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PTA Newsletter – September 3 2019

Vol. 1  |  Welcome Back To School!  Edition   |   Sept. 3, 2019


Upcoming Events

Sept. 3 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Sept. 3 – Welcome Back Coffee – 9-10 am

Sept. 11 – Back To School Night – 7 pm

Sept. 17 – 7-8 pm – PTA Meeting – Library

Sept. 15-19 – Fall Enrichment Classes Registration

Sept. 30 – Fall Enrichment Classes Begin


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have a Kindergartener interested in playing soccer this fall? Arlington Soccer Association is forming kindergarten teams! Go to http://www.arlingtonsoccer.com/registration to sign up your child and/or volunteer to coach!


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!  For example, Picture Day Coordinator, Cookies For Teachers, Teacher Appreciation Week Coordinator, Room Parent Coordinator, etc.  If you are interested, please  to contact us at glebepta@gmail.com.


PTA Welcome Back Coffee

Tuesday, September 3, 9 am – Glebe Reading Garden

Please join us after drop-off in the Reading Garden (or the Multi Purpose Room if it is weather is inclement) for coffee and light refreshments. Come meet new parents and catch up with old friends!  Hope to see you there!


Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 11, 7 pm

Back-to-School Night provides Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians (not students) an opportunity to visit their children’s classrooms and hear presentations from teachers about the year to come at school.  Each teacher will present two identical sessions, lasting approximately 25 minutes each.  The first is 7 – 7:25 pm and the second is 7:30 – 7:55 pm, so parents have an opportunity to visit at least 2 classrooms.  Specials teachers will also be available to meet with parents.

Please note:  There is NO babysitting for students.

Parking & Traffic Note: This event is attended by atleast one member of nearly every Glebe family.  Due to a limited parking capacity for teachers, staff, and parents, we ask that you please plan to walk to Glebe if you live close.


Fall Enrichment Classes 2019

September 15-19 – Registration open

The Fall Enrichment Classes will open for registration on Sunday, September 15th at 8 pm and run through Thursday, September 19th at 8 pm.  The Course Catalog and registration information will be sent out to the community soon.  Classes begin Monday, September 30th.


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

Tuesday, September 17 – 7-8 pm – Glebe Library

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the 2019-20 school year!

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 and Spanish translation will be provided.


APS School Ambassador needed for 2019-20

Please see below for description of the role and if intersted, please email Jamie Borg at jamie.borg@apsva.us

Role & Responsibilities

The Ambassador role was developed in 2017 to help APS families stay up to date on initiatives that are division-wide, for example, boundary adjustments, School Board policy changes, the 2018-24 Strategic Plan, and more. To learn more about the type of information involved, please visit https://www.apsva.us/engage/.

  • Principals identify a parent volunteer each year to serve as an APS School Ambassador; some schools have two to three volunteers in this role, including one who speaks Spanish or another language
  • At some schools, the Ambassador role is filled by the PTA President, VP, or Newsletter volunteer
  • There is one in-person Ambassador meeting at Syphax Education Center in the fall, and a mid-year update (which may be delivered via online presentation)
  • Ambassadors receive a weekly email update throughout the school year with information in English and Spanish about current APS initiatives, decision points and deadlines, and how people can learn more and participate
  • Ambassadors are asked to share relevant information from the bilingual weekly email updates with families using the communications channels that work best for each school, including PTA website/newsletter, email, social media, handouts, texts/WhatsApp, or parent meetings
  • Ambassadors are asked to share questions or input they hear from families that can help APS identify information needs and develop FAQs, handouts and other communication pieces

Thank You…

  • Ainsley Stapleton who once again, organized a seamless ordering process for the 2019-20 School Kidz and rallied the Glebe community to fulfill the school’s needs for supplies across ALL grades.  We cannot thank you all enough! 
  • to Isabel Simmerman, Amy LaFalce, and Laura LoGerfo who set up breakfast for the teachers on their first day back last week, helped unpack School Kidz, and welcomed families to the Open House.  

Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projectsand events throughout the year.
  • 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!

https://www.facebook.com/glebeelementaryschoolpta/


Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email glebepta@gmail.com – Isabel Simmerman

For newsletter/school communications, email glebeptacomm@gmail.com – Chai Puri

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

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

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – September 11 2018

Volume 2   |     Back to School Night! Edition   |   September 11, 2018


Upcoming Events September 11th – September 24th


 

September 12th, 7:00 pm: Back to School Night

September 12th, 8:00 pm: Glebe Theater Information Session, Multi Purpose Room

September 12th: Glebe Theater Lottery Opens

September 16th, 8:00 pm: Enrichment Registration Begins

September 17th, 7:00 pm: PTA Meeting, Glebe Library

September 19th: Glebe Theater Lottery Closes

September 20th: Enrichment Registration Closes

 


Outcome of Community Meeting

On Friday, September 7th the Executive Board along with our Pro Bono Attorney, John Cafferky, updated community on status of our auction funds.  Notes of this meeting will be posted to our website soon.  Please contact any member of the board if you have additional questions about this meeting.


Reminder First Day Packet Information

If you haven’t already submitted the information from your first day packets, please do so as soon as possible. Your child(ren) can give these papers directly to their teachers.


Back to School Night

September 12th, 7:00 pm

Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians are welcome to attend the annual Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 12th. Each teacher will present two identical sessions, lasting approximately 25 minutes each; so parents have an opportunity to visit at least 2 classrooms.  Specials teachers will also be available to meet with parents.


Glebe Theater Presentation

September 12th, 8:00 pm: Multi Purpose Room

Glebe Theater will hold its’ third production later this calendar year!  Please join us for an information session, immediately following Back to School Night in the Multi Purpose Room.  For information regarding the theater program, please click here: https://www.glebepta.org/extras/glebe-theater/

Students interested in participating in the production must enter a lottery. The lottery will be open from September 12th – September 19th. To register for the lottery, you can sign up here:

https://www.glebepta.org/extras/glebe-theater/glebe-theater-lottery-registration/


Fall Enrichment Program

September 16th – 20th

The Fall Enrichment Program will open for registration on Sunday, September 16th at 8:00 pm and closes on Thursday, September 20th at 8:00 pm.  Classes often fill up quickly.   A quick tip: Be ready to go promptly at 8pm when registration opens.

For dates of classes, please click here: https://www.glebepta.org/extras/after-school-enrichment/

For Course catalog and descriptions, please click here: https://www.glebepta.org/extras/after-school-enrichment/enrichment-catalog-fall-2018/

Questions, you can contact: jmburke06@gmail.com


Glebe PTA Meeting

September 17th, 7:00 pm: Glebe Library

On Monday, September 17th, the Glebe PTA will hold its first PTA meeting of the year.  On the agenda, will be a discussion of the annual budget and allocation of existing funds moving forward; a call for volunteers to serve in open positions for the school year; and address outstanding concerns and issues of the community.  If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at the meeting, please send to glebepta@gmail.com by September 14th.

We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting,  Spanish translation will be provided.


Odyssey of the Mind

September 25th, 7:00 pm: Glebe Library

The Odyssey of the Mind program will kick off with an information session on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm in the Glebe Library.  For information regarding the program, including kick off session dates for specific grades can be found here:

https://www.glebepta.org/extras/odyssey-of-the-mind/

 


Thank You’s

  • First Day Packets A huge thank you to Lauren Barber, Tara Blankinship, Francis McLaughlin, MaryBeth Sancho, Jacqueline Lotts and Missy Heinzer for pulling together the first day packets!
  • Welcome Back Coffee: Thank you Tara Blankinship for taking the lead in coordinating a wonderful back coffee for our community. A special thank you to  Yvonne Matsko, Ali Collins,  Lauren Barber and Courtney Markle for donating and providing the food and drinks for this annual event. 
  • Fall Garden Clean Up: Thank you Michelle O’Connor for coordinating such a helpful event for our community.  Thank you to Cornelia and Matt Lesh, Rich and Michelle O’Connor, Kristen and Matt Hand, Chai Puri, John and Julie Madison, Stephen Gyor, Liz Newman,  Laura Heiss,  Amy LaFalce and Pablo Foronda for making our school beautiful again.  

Reminders

  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!
  • Please consider bringing in food and toiletries to support our fellow families in need.  Cart is in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayons? Our broken, used crayons are being collected and re-purposed. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!

Need to Reach Us?

email us at: glebepta@gmail.com

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PTA Newsletter – September 4 2018

Volume 1   |   Welcome Back to School! Edition   |   September 4, 2018


Upcoming Events September 4th – September 17th


 

September 4th: 1st Day of School!

September 4th, 9:00 am: Welcome Back Coffee, Glebe Reading Garden

September 7th, 9:15 am: Glebe Community Meeting, Multi Purpose Room

September 12th, 7 pm: Back to School Night

September 12th, 8 pm: Glebe Theater Information Session, Multi Purpose Room

September 12th – 19th: Glebe Theater Lottery

September 16th, 8 pm: Enrichment Registration Begins

September 17th, 7 pm: PTA Meeting, Glebe Library

 


Welcome Back Coffee

September 4th, 9 am: Glebe Reading Garden

Please join us in the Reading Garden (or the Multi Purpose Room if it is raining) for coffee and light refreshments. It is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones!  Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks to Yvonne Matsko, Ali Collins, Tara Blankinship,  Ali Collins, Lauren Barber, Courtney Markle and Michaela Moore for bringing in coffee and treats for our first day back!!

 


Glebe Community Meeting

September 7th, 9:15 am: Multi Purpose Room

On Friday, September 7th the Executive Board will present an overview of the situation surrounding the Glebe Auction Funds.  This will include an overview of the events, a timeline and the most up to date status. Additionally, our attorney will be present to answer questions and address the community.


Back to School Night

September 12th, 7 pm

Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians are welcome to attend the annual Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 12th. Each teacher will present two identical sessions, lasting approximately 25 minutes each; so parents have an opportunity to visit at least 2 classrooms.  Specials teachers will also be available to meet with parents.


Glebe Theater Presentation

September 12th, 8 pm: Multi Purpose Room

Glebe Theater will hold its’ third production later this calendar year!  Please join us for an information session, immediately following Back to School Night in the Multi Purpose Room.

Students interested in participating in the production must enter a lottery. The lottery will be open from September 12th – September 19th.


Fall Enrichment Program

September 16th

The Fall Enrichment Program will open for registration on Sunday, September 16th at 8 pm. The Course Catalog will be sent out to the community shortly.


Glebe PTA Meeting

September 17th, 7:00 pm: Glebe Library

On Monday, September 17th, the Glebe PTA will hold its first PTA meeting of the year.  On the agenda, will be an overview and update of the Glebe Auction Fund status; a discussion of the annual budget and allocation of existing funds moving forward; a call for volunteers to serve in open positions for the school year; and address outstanding concerns and issues of the community.

 

We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting,  Spanish translation will be provided.


Volunteers for 2018-2019 School Year:

There are many volunteer positions that we still need to fill for the 2018-2019 school year, for example Picture Day Coordinator, Teacher Appreciation Week Coordinator, Box Top Coordinator, Room Parent Coordinator, etc.  If you are interested, please feel free to contact us at glebepta@gmail.com

 


Thank You’s

  • SchoolKitz: Thank you to Ainsley Stapleton and former Glebe Family the Mellet’s, who returned for another year to distribute all the SchoolKitz delivered to the appropriate classrooms.
  • Welcome Back Teacher Breakfast:  Thank you Tara Blankinship for taking the lead in coordinating a wonderful back breakfast for our teachers on August 23rd!  And thank you to our volunteers for donating all the food and drinks to make this a success: Erika Hartingh, Liz Newman, Jessica Burke, Jennifer Shoji, Cindy Scarcella, Laura Harrington, Becca Herndon, Alyson Fliakas, Yvonne Matsko, and Lisa Gumbs.

Reminders

  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!
  • Please consider bringing in food and toiletries for our Glebe Support initiative. Cart is in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayons? Our broken, used crayons are being collected and re-purposed. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!

Need to Reach Us?

email us at: glebepta@gmail.com

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