Office Hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
In 2014-15 school will start at 9:00. Wednesdays are minimums days with dismissal at 1:00. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, school dismissal will be at 3:40.
Attendance Rules Summary
It is important for parents to understand the rules on attendance. Children can only be absent for three reasons: illness, doctor's appointment, or bereavement for immediate family. If a student is not in school for any other reason, they are marked as truant. Parents must call the school or write a note to verify an absence. It is also a truancy if a child is late by more than 30 minutes or picked up early by more than 30 minutes without a valid reason.
Please do not plan vacations on school days or to extend a weekend. This is not legal. Your child misses school and learns that schoolwork is not important. We very much want to improve our attendance and our student achievement -- both go together.
October 16 Walk-a-Thon and Health Night (6:00)
October 30 -- Picture Make-ups
October 31 -- Costume Parade at 9:30; MINIMUM DAY
November 10 & 11 -- No School
November 12-21 -- Parent Conferences -- Minimum Days with 1:00 Dismissal
Welcome to the Glen Cove Elementary School Website. We hope that you will find and be able to access useful information about the school. As a reminder, each week we publish a newsletter that all children bring home. This is and will continue to be our primary means of regular communication. We post the content of the Newsletter below each week.
Hawk's Eye Weekly Parent Newsletter
Health Night on October 16th, 6:00 to 8:00 -- Salad Served for Dinner at 6:00, Movie for Students!
On Thursday, October 16th starting at 6:00 we will have a Health Night for parents. There will be a salad dinner at 6:00 and presentations for parents. Students will have a movie to watch. Topics for parents will include: the parent portal for accessing school information on their children, GVRD Activities, mental health support for students at school and for families and much more. There will be presentations in classes and information tables. We very much encourage parents to attend this evening.
Pictures Coming Home Today -- Make-ups and Retakes on October 30th. THE SMILE SAFECARD IS FOR ALL STUDENTS TO KEEP!
Goals for Accelerated Reader
By the end of October we expect all students in third through 5th grade to have earned 10 points. We have a school goal of 100 million words. Last year was about 85 million..
Accelerated Reader Program Explained
Students at Glen Cove participate in a motivational reading program called Accelerated Reader. The program helps students develop fluency, vocabulary, and most of all a love for reading. The way it works is that students read books that are at their correct level of difficulty -- not too easy, not too hard. Students read silently in class each day and at home. Immediately after reading a book, they take a quiz on the computer that is set up in the classroom. The student receives a printout that gives a percentage score and tells how many points were earned. Each book is worth a certain number of points. Students earn full points if they score 100 percent. If they pass at 60% the number of points is less. The ideal goal is for students to pass quizzes between 85% and 92%. If they are passing at the 60% or 70% rate, the books they are choosing are too hard. They will not make reading progress reading these books. If they are passing at a 100% rate, the books are too easy. The teacher monitors the class often with reports that are generated by the program. Students and teachers will have conferences about points, levels, and goals for a period of time. At Glen Cove, honor roll for 4th and 5th graders has an Accelerated Reader standard of 25 points or more per trimester.
Accelerated Reader Book Find Support
https://WWW.ARBOOKFIND.COM is a marvelous website to help parents to find books for their children at the public library. Searches can include author, level of book, interest of students and much more. Please take advantage of this service at the public library!
Accelerated Reader Congratulations
Each week we publish the names of students who have earned different levels of points in our Accelerated Reading program. STUDENTS WHO HAVE EARNED POINT LEVELS AT 85% COMPREHENSION OR MORE WILL HAVE A STAR BY THEIR NAMES. Please encourage your child to earn points and to read at their correct level of difficulty. The following students have earned 10 points: Alexi Reiterman, Matthew Tenorio, Meztli Chavez*, Jude Gatchalian*, Jordan Spencer, Micaella Lumanlan*, Kaylanie Lynn Alday, Lorenzo Datu, Alexa Rodriguez, Selah Portillo*, Simon Cobebe*, Heila Al-aboodi*, Keonte Rucks*, Salmaan Abdi*, Zachariah Jingco, Phyllis Collins*, Michael Pierce*, Joanna Alves, and Joseph Reagan*. Congratulations to the following students for earing 25 points: Yulianna Robles* and Husam Ali*. Congratulations to Jorge Peter Bertulfo* for earning 50 points and Maryann Pidlaoan* for earning100 points.
Walk and Roll Week Yearbook Winners are Andrew Hearne and Vanya Paopao. Congratulations
Walk-a-Thon Thursday, October 16th
The PTA is sponsoring a Walk-a-Thon to raise funds for classrooms. Directions and pledge sheets went out with students last week. Please support this effort to encourage healthy activities and to raise funds for the school. We need parent volunteers to help with this project. If you can help, please call the school or show up on Thursday at 9:00.
ADA For Last Week 94.6%
We had 142 students absent last week giving us an ADA of 94.6%. There were 41 students who were truant. This is a lot of truant students! There were 72 students late for school last week.
Spiritwear on Fridays
For school spirit, students are to wear spiritwear T-shirts or our school colors, blue and grey, on Fridays.
In order to register your child at school you must bring your child's birth certificate, shot records, and proof that you reside within our school boundaries. Before the start of the school year, come to the office any time between 8:00 and 3:00. After the start of the year, please avoid coming between 8:45 and 9:30 and 3:10 to 3:40 as these are very busy times for the office.
Kindergarten Parent Guide - English
Kindergarten Parents Guide - Spanish