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PTA Newsletter – May 21 2019

Vol. 36  |  GLEBE ROCKS! Edition   |   May 21, 2019

Upcoming Events


May 28 – PTSA Meeting – Dorothy Hamm Middle School

May 31 – Soccer Fiesta – Glebe



June 5 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

June 7 (rain date June 14) – Field Day – Glebe

June 19 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 18 – 5th Grade Picnic

June 21 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)


Our art teachers need NEWSPAPER for an upcoming art project.  If you have any to donate, please drop in either art classroom (Ms. Lewis and Ms. Westergren) on the first floor.  Thank you!


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!

Arlington – Aachen Exchange Information Night

Thursday, May 30, 7:00pm – Nottingham Elementary School Library

Want to learn more about the annual Arlington-Aachen 5th grade Exchange Program?
Join us to hear about this 25-year partnership with our German sister city and how your
family can be a part of it.

Rising 5th grade families are invited to take part in the exchange, where you can host a
family from Aachen, Germany October 10-18, 2019, then visit their home March 31-April
9, 2020.

Exchange coordinators and past participants will give you all the details such as timing,
costs, activities and more so you can decide if your family would like to participate.

Can’t make it on the 30th? Please email for more information.

Registration will begin June 10 at 9:00 am (no earlier applications will be accepted).

The Arlington-Aachen Elementary Exchange is part of the Arlington Sister Cities Associ-
ation (

Soccer Fiesta

Friday, May 31 – 6:30 – 8 pm – Glebe

Come taste amazing Hispanic fare prepared by our own Glebe community – the best dinner you will have all year!

After dinner kids (and parents if they wish) can kick around the soccer ball on the field.  Alternatively, kids can participate in a hula hoop contest.  All are welcome!

Please bring a blanket to sit on and beverages for your family – we’ll take care of the rest! Stay tuned for volunteer sign-up and event coordinator information.

PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

Wednesday, June 5 – 7 pm – Glebe Library

We will be reviewing and voting for next years budget and new officers for the Executive Board.

PLEASE NOTE – We have several OPEN positions next year:  President, VP of Programs and Activities, VP of Ways and Means, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary.  Without these positions filled, we won’t have a PTA or PTA activities next year, so please consider volunteering for one of these roles.

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 and Spanish translation will be provided.

Field Day

Glebe Field Day

Friday, June 7 – all day (rain date: Friday, June 14)

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 students!
Questions? Please contact…
PE teacher – Mr H at
PTA Parent Coordinator – Deb Ryan at

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
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
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*

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

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 if you are interested in any position.

Thank You…

  • to Cynthia Punsalan for coordinating Glebe Day at Nats Park and thanks to everyone who came out to the game and honored our awesome, fantastic teachers and staff who work so hard year-round…Glebe Rocks!


  • Don’t forget to link your Harris Teeter card and Amazon Smile to Glebe Elementary!  A percentage of your purchases goes directly to Glebe and at NO COST to you!
  • 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 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!

Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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