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PTA Newsletter – Nov. 24, 2020

Vol. 11  | Gratitude Edition |  Nov. 24, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 6 — Virtual Enrichment Registration Begins, 8 PM
Dec 10 — Virtual Enrichment Registration Ends, midnight


Giving Opportunities 2020Glebe PTA Logo

The Glebe community has dug deep in 2020, supporting a number of efforts inside and outside of our school. During this time of need, the Glebe PTA is thankful for everyone’s generosity. There are many opportunities this giving season to extend your generosity once again, including an option right in our own school — Glebe Holiday Stars — and other options throughout Arlington. No matter how you choose to be thankful this season, know that your generosity is appreciated and meaningful.

Glebe Holiday Stars 2020

Each year, the Glebe Elementary School community comes together to purchase new holiday gifts for Glebe families in need.  Especially this year, your help will make the holidays happier for our fellow Glebers and their siblings.  Our Glebe Holiday Stars have moved online this year.  If you would to shop for a child, there are four easy steps:

  1. SIGN UP. Join in by signing up here to select the requested gift(s) you would like to purchase for a child. We suggest a $25-40 budget for each gift.
  2. SHOP. Once you’ve signed up, we will email you a printable star with your shopping goals — including important information to help us send your gift to the right family. Let this star remind you who you are shopping for!
  3. WRAP. Wrap your gift and securely attach the printable star — with all the important identifying information — to your gift. Can’t print the star? No worries. Just attach a piece of paper or label with the same important identifying information.
  4. DELIVER. Simply drop your gift at the tent in the parking lot of Restoration Anglican Church during one of our delivery windows.

If you have any questions, please email Ellen Fitzgibbons (ellen@fitzgibbons.org) or Beronica Salas (beronica.salas@apsva.us). Thank you for your support!

Donate to Glebe Giving (ongoing):

When schools closed in March and the Glebe Food Pantry was no longer available to families, neighborhood community organizations joined together to create Glebe Giving with a simple purpose: to provide food assistance to families in need with children attending Glebe. Since the school year began, more Glebe families have needed assistance while at the same time, donations to Glebe Giving have decreased. Donate to Glebe Giving using PayPal at GlebeGiving@gmail.com. 100% of these donations are used to purchase Safeway gift cards for Glebe families. Or purchase Safeway gift cards ($25 preferred) and drop them off with Beth Jackson (1523 North Taylor Street at bkt16@yahoo.com) or Ellen Fitzgibbons (1405 North Wakefield Street at ellen@fitzgibbons.org). Please provide your name and email address with your cards. The Glebe PTA endorses Glebe Giving.cIt does not organize or manage Glebe Community Giving or any similar effort.

Arlington CCPTA Book Drive for Winter Break:

Donate books by December 11, 2020. The Glebe drop-off is the 1800 N.Inglewood Street (Courtney Markle, cshel@live.com). More information is found here.

Arlington CCPTA Fundraiser with Freshfarm:

Donations are due by December 4, 2020. More information is found here.


Winter Enrichment Plans Announced!

The Glebe Virtual Winter Enrichment Schedule is Here!
Now that we have the virtual enrichment routine down, consider keeping your kids engaged this coming winter by signing up for our next session of Glebe’s Virtual Enrichment Classes.  Favorite classes are back along with classes to keep the kids moving.  Our Glebe Virtual Winter Enrichment is a great opportunity to provide your kids with activities, exercise and interactions with friends each week.  Virtual classes have been successful and we hope kids and parents will consider joining this winter.   Our schedule is attached, and can also be found on Enrichment home page.  Registration begins Sunday, December 6 at 8 PM and runs through Thursday, December 10 at midnight. 

Also… We are in desperate need of volunteers to keep our Enrichment Committee running!!  Several of our long time Enrichment Committee members will be graduating with their children at the end of this year and, without additional support, we risk not being able to prepare robust enrichment programs inhouse.  Whether you want to help arrange the enrichment offerings, work on our scholarship program, or help on the back end as a registrar, WE NEED YOU.  Reach out to our Enrichment Committee At GlebeEnrichment@gmail.com for more information.


APS LogoAPS Updates

Dec. 1 (5:15 p.m.)—School Board Virtual Work Session on the Special Education Update

The School Board will hold a Virtual Work Session at 5:15 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 1, that will include an update on Special Education. This Work Session will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by a School Board Public Hearing on elementary school boundaries. Work Sessions can be viewed live online.

Dec. 1 (7:30 PM) — School Board Public Hearing on Elementary School Boundaries

The School Board will hold a Public Hearing on Elementary School Boundaries at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 1. Community members can view the Superintendent’s recommended elementary school boundaries for 2021-22. Details about how to sign up to speak at this Public Hearing, which will include a combination of in-person and call-in speaking opportunities, will be available on the School Board webpage by Wed., Nov. 18. This public hearing can be viewed live online and on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FIOS Channel 41. The School Board will take action on Dec. 3 on new elementary school boundaries for 2021-22.

Dec. 3 — School Board Virtual Meeting

The School Board will hold a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3. This meeting will include an update on the 2020-21 school year from Superintendent Dr. Durán and the presentation of the APS-School Resource Officer Work Group. The School Board is scheduled to take action at this meeting on the Superintendent’s recommended elementary school boundaries for 2021-22, the proposed school year calendar for 2021-22, and the proposed Barcroft Elementary School calendar realignment. This can be viewed live online and on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FIOS Channel 41. Visit the School Board webpage to view the agenda and information on how to share your input.

Information in Spanish via WhatsApp

In addition to School Talk messages sent to all families, APS provides information in Spanish for families who prefer “WhatsApp en español.” To join this group, please send the name, school, and cell phone number of the person to be added to Dulce Carrillo, Coordinator of Community Engagement, APS School and Community Relations, at dulce.carrillo@apsva.us.  week’s newsletter?


Do You Have Information to Share?

Don’t be shy. If you have information to share about what’s going on at Glebe, please email glebeptacomm@gmail.com. The deadline to include information in the PTA newsletter is Sundays at 7 PM


Thank You…

  • To the Glebe administration, staff, and teachers for an excellent first week of school!
  • To the Glebe PTA Enrichment Committee for putting together an excellent virtual enrichment program!
  • To Courtney Markle for updating, stocking, and organizing the book cabinet in front of Glebe!

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!
  • While Glebe’s BoxTops for Education collection box is closed, families can submit receipts via the BoxTops app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play.  You must create your own account and link it to Glebe (School ID#385133).
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!
  • Support Glebe Giving Today. Donate to Glebe Giving using PayPal at GlebeGiving@gmail.com.

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PTA Newsletter – Nov. 10, 2020

Vol. 9  | Thanksgiving Brigade Edition | Nov. 10, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 3-16 — Book Fair (online)
Nov 10 — Virtual PTA Meeting TONIGHT at 7pm (online)
Nov 12 & 13 — Student Support Caregiver Conversation (online)
Nov 23 — Thanksgiving Brigade Baskets Drop Off


PTA Meeting TonightGlebe PTA Logo

Join the PTA tonight for a virtual PTA meeting via Zoom at 7pm. The meeting will have translation. To join the Spanish channel, please click on the Globo at the bottom of the screen. IMPORTANT: translation only works in the Zoom app, so please download the Zoom app onto your device prior to joining.

Agenda:
Budget Update
STEM Program Update by Ms. Williams
Q&A with Principal Borg

Topic: Glebe PTA meeting
Time: Nov 10, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81602680095?pwd=Qkx0V2YzQzVzMmxuNy9EdXBaLzN1Zz09
Meeting ID: 816 0268 0095
Passcode: 916214

One tap mobile (Dialing in by phone number means that translation will not work)
+13462487799,,81602680095# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,81602680095# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 816 0268 0095
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdj0R0ivBY


Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

The Glebe PTA Community Service Committee asks you to sign up to purchase a basket for Glebe families in need. Please feel free to work with friends, neighbors or just your family to help fill up the basket with the items listed below. Turkeys will also be provided to each family, thanks to Capital Life Church and an anonymous donor. We have 55 families this year who are in need, 40 of the families prefer Maseca corn flour and 15 families prefer regular flour. Please be aware of which one you are signing up for. Feel free to have your child(ren) decorate the baskets, but please keep the decorations anonymous! If you have any questions, please contact Tara Blankinship at tsblankinship@hotmail.com or Julie Madison at juliefmadison@gmail.com.

Sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e48a5ae23a57-thanksgiving6.


Online Book Fair Nov. 3-16

Don’t forget to visit the Glebe PTA Online Scholastic Book Fair from now until November 16 and give the gift of reading to your children, family and friends.

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

We are also supporting our Teachers’ classrooms by offering the opportunity to purchase a book from a Classroom Wish List.  If you are interested in helping with this endeavor, please complete this form.

We hope you join us in developing lifelong readers while raising the needed funds for our school!

Questions?  Contact Jessica Burke (jmburke06@gmail.com)

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion – in other words, separate your book orders from other media orders to ensure you get free shipping on your book orders.


Message from the Glebe Student Support Team

During this first of it’s kind school year parents have had the unique opportunity to work, grow and sometimes struggle with their children as a result of the distance learning model and increased experiences of togetherness.

Join this Caregiver Conversation with Glebe School Psychologist, Eleanor Lewis and Glebe Social Worker, Catherine Hall, for a discussion about ways to engage with and motivate your child using tools you have at home.  We are offering two opportunities to join the conversation:

Thursday, Nov. 12, 7-8 pm https://zoom.us/j/97487866317 Passcode: 686712

Friday, Nov. 13, 11-noon
https://zoom.us/j/93091221440  Passcode: 
807034


APS LogoAPS Updates

2020-21 School Year Planning

Information and updates about the 2020-21 school year and planning for hybrid/in-person instruction are available at www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/. The information includes the latest updates from Superintendent Dr. Durán and FAQs on instructional models, technology, meals and more. Also, there is an APS COVID-19 dashboard. Families can use the APS Engage online form to share questions and comments with APS.

Information about Boundary Issues

If you are looking for boundary information and opportunities to engage with APS about boundaries click here:
https://www.apsva.us/engage/fall2020elementaryboundaries/#ESCommunityEngagement.

Information in Spanish via WhatsApp

In addition to School Talk messages sent to all families, APS provides information in Spanish for families who prefer “WhatsApp en español.” To join this group, please send the name, school, and cell phone number of the person to be added to Dulce Carrillo, Coordinator of Community Engagement, APS School and Community Relations, at dulce.carrillo@apsva.us.  week’s newsletter?


Do You Have Information to Share?

Don’t be shy. If you have information to share about what’s going on at Glebe, please email glebeptacomm@gmail.com. The deadline to include information in the PTA newsletter is Sundays at 7 pm.


Thank You…

  • To Courtney Markle for her work on teacher grants.

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!
  • While Glebe’s BoxTops for Education collection box is closed, families can submit receipts via the BoxTops app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play.  You must create your own account and link it to Glebe (School ID#385133).
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

https://www.facebook.com/glebeelementaryschoolpta/


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PTA Newsletter – Nov. 3, 2020

Vol. 8  | Book Fair Edition |  Nov. 3, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 3-16 — Book Fair (online)
Nov 10 — Virtual PTA Meeting, 7 pm (online)


Online Book Fair Nov. 3-16

The Glebe PTA Online Scholastic Book Fair is now open!  Visit our online store at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/glebeelementaryschool from November 3 to November 16 and give the gift of reading to your children, family and friends.

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

We are also supporting our Teachers’ classrooms by offering the opportunity to purchase a book from a Classroom Wish List.  If you are interested in helping with this endeavor, please complete this form.

We hope you join us in developing lifelong readers while raising the needed funds for our school!

Questions?  Contact Jessica Burke (jmburke06@gmail.com)

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion – in other words, separate your book orders from other media orders to ensure you get free shipping on your book orders.


Message from the Glebe Student Support Team

During this first of it’s kind school year parents have had the unique opportunity to work, grow and sometimes struggle with their children as a result of the distance learning model and increased experiences of togetherness.

Join this Caregiver Conversation with Glebe School Psychologist, Eleanor Lewis and Glebe Social Worker, Catherine Hall, for a discussion about ways to engage with and motivate your child using tools you have at home.  We are offering two opportunities to join the conversation:

Thursday, Nov. 12, 7-8 pm
https://zoom.us/j/97487866317  Passcode:
686712

Friday, Nov. 13, 11-noon
https://zoom.us/j/93091221440  Passcode: 
807034


Box Tops Collection Update

While Glebe’s BoxTops for Education collection box is closed, families can submit receipts via the BoxTops app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play.  You must create your own account and link it to Glebe (School ID#385133).

Which products are eligible?
View this products list.

Can I submit receipts from online grocery shopping?
YES!  See this page for step-by-step directions and a list of participating retailers.  Note that Giant, Harris Teeter, Target, Safeway, and Wegmans are on the list.  Unfortunately, Amazon is not.

For questions, contact Becky Milton (bmilton44@gmail.com).


APS LogoAPS Updates

Next School Board Meeting

The next School Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5. It will include an update on the 2020-21 school year from Dr. Durán, the presentation of the Superintendent’s elementary school boundary recommendation, the proposal to change the Barcroft Elementary School modified calendar to the traditional APS elementary school calendar, and action on the School Board’s 2022 budget direction. The meeting can be viewed live online and on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FIOS Channel 41. Visit the School Board webpage to view the full agenda and information on how to share your input.

APS and School Resources Officers Work Group Seeks Committee Members

Stakeholders interested in joining a 48-member Work Group that will work with staff in reviewing our school division’s relationship and operations with School Resource Officers (SROs) can submit applications through Nov. 9, 2020. Applications can be completed online in English and Spanish or in print by accessing an online application in Amharic, Arabic or Mongolian and following instructions for returning the completed form to APS. APS will gather community feedback, as well as recommendations from stakeholders to the School Board and Superintendent, on the future of this relationship. More information is available on the APS Engage SRO webpage.

2021 School Year Information and Planning for Hybrid/In-Person Instruction

Information and updates about the 2020-21 school year and planning for hybrid/in-person instruction are available at www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/. The information includes the latest updates from Superintendent Dr. Durán and FAQs on instructional models, technology, meals and more. Also, there is an APS COVID-19 dashboard. Families can use the APS Engage online form to share questions and comments with APS.

Information about Boundary Issues

If you are looking for boundary information and opportunities to engage with APS about boundaries click here:
https://www.apsva.us/engage/fall2020elementaryboundaries/#ESCommunityEngagement.

Information in Spanish via WhatsApp

In addition to School Talk messages sent to all families, APS provides information in Spanish for families who prefer “WhatsApp en español.” To join this group, please send the name, school, and cell phone number of the person to be added to Dulce Carrillo, Coordinator of Community Engagement, APS School and Community Relations, at dulce.carrillo@apsva.us.  week’s newsletter?


Thank You…

  • To Julie Madison and  Frances McLaughlin for another extra fun Rhyme & Cheese.
  • To the room parents, staff, and teachers who organized virtual Halloween parties.

Do You Have Information to Share?

Don’t be shy. If you have information to share about what’s going on at Glebe, please email glebeptacomm@gmail.com. The deadline to include information in the PTA newsletter is Sundays at 7 PM


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 you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

https://www.facebook.com/glebeelementaryschoolpta/


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