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PTA Newsletter – May 5, 2020

Vol. 33 |  Virtual Glebe! Edition   |  May 5, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5:  PTA Meeting via Zoom, 7pm
May 31-June 7: Online Auction

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm

Our next PTA Meeting with be held via Zoom TONIGHT, Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm.  The link was sent via email.  Agenda items include National and Virginia PTA guidelines to lead us through the rest of the school year, auction update, and budget update.  Spanish interpretation will be provided. Questions?  Email us here!


APS Updates

Budget Work Session: Tuesday, May 5 at 5pm

APS has been working through a revised budget for FY 2021.  You can find the proposed budget and detailed information on the budget process and recent proposed changes on the APS website.  A budget working group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 at 5pm and will be held virtually.

To reach out to APS about proposed budget changes, you can email Engage APS here or fill out an online form here.


Community Giving Updates

Glebe Community Building is an ongoing initiative to help families living within the Glebe School boundary who need extra support during this time. Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word! Donations should be made to the Glebe Community Giving account via PayPal at glebegiving@gmail.com. Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.

For more information, please email GlebeGiving@gmail.com or call Ellen at 571-348-4418. If you have any questions you can also email glebepta@gmail.com.


Auction Moves Online

May 31-June 7

This year’s Glebe Auction will be held online.  Bidding begins at 8PM on Sunday, May 31, and ends at 8PM on Friday, June 7.  We will provide information on how to register for online bidding and access the online catalog as the event draws closer.  Just like in prior years, the items you’ve come to know and love, such as Glebe Experiences, Teacher Donations, and Classroom Projects, will be available, alongside donations from our generous community, families, and supporters. Also, we will host a special portion of the online bidding in a live format, with designated live auction items, on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 8PM.

The Golden Raffle Live Auction Ticket is still in effect. For $100, you have the chance to “steal” any item of your choice from the live auction items (see rules and restrictions HERE). Golden Raffle ticket holders are invited to watch the drawing online on Sunday, May 31, at 7:30PM, and have your cell phone and choice ready. You must be available at 7:30 PM to claim your prize! You can still buy Golden Tickets here.

For those who have purchased a drink band to the 2020 Social & Auction, please consider making your drink band purchase a donation; alternatively, you can use your drink band purchase as credit towards a purchase during the online auction, or as a drink band for the 2021 Social & Auction.  Please email glebeauction@gmail.com to confirm your preference.  Refunds are also available.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the Social & Auction Committee here or the PTA here.


Reminders

  • 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!

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


Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email glebepta@gmail.com – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email glebeptatreasurer@gmail.com – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email glebeactivities@gmail.com – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email glebeptacomm@gmail.com – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – November 5

Vol. 10  |  Election Day Edition   |   Nov. 5,2019


Upcoming Events

Nov. 5 – NO SCHOOL – Grade Preparation Day

Nov. 6 – PTA Meeting

Nov. 11 – NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day

Nov. 12 – Shake Shack Dining Night

Nov. 13 – Author Visit to Grades K-2

Nov. 14 – Make up Picture Day AND Rhyme and Cheese


PTA Meeting November 6Glebe PTA Logo

The PTA meets in the Glebe library Wednesday, Nov. 6.  The agenda includes presentations from Elaine Maag on the Be Smart gun safety program, and Gabriela Kock from Arlington Country Department of Transportation on the Glebe Crossing project at Glebe Rd. and 18th St.  Child care is available during the meeting for all potty trained children and Spanish translation will be provided.  If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at a future meeting, please send it to glebepta@gmail.com.


Rhyme and Cheese Night

Rhyme & Cheese Night Coming Up! Forms due Nov. 8!

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 on Thursday, November 14th at 7 pm with the Glebe community in a relaxed atmosphere and hopefully learn to love (or at least get comfortable) speaking in front of others. The Listeners are just as critical as The Writers, so encourage your student to come support their Glebe-mates. Submissions are due Friday, November 8th and a lottery will be conducted to select 30 students.  Multi-authored pieces are welcome so long as the number of authors does not exceed two. The submission form can be accessed here and will also be in the Friday Folder and should be turned in the Glebe Lobby.


BFF Healthy Snack Showcase Friday, November 8

The BFF (Brains, Food & Fitness) team will have a table in the cafeteria on Friday, Nov. 8 to offer all students a healthy snack sample.  We are looking for volunteers to help hand out snacks.  You can sign up to help here and learn more about BFF here.


Dining Day at Shake Shack Tuesday, November 12

Need lunch or dinner and don’t feel like cooking?  Head out for burgers, fries, and shakes at Glebe’s dining day on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11am-9pm at Shake Shack (4201 Wilson Blvd Suite 0180, Arlington, VA 22203)–very close to Ballston Metro!  Remember to mention Glebe Elementary when your order, so our school PTA gets proceeds from those sales.  For more information, you can click here.


APS Updates from our Glebe APS Ambassador

Elementary School Planning for 2021-22: Ways to Engage

On Wed, Oct. 30, APS shared proposals for moving some elementary schools as a first step in a countywide elementary school planning and boundary process for the 2021-22 school year. Community engagement regarding the proposed school moves begins now and continues through January 2020. The first community engagement activity will be an Online Information Session and Community Questionnaire available Tue, Nov. 5. Community members can review information at APS Engage and send questions via engage@apsva.us or Twitter at #APSPlans2021. For other ways to engage, visit https://www.apsva.us/engage/planning-for-2020-elementary-school-boundary-process/.

Your APS Ambassador

Please contact Glebe’s APS Ambassador, Grace Solares with questions about items in this update or to signal your interest in other District initiatives, news and events.


Author visit: Ginjer Clarke Visits K-2nd Grade Classes

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes will have the opportunity to meet nonfiction children’s book author Ginjer Clarke on Wednesday, Nov. 13.  Ginjer writes fun, fact-filled nonfiction science books about wild, wonderful animals and nature that make learning about nature entertaining and engaging.  During her time with students, Ginjer will read from her books and talk about being an author, how a book gets made, writing tips and exercises, and fascinating facts about some unusual creatures.


Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year Needed:

Want to get involved? There are many volunteer positions that we need to fill for the 2019-2020 school year!  We have need for a Directory  Volunteer,  5th Grade Parent to coordinate the Yearbook and Graduation and many others for Glebe Activities (Bingo Night, STEM Fair etc). If you are interested, please to contact us at glebepta@gmail.com.

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email michellekondracki@hotmail.com and Socialkaj@gmail.com.


Thank You…

  • to the many room parents and volunteers who made Halloween celebrations a success!


Reminders

  • 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!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayonsour 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!
  • Want to include an item in the Gleagle News?  Just send an email with your updates, events, news and information! The deadline for the coming week’s edition is every Sunday at 7pm.
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of posts for upcoming events, photos from school assemblies, and other important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

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


Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email glebepta@gmail.com – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email glebeptatreasurer@gmail.com – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email glebeactivities@gmail.com – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email glebeptacomm@gmail.com – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – October 22 2019

Vol. 8  |  Parent-Teacher Conferences Edition   |   Oct. 22, 2019


Upcoming Events

Oct. 22 – Pupatella Dining Night

Oct. 24 – EARLY RELEASE

Oct. 25 – NO SCHOOL – P/T Conferences

Oct. 31 – Halloween Parade

Nov. 5 – NO SCHOOL – Grade Preparation Day

Nov. 6 – PTA Meeting


DINE IN OR CARRY OUT!  Dining Night at Pupatella Pizzeria

Tuesday, October 22nd, 3pm – close

Take a break from cooking dinner and head over to Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd. Arlington VA) and mention Glebe Elementary when you order.  The PTA gets a percentage of the proceeds for Glebe events and activities from your order whether it is online, by phone or in person!  Tell your friends too!

For more information, click here, and remember, DINE IN or CARRY OUT (order by phone or online)!

Questions?  Contact Rashmi Agarwal.


Author visit: Ginjer Clarke Visits K-2nd Grade Classes

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes will have the opportunity to meet nonfiction children’s book author Ginjer Clarke on Wednesday, November 13.  Ginjer writes fun, fact-filled nonfiction science books about wild, wonderful animals and nature that make learning about nature entertaining and engaging.  During her time with students, Ginjer will read from her books and talk about being an author, how a book gets made, writing tips and exercises, and fascinating facts about some unusual creatures.

If you want to order a book and have it signed by Ginjer, please complete the order form and submit the form and payment to the Glebe library by Friday, October 25.


Lost and Found

Now that Fall is here, our Lost & Found is filling up with jackets & sweaters. Marking your child’s items with Sharpie on the tags helps us find the owners of lost items.  For those of you already missing brand new school clothes, here is a list of items currently in the Lost & Found.


APS Updates from our Glebe APS Ambassador

2020 Elementary School Boundary Process
The 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process will determine attendance zones for the Reed School and Arlington Science Focus School. Community engagement forums will begin by November.  In the meantime,  you can learn more about the process here.
October 28 – Middle School Information Night

Middle School Information Night for 2020-21 will be held on Oct. 28, 7 – 9 p.m., at Washington-Liberty High School (1301 N. Stafford St.), and will include registration, school options and transfers, application deadlines and procedures, school information sessions, available resources, and more. Visit www.apsva.us/school-options/middle-school

Your APS Ambassador

Grace Solares (mother of Camila in Ms. Redican’s 2nd Grade Class) is pleased to serve as Glebe’s APS Ambassador for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please reach out to her with questions about items in this update or to signal your interest in other District initiatives, news and events.


Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year Needed:

Want to get involved? There are many volunteer positions that we need to fill for the 2019-2020 school year!  We have need for a Social Media Volunteer,  5th Grade Parent to coordinate the Yearbook and Graduation and many others for Glebe Activities (Bingo Night, STEM Fair etc). If you are interested, please to contact us at glebepta@gmail.com.

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email michellekondracki@hotmail.com and Socialkaj@gmail.com.


Thank You…

  • to Sari Greene for coordinating and all the volunteers that helped during picture day!
  • to Allison Collins for chairing the Fall Movie and Potluck event, and to those who helped with setup, serving, or cleanup: Liz Newman, Rachel Barish, Michelle Zlakowski, Jessica Bauserman, Lynisa Michalski, Doug Hughes, Amy LaFalce, Jessica Burke,Nelson Sancho, Julia Saperstein, Sheila Gerrling, and all who donated money or food! 

Reminders

  • 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!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayonsour 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!
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of posts for upcoming events, photos from school assemblies, and other important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

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


Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email glebepta@gmail.com – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email glebeptatreasurer@gmail.com – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email glebeactivities@gmail.com – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email glebeptacomm@gmail.com – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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