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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. 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

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

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email and

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! 


  • 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!

Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – March 20

Volume 28   |   It’s Almost Spring Break Edition   |   March 20, 2018

Upcoming Events March 20th – April 2nd:

March 21st, 7pm: Rhyme & Cheese, Glebe Multi Purpose Room

March 23rd: Last Day to Order Yearbooks – – Date Extended!

March 23rd, 8:30 am: Walk, Ride or Roll to School

March 23rd: 5th Grade Student Order Forms for Promotion Activities Due

March 23rd: Last Day of School before Spring Break

March 26th – 30th: No School – – Spring Break

April 2nd: 1st Day Back to School after Spring Break

April 2nd, 3:45pm: Spring After School Enrichment Classes Begin

Ongoing: Auction Registration – Don’t Miss Out on This Great Night:

Rhyme & Cheese

March 21st  7 pm, Multipurpose Room


Please show your support for the participants (listed below) and bring your family to Rhyme & Cheese Night on Wednesday, March 21st  from 7 to 8pm in the Glebe multi-purpose room!  If you signed your child up and do not see

his/her name below, please email Julie Madison and/or Frances McLaughlin.
Rhyme & Cheese Night is all about providing a supportive environment to applaud the work of Glebe’s young writers!  We hope to see you there!
Rising K
Ivy Hodda
Gwyneth Bourne
Emme Waltrup
Alexandra Herndon
Will Herzog
Whitney Madison
Gauri Pathak
Campbell Stoneman
Jesse Alabi
Artemiy Hartingh
Mack Hughes
Ella Hodda
Lawrence Madi
Arwen Ruan
Ana Simmerman
Grayson Talbot
Anne Wisniewski
Valerie Wisniewski
Julia Alex
Brielle Blankinship
Vaughn Bourne
Isabelle Herndon
Zach Herzog
Jai Juneja
Scarlett Waltrup
Abby Buckwalter
Elisa Boiani
Clara Jones
Catherine Ross
Ashley Siminski
Victoria Simmerman
Aviva Singer
Jackson Stoneman
Eva Zaremba
Brixton Blankinship
Andrew Bourne
Emily Buckwalter
Omar Habibi
Doug Hughes
Nora Johnson
Helen Maag
Molly Ryan
Kira Siminski
Dalia Singer

Yearbook Deadline Extended!

March 23rd

Yearbooks will NOT be on sale at the end of the school year. Your ONLY opportunity to purchase one is NOW, by March 23rd.  To order:

Enter Yearbook ID: 13276018

Author Visit for K – 3

March 23rd

Hena Khan will be presenting to grades K – 3 on April 12th in the afternoon. Friday, March 23rd is the last day to order books.  See the Glebe website to for the order form:

Any questions, contact our Librarian, Chrissy Frantz at

5th Grade Promotion Activities

March 23rd

Reminder that last Friday each child went home with an envelope containing the 5th grade upcoming promotion activities calendar and order form.  Order forms AND money are due by THIS Friday, March 23rd. Order forms and money can be submitted to your homeroom teacher. Money can be submitted via check payable to “Jennifer Thompson”, Cash in an envelope, or PayPal to

Questions??  Contact Jen Thompson at




April 21, 6 pm

Glebe Super Hero Families–The Glebe Spring Auction is only one month away!

Now is the time to buy your Golden Ticket!

For only $100, you will have a chance to win one of the Live Auction items before the live auction bidding begins.  

Prior to the bidding, one Golden Ticket will be drawn.  Winner will choose one of the Live Auction items as their prize.  Prize options include a  a vacation stay at a beautiful home on the beach in North Carolina or the Florida Panhandle or in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.  You may also select 2 tickets to see Hamilton or Bon Jovi, or any of the other Live Auction items. 

Click here to find out more about the Golden Ticket purchase and rules. 

Showdown Success!











  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!
  • Please consider bringing in food for our FOOD NOURISHMENT initiative. Cart is in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayons? Our broken, used crayons are being collected and re-purposed. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!
  • Have Photos? In order to fill those yearbooks we need YOUR PICTURES!  Please send high resolution photos to: Please include the name of the activity and what grade(s) are represented.  If you have a large quantity of photos you can do a direct upload, contact for instructions.

Thank You’s

  • Auction Social Work Days: Christina Headrick, Sabina Nabiyeva, Julie Madison, Tara Blankinship, Lauren Barber,  Mark Charette, Cornelia Lesh and Jessica Bauserman
  • Enrichment Team: Sarah Smith, Jessica Burke, Lynda Ramirez-Blust, Beth Feldpush, Joy Zaremba and Christina Caretti
  • Website Updates and Communication: Christina Headrick and Missy Heinzer
  • Book Fair: Heather Kepper, Chrissy Frantz, Alice Hogans, Jill Yasin, Tara Blankinship, Michele Reddan, Lauren Barber, Julie Madison,  Yamam Fadl, Patrica Stasco, Stephanie Reed, Diana Paulraj, Jeannie Sklar, Feven Woldu, Liz Newman, Becky Milton, Kendra Russell, Rose Skopp, Yvonne Matsko, Jaqueline Lotts, Neera Parikh, Enjoli Goyal, Lisa Gumbs, Gordon Mantler and Kerri Martin,
  • Spring Showdown: Lauren Barber, Tara Blankinship, Julie Madison, Lisa Gumbs, Alice Hogans, Maureen McDonough, Ali Collins, Yvonne Matsko, Todd Barber, Tara Blankinship, Enjoli Goyal, Laura Harrington and  Cornelia Lesh.
  • Spiritwear Sales:  Sarah Goodell and Maureen Mellet

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