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PTA Newsletter – June 2, 2020

Vol. 37 |  Glebe Auction Is Now Online! Edition   |  June 2, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Through June 7: Online Auction
June 2: Final PTA Meeting of the Year via Zoom
June 3-10: Online voting on the PTA budget
June 12: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
June 18: School Kidz supply orders due

 


PTA Meeting TONIGHT

Our final PTA meeting for the 2019-2020 school year will be held via Zoom TONIGHT, June 2 at 7pm.  An email with the meeting link will be sent out later today.  We will be discussing the budget voting process, host a Q&A with Mrs. Borg, hear an auction update, and wrap up the school year!

The Glebe PTA Proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 is now posted on our web site. Voting on the budget will take place ONLINE after our June 2nd PTA meeting, from June 3 to June 10, 2020. Please click HERE to see the full details.


Join Us for the Auction Online!

May 31-June 7

This year’s Glebe Auction is underway and ends at 8PM on Sunday, June 7.  You can register, access the catalog, and find details on how to bid HERE.  The items you’ve come to know and love, such as Glebe Experiences, Teacher Donations, and Classroom Projects, are 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.

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



APS Updates

APS has voted to end the 2019-2020 school year 1 week early.  The final day of school will be Friday, June 12. 

Due to the continued school closure, APS will offer a variety of summer learning programs online.  You can find information about what’s being offered and how to enroll your child here.

Last week, APS Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson released a framework for reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year.  You can view the proposed options here and you can read Ms. Johnson’s letter to the APS community here.  APS has organized a stakeholder task force to help guide the process for distance learning or a hybrid model involving in-person and online instruction.

The process for community involvement and input will be released in early June; for now, if you have questions, you can email APS Engage.


June Enrichment Flyer


Arlington County COVID Testing

Arlington County is operating a drive-up site on Quincy St and a walk-up site on Columbia Pike.  These sites require an appointment and an order.  If you are sick or think you might be having symptoms of COVID-19, you can call 703-228-7999 for more information, or click here to learn more about how to get tested.


Got Books?  Share Them!

Starting soon, Glebe will distribute free books to families in our community coming to get Grab and Go lunches at Glebe.  If you have new or used books in good shape (preK-8th grade level), please bring them to a drop-off site!  We will organize and distribute them.  Questions?  Email one of the coordinators listed below, or [email protected].

Drop-off Locations:

4019 16th Street North (Isabel Simmerman)
1803 N Stafford St  (Amy LaFalce)
4525 20th Place North (Rachel Barish)


Yearbook Orders Are Open!

Online Orders for the Glebe Yearbook are now closed.  However, if you wanted a copy and did not have a chance to order, you can still get one!  Email Alek Sellers to arrange for purchase and socially distant delivery!


Glebe School Kit Flyer(1)


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. Many families continue to receive assistance, and we still need  donations to purchase grocery store gift cards. We are aiming to raise $2,000 to help 41 families so……

If you can help, this is how :

  • Purchase Safeway grocery gift cards ($10 and $25 preferred) and deliver them to one of the locations listed below.  Please provide your name and email address with the gift cards.
  • Donate to Glebe Community Giving using PayPal to [email protected].  These donations will only be used to purchase Safeway grocery gift cards.

Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.  Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word!

For more information, please email [email protected] or call Ellen at 571-348-4418. If you have any questions for the PTA, you can also email [email protected].


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!

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 – May 26, 2020

Vol. 36 |  Glebe Auction Goes Online! Edition   |  May 26, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 31-June 7: Online Auction
June 2: Final PTA Meeting of the Year via Zoom


Join Us for the Auction 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 Sunday, June 7.  Emails are going out this week with information on how to register for online bidding and access the online catalog.  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 [email protected] 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.



APS Updates

Due to the continued school closure, APS will offer a variety of summer learning programs online.  You can find information about what’s being offered and how to enroll your child here.

Last week, APS Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson released a framework for reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year.  You can view the proposed options here and you can read Ms. Johnson’s letter to the APS community here.  APS has organized a stakeholder task force to help guide the process for distance learning or a hybrid model involving in-person and online instruction.  If you would like to provide input to our representative to the Advisory Council on Instruction, Laura LoGerfo, you can send her an email about what has worked (or not!) about distance learning so far.

The process for community involvement and input will be released in early June; for now, if you have questions, you can email APS Engage.


Arlington County COVID Testing and Resources

Arlington County will host a one-day, free testing site TODAY, May 26 from 10AM-6PM at Barcroft Fitness and Recreation Center, located at 4200 S Four Mile Run Dr.  Testing will be free and does not require an order from a healthcare provider.  Anyone over the age of 2 can come to be tested.  For more information, click here

Arlington County is also operating a drive-up site on Quincy St and a walk-up site on Columbia Pike.  These sites require an appointment and an order.  If you are sick or think you might be having symptoms of COVID-19, you can call 703-228-7999 for more information, or click here to learn more about how to get tested.


Got Books?  Share Them!

Starting soon, Glebe will distribute free books to families in our community coming to get Grab and Go lunches at Glebe.  If you have new or used books in good shape (preK-8th grade level), please bring them to a drop-off site!  We will organize and distribute them.  Questions?  Email one of the coordinators listed below, or [email protected].

Drop-off Locations:

4019 16th Street North (Isabel Simmerman)
1803 N Stafford St  (Amy LaFalce)
4525 20th Place North (Rachel Barish)


Yearbook Orders Are Open!

Online Orders for the Glebe Yearbook are now closed.  However, if you wanted a copy and did not have a chance to order, you can still get one!  Email Alek Sellers to arrange for purchase and socially distant delivery!


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. Many families continue to receive assistance, and we still need  donations to purchase grocery store gift cards. We are aiming to raise $2,000 to help 41 families so……

If you can help, this is how :

  • Purchase Safeway grocery gift cards ($10 and $25 preferred) and deliver them to one of the locations listed below.  Please provide your name and email address with the gift cards.
  • Donate to Glebe Community Giving using PayPal to [email protected].  These donations will only be used to purchase Safeway grocery gift cards.

Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.  Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word!

For more information, please email [email protected] or call Ellen at 571-348-4418. If you have any questions for the PTA, you can also email [email protected].

 


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!

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 – May 19, 2020

Vol. 35 |  Zoom in to Rhyme and Cheese! Edition   |  May 19, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 20: Virtual Girl Scouts Information Session
May 21: Rhyme & Cheese via Zoom
May 31-June 7: Online Auction
June 2: Final PTA Meeting of the Year via Zoom

Virtual Rhyme and Cheese!

Thursday, May 21 at 7pm

Co-Host for the Evening:  Theo Grindall  (5th Grader)
Due to these unprecedented times, please be aware of the new requirements for this PTA Zoom platform event:
1. No group entries (except siblings in the same household), only individual performances will be allowed.
2. Respectful listening is important.
3. All participants will be muted until their performance.
4. Parents will need to sit with their child during the performance
5. All participants should sign up with their child’s name and title of their piece HERE
6.  PTA will send the Zoom link in advance of Virtual Rhyme & Cheese.

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 Sunday, 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 [email protected] 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.


Virtual Girl Scouts Information Session

Wednesday, May 20 at 7 pm

A meeting Virtual Daisy Troop Formation for incoming Kindergarteners will be held on Wed., May 20 at 7 pm.  Contact us HERE for the webinar link!   Learn about Girl Scouts and how your girls can make new friends, build confidence, and become so much more!

We recognize this period may be difficult for families.  Financial assistance is available. Contact Charlotte Mayer, Membership Specialist for more details.



Yearbook Orders Are Open!

Orders for the Glebe Yearbook remain open!  We are close, but still have not hit our quota for yearbook orders for the 2019-20 school year.  The link to purchase is here and the Glebe code is 13276020.


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.  Many families continue to receive assistance, and we still need donations to purchase grocery store gift cards.  Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word! Donations should be made to the Glebe Community Giving account via PayPal at [email protected] Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.

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


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!

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 – May 12, 2020

Vol. 34 |  Virtual Glebe! Edition   |  May 12, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 20: Virtual Girl Scouts Information Session
May 21: Rhyme & Cheese via Zoom
May 31-June 7: Online Auction
June 2: Final PTA Meeting of the Year via Zoom

Virtual Girl Scouts Information Session

Wednesday, May 7 at 7 pm

A meeting Virtual Daisy Troop Formation for incoming Kindergarteners will be held on Wed., May 20 at 7 pm.  Contact us HERE for the webinar link!   Learn about Girl Scouts and how your girls can make new friends, build confidence, and become so much more!

We recognize this period may be difficult for families.  Financial assistance is available. Contact Charlotte Mayer, Membership Specialist for more details.


APS Updates

APS has named a new superintendent.  The School Board appointed Dr. Francisco Durán as the new Superintendent of APS, following a five-month search process. Dr. Durán has an extensive background in education spanning 26 years, including superintendent and top-level leadership experience. Dr. Durán will formally assume the role of Superintendent on June 1. Read the full release.

APS has launched “One Book-One School.”  From May 11 – 22 we will be reading “Save Me a Seat” by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. This story with two narrators has a great message of including others who are different and celebrating newcomers. On each school day during the May event, we will share a special activity connected to a set of chapters in the book. We’ll ask families to read along with us starting on May 11. If anyone wants to get a copy ahead of time, it is available as a paperback for less than $7 (new). It is on Amazon. Our local book shop, One More Page, also has access to copies (and they ship!). For those who prefer to support our libraries, Arlington Public Library has both e- and audio book options. Best of all, it is available for free as an audiobook in Junior Library Guild through the end of May. Just go to: https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/  (username: JLGELM  password: JLGFREE.


Virtual Rhyme and Cheese!

Thursday, May 21 at 7pm

Co-Host for the Evening:  Theo Grindall  (5th Grader)
Due to these unprecedented times, please be aware of the new requirements for this PTA Zoom platform event:
1. No group entries (except siblings in the same household), only individual performances will be allowed.
2. Respectful listening is important.
3. All participants will be muted until their performance.
4. Parents will need to sit with their child during the performance
5. All participants should sign up with their child’s name and title of their piece on the attached google document
6.  PTA will send the Zoom link in advance of Virtual Rhyme & Cheese.


Yearbook Orders Are Open!

Orders for the Glebe Yearbook remain open!  We are close, but still have not hit our quota for yearbook orders for the 2019-20 school year.  The link to purchase is here and the Glebe code is 13276020.


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.  Many families continue to receive assistance, and we still need donations to purchase grocery store gift cards.  Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word! Donations should be made to the Glebe Community Giving account via PayPal at [email protected] Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.

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


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 Sunday, 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 [email protected] 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.


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!

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 – May 5, 2020

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 [email protected] Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.

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


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 [email protected] 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.


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!

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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