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  • Glencoe Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    11/11/19

    NO SCHOOL

    Veteran’s Day

    11/12/19

    Art Infusion

    6:30 PM

    11/15/19

    Popcorn Sale

    2:20 PM

    11/19/19

    Principal Coffee

    8:15 AM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I hope you all have adjusted to Day Light Savings time.  I am grateful for the light that now shines through my windows in the morning.  I am able to admire the changing leaves on my way to work each morning (and unfortunately, all the leaves in my lawn that should be raked up this weekend).  Fall is definitely one of my favorite times a year!

    Late fall is also the time when students are finally settled in at school and the expectations for academic demands ramp up.  Our teachers continue to plan and implement highly engaging lessons, as they also finish-up some last-minute assessments in preparation for Parent/Teacher conferences.  I was in a fourth grade classroom as students were charged with determining the main idea of an article based on the key details from the text.  They were reading articles that challenged the dominant and inaccurate narrative about Thanksgiving that provided students with a more balanced perspective of this upcoming holiday.  I also enjoyed watching Ms. Deville’s class in PE as they practiced their tossing/catching skills using scoops that aligns with the lacrosse skills our older students are learning during their PE classes. 

    We had an evening PTA meeting on Tuesday and learned about the new Health Curriculum rolling out in all grade levels.  Two TOSAs (teachers on special assignment) from the district’s health department shared the curriculum goals and specific units being taught in grades K-5 this year.  Some of our grade levels have taught (or are currently teaching) a health unit this fall.  We plan to have a more in depth presentation this spring for families wanting to know more about the lessons; and how to talk to your child about topics that may seem difficult to approach. 

    In two weeks, we will have parent/teacher conferences.  At that time, you will have the opportunity to hear how your child is showing their knowledge and abilities, not only on grade level assessments but also on day-to-day assignments.  Teachers will talk with you about their academic levels as well as school skills and study habits.  If you have topics you know you want to discuss at the conference, I would recommend emailing your child’s teacher ahead of time because time is limited and the teacher will want to plan accordingly.

    This coming Friday, November 15th, is our first Glencoe Movie Night hosted by the PTA.  Families are invited to bring a low-to-the-ground lawn chair or blanket and watch a movie together.  Participation is free and pizza and popcorn will be sold for a minimal price.  I hope you can join us!

    Have a lovely three-day weekend,


    Warmly,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    CHILD CARE SURVEY 

    PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey, 2019-20
    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey or go to pps.net, departments, child care. Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.

    TAG NEWS

    If you are wanting to nominate your child for TAG, please fill out the nomination form and return it no later than November 26th to your child's teacher. If your child is currently TAG, please make sure you and your child fill out the survey and return it to the classroom teacher before conferences.  All current TAG parents will have a Verification of Communication Form to sign at your scheduled parent/teacher conference.  These will be provided at the conference by the classroom teacher. 

    Current TAG Parent/Student Survey for Classroom Teacher

    TAG Nomination Form

    LOST AND FOUND

    There is an overabundance of clothes and other items in lost and found. Please make time to come look for your student’s belongings.

    ART INFUSION

    The next Art Infusion volunteer training takes place Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 pm.  We’ve got a fun list of new lessons this month.  This is the last training of the year – the next training happens in January.  Please join us – no art experience necessary!  

    Lessons for this month:

    Kindergarten: Snow People (watercolor, markers)

    First & Second Grades: Oaxacan Wood Carvings (colored pencils)

    Third & Fourth Grades: Collage (scraps)

    Fifth Grade: Clay Boxes (clay)

    This month it’s the Third Grade parents turn to bring snacks. 

    PTA NEWS

    The PTA meetings have all been changed to the morning. The days are the same and the time is now 8:15 AM in the cafeteria. The Glencoe website calendar is revised.

    Today is the last day to turn in Glencoe Gear. Please return form and payment to the office.

    The PTA Board is excited to announce that our first of three movie nights is going to be next Friday, November 15th. Doors will open at 5:40pm and our movie will start at 6:00pm. Our featured movie will be “Home”. It is rated PG, run time is 1 hour and 36 minutes and came out in 2015.

    There is no charge for admission, but the district has required us to purchase a copyright license in the amount of $190.00 per year in order for us to have movie nights at school. We will have a donation jar available at the door if you choose to help with the cost of our license.

    Come in your pajamas and bring your low lawn chairs, a sleeping bag or blanket and join us for a fun night at school. Pizza and Popcorn will be available for purchase.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Join the team! The next auction meeting is November 19 at 7 PM at Susie Hoar’s house – 5711 SE Yamhill St.

    The team has two major positions that we are still looking to fill:

    Getaway chair – pursue vacation homes, hotel rooms, yurts or other special experiences (this is our largest money-maker!). This job has a fairly small time commitment.

    Buy-in Organizer – This is a shadow position, as our current coordinator is retiring after this year. Learn the ropes, and help the current chair work with parents, teachers and other partners to throw fun events throughout the year where parents and students can purchase a spot. 

    Help Glencoe Elementary make this year’s auction successful! Donate an Item or Sponsor the Auction (Opportunities start at $250 and include at least 2 tickets to the auction!) today! The auction provides additional funding to increase critical staffing at Glencoe that the district doesn’t provide. 

    Donate Money

    Consider making a sustainable monthly contribution (100% tax deductible)

    Questions? Want to help, or contribute an item? Please contact us.

    Co-chairs Susie Hoar (shoar@comcast.net), Sara Weith (saramae.weith@gmail.com), Andrew Weith (Andrew.weith@gmail.com

    The Glencoe Foundation Auction Committee is proud to announce more sponsors for this year's Auction.

    The Caplener Group - Windermere Real Estate - Diamond Level Sponsor

    Our family has lived in Mt. Tabor since the mid 50’s. Both of our boys attended Glencoe in the mid 90’s. We were as impressed with the school then as we are now. Both of our sons developed long lasting friendships while attending and we now have two grandchildren that will attend Glencoe! Over the years, Glencoe has established itself as one of the premier grade schools in Portland. We look at Glencoe as a long lasting asset to the Mt. Tabor neighborhood.  We have supported the Glencoe auction every year since it began. We truly believe that what’s good for Glencoe is good for all of Mt. Tabor.  thecaplenergroup.com

     
    Fyberworks - Gold Level Sponsor

    Fyberworks Boutique has a love affair with color and texture.

    Fyberworks carries an abundant selection of clothing, jewelry and accessories with tantalizing textures and colors that create an enchanting atmosphere for shopping. We make a special effort to source companies who utilize natural fibers, are US made, fair trade, or locally made whenever possible, so you can feel as good about the story behind your clothes, as you feel wearing them.

    One of the things that makes Fyberworks unique is having a SALE ROOM. Clothing from the showroom is constantly being added and special sales are created each month to sweeten the deals. 

    Commitment to Community is a core value at Fyberworks Boutique.

    We donate to charitable organizations that benefit the community we are part of such as local schools, The Oregon Humane Society, The Oregon Food Bank, The Bradley Angle House and others throughout the year.

    *Please consider supporting the businesses that have generously supported Glencoe and *let them know we appreciate them when you do!*  If you are interested in sponsoring the Auction, please contact a.l.capitano@hotmail.com or (503) 753-3225.*

    GIRL SCOUT TROOP STYROFOAM RECYCLING

    Are you hoarding Styrofoam because you aren't sure how to get rid of it? Girl Scout Troop 12811 (mostly Glencoe 5th graders!) will be holding a Styrofoam recycling drive in front of Glencoe Elementary School (825 SE 51st Ave) on Saturday, November 16 starting at 10 am and ending at noon or earlier, if our truck fills up (whatever happens first). We will accept clean block (hard) Styrofoam ONLY. Sorry, but we can’t accept any other polystyrene or other plastics, such as packing peanuts or food packaging. We are collecting a small fee: $1 for up to a grocery bag full and $5 for a car load. Styrofoam will be taken to Agilyx in Tigard for recycling.  

    MILITARY FOOD COLLECTION

    We will again be collecting food for our military families in need for this holiday season. The barrel is ready to be filled up in the main hallway with items such as pasta, rice, jello, cake mixes, frosting, soup, cranberry sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, tuna, mac and cheese, Stove Top stuffing, etc. We have collected food to help them out for the past six holiday seasons and they are so thankful for all the food you have provided. We will be collecting until December 13 so please contribute what you can and let's make sure they have a happy holiday season this year. Thanks so much in advance.


  • Glencoe Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    11/1/19

    NO SCHOOL

    Teacher Planning Day

    11/5/19

    PTA Meeting

    6:30 PM

    11/11/19

    NO SCHOOL

    Veteran’s Day

    11/12/19

    Art Infusion

    6:30 PM

    11/15/19

    Popcorn Sale

    2:20 PM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    It is so nice to be back in the Pacific Northwest and at Glencoe, surrounded by our great student, staff and families. I am also grateful to Bonnie for subbing for me in my absence. She was a wonderful support and helped things move along without incident.

    As you we move into November, you can expect some opportunities to engage with our school. Tuesday is an evening PTA meeting and one of the topics of conversation will be the new Health Curriculum and State Standards that guide this work. We have an Art Infusion training the following week and a Family Movie night hosted by our PTA. The third week in November is our first Principal Coffee at 8:15 in the cafeteria. This is an opportunity to informally check-in, hear about things happening at Glencoe, ask questions or bring up topics you may wish to discuss. Last but not least, we have Parent/Teacher Conferences November 25th and 26th. We still have a few families who have not yet signed up. Please call the office to schedule as conferences are an important time to hear how your child is doing. 

    Schools have been asked to share this information with communities about the upcoming Levy. https://www.pps.net/2019ppslevy. I have also attached an information letter to this newsletter, please read. 

    Remember that Sunday is Day Light Savings and we all get an extra hour of sleep. Enjoy this lovely fall weekend!

    Best,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    NEWS FROM PE

    Last week during PE, some of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes got to do some Frisbee activities with guest coaches from Portland Ultimate.  We worked on some catching and throwing drills and lead up activities for ultimate frisbee.  Here is some info from Portland Ultimate if your child might be interested in playing.  Don't forget to check my website for some pictures: https://mslilepe.weebly.com/photos.html 

    Ultimate Frisbee is a fun and engaging sport that helps to foster communication skills and integrity while building hand eye coordination and overall health. Portland Ultimate has opportunities for players throughout most of the year. Coming up next are our winter Goaltimate League and our Elementary Spring League. We also offer many summer camps in various locations throughout town! We hope you'll come play with us!

    Winter Goalty: Begins in January. Players sign up individually and are placed on a team, with no weekly practices. Sign ups will be posted in a couple of weeks at portlandultimate.org under the youth tab. 

    Spring League: Begins in early April. School based teams with one weekly practice. If your child is interested in playing on a Glencoe team, please email sarah.heath@portlandultimate.org or let Ms. Lile know. We are hoping to create a team at your school! 

    NEWS FROM LIBRARY

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    We received word from BESC last week that Wednesday – Friday evening Library Email Auto FINE Notices will go out to your students, to coincide with the first quarter grading period. For the most part these notices will be for overdue library books turned into fines that have been on student accounts since last school year or longer, and/or any materials marked lost on an account or fines added to an account since school started.  If you have questions or concerns, you may come in to the library before or after school, or call or email. You can also pay the fines in Glencoe's SchoolPay account.

    Thank you!

    Diane and Cora

    NEWS FOR SAFETY PATROL

    Safety patrol will continue working with the current rotation schedule through December and we will be looking at making team changes beginning in January. The schedule rotates with three teams so students work one week, then have two weeks off and work again the third week.

    Safety students will get a survey in November asking about their team/partner and street preference. I then plan to make a schedule for the remainder of the year starting in January. This is a bit different than previous years in forming permanent teams, but we are waiting to iron a few things out and looking for students who work well together.

    Thanks for your understanding,

    Louise Richards

    BOX TOPS

    Glencoe Families have donated over 1,500 Box Tops for Education to Glencoe at the last count. Often an overlooked small item on consumer groceries, Glencoe is still collecting them and each botx top earns a dime for school.  We are given a check that goes to PTA which in turn is used for supplies that go directly to helping students at Glencoe. Thank you and keep clippin’ those box tops!

    LOST AND FOUND

    There is an overabundance of clothes and other items in lost and found. Please make time to come look for your student’s belongings.

    GLENCOE CHESS CLUB

    The Glencoe Chess Club had four students participate in the Hayhurst Elementary Halloween Chess Tournament on Sunday, October 27. Henry Rippetoe-Crawford received 5th place at the U-600 level. Teddy Haecker earned 4th place at the same level. Akira Reynolds won a medal for three wins out of five at the U-800 level, while Soren Beffert received the same distinction at the U-1000 level. Congratulations to all of you!

    PTA NEWS

    The PTA would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped at Harvest Festival. The night was a huge success and we could not have done it without each and every one of you. We hope that you and your families had an enjoyable night. The final numbers are still being calculated and we will have those available at our next PTA meeting which will be held on Tuesday November 5th at 6:30pm in the library. We will also have someone from the district talk to us about the new health curriculum this year. Everyone is welcome to attend our PTA meetings. 

    Winners of the pumpkin carving contest:  Spooky Jaws of Death (K-1st), WiFi is Down (2nd-3rd), and Day of the Dead (4th-5th).  Thanks to everyone for entering and voting!

    Winners of the costume contest:  Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Cowgirl, and Flying Saucer.  As always, there were many great costumes and thanks to the Cheer-o-meter crowd!

    If you haven't already pre ordered your Glencoe Gear (t-shirts and sweatshirts) your time is running out. You have one week to turn in your order forms. Forms are available in the office. Please return completed forms with payment to the office NO LATER THEN FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH. 

    Please mark your calendar for Friday November 15th for Movie Night in the cafeteria. We will announce the movie that we will be showing and details about the night coming soon. Stay tuned!

    Our Scholastic Book Fair will take place Monday November 25th and Tuesday November 26th. Set up for our event will be Friday November 22nd. This event takes many volunteers to make it run smoothly. Please be on the lookout on Konstella for volunteer sign ups.  

    HARVEST FESTIVAL CONTEST RESULTS

    Winners of the pumpkin carving contest:  Spooky Jaws of Death (K-1st), WiFi is Down (2nd-3rd), and Day of the Dead (4th-5th).  Thanks to everyone for entering and voting!

    Winners of the costume contest:  Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Cowgirl, and Flying Saucer.  As always, there were many great costumes and thanks to the Cheer-o-meter crowd!

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    The Auction Committee is proud to highlight this week's Auction Sponsors!

     Fat Straw - Silver Sponsor

    It’s not out of the ordinary to bump into fellow Glencoe students and families at Fat Straw.  Plan your next play date or parent get together to start with a bubble tea (all are dairy-free; caffeine-free options, too) or banh mi sandwich.  Serving Portland Bubble Tea and Vietnamese sandwiches since 2005.

    Flipside Hats - Silver Sponsor

    Flipside Hats is on a mission to support our schools and support our planet. We take post-consumer materials from fashion excess and up-cycle them into unique hat designs that literally reduce the industry’s impact on our environment.  And we invest in our local schools and grassroots organizations that are doing good in this world. We are proud to support Glencoe Elementary, whose teachers and faculty are committed to providing educational opportunities for our children.  Thank you!

    Please help us on our mission of giving back this holiday season and shop for your favorite presents at our store just 2 blocks west of Glencoe on Belmont and 45th. We’re having a Holiday Sale on December 14th and 15th from 11am-7pm. There will be food and drink and it's always fun! Take the crazy out of your holiday shopping. Stay local. 

    *Please consider supporting the businesses that have generously supported Glencoe and *let them know we appreciate them when you do!* If you are interested in sponsoring the Auction, please contact a.l.capitano@hotmail.com or (503) 753-3225.*

    GIRL SCOUT TROOP STYROFOAM RECYCLING

    Are you hoarding Styrofoam because you aren't sure how to get rid of it? Girl Scout Troop 12811 (mostly Glencoe 5th graders!) will be holding a Styrofoam recycling drive in front of Glencoe Elementary School (825 SE 51st Ave) on Saturday, November 16 starting at 10 am and ending at noon or earlier, if our truck fills up (whatever happens first). We will accept clean block (hard) Styrofoam ONLY. Sorry, but we can’t accept any other polystyrene or other plastics, such as packing peanuts or food packaging. We are collecting a small fee: $1 for up to a grocery bag full and $5 for a car load. Styrofoam will be taken to Agilyx in Tigard for recycling.  

  • Glencoe Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    10/25/19

    Harvest Festival

    5:30-7:30 PM

    11/1/19

    NO SCHOOL

    Teacher Planning Day

    11/5/19

    PTA Meeting

    6:30 PM

    11/11/19

    NO SCHOOL

    Veteran’s Day

    11/12/19

    Art Infusion

    6:30 PM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Hello Again Families!


    Tonight is Harvest Fest.  Please remember, NO MASKS! Have a great time!

    Principal Clark will return next week on Wednesday, October 30th and I will be with you on Monday and Tuesday.  I know you are looking forward to having her back.  Here are a couple of reminders for the week.   Please make sure your children have their coats for the rain and colder but beautiful Fall weather.  They will still be having recess outside every day.  Secondly, Halloween is Thursday, October 31st and Glencoe does not celebrate with costumes or parties during the school day so please make sure all costumes stay home.

    It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your children.  I know I will see you again!

    Bonnie

    Tonight is Harvest Festival, please do not have your student wear any masks to the event.

    Bonnie

    LIBRARY NEWS

    Just a quick reminder: Sibling Storytime (for all those not old enough to go to Glencoe YET!) is every Wednesday in the library with Ms. Diane, from 8:10 - 8:30. All are most welcome- Please join us!

    MUSIC NEWS

    Thank you to all of the 3rd Grade Families who came and participated at Glencoe's 1st Family Folk Dance Night last week.  We had a great group of active participants. A special THANK YOU to John Crever and Marin Williams (Glencoe parents) who each led us in a new folk dance.  Ann Button and her son were two of our dancers as well as Kristyn Westphal, our Area Senior Director, and her son! We could have easily danced for an hour but we concluded at 45 minutes which I hope allowed you some valuable family time at home as well as this exciting family and friend activity. (Always keep them wanting more!) - Lisa Davidson

    SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SURVEY

    The Safe Routes to School travel survey is now open!

    Complete the survey today and help your school! Schools with 20% participation or more will receive a $100 gift card for supplies. The survey is open until November 8th.

    Safe Routes to School Survey

    This fall there are some changes - the survey is online only now. Why? It will save the Safe Routes to School team a lot of time, paper and money.

    The travel survey helps the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) improve its Safe Routes to School program and helps prioritize safety projects when funding is available. Additionally, the data collected through this survey is key for Safe Routes to School to secure grant funding for safety programming and infrastructure throughout the city.

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    The Glencoe School Foundation is proud to announce the first local businesses to sponsor this year's auction.

    1) Hearthside Healing - Silver Sponsor

    Hearthside Healing's Kate Kirkham, LAc and Jon Keyes, LPC are dedicated to serving the community and are inclusive, trauma informed, and focused on providing accessible holistic healthcare. Our practice offers acupuncture, counseling, and herbal medicine. We accept many types of insurance.

    2) Portland Pet Supply - Silver Sponsor

    We are a family owned and operated business that has been on Hawthorne since 1984. Portland Pet Supply started out as Portland Pharmacy located at the corner of 43rd and Hawthorne. In 1994, it moved to the current location as two separate businesses, Portland Pharmacy and Portland Pet Supply. Nina is a pharmacist and had a love of animals growing up. She decided to carry a small amount of vaccines for dogs and cats, which eventually led to the opening of Portland Pet Supply. Nina and Steve also raised their children, Derrick and Manida, who worked there every day after school. Thank you for supporting locally-owned, family businesses. We look forward to serving more of the Glencoe community - both pets and their owners.

    Please consider supporting the businesses that have generously supported Glencoe and *let them know we appreciate them when you do!* If you are interested in sponsoring the Auction, please contact a.l.capitano@hotmail.com or (503) 753-3225.

    GIRL SCOUT TROOP STYROFOAM RECYCLING

    Are you hoarding Styrofoam because you aren't sure how to get rid of it? Girl Scout Troop 12811 (mostly Glencoe 5th graders!) will be holding a Styrofoam recycling drive in front of Glencoe Elementary School (825 SE 51st Ave) on Saturday, November 16 starting at 10 am and ending at noon or earlier, if our truck fills up (whatever happens first). We will accept clean block (hard) Styrofoam ONLY. Sorry, but we can’t accept any other polystyrene or other plastics, such as packing peanuts or food packaging. We are collecting a small fee: $1 for up to a grocery bag full and $5 for a car load. Styrofoam will be taken to Agilyx in Tigard for recycling.  

    SAFEOREGON

    SafeOregon

    The SafeOregon Tipline aims to increase student safety

    Keeping with our commitment to student safety, PPS joined school districts across the state a couple years ago in using the SafeOregon Tip Line. We want to remind you about this important resource.

    SafeOregon was funded by the Oregon Legislature as part of a statewide effort to improve school safety. It provides a secure means for anyone to anonymously report suspicious or imminently unsafe situations, such as threats of violence, fights, drugs and alcohol, weapons, bullying, harassment, intimidation or self-harm. 

    Anyone, from students to parents to community members, can access the system in a variety of ways, including:

           The “Report unsafe behavior” button found on every PPS school’s website

           The SafeOregon website 

           A live call/text (844-472-3367)

           An email to tip@safeoregon.com

           The mobile app that can be downloaded from your Smart Phone via iTunes or Google Play

    Trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond.

    Please be sure to share this information with your friends and family. Remind your students: If you see or hear something, say something - immediately.

    Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

  • Glencoe Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    10/18/19

    Popcorn Sales

    2:20 PM

    10/21/19

    Site Council

    2:45 PM

    10/24/19

    Picture Retakes

     

    10/25/19

    Harvest Festival

    5:30-7:30 PM

    11/1/19

    NO SCHOOL

     

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Hello Glencoe Families! 

    Yes, it’s Ms. Hobson again for another couple of weeks while Ms. Clark is taking care of her family.  The word of this month that your student is working on is being “CARING”!  I am still enjoying my time getting to know your children and CARING for them in and out of the classroom! Please reinforce with your child that being CARING to others and to ourselves is a positive trait your Glencoe student should and can always demonstrate.  Please ask your student, “How have you been caring to others at school today”.  

    Also, I have a couple of reminders for you:

    Raincoats: The rainy days are upon us and your children go out in the elements for recess during the day and we want them to be prepared for the weather. Please make sure they have a coat.

     
    Graffiti update:  Oh my, the graffiti has been horrible!  The custodian calls it in as soon as he is aware of the problem (generally after morning building check). Unfortunately, after the first incident there was a second the next day.  Please be sure to report any activity you see that may be helpful to us finding out who is responsible.  The school is working with the police to help catch the individuals who are doing this.
     
    Run for the Arts:  The make-up day for Run For the Arts is October 25th from 8:45-9:15. Please turn your money in by October 30th.    

    Good-Bye Allie:   Our dear Student Health Assistant, Allie, is leaving us.  We will miss her and we wish her the best in her next adventure. Please stop by the office and say good-bye to her!

    I’m looking forward to next week at Glencoe. Maybe a little sun would be nice?!!

    Bonnie

    CALENDAR CHANGES

    We have a couple of changes for the November calendar. Please note that the PTA Meeting will be November 5th at 6:30 PM and Art Infusion will be November 12th at 6:30 PM. If you have a printed calendar, please correct these dates.

    VOLUNTEER SIGN-IN PROCEDURES

    To ensure the safety of our students, all visitors and volunteers that enter the building and go past the front office, during school hours, will need to sign-in at the front office. This includes walking your student to class after the tardy bell. We will scan your ID (such as driver’s license) one-time. You will get a printed badge every time you sign-in.

    PTA NEWS

    During the week of October 21st, Glencoe PTA will be holding a sock drive for Embrace Oregon, the Every Child Initiative, which recruits foster families.  They need middle school and high school sized socks, the typical sock that fits shoe sizes 5-11 https://portlandleadership.org/every-child

    Please help this worthy cause by donating new socks between now and the Harvest Festival. A donation bin will be in the entry way.

     

    See below for information on Harvest Festival 10/25/19.

    OBOB

    OBOB is underway! 

    This week students attended a kick off assembly to introduce them to OBOB with a follow-up information meeting for those interested in participating. 4th and 5th-grade parents should be on the lookout for a permission slip to participate in OBOB. Students form teams of 3-5 and divvy up to read a total of 16 books selected by OBOB. Weekly practice sessions during lunch recess begin in December and continue through January. Practice and actual battles take place in February and the school tournament will be in March. Check out the display in the main hallway for information about the books. More information and resources to come soon on Konstella and Facebook including practice questions and other resources. If you have questions or want to help out as a team coach, contact Leslie Arndt (lesjwyg@gmail.com) or Dana Cofer (dana.cofer@gmail.com). Happy reading!

    SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SURVEY

    The Safe Routes to School travel survey is now open!

    Complete the survey today and help your school! Schools with 20% participation or more will receive a $100 gift card for supplies. The survey is open until November 8th.

    Safe Routes to School Survey

    This fall there are some changes - the survey is online only now. Why? It will save the Safe Routes to School team a lot of time, paper and money.

    The travel survey helps the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) improve its Safe Routes to School program and helps prioritize safety projects when funding is available. Additionally, the data collected through this survey is key for Safe Routes to School to secure grant funding for safety programming and infrastructure throughout the city.

    GIRL SCOUT TROOP STYROFOAM RECYCLING

    Are you hoarding Styrofoam because you aren't sure how to get rid of it? Girl Scout Troop 12811 (mostly Glencoe 5th graders!) will be holding a Styrofoam recycling drive in front of Glencoe Elementary School (825 SE 51st Ave) on Saturday, November 16 starting at 10 am and ending at noon or earlier, if our truck fills up (whatever happens first). We will accept clean block (hard) Styrofoam ONLY. Sorry, but we can’t accept any other polystyrene or other plastics, such as packing peanuts or food packaging. We are collecting a small fee: $1 for up to a grocery bag full and $5 for a car load. Styrofoam will be taken to Agilyx in Tigard for recycling.  

    HARVEST FESTIVAL FLYER

    Harvest Festival 2019

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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