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PTA Newsletter – September 17 2019

Vol. 3  |  Yep, it’s still summer! Edition   |   Sept. 17, 2019


Upcoming Events

Septe. 15-19 – Fall Enrichment Classes Registration

Sept. 16-20 – Glebe Nourishment Center Food and Toiletry Drive

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

Sept. 18 – ETC Lottery Deadline

Sept. 19 – ETC Lottery Results Emailed

Sept. 23 – 6:30-7:30 pm – Odyssey of the Mind Info Meeting – LIBRARY – UPDATED LOCATION

Sept. 24 – 3:45-5 pm – Odyssey of the Mind “Try It” Workshop – A116 (Mrs. Huggler’s)

Sept. 27 – 3:45-5 pm – Odyssey of the Mind “Try It” Workshop – A116 (Mrs. Huggler’s )

Sept. 27 – NFL Spirit Day

Sept. 30 – Fall Enrichment Classes Begin

Sept. 30-October 4 – AFAC Food Drive

Oct. 1 – 7-8 pm – PTA Meeting – Library

Oct. 2 – ETC Rehearsal Begins

Oct. 4 – Odyssey of the Mind Participation Forms Due (submit online)

Oct. 7-9 – Book Fair – Glebe Library


Glebe Nourishment Center – Food and Toiletries Needed!

The Glebe Community Service Committee will host a FOOD & TOILETRY DRIVE all this week, September 16 – 20.  Bring any of the items listed below to the Glebe Lobby and help us support our community.  Together we can make a positive impact on families in our community who, at a crucial time in their lives, could use extra help and encouragement.  Please consider purchasing an extra item during your regular grocery shopping and donating it to the pantry.  Donations can be placed in the basket in the Glebe Lobby.

All items donated goes to Glebe families.  At this time, the following items are most needed:

Food Items

  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cooking oil
  • Bags of white rice
  • Bags of dried beans
  • Maseca flour for tortilla
  • Canned fruit or vegetables
  • Dried pasta
  • Jars of spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly or jam
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • Gift cards to Safeway / Harris Teeter / Giant

Toiletry Items

Please note: All items should be new and sealed but any size welcome.

  • Shampoo + Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothpaste + Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Comb + Hair Products
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Appreciated Extras

Please note: All items should be new and sealed but any size welcome.

  • Laundry Detergent

Questions, please contact Julie Madison, Tara Blankinship or Beronica Salas


Fall 2019 Enrichment Classes

September 15-19 – Registration OPEN

Registration for Fall 2019 Enrichment classes is OPEN and will run until Thursday, September 19th, 8 pm.  The registration link is on our website.
The schedule and catalog are attached to this email and can also be found online at https://www.glebepta.org/extras/after-school-enrichment/.
Be sure to register early, as some classes fill up quickly. Registration in a class is a commitment to pay for the class; classes dropped at the last minute may cause issues with whether or not the class is held.  Most classes begin on Monday, September 30th.
We are also looking for a few good volunteers – if interested in joining our enrichment team and helping our robust program, please contact Beth Feldpush at [email protected] or Jacqueline Lotts at [email protected].
We hope you enjoy the classes we have organized for you!
Sincerely,
The Glebe After School Enrichment Committee: Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts, Noor Osman, Lynda Ramirez-Blust, Michelle Zlakowski

The detailed class catalog and registration will be available on the Glebe PTA website. Registration begins online Sunday, September 15th at 8PM and runs through 8PM on Thursday, September 19th. Classes start Monday, September 30th. When registering, please keep in mind that it is a commitment to pay for the class. Refunds after a class has started are determined strictly by the vendor. For questions about registration, contact our Glebe Enrichment Committee at [email protected]

Class Schedule (Theatre Production dates provided separately)

M: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2

T: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 12, 19, 26

W: Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4

Th: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5

F: Oct. 4, 11, 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6

El catálogo con más detalles estará disponible en el sitio web del PTA (www.glebepta.org). La inscripción estará abierta desde el Domingo 15 de Septiembre pm hasta el Jueves 19 de Septiembre. Las clases comienzan el Lunes 30 de Septiembre. Cuando inscriba a su niño(a) tenga en cuenta que esto le compromete a pagar por la clase. El reembolso del dinero una vez que la clase ha comenzado depende del vendedor. Si tiene cualquier pregunta, idea o sugerencia para clases futuras, por favor contacte a: [email protected]

Horario de clase (no teatro)

Lunes: 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 25, 12/2

Martes: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26

Miércoles: 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4

Jueves: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5

Viernes: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6

Fall 2019 Catalog v2

PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

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

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

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


ETC (Educational Theatre Company) Information

The Educational Theatre Company (ETC) brings their Main Stage Residency to Glebe Elementary School in the fall. Students create an original musical to be performed in December. In 2019, this project will be led by parent volunteer Tara Blankinship. Please feel free to contact her with any questions you have. 

Important 2019 Dates:

September 18: Registration for the lottery to participate will close at 8 pm. Please fill out the form below any time before then. You should receive a confirmation email that we have received your lottery entry, after you complete the form.
September 19: Email notification to students selected in the lottery. Students not selected will receive an email with their waitlist position, in case a selected student is unable to participate.
October 2: After-school rehearsals begin. Students must be available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 – 5:30 pm, November 23 and December 7 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, and evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 pm the week of the performance. All rehearsals take place at Glebe Elementary School.
December 12 and 13: Performances in the Glebe Multipurpose Room at 7 pm.

For more information, please click here.


Odyssey of the Mind Information

Odyssey of the Mind is a program that offers students the opportunity to improve their creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. Here’s a quick video that you and your student can watch to orient you to what Odyssey of the Mind is.

At Glebe this fall, we are now in the process of creating our Odyssey teams. Students will then spend from October to March 2020 solving a creative problem, then present their solutions at a regional competition. The teams do ALL the work and come up with ALL the ideas, encouraged by parent coaches. The hallmark of an Odyssey solution is that it is student-driven.

Please contact Glebe’s Odyssey of the Mind coordinator, Christina Headrick (email), if you are interested or have questions. We must recruit more parent coaches and judges this year to keep our program going!

For more information, please click here.


Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year Needed:

Want to get involved? There are many volunteer positions that we need to fill for the 2019-2020 school year!  We have immediate need for another Volunteer for the Gardens Committee, 5th Grade Parent to coordinate the Yearbook and Graduation and many of the Glebe Activities (MultiCultural Night, Bingo Night, STEM Fair etc). If you are interested, please to contact us at [email protected]


APS School Ambassador needed for 2019-20

Please see below for description of the role and if interested, 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.

FREE money fundraisers – so simple.

Do you know that you can make multiple donations this year without spending any extra money?  The PTA has partnered with various organizations to help the PTA earn money.  There is no deadline to act but the sooner you do the more money we can earn for our kids!  Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to register too!  You don’t have to be a Glebe family to help earn money for our students!

Harris Teeter:  Earn a percentage of each purchase of Harris Teeter brand items when you link your VIC card!

  1. Visit:  https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education
  2. Login or create an account
  3. Add Glebe School code: 3964

Amazon Smile:  Earn a percentage of each purchase when you order from Amazon Smile.  It looks and works the same as Amazon!  ***Amazon smile does not work with the Amazon app***

  1. Login to Amazon Smile:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1246140
  2. Shop from there every time for Glebe to earn money

e-SCRIP Dining:   Register your credit card and local businesses will donate a portion of your bill when you pay with that card.

  1. Login to: https://www.escrip.com
  2. Select Glebe Elementary School as your organization
  3. Enter your credit card information
  4. Dine, pay, and review for Glebe to earn money

Box Tops for Education

Welcome back to school!

Over the summer, Box Tops for Education released an app (Apple | Android) which lets you scan your receipts to receive credit on purchased products (10 cents/product).  If you need more info, go to the Box Tops for Education site.

After download, if you are not prompted for a school, go to the Settings area (click on the top on your login name) and scroll to the “School” section where you can select “GLEBE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL”.  Glebe’s school ID is 385133.

During the transition from cardboard to pixels, please note that unexpired cardboard/paper Box Tops are still valid.  Please keep sending them in as Glebe can “double-dip” – once from your receipt scan (if you use the app) and once from the cardboard/paper version.

Feel free to submit app reviews in the relevant stores and/or send any questions/comments directly to Becky Milton.


Thank You…

  • to the Glebe After School Enrichment Committee, Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts, Noor Osman, Lynda Ramirez-Blust, Michelle Zlakowski, for all your hard work over the summer and putting together such a great variety of 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.
  • 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] – 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] – Chai Puri

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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PTA Newsletter – September 10 2019

Vol. 2  |  Game On! Edition   |   Sept. 10, 2019


Upcoming Events

September 11 –  7-8 pm – Back To School Night

September 11 – ETC (Educational Theatre Company) Q & A – 8 pm – Multipurpose Room

September 15-19 – Fall Enrichment Classes Registration

September 17 – 7-8 pm – PTA Meeting – Library

September 18 – ETC Lottery Deadline

September 19 – ETC Lottery Results Emailed

September 30 – Fall Enrichment Classes Begin

October 7-9 – Book Fair – Glebe Library


ANNOUNCEMENTS

FREE money fundraisers – so simple.

Do you know that you can make multiple donations this year without spending any extra money?  The PTA has partnered with various organizations to help the PTA earn money.  There is no deadline to act but the sooner you do the more money we can earn for our kids!  Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to register too!  You don’t have to be a Glebe family to help earn money for our students!

Harris Teeter:  Earn a percentage of each purchase of Harris Teeter brand items when you link your VIC card!

  1. Visit:  https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education
  2. Login or create an account
  3. Add Glebe School code: 3964

Amazon Smile:  Earn a percentage of each purchase when you order from Amazon Smile.  It looks and works the same as Amazon!  ***Amazon smile does not work with the Amazon app***

  1. Login to Amazon Smile:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1246140
  2. Shop from there every time for Glebe to earn money

e-SCRIP Dining:   Register your credit card and local businesses will donate a portion of your bill when you pay with that card.

  1. Login to: https://www.escrip.com
  2. Select Glebe Elementary School as your organization
  3. Enter your credit card information
  4. Dine, pay, and review for Glebe to earn money

Author, Anna James, is visiting Glebe on Tuesday, September 24th in the afternoon for grades 3-5. Order forms for her book went home in last week’s Friday Folder and is below.  Order forms are due on Monday, September 16th for her new book, Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers.

JAMES_GLEBE_ORDER_FORM



Yorktown Cheer

2019 Parents Night Out – APS Elementary Back to School Night
Hosted by Yorktown Cheer
Yorktown High School
WEDNESDAY, SEP 11, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Elementary Students– Join Yorktown’s Cheerleaders for a night of fun, games, crafts and pizza while your parents visit your School for APS Elementary Back-to-School Night!  Please drop your child off between 6:30-6:45, as we will serve dinner promptly at 7:00.  Thank you for your cooperation!

**We’ll be in the Aux Gym which is most easily accessible from door 8 behind the school near the tennis courts and baseball field, off 28th St N & N Greenbrier St.**

NOTE: We can only accept children that are ages 3+ and potty trained!!

SIGN UP HERE


Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 11, 7 pm

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

Please note:  There is NO babysitting for students (SEE ABOVE FOR LOCAL BABYSITTING OPTIONS)

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


Box Tops for Education

Welcome back to school!

Over the summer, Box Tops for Education released an app (Apple | Android) which lets you scan your receipts to receive credit on purchased products (10 cents/product).  If you need more info, go to the Box Tops for Education site.

After download, if you are not prompted for a school, go to the Settings area (click on the top on your login name) and scroll to the “School” section where you can select “GLEBE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL”.  Glebe’s school ID is 385133.

During the transition from cardboard to pixels, please note that unexpired cardboard/paper Box Tops are still valid.  Please keep sending them in as Glebe can “double-dip” – once from your receipt scan (if you use the app) and once from the cardboard/paper version.

Feel free to submit app reviews in the relevant stores and/or send any questions/comments directly to Becky Milton.


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 immediate need for someone to manage the Glebe Directory, Assist the Librarian with Literacy & Author’s visit and a 5th Grade Parent to coordinate the Yearbook. If you are interested, please to contact us at [email protected]


Fall 2019 Enrichment Classes 2019

September 15-19 – Registration open

The Glebe Enrichment Committee is pleased to share your Fall 2019 Enrichment program.  The schedule and catalog are attached to this email and can also be found online at https://www.glebepta.org/extras/after-school-enrichment/.
Registration for Fall 2019 Enrichment classes begins this Sunday, September 15th at 8pm and will run until Thursday, September 19th, 8pm.  The registration link will appear on our web site on Sunday night.
Be sure to register early, as some classes fill up quickly. Registration in a class is a commitment to pay for the class; classes dropped at the last minute may cause issues with whether or not the class is held.  Most classes begin on Monday, September 30th.
We are also looking for a few good volunteers – if interested in joining our enrichment team and helping our robust program, please contact Beth Feldpush at [email protected] or Jacqueline Lotts at [email protected].
We hope you enjoy the classes we have organized for you!
Sincerely,
The Glebe After School Enrichment Committee: Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts, Noor Osman, Lynda Ramirez-Blust, Michelle Zlakowski

The detailed class catalog and registration will be available on the Glebe PTA website. Registration begins online Sunday, September 15th at 8PM and runs through 8PM on Thursday, September 19th. Classes start Monday, September 30th. When registering, please keep in mind that it is a commitment to pay for the class. Refunds after a class has started are determined strictly by the vendor. For questions about registration, contact our Glebe Enrichment Committee at [email protected]

Class Schedule (Theatre Production dates provided separately)

M: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2

T: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 12, 19, 26

W: Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4

Th: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5

F: Oct. 4, 11, 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6

El catálogo con más detalles estará disponible en el sitio web del PTA (www.glebepta.org). La inscripción estará abierta desde el Domingo 15 de Septiembre pm hasta el Jueves 19 de Septiembre. Las clases comienzan el Lunes 30 de Septiembre. Cuando inscriba a su niño(a) tenga en cuenta que esto le compromete a pagar por la clase. El reembolso del dinero una vez que la clase ha comenzado depende del vendedor. Si tiene cualquier pregunta, idea o sugerencia para clases futuras, por favor contacte a: [email protected]

Horario de clase (no teatro)

Lunes: 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 25, 12/2

Martes: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26

Miércoles: 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4

Jueves: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5

Viernes: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6

Fall 2019 Catalog v2

PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

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

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

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


APS School Ambassador needed for 2019-20

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

Thank You…

  • to everyone who came out to the Welcome Back Coffee last week.  It was great fun meeting you all!  

Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projectsand events throughout the year.
  • Don’t forget to link your Harris Teeter card and Amazon Smile to Glebe Elementary!  A percentage of your purchases goes directly to Glebe and at NO COST to you!
  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!
  • Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayonsour The Crayon Initiative takes your broken, used crayons and re-purposes them. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of posts for upcoming events, photos from school assemblies, and other important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

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


Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email [email protected] – Isabel Simmerman

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

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

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

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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Signups for ETC Theater Show & After-School Activities

The complete course description for fall enrichment classes has been posted, to help with your fall after-school planning. Read more about the course descriptions and see the schedule here.

In addition, applications are now being accepted to submit your student’s name for the lottery to select students to participate in the “Main Stage Residency” program of the Educational Theater Company at Glebe. A student-written and performed original musical will be presented in December.

Looking for sports teams, or Scouting? Check out our helpful list of contacts to connect to fun after-school activities.

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PTA Newsletter – September 3 2019

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


Upcoming Events

Sept. 3 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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

Sept. 11 – Back To School Night – 7 pm

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

Sept. 15-19 – Fall Enrichment Classes Registration

Sept. 30 – Fall Enrichment Classes Begin


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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


Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year Needed:

Want to get involved? There are many volunteer positions that we need to fill for the 2019-2020 school year!  For example, Picture Day Coordinator, Cookies For Teachers, Teacher Appreciation Week Coordinator, Room Parent Coordinator, etc.  If you are interested, please  to contact us at [email protected]


PTA Welcome Back Coffee

Tuesday, September 3, 9 am – Glebe Reading Garden

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


Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 11, 7 pm

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

Please note:  There is NO babysitting for students.

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


Fall Enrichment Classes 2019

September 15-19 – Registration open

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


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

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

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

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


APS School Ambassador needed for 2019-20

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

Thank You…

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

Reminders

  • Did you know you can buy Glebe Spiritwear online?  Every sale contributes to Glebe Elementary School PTA projectsand events throughout the year.
  • Don’t forget to link your Harris Teeter card and Amazon Smile to Glebe Elementary!  A percentage of your purchases goes directly to Glebe and at NO COST to you!
  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!
  • Please bring in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayonsour The Crayon Initiative takes your broken, used crayons and re-purposes them. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!
  • Have you checked out our Facebook page?  You’ll find lots of posts for upcoming events, photos from school assemblies, and other important information you want as a Glebe parent!  Click here and ‘LIKE’ our page!

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


Need to Reach Us?

For general questions, email [email protected] – Isabel Simmerman

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

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

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

Other PTA questions?  Find out who can help you!

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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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