Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Glencoe Elementary

"A caring and creative community promoting high levels of learning, strong citizenship and social justice."

825 SE 51st Ave. | Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 916-6207 | Fax: (503) 916-2628

Upcoming Events


October 29-30 ~ Conferences ~ NO SCHOOL
October 29-30 ~ Book Fair & Craft Fair 8 am-8 pm
October 31 ~ NO SCHOOL
November 3 ~ PTA/ Foundation Mtg 6pm (Meet Beth Shelby!)
November 4 ~ Laughing Planet Restaurant Partner
November 7 ~ Wacky Hat Spirit Day!!
November 7 ~ Popcorn Friday

Greetings from our Principal

Interim Principal John Blanck
Interim Principal John Blanck
Oct. 14, 2014

Glencoe Community,

I am excited to be helping out at Glencoe and am eager to support the students and school this fall until your new principal, Beth Shelby, arrives.

My background is as a school psychologist. I became a principal in 2000, leading Maplewood in SW Portland for 10 years. I truly enjoy the work of team building among teachers, staff, parents and community partners to best support students. 

I am committed to a smooth transition at Glencoe. My door is open and I look forward to working with the students and everyone who teaches and supports them. 

John Blanck
Interim Principal 
Glencoe Elementary

 Read more about the transition.

School News & Announcements

November 3 ~ PTA/ Foundation Mtg 6pm (Meet Beth Shelby!)
November 4 ~ Laughing Planet Restaurant Partner
November 7 ~ Wacky Hat Spirit Day!!
November 7 ~ Popcorn Friday
November 10 ~ NO SCHOOL ~ Teacher Planning Day
November 11 ~ NO SCHOOL ~Veteran's Day
November 12 ~ Picture Retake Day
November 18 ~ Art Infusion Training 6:30pm
November 19 ~ Dick's Kitchen Restaurant Partner
November 21 ~ Popcorn Friday


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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.

Glencoe School Calendar

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PPS News

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


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