LCTA's 6th Annual International Night 



What:    International Night 2020

When:   May 5th, 2020,  5:30- 8:00pm.

Where:  Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy

Why:      LCTA is an Elementary School in Old Town Alexandria. This is a special night for our families to come together as the United Nations of Lyles-Crouch. It is a unique example of how in our microcosm of greater Alexandria we are proud to be educated together and to learn from a multitude of rich diverse backgrounds. It is an opportunity for our families to celebrate our differences and celebrate the diversity that make us stronger. We have families from Afghanistan, Argentina, Belarus, Bolivia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Moldova, Spain, U.K all participating in International Night.

We will showcase robust musical and dance performances during the evening in our outdoor and indoor stages by students and outside performers.


Food Trucks with International food fare will be offering food on the night in the grounds of LCTA

In addition, families provide tasty nibbles at their displays.


New this year!-Teaming up with Literacy Team

We are delighted to be working with the Literacy team at LCTA to do some advance work in the classrooms so children will get as much out of the night as possible! Some of these plans are as follows:

  • We will have a “Read-Aloud” with a goal of reading up to 40 books in the classrooms at LCTA in the week prior to International Night. Books will be representative of the countries participating in International Night. Teachers will read the books in their classrooms, one a day, in the week leading up to International Night.  Ms. Knoll our librarian will work to stock our library with the suggested books. As an added benefit, our library will end up with a lasting well-stocked foreign section as part of its’ collection…helping achieve a goal of our wonderful Library at LCTA!

  • The planning team will distribute a sheet with; fun facts, flags and a map highlighting the participating countries. This sheet will be distributed to students in advance of the night.  We will have a large Map in the rotunda at LCTA where students will mark the countries that they are from along with color code by grade the countries they have read stories from.

  • The planning team will put together a short power point to be played in the classrooms on Tuesday May 5th with some information about the countries they will be traveling to that night on International Night!

Contact us:


PTA President:  Katie Palavecino 

Chair:  Jane Davis-Boglione 

Country Liaisons/Musical Performances:  Judit Csonka, Cristina Catan, Aisalkyn Botoeva
Media, Displays, Food Trucks:  Elena Aida, Courtney Marshall

Education:  Lada Krilov, Kristina West 


Tel: 703-706-4430 Fax: 703-684-0252

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy 
530 South Saint Asaph Street 
Alexandria, Virginia 22314