PTA Newsletter – February 5 2019

Vol. 21|  Good-bye Polar Vortex Edition   |   February 5, 2019

Upcoming Events February 5th- February 25th

February 6 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

February 13 – EARLY RELEASE – dismissal at 1:26 pm

February 18 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

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

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

PTA Meeting

February 6, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Presentation on gun safety by Be Smart – We’ll have a conversation about kids, guns, and safety. Presented by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.

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.

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:

  • Monday, February 4, 7 pmAPS Desegregation: A 60th Anniversary Tribute. Please see flyer
  • Tuesday, February 19, 7 pm: PTA Meeting.

·       Academic Planning/Course Information Sessions:

§  Rising 6th Grade: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 7 pm at H-B Woodlawn

§  Rising 7th & 8th Grade: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 7 pm at H-B Woodlawn

  • Friday, March 8: Course Request Forms Due

Thank you to everyone who attended the Dorothy Hamm Informational PTA Meeting on January 22, as well as to the volunteers leading our Inaugural Committees. 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.

Thanks so much and we hope to see you at the next meeting!!

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

March 23 – Knights of Columbus

The Glebe Spring Social & Auction is seeking volunteers to commit only a few hours of time starting in January 2019.  We are seeking people to help on February 10, 2019 at craft day, to work with the business donations committee, or to make calls during the February 18, 2019 business donations phone bank.  There’s opportunity to commit as little as one hour of time, but the benefit to the Social & Auction will be much greater.  The links to sign up are below.  Thank you in advance!
Craft Day:
Business Donations:
Business Donations Phone Bank:

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 Shelly Stoneman for spearheading another successful Food for Others “Power Pack” fundraiser and community service event this past weekend!  A couple photos are below but  please check out our Facebook page for more…



  • 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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