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PTA Newsletter – May 15

Volume 35   |   Lend a Helping Hand Edition   |   May 15, 2018

Upcoming Events May 15th – 28th

May 15th: 5th Grade Science SOL

May 15th, 7 pm: Reed Elementary School Update, Reed Facility

May 16th: 3rd Grade Reading Part I SOL

May 16th: All Day Joe’s Pizza & Pasta Odyssey of the Mind Fundraiser

May 16th, 7 pm: Reed Elementary School Update, Swanson Middle School

May 17th: 3rd Grade Reading Part II SOL

May 17th: Toiletry Drive, Glebe Lobby

May 18th: Toiletry Drive, Glebe Lobby

May 18th, 8:30 am: Walk, Ride or Roll to School

May 22nd, 7 pm: 4th & 5th Grade Spring Concert, Washington & Lee High School

May 23rd: 3rd Grade Math SOL

May 23rd: Dining Night: District Taco

May 24th: 4th Grade Reading SOL

May 25th, 8:30 am: Walk, Ride or Roll to School

May 28th: Memorial Day – – NO SCHOOL

 Reed Elementary School Update

May 15th & 16th, 7 pm

There will be two meetings this week regarding planning for the design of the new Reed Elementary School:
Tuesday, May 15 will be a joint work session of the APS BLPC (Building-Level Planning Committee) and AC PFRC (Public Facilities Review Committee) at the Reed facility, next to the Westover Library. The primary topic of this meeting will be transportation issues. Public comment will be allowed.
Wednesday, May 16 will be an APS community information meeting where APS and AC staff will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions. This meeting will be held at Swanson Middle School.
Both meetings will start at 7pm.
For more information about the evolution of the project, see the project web page.

Odyssey of The Mind Fundraiser


May 16th, Joe’s Pizza and Pasta ALL DAY

You can continue to support the 4th Grade Girls Odyssey of the Mind Team as they raise funds for their quest for World Finals! Visit Joe’s Place Pizza and Pasta Wednesday, May 16th Dine in OR Carry Out and mention The Glebe Odyssey of the Mind Team and

a portion of the funds raised will be donated to the girls team.

Toiletry Drive

May 17th & 18th, Glebe Lobby

The Glebe Community Service Committee will host a TOILETRY DRIVE this Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18.  Bring any of the items listed below to Glebe and help us support our community.  Together we can make a positive impact on families in our community who, at a crucial time in their lives, could use extra help and encouragement. 

Toiletry Items:

Please note: All items should be new and sealed but any size welcome.

  • Shampoo + Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothpaste + Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Comb + Hair Products
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Appreciated Extras: Detergent

Glebe Dining Night

May 23rd, 5 pm

With games and after school activities, who has time for dinner?  Well on May 23rd, you don’t need to worry!  Go to District Taco after 5pm and mention Glebe, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA.



Field Day

June 1, 8:50 am – 2:00 pm

BFF Update

The BFF crew (Be Your Body’s Best Friend) handed out healthy snacks in the cafeteria on Wednesday, 5/9.
We are happy to report that the majority of Glebe kids say please and thank you! : )

The featured snack was Harvest Snapea Crisps.  They were a hit with most kids and teachers.
Better yet – they are actually good for you. This crunchy snack is low in sodium, and has a healthy amount of protein & fiber.

Thanks to volunteers Andrea Sanchez, Tara Blankinship & Maureen McDonough for helping out!

Reminder – If your kids are walking, biking or scooting to school, we will collect their orange cards on Friday, 5/18.
They will have a chance to win a gift card to Child’s Play.

BFF Committee
Cornelia Lesh & Mary Beth Sancho

PTA Reimbursement

June 13th

If you have any reimbursements to submit to the PTA, please submit them no late than June 13th for payment. If you have any questions, you can contact Treasurer, Enjoli Goyal

Thank You’s:

  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: Thank you to Coordinators Lauren Barber, Tara Blankinship, and Julie Madison, for organizing a fantastic week of  activities. And a special thank you to all the parents who volunteered and helped make this week a success:  Alice Hogan, Beth Jackson, Shireen Dodini, Cheryl Slade, Maureen McDonough, Elizabeth Nowinski, Michaela Moore, Sarah Goodell, Allison Collins, Michelle Ziakiwski, Becca Herndon, Stephanie Reed, Sahar Roshanaei, Cara Fowler, Weeraya Fouchard, Nicole Smith, Stephanie Dotson, Shelly Stoneman, Jillian Carl, Jessica Buckwalter, Lynisa Michalski, Erin Fuller, Herman Chen, Melissa Beaty, Neera Parikh, Alyson Flikas, Melissa Heinzer, Frances McLaughlin, Rozita Kozar, Sari Greene, Bassem Fattouh, Heather Brown, Holly Radus, Pragnya Lenka, Lindsay Binstock, and Kristy Rolands.


  • 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!

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