Volume 1 | The Inaugural Edition | Sept. 5, 2017
Upcoming Events September 5th – 18th:
- September 5th, 9am: Welcome Back Coffee, Reading Garden
- September 6th, 4pm – 10pm: Dining Night at District Taco
- September 13th, 7pm – 8pm: Back to School Night
- September 17th, 8pm: After School Enrichment Registration Opens
Welcome to our inaugural newsletter! Each Tuesday, we will issue an online update with the latest news and activities around Glebe.
How We Will Communicate This Year
We will now communicate through our website (glebepta.org) and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. If you have a question for the PTA, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – it’s that easy!
Our New Website
Now you have the ability to access documents such as the Weekly Newsletter, Room Parent Guidelines, descriptions of all committees, volunteer for an event, join the PTA, enroll for your enrichment classes, and much more, all in one place.
District Taco – Night Out!!!
Visit District Taco Wednesday between 4 -10 pm and mention Glebe Elementary when you order; and the PTA gets 20% of the proceeds!
All of us at Glebe PTA extend a warm welcome to all families. Currently, we have 594 students registered!
The primary way the PTA will communicate to the community will be our new website. For now, the Yahoo listserv will be active but we will be phasing it out gradually over the coming school year. We will print newsletters for the next several months to reach everyone in the community. We really hope you’ll sign up for our weekly newsletter (and/or membership) to stay in the know. Huge thanks to Christina Headrick, Elaine Maag, Missy Heinzer, Enjoli Goyal, Lauren Barber, Laura Harrington, Tara Blankinship, Lisa Gumbs, Henry Shinn for their time and hard work to make the new website a reality. They worked countless hours to build the website and make it a one-stop shop for all things PTA!!!
The PTA Executive Committee and others have been working this summer to plan for a fun-filled 2017-18 school year. We’re bringing back all of the activities you know and love: Soccer Fiesta, Spring Social and Auction, Annual 5K and much, much more. New for this year are bowling night, Glebe dining and shopping nights, and end of the year ice cream social. After a short hiatus, the Spring Showdown teacher basketball game is back!
If you have questions, ideas or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our goal is to be inclusive and fun, and I’d love to hear from you. From all of us at the PTA, we are looking forward to a great year.
Kristen Johnson, PTA President
Update from the Principal
One of our focuses this year will be on attendance, as we do have a tardy problem. Please adjust your family schedules in the morning to have your student(s) here by 8:45am. Students in kindergarten through 2nd grade line up in the gym and grades 3-5 meet in the MPR. At 8:50am the bell rings and patrols escort the students to their classes. Students arriving after 9:00am in the morning are considered tardy, unless they have arrived via bus.
We are so proud of our students and staff. We just learned that we have earned the Governor’s 2017 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award and have been ranked number 6 in Virginia by Niche.
Please stop by, email or call if you have any questions, concerns or just want to say hello! Cheers to the 2017-2018 school year!
Jamie and Ingrid
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