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PTA Newsletter – April 23 2019

Vol. 32| EARTH DAY Edition   |   April 23, 2019


Upcoming Events

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

April 23-26 – Spring Showdown Ticket Sales – see below for times – Glebe Lobby

April 26 – Picnic for the Planet – 11 am-1 pm – Glebe

April 26 – Spring Showdown – 7-8 pm – Wakefield High School

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

May 4 – Glebe 5K/Fun Run – Woodlawn Park


Spring Showdown

April 26, 2019 – 7 pm – Wakefield High School (doors open at 6:30)

Tickets to the Show Down ON SALE THIS WEEK in the Glebe Lobby…
Tuesday 4/23: 8:30 am – 9:00am
Tuesday 4/23: 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday 4/24: 8:00am – 9:00am
Wednesday 4/24: 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 4/25: 8:30am – 9:00am
Thursday 4/25: 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 4/25: 5:00pm – 6:00pm (@ ext day)
Friday 4/26: 8:00am – 9:00am


Volunteers NEEDED for ticket sales…sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aaea923ab9-spring


Ordered a Showdown T-Shirt?
We will send out an announcement later this week about pick up. Thanks for your order!


Picnic for the Planet

Friday, April 26 – 11am-1pm – outdoors at Glebe

Bring a bagged lunch and celebrate Earth Day with your child as we eat on our lunch on our field.


Glebe Day at Nats Park – T-shirt orders due this Friday, April 26th!

May 18, 2019 – 7:15 pm

Click here for tickets:  groupmatics.events/Glebe


Want to get your own ‘Glebe Day at Nats Park’ t-shirt?

Click on https://breakingt.com/glebe to get one at cost from a fellow Glebe Dad’s business, Breaking-T!  Don’t miss out on this deal!  Orders due Fri, April 26th!


Rhyme & Cheese Night is coming up – submissions due this Friday!

Rhyme & Cheese celebrates Glebe students’ own writing in the hopes that it will encourage a love and excitement for the craft by all who participate and come to listen. The student will share their own original writing on April 30th at 7 pm with the Glebe community in a relaxed atmosphere and hopefully learn to love (or at least get comfortable) speaking in front of others. The Listeners are just as critical as The Writers, so encourage your student to come support their Glebe-mates.

Submissions are due Friday, April 26th and a lottery will be conducted to select 30 students.

Multi-authored pieces are welcome so long as the number of authors does not exceed two. The Submission form can be found at the end of this newsletter or can be printed here and should be turned in the Glebe Lobby.


Glebe 5K/Fun Run 

Saturday, May 4 – Woodlawn Park

REGISTER HERE:  https://glebe.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/Glebe5K2019/tabid/1053210/Default.aspx

VOLUNTEER HERE:  https://signup.com/go/dZhNFAz

Questions? Please contact jennifershoji99@gmail.com

THIS RACE POWERED BY DC ROADRUNNERS


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!


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 from their positions.  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…

  • to Michelle O’Connor and all the members of the Glebe Garden Committee for caring for Glebe’s outdoor spaces – treat everyday like it’s Earth Day!

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 – 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 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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