PTA Newsletter – November 27 2018

Vol. 13   |   UGH, I ATE TOO MUCH Edition   |   Nov. 27, 2018

Upcoming Events November 27th – December 10th

November 29 – Book Swap (rescheduled from Nov 15) – 7-8 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

November 30 – Picture Day (Retakes/Makeups) – Glebe

December 5 – 7-8 pm – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

December 7 – “Rock the Red” Spirit Day

Book Swap

Thursday, November 29, 7-8 pm – Multipurpose Room

  • Grab the kids and pick up a few “new to you” books for your family in the multi-purpose room between 7-8pm  – all FREE!
  • If you can lend a hand, please SIGN UP HERE.
  • This year we are partnering with Aspire Afterschool Learning ( to donate our extra books to local afterschool programs and schools in need.    Thanks, Ms. Moore, for connecting us to such an incredible organization!

Questions?  Contact Justine Donahue (

Picture Day

Friday, November 30 – ALL DAY

For retakes and makeup pictures.  If your child was absent for the initial picture day, please make sure to bring your picture order form with payment on Friday or complete it online. Parents that are interested in retakes, your child must return the picture package to Lifetouch on Friday!

PTA MeetingGlebe PTA Logo

Wednesday, December 5th, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting.  We’ll review our budget at this business meeting. If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to ASAP. We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting.  Spanish translation will be provided.

“Rock The Red” Spirit Day

Friday, December 7th

Celebrate the Washington Capitals and show your team spirit by wearing red or your favorite Capitals gear!  We are ALL CAPS!

Teacher and Support Employee of the Year – letters due Dec 12th

This year, the staff of Glebe nominated Heather Morgan, 3rd grade special education teacher and Colleen Calhoun, Educational Administrative Assistant in the Glebe front office.

We are asking for anyone who would like to write a letter of support to please submit all letters to Jamie Borg at Glebe.  All letters are due December 12th.

Letters of support for Heather need to be addressed to the State Superintendent of Instruction and this address BUT need to be turned in to Jamie.

Dr. James F. Lane

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Commonwealth of Virginia
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Letters of support for Colleen need to be addressed to the Arlington Superintendent BUT turned in to Jamie.

Dr. Patrick K. Murphy

Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
2110 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

Glebe Holiday Stars

Each year, the Glebe Elementary School community works together to provide holiday gifts to Glebe students and their siblings who might not be able to enjoy the happiest of holidays.  We need your help to make the holidays a joyful time for all Glebe students.

The Glebe PTA is partnering with Restoration Anglican Church again this year.  Restoration Anglican Church is providing generous funding to purchase grocery store gift cards for each participating Glebe family, hosting a Giving Tree with Glebe Stars, and providing other assistance as well.  We are fortunate and excited to be partnering with Restoration Anglican Church again this year.

If you would like to participate in this program and purchase a new gift or gifts for these children in need, please contact Beronica Salas for a “Star”.  Her office is located on Glebe’s 1st Floor.  You can always email us if you can’t make it over to Glebe during the school hours.

Please deliver all new, wrapped gifts by December 13th, we will be distributing the gifts on the 16th of December. Note that we are only accepting new items. Lightly used gifts will not be distributed.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Salas at or Tara Blankinship at


  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!
  • Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayons? our The Crayon Initiative takes your broken, used crayons and re-purposes them. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!

Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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