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PTA Newsletter – April 2 2019

Vol. 30| APRIL FOOLS! Edition   |   April 2, 2019


Upcoming Events

April 2 – Spring Enrichment Classes Begin

April 3 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

March 7-April 5 – Outdoor Lab Summer Camp Registration

April 8 – Yearbook Orders due

April 15-19 – NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK

April 23 – DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA Meeting – 7 pm – H-B Woodlawn Library

April 26 (NEW DATE!) – Picnic for the Planet – 11 am-1 pm – Glebe

April 26 – Spring Showdown – 7-8 pm – Glebe

April 30 – Rhyme & Cheese Night – 7-8:30 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

May 28 – DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA Meeting – 7 pm – H-B Woodlawn Library


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/


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

April 3, 7 pm – Glebe Library

If you’re concerned about APS eliminating funding for the Outdoor Lab, come to our PTA meeting on April 3rd at 7 pm.  Representatives from the Outdoor Lab will be there to present and inform you!

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.


News from External Affairs

On March 28, the School Board will discuss the Superintendent’s proposed budget in a public hearing, followed by a County Board public hearing about the County Budget on April 2nd.  If any of the proposed cuts strike you as unacceptable, please make your voice heard at these upcoming meetings.  Some
Here is a summary from the March 6 meeting:
APS is attempting to find about $9M in the FY 2020 budget by imposing some fees (e.g., middle school activity fee, raising high school parking fees) and by eliminating some programs and positions.
Cuts under consideration that affect elementary schools in particular include:
* eliminating elementary school library assistants
* eliminating the printing of report cards
* eliminating activities at the Outdoor Lab
* eliminating funding for discretionary field trips
* postponing the hiring of additional psychologists and social workers
The budget is long (https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FY-2019-Superintendents-Proposed-Budget.pdf), but pages 58-60 present the complete list of proposed cuts.

2018-19 Yearbook

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday, April 8
(corrected date from order form in Friday folders)

Yearbooks can be purchased two ways:

  • Online.  If the website does not automatically identify Glebe Elementary, you can enter our school code: 13276019
  • Fill out the yearbook form that was sent home via Friday folders and send it in (to your child’s teacher or just bring it to the front office) along with the $20 payment. If you have misplaced the form, there are extras in the front office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cindy Scarcella or Alyson Fliakas.


DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

Mark your calendar for the upcoming PTSA general membership meetings!  The dates are listed below:

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm at HB-Woodlawn (Library)
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!


SUMMER CAMP at the OUTDOOR LAB

Do you have a child who loves nature, enjoys spending time in the outdoors,
or is interested in animals?
Then they might enjoy SUMMER CAMP at the PHOEBE HALL KNIPLING OUTDOOR LAB!
The Outdoor Lab offers a week-long science enrichment camp that provides a number of nature-related activities and experiences to Arlington Public School students, who have completed grades 4 through 8.The Outdoor Lab Summer Camp brochure will be posted for 4th and 5th grade parents on Peach Jar from March 1st to March 29th.   In addition, more information can be found in the APS Summer School Catalog (Catálogo para la Escuela de Verano).
Go to www.apsva.us/summer-school/APS students can sign up for Outdoor Lab Summer Camp through the APS Summer School Program between March 7th and April 5th, 2019.
Questions? Please contact:Joanne Godwin, Outdoor Lab Camp Director, at joanne.godwin@apsva.us


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.

2018-19: 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 the Auction Committee for making Saturday a night to remember and raising funds for the Glebe PTA to continue putting together creative and fun activities and events for our children and teachers/staff!

 

  • to the Glebe After School Enrichment Committee: Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts and Lynda Ramirez-Blust for putting together another fantastic selection of enrichment classes and getting our community through the registration process smoothly!

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 – March 26 2019

Vol. 29| SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Edition   |   March 26, 2019


Upcoming Events

April 1 – NO SCHOOL

April 2 – Spring Enrichment Classes Begin

April 3 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

March 7-April 5 – Outdoor Lab Summer Camp Registration

April 15-19 – NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK

April 23 – DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA Meeting – 7 pm – H-B Woodlawn Library

April 22 – Picnic for the Planet – 11am-1pm – Glebe

April 26 – Spring Showdown – 7-8 pm – Glebe

April 30 – Rhyme & Cheese Night – 7-8:30 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

May 28 – DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA Meeting – 7 pm – H-B Woodlawn Library


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/


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

April 3, 7 pm – Glebe Library

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.


News from External Affairs

On March 28, the School Board will discuss the Superintendent’s proposed budget in a public hearing, followed by a County Board public hearing about the County Budget on April 2nd.  If any of the proposed cuts strike you as unacceptable, please make your voice heard at these upcoming meetings.  Some
Here is a summary from the March 6 meeting:
APS is attempting to find about $9M in the FY 2020 budget by imposing some fees (e.g., middle school activity fee, raising high school parking fees) and by eliminating some programs and positions.
Cuts under consideration that affect elementary schools in particular include:
* eliminating elementary school library assistants
* eliminating the printing of report cards
* eliminating activities at the Outdoor Lab
* eliminating funding for discretionary field trips
* postponing the hiring of additional psychologists and social workers
The budget is long (https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FY-2019-Superintendents-Proposed-Budget.pdf), but pages 58-60 present the complete list of proposed cuts.

DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

Mark your calendar for the upcoming PTSA general membership meetings!  The dates are listed below:

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm at HB-Woodlawn (Library)
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!


SUMMER CAMP at the OUTDOOR LAB

Do you have a child who loves nature, enjoys spending time in the outdoors,
or is interested in animals?
Then they might enjoy SUMMER CAMP at the PHOEBE HALL KNIPLING OUTDOOR LAB!
The Outdoor Lab offers a week-long science enrichment camp that provides a number of nature-related activities and experiences to Arlington Public School students, who have completed grades 4 through 8.The Outdoor Lab Summer Camp brochure will be posted for 4th and 5th grade parents on Peach Jar from March 1st to March 29th.   In addition, more information can be found in the APS Summer School Catalog (Catálogo para la Escuela de Verano).
Go to www.apsva.us/summer-school/APS students can sign up for Outdoor Lab Summer Camp through the APS Summer School Program between March 7th and April 5th, 2019.
Questions? Please contact:Joanne Godwin, Outdoor Lab Camp Director, at joanne.godwin@apsva.us


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.

2018-19: 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 the Auction Committee for making Saturday a night to remember and raising funds for the Glebe PTA to continue putting together creative and fun activities and events for our children and teachers/staff!

 

  • to the Glebe After School Enrichment Committee: Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts and Lynda Ramirez-Blust for putting together another fantastic selection of enrichment classes and getting our community through the registration process smoothly!

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 – October 10

Volume 6   |   Columbus Day Edition   |   October 10, 2017

Upcoming Events October 10th – October 23rd:

Weekly News

Glebe Sweats!

Did you sweat today?

Volunteers Needed!!!

Glebe Garden Committee

Kids and adults are needed to join the volunteer effort to help beautify Glebe! On Sunday, October 15th from 9 am – 12 pm the Glebe Garden Committee will be doing a clean up of the grounds, followed by a day of planting on October 29th.  Bring your gloves and a shovel!

Outdoor Classroom

Glebe has an amazing outdoor classroom that encourages hands-on learning about plants and habitats. We recently purchased a weather station, observation deck, sundial, collection table and magnifying station. and NEED HELP putting these together!! Please consider volunteering your time on Tuesday, October 17th at 9 am.

Fall Movie & Potluck

Our fabulous volunteers are getting ready for our annual Fall Movie and Potluck and we need volunteers. During the event, we eat dinner and our kids watch a movie (Moana) on the Glebe field. Volunteers help set up, bring food to share and clean up afterwards. Please consider volunteering to make this event fun for all. Click here to help: https://www.glebepta.org/volunteer/?sheet_id=14.

Original Works

Your child(ren) are currently creating a beautiful piece of art for the Original Works program. We are looking for volunteers in November and December to help us organize the orders and disseminate the projects when they come in.

President’s Corner

Thank you to all the parents who came out to our October PTA meeting. A big thanks to Tannia Talento for her report on the School Board and Lori West for her presentation on Gifted Services. Did you know you can read minutes taken from our meetings on our website? You can always be in the know even if you can’t make a meeting.

It’s directory time! I’m sure your kiddos are like mine and they love searching for their classmates. This year you’ll receive a downloadable PDF version of the directory and if you have ever misplaced yours this is a lifesaver!  A huge thank you goes out to Paul Bolejack, Liz Guffey, Heather Jones and Sharon McKenna Gundrum for their hard work and attention to detail on this year’s publication. Please keep a look out for them in this week’s Friday Folder.

Please consider supporting the writers at this year’s first Rhyme and Cheese on Thursday, October 12th. Please consider helping out for our upcoming events – – we NEED volunteers! Check out our sign ups here:  https://www.glebepta.org/volunteer/

We had a bunch of kids and parents walk, scoot or bike to school on National Walk to School Day! Our BFF Committee chairs Marybeth Sancho and Cornelia Lesh, brought their A-game with coffee for parents and a fun banner for the kids to write their name on to celebrate this health initiative! Thanks to Cornelia and Marybeth for a fabulous walk to school day! Visit our BFF page for more on our health initiatives.

Still not sure where you should be parking when you come to school for drop-off, pick-up or extended day? Need to give a family member directions on where to go?  We have you covered!  Visit our Location page for everything Glebe – including a map of the parking lots!  And keep in mind, if it raining, give yourself an extra 10 minutes if you are driving for traffic back-up.

Last week, Girl Scouts and our community donated 193 boxes and 97 bags of hurricane relief. Once again, our community rose up to help those in need and I’m speechless at how generous our community is. Thank you to everyone who donated items and their time to positively impact the lives of others.

APS is seeking community input on resetting middle school boundaries: https: www.apsva.us/post/seeking-input-middle-school-boundaries/ 

Upcoming APS meetings and information:

  • Career Center High School Seats, Wednesday October 11 from 7-9 pm, W&L Cafeteria, 1301 N. Stafford St.  On June 29, 2017 the School Board vote on 1,300 high school seats approved adding 700-800+ seats through an addition to the Career Center.

 

  • Education Center Instructional Focus, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 7-9 pm, Education Center, in rooms 101 & 102.  On June 29, 2017 the School Board voted to renovate the Education Center Building to provide approximately 500 – 600 high school seats. A working group will propose two to three options for the instructional focus, including: Expansion of Washington-Lee by 600 seats; Open a new high school program with approximately 500 seats (options identified in ACI’s annual report, 2016)

In addition to attending the meetings, you can find more information on these and other projects by:

  • Visiting the web page “Engage with APS” https://www.apsva.us/engage/which contains Information about all APS initiatives.
  • Email engage@apsva.uswith questions or concerns.
  • Call 703-228-6310 with questions or concerns.

Comment/Idea for the Gleagle News?

email us at: glebepta@gmail.com

 

 

 

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