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PTA Newsletter – February 11, 2020

Vol. 22 |  Happy Valentine’s Day! Edition   Feb. 11, 2020


Upcoming Events

Feb. 12 – Early Release

Feb. 17 – NO SCHOOL- Presidents’ Day

Feb. 20 – Multicultural Night

Feb. 23 – Online Summer Camp Sale

Feb. 26 – Dining Night at Nando’s Peri-Peri Ballston

Mar. 3 – PTA Meeting

Mar. 5 – Early Release

Mar. 6 – NO SCHOOL – Conferences

Mar. 11 – Early Release AND STEM Night


 

Multicultural Night

Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm

Multicultural Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 starting at 6:30pm.  This year’s theme will be “Hello to the Children of the World” and each table will teach Glebers how to say “hello” in a different language.  Please sign up here to host a table to showcase a country or culture!  We also need plenty of people to sign up and help the evening run smoothly.  You can click here to sign up!


Lost and Found

The Lost & Found area is once again overflowing!  If you think your child has lost an item, you can click here to see a list of what’s there, or stop by to retrieve your item.  Lost & Found is on the first floor near Ms. Sebastian’s kindergarten classroom.


APS Updates

Through Feb. 28—2020 Your Voice Matters Survey

APS encourages families, students in grades 4-12, staff and teachers to participate in the 2020 Your Voice Matters survey before Feb. 28 to share insight on such topics as school and community climate, well-being, and engagement. The survey is confidential and administered by Panorama Education, which sent survey information to families via email or U.S. mail on Jan. 13. For more information, visit www.apsva.us/engage/your-voice-matters-survey-2020


Dining Night at Nando’s Peri-Peri

Wednesday, February 26, 5-10pm

Need dinner and want a night out? Then head over to Nando’s PERi PERi – Ballston at 4401 Wilson Blvd. and have some tasty chicken, salads, and sides (see https://www.nandosperiperi.com/)! Nando’s chicken dishes originally come from southern Africa with a Portuguese twist. Peri Peri is the chili that grows in Mozambique and gives Nando’s chicken its unique flavor.

Nando’s Ballston will be generosly contributing 40% of Glebe sales and Glebe families will need to print or show this flyer from their mobile phones. Please come on out to have some tasty chicken and support Glebe PTA!

Glebe 2020 - Nandos

STEM Night

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30-8:00pm

Glebe STEM Night will be held on March 11 from 6:30-8:00pm 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’re available.  Display boards will be on sale before school and on the evening of February 20 for $3.  If you have questions, please contact our STEM Night coordinator, Rachael Scholz.


Yearbook Photos Needed!

Year in and year out, Glebe always has a fantastic yearbook! To make it shine again this year, the designers want to include as many photos of kids and teachers in action as possible. Your help contributing photos you have taken in the school (or at other Glebe events) will be most appreciated!  A Google Drive is in place to house photos, and folders by grade and activity have been created to keep track of different homerooms, specials, resource teachers, events, etc.  Please contribute, and thanks for your help!


Glebe Social & Auction

Saturday, April 25

What is the Glebe Social & Auction? Held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 6-10pm at Knights of Columbus, Arlington, the Social & Auction raises funds that cover 80% o

f the PTA’s budget, and brings our school community together for one night in support of that common fundraising goal. It’s free to attend, unless you choose to purchase a drink band, and you can register here. There’s no dress code, but it is an adult only event, so book a sitter now!

Where does the money go? The Social & Auction funds PTA activities including, but not limited to, Grade Specific Projects & Field Trips; After School Enrichment scholarships; Fall Potluck/Movie Night; Book Swap & Book Fair; Spring Showdown; Field Day & Soccer Fiesta; Rhyme & Cheese Night; Multicultural Night; Odyssey of the Mind; August classroom start up money; Teacher grants (for every teacher); Classroom manipulatives; Art, Music, PE, Library, & Spanish activities; Gifted & special needs; Homework Club & Summer School; Teacher Appreciation Week; outdoor landscaping, removal of poison ivy, & garden beds; benches, sunshades & playground equipment; Outdoor Classroom; Walking Path (multi-year project); the Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive; and Glebe Nourishment (food pantry).
How can you participate: Register to attend, purchase a drink band, or make a cash donation here. Contact Lindsey Binstock, Auction Chair, to volunteer your time. Donate a service, experience, or item to be auctioned off here.

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!  If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected]

 


Thank You…

    • to Justine Donahue, Cheryl Slade, Emma Eastwood, Liz Newman, Rashmi Agarwal, Beth Jackson, Javier Miranda, Julie Hrubovcak, Elizabeth Dawson, Isabel Simmerman, MIchelle Zlakowski, Michelle Reddan, and Amy LaFalce for helping make the Book Swap a success!  And THANK YOU to everyone who brought in books to swap!

Reminders

  • 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!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • 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!
  • Want to include an item in the Gleagle News?  Just send an email with your updates, events, news and information! The deadline for the coming week’s edition is every Sunday at 7pm.
  • 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 [email protected] – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – February 4, 2020

Vol. 21 |  Book Swapping! Edition   Feb. 4, 2020


Upcoming Events

Feb. 4 – PTA Meeting

Feb. 6 – Book Swap

Feb. 12 – Early Release

Feb. 17 – NO SCHOOL- Presidents’ Day

Feb. 20 – Multicultural Night

Feb. 23 – Online Summer Camp Sale

Feb. 26 – Dining Night at Nando’s Peri-Peri Ballston

SAVE THE DATE – Mar. 11 -STEM Night


PTA Meeting TONIGHT

Tuesday, February 4, 7pm

Our next PTA meeting will be held TONIGHT, Tuesday, Feb. 4th at 7pm in the Glebe library.  Carolyn Jackson, Supervisor of the APS Office of Equity & Excellence, will come to talk about what APS is doing to promote equity in our schools.  She will be joined by the Equity & Excellence officers from Swanson and Dorothy Hamm Middle Schools, who will discuss initiatives at the middle school level.  We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.  If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to [email protected].


Book Swap

Thursday, February 6, 7-8pm

Glebe’s annual Book Swap will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 from 7-8pm in the Multipurpose Room.  Drop off your gently used books in the school lobby anytime between Monday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 6. (Kindergarten and up, no preschool books please!)  The books will be collected and sorted throughout the week in preparation for the swap.  Come with your kids to the multi-purpose room between 7-8pm on Feb. 6 and pick up a few “new to you” books for your family – all FREE! (Bring a bag!)  As with all PTA events, your help is greatly needed and appreciated.  You can sign up here. Thanks in advance!

Questions?  Contact Justine Donahue.


Multicultural Night

Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm

Multicultural Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 starting at 6:30pm.  This year’s theme will be “Hello to the Children of the World” and each table will teach Glebers how to say “hello” in a different language.  Please sign up here to host a table to showcase a country or culture, and click here for more details!


APS Updates

Through Feb. 28—2020 Your Voice Matters Survey

APS encourages families, students in grades 4-12, staff and teachers to participate in the 2020 Your Voice Matters survey before Feb. 28 to share insight on such topics as school and community climate, well-being, and engagement. The survey is confidential and administered by Panorama Education, which sent survey information to families via email or U.S. mail on Jan. 13. For more information, visit www.apsva.us/engage/your-voice-matters-survey-2020


Dining Night at Nando’s Peri-Peri

Wednesday, February 26, 5-10pm

Need dinner and want a night out? Then head over to Nando’s PERi PERi – Ballston at 4401 Wilson Blvd. and have some tasty chicken, salads, and sides (see https://www.nandosperiperi.com/)! Nando’s chicken dishes originally come from southern Africa with a Portuguese twist. Peri Peri is the chili that grows in Mozambique and gives Nando’s chicken its unique flavor.

Nando’s Ballston will be generosly contributing 40% of Glebe sales and Glebe families will need to print or show this flyer from their mobile phones. Please come on out to have some tasty chicken and support Glebe PTA!

Glebe 2020 - Nandos

Save the Date: STEM Night

Mark your calendars for the Glebe STEM Night on March 11 from 6:30-8:00pm 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’re available.  Display boards will be on sale before school and on the evening of February 20 for $3.  If you have questions, please contact our STEM Night coordinator, Rachael Scholz.


Glebe Social & Auction

Saturday, April 25

What will Glebe’s future be? Have a part in that experience by attending the PTA’s largest fundraiser, the Glebe Social & Auction, on Saturday, April 25. Donations are needed now to make the event a success. Go to https://www.glebepta.org/give/auction/ for more information, to register, or to donate. See you there!

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!  If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected]

 


Thank You…

    • to Sarah Botha for all of the hard work on the Glebe Directory update!

Reminders

  • 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!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • 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!
  • Want to include an item in the Gleagle News?  Just send an email with your updates, events, news and information! The deadline for the coming week’s edition is every Sunday at 7pm.
  • 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 [email protected] – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – January 28, 2020

Vol. 20 |  Another Short Week of School! Edition   Jan. 28, 2020


Upcoming Events

Jan. 31 – NO SCHOOL – Grade Preparation Day

Feb. 4 – PTA Meeting

Feb. 6 – Book Swap

Feb. 12 – Early Release

Feb. 17 – NO SCHOOL- Presidents’ Day

Feb. 20 – Multicultural Night

Feb. 23 – Online Summer Camp Sale

Feb. 26 – Dining Night at Nando’s Peri-Peri Ballston

SAVE THE DATE – Mar. 11 -STEM Night


PTA Meeting

Tuesday, February 4, 7pm

Our next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb 4th at 7pm in the Glebe library.  Carolyn Jackson, Supervisor of the APS Office of Equity & Excellence, will come to talk about what APS is doing to promote equity in out schools, and Chuchi Arevalo from Spark Academy will talk about how to raise financially responsible kids.  We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.  If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to [email protected].


Book Swap

Thursday, February 6, 7-8pm

Glebe’s annual Book Swap will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 from 7-8pm in the Multipurpose Room.  Drop off your gently used books in the school lobby anytime between Monday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 6. (Kindergarten and up, no preschool books please!)  The books will be collected and sorted throughout the week in preparation for the swap.  Come with your kids to the multi-purpose room between 7-8pm on Feb. 6 and pick up a few “new to you” books for your family – all FREE! (Bring a bag!)  As with all PTA events, your help is greatly needed and appreciated.  You can sign up here. Thanks in advance!

Questions?  Contact Justine Donahue.


Multicultural Night

Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm

Multicultural Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 starting at 6:30pm.  This year’s theme will be “Hello to the Children of the World” and each table will teach Glebers how to say “hello” in a different language.  Please sign up here to host a table to showcase a country or culture, and click here for more details!


Directory Update!

The first update of the online Glebe directory has been completed!  You can access it from the PTA website under the “Directory” tab or by clicking here.  A limited number of printed copies will be available in the Glebe front office by request and we will send an update when these are available.  You also have the option to download as a PDF through the site.  Questions? Email [email protected]


APS Updates

Jan. 30—Public Hearing on Elementary School Planning

The School Board will hold a Public Hearing on Elementary School Planning at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Syphax Education Center (2110 Washington Blvd.). If the Public Hearing needs to be rescheduled due to inclement weather on Jan. 30, it will take place at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6, before the meeting at which the School Board is scheduled to take action on this initiative. The School Board webpage has information about how to speak at meetings and public hearings, and how to view these live online.

Through Feb. 28—2020 Your Voice Matters Survey

APS encourages families, students in grades 4-12, staff and teachers to participate in the 2020 Your Voice Matters survey before Feb. 28 to share insight on such topics as school and community climate, well-being, and engagement. The survey is confidential and administered by Panorama Education, which sent survey information to families via email or U.S. mail on Jan. 13. For more information, visit www.apsva.us/engage/your-voice-matters-survey-2020


Online Summer Camp Sale

Sunday, February 23

Announcing the Online Summer Camp Sale on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at 8pm, hosted by the Glebe PTA Social & Auction Committee!

This year, several summer camps have donated a day, week, or a discount to attend their camps. We will offer those camps for sale to you at a discounted price and all proceeds will go directly to the Glebe PTA. Camps confirmed so far include:
•Tiny Chefs Kids Cooking Camp;
•American Inline Bike Riding Camp;
•Synetic Theater Camp;
•ETC Theater Camp;
•Jane Franklin Dance Camp;
•TIC (Technology & Sports) Camp;
•Arlington Arts Summer Camp;
•Camp Twin Creeks;
•SPARK Financial Literacy Summer Camp;
•Camp Hidden Meadows;
•Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts Camp; and
•Everwonder Camp.
As we continue our efforts to reach out to more camps, there will be more to consider. We will share the registration address and more information about the online sale prior to the Camp Sale.

(The Glebe PTA and the Glebe PTA Social & Auction Committee do not endorse any specific camp, including, but not limited to, the camps on sale on February 23, 2020. All sales are final. No refunds. Please read the details for each camp item prior to purchase.)

Dining Night at Nando’s Peri-Peri

Wednesday, February 26, 5-10pm

Need dinner and want a night out? Then head over to Nando’s PERi PERi – Ballston at 4401 Wilson Blvd. and have some tasty chicken, salads, and sides (see https://www.nandosperiperi.com/)! Nando’s chicken dishes originally come from southern Africa with a Portuguese twist. Peri Peri is the chili that grows in Mozambique and gives Nando’s chicken its unique flavor.

Nando’s Ballston will be generosly contributing 40% of Glebe sales and Glebe families will need to print or show this flyer from their mobile phones. Please come on out to have some tasty chicken and support Glebe PTA!

Glebe 2020 - Nandos

Save the Date: STEM Night

Mark your calendars for the Glebe STEM Night on March 11 from 6:30-8:00pm 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’re available.  Display boards will be on sale before school and on the evening of February 20 for $3.  If you have questions, please contact our STEM Night coordinator, Rachael Scholz.


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!  If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected]

 


Thank You…

    • to Sarah Botha for all of the hard work on the Glebe Directory update!

Reminders

  • 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!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • 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!
  • Want to include an item in the Gleagle News?  Just send an email with your updates, events, news and information! The deadline for the coming week’s edition is every Sunday at 7pm.
  • 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 [email protected] – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – January 21, 2020

Vol. 19 |  Sliding into 2020! Edition   Jan. 14, 2020


Upcoming Events

Jan. 31 – NO SCHOOL – Grade Preparation Day

Feb. 6 – Book Swap

Feb. 12 – Early Release

Feb. 17 – NO SCHOOL- Presidents’ Day

Feb. 20 – Multicultural Night

Feb. 26 – Dining Night at Nando’s Peri-Peri Ballston


Book Swap

Thursday, February 6, 7-8pm

Glebe’s annual Book Swap will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 from 7-8pm in the Multipurpose Room.  Drop off your gently used books in the school lobby anytime between Monday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 6. (Kindergarten and up, no preschool books please!)  The books will be collected and sorted throughout the week in preparation for the swap.  Come with your kids to the multi-purpose room between 7-8pm on Feb. 6 and pick up a few “new to you” books for your family – all FREE! (Bring a bag!)  As with all PTA events, your help is greatly needed and appreciated.  You can sign up here. Thanks in advance!

Questions?  Contact Justine Donahue.


APS Updates

Jan. 13–Feb. 28—2020 Your Voice Matters Survey

The 2020 Your Voice Matters survey will be administered Jan 13-Feb. 28 to APS families, students in grades 4-12, staff and teachers to gain insight on such topics as school and community climate, well-being, and engagement.  This biannual survey is a collaboration between APS and the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families.  Families will receive an email message on Jan. 13 from Panorama Education with a link to the survey; a paper survey will be mailed to families with no email address on file at APS.

Survey results will inform work across the school division and the County, and will provide APS with new benchmarks for measuring progress on the 2018-24 Strategic Plan.

Looking Ahead

Jan. 30: School Board Public Hearing on Elementary School Planning (if this is cancelled due to inclement weather, the Public Hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2020)


Multicultural Night

Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm

Multicultural Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 starting at 6:30pm.  This year’s theme is “Hello to the Children of the World,” and each table will teach Glebers how to say “hello” in a different language.  Please sign up here to host a table to showcase a country or culture, and stay tuned for more details!


Dining Night at Nando’s Peri-Peri

Wednesday, February 26, 5-10pm

Need dinner and want a night out? Then head over to Nando’s PERi PERi – Ballston at 4401 Wilson Blvd. and have some tasty chicken, salads, and sides (see https://www.nandosperiperi.com/)! Nando’s chicken dishes originally come from southern Africa with a Portuguese twist. Peri Peri is the chili that grows in Mozambique and gives Nando’s chicken its unique flavor.

Nando’s Ballston will be generosly contributing 40% of Glebe sales and Glebe families will need to print or show this flyer from their mobile phones. Please come on out to have some tasty chicken and support Glebe PTA!


The Future is Now! :

Help Glebe roar into 2020 by contributing to the April 25, 2020 Glebe Social & Auction

SPONSOR the Festivities with a Family Monetary Donation that will be combined together to purchase big tickets items, to round out prize packages, and to defray auction expenses: https://glebe.ejoinme.org/2020registration.DONATE a Specific Item, Experience or Service like vacation home time, tickets to sporting events and concerts, gift certificates for special experiences, or professional services: https://glebe.ejoinme.org/2020donations.

CONNECT your business or employer with our auction committee to discuss donations: [email protected].

HOST a party for the Glebe Community: Our most popular auction items are the Glebe parties. Families join together to host amazing theme parties and dinners and activities: https://glebe.ejoinme.org/2020donations.

Please contact Liz Newman with any questions. The deadline for donations is Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Thank you for your support!


Yearbook Photos Needed!

Year in and year out, Glebe always has a fantastic yearbook! To make it shine again this year, the designers want to include as many photos of kids and teachers in action as possible. Your help contributing photos you have taken in the school (or at other Glebe events) will be most appreciated!  A Google Drive is in place to house photos, and folders by grade and activity have been created to keep track of different homerooms, specials, resource teachers, events, etc.  Please contribute, and thanks for your help!


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!  We have an URGENT NEED need for 2 parents to help plan Glebe Day at Nats Park.  If you are interested, please to contact us at [email protected]


Thank You…

    • to Outdoor Lab and Mrs. Borg for presenting at the PTA Meeting!
    • to Rashmi Agarwal for coordinating District Taco dining night, and for all who came out to support Glebe PTA!
    • to Sarah Botha for all of the hard work on the Glebe Directory update!

Reminders

  • 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!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • 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!
  • Want to include an item in the Gleagle News?  Just send an email with your updates, events, news and information! The deadline for the coming week’s edition is every Sunday at 7pm.
  • 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 [email protected] – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – January 14, 2020

Vol. 18 |  First PTA Meeting of the Decade! Edition   Jan. 14, 2020


Upcoming Events

Jan. 14 –  PTA Meeting

Jan. 15 – EARLY RELEASE and District Taco Dining Night

Jan. 20 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

Jan. 31 – NO SCHOOL – Grade Preparation Day

Feb. 6 – Book Swap

SAVE THE DATE – Feb. 20 – Multicultural Night


Digital Directory is LIVE!

Opt in by January 15

The online Glebe directory is now LIVE.  You can access it from the PTA website under the “Directory” tab or by clicking here.  You MUST opt in to access the directory; please opt in by TOMORROW, January 15 when we will complete the next update.  Instructions on how to opt in can be found on the directory landing page.  A limited number of printed copies will be available in the Glebe front office by request.  You also have the option to download as a PDF through the site.  Questions? We will have a Q&A at the PTA meeting TONIGHT, or email [email protected]


PTA Meeting

January 14th, 7pm

Our next PTA meeting will be held TONIGHT at 7pm in the Glebe library.  Agenda items include Mrs. Borg discussing “This is Glebe,” a new program celebrating the diversity of our community, Outdoor Lab coming to present their programs, and a budget update and directory Q&A session.  We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.  If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to [email protected].


Dining Night at District Taco

January 15th, 4-10pm

Need dinner, and don’t feel like cooking?  Come out for burritos, enchiladas, tacos, salsa and more on Wednesday, January 15th from 4 – 10pm at District Taco (5723 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207).  This restaurant is a Glebe favorite, so come on out and say hello to your fellow Glebers!

Remember to say “Glebe Elementary” and our PTA gets a proceed from all Glebe sales!


APS Updates

Jan. 13–Feb. 28—2020 Your Voice Matters Survey

The 2020 Your Voice Matters survey will be administered Jan 13-Feb. 28 to APS families, students in grades 4-12, staff and teachers to gain insight on such topics as school and community climate, well-being, and engagement.  This biannual survey is a collaboration between APS and the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families.  Families will receive an email message on Jan. 13 from Panorama Education with a link to the survey; a paper survey will be mailed to families with no email address on file at APS.

Survey results will inform work across the school division and the County, and will provide APS with new benchmarks for measuring progress on the 2018-24 Strategic Plan.

Looking Ahead

Jan. 30: School Board Public Hearing on Elementary School Planning (if this is cancelled due to inclement weather, the Public Hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2020)


Yearbook Photos Needed!

Year in and year out, Glebe always has a fantastic yearbook! To make it shine again this year, the designers want to include as many photos of kids and teachers in action as possible. Your help contributing photos you have taken in the school (or at other Glebe events) will be most appreciated!  A Google Drive is in place to house photos, and folders by grade and activity have been created to keep track of different homerooms, specials, resource teachers, events, etc.  Please contribute, and thanks for your help!


Book Swap

Thursday, February 6, 7-8pm

Glebe’s annual Book Swap will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 from 7-8pm in the Multipurpose Room.  Drop off your gently used books in the school lobby anytime between Monday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 6. (Kindergarten and up, no preschool books please!)  The books will be collected and sorted throughout the week in preparation for the swap.  Come with your kids to the multi-purpose room between 7-8pm on Feb. 6 and pick up a few “new to you” books for your family – all FREE! (Bring a bag!)

Questions?  Contact Justine Donahue.


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!  We have an URGENT NEED need for a parent to help Ms Williams plan the STEM night on March 11, 2020, and for 2 parents to help plan Glebe Day at Nats Park.  If you are interested, please to contact us at [email protected]


Save the Date: Multicultural Night

Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm

Multicultural Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 starting at 6:30pm.  This year’s theme is “Hello to the Children of the World,” and each table will teach Glebers how to say “hello” in a different language.  Please sign up here to host a table to showcase a country or culture, and stay tuned for more details!


Thank You…

    • to Kristen Johnson, Tara Blankinship, Julie Madison, Robbin Boyajy, Lauren Ripley, Frances McLaughlin, Ingrid Winterling, Monica Irvine, Enjali Goyal, Stephanie Smarr, Ashlee Burt, Amy LaFalce, Shelly Stoneman, Jason Stoneman, and the many families who contributed to make Power Packs for Food for Others!
    • to Michelle Zlakowski and Kristen Hand for coordinating Bingo Night, and to Ms. Borg, Ms. Clarke-Marshall, and Eliot Dupree for leading a fun night!

Reminders

  • 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!
  • We collect Box Tops!  You can turn these in to the box in the Front Lobby or scan them with your phone!
  • 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!
  • Want to include an item in the Gleagle News?  Just send an email with your updates, events, news and information! The deadline for the coming week’s edition is every Sunday at 7pm.
  • 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 [email protected] – Isabel Simmerman

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Jessica Burke

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Amy LaFalce

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Rachel Barish

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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