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PTA Newsletter – May 28 2019

Vol. 37  |  THE HOME STRETCH Edition   |   May 28, 2019


Upcoming Events

May 28 – PTSA Meeting – Dorothy Hamm Middle School

May 31 – Soccer Fiesta – Glebe

June 1 – ParentVUE activation due

June 5 – EARLY RELEASE

June 12 – EARLY RELEASE

June 5 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

June 7 (rain date June 14) – Field Day – Glebe

June 19 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 18 – 5th Grade Picnic

June 21 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

**Our dedicated crossing guard, Mr. Washington, is retiring on the last day of school.  Please wish him well when you see him over the next few weeks!

**If you have any receipts/expenses for reimbursement to submit to the PTA, please do so NO LATER THAN JUNE 7th for payment.

Please contact our Treasurer, Diana Paulraj, with any questions:  glebeptatreasurer@gmail.com

**As a token of appreciation for everyone who made it out to Glebe Day at Nats Park (May 18th), the Nationals wanted to send a personal coupon code that can be used to get discounts on Nats tickets. To take advantage of these savings please do the following:

1. Go to www.nationals.com/VIP
2. Select the game of your choice
3. Insert the code CMURPHY into the Coupon Code box
4. Select seat location and quantity


DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

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!


Arlington – Aachen Exchange Information Night

Thursday, May 30, 7:00pm – Nottingham Elementary School Library

Want to learn more about the annual Arlington-Aachen 5th grade Exchange Program?
Join us to hear about this 25-year partnership with our German sister city and how your
family can be a part of it.

Rising 5th grade families are invited to take part in the exchange, where you can host a
family from Aachen, Germany October 10-18, 2019, then visit their home March 31-April
9, 2020.

Exchange coordinators and past participants will give you all the details such as timing,
costs, activities and more so you can decide if your family would like to participate.

Can’t make it on the 30th? Please email aachenexchange@gmail.com for more information.

Registration will begin June 10 at 9:00 am (no earlier applications will be accepted).

The Arlington-Aachen Elementary Exchange is part of the Arlington Sister Cities Associ-
ation (www.arlingtonsistercities.org).


Soccer Fiesta

Friday, May 31 – 6:30 – 8 pm – Glebe

Come taste amazing Hispanic fare prepared by our own Glebe community – the best dinner you will have all year!

After dinner kids (and parents if they wish) can kick around the soccer ball on the field.  Alternatively, kids can participate in a hula hoop contest.  All are welcome!

Please bring a blanket to sit on and beverages for your family – we’ll take care of the rest!

Stay tuned this week for volunteer sign-up and event coordinator information!


ParentVUE

In preparation for the transition from the First Day Packet to the new Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP), Arlington Public Schools (APS) is requesting all parents and guardians have an active ParentVUE account by June 1, 2019. By now, all parents and guardians with an inactive ParentVUE account should have received a ParentVUE Activation Key Letter from their child’s school with information on how to activate their account. APS is requesting all parents and guardians activate their ParentVUE accounts at this time to make the transition to the online process as smooth as possible and to allow staff to focus on assisting families with updating their information in the fall.

This new process will utilize ParentVUE, the online tool that most of our families are already familiar with and use regularly to track the latest information regarding their student. As a part of AOVP, families will now be able to update vital information for each of their students through their ParentVUE account at the start of school, even if their children attend different schools.

The printed forms that were included in the First Day Packet students used to receive on the first day of school will be replaced by this new process. AOVP will help APS streamline the way families verify their student’s information, ensure the accuracy of student information, decrease the amount of time families spend completing the paper forms, and will help the environment by eliminating wasted paper.

Additional information and resources are available on the Annual Online Verification Process webpage.


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

Wednesday, June 5 – 7 pm – Glebe Library

We will be reviewing and voting for next years budget and new officers for the Executive Board.

The following parents have volunteered as candidates for our 2019-2020 Executive Board:

President: Isabel Simmerman
Treasurer: Jessica Burke
VP activities and programs: Amy LaFalce
VP ways and means: Rashmi Agarwal
VP communications: Chai Puri
VP external affairs: Laura LoGerfo
Recording Secretary: Beth Jackson
Cooresponding Secretary: Melissa Beaty

**it is an election so if you are interested in a position on the board, please let Kristen Johnson know at glebepta@gmail.com ASAP**

If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to glebepta@gmail.com ASAP. We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.


Field Day

Glebe Field Day

Friday, June 7 – all day (rain date: Friday, June 14)

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!

The June 7th volunteers are almost all filled up – thank you!  Please consider signing up for the rain date in case we need it using the link below!
 
Questions? Please contact…
PE teacher – Mr H at wayne.herninko@apsva.us
PTA Parent Coordinator – Deb Ryan at debryan@gmail.com

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
443-465-7214
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
309-212-1670K-2
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*
Cursive

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
703-283-3599
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

Shout Out…

  • to our 5th grade Odyssey of the Mind team who came in FOURTH in Worlds!  All that hard work and brainpower paid off!  Congrats!  
  • to Lynn Westergren, Stacey Lewis, and Brooke Jones for guiding the 4th graders in completing the basketball court last week for ALL to enjoy!

Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projects throughout the year.
  • 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 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 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 – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email glebeptacomm@gmail.com – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email glebeactivities@gmail.com – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email glebeptatreasurer@gmail.com – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – May 21 2019

Vol. 36  |  GLEBE ROCKS! Edition   |   May 21, 2019


Upcoming Events

May 27 – NO SCHOOL – MEMORIAL DAY

May 28 – PTSA Meeting – Dorothy Hamm Middle School

May 31 – Soccer Fiesta – Glebe

June 5 – EARLY RELEASE

June 12 – EARLY RELEASE

June 5 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

June 7 (rain date June 14) – Field Day – Glebe

June 19 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 18 – 5th Grade Picnic

June 21 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our art teachers need NEWSPAPER for an upcoming art project.  If you have any to donate, please drop in either art classroom (Ms. Lewis and Ms. Westergren) on the first floor.  Thank you!


DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

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!


Arlington – Aachen Exchange Information Night

Thursday, May 30, 7:00pm – Nottingham Elementary School Library

Want to learn more about the annual Arlington-Aachen 5th grade Exchange Program?
Join us to hear about this 25-year partnership with our German sister city and how your
family can be a part of it.

Rising 5th grade families are invited to take part in the exchange, where you can host a
family from Aachen, Germany October 10-18, 2019, then visit their home March 31-April
9, 2020.

Exchange coordinators and past participants will give you all the details such as timing,
costs, activities and more so you can decide if your family would like to participate.

Can’t make it on the 30th? Please email aachenexchange@gmail.com for more information.

Registration will begin June 10 at 9:00 am (no earlier applications will be accepted).

The Arlington-Aachen Elementary Exchange is part of the Arlington Sister Cities Associ-
ation (www.arlingtonsistercities.org).


Soccer Fiesta

Friday, May 31 – 6:30 – 8 pm – Glebe

Come taste amazing Hispanic fare prepared by our own Glebe community – the best dinner you will have all year!

After dinner kids (and parents if they wish) can kick around the soccer ball on the field.  Alternatively, kids can participate in a hula hoop contest.  All are welcome!

Please bring a blanket to sit on and beverages for your family – we’ll take care of the rest! Stay tuned for volunteer sign-up and event coordinator information.


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

Wednesday, June 5 – 7 pm – Glebe Library

We will be reviewing and voting for next years budget and new officers for the Executive Board.

PLEASE NOTE – We have several OPEN positions next year:  President, VP of Programs and Activities, VP of Ways and Means, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary.  Without these positions filled, we won’t have a PTA or PTA activities next year, so please consider volunteering for one of these roles.

If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to glebepta@gmail.com ASAP. We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.


Field Day

Glebe Field Day

Friday, June 7 – all day (rain date: Friday, June 14)

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 students!
 
Questions? Please contact…
PE teacher – Mr H at wayne.herninko@apsva.us
PTA Parent Coordinator – Deb Ryan at debryan@gmail.com

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
443-465-7214
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
309-212-1670K-2
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*
Cursive

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
703-283-3599
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

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 glebepta@gmail.com if you are interested in any position.


Thank You…

  • to Cynthia Punsalan for coordinating Glebe Day at Nats Park and thanks to everyone who came out to the game and honored our awesome, fantastic teachers and staff who work so hard year-round…Glebe Rocks!

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 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 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 – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email glebeptacomm@gmail.com – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email glebeactivities@gmail.com – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email glebeptatreasurer@gmail.com – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – June 5

Volume 38   |   Two Week’s Left of School! Edition   |   June 5, 2018


Upcoming Events June 5th – June 18th


June 5th, 6:30 – 9:30pm: Adults ONLY Dining Night at Cheestique

June 6th, 1:26pm: Early Release Dismissal

June 6pm, 7pm: PTA Business Meeting, Glebe Library

June 7th: 5th Grade Reading SOL

June 11th, 2:00 – 2:30pm: Rising Kindergarten Tour, Glebe Lobby

June 13th: PTA Reimbursement Submissions Due

June 13th, 1:26pm: Early Release Dismissal

June 15th, 6pm: Soccer Fiesta, Glebe Field

June 18th, 7pm: 5th Grade Promotion, Washington & Lee High School


Adults Only Dining Night!

June 5th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Leave the kiddos at home and enjoy some adult conversation with a Dining Night just for Parents, Grandparents, Friends and Family of Glebe at Cheestique!  Mention Glebe, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA!


PTA Meeting

June 6th 7pm, Glebe Library

We will be having our last business meeting of the year on June 6th. We will have a copy of our current budget available as we do at every business meeting. Please come learn details of our budget and where your money goes to support our school and community.

On the agenda for the June meeting:

  • voting on the 2018-2019 budget: We will be working on the budget for next year in the coming weeks.  If you have ideas for projects / committees/ purchases / events that support PTA missions please, please, please contact me.  We are always open to new ideas and if we have volunteers to spearhead them we can usually figure out funding.

 

  • voting in several positions on the executive board: We’re still looking for someone to volunteer for Vice President External Affairs. We currently have parents who have volunteered to become Treasurer, Vice President Ways and Means and Recording Secretary, but this is an election so if you have any interest in serving on the board contact me  (glebepta@gmail.com) and I can give you more information. We have more information about each Executive Board position and their respective responsibilities as well as a list of many of our other volunteer positions our website (www.glebepta.org/about-us).

Please plan to join us, as there will be a lot of decision making taking place and we want to hear your opinions!!!  As always, there will be babysitting for school aged children and Spanish translation.


Rising Kindergarten Tours

June 11th 2 – 2:30 pm

Do you have a rising kindergartener?  If so, take this opportunity to have them meet the kindergarten teachers and Ms. Borg on Monday, June 11th!  They be able to explore all the classrooms, parents can ask questions and they can meet fellow students!  Please share with your neighbors and friends!

Not registered yet for kindergarten?  No worries!  Visit https://www.apsva.us/registering-your-child/  or visit the Glebe Main Office to get a copy of the registration packet.  In addition to your packet you will need your child’s birth certificate, proof of residence, and child’s physical to complete registration.  Questions, please call the Main Office at 703-228-6280.


PTA Reimbursement

June 13th

Please turn in PTA reimbursement requests by Wednesday, June 13th. If you have any questions, you can contact Treasurer, Enjoli Goyal

Reimbursement information and the form can be found here: https://www.glebepta.org/volunteer/reimbursement/

 

 


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Code: 30024


Soccer Fiesta

June 15th, 6:30 pm: Glebe Lawn

Please join us for the best food of the year and family filled night of soccer on the Glebe field!  Volunteers needed – please sign up here: https://www.glebepta.org/volunteer/?sheet_id=41


Calling all Glebe Rockers!

June 9th, 9:00 pm

Your Glebe Auction winner of “Rock Star for a Night,” Kathy Hinger, will put her vocal talents on display with Left on Lincoln this Saturday (June 9th) at Rhodeside Grill (1836 Wilson Blvd). Please come out and support Kathy, as well as the three other Glebe parents who are members of Left on Lincoln (Alison Broadbent, Elizabeth Nowinski & Ken Broadbent) at LOL’s Annual “Summer Kick-off Show.” Music starts at 9:00 pm. Left on Lincoln covers classic Rock and Roll songs, along with Motown, Pop, and more recent hits! They were voted Best Band of Arlington 2017 by the Sun Gazette. See their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Left-on-Lincoln-123542561017169/) for videos and more info.


Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

One of the most important jobs that the administration and staff do this time of year is the process of forming the classes for next year. The process begins in May when classroom teachers to group the student in their class. The grouping is based on a number of things to include reading and math levels, work habits and any special programs needs. After completing the groupings, the teachers review them and meet with our specialists (the counselor, reading specialist, G/T resource teacher, librarian, special education, ESOL/HILT, art, music, and physical education staff). The specialists can provide the classroom teachers with additional insights and perspectives they have observed that can help the classroom teacher find the best placement for each child. Then teachers on each grade-level team place students in tentative learning groups balancing the following criteria: gender, academic performance, social skills, group dynamics, role models and learning styles. Balancing the groups by these criteria provides the best environment for the whole student body. Then, we meet with the teams to discuss the groups. Over the summer, we will review the groups and make adjustments to accommodate any changes in enrollment before assigning teachers to classes.

As you can see, many factors have an impact on the assignment of a student to a particular class. The teachers and the administration work very hard to maintain the integrity of the grouping process by taking time to look carefully at each child’s placement needs. We are very confident that each and every one of our staff will meet the needs of our students and therefore, specific requests are not necessary. Accommodating specific requests can break down the integrity of the grouping process that numerous faculty members have worked on so diligently, a process that should result in your child being assigned to the best learning group and the best teacher for your child.

Thank you in advance for your support and we are looking forward to another successful school year kicking off September 4, 2018. As always feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss ideas that will make Glebe the best school it can be for your child.

Sincerely,

Jamie Borg                      Ingrid Clarke

Principal                           Assistant Principal


Thank You’s

  • Field Day: Thank you to Field Day Coordinator Deb Ryan, and P.E. Teachers: Wayne Herninko, Stevie Gray, and Nicole Hurren for making Field Day a wonderful success and the kids favorite day of the year! A special thank you to the many parent volunteers:  Becca Herndon,  Beth Jackson, Heather Brown, Sarah Trosch, Greg Blaisdell, Lauren Barber, Laura Harrington, Mary Beth Sancho, Beth Gray, Laura LoGerfo, Shonna Waters, Gordon Mantler, Ann Seits, Heather Keppler, Colleen Yushchak, Kevin Fossett, Erika Hartingh, Michelle Reddan, Stan Berlin, Kendra Russell, Wei Sun, Eddie Meder, Thalia Lankin, Ainsley Stapleton, Meridyth Robinson, Lisa Donnelly, Becky Milton, Stephanie Reed, Sarah Gurgo, Lynisa Michalski, Alice Hogans, Melisa Beaty, Gretchen Krueger, Jacqueline Lotts, Nicole Perkins, Steven Hopkins, Lisa Preston Freeman, Jeff Vandall, Cynthia Brady, Missy Heinzer, Jill Yasin, Carla Warner,  Carrie Pagliano, Lindsay Binstock, Allison Collins,  Robin Crabb, Michelle O’Connor, Vincent Pickett, Colleen Holland, and Shareen Joshi. Also thank you to also those parents, grandparents and family members who came to cheer the kids on during the events!!

 

  • SchoolKidz: Thank you to Ainsley Stapleton for once again working with Glebe Teachers and Staff to organize SchoolKitz for our community to order!

 

  • 5th Grade Lock-in: Thank you to Jamie Borg, Ingrid Carke-Marshall, Kate Sydney, Poppy Hall, Emily Nolan, Sabina Beg, and Nicholas Fernandez for hosting the annual 5th Grade Lock-in.  A special thank you to the many parent volunteers who helped make this event a success: Jen Thompson, Laura  Harrington, Ivette Mestre, Sarah Bogdanovich, Colleen Holland, Debby Cook, Hanna Baker, Shireen Dodini, Liza Draper, Rob McDonald, Mary Ellen Flannery-Goodman, Marianna Hamilton, Sarah Goodell, Vicki Ferguson, Dabney Hegg, Kim Trucano, Marius & Lina Vismantas, Joanna & Adam Gwiezdzinsk, Jeff Yuschak, Kate Herzig, CJ McAndrew, Christin Bushardt, Latoria Dunbar, Maureen Mellett, Alexis Johnson, Laura Crouch, Linda Feehan, Kathryn Erskine, and Beckie Cassidy. And a very special thank you to the Custodial Staff!

Reminders

  • 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!
  • We will be collecting Toiletries as we expand our Food Nourishment initiative at Glebe.  Please consider bringing in NEW shampoo, conditioner, hair products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors (men and women), combs & brushes, feminine products, laundry detergent, body wash, etc. to assist those in need.
  • 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!

Comment/Idea for the Gleagle News?

email us at: glebepta@gmail.com


 

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