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PTA Newsletter – December 4 2018

Vol. 14   |   HAPPY HANUKKAH! Edition   |   Dec. 4, 2018

Upcoming Events December 4th – December 17th

December 5 – 7-8 pm – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

December 7 – “Rock the Red” Spirit Day

December 9-13 – Winter Enrichment registration open

December 12th, 1:26 pm – EARLY RELEASE

December 13, 14 – 7-9 pm – Glebe Theater Show – Glebe Multipurpose Room

PTA Treasurer – open position!

Dear Glebe Community,

We are on the lookout for a new 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.   Thank you!

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Wednesday, December 5th, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting.  We’ll review our budget at this business meeting. 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.  Spanish translation will be provided.

“Rock The Red” Spirit Day

Friday, December 7th

Celebrate the Washington Capitals and show your team spirit by wearing red or your favorite Capitals gear!  We are ALL CAPS!

Winter Enrichment Program

December 9th – 13th

The Winter Enrichment Program will open for registration on Sunday, December 9th at 8:00 pm and closes on Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 pm.  Classes start Monday, January 7th.  When registering, please keep in mind that it is a commitment to pay for the class.  Refunds after a class has started are determined strictly by the vendor.

Classes often fill up quickly.   A quick tip: Be ready to go promptly at 8:00 pm when registration opens!  A look at the schedule is offered is below and this, along with the course catalog, can also be found here:

For immediate questions, suggestions or ideas for future classes, contact Beth Feldpush at

Teacher and Support Employee of the Year – letters due Dec 12th

This year, the staff of Glebe nominated Heather Morgan, 3rd grade special education teacher and Colleen Calhoun, Educational Administrative Assistant in the Glebe front office.

We are asking for anyone who would like to write a letter of support to please submit all letters to Jamie Borg at Glebe.  All letters are due December 12th.

Letters of support for Heather need to be addressed to the State Superintendent of Instruction and this address BUT need to be turned in to Jamie.

Dr. James F. Lane

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Commonwealth of Virginia
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Letters of support for Colleen need to be addressed to the Arlington Superintendent BUT turned in to Jamie.

Dr. Patrick K. Murphy

Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
2110 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

Glebe Holiday Stars

Each year, the Glebe Elementary School community works together to provide holiday gifts to Glebe students and their siblings who might not be able to enjoy the happiest of holidays.  We need your help to make the holidays a joyful time for all Glebe students.

The Glebe PTA is partnering with Restoration Anglican Church again this year.  Restoration Anglican Church is providing generous funding to purchase grocery store gift cards for each participating Glebe family, hosting a Giving Tree with Glebe Stars, and providing other assistance as well.  We are fortunate and excited to be partnering with Restoration Anglican Church again this year.

If you would like to participate in this program and purchase a new gift or gifts for these children in need, please contact Beronica Salas for a “Star”.  Her office is located on Glebe’s 1st Floor.  You can always email us if you can’t make it over to Glebe during the school hours.

Please deliver all new, wrapped gifts by December 13th, we will be distributing the gifts on the 16th of December. Note that we are only accepting new items. Lightly used gifts will not be distributed.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Salas at or Tara Blankinship at

Glebe Theater Show

Thursday and Friday, December 13th and 14th, 7 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

Join us for a student-written musical performance! It’s always a fall highlight and a wonderful show.

Thank You’s

  • to Justine Donahue for putting together another epic book swap on Nov 29th (and rescheduling due to our November snow!). Thanks to Tara Blankinship, Lauren Barber, Julie Hrubovcak, Frances McLaughlin, Kendra Russell, Marybeth Sancho and Kathleen Moore for all of your hard work prepping for it! 

  • to Laura Harrington for taking charge of the Round 2 of school pictures on Picture Makeup Day on Nov 30th! 


  • 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 – 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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