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PTA Newsletter – Oct. 6, 2020

Vol. 4 | Town Hall Edition |  Oct. 6, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 6 — Virtual PTA Meeting/Town Hall, 7 pm (online)
Oct 14 — NFL Spirit Day
Oct 21 — APS deadline to select instructional model in ParentVue
Oct 27 — Rhyme & Cheese (online)
Nov 3-16 — Book Fair (online)
Nov 10 — Virtual PTA Meeting, 7 pm (online)


Glebe PTA LogoVirtual Town Hall Tonight

Have questions or concerns about the phased return to hybrid/in-person learning? The October PTA meeting will be moved to tonight at 7pm — Zoom link to be posted later today by email and Facebook. Parents will have an opportunity to have a conversation with Principal Borg and the Glebe PTA about the current plan to return to school.

As information from APS is ever changing, Ms. Borg may not have answers to all the questions but we appreciate her taking the time to listen to parents and gather your questions so we can work together in trying to address them to the best of our abilities.


NFL Spirit Day

Football season is here! On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, celebrate NFL Spirit Day. Have your child(ren) show their team spirit by wearing their team colors during their MS Teams classes! Glebe shows its spirit even when we are virtual!


Rhyme and Cheese NightRhyme & Cheese

Save the date for Rhyme & Cheese on October 27, 2020. This event will be hosted by the PTA over Zoom. Rhyme & Cheese celebrates Glebe students’ own writing in the hopes that it will encourage a love and excitement for the craft by all who participate and come to listen. The student will share their own original writing with the Glebe community in a relaxed atmosphere and hopefully learn to love (or at least get comfortable) speaking in front of others. More information and a link to sign up are forthcoming.


Glebe Community Giving Update

Since March, Glebe Community Giving has provided food assistance to more than 48 families living within the Glebe Elementary School boundaries. They have also been able to provide families with groceries from the Our Lady Queen of Peace food pantry. Unfortunately, the need continues and funds need replenished.

Can you please help?                                                           

  • Donate to Glebe Community Giving using PayPal at GlebeGiving@gmail.com.  These donations will be used to purchase Safeway grocery gift cards.
  • Purchase Safeway grocery gift cards ($10 and $25 preferred) if you shop there and deliver them to one of the locations listed below.  Please provide your name and email address with the gift cards.

Our neighbors still need our help.  It is comforting to know that we live in a caring and giving community and hope that we can once again count on you.  Your willingness and generosity are inspiring!


Walktober

Walktober is here! Bike, walk, or roll with your student.

Starting October 1 and every school day through Halloween on October 31, APS Safe Routes to School (SRTS) will be posting and tweeting out resources, activities, events, safety tips, and customized materials to inspire walking, biking and rolling together while staying apart. Check them out on Twitter at @APSsaferoutes.

Register here: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/registration/.


APS UpdatesAPS Logo

If you’re looking for the latest information on return-to-school planning, resources to assist with online school, or how to access meals, please visit the APS webpage.  There are frequent updates and also ways to share your questions and input with our superintendent, Dr. Francisco Duran, and members of the school board.

If you are looking for boundary information and opportunities to engage with APS about boundaries click here: https://www.apsva.us/engage/fall2020elementaryboundaries/#ESCommunityEngagement.


Volunteer LogoVolunteers for 2020-2021 School Year Needed

Parents are needed to support the Enrichment Committee. If you are interested, please contact us at glebepta@gmail.com.


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.


Thank You…

  • To all the parents who are doing their best with virtual learning. Keep it up!

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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