PTA Newsletter – March 24, 2020

Vol. 28 |  We Are Glebe…no matter what! Edition   |  Mar. 24, 2020


At 2:00 pm Monday, Governor Northam announced that all Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 crisis. For more details, please see:

Governor Northam’s News Conference 3.23.2020.

Please be patient as the PTA works out options for any events through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  Information will be coming soon!

Looking for a way to support families in need during the school closure?

If you’d like to contribute to the Glebe Food Pantry to help purchase food or supplies for Glebe families in need of support during the extended closure, you can click HERE  Donations given to the Glebe PTA from March 16 until April 14 will be used towards buying gift cards which can be distributed to those who need extra help during this time.  Questions? Contact us at

Despite the extended school closure, the Glebe Yearbook Committee is hard at work to give our kids a great reminder of all the good times we’ve shared this school year.
To order, click HERE and enter the yearbook code for Glebe: 13276020.

Real Food for Kids and Bayou Bakery
Launch Free Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution

Dear PTA Friends:
Earlier today, a mother and her child approached our table. “My husband and I work in restaurants and we both just lost our jobs,” she said. She took home three servings of New Orleans’ style red beans and rice and a bag of fresh fruit – a warm, healthy and delicious plant-based meal for the three members of her family.
Our community is facing a monumental challenge to maintain families’ food access and stave off widespread hunger. To complement other community efforts, Real Food for Kids launched an initiative this week in partnership with Bayou Bakery’s Chef David Guas and Fruitful Planet to feed children and families in need.
In our first three days we distributed nearly 300 meals from Bayou Bakery, with another 100 family-sized portions donated to a local food bank. This project has been featured on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and the Washington Post.
We will continue serving hot, healthy, plant-based meals as long as possible. We are working with Chef David’s trained staff to maintain the utmost safety standards with heightened precautions to keep everyone safe.
Please help us get the word out to families in need. Meals are available Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm. No questions asked. Details below.
In addition, your financial support can keep this effort going. Real Food for Kids is funding the food, supplies, and labor for the effort at Bayou Bakery. And we’re hoping to expand this effort in coming days in response to this incredible and growing need. Your donation will directly help a family in need.
Wishing you and your family good health and peace in this turbulent time.
Jenn Yates, Executive Director
Real Food for Kids
Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution
Bayou Bakery
1515 North Courthouse Road, Arlington
One block from Courthouse Metro Station
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Information and Updates:
Thank you to our friends at ZwillGen and the Sampson Foundation for their generous support!

This offering is meant to complement emergency meal distribution by Arlington Public Schools. For information on APS meal distribution visit


  • 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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