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 LCTA PTA eROAR, August 23rd, 2023

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

LCTA PTA eROAR, August 23rd, 2023


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Upcoming Dates: Friday, August 25, 7:45 - 8:30 am and 2:30 - 3:15 pm: Uniform Locker is open Tuesday, August 29, 7 pm (zoom): Nuts + Bolts Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4: Labor Day Holiday (No School) Sunday, September 3: Orders for Spirit Wear Online Shop Due Friday, September 8, 5 - 8 pm: Back to School Family Picnic Friday, September 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm: Uniform Locker is open Thursday, September 14: Back to School Night (Parents/Guardians Only) Monday, September 18 - Friday, September 22: Scholastic Book Fair Week Tuesday, September 19, 5 - 8 pm: Family Book Fair Night Table of Contents

  • Spirit Wear Online Shop Open Now Through 9/3!

  • Uniform Locker: Open on 8/25 + 9/8 + Volunteers Requested

  • Nuts + Bolts on 8/29

  • Back to School Family Picnic on 9/8

  • Nurse Wood's Friendly Reminders

  • School contact info

Spirit Wear Online Shop Open Now Through 9/3! Our Spirit Wear Shop is now online! Orders are due by September 3rd, and will be distributed within 7-10 business days from store closure date. Polos and t-shirts can be used as school uniforms (polos on regular uniform days and t-shirts on PE days)! Don't miss out before items sell out, and order now by visiting our website and clicking on "Spirit Wear"! Uniform Locker: Open on 8/25 + 9/8 + Volunteers Requested Our school is a uniform school. As such, to help support our families, the PTA runs a Uniform Locker, which is stocked with gently used items for your family to shop free of charge. The Uniform Locker will be open on August 25th from 7:45 - 8:30 am and 2:30 - 3:15 pm, and on September 9th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (during our Back to School Picnic)! All are welcome! The Uniform Locker is located by the side entrance of the school, near the school parking lot. Donations are accepted year-round to the front office or at the Locker itself whenever it is open. If there is a need to access the Locker outside of the times it is open, please contact our social worker, Ms. Kelly Robinson, at kelly.robinson@acps.k2.va.us. Volunteers Requested: We have more Uniform Locker dates planned, and would love to have your help in operating some dates and times to have the Locker open for our community. If you're able to commit to helping, we'd love to have your involvement! You can learn more here.


Nuts + Bolts on 8/29 An opportunity for all to learn all about our school and programs! This is a school-wide virtual information session. Please join us on Tuesday 8/29 at 7 pm, virtually, to learn all about Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy. During this informative night, you will learn more about our rigorous curriculum, Core Knowledge, as well as general school information, Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning (SEAL), and much more! PTA will also be present to share a short intro to the PTA and the budget for vote. Please use the link below to join the webinar at 7 pm on Tuesday 8/29. Join Zoom Meeting https://acpsk12.zoom.us/j/9504686078 Meeting ID: 950 468 6078

Back to School Family Picnic on 9/8 Join us for a fun back to school party on Friday 9/8 from 5 - 8 pm at the LCTA playground! This yearly tradition is always a fun time you don't want to miss out on! Bring your own picnic-style food and drinks (and picnic blankets/chairs, if you would like). The Uniform Locker will be open from 5:30-7:30 pm, and LCTA merchandise will be available for sale. Enjoy fun times with great friends new and old!





Nurse Wood's Friendly Reminders A few reminders and healthful hints from our amazing school nurse, Nurse Wood! Welcome Back to School! From the School Nurse’s Office Medications: Whenever possible, medication should be scheduled during non-school hours. However, in the event your child needs medication during school hours, please be sure to have theappropriate medication forms (see links below) completed by your child’s health care provider and returned to the schoolnurse. All medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be sent in the original container, sealed, and labeled with the child’s name. Non-prescription medication (Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough drops, etc.) may not be administered without physician authorization. Prescribed antibiotics may be given with a physician’s note, but need to be in a properly labeled pharmacy container that can remain at the school. Epi-Pens, Inhalers, and Injectable Medicationsrequire a separate authorization form. All medication should be hand-delivered to thenurse’s office by the parent/guardian. Children are not encouraged to transport medication to school in their backpacks. Common Medication Forms: Asthma Action Plan (for use of inhaler) Food Allergy Action Plan (for use of epi-pen) Medication Authorization Form (for other medications) Illness/Injury: If your child is ill or injured during school hours, he/she will be assessed and treated by a RegisteredNurse. You may not be contacted each time your child visits the schoolnurse, however, in the event your child appears to have a serious illness/injury, every effort will be made to notify you. Please be sure all phone numbers and health care information is kept current throughout the school year. Children with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be sent home immediately. Please keep students home from school until they remain fever-free (below 100 degrees) for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. Children with other symptoms of a possibly communicable disease will also be sent home from school based on the assessment of the schoolnurse. If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious illness, such as Covid-19, flu, chicken pox or strep throat, please notify the school. It is helpful for the schoolnurseto receive a copy of any instructions provided to you after your child is seen by a medical provider. Hospital stays, multiple day absences, and serious illnesses and/or injuries require a physician noteas well as specific instructions about activity or other restrictions (if any) and how long restrictions will be needed. Please provide this information to the schoolnurse beforeyour child returns to school. Absence from school: Please keep your child home if they have fever, vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed rash, eye infection, bad cough or difficulty breathing, weakness or difficulty walking. Call the main office if your child is going to be absent and also let them know if your child has been seen by a health care provider. If your child will be absent for 3 or more days due to a medical reason, a medical note will be required. Food Allergies/Outside Food: It’s VERY IMPORTANT that parents notify the school nurse and the child’s teacher of any food allergies as soon as possible. In order to keep all students safe, ACPS requests that outside foodNOTbe brought to school, other than lunches and healthy snacks for your own child’s consumption. A food allergy can turn into a potentially life-threatening situation.Parents are encouraged to consider books, pencils, or other non-food items for birthdays, parties, and end of year celebrations. *Please note, food preference is not considered an allergy. Chronic Health Conditions: The schoolnursewill work closely in collaboration with students and family regarding special health care needs and chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, food allergies, seizures, sickle cell disease, cancer, and other health conditions. Parents are requested to notify the schoolnurseabout their student’s specific health needs as well as any assistive devices (i.e. crutches, splints, walkers, wheelchair, etc.) your child may need while at school. Please request a note from your child’s healthcare provider about your child’s specific condition, activity restrictions, dietary needs or any other interventions or procedures needed (or possibly needed) during the school day. Lice: Head lice are a common community problem. They are not dangerous and do not transmit disease. The schoolnursewill notify parents of the student with lice or nits and recommend treatment that evening. The student may return to school the next day after they have received treatment. Clothing: At times, children may soil or rip their clothing. Thanks to the families who have donated gently used clothing, we sometimes have clothing for students to wear home. Please return these items washed as soon as possible so they are available for other students. If your child has ongoing bathroom issues, please send an extra change of clothes to school for their personal use. Screenings: All students in kindergarten & third grade, as well as students new to the school district will have vision and hearing screening performed at school. Parents will be notified if there is an abnormal finding. Please contact the schoolnurseif you have any concerns regarding your child and the screening process. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Have a safe and healthy school year! Jasmine Wood, M.Ed, BSN, RN, NCSN Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy Jasmine.Wood@acps.k12.va.us or 703-619-8749


School contact info Main Office: (703) 706-4430 Principal: laura.burkart@acps.k12.va.us Assistant Principal: colleen.cassidy@acps.k12.va.us Registrar: kelly.dorcey@acps.k12.va.us Nurse: jasmine.wood@acps.k12.va.us Counselor: rachel.hoover@acps.k12.va.us Social Worker: kelly.robinson@acps.k12.va.us PTA President: president@lctapta.org Find us online at www.lctapta.org Facebook: Join the “Lyles Crouch Parents” group X: @LylesCrouch 530 South Saint Asaph Street Alexandria, VA 22314 USA Main Office: 703.706.4430 Share on social www.lctapta.org

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