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PTA Newsletter – September 25 2018

Volume 4   |   Welcome to Fall! Edition   |   September 25, 2018

Upcoming Events September 25th – October 8th

September 25th – 28th: AFAC Food Drive Continues – Glebe Lobby

September 25th, ALL DAY: Dining Day/Night at Pete’s Apizza – Clarendon

September 25th, 7 pm: Odyssey of the Mind Information Information Night

September 28th, 3:45-5 pm: Odyssey of the Mind Spontaneous Problem Solving Workshop

October 1st, 3:45 pm: Fall Enrichment Classes Begin

October 1st, 3:45 pm: Glebe Theater Rehearsals Begin

October 3rd, 7 pm: PTA Meeting, Glebe Library

October 5th, 3:45-5 pm: Odyssey of the Mind Spontaneous Problem Solving Workshop

October 8th:  Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day – – NO SCHOOL 

PTA Calendar of Events

A copy was distributed in last week’s Friday folders, but in case you missed it, the link is below.  This includes events like Picture Day, Dining Nights, Rhyme & Cheese, etc for the whole year, so please take a look!

Dining Night at Pete’s APizza – TODAY/TONIGHT!!!

September 25th, All Day, 11-9:30 PM

Take a break for lunch or from cooking dinner and head over to Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza in Clarendon (3017 Clarendon Blvd) on TUESDAY anytime between 11:00 – 9:30 pm and mention Glebe Elementary when you order.  The PTA gets 25% of the proceeds for Glebe events and activities!  Tell your friends too!

AFAC Food Drive

September 24 – 28th

AFAC is the only organization in Arlington, VA, solely devoted to providing over 2, 300 Arlington families dignified access to nutritious, supplemental groceries each week—free of charge.  September is National Hunger Action Month.  Please bring in a non-perishable canned goods (vegetables, fruit, tuna), cereals, peanut butter and jelly are needed.  Please help us support Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)!

Odyssey of the Mind Information Session / Spontaneous Problem Solving Workshop

September 25th, 7:00 pm: Glebe Library – Info Session

September 28th, 3:45-5: Glebe Library – Workshop

October 5th, 3:45-5: Glebe Library – Workshop

The Odyssey of the Mind program will kick off with an information session on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm in the Glebe Library. Additionally, The Odyssey Team will be holding spontaneous problem solving workshop sessions for students in 3rd – 5th grade, starting on Friday, September 25th at 3:45 in the Glebe Library. For information regarding the program, including kick off session dates for specific grades can be found here:

After School Fall Enrichment / Glebe Theater Kicks Off

October 1st

Just a reminder all Glebe Enrichment classes and the Theater rehearsals begin the week of October 1st.  Remind your kids what they are doing afterschool!

Glebe Nourishment Program

The Glebe Food Pantry operates on the goodwill of volunteers and your donation of food. All food donated to the pantry goes to Glebe families.  We are also collecting toiletries now!  In our experience, the following items are most needed:

  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cooking oil
  • Bags of dried beans
  • Maseca flour for tortilla
  • Canned food or vegetables
  • Dried pasta
  • Jars of spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly or jam
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • Gift cards to Safeway / Harris Teeter / Giant

The donations of items is ongoing – it is not a onetime collection. Please consider purchasing an extra item in your regular grocery shopping and donating it to the pantry.  Donations can be placed in the basket in the Glebe Lobby.

Questions, please contact Tara Blankinship or Beronica Salas


Wanna relive the 80’s.  Join fellow Glebers for a rockin’ blast to the past.  We have 14 tickets left for the It’s a Glebe 80’s party @ the Legwarmers Concert, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th at 9PM at the State Theater in Falls Church. Get those Madonna outfits ready, dust off your Jordache jeans and join us for a fun night! Tickets are $100/person.  If interested, email Erika Hartingh at

PTA Meeting

October 3rd, 7 pm: Glebe Library

On the agenda:  Revised Budget Discussion and Walk to School Safety presentation by SRO Corporal Tiffanie Hegerty.

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

Thank You’s

  • Theater Team:  Thanks to Tara Blankinship and Elaine Maag for all their work on the theater lottery and setting up the production this year.
  • Fall Enrichment: Thank you to Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts and Lynda Ramirez-Blust for all your hard work pulling together the wonderful enrichment program and managing the registration process!


  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!
  • Please consider bringing in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment center. 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!

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