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PTA Newsletter – October 2 2018

Volume 5   |  AFAC Food Drive Edition   |   October 2, 2018


Upcoming Events October 2nd – October 15th


October 1st – 5th: AFAC Food Drive EXTENDED – Glebe Lobby

October 3rd, 7 pm: PTA Meeting, Glebe Library

October 5th, 3:45-5 pm: Odyssey of the Mind Spontaneous Problem Solving Workshop

October 8th:  Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day – – NO SCHOOL 

October 10th, 1:26 pm: Early Release

October 10th: BFF Kick-off/National Walk To School Day

October 15th, 5-9 pm: DISTRICT TACO Dining Night – District Taco, Lee Hwy


AFAC Food Drive EXTENDED

October 1 – 5

ANNOUNCEMENT:  IF GLEBE FAMILIES FILL THE AFAC BOXES IN THE SCHOOL LOBBY BY FRIDAY, OCT. 5TH, THEN THE KIDS WILL GET NO HOMEWORK THE FOLLOWING WEEK!!!

Please bring in a non-perishable canned goods (vegetables, fruit, tuna), cereals, peanut butter and jelly are needed.  Please help us support Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) which provides over 2, 300 Arlington families dignified access to nutritious, supplemental groceries each week—free of charge!


PTA Meeting

Wednesday, October 3rd, 7 pm: Glebe Library

On the agenda:  We will hold a brief  election for the Executive Board position External Affairs  and a Walk to School  Safety and Social Media Safety presentation by SRO Corporal Tiffanie Hegerty.

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.


Odyssey of the Mind Information Session / Spontaneous Problem Solving Workshop

Friday, October 5th, 3:45-5: Glebe Library

The Odyssey of the Mind Team will be holding a spontaneous problem solving workshop session for students in 3rd – 5th grade, starting on Friday, Oct 5th at 3:45 in the Glebe Library. More information regarding the program can be found here: https://www.glebepta.org/extras/odyssey-of-the-mind/


BFF Kicks Off with National Walk to School Day!

Wednesday, October 10th is National Walk to School Day and what better way to kick off our Be Your Body’s Best Friend Forever (BFF) Program!


Dining Night at District Taco

Monday, October 15th, 5-9 PM

Take a break from cooking dinner and head over to District Taco (5723 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA) and mention Glebe Elementary when you order.  The PTA gets a percentage of the proceeds for Glebe events and activities!  Tell your friends too!


Rhyme & Cheese Night coming up!

Rhyme and Cheese Night

Rhyme & Cheese celebrates Glebe students’ own writing in the hopes that it will encourage a love and excitement for the craft by all who participate and come to listen. The student will share their own original writing on October 16th at 7 pm with the Glebe community in a relaxed atmosphere and hopefully learn to love (or at least get comfortable) speaking in front of others. The Listeners are just as critical as The Writers, so encourage your student to come support their Glebe-mates. Submissions are due October 11th and a lottery will be conducted to select 30 students. The Submission form can be found at the end of this newsletter and should be turned in the Glebe Lobby.

A lottery entry form was in last week’s Friday Folder and also can be found here:

Rhyme & Cheese lottery entry form


Fall Potluck & Movie Night coming up – 10/19 – HELP US PICK THE MOVIE!

Glebe’s annual potluck and outdoor movie night is coming up on October 19th and we need your help!

Please use the link below to vote on which movie your family would like to see this year. The movie with the most votes wins! More information and signups for bringing food to come.

https://doodle.com/poll/pxa2ethwbezuk3ke


Don’t miss your chance to see the Legwarmers!!!

Wanna relive the 80’s.  Join fellow Glebers for a rockin’ blast to the past.  We have 14 tickets left for the It’s a Glebe 80’s party @ the Legwarmers Concert, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th at 9PM at the State Theater in Falls Church. Get those Madonna outfits ready, dust off your Jordache jeans and join us for a fun night. Tickets are $100/person.  If interested, email Erika Hartingh at [email protected]


Thank You’s

  • to the Glebe Community – for being flexible and respecting the parking lot guidelines during the first few weeks of school!  It makes drop-off and pick-up much smoother!
  • to Cornelia Lesh for taking charge of the BFF (Be Your Body’s Friend Forever) program again this year!  

Reminders

  • Have Box Tops?  You can turn these in to the collection box in the Front Lobby!  Questions?  Ask Becky Milton [email protected]
  • Please consider bringing in food and toiletries for our Glebe Nourishment Center. Cart is in the Front Lobby!
  • Have used crayons? Our broken, used crayons are being collected and re-purposed. Just drop them off in the main office collection bin or in your child’s classroom!

Need to Reach Us?

email us at: [email protected]

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