Glencoe News

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    10/26

    Harvest Festival TONIGHT!

    5:30-8 PM

    10/29

    Teacher Planning Day

    NO SCHOOL

    11/5

    Site Council - Library

    2:45-3:45 PM

    11/8

    Courageous Conversations

    5:30-8 PM

    11/12

    Veteran’s Day

    NO SCHOOL

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I hope you had a wonderful week and are ready for the weekend. Today is the last day of the grading period and Monday, 10/29 is a Teacher Planning Day which means no school for students. Teachers will use Monday to review end-of-the-quarter assessments and begin preparing for Parent/Teacher conferences in mid-November. If you have not yet signed up for a conference please do so by calling the office or emailing your child’s teacher directly.

    The rain has started and students will still have outside recess. Please have your child come to school with a rain coat each day, just in case. All students are encouraged to wear their coat outside during each recess. It is our hope that they do so because sitting in wet clothes during learning activities can be very uncomfortable and distracting.

    We have a big event tonight - our annual Harvest Festival, hosted by our PTA. This is open to all families. Free games/activities and food (for cost) is available from 5:30 – 8:00.   You are welcome to come in costume if you like (not required). Costumes cannot include gore, violence or weapons. Full-face masks are not allowed for safety. It’s always a night of fun and controlled-chaos. I hope to see you there.

    Best,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    MURALS

    Did you know...The murals on the hallways of Glencoe are about to be painted over?  In an effort to bring closure to these historical walls, there will be time for the community and those who have a place in their hearts for these 5th grade projects dating back to 1984 to stroll the halls and get final pictures.  Do you know anyone who attended Glencoe from 1984 - 2002?  Please pass on the word to babysitters, friends, family, etc. who may want to have a final peak at the artwork before it is painted over this winter. Thursday, December 6th from 6-7 PM join us in a final farewell.  We will be auctioning off 3 removable painted panels 42" x 42".  More information here.

    Also, Glencoe's current building will be turning 100 years old in 2024. That's only 6 years away! We are wanting to start gathering names and contact information for anyone who wants to be updated OR involved in this amazing celebration. We are also looking for memorabilia which would be relevant to Glencoe students during our early years or any time during those 100 years. 

    Glencoe Elementary School is not just another PPS school.  It is the ONLY PPS School left which was designed by the Portland Architect A. E. Doyle! (Doyle designed the US Bank building downtown, the downtown library, the old Galleria which is now a Target, the Montgomery building currently used as housing by PSU, and MANY more buildings in downtown Portland, as well as amazing homes.) Let us know how you would like to be involved by filling out a survey here.

    PTA NEWS

    Our next PTA meeting is December 12th at 6:30 PM (there will be no November meeting). We are looking for a Treasurer Elect, the best thing about this position is it is very low commitment. If you are interested, contact one of the board members.

    The Children's Book Harvest is happening now through November 9th.  Please consider donating your gently loved children's books - baby through Grade 3.  The timing is perfect to clean out your book shelves and make room for new books from our Scholastic Book Fair coming up November 19th and 20th.  Books can be dropped off by the front office (behind the white board).  Last year we collected 599 books - help us collect even more this year!

    We made $1000 at Por Que No this month and $218 at Ruby Jewel! Good job Glencoe Families! The next Restaurant Partners will be Southpark on Sunday, November 11 and Chez Machin and Tender Loving Empire on Thursday, December 6.


     

     

     

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    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    10/22

    Site Council

    2:45 PM

    10/25

    Picture Retake Day

    8:15-10:15 AM

    10/26

    RFTA Forms and Money Due

     

    10/26

    Scrip Sales & Popcorn Friday

     

    10/26

    Harvest Festival

    5:30 – 8 PM

    10/29

    No School

     

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I was so lucky to start my day with twelve students determined to run their laps during our Run For The Arts Make-Up day. Even with a cold and foggy morning, they ran, walked and skipped their way around the route. Now that everyone has completed their run, you can collect pledges from friends and family. If you haven’t started already, please collect your pledges and turn in money and forms by October 25th. I am looking forward to seeing how we did this year!

    We are a week away from the end of our first quarter of this school year. Next Friday, October 26th is the end of the grading period and teachers will use that following Monday 29th(no school) to review end-of-the-quarter assessments and begin preparing for Parent/Teacher conferences in November. 

    Last but not least, I want to let you know that we are working with the Facilities department to have our hallways and the panels in the cafeteria painted.  What that means is the murals will be painted over.  This is a result from a few years of conversations with staff and parents about the condition of the murals, their relevancy to our current students and most importantly, the images that are disturbing and from some perspectives are deemed racist.  In my first year I walked by the murals many times and didn't look closely at the images. However, there are some images that are not relevant to our students or ones we want to represent our Glencoe community (i.e. Osama Bin Laden's hiding places, Tom Sawyer paddling a slave on a raft, USSR & Gorbachev, the Unabomber, Twin Towers burning, the SARS outbreak and the caricatures of some of the people of color just to name a few).  

    We want to honor the work that was done by the 5th grade classes of that time and their emotional attachment to their work. We are aware that some people in our community feel tied to the work they did as a student. To address that fact, all the murals will be photographed for documentation and we will hold an Open House for adults who want to come and take one last look or photograph the mural that they completed as a child. This Open House will be on Thursday, December 6th from 6-7:00 pm.  

    If you have questions or concerns, feel free to share them with me.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    OBOB (OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS)

    This year OBOB will be run by volunteers and we have 2-3 volunteers that are interested in running the program.  We are registering for OBOB by the end of this month. If you are interested in helping please contact the main office.

    PTA NEWS

    Our next PTA meeting is December 12th at 6:30 PM (there will be no November meeting). We are looking for a Treasurer Elect, the best thing about this position is it is very low commitment. If you are interested, contact one of the board members.

    If you want to still purchase gift wrap from our first fundraiser, you can buy online Charleston Gift Wrap use our school code Z-12198.

    Scrip is a great program to buy gift cards at face value for local stores. The scrip team is looking for volunteers to sell scrip before and after school every other Friday. The time commitment and can be as little as an hour a month. If you want to special order scrip, please use this Scrip Order Form.

    Please click this link to learn about the Children’s Book Harvest.

    HARVEST FESTIVAL

    Harvest Festival is NEXT FRIDAY from 5:30-8, and WE STILL NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS to make it happen.  Please give a bit of your time to help with this important community event. You can sign up to volunteer on Konstella. If you have middle school or high school students that want to volunteer you can sign them up for a ½ hour spot on Konstella as well.

    Harvest Fest is a school-wide party held after hours. Kids get to wear their costumes to school and play games, do crafts, and party with their friends. NEW THIS YEAR: there is no official charge for Harvest Festival. Families who are able are asked to donate a suggested amount of $5 per child. ALSO NEW THIS YEAR: no food will be included with admission. Food will be available for purchase from food carts (cash and credit card) and a PTA bake sale (cash only).

    Carving Contest!  Costume Contest!  DJ Dance Party!  All new Harvest Fest activities...!

    2nd Annual Carving Contest!

    Don’t forget your pre-carved pumpkin for the carving contest at Harvest Fest!   Bring your masterpiece to the stage and a winner from each group will be announced during the dance party ... along with costume contest winners!

    FOUNDATION

    Planning for this year’s February Grow Glencoe Auction is proceeding full steam ahead! The team is looking for partners to donate cornerstone items to the auction including:

    Getaways

    Typically our biggest money maker is overnight experiences. Do you or a family member or friend own a second home? Do you have a relationship with a home rental company or hotel that would be willing to donate? Do you have creative ideas for low-cost/highly desirable locations?

    The committee is looking for community members to donate nights for:

    • Vacation Homes
    • Hotel Rooms
    • Experiences (fire lookout, yurt, etc)

    Questions or donations? Contact Susie Hoar shoar@comcast.net or 503-869-6404

    Sponsorship-

    Sponsoring the Grow Glencoe auctions is an excellent opportunity for area businesses to get their name out to the Glencoe Community. In exchange for different levels of funding, sponsors receive advertising on event signage, tickets to the event and much more. Sponsorship starts at $250.

    All sorts of businesses find sponsorship valuable including:

    • Realtors
    • Dental and healthcare providers
    • Restaurants
    • Retailers
    • Any other businesses with customers!

    Interested in sponsorship? Contact Munir Henry munirahenry@gmail.com or 503-807-1239

    LOST AND FOUND

    Hello Parents,

    Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. As our Indian summer continues we are finding an ever increasing array of cardigans, coats and jackets. Please do come inside and check the lost property. I am seeing all manner of great gear, un-named and unclaimed!

    And please do check for your lunch box/water bottles, too. Those have a way of filling the hall with unwanted odor after a couple of days!

    My on-going tip is LABEL.  Add your child’s name (and a number if there’s space) on all their clothing. I hope to re-unite you with all your child’s stuff!

     

    NEWS FROM THE DISTRCIT

    If you are unable to find before or after school child care for your child, please contact 211info. This agency holds the database for all licensed child care providers in the county and helps families find child care based on location and ability to transport students.


    NUTRITION SERVICES IS HIRING!

    Are you interested in earning extra income while your child attends school?  Do you want to be part of a team that provides high quality, nutritious meals to Portland Public Schools students?  PPS Nutrition Services is hiring Roving Nutrition Services Assistants to work 2-5 hour shifts.  Starting salary is $12.45/hour.  Must pass a Criminal Record Check and know basic computer skills.  For more information call: 503-916-3399 or apply on line at: http://bit.ly/ppshiring

     

     

     

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    10/17

    Principal Coffee

    8:15 AM

    10/17

    Por Que No? & Ruby Jewel Restaurant Partners

    Por Que No? 11 AM-10 PM

    Ruby Jewel 4-8 PM

    10/22

    Site Council

    2:45 PM

    10/25

    Picture Retake Day

     

    10/26

    Harvest Festival

    5:30-8 PM

     

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    What a wonderful Day! The fog lifted just in time for our all-school rainbow picture. After two years of an inside picture, we finally got to assemble outside in our approximated rainbow shape. I want to thank Mr. Gullung for taking the all school photos this morning!

    We continued the fun this morning with our annual Run for the Arts. Grade levels ran their 30-minutes, had a popsicle and received their pledge forms so they can start collecting money for the laps they ran. If your child happened to miss the run, don’t worry, we have a make-up date later this month. Thank you to Glee Rogers and all the other volunteers who helped make this run a success! Our community is so awesome thanks to our great kids, wonderful staff and giving parents who support us all the time!

    I am hosting the first Principal’s Coffee on Wednesday, October 17th at 8:10 in the cafeteria. The Principal’s coffees are scheduled the same months that we have evening PTA meetings. The coffee’s are just a time for parents to drop in, connect with me, ask questions, provide feedback on school activities etc. There are no set agendas for this time. It is just an informal way for me to connect with parents. Feel free to come and enjoy a cup of coffee!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lori Clark

    PTA NEWS

    Our next PTA meeting is December 12th at 6:30 PM (there will be no November meeting).

    Harvest Festival is our big community event and it is October 26th 5:30PM-8PM. There are some exciting new additions to the festivities.

    Scholastic Book Fair will be happening during the November conferences. Look for a sign-up on Konstella in the coming weeks to volunteer for a 2-hour shift.

    LOST AND FOUND

    Please check the small item lost and found (in the office) if you are missing keys or jewelry.

     Lost and Found Small Items

  • Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date
    Event
    Time
    10/9
    Art Infusion Training
    6:30PM
    10/10
    PTA Meeting
    6:30PM
    10/11
    Run For the Arts  RainboDay
    All Day
    10/11
    TAG Parent Meeting
    6:00PM
    10/12
    NO SCHOOL
     
    10/26
    Harvest Festival
    5:30-8PM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Happy October!  Fall is one of my favorite times a year.  I love the cool mornings and the changing leaves on our landscapes.  As we move into fall, our weather becomes less predictable.  It is more important than ever to wear layers, bring a raincoat and wear closed-toe shoes for warmth and dryness on those rainy days. Even in rainy weather Glencoe students go outside for recess.

    We are hoping for dry and sunny weather for Thursday, October 11th: Rainbow Day and Run for the Arts.  For families new to Glencoe, Rainbow Day is one of our all school spirit days.  Each grade level is assigned a color of the rainbow and are asked to wear their grade level color (at a minimum shirt or jacket).  Glencoe students and staff are then photographed as we gather in the shape of a rainbow.  In addition, we will hold our annual Run for the Arts on Thursday.  Pledge forms are due back to school on Wednesday the 10th so volunteers can organize and prepare them for recording laps the day of the run.  

    This morning we announced students who earned a Super Gull Award for consistently demonstrating inclusiveness during the first month of school.  It was great to see so many students parade through the office to get their certificate and Gull bracelet.  Our focus word/action for the month of October is “CARING”.  We will be seeking out those students who deliberately or randomly show acts of CARE to each other and our community.  These students will be announced at the end of October.

    There is a LOT that goes on in an elementary school, and Glencoe is no different. This month we have Run for the Arts, Apple Festival (for some classes), PTA meeting, Principal Coffee, and Harvest Festival coming up, and everything gets advertised on our Website and through Konstella.  Everybody should have received an invitation to Konstella by now, and I hope you responded with a yes.  

    I hope to see you at one of our events this month!

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark
     

    NURSE NOTES

    Rainy/cold season is upon us here are a few reminders for the season.

    • Children that have had fevers/diarrhea/vomit must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • Send your child with a spare set of clothes to keep in their locker in case they get muddy or wet during the day.
    • Don’t forget cough drops need to be left with the nurse and a medication form must be filled out for us to dispense them to your child.

    TAG UPDATE

    Monday, October 8th: All second graders will be taking the CogAt Screener this year. This is an intellectual test based on pictures, not words.  If your child scores within a certain range, you will receive a postcard in the next month from the TAG department saying you might want to nominate your child for further TAG testing.  This is not the FULL CogAt test as we have done the past few years in second grade.  It will not qualify your child directly for TAG.  It is designed to find students who might perform at TAG levels for further testing, if the family desires. 

    Thursday, October 11 is the Parent TAG meeting in the cafeteria.  We welcome anyone who has questions regarding the PPS TAG process to attend this informational meeting at 6 pm in the Glencoe Library.

    TAG Parent/Student Surveys should be completed and turned in to the classroom teacher ASAP. Extra surveys can be found by the TAG bulletin board along with Nomination Forms for this year (which are due by November 30th).

    Find out more TAG information on the website Glencoe TAG Program

    PTA NEWS

    Join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30PM in the Library.

    Harvest Festival is our big community event and it is October 26th 5:30PM-8PM. There are some exciting new additions to the festivities. More information will be coming from the Harvest Festival Committee next week.

    WALK AND BIKE DAY

    International Walk and Roll to School Day is Wednesday, October 10. Glencoe volunteers will hand out celebratory stickers as families arrive for school! Interested in getting involved with walking and biking to Glencoe? Contact Amanda Bird

    CRAFT FAIR

    The Glencoe Craft Fair is calling all makers!! Time is running out. If you are thinking about having crafts at the group table to sell, don't hesitate-go to the Glencoe Craft Fair page on Facebook. It's an easy and fast way to save your spot.