PTA Newsletter – Nov. 10, 2020

Vol. 9  | Thanksgiving Brigade Edition | Nov. 10, 2020


Nov 3-16 — Book Fair (online)
Nov 10 — Virtual PTA Meeting TONIGHT at 7pm (online)
Nov 12 & 13 — Student Support Caregiver Conversation (online)
Nov 23 — Thanksgiving Brigade Baskets Drop Off

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Join the PTA tonight for a virtual PTA meeting via Zoom at 7pm. The meeting will have translation. To join the Spanish channel, please click on the Globo at the bottom of the screen. IMPORTANT: translation only works in the Zoom app, so please download the Zoom app onto your device prior to joining.

Budget Update
STEM Program Update by Ms. Williams
Q&A with Principal Borg

Topic: Glebe PTA meeting
Time: Nov 10, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 816 0268 0095
Passcode: 916214

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Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

The Glebe PTA Community Service Committee asks you to sign up to purchase a basket for Glebe families in need. Please feel free to work with friends, neighbors or just your family to help fill up the basket with the items listed below. Turkeys will also be provided to each family, thanks to Capital Life Church and an anonymous donor. We have 55 families this year who are in need, 40 of the families prefer Maseca corn flour and 15 families prefer regular flour. Please be aware of which one you are signing up for. Feel free to have your child(ren) decorate the baskets, but please keep the decorations anonymous! If you have any questions, please contact Tara Blankinship at or Julie Madison at

Sign up here:

Online Book Fair Nov. 3-16

Don’t forget to visit the Glebe PTA Online Scholastic Book Fair from now until November 16 and give the gift of reading to your children, family and friends.

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

We are also supporting our Teachers’ classrooms by offering the opportunity to purchase a book from a Classroom Wish List.  If you are interested in helping with this endeavor, please complete this form.

We hope you join us in developing lifelong readers while raising the needed funds for our school!

Questions?  Contact Jessica Burke (

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion – in other words, separate your book orders from other media orders to ensure you get free shipping on your book orders.

Message from the Glebe Student Support Team

During this first of it’s kind school year parents have had the unique opportunity to work, grow and sometimes struggle with their children as a result of the distance learning model and increased experiences of togetherness.

Join this Caregiver Conversation with Glebe School Psychologist, Eleanor Lewis and Glebe Social Worker, Catherine Hall, for a discussion about ways to engage with and motivate your child using tools you have at home.  We are offering two opportunities to join the conversation:

Thursday, Nov. 12, 7-8 pm Passcode: 686712

Friday, Nov. 13, 11-noon  Passcode: 

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2020-21 School Year Planning

Information and updates about the 2020-21 school year and planning for hybrid/in-person instruction are available at The information includes the latest updates from Superintendent Dr. Durán and FAQs on instructional models, technology, meals and more. Also, there is an APS COVID-19 dashboard. Families can use the APS Engage online form to share questions and comments with APS.

Information about Boundary Issues

If you are looking for boundary information and opportunities to engage with APS about boundaries click here:

Information in Spanish via WhatsApp

In addition to School Talk messages sent to all families, APS provides information in Spanish for families who prefer “WhatsApp en español.” To join this group, please send the name, school, and cell phone number of the person to be added to Dulce Carrillo, Coordinator of Community Engagement, APS School and Community Relations, at  week’s newsletter?

Do You Have Information to Share?

Don’t be shy. If you have information to share about what’s going on at Glebe, please email The deadline to include information in the PTA newsletter is Sundays at 7 pm.

Thank You…

  • To Courtney Markle for her work on teacher grants.


  • Don’t forget to link your Harris Teeter card and Amazon Smile to Glebe Elementary!  A percentage of your purchases goes directly to Glebe and at NO COST to you!
  • While Glebe’s BoxTops for Education collection box is closed, families can submit receipts via the BoxTops app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play.  You must create your own account and link it to Glebe (School ID#385133).
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

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