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PTA Newsletter – April 2 2019

Vol. 30| APRIL FOOLS! Edition   |   April 2, 2019


Upcoming Events

April 2 – Spring Enrichment Classes Begin

April 3 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library

March 7-April 5 – Outdoor Lab Summer Camp Registration

April 8 – Yearbook Orders due

April 15-19 – NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK

April 23 – DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA Meeting – 7 pm – H-B Woodlawn Library

April 26 (NEW DATE!) – Picnic for the Planet – 11 am-1 pm – Glebe

April 26 – Spring Showdown – 7-8 pm – Glebe

April 30 – Rhyme & Cheese Night – 7-8:30 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

May 28 – DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA Meeting – 7 pm – H-B Woodlawn Library


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/


PTA Meeting

Glebe Elementary School PTA

April 3, 7 pm – Glebe Library

If you’re concerned about APS eliminating funding for the Outdoor Lab, come to our PTA meeting on April 3rd at 7 pm.  Representatives from the Outdoor Lab will be there to present and inform you!

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.


News from External Affairs

On March 28, the School Board will discuss the Superintendent’s proposed budget in a public hearing, followed by a County Board public hearing about the County Budget on April 2nd.  If any of the proposed cuts strike you as unacceptable, please make your voice heard at these upcoming meetings.  Some
Here is a summary from the March 6 meeting:
APS is attempting to find about $9M in the FY 2020 budget by imposing some fees (e.g., middle school activity fee, raising high school parking fees) and by eliminating some programs and positions.
Cuts under consideration that affect elementary schools in particular include:
* eliminating elementary school library assistants
* eliminating the printing of report cards
* eliminating activities at the Outdoor Lab
* eliminating funding for discretionary field trips
* postponing the hiring of additional psychologists and social workers
The budget is long (https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FY-2019-Superintendents-Proposed-Budget.pdf), but pages 58-60 present the complete list of proposed cuts.

2018-19 Yearbook

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday, April 8
(corrected date from order form in Friday folders)

Yearbooks can be purchased two ways:

  • Online.  If the website does not automatically identify Glebe Elementary, you can enter our school code: 13276019
  • Fill out the yearbook form that was sent home via Friday folders and send it in (to your child’s teacher or just bring it to the front office) along with the $20 payment. If you have misplaced the form, there are extras in the front office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cindy Scarcella or Alyson Fliakas.


DOROTHY HAMM MS PTSA MEETINGS

Mark your calendar for the upcoming PTSA general membership meetings!  The dates are listed below:

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm at HB-Woodlawn (Library)
Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm at HB-Woodlawn (Library)

A PTSA – what is that, you may ask? A PTSA is a Parent, Teacher and Student Association. A
PTSA allows students a voice in their school and opportunities to help plan and organize PTSA-
sponsored events under the guidance of parents. Students in a PTSA can contribute to their
community in a positive way, and their involvement may help parents become more involved
too!


SUMMER CAMP at the OUTDOOR LAB

Do you have a child who loves nature, enjoys spending time in the outdoors,
or is interested in animals?
Then they might enjoy SUMMER CAMP at the PHOEBE HALL KNIPLING OUTDOOR LAB!
The Outdoor Lab offers a week-long science enrichment camp that provides a number of nature-related activities and experiences to Arlington Public School students, who have completed grades 4 through 8.The Outdoor Lab Summer Camp brochure will be posted for 4th and 5th grade parents on Peach Jar from March 1st to March 29th.   In addition, more information can be found in the APS Summer School Catalog (Catálogo para la Escuela de Verano).
Go to www.apsva.us/summer-school/APS students can sign up for Outdoor Lab Summer Camp through the APS Summer School Program between March 7th and April 5th, 2019.
Questions? Please contact:Joanne Godwin, Outdoor Lab Camp Director, at [email protected]


PTA positions – Treasurer open now and next year’s openings

We are IN NEED of interested folks looking to volunteer next year.  The majority of the current Executive Board will hit their term limit in June and will need to step down.  We NEED members of our community to volunteer to keep PTA support and activities going.  Please contact Kristen at [email protected] if interested in any position.

2018-19: OPEN POSITION – PTA Treasurer

19-20: President, VP Activities and Programs, VP Ways and Means, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary


Thank You’s

  • to the Auction Committee for making Saturday a night to remember and raising funds for the Glebe PTA to continue putting together creative and fun activities and events for our children and teachers/staff!

 

  • to the Glebe After School Enrichment Committee: Jessica Burke, Christina Caretti, Beth Feldpush, Jacqueline Lotts and Lynda Ramirez-Blust for putting together another fantastic selection of enrichment classes and getting our community through the registration process smoothly!

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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