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Holiday Cookies for Staff

Calling all bakers!  Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them by showering them with holiday cookies.  Please consider baking a batch or two of cookies or other goodies and bringing your treats to the Glebe Elementary School Main Conference Room (first floor near the gym) on December 19thbetween 8 and 9 am.

Our Glebe staff will be able to take home an assortment of goodies in festive containers. We have A LOT of faculty members at Glebe, so we need A LOT of goodies! (We’re hoping for 100 dozen items!)

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.

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PTA Newsletter – December 4 2018

Volume 14   |   HAPPY HANUKKAH! Edition   |   December 4, 2018


Upcoming Events December 4th – December 17th

December 5 – 7-8 pm – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

December 7 – “Rock the Red” Spirit Day

December 9-13 – Winter Enrichment registration open

December 12th, 1:26 pm – EARLY RELEASE

December 13, 14 – 7-9 pm – Glebe Theater Show – Glebe Multipurpose Room


PTA Treasurer – open position!

Dear Glebe Community,

We are on the lookout for a new PTA Treasurer!  If you or know of anyone who would like to join our Executive Board and get involved in our school, please let us know!  The position will be onboarded smoothly by our current treasurer so a seamless transition is anticipated.   Thank you!


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Wednesday, December 5th, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting.  We’ll review our budget at this business meeting. 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.  Spanish translation will be provided.


“Rock The Red” Spirit Day

Friday, December 7th

Celebrate the Washington Capitals and show your team spirit by wearing red or your favorite Capitals gear!  We are ALL CAPS!


Winter Enrichment Program

December 9th – 13th

The Winter Enrichment Program will open for registration on Sunday, December 9th at 8:00 pm and closes on Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 pm.  Classes start Monday, January 7th.  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.

Classes often fill up quickly.   A quick tip: Be ready to go promptly at 8:00 pm when registration opens!  A look at the schedule is offered is below and this, along with the course catalog, can also be found here: https://www.glebepta.org/extras/after-school-enrichment/

For immediate questions, suggestions or ideas for future classes, contact Beth Feldpush at [email protected]


Teacher and Support Employee of the Year – letters due Dec 12th

This year, the staff of Glebe nominated Heather Morgan, 3rd grade special education teacher and Colleen Calhoun, Educational Administrative Assistant in the Glebe front office.

We are asking for anyone who would like to write a letter of support to please submit all letters to Jamie Borg at Glebe.  All letters are due December 12th.

Letters of support for Heather need to be addressed to the State Superintendent of Instruction and this address BUT need to be turned in to Jamie.

Dr. James F. Lane

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Commonwealth of Virginia
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Letters of support for Colleen need to be addressed to the Arlington Superintendent BUT turned in to Jamie.

Dr. Patrick K. Murphy

Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
2110 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

Glebe Holiday Stars

Each year, the Glebe Elementary School community works together to provide holiday gifts to Glebe students and their siblings who might not be able to enjoy the happiest of holidays.  We need your help to make the holidays a joyful time for all Glebe students.

The Glebe PTA is partnering with Restoration Anglican Church again this year.  Restoration Anglican Church is providing generous funding to purchase grocery store gift cards for each participating Glebe family, hosting a Giving Tree with Glebe Stars, and providing other assistance as well.  We are fortunate and excited to be partnering with Restoration Anglican Church again this year.

If you would like to participate in this program and purchase a new gift or gifts for these children in need, please contact Beronica Salas for a “Star”.  Her office is located on Glebe’s 1st Floor.  You can always email us if you can’t make it over to Glebe during the school hours.

Please deliver all new, wrapped gifts by December 13th, we will be distributing the gifts on the 16th of December. Note that we are only accepting new items. Lightly used gifts will not be distributed.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Salas at [email protected] or Tara Blankinship at [email protected].


Glebe Theater Show

Thursday and Friday, December 13th and 14th, 7 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

Join us for a student-written musical performance! It’s always a fall highlight and a wonderful show.


Thank You’s

  • to Justine Donahue for putting together another epic book swap on Nov 29th (and rescheduling due to our November snow!). Thanks to Tara Blankinship, Lauren Barber, Julie Hrubovcak, Frances McLaughlin, Kendra Russell, Marybeth Sancho and Kathleen Moore for all of your hard work prepping for it! 

  • to Laura Harrington for taking charge of the Round 2 of school pictures on Picture Makeup Day on Nov 30th! 


Reminders

  • 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 crayons? our 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!

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 – November 27 2018

Volume 13   |   UGH, I ATE TOO MUCH Edition   |   November 27, 2018


Upcoming Events November 27th – December 10th

November 29 – Book Swap (rescheduled from Nov 15) – 7-8 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

November 30 – Picture Day (Retakes/Makeups) – Glebe

December 5 – 7-8 pm – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

December 7 – “Rock the Red” Spirit Day


Book Swap

Thursday, November 29, 7-8 pm – Multipurpose Room

  • Grab the kids and pick up a few “new to you” books for your family in the multi-purpose room between 7-8pm  – all FREE!
  • If you can lend a hand, please SIGN UP HERE.
  • This year we are partnering with Aspire Afterschool Learning (www.aspireafterschool.org) to donate our extra books to local afterschool programs and schools in need.    Thanks, Ms. Moore, for connecting us to such an incredible organization!

Questions?  Contact Justine Donahue ([email protected])


Picture Day

Friday, November 30 – ALL DAY

For retakes and makeup pictures.  If your child was absent for the initial picture day, please make sure to bring your picture order form with payment on Friday or complete it online. Parents that are interested in retakes, your child must return the picture package to Lifetouch on Friday!


PTA MeetingGlebe PTA Logo

Wednesday, December 5th, 7 pm – Glebe Library

Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting.  We’ll review our budget at this business meeting. 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.  Spanish translation will be provided.


“Rock The Red” Spirit Day

Friday, December 7th

Celebrate the Washington Capitals and show your team spirit by wearing red or your favorite Capitals gear!  We are ALL CAPS!


Teacher and Support Employee of the Year – letters due Dec 12th

This year, the staff of Glebe nominated Heather Morgan, 3rd grade special education teacher and Colleen Calhoun, Educational Administrative Assistant in the Glebe front office.

We are asking for anyone who would like to write a letter of support to please submit all letters to Jamie Borg at Glebe.  All letters are due December 12th.

Letters of support for Heather need to be addressed to the State Superintendent of Instruction and this address BUT need to be turned in to Jamie.

Dr. James F. Lane

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Commonwealth of Virginia
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Letters of support for Colleen need to be addressed to the Arlington Superintendent BUT turned in to Jamie.

Dr. Patrick K. Murphy

Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
2110 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

Glebe Holiday Stars

Each year, the Glebe Elementary School community works together to provide holiday gifts to Glebe students and their siblings who might not be able to enjoy the happiest of holidays.  We need your help to make the holidays a joyful time for all Glebe students.

The Glebe PTA is partnering with Restoration Anglican Church again this year.  Restoration Anglican Church is providing generous funding to purchase grocery store gift cards for each participating Glebe family, hosting a Giving Tree with Glebe Stars, and providing other assistance as well.  We are fortunate and excited to be partnering with Restoration Anglican Church again this year.

If you would like to participate in this program and purchase a new gift or gifts for these children in need, please contact Beronica Salas for a “Star”.  Her office is located on Glebe’s 1st Floor.  You can always email us if you can’t make it over to Glebe during the school hours.

Please deliver all new, wrapped gifts by December 13th, we will be distributing the gifts on the 16th of December. Note that we are only accepting new items. Lightly used gifts will not be distributed.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Salas at [email protected] or Tara Blankinship at [email protected].


Reminders

  • 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 crayons? our 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!

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 – November 20 2018

Volume 12   |   THANKSGIVING Edition   |   November 20, 2018


Upcoming Events November 20th – December 3rd


November 21: NO SCHOOL

November 22: NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23: NO SCHOOL

November 29, 7-8 pm – Book Swap –  Glebe

November 30 – Picture Day (Retakes/Makeups) – Glebe


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Thank You’s are first this week!

We Are Grateful…

  • to all the Glebe families who filled 60 (!!!) baskets this year and hats off to the kids who helped wheel them all in last Friday morning!

  • to Tara Blankinship, Julie Madison, Frances McLaughlin, Lauren Barber, Robin and Alex Boyajy, and Beronica Salas for all their hard work for the Thanksgiving Food Basket Brigade this year and to the Cherrydale Safeway Manager, Ed, who drove to Reston to secure 60 turkeys for us to include in the baskets!  These folks worked hard for days to get these baskets collected, stored, and distributed.  

 


Book Swap

Thursday, November 29, 7-8 pm

  • Grab the kids and pick up a few “new to you” books for your family in the multi-purpose room between 7-8pm  – all FREE!
  • This year we are partnering with Aspire Afterschool Learning (www.aspireafterschool.org) to donate our extra books to local afterschool programs and schools in need.    Thanks, Ms. Moore, for connecting us to such an incredible organization!

Questions?  Contact Justine Donahue ([email protected])


Picture Day

Friday, November 30 – ALL DAY

Retakes and makeup pictures will be done.  Stay tuned for more info!


Teacher and Support Employee of the Year – letters due Dec 12th

This year, the staff of Glebe nominated Heather Morgan, 3rd grade special education teacher and Colleen Calhoun, Educational Administrative Assistant in the Glebe front office.

We are asking for anyone who would like to write a letter of support to please submit all letters to Jamie Borg at Glebe.  All letters are due December 12th.

Letters of support for Heather need to be addressed to the State Superintendent of Instruction and this address BUT need to be turned in to Jamie.

Dr. James F. Lane

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Commonwealth of Virginia
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Letters of support for Colleen need to be addressed to the Arlington Superintendent BUT turned in to Jamie.

Dr. Patrick K. Murphy

Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
2110 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

Reminders

  • 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 crayons? our 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!

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 – November 13 2018

Volume 11   |   Books and Baskets Edition   |   November 13, 2018


Upcoming Events November 13th- November 26th


November 15, 6-8 pm – Book Swap –  Glebe

November 16-19, 8:45 am – 3:50 pm – Thanksgiving Food Basket Brigade, Glebe

November 21-23 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break


Book Swap

Thursday, November 15, 6-8 pm

What is the Book Swap?

  • Drop off your gently used books in the school lobby anytime through Thursday, Nov. 15. *Kindergarten and up, no pre-school books
  • 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 Nov. 15 and pick up a few “new to you” books for your family – all FREE!
  • This year we are partnering with Aspire Afterschool Learning (www.aspireafterschool.org) to donate our extra books to local afterschool programs and schools in need.    Thanks, Ms. Moore, for connecting us to such an incredible organization!

How Can I Help?

As with all PTA events, your help is greatly needed and appreciated to sort and organize the books.  Please SIGN UP here to lend a hand. Thank you in advance!

Questions?  Contact Justine Donahue ([email protected])


Thanksgiving Food Basket Brigade

Friday, November 16-Monday, November 19, 8:45 am – 3:50 pm

UPDATE:  ALL slots to fill 60 baskets are taken.  Yes, 60!!!  A huge THANK YOU to the community, the members of the community service team, and Beronica Salas.

If you signed up for a slot, please bring in your basket and fruit Friday morning, Nov. 16th to the Conference Room.

QUESTIONS:  Please contact Tara Blankinship at [email protected] or Julie Madison at [email protected]

As a reminder, your SHOPPING LIST:

Rectangular Laundry Basket
Anonymous Decorations for Basket (handmade artwork)
Box of Cereal (2)
Rice
Pasta & Pasta Sauce
Macaroni & Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Can of Vegetables (2)
Gravy
Stuffing or Mashed Potatoes
Dried Beans (black, pinto, etc.)
Cranberry Sauce
Large Bag of Apples or Oranges
Canola Oil
Can of Fruit (2)
Disposable Baking/Roasting Pan
Bag of Sugar
Maseca corn flour or Regular Flour (depending on what your family signed up for)


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At the last meeting on Nov 7th, membership voted to approve $3500 for the 4th grade smART project on the basketball court.  If you have an agenda item you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting, please send it to [email protected] ASAP.


Crayon Initiative Update

Our first batch of crayons for the year was sent to The Crayon Initiative and it was 40 pounds!  Wow!  Way to go, Glebe – keep those old crayons coming!  Hats of Monica Irvine for leading the charge!


Teacher and Support Employee of the Year – letters due Dec 12th

This year, the staff of Glebe nominated Heather Morgan, 3rd grade special education teacher and Colleen Calhoun, Educational Administrative Assistant in the Glebe front office.

We are asking for anyone who would like to write a letter of support to please submit all letters to Jamie Borg at Glebe.  All letters are due December 12th.

Letters of support for Heather need to be addressed to the State Superintendent of Instruction and this address BUT need to be turned in to Jamie.

Dr. James F. Lane

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Commonwealth of Virginia
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Letters of support for Colleen need to be addressed to the Arlington Superintendent BUT turned in to Jamie.

Dr. Patrick K. Murphy

Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
2110 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

Thank You’s

  • to Alyson Fliakas for organizing Original Works this year!  We hope all the grandparents like their new mousepads and mugs!!!


Reminders

  • 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 crayons? our 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!

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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