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

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  • Glencoe Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    1/20/2020

    MLK DAY – NO SCHOOL

    1/24/2020

    Popcorn Sales

    2:20 PM

    1/27/2020

    TEACHER PLANNING DAY – NO SCHOOL

    1/28/2020

    Principal Coffee

    8:15 AM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    Our students have been hoping for a snow day (or at least snow) all week.  Snowmageddon didn’t materialize but they were blessed with a late opening due to some icy roads (& snow in the west hills). Unfortunately, that meant we had to cancel our Super Hero Assembly today. On the bright side, we had many student super heroes cross our threshold this morning on time and our Kinders had their “Super Reader” celebration in the afternoon where they used the many reading powers they’ve learned this year. 

    Students and staff represented a Super Hero, imaginary or modern day by dressing in costume, wearing a T-shirt or using a prop of some kind. Some teachers also read books, taught a lesson or shared information about a hero that helped to change the world. Martin Luther King Jr., Ruby Bridges, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Greta Thunberg were some of the heroes discussed today. Our students showed their creativity and had fun with the day as well. We had Nature Girl, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Flash, Pug Pal, Super Teacher(s), Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Katherine Switzer, Super Girl, Super Taco, a Police Man, the 1st Computer, Glencoe Student who Perseveres, Kung Fu Chicken, Unicorn Girl, Spider Man, Sleepy Head, Izuku Midoriya (aka Deku) from My Hero Academia, Captain America…and many more.

    Costume or not, we have heroes that show up every day at Glencoe. We have staff who give tirelessly of themselves, students who are kind to others and brighten a friend’s day, students who work hard and never give up, our volunteers who prepare art lessons, read to students, serve on our auction committee, PTA and Site Council, the list goes on and on. What a great place to be!

    Our next two weeks are four-day weeks due to Martin Luther King Day (1/20) and a Teacher Planning Day (1/27). Teachers will begin working on report cards on Monday, the 27th and report cards will go home with students on Friday, February 7th.  We also have our first Connect to Kindergarten, for next year’s Kindergarten students on Wednesday, February 5th at 6:00pm. This is an opportunity for parents only to learn about Glencoe’s School Community and Kindergarten programming. If you know of any families in the neighborhood who have incoming Kinders, please help us spread the word!

    In honor of our Super Hero Day, I’ll leave you with two quotes about being a hero:

    “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory, sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Unknown

     

    “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – May Angelou

    Best,

     

    Lori Clark (aka – “Super Gull”)

    Glencoe Principal

     Super Hero Day  Super Heroes

    Super Heroes   Super heroes

    TAG NEWS

    Glencoe's TAG testing dates: Monday, February 3rd; Monday, February 10th; Monday, February 24th. If you have a child nominated for TAG and that child still needs to be assessed (any nominee for Math and Reading who has not taken a MAP or SBAC test,  OR any nominee for Intellectual who is not a second grader), please make sure that child is at school on time, well rested and ready to test. 

    Second Grade Families: If your second grader received a score on the NNAT3 qualifying them for TAG, the district will be emailing you soon (this week) with information.  You will need to get any needed paperwork in ASAP. - Lisa Davidson ldavidso@pps.net

    MUSIC NEWS

    We had auditions this week for 5th graders who were/are interested in the PPS 5th grade Honor Choir.  Permission Slips have been sent home (today) for those who were selected.  If for some reason those families cannot commit to the mandatory dates in April, I will pick replacements from those who auditioned.  Most of the practicing for this will be done at home. This will be Glencoe's 2nd year participating in this opportunity! The concert will be Tuesday, April 28th at the Portland Art Museum in the evening.  More information later.  We would LOVE to have Glencoe families in the audience!

    4/5 Graders are preparing for our Link Up experience with the Oregon Symphony.  Please encourage your child(ren) to practice at home.  You will find music here on my webpage.

    Recorders can still be purchased.  Either in the office or during music class for 3-5 graders. $3 each. If your family has 2 homes and you need a second recorder, you may purchase them now.

    Take a look at the Aiken Drum which we created in Ms. Maestas' class this week.  Ask your Kindergartener or first grader about this song! This Ask Me card (and a couple others will go home at the end of this month.) Aiken Drum lives in the moon and this time he's made of food. Can you guess which foods?

    music

    GROW GLENCOE FOUNDATION

    Grow Glencoe Auction – Mark your Calendars, the event is 5:30 PM, March 7th at the World Forestry Center

    Auction Items – Only two weeks left to donate items or services to the Grow Glencoe Auction – donation deadline is January 31! Have a gift card or unopened gift at home that you’re not using? A skill that you can share with the community? A bottle of wine valued at over $15? Please donate it. Questions? Contact Sara Weith at saramae.weith@gmail.com

    Donate an Item

    Donate Money

    Wall of Wine

    Glencoe Community - We are right around the corner from our annual auction, which raises money that goes directly back to our school.  We are collecting bottles of wine valued at $15 or more for our Wall of Wine.  Can you help us by bringing a bottle & dropping it off on Wednesday Jan. 29th or Thursday Jan. 30th?  Someone will be standing at the top of the stairs collecting bottles during morning drop off & afternoon pick up times.  If you are a member of a wine club, don’t forget to ask them to consider a donation.  If you have any questions or these times do not work for you & you would like someone to pick up from your house, please call or text Tiffany Munk @ 503-869-2945.  Thank you for your time & we hope to see you at the auction. 

    Getaways

    Do you own or know of someone who owns a vacation home or timeshare? Getaways are the single largest fund raiser for the Glencoe auction and we would love to talk to you about a donating a weekend or week long stay. The donation deadline for this year’s auction is January 31st, so please contact Bob soon! bob_murphy@hotmail.com

    Glencoe Ball

    This time-honored event may not happen without a person to lead. DEADLINE FOR A GLENCOE BALL LEAD IS JANUARY 31. Can you step up? We have someone offering to help with decorations, but we need a lead coordinator! Kids love this fancy dress party with unique themes and beautiful decorations and treats. 

    Questions or ideas on Buy-In Parties? Contact Kate Kirkham at katekirkham@hearthsidehealing.com other ideas include off site kid activities, adult dinners, learning a skill or just having fun.

    Auction Sponsors for this week:

    Please consider supporting the businesses that support our school - and let them know you appreciate it when you do.

    * We raised our sponsorship goal by 25% to $10,000 this year…and we have surpassed it!  Thank you to the 2020 Glencoe Auction sponsors and community partners!

     

    Cunningham Coffee Roasters - Gold Sponsor

    We are family-owned and operated coffee roasters from Portland. Our children are at the center of our hearts and we hope to pass along this unique brand for generations to come. As a family, we share all the ins and outs of what it’s like to build a business from the ground up; Hard work, motivation, and a good time is what we aim for behind the scenes. Both our sons, Jaeden and Hudson, help us package and cheer us on with every bag of beans.

    As a family we have always wanted to give back to the community and make a difference. We will continue to seek community-building organizations and institutions to support.

    We love the idea of using coffee as a form of philanthropy: "Coffee itself is energizing. We want to send out this energy to our community. The idea that our product is motivating is a powerful concept. We hope that people see what we are doing, and are motivated and energized to make a positive impact however they can. We all have something we can give".  www.cunninghamcoffeeroasters.com

     

    Ridgeline Clinic - Silver Sponsor

    Ridgeline Clinic opened its doors in 2010. We have been offering massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture since then.  Starting in 2020, we will also be offering mental health counseling services. We are just finishing an addition to the clinic, we have added four brand new rooms and a bathroom, almost doubling the original size of the clinic. We offer massage 7 days p/wk, acupuncture 4 days p/wk, and chiropractic Monday through Saturday.  We are the blue bungalow on 37th and Division St. across from the hardware store.  Come check us out. We accept many insurance plans and also offer time of service discounts for those paying out of pocket without insurance.

    www.ridgelineclinic.com

  • Glencoe Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    1/10/2020

    Popcorn Sales

    2:20 PM

    1/14/2020

    HOT CHOCOLATE DAY!

    All Day

    1/14/2020

    PTA Meeting

    8:15 AM

    1/17/2020

    SPIRIT DAY

    SUPERHERO DAY

    1/20/2020

    MLK DAY – NO SCHOOL

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    We had a smooth re-entry after winter break and are back in the swing of things.. We started this week welcoming students back from winter break, reviewing classroom and school-wide agreements and practicing our common procedures. On Wednesday, we gathered together for our monthly Wednesday Morning Meeting. We started our meeting off a little differently this month with the help of some 4th graders. The students shared some things they learned in their research about Native Americans in our country, introduced us to the purpose of a land acknowledgement and then acknowledge the Native Tribes that inhabited this land before us. We would like to continue this tradition each time we gather for a school-wide assembly.

    At our Wednesday Morning Meeting, we reviewed our Glencoe value statement; “Glencoe is an inclusive community that cares, collaborates and perseveres” and then focused on our value word for the month – Inclusive. The students listened to a book, The Big Umbrella. It is a simple story of that offers various entry points to talk about inclusion. Check it out!

    Umbrella  

    Dr. Lageson’s class took it one step further by creating a visual for us that is now displayed in our main hallway. Thank you students in Room 10!

    Best,


    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    MUSIC NEWS

    K-1 Families: 2 new ASK ME cards went home today.  Please add them to your ringed collection and/or put them in a safe place to review at home! I heard many students reviewed their songs and poems during winter break.  That's excellent! Keep pulling them out to review! 

    3-5 Grade Families: There are more recorders available for $3 each.  If you didn't buy one OR if you need a second one for your 3-5 grader to use, send them to music with their money and they will take home a recorder!

    Great News! The district has approved our request to take 5th graders (along with our fourth graders) to the May 1st LINK UP experience with the Oregon Symphony.  The district is offering this experience FREE to music teachers leading this experience.  We have already started working on the the songs and I have notes and lyrics (for singing and recorders) online. More information later!

    Recorder Website Picture

     -- Lisa Davidson, music specialist and educator

    ART INFUSION

    Kicking Off Art Infusion 2020

    The weather outside is frightful, but making art is so delightful!  Our first Art Infusion volunteer training of 2020 will take place Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 pm in the Glencoe cafeteria.  Free childcare will be provided in the play court.  This program is run by volunteers and we are always happy to have more help.  If you have not yet participated, now is your chance! 

    Having trouble recruiting volunteers?  Use Konstella to contact other parents in your child’s classroom.  You can recruit volunteers to attend the training, or ask for help during an upcoming art infusion classroom lesson.

    Lessons this Month

    Kindergarten: Ed Emberly Fingerprints (stamp pads)

    First & Second Grade: Space Paintings (watercolor)

    Third, Fourth Grades: DaVinci (3D objects & pencils)

    Fifth Grade: Radial Prints (printmaking)

    This month we ask that the parents of Second Graders bring the snacks.

    The deadline for completing the January lesson is Feb. 14.

    Questions? Contact Rebecca Haas: rebecca@revolutionportland.com

    GROW GLENCOE FOUNDATION

    Getaways

    Do you own or know of someone who owns a vacation home or timeshare? Getaways are the single largest fund raiser for the Glencoe auction and we would love to talk to you about a donating a weekend or weeklong stay. The donation deadline for this year’s auction is January 31st, so please contact Bob soon! bob_murphy@hotmail.com

    Glencoe Ball

    This time-honored event may not happen without a person to lead. Can you step up? We have someone offering to help with decorations, but we need a lead coordinator! Kids love this fancy dress party with unique themes and beautiful decorations and treats. 

    Questions or ideas on Buy-In Parties? Contact Kate Kirkham at katekirkham@hearthsidehealing.com. Other ideas include off site kid activities, adult dinners, learning a skill or just having fun.

    Auction Items – Deadline to donate items to the auction is fast approaching – January 31! Have a gift card or unopened gift at home that you’re not using? A skill that you can share with the community? A bottle of wine valued at over $15? Please donate it. Questions? Contact Sara Weith at saramae.weith@gmail.com

    Donate an Item

    Donate Money

    Let's celebrate the New Year’s newest Glencoe Auction sponsors:

    Forward Momentum Therapy - Silver Sponsor

    Lori Henry is a Marriage Couple Family Therapy registered intern in our Hawthorne/Mt. Tabor neighborhood.  She specializes in working with relationships, couples, families, parenting, LGBTQ+ folks, poly, kink, and individuals 12 and up. She likes for her work with clients to be interactive and empowering with the understanding that there are systems they may have to work with, in, or around. For more information please go to https://www.forwardmomentumtherapy.com

    Aimee Virnig - Windermere Realty Trust - Platinum Sponsor

    So excited to be supporting Glencoe Elementary School! I attended Glencoe when it was a K-8, graduated in 1979, and now my awesome nephew Cooper M. is a 5th grader here! I’m not going to lie....when I visited the school last year it looked EXACTLY the same as I remember it in the 70’s J! So many good memories and a wonderful community. I love being a Realtor in this neighborhood and recently one of my Glencoe classmates contacted me to sell her mom’s home - 40 years later, we are still in touch! www.aimeevirnig.com at Windermere Realty Trust.

    Please consider supporting the businesses that support our school - and let them know we appreciate their commitment to our community.  If you are interested in a *very last minute* opportunity to sponsor the auction, please do so today!  a.l.capitano@hotmail.com or (503) 753-3225.

    A BIG THANK YOU!

    Thanks to everyone who donated food for military families before winter break. Your donations helped 30 military families be able to enjoy the holidays, as well as have a nice meal for the day and on into the New Year. Your donations have helped them fill their cupboards when they needed it the most. Glencoe families ROCK!

    Miss Emma

  • Glencoe Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    12/23/19-1/3/2020

    NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK

    1/6/2020

    First Day Back from Break

    8:00 AM - 2:20 PM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    December 20th… where has the time gone? We are ending our first four months of school with a well-deserved pajama day and an all school Flop and Read. We greeted lots of students and their stuffies this morning at arrival time. Our kinder classes started the day with cider and story time in the cafeteria. Thank you to all the family members that showed up to read stories to the youngest members of our school community.

     Flopnread     Flop n read             flop n read       flop n read     flop n read          Flop n read

    Flop n read     flop n read

    The climbing wall was installed earlier this week and Mrs. Lile introduce it to our 4th and 5th grade classes at the end of this week. I was lucky enough to join Mrs. Bernt’s class when some of the students traversed across the wall for the first time. The students planned their path across the panels, talked about the challenges and shared their excitement to use the climbing wall, see pictures below. Thank you PTA!!!

    Many wonderful things happen on a daily basis at Glencoe. It is easy to notice what happens when it is visible: 4th grade classes hosting their Kinder-buddies for a potlatch, 4th & 5th grade students preparing for Oregon Battle of the Books, students traversing the climbing wall, cider and stories in the cafeteria etc. A great deal of collaborative planning also happens before, during and after school. This is the behind the scenes work that when done well, makes teaching look easy. Every Tuesday after school, teachers attend a staff meeting that focuses on their roles and responsibilities as an educator. They engage in mini-professional development sessions and interact as a professional learning community (PLC) where they plan and align relevant and rigorous units of study. Our teachers spend every Thursday after school in their grade level PLC planning and analyzing their units/lessons for effectiveness. There is never enough time for this careful attention to curriculum development so our grade levels are also taking advantage or curriculum planning days offered by the district. I am so grateful for our hard working staff, their ability to collaboratively plan at high-levels and their dedication to our students’ education.

    Last, it is time to say goodbye to Ms. Nagy the guest teacher in Mrs. Kelly Connolly’s class. She has been a great support for Mrs. Connolly and has done a wonderful job building relationships with the students in that classroom. Thank You Ms. Nagy, we appreciate all your hard work!

    I hope you enjoy your child’s winter break from school and we will see you in the New Year.


    Warmly,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    THANK YOU

    Thank you Glencoe PTA and Glencoe Families for your contributions to the Rock Wall. It is installed and in use!

    Rock Wall                  

    MUSIC NEWS

    Grades 3-5: Most classes have sung through all of Simple Gifts. The music, words and easier recorder piece (which we will be focusing on in class) is available on my webpage: https://ldavids3.wixsite.com/davidson/recorder-music

    Your child is welcome to work on the melody (many more notes than the other piece) at home, if they wish to do so. 

    Yard Sticks! I am hoping to get to a special song, dance, and instrumental piece which requires yard sticks this year and I found a FREE source.  The Natural Furniture store in Montavilla, 7960 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215has free yard sticks and knows I am asking people to come in and pick one up! They are located toward the back of the shop.  So, if you are looking for something to do during winter break and would like to help us out, please go to the shop and pick one up for us! You can drop them off in the office when we come back in January.  THANK YOU!

    TECHSMART

    Student Home Access for TechSmart Applications in the PPS Student Portal: 

    Student Email: 

    first initial + last name + last 4 digits of student ID @student.pps.net

    Student Password: 

    student 2 digit birth month followed by 2 digit birth date (example: April 1st would be 0401)

    •  TechSmart Applications work best in the Chrome Browser. If using iPad, individual applications need to be downloaded. 
    • For further questions, please contact Sarah Carlson, TechSmart Coach, at Glencoe: scarlson1@pps.net

    OBOB

    We're off to a great start this year--we have 80 participants! We've already had 3 practice sessions in December and we look forward to continuing in January. After going over the rules and answering questions at the first practice session, we have started asking sample questions to the teams. In January, we'll start mock battles. In February we will begin team battles (schedules will be created in January). We are sending home a packet of information for the students, including an author/title matching sheet, a crossword, and a pronunciation sheet. We will also be sharing a Google drive to parents of OBOB participants that includes a lot of additional information and resources. This year there are also 3rd-grade participants; Andrea Harton is coordinating 3rd-grade teams and practice sessions. Happy reading over Winter break!

    GLENCOE FOUNDATION

    But wait, there's more...Auction Sponsors?! The following businesses are supporting Glencoe this year.

    Solace Natural Health - Silver Sponsor

    Erin Brockmeyer, LAc is excited to join the Glencoe Auction as a sponsor this year with her clinic, Solstice Natural Health. She has children in 5th and 1st grades at Glencoe and her family has loved being part of the Glencoe community.

    Erin is an acupuncturist/herbalist/nutritionist who has been In practice since 2007. She specializes in women’s health (including fertility, prenatal, and postpartum support) and pain relief at her downtown Portland location. Every patient receives individualized, compassionate care so that they can reach their health goals. Erin welcomes people and families of all backgrounds and orientations into her practice.

    If you want more information, or are curious to see if acupuncture can help, head to the website to schedule a free consultation. Acupuncture Portland | Portland Acupuncturist

    Portland Nursery - Diamond Sponsor

    Portland Nursery is an educational garden center that stocks everything you’ll need to grow a healthy, happy garden! Glencoe's neighbors have generously supported the school for multiple years. www.portlandnursery.com

    **Please consider frequenting the businesses that sponsor and support our school auction. If you do, let them know that we appreciate them. We raised our goal this year to $10,000 - We are so very close! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or know someone who might be, please contact: a.l.capitano@hotmail.com or (503) 753-3225. Deadline for sponsorships is January 6. Do it before year end for 2019 tax reasons -or- wait until the first week of January, if you have allocated all your advertising expenses for this year.

    DISTRICT SPONSORED FLYER

     winter break camp

  • Glencoe Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    12/13/19

    Popcorn Sales

    2:20 PM

    12/16/19

    Site Council

    2:45 PM

    12/20/19

    SPIRIT DAY – PAJAMA DAY

    12/23/19 – 1/6/2020

    NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families, 

    We are in the last stretch before a two-week winter break. We have a busy week coming up and energy is flowing within the walls of Glencoe. 

    Our climbing wall is being installed on Monday and we cannot wait. Students will be able to see it once it is installed and then be introduced to it through planned activities in the New Year. All of our third graders are heading out on a field trip on Tuesday to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals as part of their Rocks and Minerals Unit. Wednesday we have one of our Performing Arts assemblies, Taiko Drumming, paid for by our Run for the Arts funds. If you are unfamiliar with Taiko Drumming, check it out at this link. Always a wonderful assembly that our students enjoy! Friday is Pajama Day so please encourage your child to wear their favorite pajamas (or comfy clothes) and bring a stuffy if they like. We will finish our week with a well-earned, all school Flop-and-Read at the end of the day on Friday. All classes are invited to “flop” in the halls or community spaces, cozy up and read for the last 45 minutes of the day. It will be a great way to end the month of December at school!


    Best,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    MUSIC NEWS

    Ask Me Pack                             

    K-1: Where are your ASK ME Starter Packs? We are adding 2 songs/activities to our Starter Packs this week.  Look for them in your child's papers from home. (A BIG THANK YOU to classroom teachers for helping with this!)  Your child will probably need help opening the ring and putting them in the back of the pack.  Have fun enjoying these songs/activities at home! (Reminder: all kindergarten and first grade families should have received a pack at conference time.)

    Grades 3-5:  Recorders are still available for purchase at $3 each. If your child still needs one, send $ with them to music or after school. They are for home use. We have started working on singing 'Simple Gifts' by Joseph Brackett. We will begin/or have begun (depending on the class) working on a recorder piece to compliment the song. I am working on a way to get music online.

    Second grade is when we start focusing on saying, decoding, reading and creating rhythms. We are focusing on quarter and eighth notes (eighth notes written in pairs or triplets) using a 2/4 time signature and have just added 6/8 time signature (and a dotted quarter note).  At this point we are using the eighth notes in groups (not singles- after winter break in 6/8). We have not introduced rests. 

    Ask your 2-5 graders about our new dances: Alabama Gal and Chimes of Dunkirk!

    -Lisa Davidson, music specialist and educator

    TAG NEWS

    All TAG nominations have been submitted to the district (nominations are closed for this school year) and we are now waiting for test dates for those who need to be tested (most likely January or February dates). As of this writing, we still do not have 2nd grade Intellectual scores from the NNAT3 test. I will communicate further information (as I receive it) through emails just to 2nd grade families.

    Thanks, Lisa Davidson (Glencoe's TAG facilitator, ldavidso@pps.net)  

    LIBRARY NEWS

    A big thanks to all who have donated/upcycled their coloring books to Library Tuesday indoor recess supplies! They are very appreciated- by both the students and me! and we are saving- literally- reams of paper. THANK YOU!        - Ms. Diane

    ART INFUSION

    Art infusion is looking for donations of "found objects." As you are cleaning out your house before and after the holidays, you may have some objects which would be helpful donations for an upcoming art infusion project. 

    After the break, the 3rd and 4th graders will be doing a two-part lesson.  In the first lesson, they will draw an object.  Then, in the next lesson, the students will turn that object into a sculpture.  We have roughly 160 students who will each need an object to draw and "sculpt," so we need a lot of objects.  These objects need to be roughly between 3 and 10 inches in size, and can be anything from silverware to spray bottles.  (Simple objects and toys would be most useful.)  The pictures below are for reference.  The first gives examples of potential objects, and the second shows a few finished sculptures.  There will be a bin near Glencoe's main entrance to collect these donations. 

    If you are the parent of a 3rd or 4th grader and they have a specific object that they would like to use for their art, they can either hold onto it at home, or store it in their locker until their class does this lesson.  Thank you!

     

     Art Infusion Object Donations                         Art Infusion Project Examples

    FOUNDATION NEWS – GROW GLENCOE

    Buy-in Parties

    Want to help with the auction, but don’t have a lot of time? Consider sponsoring a buy-in party! The team currently needs individuals with a few hours of time to donate.

    ·       Run an after school program – the school art room is available most Mondays. Run a craft, game or song party for an hour after school. If we charge $25 for 25 kids, the Foundation earns $625

    ·        Glencoe Ball – this time-honored event may not happen without a person (or two or three) to coordinate

    ·        Other ideas include off site kid activities, and adult dinner, learning a skill or just having fun.

    Questions or ideas? Contact Kate Kirkham at katekirkham@hearthsidehealing.com

    Getaways Do you or someone you know have a vacation home? Please ask if they’ll donate. Typically our biggest money maker is overnight experiences. Questions? Contact Bob Murphy at bob_murphy@hotmail.com

    Auction Items – Have a gift card or unopened gift at home that you’re not using? A skill that you can share with the community? A bottle of wine valued at over $15? Please donate it. Questions? Contact Sara Weith at saramae.weith@gmail.com

    Donate an Item

    Donate Money

    Introducing December's newest sponsors for the Grow Glencoe Auction.

    Aldrich Goldstein - Gold Level

    Aldrich Goldstein provides legal services to the Portland community, specializing in construction claims and disputes. We are a proud sponsor of Glencoe. Go Gulls!

    Belmont Family Dentistry - Gold Level

    At Belmont Family Dentistry, every patient gets individualized care because we understand that no two patients are alike. Our goal is that individual patient’s - your - needs are met. In building symbiotic relationships with you and your family, we have long-term relationships that are mutually valued. With your input, we come up with a custom plan together that provides the oral care you need and deserve at a level and pace that works for you.

    Our doctors, Dr. Tinkle and Dr. Yoon, love meeting new people and helping many work through dental anxieties. Their passion comes from the excitement that each day brings, as they get to improve their patients’ oral health, their smile, and their confidence.

    Please consider frequenting the businesses that sponsor and support our school auction. If you do, let them know that we appreciate them. We raised our goal this year to $10,000 - We are so very close! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or know someone who might be, please contact: a.l.capitano@hotmail.com or (503) 753-3225. Deadline for sponsorships is January 6.

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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