• Weekly Newsletter

    UPCOMING DATES

    Date

    Event

    Time

    2/12/19

    Art Infusion Training

    6:30 PM

    2/13/19

    PTA Meeting

    6:30 PM

    2/15/19

    Spirit Day – POLKA DOTS

     

    2/15/19

    Scrip & Popcorn Sales

    8 AM & 2:20 PM

    LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Glencoe Families,

    The month of February is providing us with some interesting weather. We had our first unexpected snow day on Tuesday and it sounds like we many have more this coming week. As a reminder, when inclement weather hits, the district communicates school closures and delays through the district website, local TV and Radio announcements as well as text messages. If you would like to receive texts for school closures or delays you can opt-in to receive them by texting YES to 68453. This is also a good time to remind everyone that we go outside for recess in all kinds of weather. Please make sure your child is coming bundled up with a warm coat, hat and gloves as they will spend anywhere from 15 – 25 minutes outside during a recess.

    Our Auction is two weeks away and we have yet to meet our goal for ticket sales. We need to sell 70 more tickets to reach our goal of 200 tickets sold. Our Auction is our largest fundraiser and helps provide much needed supports for our students and staff. Thanks to our generous community we have been able to hire a Reading Specialist each year to support our struggling readers in grades K-3. We have also been able to provide tech support to keep our computer lab up and running and fix technology issues as they arise. I want to give a shout out to the Auction Committee for all the efforts and behind the scenes work they’ve been doing to put together a wonderful evening. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, please do. It is for a great cause – our students!

    Warm Regards,

    Lori Clark

    Glencoe Principal

    NEWS FROM THE MUSIC ROOM

    4th and 5th Grade Parents:

    If your child was in music class back in December when we made our clay shakers, PLEASE send a dish towel with your child next week (or if snow happens, the week after). This will give a little protection to the project as it makes its way home. THANK YOU!

    PTA NEWS

    Join us at our next general meeting, February 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM.

    The Glencoe Variety Show is moving to a new date, mark your calendar for April 26th.

    TAG TESTING

    We are hoping to have TAG Testing finished on Friday, February 22nd.

    GLENCOE AUCTION

    TWO WEEKS LEFT

    Auction tickets are on sale now.  The committee is hoping to reach 200 guests, we need you! Final numbers are due to the caterer next week, so make sure you get counted.  Dinner, drinks and lots of fun included!  It's a great low-key parents night out, don't miss it. 

    Buy your auction tickets now!  February 23, 5:30 PM, World Forestry Center. Come help the school raise money for staffing! Click here to buy now!

    Wall of Wine donations

    The committee is currently accepting donated bottles of wine with a value of $15 or more for the Wall of Wine. Committee members will be out in front of the school accepting drive-up and walk-up donations during pick-up and drop-off on January 31 and February 1. Questions, contact Tiffany Munk.

    Questions about any of this? Contact Judy or Susie

    MARCH FOR OUR STUDENTS

    Come to Salem on Feb 18 and join educators, parents, students and community members across the state! This year, we have a real chance to change things for our students. For the first time in decades, we have enough support in the legislature to pass real revenue reform and to finally fully fund public schools.

    It is crucial that we show our legislators that we will accept nothing less than fully-funded schools. Please RSVP by clicking the link and find out where you can catch the bus to Salem on Feb 18. Families, kids, and parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

    ART INFUSION

    February Art Infusion Volunteer Training Details

    The weather outside is frightful, but making art is so delightful!  Our February art infusion volunteer training will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 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! 

    Lessons this Month

    Kindergarten: Cave Painters (chalk pastels)

    First & Second Grade: Under the Sea (watercolor)

    Third, Fourth & Fifth Grades: Totems (markers)

    This month it’s the Second Grade Parents’ turn to bring snacks. Please remember the deadline for completing the January lesson is Feb. 8. Questions? Contact Rebecca Haas

    STEAM NIGHT COMMITTEE

    **Does your child love to draw?  Glencoe is having a Logo Contest for our Annual STEAM Event. All entries must be submitted by the end of school on Friday, March 1st, 2019. Here is the application. 

    STEAM Night is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM. The February meeting is cancelled, our next meeting is March 7th from 2:30-3:30 PM in the library. Not able to attend the meetings but have really good ideas and/or access to potential resources for this event?  Contact Amanda Shwetzer OR Lisa Davidson.

    HELP KEEP GLENCOE GREEN

    We have updated the Family Recycling Center located next to the lost and found racks. Add your unwanted shoes, dead batteries, empty printer cartridges and dried up markers to be gathered for recycling. Check back at the recycling center for updates, we will post more information there as we find more resources.

    FIFTH GRADE PARENTS

    Attention Fifth Grade Parents: It’s time to create the yearbooks for the class of 2019.  We need volunteers!  Volunteer jobs range from photographing school events (Spirit Days, Crossing Guard, etc.) to helping with gathering and organizing materials from the students and their families.  Please RSVP to rebecca@revolutionpr.com if you are interested in helping out.  Thanks!

    OBOB

    Glencoe OBOB is underway! We had our first battle this week and will have battles throughout February and our Final Four/Championship Battle on March 2nd. Pictures and Battle Schedule and Rules are posted outside of the library. Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend. Contact lesjwyg@gmail.com or dana.cofer@gmail.com if you have questions. Go Glencoe!  Miller

    OBOB Battle