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Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School

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A legacy of learning, a community of excellence.

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 children’s 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


March Upcoming Dates

  • March 8th – March 26th – G3 – G5 Q3 Check-In window
  • Thursday, March 11 – End of the 3rd Quarter
  • Friday, March 12 – No school for students / Optional Teacher Workday
  • March 15th – March 31st – PTO Poppy Popcorn Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, March 17th – Q3 Report Cards Distributed / Made Available
  • Tuesday, March 30th – Spring Picture Day

Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022

2021–2022 Kindergarten registration is up and running! All registrations need to be completed online on the Kindergarten Registration website.

Parents will need to provide a birth certificate and proof of residence for enrollment. If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten enrollment, please do not hesitate to call the school.

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Cereal Box Domino Challenge

Marlow Elementary can do More Together!
We know we can impact our community in a more significant way when we work together. And so we are attempting the Cereal Box Domino Challenge!

To learn more, please visit our Cereal Box Domino Challenge news post!

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Stay Healthy!

As we enter into the cold season of the 2020-2021 school year, please make sure that you and your child continue taking the proper steps necessary to stay healthy during this time of year. COVID or no COVID, washing your hands with soap and water, wearing your face covering, keeping your distance from others who may be sick, and wiping down and disinfecting surfaces that may contain germs are just a few preventative steps you can take to ensure your children and your household remain as healthy as possible. Our Buckaroos are reminded each morning during the morning announcements to “remember your 3 W’s.”

Working together, we can stay healthy during this cold time of year. Thank you for so much for your continued support in this endeavor.

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Amazon Smile Account for the Marlow PTO

Last year, the Marlow PTO set up an Amazon Smile account for the Marlow PTO. As the online shopping season runs in full swing, and if you shop on Amazon, you can register the Marlow PTO on Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchases will go directly back to the PTO.

You can register at the Marlow PTO Smile website, or go directly to the Amazon Smile page and search for “Marlow PTO.” Sign up with your Amazon account today, and thank you for supporting our school!

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Substitutes Needed!

Parents: Glenn Marlow Elementary School is looking for some great substitute teachers to be available when our teachers are out. Whether COVID related or not, finding a sub these days can be very challenging.

If you are looking to be more involved in the school and get paid for it, getting on the sub list is a great way to do just that. This does not commit you to 5 days a week, all the time. As a substitute, you have the freedom to work when your schedule allows you, and you get to spend the day at the best school with the best students and staff in North Carolina.

Questions about it? E-mail Principal John Hart ( or Assistant Principal Megan Alessi (, or call the school at (828) 654-3225 and leave a message. Thanks so much!

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COVID-19 Symptoms Flowchart

Now that we are back in school, please be sure to take a look at this document from the NC DHHS regarding COVID-19 screenings and protocols in schools.

Ultimately, if your child is sick or feeling sick, please do not send him/her to school. In the long run, “playing it safe” and keeping students home during this unprecedented time will hopefully keep everyone healthy and moving forward.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Mr. Hart directly, or to our school nurse, Krista Nelson.

School Supplies

2020-2021 School Supplies Lists

Dear Marlow families, it is almost back-to-school time!

The Grade Level School Supply Lists for the ’20-21 school year are now available. Please know that these school supplies are to be used by your child, and your child only. There will be no sharing of supplies.

Given that we are beginning our school year remotely in Plan “C,” families should also plan and be prepared with the needed supplies for in-person instruction, should we go to that model at a later date.

If you are in need of any school supplies, please do not hesitate to contact the school, or email our Guidance Counselor, Ms. Rachel Malmgren at, and she will gladly assist.

Thank you so much!


2020-2021 Staff Members of the Year

Congratulations to the following staff members!

Teacher of the Year: Bryan Vaughn
Instructional Assistant of the Year: Jo Pittman
Staff Member of the Year: Dina Waxman

We appreciate all you do and all you have done for our Buckaroos!

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Glenn C. Marlow Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

We at Marlow are so excited to announce that Glenn Marlow Elementary School was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing Schools!!!

We are one of only 8 schools in NC to earn this distinction! This is such an awesome and tremendous honor that we all need to be proud of.  Everyone – staff, students, parents, and community members– is a part of this recognition, because working together, we earned this– go Marlow Mustangs!

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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 on the Marlow News Page on the Marlow website? 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

This page was last modified by Dina Waxman on Mar 4, 2021 @ 7:19 am