Glenn C. Marlow Elementary

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School serves children in Mills River and Fletcher communities.  Since the birth of our school we have enjoyed great successes and growth. There are many ways to judge an institution’s performance.  We believe that our community shines in all categories.  Our children come from loving and supportive homes. This in turn makes working with children and parents a joy.

We are proud of our beautiful facilities. Marlow’s staff is second to none with twenty-two teachers having National Board Certification.  Every employee at Glenn C. Marlow works hard to make childrens’ educational experiences positive ones.  Many on our staff have won awards and recognitions, such as:

North Carolina Principal of the Year
Outstanding Bus Driver of the Year
Four District-Level Teachers of the Year
Fulbright Scholar to Japan
Who’s Who Among American Teachers

We hope you find Glenn Marlow Elementary to be a warm, inviting and caring school where children are encouraged to reach their maximum potential. Our staff’s priority is your child’s safety and education.

Student hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Office hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Paws for Books Scholastic Book Fair

Paws for Books Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Be a cool cat, Buckaroos– come to Book Fair!

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming up on Monday, March 5th through Friday, March 9th. We will be open from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm.

And don’t forget Family Night on Tuesday, March 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm, where you can bring the whole family for games, prizes, and awesome new books!

For more information, please take a look at our book fair website.

2018 Spelling Bee First place - Glenn Marlow

2018 Kiwanis Spelling Bee Champions at Glenn Marlow

Congratulations to the Marlow Spelling Bee Team! They are the 1st place champions of the 2018 Kiwanis Spelling Bee!

Our team members– Eli Clonch, Ezekiel Fox, Carly Carter, Juliana Rapp, Lucy Sloan, and Timothy Eberhardt– did a fantastic job. The team coaches, Lynne Fender and Kathy Plount, worked hard with them, and it paid off!

Way to go, team! We are all very proud of you!


Proctors Needed

Test proctors, calling all test proctors!

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  We are in need of volunteers for ACCESS testing, which are administered this time of year to our ESL students.   Test days are Tuesdays, Feb 6th and Feb 13th, and Wednesday, Feb. 14th, with 2-hour testing sessions beginning at 8am and continuing throughout the day.

Volunteers may sign up for more than one testing session if available, and proper training is provided before each session. We are in need of about 4 proctors for each testing day.

If you can help out, please contact our test coordinator, Jo Pittman, or email Kjersten Smith, our PTO Volunteer Coordinator at

Thanks so much you for help!!

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Spirit Week February 12 - 16th

February 12th – 16th is SPIRIT WEEK here at Marlow! We encourage our students and staff to dress up for each of our theme days– show us your spirit, Buckaroos!

Monday – Sports Team Day
Tuesday – Grade Level Color Day
–KI will wear purple
–G1 will wear blue
–G2 will wear green
–G3 will wear yellow
— G4 will wear orange
–G5 will wear red
Wednesday – Crazy Socks Day
Thursday – Crazy Hat Day
Friday – Marlow Spirit Day


Boosterthon 2018

Boosterthon 2018 will be here soon! We have done this awesome fundraising event for the last two years and it has not only been a lot of fun for all our students, but we have raised money for new technology and improvements to our playground!

This year Boosterthon will be from February 13th – February 22nd, with the Fun Run on the 22nd. It’s going to be a fantastic time– we’re looking forward to it, Buckaroos!

Marlow's Got Talent

Marlow's Got Talent

Marlow’s Got Talent, the one and only talent show for Marlow students, is quickly approaching!

Flyers were sent home last week, detailing information about practices, rehearsals, and show time.  If interested, please make sure that your child returns the flyer to your teacher no later than Feb. 19th (NOT MARCH 8th as it states on the flyer), where it will be turned into Ms. Karen Whiting, our Talent Show Coordinator.

Please contact Ms. Whiting if you any questions, or for further information.  The Marlow Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, March 9th.


Smart Start Book Drive and Sale

Glenn Marlow Elementary School is collecting used children’s books for the Smart Start book sale on Saturday, February 24th.  Proceeds from this sale are used to purchase new age-appropriate books, which are mailed to preschool children in Henderson County each month through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Please deposit your donated books in the Smart Start collection boxes located at the front entrance and plan to attend the sale on February 24th at Grace Lutheran Church.  Thank you for helping our young children instill a love of reading!

Snowy Weather

Inclement Weather

If inclement weather begins during the day, or if there is a threat of inclement weather during the day, an early dismissal may be called and school will close early.  Please remember that if school closes early for inclement weather, PSPM will also be closed.

As soon as Henderson County has made a decision on school closing or delay as a result of inclement weather, you will receive an automated phone call from the Central Office stating that decision.  Other ways to receive information is to periodically check the HCPS website, join the Henderson County Public Schools Facebook page, or the HCPS Twitter siteWLOS News 13 also runs updates, and has a free program that sends text messages out as soon as a decision is made.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call the school. Stay warm out there!


Yearbook Ordering

It’s time to order your yearbook, Buckaroos!

This year, all yearbook orders will be online. Yearbooks start at $17, and can be ordered anytime on the order website.

All information on yearbook sales, including prices, will be going home on a flyer with your student. You can also find the information on the flyer below. Please be sure to take a look:

Yearbook Order Flyer

To order your yearbook, go to the Lifetouch website ( and enter the Yearbook ID code 9369118.


Henderson County Public Library

Student Access to Henderson County Public Library

Did you know that, due to a partnership between Henderson County Schools and the Henderson County Public Library, every student has an account with the public library? This gives them access to the library’s books, audiobooks, digital resources, computers, and more!
Just go to the website and browse through the available books, audiobooks, e-books, and databases! Students will use their student ID number for the barcode and the last four digits of the student ID number as their PIN.

More information can be found at the program’s website:

Check it out now!

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Cold and Flu Season

It’s cold and flu season!

Please make sure that you and your child are taking the proper steps necessary to stay healthy during this time of year.  We are already beginning to see some high absentee numbers because of illnesses in school.

Using methods such as washing your hands with soap and water, covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and wiping down and disinfecting surfaces that may contain germs will help your children and your household stay as healthy as possible.

If your child is sick, we ask that you keep him/her at home until they have been fever free and/or vomit free for at least 24 hours.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse, Kim Ball.

2017 Boosterthon Slide Thank you

Boosterthon 2016-2017 THANK YOU Sponsors

Boosterthon 2017 was a great success! We raised over $23,000 for our school to go toward the purchase of upgraded playground equipment and technology. We want to thank EVERYONE who helped us reach our goal with a special Thank You to our corporate sponsors: AirVent Exteriors, B.B. Barnes, Black Orthodontics, Blue Ghost Brewing, First Restoration Services, Foot RX Running Asheville, Park Ridge Health, Mills River Family Dental, Jazzercise, and Wilsonart.

As always, thank you to our friends, family, and community for your continued support of Glenn Marlow Elementary!

See the below link for the Goals for this year’s Boosterthon!

2017 Boosterthon Goals

Glenn Marlow Elementary

Marlow Monday Messages

Every Monday, we send out our Marlow Monday Messages to let you know of any upcoming events, important information, or amazing things here at our school. But did you know that we keep copies of our messages here on the Marlow website?

Under “General Information,” as well as the “Parent Information” link on the school website, you can find copies of all Marlow Monday Messages for this school year. Make sure you stay up-to-date on the great things happening here at Glenn Marlow!

Our website has a lot of useful information for our parents, students, and community, including school schedules, class pages, and our master calendar. Please visit our website to see what else it has to offer!

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Creating a Parent Portal Account in PowerSchool and Setting Email Notifications

Parents and families– interested in keeping up with your child’s grades, growth, and attendance at school?

You can create a Parent Portal account in Powerschool, which will allow you to access your child’s information at home. Not only that, but you can also set up e-mail notifications, so all new items go straight to your e-mail inbox. This is a great way to keep track of your child’s grade in class, days your child has missed, and more.

Tutorial videos are available below to assist you in creating a Parent Portal account, and in setting e-mail notifications. Please check them out!

Creating a Parent Portal in Powerschool

Setting E-mail Notifications


Faculty and Staff Members of the Year 2017-2018


Andrea Smith: 2017 – 2018 Teacher of the Year

Beth Spray: 2017 – 2018 Instructional Assistant of the Year

Eddie Gilliland: 2017 – 2018 Staff Member of the Year