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PTA Newsletter – January 29 2019

Vol. 20|  Superbowl Edition   |   January 29, 2019


Upcoming Events January 29th- February 11th

January 27 – February 1 – Galley dinner Fundraiser

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

February 6 – PTA Meeting – Glebe Library


Galley Dinner Fundraiser

January 27-February 1


“Power Pack” Fundraiser for Food For Others

February 3rd, 2-4 pm – Glebe Multipurpose Room

Bring your Superbowl spirit to Glebe on Sunday before the big game!

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.


Multicultural Night – chairperson needed

February 28, 2019

This special night is on the calendar but is need of a chairperson!  If you would like to take charge of this awesome annual event at Glebe, please email Lauren Barber ASAP at [email protected].  The previous chair is available and willing to help whoever steps us!  No prior experience necessary!


PTA Meeting

February 6, 7 pm – Glebe Library

We will be discussing Be Smart: A conversation about kids, guns, and safety www.besmartforkids.org

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.


Glebe Spring Social & Auction

March 23 – Knights of Columbus

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 Laura Harrington for keeping up with Glebe’s Picture Days and organizing last week’s 5th grade and Club pictures!   


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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