PTA Newsletter – June 2, 2020

Vol. 37 |  Glebe Auction Is Now Online! Edition   |  June 2, 2020


Through June 7: Online Auction
June 2: Final PTA Meeting of the Year via Zoom
June 3-10: Online voting on the PTA budget
June 18: School Kidz supply orders due



Our final PTA meeting for the 2019-2020 school year will be held via Zoom TONIGHT, June 2 at 7pm.  An email with the meeting link will be sent out later today.  We will be discussing the budget voting process, host a Q&A with Mrs. Borg, hear an auction update, and wrap up the school year!

The Glebe PTA Proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 is now posted on our web site. Voting on the budget will take place ONLINE after our June 2nd PTA meeting, from June 3 to June 10, 2020. Please click HERE to see the full details.

Join Us for the Auction Online!

May 31-June 7

This year’s Glebe Auction is underway and ends at 8PM on Sunday, June 7.  You can register, access the catalog, and find details on how to bid HERE.  The items you’ve come to know and love, such as Glebe Experiences, Teacher Donations, and Classroom Projects, are available, alongside donations from our generous community, families, and supporters. Also, we will host a special portion of the online bidding in a live format, with designated live auction items, on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 8PM.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the Social & Auction Committee here or the PTA here.

APS Updates

APS has voted to end the 2019-2020 school year 1 week early.  The final day of school will be Friday, June 12. 

Due to the continued school closure, APS will offer a variety of summer learning programs online.  You can find information about what’s being offered and how to enroll your child here.

Last week, APS Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson released a framework for reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year.  You can view the proposed options here and you can read Ms. Johnson’s letter to the APS community here.  APS has organized a stakeholder task force to help guide the process for distance learning or a hybrid model involving in-person and online instruction.

The process for community involvement and input will be released in early June; for now, if you have questions, you can email APS Engage.

June Enrichment Flyer

Arlington County COVID Testing

Arlington County is operating a drive-up site on Quincy St and a walk-up site on Columbia Pike.  These sites require an appointment and an order.  If you are sick or think you might be having symptoms of COVID-19, you can call 703-228-7999 for more information, or click here to learn more about how to get tested.

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

Drop-off Locations:

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

Yearbook Orders Are Open!

Online Orders for the Glebe Yearbook are now closed.  However, if you wanted a copy and did not have a chance to order, you can still get one!  Email Alek Sellers to arrange for purchase and socially distant delivery!

Glebe School Kit Flyer(1)

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  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 or call Ellen at 571-348-4418. If you have any questions for the PTA, you can also email


  • 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!

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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