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. If you are new to the area and would like a tour of Glenn C. Marlow, please call the office at (828) 654-3225. We are happy to schedule a tour with one of our PTO parents.

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

Dot Marlow

Ms. Dot Marlow

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Ms. Dot Marlow on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017.  Ms. Marlow was a wonderful lady, who loved giving back to the community and was a huge advocate for public education.  Her presence here at GMES was always felt and known with her warm heart, love, and smiles she had for all students and staff.   She will be missed dearly.

We here at Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School are all saddened by this loss.  Please keep the Marlow family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

School Supplies

2017-2018 Classroom Supply Lists

Supply Lists for 2017-2018

Getting ready for the upcoming school year? Here are the classroom supply lists for each grade level at Glenn C. Marlow Elementary. (Each list is a PDF file and will open in a new tab.)

All students will need to bring a pair of Ear Buds or Headphones for use in the Computer Lab. These will be in baggies and separated by class.

K-5 Supply Lists 2017-18


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Mr. Fortain’s Supply List

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


Summer Reading

Attention all parents and families!

Want to help your child become a better reader? Make sure they read over the summer! Summer is a very important time for kids to keep reading, improve their language learning skills,and help them avoid the “summer slide,” a decline in their reading ability.

To help keep your kids engaged and interested in reading, check out our list of summer reading programs and e-book websites. They will give your kids access to many great reading activities and books to keep them learning over the summer!

Summer Reading Programs and E-Books

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

Thanks to our Community!

We here at Marlow are humbled and amazed at the generosity within the community of Glenn Marlow Elementary. With this video, the students of Glenn Marlow would like to say “Thanks to our community!”


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