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LCTA PTA eROAR, August 30th, 2023

LCTA PTA eROAR, August 30th, 2023


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Upcoming Dates: 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, 4 - 5:15 pm: 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 Monday, September 25: Yom Kippur Holiday (No School) Monday, October 9: Indigenous Peoples Day (No School) Friday, October 20: Reflections Applications Due Table of Contents

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

  • Back to School Family Picnic on 9/8

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

  • Back to School Night on 9/14

  • Book Fair

  • Reflections Art Contest: Enter Today!

  • Cafeteria Updates + Menu

  • School contact info

Spirit Wear Online Shop Open Now Through 9/3! Our Spirit Wear Shop is now online! Orders are due by this Sunday, 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"! 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). Mr. Softee ice cream truck arrives at 6 pm! Check out the menu here: https://mistersofteedmv.com/our-menu/. The Uniform Locker will be open from 5:30-7:30 pm, and LCTA merchandise + snacks/water will be available for sale. Enjoy music + fun times with great friends new and old!


Uniform Locker: Open on 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 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.


Back to School Night on 9/14 Please join us for Back to School Night to meet your child's teacher and learn more about core knowledge, your child's classroom, and our school! There will be TWO identical sessions held at 4 pm and 4:45 pm. This night is for parents/caregivers only. Thursday, September 14 4:00 - 4:30 pm Session 1 4:45 - 5:15 pm Session 2 Parents/Caregivers only

Book Fair Save the date for our Scholastic Book Fair Week from 9/18-9/22!

Reflections Art Contest: Enter Today! We're kicking off our call for Reflections submissions! All students from K-5 are eligible and can enter their work in six categories reflecting this year's theme: "I am hopeful because..."! Explore the arts and express yourself! Categories for submission are dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, visual arts, and special artist division. Learn all the details here and enter today: https://www.lctapta.org/reflections2023.


Cafeteria Updates + Menu Exciting news! Our kitchen/cafeteria renovation project is underway. Over the summer, the Office of Educational Facilities made significant progress. They removed the kitchen and cafeteria flooring, including asbestos remediation. After thorough cleaning, a temporary floor leveling compound was applied, which will allow the space to be used throughout the school year until the final flooring is installed. A temporary kitchen work area and serving line in the cafeteria have also been set up to ensure lunch service operates smoothly during the renovation. A contractor will be selected this fall, with work to begin soon after. The contractor will work in the secluded kitchen space to rearrange operations and install new equipment in the kitchen area. Project completion is anticipated for spring 2024. Updates will be shared as the project progresses on the Educational Facilities webpage and in the CIP Newsletter. While the kitchen/cafeteria renovation project is ongoing, our amazing Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Laura Purdy, has created a menu for our students that is modified from the regular ACPS menu due to our different space availability during the renovation projection. This modified menu follows below for this week and next month.


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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