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PTA Newsletter – Sept. 15, 2020

Vol. 2 | Back-To-School-Night Edition | Sept. 15, 2020


Sept. 14 – Virtual After School Enrichment Registration Open (online)
Sept. 14 – Grab-and-Go Library Book Distribution Open (online)
Sept. 16 – Virtual Back-To-School-Night (online)
Sept. 17 – Virtual After School Enrichment Registration Ends, midnight (online)
Sept. 21 – Grab-and-Go Library Book Pick-Up Date, 2-4 pm at Glebe

Virtual After School Enrichment RegistrationGlebe PTA Logo

Glebe’s Enrichment Committee is pleased to share your Fall 2020 After-School VIRTUAL enrichment program.  Click here for the schedule and here for the catalog.  Read more at the After-School Enrichment home page, too.  Thank you to the teachers and vendors willing to offer and try a virtual format this Fall, and thank you all in advance for your patience as we venture into new virtual waters!

Registration for Fall 2020 Enrichment classes begins 8pm Monday, September 14th and runs until midnight, Thursday, September 17th.  On Monday night, the registration link will appear on the web site (link above) and on our Facebook page.  Classes start Monday, September 21st. Registration instructions can be found here.

WE ALSO NEED NEW VOLUNTEERS ASAP!   Several of our amazing enrichment volunteers will be leaving us this year, so we are looking for and absolutely need several parents to join our team.  If you are interested in joining our enrichment team and helping our robust program, please contact Glebe Enrichment at

We hope you enjoy the classes we have organized for you!

Directory ArtworkGlebe Directory Update


The Glebe PTA knows that being able to connect with other Glebe families will be particularly important this year.  We hope to be able to launch our 2020-2021 online directory during the first week of school. ParentVUE is now open for parents to complete the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP).  You must check your ParentVUE preferences and opt your children in to the Glebe PTA directory, if you would like to have access to the directory and have your children appear in it.

Questions?  Email

Back to School Night is Wednesday, Sept. 16!

In order to accommodate everyone, Glebe has set up a schedule much like open house but this time in the evening.  Your classroom teacher will send the invite on Teams.

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten  6:00-6:20
  • 1st Grade 6:20-6:40
  • 2nd Grade 6:40-7:00
  • 3rd Grade 7:00-7:20
  • 4th Grade 7:20-7:40
  • 5th Grade 7:40-8:00

Books!!Grab & Go Book Distribution is Launching

The Glebe Library will have a Grab & Go Book Checkout to get books to students this fall. Here are details:

  • Put book holds in to Destiny Discover by Thursday evenings 
  • Pick up books on Mondays, 2-4 pm
  • Start Date – Start putting holds the week of September 14
  • First Pick Up Date – Monday, September 21, 2-4 pm
  • Location – Front of Glebe

Click here for a video tutorial on accessing the Destiny Discover catalog and putting books on hold.

Click here to get a Grab & Go Book Flyer for easy reference!

Please click here to go to the Glebe Library webpage for more details.

More questions? Email our librarian, Kristin Wine at

*As a reminder, kids can also take books from the book cabinet in front of Glebe. 

APS LogoAPS Updates

If you’re looking for the latest information on return-to-school planning, resources to assist with online school, or how to access meals, please visit the APS webpage.  There are frequent updates and also ways to share your questions and input with our superintendent, Dr. Francisco Duran, and members of the school board.

Volunteer LogoVolunteers for 2020-21 School Year are Needed!

Want to get involved? There are many volunteer positions that we need to fill for the 2019-2020 school year!  We have immediate need for parents to support the Community Service Committee and the Enrichment Committee. If you are interested, please contact us at

Thank You…

  • To the Glebe administration, staff, and teachers for an excellent first week of school!
  • To the Glebe PTA Enrichment Committee for putting together an excellent virtual enrichment program!
  • To Courtney Markle for updating, stocking, and organizing the book cabinet in front of Glebe!


  • Don’t forget to link your Harris Teeter card and Amazon Smile to Glebe Elementary!  A percentage of your purchases goes directly to Glebe and at NO COST to you!
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

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August Update

Dear Glebe Families,

 First, I hope this email finds your families well and safe. Like every parent at Glebe, the Glebe PTA has been closely monitoring APS’s announcements related to the next school year.  We will work to provide the best support to our families that we can to help improve the education experience of the Glebe students.

For years, the Glebe PTA has been enriching Glebe students’ experiences either by organizing community events or providing teachers and staff the support they need in and out of school.  We are committed to continue to do that to the best of our abilities.  

In order to address the many questions about how the Glebe community will connect this year, and also plan for the upcoming calendar, we created a survey which you can access here (CLOSED). We will keep the survey open until August 15, 2020 and results will be published shortly after.  

I also would like to take this opportunity to provide everyone some updates on what the Glebe PTA has been doing for the past months since school closed as well as address some questions I received since APS announced that we will start the year virtually.  

Since the school doors closed, the PTA committed to the most urgent issue, which was providing food resources to Glebe families in need, since many lost jobs. With the support of Restoration Church, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, and the Glebe Giving Initiative, over 40 Glebe families have benefited from the PTA-supported food assistance programs. Glebe is also an APS meal distribution site for children 2-18 which has been a great addition. We have set up a book cabinet outside of Glebe so students in the Glebe Community could access free books during the pandemic.

These initiatives will continue for the time being and we will update you on any changes. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered or contributed to these initiatives.  

Another issue I would like to address is the PTA’s involvement in educational pods or groups for the purpose of educational and childcare help.  It is important to clarify that the PTA cannot form a pod, match families, or take any active role in managing pods. We cannot take on the liability of forming pods that meet in private spaces, particularly during a pandemic.

We also cannot mediate any level of conflict that may arise from the formation of these groups. 

However, there are many resources and news articles that have been widely shared in the media such as School Co-op or Tutoring Club which are serving Arlington families.  You can learn more here if this is a topic of your interest. 

We will also try to expedite the Online Directory update in order to help families connect with each other.  Distance learning creates challenges for many Glebe families, and we encourage you to make your voice heard by contacting Arlington Public Schools (, Arlington County School Board ( ) or the Arlington County Board ( ).Stay safe everyone!


Isabel Simmerman, PTA President

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School Supplies for the 2018-2019 School Year

We’re cruising into August and now is a great time to purchase your child’s school supplies, if you didn’t do so through the SchoolKidz links provided at the end of the school year. Scroll down to your child’s grade to be prepared for the first day of school. Note: If you purchased the SchoolKidz kit advertised earlier, your child’s supplies will be delivered directly to his or her classroom.

Preschool Supply List for 2018-2019

  • 1 back pack (no wheels please)- Large enough to fit a folder and a lunch box.
    2 sets of clothing (pants, shirt, underwear, socks)
    3 boxes of tissues
    2 pump bottles of liquid soap (cannot be antibacterial)
    2 containers of baby wipes
    1 small nap/rest time blanket
    4 Large containers of Lysol wipes (no bleach)
    4 Packages of glue sticks
    1 Reusable Water bottle (please label it with your child’s name)
    We will provide healthy snacks for the children each day and will need to collect $10.00 a
    month from each family.


  • 1 Pr. Fiskars 5” blunt tip kid scissors
    1 Blue poly (plastic) 2-pocket folder
    1 Green poly (plastic) 2-pocket folder
    4 Glue sticks (Elmer’s .77 oz.)
    1 4 oz. Bottle Elmer’s Washable glue
    2 Boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons
    1 Box of 18 count Crayola Twistable colored pencils
    12 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga Pencil (pre-sharpened, please)
    1 Box of facial tissues
    1 Container of Lysol, Daily cleanser
    1 Large pink eraser
    1 Backpack (must be large enough to hold folders and
    classwork, no Backpacks with wheels as they do not fit in
    1 Box Crayola Broad Line Washable marker (8 Count)
    *Please do not label your child’s supplies with his/her name, as they
    will be shared materials, except for the backpack.
    **Please note that this is a general Kindergarten supply list. You might
    receive an additional list at the beginning of the school year that will be
    specific to your child’s class.

Grade 1

  • 2 each Clorox disinfecting wipes, bleach-free
    1 pack Expo low-odor, fine point, dry erase marker, black only (8 each)
    2 dozen Dixon Ticonderoga pre-sharpened #2 pencils
    1 each 2-pocket poly (plastic) folder, with center brads
    1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green and 1 blue
    1 pair scissors for kids, 5″ blunt tip, latex free
    2 box Crayola crayons, tuck box, 24/box
    1 box Crayola washable classic colors markers, wide tip, 8/set
    3 Notebooks, spiral, one-subject, wide
    (Blue, Red, Green)
    3 pkg. Crayola, 12/set colored pencils
    3 each Pink Pearl eraser, large
    2 box facial tissues
    8 large Elmer’s washable glue Sticks
    1 4pk paper Mate Flair pen in Black
    1 Mead Primary Composition notebook
  • *Please do NOT label your child’s supplies as they are shared by
    the whole class, thank you!
  • *If you can provide the following, we would make use of any of these:
    -Sheet protectors
    -Letter size envelopes
    -3×5 index cards
    -Gallon size Ziploc bags
    -Sandwich size Ziploc bags

Grade 2

  • 3 dozen #2 pencils Pencils-Dixon Ticonderoga-sharpened
    2 box of 24 Crayola Crayons (not twistable)
    1 box of 12 Crayola Colored Pencils
    1 box of 8 Crayola Thin Markers
    12 Elmer’s Glue Sticks small
    1 pair Blunt Scissors (Fiskars preferred)
    5 Pocket plastic folders (2 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green)
    3 Spiral notebooks, wide-rule (1 red, 1 yellow, green)
    1 Marble Composition Notebook-wide ruled
    1 Large box tissues
    1 Lysol disinfectant wipes
    4 Thin dry erase markers- black
    1 Box of quart-size baggies
    1 Bottle of hand-soap (not anti-bacterial)
    2 Highlighters-yellow
    2 Felt tip black Paper Mate Markers
    2 Large pink erasers
    1 Set of over-the-ear headphones
    2 Large glue sticks
    Headphones- Over the head, not ear buds. (For use with iPads)

Grade 3

  • 2 Clorox Disinfectant Wipes, bleach-free
    4doz Pencils #2 sharpened
    1 set Colored Pencils
    1 Large Glue Stick
    1 box Markers/10 pack
    1 pair Fiskars Scissors, “For Kids”, 5”, pointed tip
    1 Ruler, 12”, plastic
    5 total Two-pocket folders, 1 each of red, green, yellow, blue, orange (Plastic folders, not
    5 total Spiral Notebooks, 1 each of red, green, yellow, blue and orange
    2 each Facial Tissue Hypo-Allergenic
    1 Pencil case, fabric 3 hole
    3-4 Eraser, pink, large
    1 pack Large diameter dry erase markers
    1 Dry erase board eraser
    1 pack, set of 4 Post-It Notes 3×3
    $5 Recorder for Music
    Headphones- Over the head, not ear buds. (For use with iPads)

Grade 4

  • 1 Nylon zippered pencil pouch, NOT a pencil box
    1 Hand-held pencil sharpener
    1 pack 4 x 6 index cards
    1 pack/tablet Graph paper
    3 Black marble composition notebooks, wide ruled, 100 sheets
    3 Spiral wide-ruled notebook, plastic cover, wide ruled,100 pages
    4 PLASTIC (not paper) pocket folders- 1 green, 1 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow
    2 Highlighter, any color
    6 doz # 2 pencils, sharpened
    2 pair Scissors, 5” pointed tip
    1 4-pack of Expo Thin dry erase markers
    12 LARGE Elmer’s glue sticks
    2 boxes Colored pencils, 12 count
    2 Boxes facial tissues
    1 large container Disinfectant wipes
    1 Pump bottle of hand soap (cannot be anti-bacterial)
    1 set Headphones- if your child does not own a pair from 3rd grade (over the head, not ear buds)

Grade 5

  • 2 Marble Graph Paper Notebooks (not Spiral)
    2 Marble Composition Notebooks
    2 Spiral Notebooks, wide rule, 100 pages, paper cover
    9 Plastic Pocket folders (2 Red,1 Orange,1 Yellow,1 Green,2 Blue,1 Purple,1
    4 dozen (48) Elmer’s Brand Glue Sticks
    1 Large Glue Stick
    12 dozen Pencils, sharpened, Oriole
    2 Eraser
    4 pair Scissors, pointed tip
    1 Pencil pouch
    3 box Colored pencils, 12 count or more
    2 Handheld pencil sharpener
    1 Disinfectant wipes, bleach free
    1 Protractor
    2 Highlighters, 2 different colors
    1 Ruler, (with inches and centimeters)
    1 Roll of paper towels
    Headphones- Over the head, not ear buds. (For use with iPads)
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