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PTA Newsletter – Sept. 22, 2020

Vol. 3 | Glebe Director Edition | Sept. 22, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 30 – Opt-in Deadline for Glebe PTA Directory
Oct. 13 – Virtual PTA Meeting, 7pm (online)


Directory ArtworkGlebe Directory Update

The Glebe PTA Directory is live. For more information and instructions, or, if you have not yet opted into the Directory, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS HERE.

Please opt in by September 30, 2020, if you would like your family’s information included. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other Glebe families — opt in today!

Questions?  Email glebedirectory@gmail.com


Glebe Little Free Library Cabinet

Encourage your child’s reading by masking up and visiting the Glebe Little Free Library Cabinet, outside the front door entrance to Glebe. New books have been added, and thanks to Courtney Markle’s work, they have been organized and shelved to help your reader make a great choice. If you have elementary student appropriate books to donate, please email Courtney Markle. Due to Covid guidelines, please do not put books on the shelf. Happy reading!


Project HeadphonesProject Headphones

Project Headphones: Headphones are an essential item to make virtual learning a successful experience for all APS families. However, headphones are by far the most expensive item on supply lists spanning all grades. Project Headphones’ mission is to ensure that ALL APS students have access to this essential item. Check out Project Headphones’ fundraising page and please consider donating. https://gf.me/u/yk5cuy. (Note: Project Headphones is not affiliated with the Glebe PTA).


Books!!Grab & Go Library Book Distribution is LIVE!

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
  • Next Pick Up Date – Monday, September 28, 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 Kristin.wine@apsva.us

*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!

Volunteers Needed to Serve as Virtual Room Parents: We may be apart, but Glebe is still together in spirit. Help your child’s teachers and bring people together by serving as a room parent this year. Contact Room Parent Coordinators Sari Greene (sarigreene@gmail.com) and Kristen Hand (kristen.j.hand@gmail.com) for more information or to volunteer.

We also have an immediate need for parents to support the Community Service Committee and the Enrichment Committee. If you are interested, please contact us at: glebepta@gmail.com


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!

Reminders

  • 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!

https://www.facebook.com/glebeelementaryschoolpta/


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Action Needed! Opt-In to the Online Directory of Glebe Students & Families

Opt-in now or you will not be included, nor will you have access to other families’ contact information this year.

Deadline extended to September 30th!

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The Glebe PTA knows that being able to connect with other Glebe families will be particularly important this year.  ParentVUE is open for parents to complete the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP).  Take a moment now to 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.

Steps to Take:

  • Log into ParentVUE.
  • Go to the Student Info tab on the left.
  • Click “Edit Information,” scroll down and you will see the opt in selection after the emergency release info.
  • Be sure to select “Yes, Please provide my student/family information,” rather than leaving the selection blank.
  • Parents need to opt-in each child in separately.

Important Notes:

  • Make sure your contact information in ParentVUE is up-to-date.  The information in ParentVUE is what Glebe provides us for the directory.  The PTA cannot edit this information.
  • You do not need to be a PTA member to access the directory; you just need to opt-in your children to the directory via ParentVUE.
  • Your log-in information for the directory will be the same email you use to access ParentVUE. (It may not be the same the email you use to access the Glebe PTA website.) The online directory is kept on a separate platform with additional restrictions, so you must log-in to it separately. You may access the directory via these menu options.
  • After family information is uploaded in early October, please visit the online directory.
  • If you are new, you may request a password using the same email address you use to log into ParentVUE. Enter your ParentVUE email in the email line and then click “need your password?” next to the “Sign In” button. (If you already have access to the directory, you won’t need a new password.)
  • According to APS, your preferences from last year will not carry over.  Even if you selected to opt-in for a previous school year, you must select to opt-in each school year when completing your AOVP.
  • Please remember, you will be able to hide any information you do not wish to share in the directory. We recommend you opt-in to the directory so that you have access and your children are listed, but once you are added to the directory, you can hide your address or phone number in the directory, if you prefer.
  • Remember, you will not be able to access the online directory at all this year if you are not opted in via ParentVUE, per the instructions above! The deadline is September 30th.

Thank you!  If you have questions, please contact: glebedirectory@gmail.com

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PTA Newsletter – Sept. 15, 2020

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 GlebeEnrichment@gmail.com.

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


Directory ArtworkGlebe Directory Update

Ongoing!

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 glebedirectory@gmail.com


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 Kristin.wine@apsva.us

*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 glebepta@gmail.com


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!

Reminders

  • 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!

https://www.facebook.com/glebeelementaryschoolpta/


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