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Our School

Glebe Elementary is located in Arlington, VA.  Students and families at Glebe participate in our exemplary project called S.M.Art Project. S.M.Art stands for science, math, art and technology. The key concept behind the project is the teaching of aspects of the students’ math and science curriculum through integration and engagement with a modern art form, visual art, dance, music, or theatre.

How Can You Help?


Visit this site often, join our Listserv and check your Friday Folders to keep up-to-date on all PTA happenings!


Membership forms will be sent home in First Day Packets or you can join online via the Get Involved page.


Time in the classroom, volunteering at events, registering your grocery cards are just a few of the ways you can give.

October Events!

OCT 4:  PTA Meeting 7:00 PM  - Multi-purpose room
Guest Speaker  Kirk Martin:  Workshop addressing 10 Ways to stop defiance, disrespect and yelling

Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin, and his son, Casey, will provide parents and teachers with a dozen strategies that will eliminate defiance, disrespect, yelling, bullying, sibling fights and more that characterize our homes and classrooms. Kirk provides concrete, practical strategies that work with kids ages 2-22 in everyday situations to:

  • Get your kids to listen the first time.
  • Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling.
  • Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights.
  • Get kids off video games/screens without a fight.
  • Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime.

Visit for a sneak peak of what you will experience. Arrive early for the special Q&A with Kirk (that begins 10 minutes prior to the workshop beginning).

OCT 5:  Kirk Martin Workshop from above 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Multi-purpose room
for those who cannot make the 10/4 workshop

OCT 5:  BFF (Be your Body's Best Friend Forever) Walk, Ride, Roll Kickoff
Be sure to stop by the BFF table in the front of the school as you arrive to learn more about the BFF program.  Adults this means you too - Starbucks will be provided!

BFF focuses on healthy living habits, by encouraging our students to embrace a healthy diet and good fitness habits. The natural result of these goals is the development of a healthy lifestyle. In essence, we want the kids to become their body’s BFF - Best Friend Forever!

OCT 5:  Author Visit - Stuart Gibbs, Author of the Spy School Series
This assembly is for 4th & 5th Grade only but not to worry - plans are underway to organize additional author visits for other grades as well!  Thank you to our new librarian Ms. Frantz on securing this FREE fun author visit!

OCT 6 & 7:  Food Pantry Food Drive - Lobby
Consider bringing goods to stock the Glebe Food Pantry on Parent / Teacher Conference days.  Donation cart / basket can be found in the Glebe Front Lobby.  (Note - donations can be made anytime throughout the year)

OCT 21:  Fall Potluck and Outdoor Movie 6:00 PM - Glebe "Backyard"
Stay tuned for a sign up genius and Friday Folder insert outlining how you can help out with set up, food, clean up and more!!!

OCT 26:  Fall Rhyme & Cheese - 7:00 PM - Multi-purpose Room
Glebe writers can read their original works in front of a supportive audience!  More information on how you can sign up to participate coming soon.

make sure to update your calendar with all of our upcoming events!