School News & Announcements
August 24 ~ Community Care Day
August 29 ~ Ice Cream Social, Grades K-1
September 4 ~ First day of school, grades 1-5
September 4-6 ~ Kindergarten Assessments
September 9 ~ First day of school for Kdg
September 26 ~ PTA Meet & Greet/Back to School Night
Greetings from our Principal
Dear Glencoe Community,
It's hard to believe that summer is already upon us! I want to thank all of you for the warm welcome and tremendous support you have shown for me in my first year at Glencoe. I have really enjoyed getting to know all of you and your amazing kids! I am looking forward to a fantastic 2013-2014 school year.
I also want to give another big thank you to our amazing volunteers. We recognized Grandma Amy in our final newsletter and she is just one of the amazing people that make this school the great place that it is for kids. Our kids and community are so lucky to have all of your loyal support.
Finally, our staffing process will extend into the summer. The district has applied for a grant to support the new teacher mentor program and that will impact whether Anna Connors will be returning in 5th grade. Additionally, I am screening candidates for the temporary position (Sept.-Dec.) to cover in Ms. Bernt's 4th grade. There will also likely be a couple of teachers changing grade level assignments. I will keep you posted.
The warmer summer months bring great opportunites for additional time and activites with family. Please remember to stay safe.
See you soon,
New online parent tool
Starting in the 2013-14 school year, PPS families will have access to student progress information in a new online tool called Synergy ParentVUE. ParentVUE will be available in multiple languages and also as a free mobile app.
Families will receive log-in instructions to Synergy ParentVUE and links to online support materials in Fall 2013. For more information, please visit http://synergyspotlight.pps.net
All Hands Raised
All Hands Raised is a program sponsored through the PPS Foundation where you may make a contribution(s) to the district or to Glencoe School. Go to https://allhandsraised.schoolauction.net/give/give for more information or donation.
Sally Foster Giftwrap Sale
Due to popular demand, we are offering Sally Foster giftwrap sales all year long. This is not a PTA fundraiser, but a chance for Glencoe to make a percentage of sales all year long. Money sent back to us by Sally Foster will be used for a number of student activities and events. It's easy to do, just click here and begin your shopping! Once you have regisitered, click on "Support a Fundraiser", then select "Give credit to a school or group", type in Portland, OR 97215 and Glencoe ES will come up as an option. You are now ready to start shopping. Thank you and happy wrapping!