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LCTA eRoar, January 15, 2020

After-School Enrichment Programs Session 2

Our ASP Session 2 class offerings will be sent home on Wednesday January 15.  Registration will open on January 20th for PTA members (via email invite) and for all others on January 21st.  Registration is first come, first serve!  PLEASE NOTE: ASP is NOT open to Kindergarten students this year and students doing the Spring Musical should NOT enroll in Session 2.  Classes will begin on Tuesday February 18.

Animal Crusaders Towel and Blanket Drive

After the holidays, Animal Crusaders is doing a towel and blanket drive to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and King Street Cats. During the winter the animals might be cold so we want to keep them warm and dry to help them toward their future homes.

Please check your closets, and bring any towels or blankets you no longer need to school and put them in bins in the lobby by January 17th!  We thank you for helping homeless animals and giving them a new start in the new year!

Parent Social - Wednesday January 15th

Join fellow LCTA parents, staff and Dr. Zissios for a LCTA community social at The Warehouse (214 King St) on January 15th, 6-9pm. Appetizers and light fare will be on us!

Blessings in a backpack Food Drive - Week of January 27th

Help stock the school pantry by donating food items needed, sponsor a child by writing a check or donate a grocery store gift card and we’ll do the shopping for you! We will be outside of school each morning at drop off this week with collection bins. Students may also earn ROARS community service hours by supporting Blessings in a Backpack this month.  See flyer below for more information.

Breakfast for Dinner - Tuesday January 28th, 5:30-8:00pm

Bring the whole family to support LCTA at our annual Breakfast for Dinner at Royal Restaurant & Cafe (730 N Saint Asaph St).  Enjoy a yummy meal and feel free to wear your pajamas!

Do you love science and want to give back to the LCTA community?

The Science Committee is looking for adult community members to present hands-on science activities at Science Night from 6:00-7:30 on March 19, 2020. If your work or hobbies involve science or technology please consider volunteering your time! If you are interested, fill out this form.

International Night - Tuesday May 5th

WOW!....our community at Lyles Crouch includes families from: Afganistan, Argentina, Belarus, Bolivia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Reuplic of Maldova, Spain, U.K all participating in International Night.

Interested to host a country/display. Sign up here:


Order NOW for $20 early bird price!  Price increases to $30 on February 14th.

Order Form - online or paper option

Outdoor Learning Center

Share in the dream of a new purpose-built Outdoor Learning Center for LCTA!  With our facility bursting at the seams and no room to add on, it's time to make better use of our outdoor space.  Never professionally designed or built with the current student enrollment in mind, its layout, surfaces, and equipment are dysfunctional, inadequate, unsafe and seasonally limited.  We are looking to extend our learning to the outdoors with a safe, purpose-built, state-of-the-art outdoor learning center and grounds.  Join the collaboration of parents, grandparents, staff, faculty, neighbors, and concerned citizens working with ACPS to see LCTA’s outdoor learning environment become a reality.  It is time to advocate for our school and our students. 

Join our website and Facebook page to support this initiative and get the latest updates!

Hello from ACPS Safe Routes to School! As your Safe Routes to School Coordinator, my job is to encourage students to walk and bike to school and to educate them on how to do so safely. This fall, your student(s) was asked to report how she or he travels to and from school. The district-wide results showed that 22% of our students walk to school and 1% bike to school. Now that we know how your students are arriving and dismissing, it is helpful for us to understand why.

Please take 3-minutes to complete the attached survey (available online in English or Spanish) regarding student travel. What factors affect whether you allow your student(s) to walk or bike to school? Are there any changes to safety-related conditions along the route that could increase the likelihood that your child walks or bikes to school? Your feedback will inform improvements to infrastructure, traffic, and overall safety near your student’s school. Thank you for your time and attention in completing this survey!

January 15 - 1st Grade Teacher Appreciation breakfast

January 15 - Parent Social

January 15 - ASP session 2 catalogs home

January 20 - MLK Day

January 20 - PTA ASP session 2 registration

January 21 - general ASP session 2 registration

January 23 - Math Night

January 27 - Blessings in a Backpack Food Drive (throughout the week)

January 28, 5:30pm - Breakfast for Dinner @Royal Restaurant 

January 30, 8:00am - Legislative Affairs meeting @Firehook January 31 - Teacher Work Day


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