Volume 10 | HAPPY DIWALI! Edition | November 6, 2018
Upcoming Events November 6th- November 19th
November 6th: NO SCHOOL – Election Day, Grade Preparation Day
November 7th, 7 pm – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library
November 8th – Original Works orders DUE
November 12th: NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
November 15, 6-8 pm – Book Swap – Glebe
November 16-19, 8:45 am – 3:50 pm – Thanksgiving Food Basket Brigade, Glebe
This is the Hindu holiday that celebrates the victory of good over evil. No better example of good is right here at Glebe Elementary when a GoFundMe campaign raised over $16, 000 in just one weekend for the family of two fourth graders who need to install a ramp at their house for both boys who are primarily in wheelchairs due to Muscular Dystrophy. Saifee Family, thank you for bringing the community together and letting us love your boys!
Teacher and Support Employee of the Year
This year, the staff of Glebe nominated Heather Morgan, 3rd grade special education teacher and Colleen Calhoun, Educational Administrative Assistant in the Glebe front office.
We are asking for anyone who would like to write a letter of support to please submit all letters to Jamie Borg at Glebe. All letters are due December 12th.
Letters of support for Heather need to be addressed to the State Superintendent of Instruction and this address BUT need to be turned in to Jamie.
Dr. James F. Lane
Letters of support for Colleen need to be addressed to the Arlington Superintendent BUT turned in to Jamie.
Dr. Patrick K. Murphy
Wednesday, November 7th, 7 pm: Glebe Library
Lori West will be presenting the Gifted Program at Glebe and we’ll have a presentation from our Art teachers about a 4th grade art project on the basketball court. After, we will discuss and vote to determine funding. If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting. Spanish translation will be provided.
Can we say holiday gifts for the grandparents??? Please check your child’s backpack for the Original Works ‘catalog’ and order form. You’ll also find the artwork that he/she made just for this! Orders are due no later than Thursday, November 8th.
For further information, please contact Alyson Fliakas, email@example.com
Thursday, November 15, 6-8 pm
Bring us your old books and swap them out for some news reads for your family! More info and volunteer sign up to come!
Thanksgiving Food Basket Brigade
Friday, November 16-Monday, November 19, 8:45 am – 3:50 pm
PLEASE SIGN UP AT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e48a5ae23a57-thanksgiving4
WHAT: Volunteers donate gift baskets of food to provide a Thanksgiving feast to Glebe families who are in need this year.
WHY: The notion behind the Basket Brigade is that one small act of generosity, on the part of one caring person or family, can transform the lives of many people here in our own school.
WHO: Glebe families are needed to support this effort! Simply buy a basket, fill it with the food listed below for Thanksgiving, then have your child(ren) anonymously decorate it!
WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2018 – Basket drop off at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: GLEBE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Conference Room)
QUESTIONS: Please contact Tara Blankinship at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Madison at email@example.com
Rectangular Laundry Basket
Anonymous Decorations for Basket (handmade artwork)
Box of Cereal (2)
Pasta & Pasta Sauce
Macaroni & Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Can of Vegetables (2)
Stuffing or Mashed Potatoes
Dried Beans (black, pinto, etc.)
Large Bag of Apples or Oranges
Can of Fruit (2)
Disposable Baking/Roasting Pan
Bag of Sugar
Maseca corn flour or Regular Flour (depending on what your family signed up for)
to our Glebe community (teachers, staff, families) and the Swanson MS band for another awesome Halloween Parade last week. We hope everyone enjoyed it!
- Have Box Tops? You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby! Questions? Ask Becky Milton firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
- Have used crayons? Your broken, used crayons can be collected and re-purposed. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!
Need to Reach Us?
For general questions, email email@example.com – Kristen Johnson
For newsletter/school communications, email firstname.lastname@example.org – Chai Puri
For events/activities, email email@example.com – Lauren Barber
For finance questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org –
Other PTA questions? Find out who can help you!