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Current and Upcoming LCTA PTA Happenings

Remember Dr. Zissios this week!

Governor Ralph S. Northam has proclaimed January 20-26, 2019 as Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week. This proclamation recognizes all that school based administrators do for the communities, staff and children that they serve. Here is the link to the proclamation posted online:

Please think of a way your family can acknowledge our esteemed Principal-Dr. Patricia Zissios this week. A simple gesture can mean a lot! Let her know how much your family appreciate what she does for our school and your children. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated leader running our school. Let’s celebrate her this week! (Rumor has it that some of her favorite things are….. Jelly Donuts, Coffee, King Street Cats, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Greek food…and most of all… notes and hugs from her students!)

Looking for parent volunteer-3D Printers

Do you have experience with 3-D printers in your workplace? Our new equipment has arrived and our 4th and 5th grade teaching staff is looking for assistance to present to students about the “real world” application of this technology and how it is applied in the workforce. We can work around your schedule. Please email Ms. Murphy,,  if you can spare an hour of your time.

Legislative Affairs

High School may seem an age away but decisions being made now by ACPS will impact your children in the future.

The School Board is scheduled to vote on the superintendent’s recommendation for a connected high school campus model.

On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Charles Houston Recreation Center, the community will have the last opportunity to learn more and express concerns before this model likely becomes final and is voted upon by school board on the January 24th. 

Our next legislative affairs meeting is February 21st at Firehook Bakery at 8:15am. Join this important discussion on our focus with ACPS on; continuing enrollment pressure/growth and need for district planning to address it,  playground renovation and overall facility’s needs.

Government shutdown

The PTA has compiled a list of available resources in the community

Apply for ACPS Cafeteria benefits at  

ACPS will host a substitute teacher and tutor job fair for furloughed federal workers and others interested in employment in these areas with ACPS.  The job fair will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at George Washington Middle School. 

Military Families Meet-up

Join other LCTA military families for meet-up at Meggrolls, 107 N. Fayette Street, February 7th at 6:30pm!


Order your yearbook now for early bird pricing of $20.

Order your Loveline by February 14th.

January 29th, 6:30-9:00pm, Union Street Public House

Join fellow LCTA parents, staff and Dr. Zissios for a LCTA community social at Union Street Public House on January 29th, 6:30-9:00pm. Appetizers and light fare will be on us!

Character Counts

Thank you to all those families who supported our character counts efforts in the community with meals and wheels on the MLK holiday!!

Blessings in a Backpack food drive, Jan 22nd-25th, the PTA will be out front of school at drop off hours this week collecting food items. Items needed are; milk/juice boxes or pouches, breakfast cereal bars, individual cereal boxes or cups, canned vegetables, canned ravioli/spaghetti. Hearty soup, chili or stew, canned tuna or chicken breast meat. Gift cards to grocery stores are also welcome along with check donations made payable to LCTA PTA (with Blessings in a backpack in the memo line)

Book Fair!-Volunteers Needed!

It is coming! March 4-7th

This community event is beloved by our teachers, children and parents alike. It take a lot of effort to pull together and we rely on parent volunteers to help cover hours during book fair. No experience needed. Online checkout system.

Please sign up to volunteer for a time slot.

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast-K Parents-February 20th

We are continuing to host once monthly breakfasts for our teachers and rely on parent volunteers to supply items for the once monthly breakfast. This next upcoming is hosted by Kindergarten parents. Please sign up here for a food item

Thank you in advance for your support!


January 20-26th- VA Principals Appreciation Week

January 22-25th - Blessings in a Backpack collection of food items at morning drop off

January 23rd - 7:30pm, Charles Houston Recreation Center, Community Meeting on the High School Project

January 23rd- 4:00pm, George Washington Middle School, ACPS Job Fair

January 29th - 6:30-9:00pm, Parent Social, Union Street Public House,

February 1st -Teacher Holiday

February 7th and 8th Early Release Teacher Conferences

February 7th - 6:00-7:30pm, Meggrolls, Military Families Meetup

February 11th  - 8:00am, PTA Executive Board

February 13th - Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

February 18th - Holiday

February 20th - Teacher Appreciation Breakfast (K parents)

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