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PTA Newsletter – May 7 2019

Vol. 34|WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Edition   |   May 7, 2019


Upcoming Events

May 6-10 – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8 – Bike (or Walk) To School Day

May 18 – Glebe Day at Nats Park

May 20 – Girl Scout Informational Meeting

May 28 – PTSA Meeting – Dorothy Hamm Middle School


Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6-10

Glebe Teachers & Staff rock! And we want to celebrate them all next week!  Please help let them know how much they are appreciated with a week worth of activities devoted to them!  Help is NEEDED for Wednesday’s event.  Please SIGNUP to bring a snack or goodies for the teachers!

PLUS, as an extra special treat this year, we offered all of the teachers (and a guest) tickets to Glebe Day at the Nationals game on Saturday, May 18th! Hope to see you there!!

Monday: “Opening Day”
Coffee and Continental Breakfast; teacher and staff chair massages

Tuesday: “Root, Root Root for your Teachers Team!”
Students wear their Teachers and Staff favorite team shirt or colors  (Ask room parents)   

Wednesday: “Double Header Dessert & Snacks Day”
Show our Teachers and Staff how SWEET they are! Please sign up to bring snack and goodies for our teachers.
https://www.glebepta.org/volunteer/?sheet_id=61  
Thursday: “7th Inning Stretch!”
Show our teachers and staff how they make our students BLOOM by bringing them a flower!

Friday: “Lunchtime Tailgate!”
Catered Lunch!


Glebe Day at Nats Park

May 18, 2019 – 7:15 pm

Click here for tickets:  groupmatics.events/Glebe

‘Glebe Day at Nats Park’ t-shirt pickup details TBS – stay tuned!


National Bike (or Walk) -To-School Day

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Join kids around the nation as they ride their bikes OR walk to school today!


DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

Mark your calendar for the upcoming PTSA general membership meeting:

Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm at HB-Woodlawn (Library)

A PTSA – what is that, you may ask? A PTSA is a Parent, Teacher and Student Association. A
PTSA allows students a voice in their school and opportunities to help plan and organize PTSA-sponsored events under the guidance of parents. Students in a PTSA can contribute to their community in a positive way, and their involvement may help parents become more involved too!


Pre-K and K Girl Scout Information Meeting at Glebe! 

Monday May 20th, 5 pm – 6 pm, Glebe Elementary Room D113

Parents, girls, and interested community members are invited to learn more about this 107-year-old organization and what makes Girl Scouting amazing!

Join us for an information meeting to learn about Girl Scouting in the Arlington Area!

If attending, please RSVP or contact for more information:

Hattie Waldron, Membership Specialist

hwaldron@gscnc.org, 202-274-3334

website: www.gscnc.org


Mark your Calendars!

Glebe Field Day
Friday, June 7th is Field Day!
(rain date: Friday June 14th)
 
Make sure to save the date!
Field Day is an annual tradition at Glebe. Kids participate in outdoor games, water activities, and the PTA provides lunch for the students
 
To make Field Day a success, we need 70+ volunteers!
Please consider signing up using the link below and help make a memorable day for our
Glebe students!
 
Questions? Please contact…
PE teacher – Mr H at wayne.herninko@apsva.us
PTA Parent Coordinator – Deb Ryan at debryan@gmail.com

Glebe Tutors for Glebe kids

Looking for a tutor for your child this summer, but unsure of how to find a qualified professional? Below is a list of Glebe teachers who are available to tutor this summer.You will need to individually contact the teacher(s) to establish days/times/price/location.*Please note that tutoring cannot occur on school grounds.
Mary Gerron
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Grades 1-5 Reading*OG & LLI trained
Lindsay Ference
724 766-4816
Grades 2-4 Math
Poppy Hall
443-465-7214
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
309-212-1670K-2
Reading preferred
K-5 any subject *OG trained
Emily Nolan
K-5 Any subject

Sara Binet
K-5 Reading Only*OG & LLI trained

Christine Frantz
K-5 Any subject
Denise Arce
All Grades Math

Olukemi Are
K – 5 Reading and Math*OG trained*
Cursive

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
703-283-3599
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

News from External Affairs – Laura LoGerfo

At the end of March, APS held a meeting for school representatives to discuss what kind of choice schools would be attractive options for parents and students.  APS calls these options Instructional Programs Pathways (IPP).  The conversation ranged widely:  Do we want an arts-focused high school?  A STEAM-driven middle school?  Another immersion school?  Themes?  Grade-levels?  Many ideas were floated, many notes were taken, and now it’s your turn if you want to share your thoughts:
  • A draft IPP framework and an online community survey will be available from now until May 13 at www.apsva.us/prek-12-instructional-programs-pathway-ipp/
  • A drop-in open house focused on IPP options will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on April 30 at Kenmore Middle School.
  • APS will continue to share information on the IPP via the weekly APS Ambassador updates, School Talk messages, and social media

PTA positions – Next year’s openings

If you have ever thought about how you could make Glebe a better place, this is the perfect opportunity for you to do so.  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE PTA Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year. Our By-Laws state we need to have a President and Treasurer for us to have a PTA. We have volunteers for some positions, but we need more individuals from the community to step up and take the reins for next year.

The following Executive Board positions are open: President, VP Program and Activities, VP Ways and Means, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary.

Laura LoGerfo,VP of External Affairs and Chai Puri, VP of Communications, have volunteered to remain in their positions next year.  Current board members will assist new board members in learning the ins and outs of their new position.

Jessica Burke has volunteered for Treasurer, but it is an election so if you are interested in any position, please let me know ASAP.  On the same note, we also need two volunteers for Enrichment Committee (great for those who work as they do all of their work over email)!

Please contact Kristen at glebepta@gmail.com if you are interested in any position.


Thank You…

  • to all our young writers, readers, and those who came out to listen to their works on Rhyme & Cheese Night.  A special thanks to Frances McLaughlin and Julie Madison for capping Glebe’s Rhyme & Cheese tradition with a great night this school year! 
  • to all that came out for our annual 5K/Fun Run and a huge thanks to Jennifer Shoji for coordinating the logistics to make this a safe and seamless event, once again!

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!
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of posts for upcoming events, photos from school assemblies, and other important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

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


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 29 2019

Vol. 20|  Superbowl Edition   |   January 29, 2019


Upcoming Events January 29th- February 11th

January 27 – February 1 – Galley dinner Fundraiser

February 3 – “Power Pack” Fundraiser for Food For Others

February 6 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library


Galley Dinner Fundraiser

January 27-February 1


“Power Pack” Fundraiser for Food For Others

February 3rd, 2-4 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

Bring your Superbowl spirit to Glebe on Sunday before the big game!

The Glebe Community Service Committee proudly presents the 2nd Annual “Start the New Year Off Helping Others” –  a Fundraiser for Food for Others, an award-winning nonprofit that fights hunger in our community by distributing donated food to NoVA residents and their kids.

We invite you to bring your kids to help pack “Power Packs” (see pic below) for children who may not have enough to eat during the weekends when they are without access to school feeding programs.  A Power Pack is a bag that supplies children with two sets of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks of non-perishable foods that are easy to make and consume over a weekend.


Multicultural Night – chairperson needed

February 28, 2019

This special night is on the calendar but is need of a chairperson!  If you would like to take charge of this awesome annual event at Glebe, please email Lauren Barber ASAP at glebeactivities@gmail.com.  The previous chair is available and willing to help whoever steps us!  No prior experience necessary!


PTA Meeting

February 6, 7 pm – Glebe Library

We will be discussing Be Smart: A conversation about kids, guns, and safety www.besmartforkids.org

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

The Glebe Spring Social & Auction is seeking volunteers to commit only a few hours of time starting in January 2019.  We are seeking people to help on February 10, 2019 at craft day, to work with the business donations committee, or to make calls during the February 18, 2019 business donations phone bank.  There’s opportunity to commit as little as one hour of time, but the benefit to the Social & Auction will be much greater.  The links to sign up are below.  Thank you in advance!
Craft Day:
Business Donations:
Business Donations Phone Bank:

Glebe Green Team

What is the Glebe Green Team? The Green Team is a group of 3rd-5th graders that meet monthly to work on ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at Glebe. Most recently, 3rd graders made posters of what can and can’t be recycled in the cafeteria. This week 4th and 5th graders are putting finishing touches on presentations they will use to promote the importance of recycling correctly and reducing the amount of trash we make. They are looking forward to presenting in classrooms in the weeks to come.

According to The Water Project, it’s estimated that up to 80 percent of water bottles in the United States never get recycled. In addition, it takes three times the amount of water that’s in a water bottle to create the bottle in the first place! The Water Project also notes that, “U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles alone.” So getting a BPA-free water bottle shows the earth – and your wallet – love.

If you have any ideas or talents you would like to share with the Green Team, we would welcome the support. Contact Toni Wexler at toni.wexler@apsva.us


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 Laura Harrington for keeping up with Glebe’s Picture Days and organizing last week’s 5th grade and Club pictures!   


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 8 2019

Vol. 17   |   HAPPY NEW YEAR! Edition   |   January 8, 2019


Upcoming Events January 8th – January 21st

January 7-11 – Winter Enrichment Begins – Glebe

January 10, 7-9 pm – Bingo Night – Glebe

January 13 – 2-4 pm – “Power Pack” Fundraiser for Food For Others – Glebe Multipurpose Room

January 16 – EARLY RELEASE – Dismissal at 1:26 pm

January 21 – MLK DAY HOLIDAY – SCHOOL CLOSED


Winter Enrichment Classes Begin

Monday, January 7th-11th – after school

Please remind your kids which classes they are taking!

Bingo Night

Thursday, January 10, 7-9 pm

Join us for a night of free, family fun at Glebe Bingo night, coming up next
THURSDAY January 10th from 7-8pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.

A quick reminder about the rules of Glebe Bingo! At the start of each round, Jamie/Ingrid will announce the way to win, whether lines/postage stamp/blackout, etc. As in years past, each round will feature several winners. The FIRST winner for each round will receive a kid-friendly gift card. Runner up winners will receive a small prize and all attendees will go home with a small thanks for playing gift.

Special Announcers this year are…Molly (5th) and Jeffrey (1st) Burke!

For questions, please contact Kristen Hand (kristen.j.hand@gmail.com) or Michelle Zlakowski (michelle.zlakowski@gmail.com).

Hope to see you there!


“Power Pack” Fundraiser for Food For Others

Sunday, January 13 – 2-4 pm


Glebe Spring Social & Auction

The Glebe Spring Social & Auction is seeking volunteers to commit only a few hours of time starting in January 2019.  We are seeking people to help on February 10, 2019 at craft day, to work with the business donations committee, or to make calls during the February 18, 2019 business donations phone bank.  There’s opportunity to commit as little as one hour of time, but the benefit to the Social & Auction will be much greater.  The links to sign up are below.  Thank you in advance!
Craft Day:
Business Donations:
Business Donations Phone Bank:

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 Lauren Barber for organizing another successful Holiday Cookies for Teachers & Staff event in December!  We truly appreciate the generosity and time spent making the goodies by the Glebe Community!


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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