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PTA Newsletter – April 30 2019

Vol. 33|Rhyme & Cheese anyone? Edition   |   April 30, 2019

Upcoming Events

April 30 – Rhyme & Cheese Night – 7-8:30 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

May 1 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

May 1-3 Odyssey of the Mind Bake Sale – Glebe Lobby

May 4 – Glebe 5K/Fun Run – Woodlawn Park

May 6-10 – Teacher Appreciation Week

Rhyme & Cheese NightRhyme and Cheese Night

Tuesday, April 30 – 7-8pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

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 April 30th 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.

PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

Wednesday, May 1 – 7 pm – Glebe Library

Come meet our new school board representative, Nancy Van Doren!  She will introduce herself, provide an update to the school board budget, and answer any questions you may have.  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.

Odyssey of the Mind Bake Sale

Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 3 – AFTERSCHOOL UNTIL 4 pm – Glebe Lobby (indoors) & Bike rack (outdoors)


Due to APS policy the Odyssey the Mind bake sale will occur in the afternoons ONLY!

Wednesday- Friday

3:41pm – 4:15pm

Glebe front lobby & outside by the bike rack
We still greatly appreciate all of your donations and yummy treats to sell. Please bring donations around 3 PM or contact an Odyssey of the mind friend who might be able to deliver your donations for you. Thank you for your flexibility and support!

Please sign up to bake for us. We NEED donations!

Glebe 5K/Fun Run

Saturday, May 4 – Woodlawn Park



Questions? Please contact


Glebe Day at Nats Park

May 18, 2019 – 7:15 pm

Click here for tickets:

‘Glebe Day at Nats Park’ t-shirt pickup details TBD – stay tuned!


Mark your calendar for the upcoming PTSA general membership meeting:

Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm at HB-Woodlawn (Library)

A PTSA – what is that, you may ask? A PTSA is a Parent, Teacher and Student Association. A
PTSA allows students a voice in their school and opportunities to help plan and organize PTSA-sponsored events under the guidance of parents. Students in a PTSA can contribute to their community in a positive way, and their involvement may help parents become more involved too!

Mark your Calendars!
Glebe Field Day
Friday, June 7th is Field Day!
(rain date: Friday June 14th)
Make sure to save the date!
Field Day is an annual tradition at Glebe. Kids participate in outdoor games, water activities, and the PTA provides lunch for the students
To make Field Day a success, we need 70+ volunteers!
Please consider signing up using the link below and help make a memorable day for our
Glebe students!
Questions? Please contact…
PE teacher – Mr H at
Parent Coordinator – Deb Ryan at

Glebe Tutors for Glebe kids

Looking for a tutor for your child this summer, but unsure of how to find a qualified professional? Below is a list of Glebe teachers who are available to tutor this summer.You will need to individually contact the teacher(s) to establish days/times/price/location.*Please note that tutoring cannot occur on school grounds.
Mary Gerron
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Grades 1-5 Reading*OG & LLI trained
Lindsay Ference
724 766-4816
Grades 2-4 Math
Poppy Hall
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
Reading preferred
K-5 any subject *OG trained
Emily Nolan
K-5 Any subject

Sara Binet
K-5 Reading Only*OG & LLI trained

Christine Frantz
K-5 Any subject
Denise Arce
All Grades Math

Olukemi Are
K – 5 Reading and Math*OG trained*

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

News from External Affairs – Laura LoGerfo

At the end of March, APS held a meeting for school representatives to discuss what kind of choice schools would be attractive options for parents and students.  APS calls these options Instructional Programs Pathways (IPP).  The conversation ranged widely:  Do we want an arts-focused high school?  A STEAM-driven middle school?  Another immersion school?  Themes?  Grade-levels?  Many ideas were floated, many notes were taken, and now it’s your turn if you want to share your thoughts:
  • A draft IPP framework and an online community survey will be available from now until May 13 at
  • A drop-in open house focused on IPP options will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on April 30 at Kenmore Middle School.
  • APS will continue to share information on the IPP via the weekly APS Ambassador updates, School Talk messages, and social media

PTA positions – Next year’s openings

If you have ever thought about how you could make Glebe a better place, this is the perfect opportunity for you to do so.  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE PTA Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year. Our By-Laws state we need to have a President and Treasurer for us to have a PTA. We have volunteers for some positions, but we need more individuals from the community to step up and take the reins for next year.

The following Executive Board positions are open: President, VP Program and Activities, VP Ways and Means, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary.

Laura LoGerfo,VP of External Affairs and Chai Puri, VP of Communications, have volunteered to remain in their positions next year.  Current board members will assist new board members in learning the ins and outs of their new position.

Jessica Burke has volunteered for Treasurer, but it is an election so if you are interested in any position, please let me know ASAP.  On the same note, we also need two volunteers for Enrichment Committee (great for those who work as they do all of their work over email)!

Please contact Kristen at if you are interested in any position.

Thank You…

  • to all those involved with Friday’s Spring Showdown, especially Missy Heinzer, for all her work to make the event happen, Lauren Barber, Tara Blankinship, Enjoli Goyal, Kristen Johnson, and Michelle Zlakowski for all their support.  Also, a big thanks to Scott Smith (referee), Doug Hughes (announcer), and our Gleagle mascot for getting the crowd going!  And last but not least, our teachers who played their hearts for Glebe: Ms. Binet, Ms. Carbo, Mr. El Jaouhari, Ms. Hall, Ms. Hurren, Mr. Herninko, Ms. Kizner, Mr. Moore, Ms. Morgan, Ms. Moustafa, Ms. Nolan, and Ms. Salas.


  • 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!
  • 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 – 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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PTA Newsletter – May 1

Volume 33   |   May Day Edition   |   May 1, 2018

Upcoming Events May 1st – May 14th:

May 2nd, 7pm: PTA Meeting, Glebe Library

May 2nd – 4th: 4th Grade Bake Sale, Glebe Lobby

May 4th, 8:30 am: Walk, Ride or Roll to School

May 5th, 7:30am: Glebe 5K and Fun Run, Woodlawn Park

May 7th – 11th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9th: National Bike to School Day

May 11th, 8:30 am: Walk, Ride or Roll to School

PTA Meeting

May 2nd 7 pm, Glebe Library

This month’s topic is on “Raising Responsible Children.” You can’t make a child be responsible, but you can provide plenty of opportunities for learning how.  Discover new ways to encourage responsible behavior in your children as you lay the groundwork for successful adulthood.

Free childcare is provided (for potty-trained kids) and Spanish translation services are available. 


4th Grade Bake Sale

May 2nd – 4th, 8:30 – 9:00 am: Glebe Lobby

Support the 4th Grade Girls Odyssey of the Mind team on their quest for World Finals! Please sign up to contribute food items to the Bake Sale; and of course, stop in during sales to buy your kiddos (and yourself) a treat!

Wednesday & Thursday: Baked Goods: $1

Friday: Duck Donuts $2

All baked goods contributions welcome:

Glebe 5K / Fun Run

May 5th, 7:30 am: Woodlawn Park


*T shirts only guaranteed if registered by Monday, April 23

Questions? Please contact


Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7th – 12th

Join us as we celebrate our fabulous teachers at Glebe!

Monday: “Opening Day” – – Coffee and Continental Breakfast

Tuesday: “The Glebe Faculty & Staff are in a League of Their Own” – – Bulletin Board of Thank You Notes

Wednesday: “Double Header Dessert Day” – – Concession Stand and Popcorn Maker

Thursday: “7th Inning Stretch” – – Baseball Stress Ball

Friday: “Lunchtime Tailgate” – – Catered Lunch

We will need a bunch of volunteers to help pull off this event for our amazing teachers and staff, stay tuned for volunteer opportunities!

National Bike to School Day

May 9th

Join kids around the nation as they ride their bikes to school today!


Save the Date for Pizza Night!

May 16th, Joe’s Pizza and Pasta ALL DAY

You can continue to support the 4th Grade Girls Odyssey of the Mind Team as they raise funds for their quest for World Finals! Visit Joe’s Place Pizza and Pasta Wednesday, May 16th Dine in OR Carry Out and mention The Glebe Odyssey of the Mind Team and a portion of the funds raised will be donated to the girls team!


SOL Schedule

May / June 2018

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Program tests are for Glebe students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.  The schedule for the 2018 SOLs is listed below:



3rd Grade:

Reading Part I:  May 16

Reading Part II:  May 17

Math:  May 23


4th Grade:

Reading:  May 24

Math:  May 31

Social Studies: June 5


5th Grade:

Science:  May 15

Math:  May 30

Reading: June 7


  • 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!

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