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Dear GLOBE Community,

Baby Love is the host of Spirit Week for Feb. 10-14. The shop, owned by a GLOBE parent, is full of unique goodies for children of all ages, and you may even find something for yourself! Baby Love will donate 10% of all GLOBE family sales back to our school! Shop in person or online with code GLOBE. 

*This week's newsletter is full of new information. Be sure to click the link at the bottom of your message to be sure you're seeing the entire newsletter.
The COVID Corner
(click the image to access our COVID dashboard)
Check here each week for updates from GLOBE's Reopening Committee on guidance to inform a safe return, and for responses to your questions and concerns about The GLOBE Academy's COVID-19 response. GLOBE's COVID-19 tracker is updated each Wednesday at www.theglobeacademy.org. Please visit our site and click the graphic for daily updates on the pandemic conditions with more detailed information about these data. If you have questions about GLOBE's Return-to-Campus Plan, please submit them here. We will do our best to answer as many questions as possible.


In Case You Missed The Community Town Hall

The GLOBE Academy Community Town Hall from Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 is now available for viewing on YouTube.

Face Masks, Please

As we prepare for a potential return to campus, an attention to correct mask-wearing is imperative. Please practice with your children.

Remember:
> All students and staff must wear proper face masks on campus. They should also have a spare face mask with them. GLOBE Trot buffs cannot be used as masks.
> Students who are not wearing their mask properly will be gently corrected and coached on the importance of this behavior.
> If students willfully decline to wear their masks correctly, they will besent home to engage in virtual learning for a period of time. Their parents will also need to participate in a conference with the head of school.
GENERAL UPDATES
Rising 4th Grade Meeting
Parents if you have a current 3rd grader who will be continuing at GLOBE next year, please join Mrs. Limor on Zoom, Monday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about Upper Campus and the transition to 4th grade. *The Zoom link will be provided in the newsletter on Wednesday, February 24.
Rising 6th Grade Meeting
Parents if you have a current 5th grader who will be continuing in GLOBE’s Middle School program, please join Mrs. Limor on Zoom, Monday, March 1 at 7 p.m. to learn more about the middle school schedule, class assignments, and extracurricular activities. *The Zoom link will be provided in the newsletter on Wednesday, February 24

STAMP Testing 2nd-8th grade
GLOBE students in grades 2nd through 8th will be participating in the STAndards based Measure of Proficiency in March.
Please join our Language Coordinator, Ms. Daniel, March 11th from 8-9 p.m. to know what to expect.
When: March 11, 2021 8 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: STAMP Coffee Talk
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 708548

Or Telephone: 301-715-8592 
Webinar ID: 827 8240 6011
Passcode: 708548

Please submit your questions in advance here.

GLOBE Re-Opening Playbook
Need a refresher on what to expect as we prepare to re-open GLOBE for on-campus learning? Our Reopening Playbook is available on our website under the For Parents tab for your convenience. Click the button below for quick access.
Chromebook Troubles?
Is your student having trouble with his/her Chromebook? We have recently installed a new extension that will help to monitor and clean Chromebook CPU and RAM usage. If your student is having trouble getting or staying connected to classes, or finds that new tabs just keep “loading,” please check this extension for more information. If the memory and CPU usage is close to 100%, try restarting the Chromebook and opening fewer tabs at a time. Reach out to Mrs. Limor (jlimor@theglobeacademy.net), if you need a service appointment.

Lower Campus

Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser will be visiting with K-3 students Thursday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m.  Please support Little Shop of Stories for working diligently to bring authors to our students even during digital learning by purchasing one of her books. They will come with an autographed nameplate.  All orders are due by February 12.  Below are the links for book orders. Please include the word GLOBE in the comments to receive your autographed bookplate.


Upper Campus
Virtual Language Field Trip for 8th grade

Eighth grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a full-day language immersion program hosted by Concordia Language Villages on Friday, March 5. Please look for information from Dr. Hertz and the 8th grade team to remit payment for this “trip”.

Congratulations!
Congratulations to the Middle School Reading Bowl Team for their efforts in DeKalb’s annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition, and a huge thank you to Ms. Katie Pociask for her team leadership!
Success at DeKalb County Science and Engineering Fair!
A group of GLOBE Middle School students participated this past weekend in the DeKalb County Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations to Blake Kight, Gabriella Benjamin, Hamza Laroui, Jeffrey Lim, Jonathan Watson, Elliot Steiner, Kaden Welch, Kendall Marshall, Keziah Redomn, Lucy Hannula, Sawyer Holmes, Leah Brosnan, Willa Hudson, Smith Jensen, Tiras Burton, Willow Medovoy, and Zoe Clatterbuagh for their outstanding work. And a shout out to Kendall Marshall and Tiras Burton for moving on to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at UGA next month.
ADMISSIONS
Intent to Return Form
Current GLOBE students must complete the Intent to Return Survey letting us know if they plan to re-enroll for next school year. This is due this Friday, February 5. to complete. This is extremely important, so help us out! Having an accurate count for the school year allows us to plan and budget appropriately or allows a student from our waiting list to fill the open spot. Click here

Open Enrollment for NEW applicants is taking place now (Jan. 25 - Feb.19). Click here if you have a new student to enter into GLOBE’s lottery. Siblings must apply.
YEARBOOK

Now is the time to buy your yearbook. Order now; you must order by February 28th to guarantee that you will receive a copy of this highly anticipated book. It’s easy to do - just click here.
CONNECTIONS
Chorus News

We've had an exciting first week of Black History Month in music. There is still time to sign up for the Elementary Chorus and Middle School Chorus Remind. 

Please enjoy the Chorus Newsletter.
PTCC
Get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year!
Join us for a watch party on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. to see the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company perform for Chinese New Year. Be sure to kick off the morning of Chinese New Year on Friday, February 12 by posting pictures of your children in traditional Chinese dress clothes. Later that evening, post pictures and videos on the Parents and Teachers of GLOBE facebook page of your children replicating the dance. #GLOBECNYOXCHALLENGE
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month: Celebrating The Black Family

We want to share your family story. Submit written stories, videos, poetry, readings, recipes that reflect your family story to bhmglobe@gmail.com. Look out for Black History facts throughout the month and stay tuned for a special spirit night, virtual artist visit and more.
Save the Date for the 2021 GLOBE Auction!

This year's event will once again be VIRTUAL from Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. – Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in this mobile-driven, super-fun, and incredibly important fundraiser that supports GLOBE events, teacher grants, and staff appreciation. Registration will be FREE and begins soon on the Auction website. Email the Auction team with any irresistible donation item ideas and/or interest in volunteering. GLOBE families that secure Auction items will automatically be entered into the Big Ticket Item raffle. Follow the GLOBE PTCC Facebook page for more details. This event was a huge success last year – let’s make that happen again this year!
FUNDRAISING
We’re Halfway There!

This school year, GLOBE is facing significant budget cuts. We are currently halfway to our goal of raising $300,000 in unrestricted funding for GLOBE this school year. We still need your help to make sure we reach our goal, so please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to the Annual Fund. Every dollar counts and we appreciate your support!  

SPORTS
Vikings Water Polo — Wanna give it a try??
Water Polo is a great conditioning sport for swimming and the spring season is just in time for preparation for Summer League swimming. We are now inviting any student from all schools grades 6-12 to join our team. Practice will be Monday and Wednesday nights at Dynamo. We offer a “try-out” period for students wanting to check out Water Polo the first week of practice. Spring Conditioning season runs February 15 – April 28. If interested, please visit our website www.vikingwaterpolo.com for more information. Contact William Higgins at william@augusthiggins.com with questions and to be added to the Group Email distribution list. 
UPCOMING

Below you will find the important dates to remember for the next month. You can also sync the GLOBE calendar to your own digital calendar.

Feb. 11-12, 2021
MAP Testing at Upper Campus

March 1, 2021
Rising 4th Grade Parent Meeting

March 1, 2021
Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting

March 5, 2021
8th Grade Virtual Language Trip


The GLOBE Academy Office Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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What's on the Menu?
The DeKalb County School District has released details on where to pick up lunch for your children Monday, Wednesday and Friday courtesy of DCSD. Click the link below for more details.
Meal Pickups

School Nutrition Services during Distance Learning will be available through the DeKalb County School District. Find out the details about Meal Distributions here.