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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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PTA Newsletter – January 7, 2020

Vol. 17 |  Happy New Year! Edition   Jan. 7, 2020


Upcoming Events

Jan. 8 – Winter Enrichment Classes Start

Jan. 9 – Bingo Night

Jan. 12 – Food for Others Service Project

Jan 14 –  PTA Meeting

Jan. 15 – EARLY RELEASE and District Taco Dining Night

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


Digital Directory is LIVE!

Update January 10 

The online Glebe directory is now LIVE.  You can access it from the PTA website under the “Directory” tab or by clicking here.  If you did not opt in already, please do so NOW as an update will be completed on January 10.  You MUST opt in to access the directory.  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? Email [email protected],we are here to help!


Bingo Night at Glebe

January 9th, 7-8pm

Come join us for a fun night of Bingo!  Join your fearless Glebe leaders, Ms. Borg and Ms. Clarke-Marshall, and special guest bingo caller, Eliot Dupree, and get ready to play bingo. We will have great prizes for the winners and all kids will leave with a small prize.   Bring the whole family for some good-old fashioned fun – everyone can play!

Kick off the new year right with your Glebe friends!   Light snacks will be served.

PTA Meeting

January 14th, 7pm

Our next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14th at 7pm in the Glebe library.  Agenda items include Mrs. Borg discussing “This is Glebe,” a new program celebrating the diversity of our community, as well as 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!


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!


Student/Teacher Raffle Donations: Donate now to the April 2020 Student/Teacher Raffle!

Received unwanted holiday gifts?  Duplicate birthday gifts?  Please consider donating unopened, unused gifts, toys, gift cards, electronics to the 2020 Raffle.  Popular raffle items include outdoor games, sports-themed items, electronic and video games, gift cards, arts & craft items, Legos, and any currently “hot” toys including items that teachers might want to win.  Contact Shelley Maniscalco, the raffle chair, if you have items to donate. The Student/Teacher Raffle is the kids’ chance to participate in the auction fun.  Each child receives one ticket provided by the PTA, and can purchase additional tickets for 25 cents each.  The raffle will be held the week of April 14-17, 2020.  Donate items now!


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 a need for a parent to help Ms Williams plan the STEM night on March 11, 2020. If you are interested, please to contact us at [email protected]

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email [email protected] and [email protected].


Thank You…

    • to to Lauren Barber, Kristen Johnson, Tara Blankinship, Julie Madison, and Mary Beth Sancho for helping with Holiday Cookies for Teachers and Staff, and thanks to all of you who baked treats!

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 – December 17, 2019

Vol. 16 |  Signing off til 2020! Edition   Dec. 17, 2019


Upcoming Events

Dec. 18 – Holiday Cookies for Teachers

Dec. 23-Jan. 6 – NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

Jan. 8 – Winter Enrichment Classes Start

Jan. 9 – Bingo Night

Jan 14 –  PTA Meeting

Jan. 15 – EARLY RELEASE and District Taco Dining Night


Directory Goes Digital!  

The online Glebe directory is now LIVE.  You can access it from the PTA website under the “Directory” tab or by clicking here.  If you did not opt in already, please do so NOW and your information will be included in an update in early January.  You MUST Opt In to have access. Instructions on how to opt in can be found on the directory landing page.  A printed directory will be available in the office, by request, after the first round of updates.  You also have the option to download as a PDF through the site.  We will be sending more communications after the winter break. Questions? Email [email protected],we are here to help!


Holiday Tags 2019–Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to Ms. Salas, Tara Blankinship, Lauren Barber, and all who contributed to this year’s Holiday Tags program!  Special thanks to Glebe teachers Ms. Arce, Ms. West, Ms. Huggler, and Ms. Nolan (pictured below) who came in over the weekend to help.


Calling all Bakers!  Holiday Cookies for Teachers and Staff!

December 18, 8-9AM

Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them by showering them with an assortment of holiday cookies. Please consider baking a batch or two of cookies or other goodies and bringing your treats to the Main Conference Room (first floor near the gym) on Dec. 18th from 8-9 AM.

Our Glebe staff will select a bunch and take them home in festive containers. We have A LOT of faculty members at Glebe, so we need A LOT of goodies and we’re hoping for 100 dozen items!  Sign up HERE!

Lauren Barber will be this year’s event coordinator, making sure that there are enough volunteers and sweet treats. Please contact her if you have any questions.


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!


APS Updates from our Glebe APS Ambassador

New Community Questionnaire on Elementary School Planning Available until December 18

A new Community Questionnaire on planning proposals that explore moving some elementary schools to other buildings will be available until Dec. 18 online and in a printable PDF format in English and Spanish at APS Engage. The APS planning proposals seek to address challenges before beginning to develop boundaries in Fall 2020, keep more students in each school community together, and maximize school capacity and resources. The School Board will hold a Public Hearing on Jan. 30 and will take action on the final proposal(s) on Feb. 6, 2020. For more information, visit APS Engage.

Please contact Glebe’s APS Ambassador, Grace Solares with questions about items in this update or to signal your interest in other District initiatives, news and events.


Dining Night at District Taco

January 15th, 4-10pm

Need dinner, and don’t feel like cooking?  Head over to 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!


Student/Teacher Raffle Donations: Donate now to the April 2020 Student/Teacher Raffle!

Received unwanted holiday gifts?  Duplicate birthday gifts?  Please consider donating unopened, unused gifts, toys, gift cards, electronics to the 2020 Raffle.  Popular raffle items include outdoor games, sports-themed items, electronic and video games, gift cards, arts & craft items, Legos, and any currently “hot” toys including items that teachers might want to win.  Contact Shelley Maniscalco, the raffle chair, if you have items to donate. The Student/Teacher Raffle is the kids’ chance to participate in the auction fun.  Each child receives one ticket provided by the PTA, and can purchase additional tickets for 25 cents each.  The raffle will be held the week of April 14-17, 2020.  Donate items now!


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 a need for a parent to help Ms Williams plan the STEM night on March 11, 2020. If you are interested, please to contact us at [email protected]

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email [email protected] and [email protected].


Thank You…

    • to Sarah Botha for all of her hard work on the Glebe Directory, and to Christina Headrick for getting it up and running on the website! 
    • to Tara Blankinship, Julie Madison, Ms. Bok and the ETC Theater Company for another amazing production, and for Glebe Parent Lauren Wisniewski for taking great photos of the performers!

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 – December 10, 2019

Vol. 15 |  Holiday Tags! Edition   Dec. 10, 2019


Upcoming Events

Dec. 8-12 – Winter Enrichment Class Registration

Dec. 11  – Early Release

Dec. 12 and 13 – ETC Theater Show

Dec. 18 – Holiday Cookies for Teachers

Dec. 23-Jan. 6 – NO SCHOOL – Winter Break


Winter Enrichment Class Registration

Registration runs through Thursday, December 12 at midnight!

Registration is underway NOW and runs until midnight on Thursday, December 12th.  The registration link is up on the web site and on the Glebe Facebook page. The schedule and class catalog can be found online.  Classes start Monday, January 13, EXCEPT Wednesdays, which start January 8.

We are also looking for a few good volunteers!   If you are interested in joining our enrichment team and helping our robust program, please contact Beth Feldpush at or Jacqueline Lotts.


Calling all Bakers!  Holiday Cookies for Teachers and Staff!

December 18, 8-9AM

Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them by showering them with an assortment of holiday cookies. Please consider baking a batch or two of cookies or other goodies and bringing your treats to the Main Conference Room (first floor near the gym) on Dec. 18th from 8-9 AM.

Our Glebe staff will select a bunch and take them home in festive containers. We have A LOT of faculty members at Glebe, so we need A LOT of goodies and we’re hoping for 100 dozen items!  Sign up HERE!

Lauren Barber will be this year’s event coordinator, making sure that there are enough volunteers and sweet treats. Please contact her if you have any questions.


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!


Directory Goes Digital!   Glebe PTA Joins Instagram!

Glebe PTA is moving further into the 21st century!  There is a Glebe PTA account on Instagram: follow us at glebeelementarypta.  Also new for this school year is an online Glebe directory.  Families had the opportunity to opt in to the directory on ParentVue, and updated contact information will be reviewed and included.  A stand alone email will be send out this week with instruction on how to access it.


APS Updates from our Glebe APS Ambassador

2020-21 School Year Calendar
APS has issued draft versions of the 2020-21 school year calendar.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/school-year-2020-21-calendar/ for more information.
Share Input on Proposals to Move Some Elementary Schools
Community members can learn more and share input on two planning proposals that explore moving some elementary schools to other buildings.

Community input is vital to formulating the final proposal(s) presented for School Board action on Feb. 6, 2020.

Share Your Input 
Choose your preferred way to share your ideas, questions and thoughts at the APS Engage site
•Use the general Online Feedback Form available for input on any issue at APS Engage
•Send questions, ideas and comments to [email protected]

Participate in A Community Meeting
Join APS for a Community Meeting:
•Dec. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.: Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.)—includes interpretation for Spanish, Amharic, Arabic and Mongolian
•Dec. 13, 12-1 p.m.: Webinar (details forthcoming)
•Dec. 16, 7-8:30 p.m.: Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.)—in Spanish with English interpretation

For more information, visit www.apsva.us/engage/planning-for-2020-elementary-school-boundary-process/. Two APS have been presented in preparation for the Fall 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process that explore moving some elementary schools in order to address the challenges with developing boundaries.  The proposals may be potentially revised as APS gathers stakeholder ideas and suggestions through a community engagement process, underway now until School Board action on Feb 6, 2020.  Changes would take effect in Sept. 2021.

Please contact Glebe’s APS Ambassador, Grace Solares with questions about items in this update or to signal your interest in other District initiatives, news and events.


Dining Night at District Taco

January 15th, 4-10pm

Need dinner, and don’t feel like cooking?  Head over to 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!


Student/Teacher Raffle Donations: Donate now to the April 2020 Student/Teacher Raffle!

Received unwanted holiday gifts?  Duplicate birthday gifts?  Please consider donating unopened, unused gifts, toys, gift cards, electronics to the 2020 Raffle.  Popular raffle items include outdoor games, sports-themed items, electronic and video games, gift cards, arts & craft items, Legos, and any currently “hot” toys including items that teachers might want to win.  Contact Shelley Maniscalco, the raffle chair, if you have items to donate. The Student/Teacher Raffle is the kids’ chance to participate in the auction fun.  Each child receives one ticket provided by the PTA, and can purchase additional tickets for 25 cents each.  The raffle will be held the week of April 14-17, 2020.  Donate items now!


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 need for a 5th Grade Parent to help with Yearbook and Graduation and we are now looking for a parent to help Ms Williams plan the STEM night on March 11, 2020. If you are interested, please to contact us at [email protected]

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email [email protected] and [email protected].


Thank You…

    • to Rashmi Agarwal for coordinating, Matt Lesh and Liz Newman for wrapping, and all who supported Glebe on the Shopping Night at Barston’s Child’s Play!
    • to Beronica Salas, Lauren Barber, and Tara Blankinship for coordinating the Holiday Tags, and to all of you who picked up a Tag!
    • to Noor Osman, Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts, Michelle Zlakowski, Lynda Ramirez-Blust for creating a fantastic lineup of Winter Enrichment classes!

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 – November 26, 2019

Vol. 13 |  Happy Thanksgiving! Edition   |   Nov. 26, 2019


Upcoming Events

Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 3 – Shopping Night at Child’s Play

Dec. 6 – Rock the Red Day

Dec. 7 – ETC Saturday Rehearsal

Dec. 8-15 – Winter Enrichment Class Registration

Dec. 11  – Early release


Original Works Orders are Here!Original Works Logo

Original Works product orders have arrived.  If you ordered this year, your items were distributed last week and should have come home with your child either Friday or Monday.  If you are missing items, please contact Alyson Fliakas.


 Glebe PTA Joins Instagram! Directory Goes Digital!

Glebe PTA is moving further into the 21st century!  There is a Glebe PTA account on Instagram.  You can follow us @glebeelementarypta.  Also new for this school year is an online Glebe directory.  Families had the opportunity to opt in to the directory on ParentVue, and updated contact information will be reviewed and included.  Stay tuned for an update in the coming weeks!


Letters for the Troops and for Mr. Herninko 

December 2 (Mr. H) and December 6 (US Troops)

Every year, the Glebe community has the opportunity to make holiday cards for our troops serving in the military.  Many classes write letters or make cards, but this year, we are expendaing the opportunity and inviting you to make cards as a family.  Cards and letters can be dropped off in the main office through the morning of December 6.   This could be a great family activity over the Thanksgiving break.

There is also still plenty of time to write a letter in support of Mr. Herninko, our amazing PE teacher, for Virginia Teacher of the Year.  Letters are due December 2 and should be addressed to
James F. Lane
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
PO Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120


Glebe Shopping Night at Barston’s Child’s Play

December 3, 6 – 8pm

Want to get a jump start on gifts for the upcoming holidays? Then stop over at Barston’s Child’s Play on December 3rd from 6 – 8pm! Located at 4510 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207, this Arlington store is a local favorite and they have awesome toys, books, and other items! Barstons recently supplied all of the books for our recent author event with Ginjer Clarke!
Glebe Elementary PTA will receive a percentage of all sales that evening, so come out and shop till you drop! For more info about this wonderful store, please click here.

Winter Enrichment Class Registration

Registration opens Sunday, December 8 at 8:00pm!

The Glebe Enrichment Committee is pleased to share your Winter 2020 After-School enrichment program.  The schedule can be found below and online.  Stay tuned for the class catalog, coming soon!  Registration begins 8pm Sunday, December 8th and runs until midnight, December 15th.  On that Sunday night, the registration link will appear on the web site and on the Glebe Facebook page.  Classes start Monday, January 13, EXCEPT Wednesdays, which start January 8.

We are also looking for a few good volunteers!   If you are interested in joining our enrichment team and helping our robust program, please contact Beth Feldpush at or Jacqueline Lotts.

Winter 2020 Eng & Span One Page Schedule v2

APS Updates from our Glebe APS Ambassador

2020-21 School Year Calendar
APS has issued draft versions of the 2020-21 school year calendar.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/school-year-2020-21-calendar/ for more information.
Share Input on Proposals to Move Some Elementary Schools
Community members can learn more and share input on two planning proposals that explore moving some elementary schools to other buildings.

Community input is vital to formulating the final proposal(s) presented for School Board action on Feb. 6, 2020.

Share Your Input 
Choose your preferred way to share your ideas, questions and thoughts at the APS Engage site
•Use the general Online Feedback Form available for input on any issue at APS Engage
•Send questions, ideas and comments to [email protected]

Participate in A Community Meeting
Join APS for a Community Meeting:
•Dec. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.: Swanson Middle School (5800 N. Washington Blvd.)—includes interpretation for Spanish, Amharic, Arabic and Mongolian, and will be broadcast live online
•Dec. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.: Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.)—includes interpretation for Spanish, Amharic, Arabic and Mongolian
•Dec. 13, 12-1 p.m.: Webinar (details forthcoming)
•Dec. 16, 7-8:30 p.m.: Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.)—in Spanish with English interpretation

For more information, visit www.apsva.us/engage/planning-for-2020-elementary-school-boundary-process/. Two APS have been presented in preparation for the Fall 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process that explore moving some elementary schools in order to address the challenges with developing boundaries.  The proposals may be potentially revised as APS gathers stakeholder ideas and suggestions through a community engagement process, underway now until School Board action on Feb 6, 2020.  Changes would take effect in Sept. 2021.

Please contact Glebe’s APS Ambassador, Grace Solares with questions about items in this update or to signal your interest in other District initiatives, news and events.


Student/Teacher Raffle Donations: Donate now to the April 2020 Student/Teacher Raffle!

Received unwanted holiday gifts?  Duplicate birthday gifts?  Please consider donating unopened, unused gifts, toys, gift cards, electronics to the 2020 Raffle.  Popular raffle items include outdoor games, sports-themed items, electronic and video games, gift cards, arts & craft items, Legos, and any currently “hot” toys including items that teachers might want to win.  Contact Shelley Maniscalco, the raffle chair, if you have items to donate. The Student/Teacher Raffle is the kids’ chance to participate in the auction fun.  Each child receives one ticket provided by the PTA, and can purchase additional tickets for 25 cents each.  The raffle will be held the week of April 14-17, 2020.  Donate items now!


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 need for a 5th Grade Parent to help with Yearbook and Graduation and we are now looking for a parent to help Ms Williams plan the STEM night on March 11, 2020. If you are interested, please to contact us at [email protected]

If you are interested in helping out on the Garden Committee or want to be included on the Garden Committee emails, please email [email protected] and [email protected].


Thank You…

    • to Tara Blankinship and Julie Madison for coordinating the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade, and special thanks to the many families who donated!
    • to our BFF team Cornelia Leah and Shelley Maniscalco, and volunteers Ali Collins, Lauren Barber and Amy LaFalce for helping with the BFF Snack Showcase!

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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