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PTA Newsletter – May 5, 2020

Vol. 33 |  Virtual Glebe! Edition   |  May 5, 2020


May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5:  PTA Meeting via Zoom, 7pm
May 31-June 7: Online Auction

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm

Our next PTA Meeting with be held via Zoom TONIGHT, Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm.  The link was sent via email.  Agenda items include National and Virginia PTA guidelines to lead us through the rest of the school year, auction update, and budget update.  Spanish interpretation will be provided. Questions?  Email us here!

APS Updates

Budget Work Session: Tuesday, May 5 at 5pm

APS has been working through a revised budget for FY 2021.  You can find the proposed budget and detailed information on the budget process and recent proposed changes on the APS website.  A budget working group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 at 5pm and will be held virtually.

To reach out to APS about proposed budget changes, you can email Engage APS here or fill out an online form here.

Community Giving Updates

Glebe Community Building is an ongoing initiative to help families living within the Glebe School boundary who need extra support during this time. Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word! Donations should be made to the Glebe Community Giving account via PayPal at Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.

For more information, please email or call Ellen at 571-348-4418. If you have any questions you can also email

Auction Moves Online

May 31-June 7

This year’s Glebe Auction will be held online.  Bidding begins at 8PM on Sunday, May 31, and ends at 8PM on Friday, June 7.  We will provide information on how to register for online bidding and access the online catalog as the event draws closer.  Just like in prior years, the items you’ve come to know and love, such as Glebe Experiences, Teacher Donations, and Classroom Projects, will be available, alongside donations from our generous community, families, and supporters. Also, we will host a special portion of the online bidding in a live format, with designated live auction items, on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 8PM.

The Golden Raffle Live Auction Ticket is still in effect. For $100, you have the chance to “steal” any item of your choice from the live auction items (see rules and restrictions HERE). Golden Raffle ticket holders are invited to watch the drawing online on Sunday, May 31, at 7:30PM, and have your cell phone and choice ready. You must be available at 7:30 PM to claim your prize! You can still buy Golden Tickets here.

For those who have purchased a drink band to the 2020 Social & Auction, please consider making your drink band purchase a donation; alternatively, you can use your drink band purchase as credit towards a purchase during the online auction, or as a drink band for the 2021 Social & Auction.  Please email to confirm your preference.  Refunds are also available.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the Social & Auction Committee here or the PTA here.


  • 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!

Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – May 7 2019

Vol. 34|WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Edition   |   May 7, 2019

Upcoming Events

May 6-10 – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8 – Bike (or Walk) To School Day

May 18 – Glebe Day at Nats Park

May 20 – Girl Scout Informational Meeting

May 28 – PTSA Meeting – Dorothy Hamm Middle School

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6-10

Glebe Teachers & Staff rock! And we want to celebrate them all next week!  Please help let them know how much they are appreciated with a week worth of activities devoted to them!  Help is NEEDED for Wednesday’s event.  Please SIGNUP to bring a snack or goodies for the teachers!

PLUS, as an extra special treat this year, we offered all of the teachers (and a guest) tickets to Glebe Day at the Nationals game on Saturday, May 18th! Hope to see you there!!

Monday: “Opening Day”
Coffee and Continental Breakfast; teacher and staff chair massages

Tuesday: “Root, Root Root for your Teachers Team!”
Students wear their Teachers and Staff favorite team shirt or colors  (Ask room parents)   

Wednesday: “Double Header Dessert & Snacks Day”
Show our Teachers and Staff how SWEET they are! Please sign up to bring snack and goodies for our teachers.  
Thursday: “7th Inning Stretch!”
Show our teachers and staff how they make our students BLOOM by bringing them a flower!

Friday: “Lunchtime Tailgate!”
Catered Lunch!

Glebe Day at Nats Park

May 18, 2019 – 7:15 pm

Click here for tickets:

‘Glebe Day at Nats Park’ t-shirt pickup details TBS – stay tuned!

National Bike (or Walk) -To-School Day

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Join kids around the nation as they ride their bikes OR walk to school today!


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!

Pre-K and K Girl Scout Information Meeting at Glebe! 

Monday May 20th, 5 pm – 6 pm, Glebe Elementary Room D113

Parents, girls, and interested community members are invited to learn more about this 107-year-old organization and what makes Girl Scouting amazing!

Join us for an information meeting to learn about Girl Scouting in the Arlington Area!

If attending, please RSVP or contact for more information:

Hattie Waldron, Membership Specialist, 202-274-3334


Mark your Calendars!

Glebe Field Day
Friday, June 7th is Field Day!
(rain date: Friday June 14th)
Make sure to save the date!
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
Glebe 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

News from External Affairs – Laura LoGerfo

At the end of March, APS held a meeting for school representatives to discuss what kind of choice schools would be attractive options for parents and students.  APS calls these options Instructional Programs Pathways (IPP).  The conversation ranged widely:  Do we want an arts-focused high school?  A STEAM-driven middle school?  Another immersion school?  Themes?  Grade-levels?  Many ideas were floated, many notes were taken, and now it’s your turn if you want to share your thoughts:
  • A draft IPP framework and an online community survey will be available from now until May 13 at
  • A drop-in open house focused on IPP options will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on April 30 at Kenmore Middle School.
  • APS will continue to share information on the IPP via the weekly APS Ambassador updates, School Talk messages, and social media

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 all our young writers, readers, and those who came out to listen to their works on Rhyme & Cheese Night.  A special thanks to Frances McLaughlin and Julie Madison for capping Glebe’s Rhyme & Cheese tradition with a great night this school year! 
  • to all that came out for our annual 5K/Fun Run and a huge thanks to Jennifer Shoji for coordinating the logistics to make this a safe and seamless event, once again!


  • 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!

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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