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Happy holiday season LCTA PTA members!

Attention 4th/5th Grade Parents

December 4th – 6:30pm, LCTA MPR, GWMS presentation by Principal Mazur for families and their 4th and 5th graders at LCTA.

Please plan to attend this informative presentation for 4th and 5th graders and their parents.

It is a great way to learn about the school, ask important questions and meet the Principal of GWMS.


Safety on our Streets

At a special assembly on Friday upcoming, our children will learn more about street safety and the “stop, look and wave” steps to pedestrian safety. The PTA has been working closely with Alexandria City and the Safe Routes to School program to enhance the safety in the streets surrounding our school which currently get a “D” rating as recorded by pedestrian accidents. This survey was circulated earlier in the school year and only 14 parents responded. Please take the time to complete the survey to help support important safety changes necessary to our streets.


URL: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=4668627


Room Parents, Monday, December 3rd at 8 - 8:30 am, Library LCTA

Did you sign up as a room parent for your child(s) class and are unsure of your role with the teacher and in the classroom?

You will receive an email confirming your invite but please join the PTA for an information session, December 3rd at 8:00 am in the Library to learn more of what is expected in the role and what goes into planning for the upcoming winter class parties and year end celebrations. Bring your questions and meet and learn from fellow room parents!


Important!

At LCTA we often talk about the unique and special community we enjoy. Our beloved Nurse Jasmine Wood, Kenneth Wood, and their two wonderful boys are facing uncertainty in their lives. Kenneth was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in early October 2018. Please join our PTA in rallying our support behind Nurse Wood and her family in a difficult time in their lives. Let’s see the power of our community at work!

https://www.gofundme.com/nurse-wood-and-family?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_link_t&utm_campaign=welcome


After School Program Winter Session 2 Sign up-Priority Registration for PTA members opens December 3rd

After School Programming in Session 1 will come to an end the week of December 10th, with last classes held on December 13th. You will be notified of any reserve date classes if applicable. The second session for ASP will begin after the holiday break.  Preview the schedule here and be prepared to register your child when priority registration opens on December 3rd for PTA members. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Session 2 beings on January 14th and ends on March 7th.


LTCA Military Families Group Meet Up, December 5, 7:00 PM , District Taco (701 S Washington St, Alexandria)

Come join us over chips and salsa, and meet other military families at LTCA, answer any questions or concerns, and start planning events for next semester. Everyone is welcome! Questions: Annette Maldonado at annettemld@icloud.com


Boxtops! AND Passive Fundraising

Keep sending in your boxtops to your classrooms. Every classroom has a container. It is an easy way for us to raise money for our school!

Don’t forget LCTA as you work on your holiday shopping! Shop through www.smile.amazon.com, select LylesCrouch as your charity for LCTA PTA to receive a percentage on qualifying purchases. LCTA gets 15% when you shop at http://schools.mightynest.com/schools/51472 for healthy living and environmentally friendly products. LCTA earns extra cash when you order through www.tinyprints.com/storefront/lylescrouch. 

For more information on our Passive Fundraising opportunities, click here


Special Education Committee Meeting, December 11th, 7:30-9:00pm, District Taco

Committee meetings are held monthly and open to anyone with an interest in special education in our school. The purpose of the group is to enhance the experience of students with special needs and their families at LCTA .


Membership Directory

The Membership Directory is complete and a hard copy was sent home in backpacks before the holiday. There have been some updates and new members added, so we are continuing to update the directory as we get them in. We will send a link so you can download the most up-to-date version next week.  


Character Counts - Volunteers Needed.

If you have any interest in providing or delivering baked goods to our very own first responders at Alexandria’s police station or fire departments, please be in touch with Molly at mollyghollis@icloud.com.  We are aiming to visit our first responders after school on Thursday, December 20th.  So even if you can’t join in the delivery, we hope you will consider bringing in baked goods. 

Teacher Breakfast-December 19th hosted by 2nd grade parents.  Each month the PTA sponsors a breakfast for our teachers at LCTA.  This month, the 2nd 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!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4baba828a5f49-teacher4


International Night - Mark it on your calendar now - May 14th, 2019

This is the biggest night on our school calendar. Last year saw 44 countries represented by our very own LCTA families. It is a wonderful adventure for our children and families to “travel the world” at Lyles-Crouch learning about the many different cultures and customs represented by our rich and diverse community. Planning this big night takes time, Sign up now to join in the fun of the night and represent a country!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4eaaa72faaff2-international


Parent Social

Watch this space for a casual parent social to be scheduled post-holiday madness in Jan/Feb timeframe.


Upcoming:

November 28th – 9:00am Walkathon Prize Assembly, MPR (Students and Walkathon Volunteers)

November 28th – 6:00-8:00pm, LCTA MPR,  Math Night  (Note: This is the new date!)

December 3rd - Picture Make-up Day

December 3rd- 8:00am, Library, Room Parents Meeting

December 3rd – Afterschool Priority Registration for Session #2 opens for PTA members

December 4th - Afterschool Registration for Session #2 opens for all others

December 4th – 6:30pm, LCTA MPR, GWMS presentation by Principal Mazur for families and rising 6th graders at LCTA

December 5th – 7:00pm, District Taco, LCTA Military families group meet-up

December 6th-7:45-8:15am, Uniform Locker

December 6th-10am-1pm, Cafeteria/MPR-Holiday Luncheon (families invited to join grades for specially prepared Holiday Luncheon)

December 7th – 6:00pm, MPR, Family Movie Night

December 10th- 8:00am, Library, PTA Executive Board Meeting

December 11th – 7:30pm, District Taco, Special Education Committee Meeting

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