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LCTA PTA COVID-19 Update: A letter from your PTA President

Dear LCTA Families,


In these uncertain times I wanted to reach out and provide support and resources that are available to us.  I hope to continue weekly communication updates and as always feel free to reach out to me for anything.


ACPS Resources

ACPS Update Center: Coronavirus COVID-19 - information updated daily, Superintendent Dr. Hutchings and his team will be available to answer the school community’s #COVIDclosure questions once a day. Please send in yours through this feedback form: www.acps.k12.va.us/Page/345

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ACPS will continue to share information through the ACPS website, social media, and email.  Please reach out to your student’s school counselor, Sarah Bustard (sarah.bustard@acps.k12.va.us), or school social worker, Beverly Woolard (bwoolard@acps.k12.va.us) with any questions.


Food Access Update During School Closures

As of Monday, March 16, 2020, Alexandria City Public Schools are providing emergency meals at no cost for any child under 18 and any family who needs it.

  1. Individual Meals to Go: Any child between the ages of 2 and 18 - whether or not they are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals - can pick up a meal to go in a bag. Stop by the Chinquapin Drive side of T.C. Williams High School (door 14) between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to pick up a meal-to-go. You do not need to fill out any forms to pick up a meal-to-go.

  2. Family Meal Packs: You can order a family meal pack online and pick it up at the drive through pick-up point outside Chinquapin Recreation Center (Chinquapin Drive side of T.C. Williams High School, door 14) between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m the following day. If transportation is an issue, please remember to check the box to request meal delivery.  Fill out the form to request a family meal pack.


Learning Resources

ACPS Learning Activity Packets

Scholastic Learn at Home

Kahn Academy

Kiwi Crate - age appropriate projects

K5 Learning - free worksheets

Tips on teaching kids at home! - 1. we made a daily schedule, 2. we had a family meeting and explained to our kids what was going to happen (you are going to get bored...Mommy & Daddy still need to work, we need to listen and love each other), 3. we created a learning environment (the kids enjoyed making their mini school), and 4. we said it is OK to get off schedule


Stay safe my friends,

Katie Palavecino, LCTA PTA President

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Alexandria, Virginia 22314