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


School resumes on September 2 for Grades 1-5

School News & Announcements

Looking forward to the fall!
August 23 ~ Community Care Day
August 28 ~ Kinder and all 1st Grade Families Ice Cream Social
September 2 ~ First Day of School - Welcome Back!
September 2-4 ~ Kinder Assessments
September 5 ~ First Day of Kindergarten
September 18 ~ Back to School Night

Greetings from our Principal

Glencoe Team,
It is with a heavy heart that I must convey the news that I will be leaving Glencoe for a position at central office.  Please know that this change in plans has developed quite suddenly and I fully expected to be back at school with you all in August.  However, my specific skills and experience are required elsewhere so while I leave you with great ambivalence, I will depart knowing that Glencoe will continue to be a great place for kids because of all of you. I also leave with a sense of excitement for the team that is in place for next year.  I return to the central office with a deep appreciation for what I have learned from each of you and with gratitude to the entire community for welcoming and supporting me during these past two years.  
The process to select a new principal will begin with a community meeting to gather staff and family input on the  process on Tuesday, July 22nd at Glencoe from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  (see important additional information and invitation attached).  John Blanck will facilitate this process. I will be around before the meeting and on Wednesday afternoon if you would like to say hi.

Warm Regards,


Community Meeting for Selection of Next Year’s Principal

Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Glencoe School

Staff, parents, and students are invited to attend this meeting - your ideas and input are important!

The community meeting is one of the first steps taken in our principal hiring process. John Blanck, the (Administrative Hiring), Greg Wolleck and Shay James, Senior Directors, will come to your school and meet with teachers and parents together. The purpose of the meeting is to hear what you think is special about your school. We want to know about your programs, demographics, parent involvement, special projects, etc., and about the type of person you would like to have as your permanent Principal. This information helps us select candidates that have qualifications that support those elements.

At the meeting we will also take time to explain the full hiring process. We will explain two main possibilities: a) how the Community Meeting information may be used with the Regional Administrators to place a current Principal because of a great match between the school and that Principal, or b) if a match is not selected by the Regional Administrators, applicants chosen will go through a rigorous process to be selected for interviews.

If you cannot attend that evening, I will have other ways to provide information (on-line and paper surveys, emails, etc.) If you have questions, please feel free to contact me – Maili Halverson – mhalvers@pps.net - 503-916-3059


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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 Makes the News

Glencoe's recycling program was recently written up in the District's Save-It Newsletter. Check out the great things they have to say about us by going to http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/facilities/3259.htm and then click on Fall 2010.

Glencoe School Calendar

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PPS News

Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.

PPS leaders join 60 districts in pledging to improve achievement of young men of color

July 21, 2014

Sixty big-city public school districts from across the country,  including Portland Public Schools, released a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color the Council of the Great City Schools announced today at a White House event with President Obama.


Additional leadership news announced

July 16, 2014

Superintendent Carole Smith announced to the PPS staff on July 7 additional pieces of the school district's education leadership reorganization to best serve students and schools. 


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