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    5th Grade Promotion

    1:00 PM



    6/27/19 – 8/10/19



    Dear Glencoe Families,

    As I write my last newsletter of the year, I cannot help but reflect on all the wonderful learning and community-building experiences that have happened this year. I want to thank you for the time you have given to make this year a positive experience for our students and staff. I have started asking students, “What was the best part of this year for you?” If you haven’t done this, I’d recommend asking them and giving them time to really think about it. I was surprised that some of the things that we might consider ordinary, students consider extraordinary. Just reiterates, the wonderful things that happen day in and day out at Glencoe.

    I was pleased that the weather cooperated yesterday for our Field Day. Mrs. Lile and Ms. Layman planned some fantastic activities for students to enjoy: Bubbles, Pizza Box Relays, Three-Legged Race, Baseball Hit and Run, Soccer Kick, Hot Shots Basketball, and Water Sponge Relay just to name a few. We also had “Shoe Fly” which resulted with only one shoe landing on the roof (not part of the game)J. Another perk to being an educator – participating in Field Day! I want to thank Glory and Vivian for asking me to be on their team for the Pizza Box Relay. I also want to give multiple shout outs to Tessa for stopping my shot on goal, to Jack for his bicycle-type kicks on goal and to Teddy and Finn for making an amazing team during the Water Sponge Relay.   

    We will be finishing our school year with three busy days. Our 5th Grade Celebration is on Monday, starting at 1:00. We have a tight turn-around from our last lunch that ends at 12:30 until the event begins. Staff (with the help of Mr. Webster’s students) will be preparing the cafeteria as 5th graders get ready in their classrooms. Fifth grade families are invited to a social with cookies and juice in the Playcourt beginning at 12:40. Doors for seating in the cafeteria and balcony will open at 12:55 – no earlier. 

    Last, but not least, I want to let you know that the murals will be painted over beginning in July.  The artist chose not to complete the process to have them removed at his cost therefore the district is moving forward with the project. We will slowly add art and student work to our walls in the years to come. The first project we will install is a wonderful mosaic collaboratively created by this year’s 5th grade students. It is currently on display right outside the office until it installation this fall. It is a wonderful creation. Feel free to come see it up close and personal before the end of the school year. 

    5th grade mural  

    Thank you for another wonderful year at Glencoe. I hope you all have an enjoyable summer!


    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal


    The end of school is near, please pick up your student’s medication that is in the office before the last day of school. Any remaining medications will be discarded.


    Thank you to all the parents who helped at yesterday's field day!  I'd say it was very successful and the kids had a great time.  You can see some pictures from field day on my website.  Stay active this summer!

    Ms Lile


    PLEASE return all Glencoe Library books ASAP (or write a note, call or come in explaining why you cannot) and have a great summer! Ms. Diane


    T-Shirt and Hoodie orders went home with students, please check your order. If your received the wrong size, please bring it in to Amanda in the office. We have some orders that are missing an item and hope to remedy that soon. Also be sure to put your child’s name on the clothing in case it ends up in lost and found!

    Congratulations to the new PTA board members that were elected at our May meeting. The 2019-2020 board is Staci Rosman, President, Judy Zawatsky, Vice President, Kate Howser, Secretary, Glee Rogers, Volunteer Coordinator, Yin Bo Tooze, Treasurer, Isabel Johnson, Treasurer Elect and Christina Master, Family Ambassador.


    THANK YOU to all the families that participated in Walk and Roll month. We tallied up all the game cards that were turned in by June 4 and the winner is….. MR WEBSTER’S CLASS! Congratulations, this class will get a special “Flop and Read” party with treats, courtesy of the Walk and Roll Team and the Glencoe PTA. Please be on the lookout for more fun opportunities and activities to Walk and Roll on our Safe Routes to Schools when school resumes in August.

    Thanks again!! — Emee, Tony, and Amanda B.- your Walk and Roll team

    (Want to volunteer next year and support Safe Routes to Schools and active transportation? Email