PTA Newsletter – February 19 2019

Vol. 23|  PRESIDENTS DAY Edition   |   February 19, 2019

Upcoming Events February 19th – March 4th

February 19 – Dorothy Hamm Middle School PTA Meeting – HB Woodlawn cafeteria

February 25-March 1 – Henry’s Art Drive – Glebe Lobby

February 28 – Multicultural Night – Glebe Elementary

Dorothy Hamm Middle School UPDATE

EARLY FEB 2019 – from Lara Johnson, the Publicity Committee Chair

The next Dorothy Hamm Middle School PTA Organizational Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the HB Woodlawn cafeteria.

We will be sharing ideas, reviewing the draft by-laws and updates from the Committee Chairs. You will also be able to join the new PTA – proposed dues for March to June 2019 are $20, please bring cash.

Please note these important dates for your calendar:

  • Tuesday, February 19, 7 pm: PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 8: Course Request Forms Due

Please consider volunteering and reaching out to one of the Committee Chairs.

Please find the Dorothy Hamm MS Informational PTA Meeting Minutes at: Dorothy Hamm MS January 22 Minutes.

Multicultural Night

Thursday, February 28, 6:30-8:00 pm – Glebe Elementary School

Multicultural Night is a celebration of the international flavor of Glebe Elementary School. Did you know that Glebe students speak more than 30 different languages at home? Our annual event showcases our diverse backgrounds and gives students an opportunity to explore our world – while traveling the halls of Glebe!  Please join us for this favorite annual event at Glebe!

Henry’s Art Drive for Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program

In September 2017,  Glebe 2nd grader Henry was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma. Over the last eighteen months, he has been receiving treatment at Children’s National Hospital. The Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program has been an integral part of Henry’s healing. This art drive is Henry’s way to give back to Tracy’s Kids and support other kids with cancer and their families.
Thank you for your generosity, the Glassman Family

Glebe Spring Social & Auction, Family Donations

March 23 – Knights of Columbus


Drink Band Prices Go Up: Don’t be tardy to the party!  $20 early-bird drink band sales for the annual Glebe Social and Auction end on February 28th.  Click here to purchase: 

If you do not want to enjoy tasty adult beverages at the Glebe Social & Auction on March 23rd, do not worry, admission is free, but still be sure to register your credit card so that you may bid on items on March 23rd:

Donations Deadline: Are you hosting a party, donating to the auction, making a family monetary contribution?  In order to be listed in the Glebe Social & Auction catalogue, be sure to make all donations and contributions by no later than Friday, February 22nd!  Contact Erika Hartingh (email) and Cynthia Punsalan (email) with any questions.

PTA positions – Treasurer open now and next year’s openings

Dear Glebe Community, as the new year begins, perhaps you would like to get more involved in ‘corporate’ side of the PTA?  We have several positions open or opening in the next school year.  Please consider this opportunity!

2018-19: OPEN POSITION – PTA Treasurer

If you or know of anyone who would like to join our Executive Board and get involved in our school, please let us know!  The position will be onboarded smoothly by our current treasurer so a seamless transition is anticipated.

Coming in June, most of our board will be turning over.  We are actively looking for the following Board positions for next school year: President, Vice President of Ways & Means, Vice President of Activities & Programs, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary.  Please email us at or chat with one of us at Glebe.

Thank You’s

  • to those of you who have donated so far to Henry’s Art Drive!  Collections continue until March 1st!   


  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!
  • Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayons? our 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!

Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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