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PTA Newsletter – June 16, 2020

Vol. 39 |  School’s Out for Summer! Edition   |  June 16, 2020

This will be the final newsletter for the 2019-2020 school year.
Have a wonderful summer!

 


PTA Updates

Thank you to all those who took the time to vote on the 2020-2021 Glebe PTA Budget. The budget was approved by unanimous vote. As a reminder, next year’s budget is based on normal in-person instruction, if the social distancing requirements have been lifted. We recognize that other scenarios – complete or hybrid distance learning – are likely for the next school year; once APS makes a formal determination, we will work with our PTA to update the budget, as needed, to support unique scenarios. Questions? Contact Jessica Burke, GlebePTATreasurer@gmail.com.

We have 2 Executive Board Positions which will be open for the 2020-2021 school year: Vice President of Communications and Vice President of External Affairs. We are also looking for someone to help with the Glebe PTA website over the summer. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email us!

The VP for External Affairs provides liaison services between the community and the school, the neighborhood and the school, and the district and the school.

The VP of Communications assembles and distributes our weekly electronic newsletter and sends any single email communications to the Glebe PTA community as needed. You will work mostly with the Glebe PTA President and also with the rest of the Executive Board, and you do not need to be tech savvy to take this one!


SchoolKidz Kits

Save time and money by ordering your child’s supply kit today! No running from store to store. Kits are personalized and include exact items required for next school year.  

Order online HERE with account # 30024.  Order online by June 18, 2020.  This year,  KITS WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR HOME.  We also have a need for donated kits at all grade levels.  Click HERE for price list and more details!


Community Giving Updates

Glebe Community Building is an ongoing initiative to help families living within the Glebe School boundary who need extra support during this time. Many families continue to receive assistance, and we still need  donations to purchase grocery store gift cards. We are aiming to raise $2,000 per week to help 45 families so……

If you can help, this is how :

  • Purchase Safeway grocery gift cards ($10 and $25 preferred) and deliver them to one of the locations listed below.  Please provide your name and email address with the gift cards.
  • Donate to Glebe Community Giving using PayPal to GlebeGiving@gmail.com.  These donations will only be used to purchase Safeway grocery gift cards.

Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.  Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word!

For more information, please email GlebeGiving@gmail.com or call Ellen at 571-348-4418. If you have any questions for the PTA, you can also email glebepta@gmail.com.


Yearbook Update

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of this year’s yearbook.  Unfortunately, due to Covid circumstances, the press facilities that print the books have been running behind schedule.  We expect the books in the next couple of weeks.  Once they arrive, the yearbook team will coordinate a pickup event, and will also ship or deliver copies to anyone not able to make it.  If you purchased a yearbook, please watch your email for that notice.

If you did not purchase a yearbook but would like to, please email aleksellers@gmail.com.  There are only 20 books remaining, and we expect them to go quickly!


Community Giving Updates

Glebe Community Building is an ongoing initiative to help families living within the Glebe School boundary who need extra support during this time. Many families continue to receive assistance, and we still need  donations to purchase grocery store gift cards. We are aiming to raise $2,000 to help 41 families so……

If you can help, this is how :

  • Purchase Safeway grocery gift cards ($10 and $25 preferred) and deliver them to one of the locations listed below.  Please provide your name and email address with the gift cards.
  • Donate to Glebe Community Giving using PayPal to GlebeGiving@gmail.com.  These donations will only be used to purchase Safeway grocery gift cards.

Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.  Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word!

For more information, please email GlebeGiving@gmail.com or call Ellen at 571-348-4418. If you have any questions for the PTA, you can also email glebepta@gmail.com.


Got Books?  Share Them!

Starting soon, Glebe will distribute free books to families in our community coming to get Grab and Go lunches at Glebe.  If you have new or used books in good shape (preK-8th grade level), please bring them to a drop-off site!  We will organize and distribute them.  Questions?  Email one of the coordinators listed below, or glebepta@gmail.com.

Drop-off Locations:

4019 16th Street North (Isabel Simmerman)
1803 N Stafford St  (Amy LaFalce)
4525 20th Place North (Rachel Barish)

Reminders

  • 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!

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


Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email glebepta@gmail.com – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email glebeptatreasurer@gmail.com – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email glebeactivities@gmail.com – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email glebeptacomm@gmail.com – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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