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PTA Newsletter – October 22 2019

Vol. 8  |  Parent-Teacher Conferences Edition   |   Oct. 22, 2019


Upcoming Events

Oct. 22 – Pupatella Dining Night

Oct. 24 – EARLY RELEASE

Oct. 25 – NO SCHOOL – P/T Conferences

Oct. 31 – Halloween Parade

Nov. 5 – NO SCHOOL – Grade Preparation Day

Nov. 6 – PTA Meeting


DINE IN OR CARRY OUT!  Dining Night at Pupatella Pizzeria

Tuesday, October 22nd, 3pm – close

Take a break from cooking dinner and head over to Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd. Arlington VA) and mention Glebe Elementary when you order.  The PTA gets a percentage of the proceeds for Glebe events and activities from your order whether it is online, by phone or in person!  Tell your friends too!

For more information, click here, and remember, DINE IN or CARRY OUT (order by phone or online)!

Questions?  Contact Rashmi Agarwal.


Author visit: Ginjer Clarke Visits K-2nd Grade Classes

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes will have the opportunity to meet nonfiction children’s book author Ginjer Clarke on Wednesday, November 13.  Ginjer writes fun, fact-filled nonfiction science books about wild, wonderful animals and nature that make learning about nature entertaining and engaging.  During her time with students, Ginjer will read from her books and talk about being an author, how a book gets made, writing tips and exercises, and fascinating facts about some unusual creatures.

If you want to order a book and have it signed by Ginjer, please complete the order form and submit the form and payment to the Glebe library by Friday, October 25.


Lost and Found

Now that Fall is here, our Lost & Found is filling up with jackets & sweaters. Marking your child’s items with Sharpie on the tags helps us find the owners of lost items.  For those of you already missing brand new school clothes, here is a list of items currently in the Lost & Found.


APS Updates from our Glebe APS Ambassador

2020 Elementary School Boundary Process
The 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process will determine attendance zones for the Reed School and Arlington Science Focus School. Community engagement forums will begin by November.  In the meantime,  you can learn more about the process here.
October 28 – Middle School Information Night

Middle School Information Night for 2020-21 will be held on Oct. 28, 7 – 9 p.m., at Washington-Liberty High School (1301 N. Stafford St.), and will include registration, school options and transfers, application deadlines and procedures, school information sessions, available resources, and more. Visit www.apsva.us/school-options/middle-school

Your APS Ambassador

Grace Solares (mother of Camila in Ms. Redican’s 2nd Grade Class) is pleased to serve as Glebe’s APS Ambassador for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please reach out to her with questions about items in this update or to signal your interest in other District initiatives, news and events.


Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year Needed:

Want to get involved? There are many volunteer positions that we need to fill for the 2019-2020 school year!  We have need for a Social Media Volunteer,  5th Grade Parent to coordinate the Yearbook and Graduation and many others for Glebe Activities (Bingo Night, STEM Fair etc). If you are interested, please to contact us at glebepta@gmail.com.

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email michellekondracki@hotmail.com and Socialkaj@gmail.com.


Thank You…

  • to Sari Greene for coordinating and all the volunteers that helped during picture day!
  • to Allison Collins for chairing the Fall Movie and Potluck event, and to those who helped with setup, serving, or cleanup: Liz Newman, Rachel Barish, Michelle Zlakowski, Jessica Bauserman, Lynisa Michalski, Doug Hughes, Amy LaFalce, Jessica Burke,Nelson Sancho, Julia Saperstein, Sheila Gerrling, and all who donated money or food! 

Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projects and events throughout the year.
  • Did you know that you can earn money for Glebe at NO EXTRA COST to you?!?  Visit our website for more information on our Free Money Fundraisers, such as linking your Harris Teeter card and Amazon Smile to Glebe Elementary.  A percentage of your purchases goes directly to Glebe at NO COST to you!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayonsour 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 – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email glebeptatreasurer@gmail.com – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email glebeactivities@gmail.com – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email glebeptacomm@gmail.com – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – March 5 2019

Vol. 26|  YAY IT’S MARCH! Edition   |   March 5, 2019


Upcoming Events

March 6 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

March 7 – EARLY RELEASE

March 8 – NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 13 – STEM Night – Glebe Elementary

March 18-21 – Book Fair Begins

March 22 – Happy On Wheels assemblies – Glebe

March 23 – Glebe Social & Auction Gala – Knights of Columbus

March 26 – Rhyme & Cheese Night – Glebe Multipurpose Room


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

March 6, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Meet Ellen Smith, our new Principal at Hamm Middle  School, about transitioning to middle school .  Meet and greet rising middle school parents.

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.


STEM Night 

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-8:00 pm – Glebe Hallways

Mark your calendars for the Glebe STEM Fair and get ready for an amazing night of invention and discovery by our young scientists and engineers!!!  We do need a few hands to help make the night go smoothly so please sign up here.   If you have questions, please contact our STEM Fair coordinator, Lauren Barber (email).


Book Fair

March 18-21

Check out what’s available at this year’s Book Fair on the flyer sent home in Friday Folders this week!

Happy on Wheels

Friday, March 22

Happy on Wheels will come to Glebe and present to our kiddos during daytime assemblies.  Ask them what they learned!


Glebe Spring Social & Auction

March 23 – Knights of Columbus

Be a star!  Attend the March 23rd Glebe PTA Social & Auction!  Don’t wait to the last minute to register to attend, buy a drink band or a Golden Ticket, or shop at our Dine & Dash:  Register and purchase today at: https://glebe.ejoinme.org/2019registration. Dine & Dash gift cards that are live for sale include: Alta Strada, Founding Farmers, and Cowboy Cafe (including a Reserved Parking Spot for Auction night after partiers!): https://glebe.ejoinme.org/dinedash2019.

The Social & Auction is a great way to socialize, make new friends, and raise funds for Glebe!  Over 70% of the PTA’s budget is raised at the Social & Auction!  See you there! 


Rhyme & Cheese NightRhyme and Cheese Night

Tuesday, March 26 – Multipurpose Room

Get ready for another Rhyme & Cheese Night!  Come join and support Glebe’s young writers!  We hope to see you there!

Heads up, writers!  Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 22…details to come!


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.

018-19: 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 everyone who donated art supplies to Henry’s Art Drive!  It made a world of difference to the patients at Children’s National Hospital!

  • The Glebe Social & Auction Committee thanks all the families who donated items, services, and money to this year’s auction.  It takes a village!  Thanks again and see you on the 23rd!  

  • to Isabel Simmerman, Lauren Barber and all the volunteers who made Multicultural Night a success!  We loved seeing the fashions of the world and at Glebe!

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 – February 5 2019

Vol. 21|  Good-bye Polar Vortex Edition   |   February 5, 2019


Upcoming Events February 5th- February 25th

February 6 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

February 13 – EARLY RELEASE – dismissal at 1:26 pm

February 18 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

February 19 – Dorothy Hamm Middle School PTA Meeting – HB Woodlawn cafeteria

February 25-March 1 – Henry’s Art Drive – Glebe Lobby


PTA Meeting

February 6, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Presentation on gun safety by Be Smart – www.besmartforkids.org. We’ll have a conversation about kids, guns, and safety. Presented by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.

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.


Dorothy Hamm Middle School UPDATE

EARLY FEB 2019 – from Lara Johnson, the Publicity Committee Chair

The next Dorothy Hamm Middle School PTA Organizational Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the HB Woodlawn cafeteria.

We will be sharing ideas, reviewing the draft by-laws and updates from the Committee Chairs. You will also be able to join the new PTA – proposed dues for March to June 2019 are $20, please bring cash.

Please note these important dates for your calendar:

  • Monday, February 4, 7 pmAPS Desegregation: A 60th Anniversary Tribute. Please see flyer
  • Tuesday, February 19, 7 pm: PTA Meeting.

·       Academic Planning/Course Information Sessions:

§  Rising 6th Grade: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 7 pm at H-B Woodlawn

§  Rising 7th & 8th Grade: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 7 pm at H-B Woodlawn

  • Friday, March 8: Course Request Forms Due

Thank you to everyone who attended the Dorothy Hamm Informational PTA Meeting on January 22, as well as to the volunteers leading our Inaugural Committees. Please consider volunteering and reaching out to one of the Committee Chairs.

Please find the Dorothy Hamm MS Informational PTA Meeting Minutes at: Dorothy Hamm MS January 22 Minutes.

Thanks so much and we hope to see you at the next meeting!!


Henry’s Art Drive for Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program

In September 2017,  Glebe 2nd grader Henry was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma. Over the last eighteen months, he has been receiving treatment at Children’s National Hospital. The Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program has been an integral part of Henry’s healing. This art drive is Henry’s way to give back to Tracy’s Kids and support other kids with cancer and their families.
Thank you for your generosity, the Glassman Family
 

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:

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 Shelly Stoneman for spearheading another successful Food for Others “Power Pack” fundraiser and community service event this past weekend!  A couple photos are below but  please check out our Facebook page for more…

       


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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