• Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    12/17-1/1/2019

    WINTER BREAK

    1/2/19

    School Starts

    7:55AM

    1/4/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    Before & After School

    1/7/19-1/8/19

    Restaurant Partner: Pastini (50% of net proceeds, you must mention Glencoe Elementary when you order lunch/dinner).

    1/8/19

    PTA Meeting

    8:15 AM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    I hope this last newsletter of December finds you ready for some quality time with your family. It seems early to be heading off for the winter holidays but I am always grateful for some additional time with family and friends.

    As you know, our students continue to fill the Gull Gallery with tickets earned for their acts of inclusion, care, collaboration and perseverance. Today was the day they received their third school-wide reward (hot chocolate and marshmallows) for filling the box. Ms. Gardner and I have enjoyed delivering hot chocolate to all of the classrooms. We were so impressed, but not surprised, by all of the “thank yous” that naturally came from our students. These types of activities are memory-making for our students. They take a great deal of collaboration and we love them. I want to thank the staff for bringing their crockpots and the office staff for all the extra duties they did today to make this happen.

    Finally, I wanted to let you know that PPS is rescheduling the project to paint over the murals. One of the artists has granted us permission to paint over the murals with which he assisted. The other artist has retained an attorney regarding the mural projects he facilitated. At this point, the district’s legal counsel will be working with the artist to determine next steps. Unfortunately, this has brought some unwanted attention and security concerns regarding building access. Once the office closes, at 4:00 the front door will be locked. If your child participates in a program that ends after 4:00, your child will be brought to the front doors for dismissal. I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

    Happy Holidays! I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    PTA NEWS

    All after school classes information can be found online. Each class has a link to the after school program registration page. Some classes begin the first week we are back.

    January 7-8th, 2019 is our next restaurant partner with Pastini (see below). 50% of the net proceeds will go to Glencoe (please make sure you mention Glencoe Elementary for us to get the credit).

    GROW GLENCOE AUCTION/FOUNDATION

    Our kids need your help! The Foundation raises critical funds to augment staffing at Glencoe, especially around literacy. 

    Donations are due January 25th -  

    ·        Getaways Typically our biggest money maker is overnight experiences. Contact Susie Hoar shoar@comcast.net or 503-869-6404

    ·        Sponsorship Sponsoring the auction is an excellent opportunity for area businesses to get their name out to the Glencoe Community. Contact Munir Henry munirahenry@gmail.com or 503-807-1239

    Volunteer help with procurement, night of, or learn the ropes for next year (new co-chair for 2020 needed)!

    ·        Meeting – Our next meeting is January 8, 2019 at 7 PM at Katie Shrall’s house – 6373 SE Yamhill St.

    ·         Call – Call Susie Hoar at 503-869-6404 if you’re interested in helping in any way

     

    Please consider making a sustainable monthly contribution (100% tax deductible) to the Foundation at All Hands Raised.

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    It’s time to start brainstorming and planning our 2nd Annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Night. 

    1.       Save the date: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 5:30 PM

    2.       Plan on attending our monthly STEAM planning meetings in the library 1st Thursday of each month:

    ·         January 3    2:30-3:30

    ·         February 7  2:30-3:30

    ·         March 7      2:30-3:30

    ·         April 4         2:30-3:30

    ·         May 2          2:30-3:30

    Not able to attend the meetings but you have really good ideas and/or access to potential resources for this event?  Contact Amanda Shwetzer ashwetzer@pps.net OR Lisa Davidson ldavidso@pps.net

    KITCHEN NEWS

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

    DONATIONS

    Glencoe is in need of two refrigerators, the health room and the staff lounge. If you are remodeling or have an extra you don’t use anymore, please consider donating it to Glencoe.

    LOST AND FOUND

    Don’t forget the office has a small lost and found for jewelry and expensive items. Lost it on the playground, over the weekend? Check the office lost and found.

    Lost and Found

     
     Pastini