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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 – March 26 2019

Vol. 29| SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Edition   |   March 26, 2019


Upcoming Events

April 1 – NO SCHOOL

April 2 – Spring Enrichment Classes Begin

April 3 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

March 7-April 5 – Outdoor Lab Summer Camp Registration

April 15-19 – NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK

April 23 – DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA Meeting – 7 pm – H-B Woodlawn Library

April 22 – Picnic for the Planet – 11am-1pm – Glebe

April 26 – Spring Showdown – 7-8 pm – Glebe

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

May 28 – DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA Meeting – 7 pm – H-B Woodlawn Library


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/


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

April 3, 7 pm – Glebe Library

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.  Spanish translation will be provided.


News from External Affairs

On March 28, the School Board will discuss the Superintendent’s proposed budget in a public hearing, followed by a County Board public hearing about the County Budget on April 2nd.  If any of the proposed cuts strike you as unacceptable, please make your voice heard at these upcoming meetings.  Some
Here is a summary from the March 6 meeting:
APS is attempting to find about $9M in the FY 2020 budget by imposing some fees (e.g., middle school activity fee, raising high school parking fees) and by eliminating some programs and positions.
Cuts under consideration that affect elementary schools in particular include:
* eliminating elementary school library assistants
* eliminating the printing of report cards
* eliminating activities at the Outdoor Lab
* eliminating funding for discretionary field trips
* postponing the hiring of additional psychologists and social workers
The budget is long (https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FY-2019-Superintendents-Proposed-Budget.pdf), but pages 58-60 present the complete list of proposed cuts.

DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

Mark your calendar for the upcoming PTSA general membership meetings!  The dates are listed below:

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm at HB-Woodlawn (Library)
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!


SUMMER CAMP at the OUTDOOR LAB

Do you have a child who loves nature, enjoys spending time in the outdoors,
or is interested in animals?
Then they might enjoy SUMMER CAMP at the PHOEBE HALL KNIPLING OUTDOOR LAB!
The Outdoor Lab offers a week-long science enrichment camp that provides a number of nature-related activities and experiences to Arlington Public School students, who have completed grades 4 through 8.The Outdoor Lab Summer Camp brochure will be posted for 4th and 5th grade parents on Peach Jar from March 1st to March 29th.   In addition, more information can be found in the APS Summer School Catalog (Catálogo para la Escuela de Verano).
Go to www.apsva.us/summer-school/APS students can sign up for Outdoor Lab Summer Camp through the APS Summer School Program between March 7th and April 5th, 2019.
Questions? Please contact:Joanne Godwin, Outdoor Lab Camp Director, at joanne.godwin@apsva.us


PTA positions – Treasurer open now and next year’s openings

We are IN NEED of interested folks looking to volunteer next year.  The majority of the current Executive Board will hit their term limit in June and will need to step down.  We NEED members of our community to volunteer to keep PTA support and activities going.  Please contact Kristen at glebepta@gmail.com if interested in any position.

2018-19: OPEN POSITION – PTA Treasurer

19-20: President, VP Activities and Programs, VP Ways and Means, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary


Thank You’s

  • to the Auction Committee for making Saturday a night to remember and raising funds for the Glebe PTA to continue putting together creative and fun activities and events for our children and teachers/staff!

 

  • to the Glebe After School Enrichment Committee: Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts and Lynda Ramirez-Blust for putting together another fantastic selection of enrichment classes and getting our community through the registration process smoothly!

Reminders

  • 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!

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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