days of camp!  

    RISK OF CANCELLATION – Hoop it up at the 7th annual Glencoe Hoop Camp! This camp is open for any boy or girl entering 2nd - 6th grade who has a desire to learn and improve his or her basketball skills. Coach Tim is an excellent coach, who can help your athlete learn and improve specific skills such as ball control, pivoting, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as offensive and defensive strategies. The kids will also do scrimmages, play games like sharks and minnows and bump. All participants will receive a basketball if desired. Ratios are huge, as Coach Tim brings in college students to help.  Real skills are honed in this invaluable camp for basketball enthusiasts! If we don’t have enough attendees, we may have to cancel this event…  

    (Grades 3-5) Kickin' It w/ Ms. Clark & Ms. Chris 

    Sat., May 4 at 11-12:30 a.m. on Glencoe Field, Cost: $20 - ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT  

    Power up with some pizza and then take to the Glencoe field for soccer with Glencoe's own Ms. Clark and Ms. Chris. Test your soccer skills or learn a few new ones. Principal Clark and Ms. Chris, both experienced soccer players and coaches, will lead 12 kids in grades 3-5 in a variety of soccer drills including passing, ball handling, and shooting on Ms. Clark. 

    The Amazing Glencoe Race Scavenger Hunt 

    Sun, May 19 at 3 p.m. meet at Glencoe, Cost: $30 per family 

    DONATIONS

    Glencoe is still in need of a refrigerator for the staff lounge. The one we have is in bad shape. If you are remodeling or have an extra you don’t use anymore, please consider donating it to Glencoe. Thank you.

     

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    4/16/19

    Principal’s Coffee

    8:15 AM Cafeteria

    4/16/19

    Art Infusion Training

    6:30 PM

    4/18/19

    Courageous Conversations

    5:30 PM

    4/19/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    As you know, we just finished the third grading period for this school year. You can expect to receive your child’s report card next Friday, April 19th. The report card will give you a good indication of how your child is performing in comparison to what is expected for their grade level as well as how they have progressed from last quarter. 

    We are in the last stretch of the school year and we still have a lot of great teaching and learning to do these last 8 ½ weeks of school. Our fourth graders finished the Energy & Electricity Unit in Science. You may have seen the letter from Ms. Richard’s class in last week’s Newsletter, asking us to make wiser and more sustainable choices in our daily lives. The students have written letters to Portland’s Mayor and City Council. Copies of some of these letters along with the pros and cons of different energy sources can be found in one of the display cases in the front entry. Feel free to come check out what they have been learning. Our future is in good hands!

    We have a busy spring with a variety of activities coming your way. It was good to see so many people at the PTA meeting on Wednesday night. On Tuesday the 16th I will be holding the last Principal’s Coffee at 8:15 in the cafeteria. We also have Courageous Conversations for families at 5:30pm on Thursday night. Our Family Equity Committee has held some insightful events this year. I hope you can join us for this last one of the school year. 

    I love that Glencoe is a hub in our community and students and families choose to gather here in the afternoons, evenings and weekends. As it stays lighter longer, we are having more activity in the evenings and weekends on our school grounds. Unfortunately, we have had some issues with vandalism (i.e. graffiti, destruction of property) and loitering on school grounds that includes drug use, partying on the roof, broken roof tiles etc. From the reports I have received, these issues are happening when older middle school students (and maybe young HS students) are using our campus during these times. I have been in contact with our district security department. If you happen to see unsafe or unwanted activity at Glencoe, and you feel safe to ask the individuals to stop or leave, please do that. You can also contact 911 or the Portland non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

    Warmly,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    PTA NEWS

    Please join us April 18, 5:30-8 in the Glencoe Library to build skills and create a welcoming space for everyone to speak openly about the role of race in our and our children’s lives. Now, more than ever, we need to be a community that recognizes that systemic racism affects each of us differently, depending on our racial identity; that sees, welcomes and responds to each of our children for who they are; and that celebrates the diversity of experiences and perspectives that each family brings. Please RSVP to munirahenry@gmail.com. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

    ART INFUSION

    The LAST Art Infusion Volunteer Training of the year is next week, Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  New volunteers are welcome!  There is FREE childcare during the training.

    Parents of Kinders, it’s your turn to bring snacks!

    Art Lessons this Month:

    Kindergarten: Ed Emberley Fingerprints (stamp pads)

    1st & 2nd Grades: Chinese Panda (Tempera paint)

    3rd Grade: Bridges (printmaking)

    4th & 5th Grades: African Masks (colored pencils)

    This lesson must be completed in the classroom by May 10.  Thanks to all our AI volunteers for a great year!

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    Science Fair permission forms are due by April 19th. Please complete the hard copy or the online form.

    Thank you to Security Signs, Inc. for creating and donating our STEAM Night banner.

    Our next and last meeting is May 2nd at 2:30 in the library. STEAM Night is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Sign-up Parties!

    Don’t delay, make sure your kiddo is included in these upcoming events!

    Glencoe Hoop Camp

    June 17-20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Glencoe Gym, Cost: $150 - 4 days of camp!

    Hoop it up at the 7th annual Glencoe Hoop Camp! This camp is open for any boy or girl entering 2nd- 6th grade who has a desire to learn and improve his or her basketball skills. Coach Tim is an excellent coach, who can help your athlete learn and improve specific skills such as ball control, pivoting, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as offensive and defensive strategies. The kids will also do scrimmages, play games like sharks and minnows and bump. All participants will receive a basketball if desired. To add to the fun, Coach Tim brings in college students to help. Real skills are honed in this invaluable camp for basketball enthusiasts!

    Glencoe Ball COMING SOON!

    Fri, April 26 from 6 - 8 p.m., Cost $20 per family

    Don’t miss this Glencoe tradition! Enjoy a date with your beloved child(ren) and get dressed up to the nines. Join your friends for a special evening you’ll always remember. Expect a night of fun and surprises, this year’s theme is “Vintage Candy Land”! The event formerly known as the Father Daughter Dance has been expanded this year to include all Glencoe families of all configurations. We are looking forward to sharing this tradition with more students and families! 

    (Grades 3-5) Kickin' It w/ Ms. Clark & Ms. Chris

    Sat., May 4 at 11-12:30 a.m. on Glencoe Field, Cost: $20 - ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT

    Power up with some pizza and then take to the Glencoe field for soccer with Glencoe's own Ms. Clark and Ms. Chris. Test your soccer skills or learn a few new ones. Principal Clark and Ms. Chris, both experienced soccer players and coaches, will lead 12 kids in grades 3-5 in a variety of soccer drills including passing, ball handling, and shooting on Ms. Clark.

    The Amazing Glencoe Race Scavenger Hunt

    Sun, May 19 at 3 p.m. meet at Glencoe, Cost: $30 per family

    MT TABOR MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

    SUPPORT YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL!

    Mt Tabor Middle School PTA is having their annual rummage sale: 

    Saturday April 13th, 9 AM- 3 PM

    Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 SE Stark

    Gently used donations accepted: 

    Friday April 12th, between 4-7 pm 

    Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 SE Stark

    We are accepting household goods, clothing, shoes, accessories, electronics and small appliances (no washers, refrigerators, etc), games, toys, books, sporting goods, and small furniture (no large couches, entertainment centers, etc). Any questions about donations can be directed to christycorbett@gmail.com, and be sure to come shop the sale on Saturday April 13th 9am-3pm!


  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    4/8/19

    NO SCHOOL – TEACHER PLANNING DAY

    4/8/19

    RESTAURANT PARTNER: PINE STATE BISCUITS 125 NE SCHUYLER ST.

    4/10/19

    PTA Meeting

    6:30 PM Library

    4/16/19

    Principal’s Coffee

    8:15 AM Cafeteria

    4/16/19

    Art Infusion Training

    6:30 PM

    4/18/19

    Courageous Conversations

    5:30 PM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    Our first week back after Spring Break was a fairly smooth one. This was the last week of the grading period and teachers were finishing up projects or beginning some new units of study and collecting assessment data in preparation for report cards. 

    Classrooms continue to be busy places for learning. Students in Mr. Webster’s class were organizing themselves into Book Groups, adopting group agreements and actively deciding on the Historical Fiction Novel they would be reading for the upcoming unit. They were taking responsibility for their decisions and working collaboratively together.   Today Mrs. Jeppesen’s students finished the grading period by completing self-reflections for this grading period. It was very insightful to read their thoughts about their individual social and academic growth and challenges. Their ability to think deeply, honestly reflect on themselves as members of a school community and identify areas in which they want to grow, was inspiring.  

    We had our monthly Wednesday Morning Meeting this week and talked to students about perseverance, our word of the month. Ask students about the brief video they watched; definitely a clear example of perseverance, which is the value we are highlighting this month.  Our students were also introduced to two additional social-emotional strategies/tools for their toolbox this month. This week students learned the Patience Tool, which, as you know, will help develop their capacity to tolerate situations that are not in their control. Next week they will learn about the Garbage Can Tool, which can help them choose to let the little things go. Your child will bring home a home-connection after the tool is introduced in the classroom. Hopefully, you can make some time to learn about the tool from your child and support these skills outside of school as well.

    We have a busy spring with a variety of activities and field trips. If you are hoping to support your child’s classroom as a chaperone or parent volunteer, remember that you need to have an approved background check through our district’s security department. It only takes a minute or two (really, that is all it takes). You can click this link and to do a volunteer background check if you are planning to chaperone one of the field trips or classroom activities planned this spring.

    This coming week we will have an evening PTA meeting on April 10th. The following week we will have a Principal’s Coffee on Tuesday morning April 16th,  our last Art Infusion Parent Training on April.l6th and our last Courageous Conversations for families at 6pm on the 18th.  

    In May we have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Night. If your child is interested in doing a science project at home and displaying their findings that night, please complete the Science Fair Entry Form by April 19th. Forms were also sent home with students for families who prefer a hard copy.

    Warmly,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    PE NEWS FROM MS. LILE

    In March, we worked on paddle and racket activities.  We started by balancing beanbags on the paddles while moving in different ways around the gym.  We also tried different tricks to catch the beanbag on our paddle. We played keep it up, using balloons or balls and counted how many continuous hits we got without the object hitting the ground.  In all the grades, we practiced the underhand serve with bean bags, balls, or birdies serving to a target.  In 2nd thru 5th grade, we played some variations of games including pickle-ball, badminton, and a game called floor ball.  For the younger grades, we worked on keeping the balloon up in the air using the racket or paddle and rallying back and forth with a partner using the balloon.  As always, pictures can be found on my website.  

    https://mslilepe.weebly.com/photos.html

    PTA NEWS

    Please join us at our next PTA Meeting, April 10th at 6:30PM in the library.

    April 8th is no school and Pine State Biscuits is donating 10% for all sales. This is the Pine State at 125 NE Schuyler St.

    Please join us April 18, 5:30-8 in the Glencoe Library to build skills and create a welcoming space for everyone to speak openly about the role of race in our and our children’s lives. Now, more than ever, we need to be a community that recognizes that systemic racism affects each of us differently, depending on our racial identity; that sees, welcomes and responds to each of our children for who they are; and that celebrates the diversity of experiences and perspectives that each family brings. Please RSVP to munirahenry@gmail.com. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    Science Fair permission forms are due by April 19th. Please complete the hard copy or the online form.

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

    SAFETY PATROL PICNIC

    5th Grade Safety Patrol Parents, Save the Date for the Safety Patrol Party on May 22nd at Oaks Park. Ms. Richards will be looking for chaperones are needed.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Sign-up Parties! 

    Please take the time now to look through this list and sign up for anything you’re interested in attending. Some are coming up soon, many are selling out fast. Join the fun!

    LOST AND FOUND

    There is an abundance of clothing and lunchboxes in lost and found without name tags. Please come check it out and see if your child has any items. Anything left on Friday, April 12th, will be bagged up and donated.

    NEWS FROM MS. RICHARDS CLASS

    In fourth grade science we have been studying energy sources and as a class became painfully aware of the problems our people make for the earth and each other. In writing we are learning about persuasive letter writing and decided we wanted to combine both of these learning units into something that could help make the world a better place. 

    We spent time researching about our natural resources, what is happening to them and what effects this has on people. Individually we are writing letters to Portland's Mayor and City Council to ask them to partner with an amazing new recycling company that can turn all kinds of plastic garbage into fuel, but as a class we were still very moved by the sad things we learned about in the production of toilet paper and the people in the world who have no safe place to go the bathroom. So we decided to write a class letter to hand out to our families. 

    Since the Glencoe Community is part of our family we wanted to share our letter with you.

    Thank you for listening to us.

    Ms Richards' 4th grade



     

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    3/25/19-3/29/19

    SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL

    4/1/19

    PLANT ORDER FORMS DUE

    4/5/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    4/8/19

    NO SCHOOL – TEACHER PLANNING DAY

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I hope you all have enjoyed the sunshine this week and that the sun continues to shine for us through Spring Break. When we return we will have one week left of the third quarter. The grading period ends on Friday, April 5th and we will have a Teacher Planning day (no school for students) on Monday, April 8th.  

    As I reflect on our school year thus far, I feel very fortunate to work with so many dedicated and highly effective staff members who give their very best to students every day. Teachers maximize the instructional time provided for engaging and thought-provoking lessons. This week I was watching a lesson in a 5th grade classroom and the students were learning how writers use specific techniques to shape the content of their message in deliberate ways. Students were analyzing those techniques in video clips and articles to help them understand the author’s perspective(s). I was also in a first grade classroom, watching students grapple with the idea of equivalent equations. Students were given four numerals and symbols (+, -, =) and asked to build equivalent equations and explain their mathematical understandings. The conversations that were occurring among the students was quite impressive.

    In last week’s Newsletter I shared our staffing adjustments for the 2019-20 school year. As you know, the district is raising class sizes, which results in the loss of one full time classroom position at Glencoe. There are a few staffing changes going into next year that I want to bring to your attention. With the loss of one classroom position we will have five 4/5 blended classrooms next year and the remaining grades will have three classrooms each. Mrs. Bernt, Mr. Webster, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Connolly and Mrs. Jeppesen will be teaching 4/5 blends. Ms. Richards will be moving to 3rd grade and Mrs. Williams will move from 3rd grade to 2nd grade to fill the vacancy created by Mrs. Self’s retirement. Our first grade team remain the same and, as I shared with you last week, we will have a kindergarten vacancy due to Mrs. Podichetty’s decision to take a leave to spend more time with her young children.

    As you have heard by now, the district will be using two of the three makeup days listed on the district calendar (June 10 &11) to restore the instructional time we lost due to the snow days in February. This will impact some of our end-of-year events at Glencoe. At this time, I can tell you that we will be moving the 5th Grade Celebration from Friday, June 7th to Monday, June 10th. The 5th grade Bowling Party is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 11th. If the district decides on a district-wide closure on May 8th, due to the “Day of Action” in Salem one more instructional day may be added to this year’s school calendar and we will communicate any further adjustments at that time.

    We have a busy spring with a variety of activities. In the month of April, we have quite a few events for parents. We have our last Art Infusion Parent Training on April 9th, an evening PTA meeting on April 10th, a Principal’s Coffee on Tuesday morning April 16th and our last Courageous Conversations for families at 6pm on the 18th.   In May we have our second Connect to Kindergarten for incoming Kinders and their parents, STEAM Night, the Student Variety Show, the Volunteer Breakfast and our annual Storybook Parade. I look forward to seeing you at one of our events.

    Warmly,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    PTA NEWS

    Our spring plant sale is here and it is pre-order only.  If you need extra order forms, they are available on the PTA bulletin board, in the office, and on the Glencoe Elementary PPS website.  Orders are due by 4/1!  Happy Spring!

    Are you interested in serving on the PTA board?  Positions open are President, Vice President, and New Family Ambassador.  Nominations must be received by April 5th so we can announce the slate at our next PTA meeting on April 10th at 6:30pm in the library.  Elections will take place at our May meeting.  

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    Science Fair permission forms will be coming home today or after break. There is also an online form. Please complete and return by April 19th if your child wants to participate.

    STEAM Night is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Not able to attend the meetings but have really good ideas and/or access to potential resources for this event?  Contact Amanda Shwetzer OR Lisa Davidson.

    SAFETY PATROL PICNIC

    5th Grade Safety Patrol Parents, Save the Date for the Safety Patrol Party on May 22nd at Oaks Park. Ms. Richards will be looking for chaperones.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Sign-up Parties! 

    Please take the time now to look through this list and sign up for anything you’re interested in attending. Some are coming up soon, many are selling out fast. Join the fun!


Principal's
Message

  •  

    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

     

District News

View All

Upcoming Events

View Calendar
CLOSE
CLOSE