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PTA Newsletter – May 5, 2020

Vol. 33 |  Virtual Glebe! Edition   |  May 5, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5:  PTA Meeting via Zoom, 7pm
May 31-June 7: Online Auction

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm

Our next PTA Meeting with be held via Zoom TONIGHT, Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm.  The link was sent via email.  Agenda items include National and Virginia PTA guidelines to lead us through the rest of the school year, auction update, and budget update.  Spanish interpretation will be provided. Questions?  Email us here!


APS Updates

Budget Work Session: Tuesday, May 5 at 5pm

APS has been working through a revised budget for FY 2021.  You can find the proposed budget and detailed information on the budget process and recent proposed changes on the APS website.  A budget working group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 at 5pm and will be held virtually.

To reach out to APS about proposed budget changes, you can email Engage APS here or fill out an online form here.


Community Giving Updates

Glebe Community Building is an ongoing initiative to help families living within the Glebe School boundary who need extra support during this time. Thank you to everyone for your support, and spread the word! Donations should be made to the Glebe Community Giving account via PayPal at [email protected] Reminder, this is not managed by the PTA but we support this initiative and will keep you updated weekly.

For more information, please email [email protected] or call Ellen at 571-348-4418. If you have any questions you can also email [email protected].


Auction Moves Online

May 31-June 7

This year’s Glebe Auction will be held online.  Bidding begins at 8PM on Sunday, May 31, and ends at 8PM on Friday, June 7.  We will provide information on how to register for online bidding and access the online catalog as the event draws closer.  Just like in prior years, the items you’ve come to know and love, such as Glebe Experiences, Teacher Donations, and Classroom Projects, will be available, alongside donations from our generous community, families, and supporters. Also, we will host a special portion of the online bidding in a live format, with designated live auction items, on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 8PM.

The Golden Raffle Live Auction Ticket is still in effect. For $100, you have the chance to “steal” any item of your choice from the live auction items (see rules and restrictions HERE). Golden Raffle ticket holders are invited to watch the drawing online on Sunday, May 31, at 7:30PM, and have your cell phone and choice ready. You must be available at 7:30 PM to claim your prize! You can still buy Golden Tickets here.

For those who have purchased a drink band to the 2020 Social & Auction, please consider making your drink band purchase a donation; alternatively, you can use your drink band purchase as credit towards a purchase during the online auction, or as a drink band for the 2021 Social & Auction.  Please email [email protected] to confirm your preference.  Refunds are also available.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the Social & Auction Committee here or the PTA here.


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!

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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