PTA Newsletter – January 7, 2020

Vol. 17 |  Happy New Year! Edition   Jan. 7, 2020

Upcoming Events

Jan. 8 – Winter Enrichment Classes Start

Jan. 9 – Bingo Night

Jan. 12 – Food for Others Service Project

Jan 14 –  PTA Meeting

Jan. 15 – EARLY RELEASE and District Taco Dining Night

Jan. 20 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

Digital Directory is LIVE!

Update January 10 

The online Glebe directory is now LIVE.  You can access it from the PTA website under the “Directory” tab or by clicking here.  If you did not opt in already, please do so NOW as an update will be completed on January 10.  You MUST opt in to access the directory.  Instructions on how to opt in can be found on the directory landing page.  A limited number of printed copies will be available in the Glebe front office by request.  You also have the option to download as a PDF through the site.  Questions? Email,we are here to help!

Bingo Night at Glebe

January 9th, 7-8pm

Come join us for a fun night of Bingo!  Join your fearless Glebe leaders, Ms. Borg and Ms. Clarke-Marshall, and special guest bingo caller, Eliot Dupree, and get ready to play bingo. We will have great prizes for the winners and all kids will leave with a small prize.   Bring the whole family for some good-old fashioned fun – everyone can play!

Kick off the new year right with your Glebe friends!   Light snacks will be served.

PTA Meeting

January 14th, 7pm

Our next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14th at 7pm in the Glebe library.  Agenda items include Mrs. Borg discussing “This is Glebe,” a new program celebrating the diversity of our community, as well as a budget update and directory Q&A session.  We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.  If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to

Dining Night at District Taco

January 15th, 4-10pm

Need dinner, and don’t feel like cooking?  Come out for burritos, enchiladas, tacos, salsa and more on Wednesday, January 15th from 4 – 10pm at District Taco (5723 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207).  This restaurant is a Glebe favorite, so come on out and say hello to your fellow Glebers!

Remember to say “Glebe Elementary” and our PTA gets a proceed from all Glebe sales!

Yearbook Photos Needed!

Year in and year out, Glebe always has a fantastic yearbook! To make it shine again this year, the designers want to include as many photos of kids and teachers in action as possible. Your help contributing photos you have taken in the school (or at other Glebe events) will be most appreciated!  A Google Drive is in place to house photos, and folders by grade and activity have been created to keep track of different homerooms, specials, resource teachers, events, etc.  Please contribute, and thanks for your help!

Student/Teacher Raffle Donations: Donate now to the April 2020 Student/Teacher Raffle!

Received unwanted holiday gifts?  Duplicate birthday gifts?  Please consider donating unopened, unused gifts, toys, gift cards, electronics to the 2020 Raffle.  Popular raffle items include outdoor games, sports-themed items, electronic and video games, gift cards, arts & craft items, Legos, and any currently “hot” toys including items that teachers might want to win.  Contact Shelley Maniscalco, the raffle chair, if you have items to donate. The Student/Teacher Raffle is the kids’ chance to participate in the auction fun.  Each child receives one ticket provided by the PTA, and can purchase additional tickets for 25 cents each.  The raffle will be held the week of April 14-17, 2020.  Donate items now!

Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year Needed:

Want to get involved? There are many volunteer positions that we need to fill for the 2019-2020 school year!  We have a need for a parent to help Ms Williams plan the STEM night on March 11, 2020. If you are interested, please to contact us at

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email and

Thank You…

    • to to Lauren Barber, Kristen Johnson, Tara Blankinship, Julie Madison, and Mary Beth Sancho for helping with Holiday Cookies for Teachers and Staff, and thanks to all of you who baked treats!


  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projects and events throughout the year.
  • Did you know that you can earn money for Glebe at NO EXTRA COST to you?!?  Visit our website for more information on our Free Money Fundraisers, such as linking your Harris Teeter card and Amazon Smile to Glebe Elementary.  A percentage of your purchases goes directly to Glebe at NO COST to you!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayonsour The Crayon Initiative takes your broken, used crayons and re-purposes them. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!
  • Want to include an item in the Gleagle News?  Just send an email with your updates, events, news and information! The deadline for the coming week’s edition is every Sunday at 7pm.
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of posts for upcoming events, photos from school assemblies, and other important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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