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PTA Newsletter – February 26 2019

Vol. 24|  CELEBRATE GLEBE Edition   |   February 26, 2019


Upcoming Events February 26th – March 11th

February 25-March 1 – Glebe Kindness Week
February 25-March 1 – Henry’s Art Drive – Glebe Lobby
February 28 – Multicultural Night – Glebe Elementary
March 6 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library
March 7 – EARLY RELEASE 
March 8 – NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences


It’s Glebe Kindness Week!

Monday, February 25: Mixed up Socks
Tuesday, February 26: Crazy Hair or Hat Day
Wednesday, February 27: Rock Your Sport – wear your favorite team or athletic wear!
Thursday, February 28: Decade Day – dress like they did in your favorite decade!
Friday, March 1: Twin/Multiples Day – grab a friend or two and dress alike!


Multicultural Night

Thursday, February 28, 6:30-8:00 pm – Glebe Elementary School

Multicultural Night is a celebration of the international flavor of Glebe Elementary School. Did you know that Glebe students speak more than 30 different languages at home? Our annual event showcases our diverse backgrounds and gives students an opportunity to explore our world – while traveling the halls of Glebe!  Please join us for this favorite annual event at Glebe!


Henry’s Art Drive for Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program

In September 2017,  Glebe 2nd grader Henry was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma. Over the last eighteen months, he has been receiving treatment at Children’s National Hospital. The Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program has been an integral part of Henry’s healing. This art drive is Henry’s way to give back to Tracy’s Kids and support other kids with cancer and their families.
Thank you for your generosity, the Glassman Family
 

Join a Brand New Scouts BSA Troop for Girls

Wanted: Girls who love adventure, the outdoors, want to be leaders, have fun and trailblazers in a new venture!! That is exactly what being a part of the new Scouts BSA Troop 163 is all about!

 

Come learn more at our Open House. March 4, 8:00-9:00 pm at Westover Baptist Church – 1125 Patrick Henry Dr., Arlington (Enter through doors facing Washington Blvd.) Parents and daughters are encouraged to visit.

Scouts BSA Troop 163 is a new all-girl troop, that just launched in February. We are a growing group and have plenty of room for you! Girls ages 11 (5th grade)- 17 can join.
For more information, please contact Meghan Thomas, scoutmaster162@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/troop163scoutsbsa
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PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

March 6, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Meet Ellen Smith, our new Principal at Hamm Middle  School, about transitioning to middle school .  Meet and greet rising middle school parents.

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.


Glebe Spring Social & Auction

March 23 – Knights of Columbus

Glebe Students & Teachers are the Winners! The Student/Teacher raffle is the kids’ chance to participate in auction fun. Each child receives one raffle ticket provided by the PTA, and can purchase additional tickets for .25 cents ($1.00 for teacher raffle).  Raffle tickets can be purchased Monday morning, March 11-Friday morning, March 15, and winners will be announced on Friday afternoon, March 15.

Regift or donate unused gifts, toys, electronics, gift certificates, and items that students & teachers may enjoy…to the 2019 Glebe Elementary Social & Auction (please nothing used).

Contact Auction Chair Liz Newman (email) if you have Student/Teacher raffle items to donate.


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.

018-19: 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 those of you who have donated so far to Henry’s Art Drive!  Collections continue until this Friday, March 1st!   


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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PTA Newsletter – February 19 2019

Vol. 23|  PRESIDENTS DAY Edition   |   February 19, 2019


Upcoming Events February 19th – March 4th

February 19 – Dorothy Hamm Middle School PTA Meeting – HB Woodlawn cafeteria

February 25-March 1 – Henry’s Art Drive – Glebe Lobby

February 28 – Multicultural Night – Glebe Elementary


Dorothy Hamm Middle School UPDATE

EARLY FEB 2019 – from Lara Johnson, the Publicity Committee Chair

The next Dorothy Hamm Middle School PTA Organizational Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the HB Woodlawn cafeteria.

We will be sharing ideas, reviewing the draft by-laws and updates from the Committee Chairs. You will also be able to join the new PTA – proposed dues for March to June 2019 are $20, please bring cash.

Please note these important dates for your calendar:

  • Tuesday, February 19, 7 pm: PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 8: Course Request Forms Due

Please consider volunteering and reaching out to one of the Committee Chairs.

Please find the Dorothy Hamm MS Informational PTA Meeting Minutes at: Dorothy Hamm MS January 22 Minutes.


Multicultural Night

Thursday, February 28, 6:30-8:00 pm – Glebe Elementary School

Multicultural Night is a celebration of the international flavor of Glebe Elementary School. Did you know that Glebe students speak more than 30 different languages at home? Our annual event showcases our diverse backgrounds and gives students an opportunity to explore our world – while traveling the halls of Glebe!  Please join us for this favorite annual event at Glebe!


Henry’s Art Drive for Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program

In September 2017,  Glebe 2nd grader Henry was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma. Over the last eighteen months, he has been receiving treatment at Children’s National Hospital. The Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program has been an integral part of Henry’s healing. This art drive is Henry’s way to give back to Tracy’s Kids and support other kids with cancer and their families.
Thank you for your generosity, the Glassman Family
 

Glebe Spring Social & Auction, Family Donations

March 23 – Knights of Columbus

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! DEADLINES APPROACHING!

Drink Band Prices Go Up: Don’t be tardy to the party!  $20 early-bird drink band sales for the annual Glebe Social and Auction end on February 28th.  Click here to purchase: https://glebe.ejoinme.org/2019registration 

If you do not want to enjoy tasty adult beverages at the Glebe Social & Auction on March 23rd, do not worry, admission is free, but still be sure to register your credit card so that you may bid on items on March 23rd: https://glebe.ejoinme.org/2019registration

Donations Deadline: Are you hosting a party, donating to the auction, making a family monetary contribution?  In order to be listed in the Glebe Social & Auction catalogue, be sure to make all donations and contributions by no later than Friday, February 22nd!  Contact Erika Hartingh (email) and Cynthia Punsalan (email) with any questions.


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

Dear Glebe Community, as the new year begins, perhaps you would like to get more involved in ‘corporate’ side of the PTA?  We have several positions open or opening in the next school year.  Please consider this opportunity!

2018-19: OPEN POSITION – PTA Treasurer

If you or know of anyone who would like to join our Executive Board and get involved in our school, please let us know!  The position will be onboarded smoothly by our current treasurer so a seamless transition is anticipated.

Coming in June, most of our board will be turning over.  We are actively looking for the following Board positions for next school year: President, Vice President of Ways & Means, Vice President of Activities & Programs, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary.  Please email us at glebepta@gmail.com or chat with one of us at Glebe.


Thank You’s

  • to those of you who have donated so far to Henry’s Art Drive!  Collections continue until March 1st!   


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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PTA Newsletter – January 16

Volume 19   |   Martin Luther King Edition   |   January 16, 2018

Upcoming Events January 16th – January 29th


January 18, 7 pm 4th & 5th Band & Orchestra Concert, Gym

January 19, 8:30 am BFF Walk, Ride or Roll to School

January 21st 1 pm – 3 pm: Family Bowling, Bowl America, Falls Church

January 22nd, 7 pm Kindergarten Information Night, Washington & Lee High School

January 25th: Faculty, Teams, 5th Grade, and Kindergarten Panoramic Pictures

January 26th: Grade Preparation Day – No School


Weekly News


Dining Nights

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7 am – 7 pm: Livin’ the Pie Life, 2166 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA.  Preorders are accepted and must be submitted by Saturday January 27, 2018.  Orders may be placed at: http://www.livinthepielife.com/  You may also purchase items available for sale on the 31st.  Don’t forget to mention GLEBE!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018: Rocklands Barbeque, 3471 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA


Family Bowling Afternoon

Sunday, January 21st 1 – 3 pm

Is it cold outside yet? This event is FREE for all who want to come do something active, but inside, at Bowl America in Falls Church.  Come join other Glebe families for a two hours of bowling fun.

The Glebe Elementary School PTA has spots for 120 bowlers for 2 hours, and will also cover the costs to rent those special shoes.

This is event is currently FILLED, but if you are interested, please email glebepta@gmail.com to get your name on the waitlist!


Multicultural Night

February 22nd 7 pm

Want to be a GLOBAL HERO? The Multicultural Night committee is looking for volunteers to host foreign country tables. We have 20 countries represented, but we’d like more. Over 30 languages are spoken at Glebe, and we would love to have them all represented! The displays can be elaborate or simple, and you do not have to be from a foreign country to participate. Families have represented countries they have visited or lived in. For more information, contact Sarah Bogdanovich (sarahbogdanovich@hotmail.com or 727-421-7321).

We also need volunteers to help with set-up, registration, and clean-up at Multicultural Night – please sign up here: https://www.glebepta.org/volunteer/?sheet_id=29

 


BFF News

BFF focuses on helping our kids be their Body’s Best Friend Forever.  Last Thursday, BFF volunteers handed out samples of Skinny Pop during lunch.  Given the rousing response, we can tell you that Glebe kids love popcorn!

A few facts about popcorn:

  • It’s a great snack and is safe for virtually every kid, regardless of allergies.
    Popcorn is a whole grain, source of iron, has more protein than any other cereal grain, and has more fiber than pretzels or potato chips.
  • Popcorn existed as early as 4700 B.C., making it one of the oldest forms of corn.
  • In ancient times, people would make popcorn by heating sand in a fire and then stirring kernels of popcorn in the hot sand. Don’t try this at home!
  • Americans eat around 17 billion quarts of popcorn every year. This amount would fill the Empire State Building 18 times.

If there’s a healthy snack that your kids love, please share with the BFF Co-Chairs, Cornelia Lesh & Mary Beth Sancho.

 


Reed School Update


Thank you’s!

  • Tara Blankinship, Wei Sun, Enjoli Goyal, Cornelia Lesh and Marybeth Sancho (BFF Snacking Series)
  • Kristyn Socknat, Amy Cropper  Erin Fuller, Alyson Fliakas, Cindy Scarcella, and Maureen McDonough.  Special  shout out to Benny  (bingo caller extraordinaire).  Special thanks to Jamie Borg and Ingrid Clarke-Marshall for calling games! (Bingo Night)


 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!
    • 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!
    • GOT PHOTOS? We need them! Please send high resolution photos to: glebeyearbook1718@gmail.com Please include the name of the activity and what grade(s) are represented.

Comment/Idea for the Gleagle News?

email us at: glebepta@gmail.com

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