PTA Newsletter – February 26 2019

Vol. 24|  CELEBRATE GLEBE Edition   |   February 26, 2019

Upcoming Events February 26th – March 11th

February 25-March 1 – Glebe Kindness Week
February 25-March 1 – Henry’s Art Drive – Glebe Lobby
February 28 – Multicultural Night – Glebe Elementary
March 6 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library
March 8 – NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences

It’s Glebe Kindness Week!

Monday, February 25: Mixed up Socks
Tuesday, February 26: Crazy Hair or Hat Day
Wednesday, February 27: Rock Your Sport – wear your favorite team or athletic wear!
Thursday, February 28: Decade Day – dress like they did in your favorite decade!
Friday, March 1: Twin/Multiples Day – grab a friend or two and dress alike!

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

Join a Brand New Scouts BSA Troop for Girls

Wanted: Girls who love adventure, the outdoors, want to be leaders, have fun and trailblazers in a new venture!! That is exactly what being a part of the new Scouts BSA Troop 163 is all about!


Come learn more at our Open House. March 4, 8:00-9:00 pm at Westover Baptist Church – 1125 Patrick Henry Dr., Arlington (Enter through doors facing Washington Blvd.) Parents and daughters are encouraged to visit.

Scouts BSA Troop 163 is a new all-girl troop, that just launched in February. We are a growing group and have plenty of room for you! Girls ages 11 (5th grade)- 17 can join.
For more information, please contact Meghan Thomas, or

PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

March 6, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Meet Ellen Smith, our new Principal at Hamm Middle  School, about transitioning to middle school .  Meet and greet rising middle school parents.

If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to ASAP. We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting.  Spanish translation will be provided.

Glebe Spring Social & Auction

March 23 – Knights of Columbus

Glebe Students & Teachers are the Winners! The Student/Teacher raffle is the kids’ chance to participate in auction fun. Each child receives one raffle ticket provided by the PTA, and can purchase additional tickets for .25 cents ($1.00 for teacher raffle).  Raffle tickets can be purchased Monday morning, March 11-Friday morning, March 15, and winners will be announced on Friday afternoon, March 15.

Regift or donate unused gifts, toys, electronics, gift certificates, and items that students & teachers may enjoy…to the 2019 Glebe Elementary Social & Auction (please nothing used).

Contact Auction Chair Liz Newman (email) if you have Student/Teacher raffle items to donate.

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

We are IN NEED of interested folks looking to volunteer next year.  The majority of the current Executive Board will hit their term limit in June and will need to step down.  We NEED members of our community to volunteer to keep PTA support and activities going.  Please contact Kristen at if interested in any position.

018-19: OPEN POSITION – PTA Treasurer

19-20: President, VP Activities and Programs, VP Ways and Means, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary

Thank You’s

  • to those of you who have donated so far to Henry’s Art Drive!  Collections continue until this Friday, 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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