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PTA Newsletter – Nov. 3, 2020

Vol. 8  | Book Fair Edition |  Nov. 3, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 3-16 — Book Fair (online)
Nov 10 — Virtual PTA Meeting, 7 pm (online)


Online Book Fair Nov. 3-16

The Glebe PTA Online Scholastic Book Fair is now open!  Visit our online store at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/glebeelementaryschool from November 3 to 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 (jmburke06@gmail.com)

*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
https://zoom.us/j/97487866317  Passcode:
686712

Friday, Nov. 13, 11-noon
https://zoom.us/j/93091221440  Passcode: 
807034


Box Tops Collection Update

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).

Which products are eligible?
View this products list.

Can I submit receipts from online grocery shopping?
YES!  See this page for step-by-step directions and a list of participating retailers.  Note that Giant, Harris Teeter, Target, Safeway, and Wegmans are on the list.  Unfortunately, Amazon is not.

For questions, contact Becky Milton (bmilton44@gmail.com).


APS LogoAPS Updates

Next School Board Meeting

The next School Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5. It will include an update on the 2020-21 school year from Dr. Durán, the presentation of the Superintendent’s elementary school boundary recommendation, the proposal to change the Barcroft Elementary School modified calendar to the traditional APS elementary school calendar, and action on the School Board’s 2022 budget direction. The meeting can be viewed live online and on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FIOS Channel 41. Visit the School Board webpage to view the full agenda and information on how to share your input.

APS and School Resources Officers Work Group Seeks Committee Members

Stakeholders interested in joining a 48-member Work Group that will work with staff in reviewing our school division’s relationship and operations with School Resource Officers (SROs) can submit applications through Nov. 9, 2020. Applications can be completed online in English and Spanish or in print by accessing an online application in Amharic, Arabic or Mongolian and following instructions for returning the completed form to APS. APS will gather community feedback, as well as recommendations from stakeholders to the School Board and Superintendent, on the future of this relationship. More information is available on the APS Engage SRO webpage.

2021 School Year Information and Planning for Hybrid/In-Person Instruction

Information and updates about the 2020-21 school year and planning for hybrid/in-person instruction are available at www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/. 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:
https://www.apsva.us/engage/fall2020elementaryboundaries/#ESCommunityEngagement.

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 dulce.carrillo@apsva.us.  week’s newsletter?


Thank You…

  • To Julie Madison and  Frances McLaughlin for another extra fun Rhyme & Cheese.
  • To the room parents, staff, and teachers who organized virtual Halloween parties.

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 glebeptacomm@gmail.com. The deadline to include information in the PTA newsletter is Sundays at 7 PM


Reminders

  • 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!
  • 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!

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


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