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5th Grade Promotion Events and Other News

Vol. 40|  Have A Great Summer Edition   |   June 18, 2019


Upcoming Events

June 18 – 5th Grade Picnic

June 19 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 21 – School Kidz orders DUE

June 21 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

**Check out Glebe’s Summer Reading web page here: https://glebe.apsva.us/curriculum/reading/summer-reading/

**Our dedicated crossing guard, Mr. Washington, is retiring on the last day of school.  Please wish him well when you see him over the next few weeks!

**If you have any receipts/expenses for reimbursement to submit to the PTA, please do so by this THURSDAY, June 20th!  Please contact our Treasurer, Diana Paulraj, with any questions:  [email protected]

**As a token of appreciation for everyone who made it out to Glebe Day at Nats Park (May 18th), the Nationals wanted to send a personal coupon code that can be used to get discounts on Nats tickets. To take advantage of these savings please do the following:

1. Go to www.nationals.com/VIP
2. Select the game of your choice
3. Insert the code CMURPHY into the Coupon Code box
4. Select seat location and quantity


APS School Ambassador needed for 2019-20

Please see below for description of the role and if intersted, please email Jamie Borg at [email protected]

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

School Kidz Orders

Save time and money by ordering your child’s supply kit today! No running from store to store. Kits are personalized and include exact items required for next school year. Please see below for information on donating kits to students in need, as well!

*PLEASE CONSIDER ORDERING A DONATED KIT WITH YOUR OWN* 

They are in need at all grade levels, ESPECIALLY 4TH AND 5TH!  

Order online at:

www.shopttkits.com

Use Account #: 30024

Order online by: June 21, 2019

Kit Pick Up: In Classroom on the First Day of School

Price List

Kindergarten $47.00

1st Grade $79.00

2nd Grade $67.00

3rd Grade $65.00

4th Grade $87.00

5th Grade $80.00

**Kit components may be viewed online.**

Important Parent Notes

***Make sure to order for the grade your child will be in NEXT year

*** All sales are final, no returns or exchanges are accepted.

The portal closes at 11:59 EST on June 21, 2019. We have no way to place orders after that time.

Interested in helping a Glebe student in need? Order a kit and please fill in “Donation” in the first and last name fields. 

Thank you! Questions? Contact Ainsley at [email protected]

NOTE: When ordering, please DO NOT change the address or phone number. The kits are shipped directly to Glebe.


 

Calling all girls interested in Scouting!  Troop 163 is a newly-formed, all-girl troop with Scouts BSA (formally known as Boy Scouts.)  This high-energy, well-equipped troop has a year-round program designed to build character, citizenship, and personal fitness through camping and scout-led leadership, with the counsel of a trained Scoutmaster. Girls explore their interests and improve a variety of skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle.  

Troop 163 meets Mondays from 7:30-9:00 pm at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 Patrick Henry Dr Arlington, VA  22205. (Check the website for the summer schedule.)  Any girl 11-17 interested in joining the troop, should contact Troop 163’s Scoutmaster at [email protected]or stop by a meeting. 

www.troop163scoutsbsa.com 

http://www.Facebook.com/troop163scoutsbsa


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
443-465-7214
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
309-212-1670K-2
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*
Cursive

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
703-283-3599
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

Calling All Dorothy Hamm Middle School Rising 6th Graders!

Join us this summer at the Rosslyn Outdoor Movie Festival for a chance to connect with fellow DHMS rising 6th graders! Mark your calendar for the next DHMS 6th Grade Summer Movie Night, hosted by the DHMS PTSA:

  • Friday, July 12th 5:00pm* – Incredibles 2
  • Look for the DHMS area & wear RED to find DHMS families
  • Bring your blankets, chairs & snacks
  • Local food trucks and popcorn available for sale
  • Visit rosslynva.org for more event details

Questions? Email Susan NewtonLori O’Neill, and Dena Porter.  Hope to see you there!

Event Updates:

– DHMS PTSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhms_ptsa  #dhmssummerfun  #dhms6thgrade
*Movie starts at 5:30pm.

Thank You…

  • Glebe Teachers & Staff: The entire PTA membership would like to thank Jamie Borg, Ingrid Clarke-Marshall, and all of Glebe’s teachers and staff for making this year memorable, educational, and fun for our kids. You make our children excited to go to school each day and learn while having fun and staying safe – we cannot thank you enough!
  • Volunteers: Glebe is what it is because of YOU.  Nowhere else is the community of countless parents, grandparents, siblings, caregivers, friends and students as strong as at Glebe.  You have given your time, knowledge, money, and donated everything from School Supplies, Box Tops, Crayons, Food, Toiletries, Baked Goods, Newspapers, Paper Towel Rolls, Costumes, Party Supplies and whatever has been asked of you. WE THANK YOU! 
  • To Those Moving On: To the students, teachers and staff who will moving on to a new place or a new endeavor in your life, we wish you all the best and thank each and every one of you – your individual contributions helped shaped our community as a whole and you will be missed.

Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projects 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 [email protected] – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – June 11 2019

Vol. 39  |  9 DAYS of SCHOOL and COUNTING Edition   |   June 11, 2019


Upcoming Events

June 12 – EARLY RELEASE

June 18 – 5th Grade Picnic

June 19 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 21 – School Kidz orders DUE

June 21 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

**Our dedicated crossing guard, Mr. Washington, is retiring on the last day of school.  Please wish him well when you see him over the next few weeks!

**If you have any receipts/expenses for reimbursement to submit to the PTA, please do so NO LATER THAN JUNE 7th for payment.

Please contact our Treasurer, Diana Paulraj, with any questions:  [email protected]

**As a token of appreciation for everyone who made it out to Glebe Day at Nats Park (May 18th), the Nationals wanted to send a personal coupon code that can be used to get discounts on Nats tickets. To take advantage of these savings please do the following:

1. Go to www.nationals.com/VIP
2. Select the game of your choice
3. Insert the code CMURPHY into the Coupon Code box
4. Select seat location and quantity


APS School Ambassador needed for 2019-20

Please see below for description of the role and if intersted, please email Jamie Borg at [email protected]

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

School Kidz Orders

Save time and money by ordering your child’s supply kit today! No running from store to store. Kits are personalized and include exact items required for next school year. Please see below for information on donating kits to students in need, as well!

*PLEASE CONSIDER ORDERING A DONATED KIT WITH YOUR OWN* 

They are in need at all grade levels!

Order online at:

www.shopttkits.com

Use Account #: 30024

Order online by: June 21, 2019

Kit Pick Up: In Classroom on the First Day of School

Price List

Kindergarten $47.00

1st Grade $79.00

2nd Grade $67.00

3rd Grade $65.00

4th Grade $87.00

5th Grade $80.00

**Kit components may be viewed online.**

Important Parent Notes

***Make sure to order for the grade your child will be in NEXT year

*** All sales are final, no returns or exchanges are accepted.

The portal closes at 11:59 EST on June 21, 2019. We have no way to place orders after that time.

Interested in helping a Glebe student in need? Order a kit and please fill in “Donation” in the first and last name fields. We have a huge need at all grade levels.

Thank you! Questions? Contact Ainsley at [email protected]

NOTE: When ordering, please DO NOT change the address or phone number. The kits are shipped directly to Glebe.


 

Calling all girls interested in Scouting!  Troop 163 is a newly-formed, all-girl troop with Scouts BSA (formally known as Boy Scouts.)  This high-energy, well-equipped troop has a year-round program designed to build character, citizenship, and personal fitness through camping and scout-led leadership, with the counsel of a trained Scoutmaster. Girls explore their interests and improve a variety of skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle.  

Troop 163 meets Mondays from 7:30-9:00 pm at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 Patrick Henry Dr Arlington, VA  22205. (Check the website for the summer schedule.)  Any girl 11-17 interested in joining the troop, should contact Troop 163’s Scoutmaster at [email protected]or stop by a meeting. 

www.troop163scoutsbsa.com 

http://www.Facebook.com/troop163scoutsbsa


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
443-465-7214
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
309-212-1670K-2
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*
Cursive

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
703-283-3599
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

Calling All Dorothy Hamm Middle School Rising 6th Graders!

Join us this summer at the Rosslyn Outdoor Movie Festival for a chance to connect with fellow DHMS rising 6th graders! Mark your calendar for the DHMS 6th Grade Summer Movie Nights, hosted by the DHMS PTSA:

  • Friday, June 14th 5:00pm* – Paddington
  • Friday, July 12th 5:00pm* – Incredibles 2
  • Look for the DHMS area & wear RED to find DHMS families
  • Bring your blankets, chairs & snacks
  • Local food trucks and popcorn available for sale
  • Visit rosslynva.org for more event details

Questions? Email Susan NewtonLori O’Neill, and Dena Porter.  Hope to see you there!

Event Updates:

– DHMS PTSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhms_ptsa  #dhmssummerfun  #dhms6thgrade
*Movie starts at 5:30pm.

Thank You…

  • to Deb Ryan and Wayne Herninko and all our parent and teacher/staff volunteers who made FIELD DAY spectacular!
  • to all the kids and families for supporting the book and game drive that 5th Grade Junior Troop 5742 organized last week as their Bronze Award action project! 

    A message from Troop 5742…

    Through your donations, we were able to make a library for kids and teenagers staying at The Horizon, a new family homeless shelter, in DC. The shelter has about 35 rooms and on any given night, there are about 70 kids living there while their families make a plan to move to a new home and try to recover from the emergency that caused them to become homeless.

    Our project will help give kids a chance to read and play, while they are the shelter. In addition to the library, we were able to collect enough donated games so that the shelter will have plenty of games to have a new family game night every Friday. We also took several boxes of toys for kids to play with in the community rooms. In total, we collected more than 2,600 items and took 40 boxes of books, games, and personal items like kids toothbrushes and baby teething toys. We took everything to the shelter on Sunday.

    We are proud to announce the winning classroom, in the contest to collect the most donations, was Ms. Redican’s class. They collected 485 items. Well done and congratulations!  And thank you to everyone who helped us in our project to do something kind for other kids.


Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projects 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 [email protected] – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – June 4 2019

Vol. 38  |  14 DAYS of SCHOOL and COUNTING Edition   |   June 4, 2019


Upcoming Events

June 5 – EARLY RELEASE

June 12 – EARLY RELEASE

June 5 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

June 7 (rain date June 14) – Field Day – Glebe

June 19 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 18 – 5th Grade Picnic

June 21 – 2019-20 School Kidz orders DUE

June 21 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

**Our dedicated crossing guard, Mr. Washington, is retiring on the last day of school.  Please wish him well when you see him over the next few weeks!

**If you have any receipts/expenses for reimbursement to submit to the PTA, please do so NO LATER THAN JUNE 7th for payment.

Please contact our Treasurer, Diana Paulraj, with any questions:  [email protected]

**As a token of appreciation for everyone who made it out to Glebe Day at Nats Park (May 18th), the Nationals wanted to send a personal coupon code that can be used to get discounts on Nats tickets. To take advantage of these savings please do the following:

1. Go to www.nationals.com/VIP
2. Select the game of your choice
3. Insert the code CMURPHY into the Coupon Code box
4. Select seat location and quantity


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

Wednesday, June 5 – 7 pm – Glebe Library

We will be reviewing and voting for next years budget and new officers for the Executive Board.

The following parents have volunteered as candidates for our 2019-2020 Executive Board:

President: Isabel Simmerman
Treasurer: Jessica Burke
VP activities and programs: Amy LaFalce
VP ways and means: Rashmi Agarwal
VP communications: Chai Puri
VP external affairs: Laura LoGerfo
Recording Secretary: Beth Jackson
Cooresponding Secretary: Melissa Beaty

**it is an election so if you are interested in a position on the board, please let Kristen Johnson know at [email protected] ASAP**

If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to [email protected] ASAP. We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.


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
443-465-7214
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
309-212-1670K-2
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*
Cursive

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
703-283-3599
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

Calling All Dorothy Hamm Middle School Rising 6th Graders!

Join us this summer at the Rosslyn Outdoor Movie Festival for a chance to connect with fellow DHMS rising 6th graders! Mark your calendar for the DHMS 6th Grade Summer Movie Nights, hosted by the DHMS PTSA:

  • Friday, June 14th 5:00pm* – Paddington
  • Friday, July 12th 5:00pm* – Incredibles 2
  • Look for the DHMS area & wear RED to find DHMS families
  • Bring your blankets, chairs & snacks
  • Local food trucks and popcorn available for sale
  • Visit rosslynva.org for more event details

Questions? Email Susan NewtonLori O’Neill, and Dena Porter.  Hope to see you there!

Event Updates:

– DHMS PTSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhms_ptsa  #dhmssummerfun  #dhms6thgrade
*Movie starts at 5:30pm.

School Kidz Orders

Save time and money by ordering your child’s supply kit today! No running from store to store. Kits are personalized and include exact items required for next school year. Please see below for information on donating kits to students in need, as well!

Order online at:

www.shopttkits.com

Use Account #: 30024

Order online by: June 21, 2019

Kit Pick Up: In Classroom on the First Day of School

Price List

Kindergarten $47.00

1st Grade $79.00

2nd Grade $67.00

3rd Grade $65.00

4th Grade $87.00

5th Grade $80.00

**Kit components may be viewed online.**

 

Important Parent Notes

***Make sure to order for the grade your child will be in NEXT year

*** All sales are final, no returns or exchanges are accepted.

The portal closes at 11:59 EST on June 21, 2019. We have no way to place orders after that time.

Interested in helping a Glebe student in need? Order a kit and please fill in “Donation” in the first and last name fields. We have a huge need at all grade levels.

Thank you! Questions? Contact Ainsley at [email protected]

NOTE: When ordering, please DO NOT change the address or phone number. The kits are shipped directly to Glebe.


Thank You…

  • Thank you to Beronica Salas and Tara Blankinship for coordinating all the logistics for another amazing Soccer Fiesta and to our generous teachers and families who volunteered their time.  And most importantly, thank you to our incredible Hispanic families who generously shared a bit of their culture with our community through amazing food and fun! 

Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projects 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 [email protected] – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – May 28 2019

Vol. 37  |  THE HOME STRETCH Edition   |   May 28, 2019


Upcoming Events

May 28 – PTSA Meeting – Dorothy Hamm Middle School

May 31 – Soccer Fiesta – Glebe

June 1 – ParentVUE activation due

June 5 – EARLY RELEASE

June 12 – EARLY RELEASE

June 5 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

June 7 (rain date June 14) – Field Day – Glebe

June 19 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 18 – 5th Grade Picnic

June 21 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

**Our dedicated crossing guard, Mr. Washington, is retiring on the last day of school.  Please wish him well when you see him over the next few weeks!

**If you have any receipts/expenses for reimbursement to submit to the PTA, please do so NO LATER THAN JUNE 7th for payment.

Please contact our Treasurer, Diana Paulraj, with any questions:  [email protected]

**As a token of appreciation for everyone who made it out to Glebe Day at Nats Park (May 18th), the Nationals wanted to send a personal coupon code that can be used to get discounts on Nats tickets. To take advantage of these savings please do the following:

1. Go to www.nationals.com/VIP
2. Select the game of your choice
3. Insert the code CMURPHY into the Coupon Code box
4. Select seat location and quantity


DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

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!


Arlington – Aachen Exchange Information Night

Thursday, May 30, 7:00pm – Nottingham Elementary School Library

Want to learn more about the annual Arlington-Aachen 5th grade Exchange Program?
Join us to hear about this 25-year partnership with our German sister city and how your
family can be a part of it.

Rising 5th grade families are invited to take part in the exchange, where you can host a
family from Aachen, Germany October 10-18, 2019, then visit their home March 31-April
9, 2020.

Exchange coordinators and past participants will give you all the details such as timing,
costs, activities and more so you can decide if your family would like to participate.

Can’t make it on the 30th? Please email [email protected] for more information.

Registration will begin June 10 at 9:00 am (no earlier applications will be accepted).

The Arlington-Aachen Elementary Exchange is part of the Arlington Sister Cities Associ-
ation (www.arlingtonsistercities.org).


Soccer Fiesta

Friday, May 31 – 6:30 – 8 pm – Glebe

Come taste amazing Hispanic fare prepared by our own Glebe community – the best dinner you will have all year!

After dinner kids (and parents if they wish) can kick around the soccer ball on the field.  Alternatively, kids can participate in a hula hoop contest.  All are welcome!

Please bring a blanket to sit on and beverages for your family – we’ll take care of the rest!

Stay tuned this week for volunteer sign-up and event coordinator information!


ParentVUE

In preparation for the transition from the First Day Packet to the new Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP), Arlington Public Schools (APS) is requesting all parents and guardians have an active ParentVUE account by June 1, 2019. By now, all parents and guardians with an inactive ParentVUE account should have received a ParentVUE Activation Key Letter from their child’s school with information on how to activate their account. APS is requesting all parents and guardians activate their ParentVUE accounts at this time to make the transition to the online process as smooth as possible and to allow staff to focus on assisting families with updating their information in the fall.

This new process will utilize ParentVUE, the online tool that most of our families are already familiar with and use regularly to track the latest information regarding their student. As a part of AOVP, families will now be able to update vital information for each of their students through their ParentVUE account at the start of school, even if their children attend different schools.

The printed forms that were included in the First Day Packet students used to receive on the first day of school will be replaced by this new process. AOVP will help APS streamline the way families verify their student’s information, ensure the accuracy of student information, decrease the amount of time families spend completing the paper forms, and will help the environment by eliminating wasted paper.

Additional information and resources are available on the Annual Online Verification Process webpage.


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

Wednesday, June 5 – 7 pm – Glebe Library

We will be reviewing and voting for next years budget and new officers for the Executive Board.

The following parents have volunteered as candidates for our 2019-2020 Executive Board:

President: Isabel Simmerman
Treasurer: Jessica Burke
VP activities and programs: Amy LaFalce
VP ways and means: Rashmi Agarwal
VP communications: Chai Puri
VP external affairs: Laura LoGerfo
Recording Secretary: Beth Jackson
Cooresponding Secretary: Melissa Beaty

**it is an election so if you are interested in a position on the board, please let Kristen Johnson know at [email protected] ASAP**

If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to [email protected] ASAP. We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.


Field Day

Glebe Field Day

Friday, June 7 – all day (rain date: Friday, June 14)

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!

The June 7th volunteers are almost all filled up – thank you!  Please consider signing up for the rain date in case we need it using the link below!
 
Questions? Please contact…
PE teacher – Mr H at [email protected]
PTA Parent Coordinator – Deb Ryan at [email protected]

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
443-465-7214
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
309-212-1670K-2
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*
Cursive

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
703-283-3599
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

Shout Out…

  • to our 5th grade Odyssey of the Mind team who came in FOURTH in Worlds!  All that hard work and brainpower paid off!  Congrats!  
  • to Lynn Westergren, Stacey Lewis, and Brooke Jones for guiding the 4th graders in completing the basketball court last week for ALL to enjoy!

Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projects 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 [email protected] – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – May 21 2019

Vol. 36  |  GLEBE ROCKS! Edition   |   May 21, 2019


Upcoming Events

May 27 – NO SCHOOL – MEMORIAL DAY

May 28 – PTSA Meeting – Dorothy Hamm Middle School

May 31 – Soccer Fiesta – Glebe

June 5 – EARLY RELEASE

June 12 – EARLY RELEASE

June 5 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

June 7 (rain date June 14) – Field Day – Glebe

June 19 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 18 – 5th Grade Picnic

June 21 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our art teachers need NEWSPAPER for an upcoming art project.  If you have any to donate, please drop in either art classroom (Ms. Lewis and Ms. Westergren) on the first floor.  Thank you!


DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

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!


Arlington – Aachen Exchange Information Night

Thursday, May 30, 7:00pm – Nottingham Elementary School Library

Want to learn more about the annual Arlington-Aachen 5th grade Exchange Program?
Join us to hear about this 25-year partnership with our German sister city and how your
family can be a part of it.

Rising 5th grade families are invited to take part in the exchange, where you can host a
family from Aachen, Germany October 10-18, 2019, then visit their home March 31-April
9, 2020.

Exchange coordinators and past participants will give you all the details such as timing,
costs, activities and more so you can decide if your family would like to participate.

Can’t make it on the 30th? Please email [email protected] for more information.

Registration will begin June 10 at 9:00 am (no earlier applications will be accepted).

The Arlington-Aachen Elementary Exchange is part of the Arlington Sister Cities Associ-
ation (www.arlingtonsistercities.org).


Soccer Fiesta

Friday, May 31 – 6:30 – 8 pm – Glebe

Come taste amazing Hispanic fare prepared by our own Glebe community – the best dinner you will have all year!

After dinner kids (and parents if they wish) can kick around the soccer ball on the field.  Alternatively, kids can participate in a hula hoop contest.  All are welcome!

Please bring a blanket to sit on and beverages for your family – we’ll take care of the rest! Stay tuned for volunteer sign-up and event coordinator information.


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

Wednesday, June 5 – 7 pm – Glebe Library

We will be reviewing and voting for next years budget and new officers for the Executive Board.

PLEASE NOTE – We have several OPEN positions next year:  President, VP of Programs and Activities, VP of Ways and Means, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary.  Without these positions filled, we won’t have a PTA or PTA activities next year, so please consider volunteering for one of these roles.

If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to [email protected] ASAP. We will have child care for all potty trained children during the meeting and Spanish translation will be provided.


Field Day

Glebe Field Day

Friday, June 7 – all day (rain date: Friday, June 14)

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 students!
 
Questions? Please contact…
PE teacher – Mr H at [email protected]
PTA Parent Coordinator – Deb Ryan at [email protected]

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
443-465-7214
Grades 1-5 Any subject
Kelsey Gongwer
309-212-1670K-2
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*
Cursive

Christine Williams
Grades 1-4 Math & Writing
Kelly Huggler (M.Ed)
703-283-3599
Grades K-5th Reading & Writing

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 [email protected] if you are interested in any position.


Thank You…

  • to Cynthia Punsalan for coordinating Glebe Day at Nats Park and thanks to everyone who came out to the game and honored our awesome, fantastic teachers and staff who work so hard year-round…Glebe Rocks!

Reminders

  • 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 [email protected] – Kristen Johnson

For newsletter/school communications, email [email protected] – Chai Puri

For events/activities, email [email protected] – Lauren Barber

For finance questions, email [email protected] – Diana Paulraj

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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