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Current and Upcoming LCTA PTA Happenings

Thank you from the PTA!

Thank you to all those who contributed to our Blessings in a Backpack Program this past week. We were so pleased with the response from students and families. The program is off to a great start! The program is ongoing throughout the school year…. learn about ways you can participate by clicking here.

Thank you to our families who came out in support of our PTA presentation this Monday to celebrate our differences through friendships at LCTA. Thank you to Dr. Conlan, Ms. Ford and Dr. Brit along with our parent volunteers with the special education committee who pulled together this interesting presentation.

After School Programs BEGIN NEXT WEEK!!!-Remind your children.

Watch your email for confirmation notices from Baroody Camps, Inc for class acceptances. All classes will run except for Wednesday’s Culture-Kids Passport to the World which regretfully is cancelled due to low registration numbers.

All Tuesday classes will begin on Tuesday October 9th! Wednesday classes begin on Wednesday October 10th and Thursday classes begin on Thursday October 11th. Monday classes will begin on Monday October 15th.

If your child is a walker, you MUST sign out your child from the MPR with their ASP class teacher at 3:50pm. If your child rides the after school bus, please expect that they may arrive at their bus stop much later than usual. Remember to let the onsite coordinator know of any changes your child’s dismissal schedule for ASP. Contact


Our 2018-2019 membership drive is complete.

Moving forward, these E-roars will only be delivered to those with active PTA memberships.

We will soon distribute a membership directory to our members to be sent home in your child’s backpack.

If you do NOT wish your information to be published in the directory, please contact membership.

International Walk to School Day-October 10th


Designed to create awareness and interest in walking and biking to school. Plan to join in on the fun and exercise!

PTA Board Meeting-October 10th 8:00am Library

Our PTA Board Meetings are open to members. Come and see your PTA board in action. We are looking for new recruits for the 19-20 term. It is a good opportunity to see how our PTA functions and to get involved.

Rising 6th Grade parents considering GWMS-MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Parent School Tours: 9:00-10:30 am: November 13, 2018, January 15, 2019, February 12, 2019, April 9, 2019

Principal Presentation: Tuesday, December 4th 6:30-7:30pm - MPR at LCTA

Student Tour: February 9th with LCTA teachers.

The Academic Advisement and Elective Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. This is an important night to help students/parents understand what elective classes are available.

Walk-a-Thon! –“ Take a walk on the wild side”-October 31st (5 weeks out!)

This is the most important fundraising event for our school. Without it, we cannot sustain the important ways that the PTA supports our school where district funding falls shorts. Please sponsor your child and circulate the sponsor link amongst your family friends. We have taken our Walk-A-Thon donation website in-house this year, allowing us to save thousands of dollars on fees for using an outside company to facilitate the donations. When someone donates, a thank you email is generated, and at the conclusion of the fundraiser children will receive a list of who pledged to them!

Click here to Volunteer

Click here to pledge for your child

Click here to learn why you should pledge for your child in the Walk-a-thon!

Calling all Military Families!

Be a part of this new group coming together to support one another and join forces at LCTA. First meet up will be hosted Friday October 12th at 8:15am Firehook Café. Express your needs and interests at this inaugural meet up and join together to build a supportive group. If you have questions, please contact

Playground update

The construction will begin over the upcoming holiday weekend and we should hope to see the first piece of equipment installed by Tuesday, October 9th. More details on what we can expect to complete the installation of both pieces will follow after a construction meeting scheduled for this Thursday.

Teacher Appreciation - 4th Grade- October 17th

Each month the PTA sponsors a breakfast for our teachers at LCTA. This month, the 4th grade will host the breakfast. Please sign up for what you can bring! Items need to be delivered to the office the afternoon before or before 7:00 a.m. on the morning of the breakfast. Thank you so much!

Box Tops

Box Tops are small coupons found on the packaging of many products that your family already uses. Check out for a list of participating products. Clip Box Tops from the packaging and turn them in to your classrooms.

Tag Advocacy

Calling all parents interested in joining a “Yahoo Group” for TAG in ACPS. The Yahoo Group is intended as a catch all for anything TAG related (not just advocacy) i.e.. meetings, program deadlines, Q&A, etc. To join, go to Yahoo Groups and search on ACPS TAG and asked to join the group This will be a pivotal year for TAG as ACPS is already considering what changes to the TAG program will be implemented in our Local Plan, which we submit to the State. The Local Plan will be the roadmap for TAG services for the next 5 years.


  • Thursday, October 4th before school, Uniform Locker

  • Tuesday, October 9th - 7:30-9:00pm - District Taco, Special Education Committee Meeting

  • ********Week of October 9th - ASP classes begin***************************************

  • Wednesday, October 10th - Walk to School day

  • Wednesday, October 10th - 8:00am Library, PTA board meeting (open to all members)


  • Friday, October 12th , 8:15am Firehook Cafe - LCTA Military families group meet-up

  • Monday, October 15th - 8:00am, Library - Meet our prospective district school board members

  • Tuesday, October 16th, after school, uniform locker

  • Wednesday, October 17th - Teacher appreciation breakfast - Opportunity to give breakfast items to celebrate our teachers.

  • Thursday, October 18th - Legislative Affairs Meeting, 8:00am Firehook Cafe; Join the PTA to discuss district wide issues impacting our school

  • Monday, October 22nd - 8:00am, Library-Meet our prospective district school board members

  • Wednesday, October 31st - 8:15am-2:00pm - Walk-a-thon!.... “take a walk on the wild side”!

Non-PTA Sponsored Events

Odyssey of the Mind Information Sessions

We are looking for creative minds and problem solvers! If you enjoy drama, music, dance, art or engineering, Odyssey of the Mind is for you! Odyssey of the Mind is an International Creativity Competition that is open to all students! Students and parents interested in participating on or coaching/judging a team should attend the parent information meetings at 6:30 p.m. in the school library:

  • Tuesday, October 9 at George Washington Middle School.

Learn more at: Questions? Please contact Tiana Dominick, ACPS Odyssey of the Mind Division Coordinator at

School Crossing Guards Wanted

Want to connect with the Alexandria community and provide safety to our smallest citizens? Apply to be a School Crossing Guard! This is a great opportunity for those with flexible schedules including students, stay at home parents and retirees who work well with children. You must be willing and able to work in all types of weather conditions, have reliable transportation and be open and available to work any assigned school post. Learn more

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