PTA Newsletter – January 22 2019

Vol. 19 |  Martin Luther King, Jr. Edition   |   January 22, 2019

Upcoming Events January 22nd- February 4th

January 20-26 – Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week – Glebe

February 3 – “Power Pack” Fundraiser for Food For Others

January 16 – EARLY RELEASE – Dismissal at 1:26 pm


Principals Appreciation Week

January 20-26

Governor Ralph S. Northam has signed a Certificate of Recognition declaring January 20-26, 2019, as Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week.  The role of the principal as the instructional leader of the school is critically important to ensure students are provided the opportunity to learn.  Our principals work diligently to help students and teachers excel, and their leadership and hard work are essential to the success of our schools. Thank you Ms. Borg and Ms. Clarke-Marshall!
To show our appreciation, the Glebe PTA are bringing them breakfast and lunch as well as a gift from the community as well.
How can you help?  Ask your child to write a note to Ms. Borg and/or Ms. Clarke-Marshall and we’ll make sure they get it.  You can email them to [email protected] or drop them in the office.

“Power Pack” Fundraiser for Food For Others

New Date:  February 3rd

The Glebe Community Service Committee proudly presents the 2nd Annual “Start the New Year Off Helping Others” –  a Fundraiser for Food for Others, an award-winning nonprofit that fights hunger in our community by distributing donated food to NoVA residents and their kids.

We invite you to bring your kids to help pack “Power Packs” (see pic below) for children who may not have enough to eat during the weekends when they are without access to school feeding programs.  A Power Pack is a bag that supplies children with two sets of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks of non-perishable foods that are easy to make and consume over a weekend.

Glebe Spring Social & Auction

March 23, 2019

The Glebe Spring Social & Auction is seeking volunteers to commit only a few hours of time starting in January 2019.  We are seeking people to help on February 10, 2019 at craft day, to work with the business donations committee, or to make calls during the February 18, 2019 business donations phone bank.  There’s opportunity to commit as little as one hour of time, but the benefit to the Social & Auction will be much greater.  The links to sign up are below.  Thank you in advance!
Craft Day:
Business Donations:
Business Donations Phone Bank:

Glebe Green Team

What is the Glebe Green Team? The Green Team is a group of 3rd-5th graders that meet monthly to work on ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at Glebe. Most recently, 3rd graders made posters of what can and can’t be recycled in the cafeteria. This week 4th and 5th graders are putting finishing touches on presentations they will use to promote the importance of recycling correctly and reducing the amount of trash we make. They are looking forward to presenting in classrooms in the weeks to come.

According to The Water Project, it’s estimated that up to 80 percent of water bottles in the United States never get recycled. In addition, it takes three times the amount of water that’s in a water bottle to create the bottle in the first place! The Water Project also notes that, “U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles alone.” So getting a BPA-free water bottle shows the earth – and your wallet – love.

If you have any ideas or talents you would like to share with the Green Team, we would welcome the support. Contact Toni Wexler at [email protected]

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

Dear Glebe Community, as the new year begins, perhaps you would like to get more involved in ‘corporate’ side of the PTA?  We have several positions open or opening in the next school year.  Please consider this opportunity!

2018-19: OPEN POSITION – 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.

Coming in June, most of our board will be turning over.  We are actively looking for the following Board positions for next school year: President, Vice President of Ways & Means, Vice President of Activities & Programs, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary.  Please email us at [email protected] or chat with one of us at Glebe.

Thank You’s

  • to all the folks clearing the snow and treating the parking lot and walkways to Glebe, making it safer for our kiddos to attend school this month!   


  • 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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