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LCTA PTA eROAR, December 13th, 2023

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Upcoming Dates:

TOMORROW, Thursday, December 14: 4th, 5th Grade Winter Concert, 9 am (Families welcome!)

TOMORROW, Thursday, December 14: 2nd, 3rd Grade Winter Concert, 1 pm (Families welcome!)

THIS Friday, December 15: Kindergarten, 1st Grade Winter Concert, 9 am (Families welcome!)

Friday, December 22: Last Day to Submit Questions for District A School Board Special Election Candidate Forum

Monday, December 18 - Monday, January 1st: Winter Break (No school)

Tuesday, January 2nd: Classes Resume

Wednesday, January 3rd: District A School Board Special Election Candidate Forum, 7 pm

Monday, January 8: Girls Scouts Daisy Troop Meeting, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 9: District A School Board Special Election

Monday, January 15: MLK Jr. Day (No School)

Monday, January 15: Girls Scouts Daisy Troop Meeting, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 17: George Washington Middle School Elective Fair + Curriculum Night

Friday, January 19: End of Quarter 2

Friday, January 19: Nominations for Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Due


Join us at school this week for our

Winter Concerts on 12/14 and 12/15!

Keep reading below for details.


Table of Contents

 

  • District A School Board Special Election

  • Top 5 Reasons to Bookmark our Website

  • GW Middle School Elective Fair + Curriculum Night 1/17

  • Nominations for Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Due 1/19

  • Uniform Locker: Request for Hangers

  • Spirit Wear: Updates

  • PTA on Social Media: Twitter/X + Instagram

  • Support LCTA While You Shop at Minted

  • Winter Concerts 12/14, 12/15

  • Giving Opportunity

  • Cafeteria Update: December Lunch Menu

  • Girl Scouts Daisy Troop Meeting 1/8, 1/15

  • Lost and Found

  • 2023-2024 ACPS Traditional Academic Calendar

  • School contact info

District A School Board Special Election

 

The Alexandria PTA Council (PTAC) is hosting an online School Board Candidate Forum on January 3rd at 7 pm in preparation for the January 9th special election to fill the open seat in District A. We invite you to share your questions for the candidates by Friday, December 22nd. We will include as many questions as possible to ask of each candidate. In selecting questions, please note that we will try to select a variety of questions to represent the largest number of District A school communities. 

 

To recap, here are some ways you can get engaged:

1. Submit a question about issues concerning our school and district to be asked at the PTAC Candidate Forum by Friday, December 22nd via http://bit.ly/districta-questions. 2. Attend the online Candidate Forum on January 3rd at 7 pm to learn about the candidates.3. Share info about the Candidate Forum with friends and neighbors in our district: District A. 4. Come out and vote on January 9th!

 

Here is a list of candidates running:

 

Here is an article with some added insight on the candidates, as well, from one of our local newspapers, ALXnow:


 Top 5 Reasons to Bookmark Our Website

 

The PTA website is packed with awesome information and resources, just for you! Check out our top 5 reasons for bookmarking it today below, and head on over to https://www.lctapta.org right away!


GW Middle School Elective Fair + Curriculum Night 1/17

 

5th grade parents, mark your calendars for this exciting opportunity to get to know George Washington Middle School on Wednesday 1/17 from 5:30 - 7 pm!

 

The Middle School Elective Fair and Curriculum Night is an opportunity for students and families to gain insight into the curriculum covered in grade-level content classes and preview electives.

 


Nominations for Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Due by 1/19

 

Please help us honor our amazing crossing guard, Ms. Cora Reed, by nominating her for Crossing Guard Appreciation Day here. Ms. Cora Reed has been a part of our community for decades, and works hard day in and day out to keep our students safe!

 

A picture of Ms. Cora is included below, which you can use to submit your nomination, or feel free to use your own picture of Ms. Cora, of course! Thank you for taking the time to helping us recognize Ms. Cora!


 Uniform Locker: Request for Hangers

 

If you have unused hangers at home, the Uniform Locker is in need. Plastic is the preference, but would also take sturdier metal ones. If you have donations, please drop off in the main office and let them know to bring to the Uniform Locker.

 

Thank you for your support!


Spirit Wear: Updates

 

Prior Orders Update: All Spirit Wear from the first round (clothes), second round (socks), and third round (clothes) of orders have arrived; if you haven't received your order yet, please email president@lctapta.org.


PTA on Social Media: Twitter/X + Instagram

 

The PTA is on Twitter/X and on Instagram! Follow along to keep up to date!

Our handle in both platforms is @lctapta.


Support LCTA While You Shop at Minted

 

"I used our LCTA discount with Minted and it worked beautifully!

I used to use Shutterfly, but I am now a Minted fan."

-Kendra Davis, parent to a 2nd grader at LCTA

 

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Minted to help us raise important funds for our school! Please support LCTA by ordering your holiday cards, unique stationery, children’s art, and gifts from Minted using our unique promo code at check out, FUNDRAISELCTA.

 

You will get 20% OFF your order; and 15% of every purchase made using our code will be donated back to LCTA at the end of the year! With your help, we can fundraise for our school while also shopping with a discount! Thank you so much for your support! Shop today at minted.com


Winter Concerts 12/14, 12/15 

Come join us for our fabulous Winter Concerts THIS WEEK (tomorrow and Friday), presented by all students K-5! We are so excited about our upcoming Winter Concerts!

 

Thursday 12/14, 9 am: 4th and 5th grades

 

Thursday 12/14, 1 pm: 2nd and 3rd grades

 

Friday 12/15, 9 am: K and 1st grades

 

Parking: We have secured parking in the Demaine Funeral Home parking lot for Thursday AFTERNOON and all day Friday. Demaine staff have requested that we use only the parking spots closest to the St. Asaph Street side of their lot.

 

Attire: Our wonderful Ms. Abed and Mr. Bratcher note that concert attire is your child's nicest uniform. The students may choose to wear something holiday themed on their heads (e.g. Santa hat, elf hat, holiday headband, bow, etc.). Please note that all hats must flop over.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Winter Concerts!


  Giving Opportunity 

We are collecting gifts for families in need during the holiday season. To participate, please shop from THIS AMAZON WISH LIST. Please consider donating! Your generosity is appreciated!


Cafeteria Update: December Lunch Menu 

Our cafeteria menu for the month of December can be found below. Thank you to our wonderful Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Purdy!

 

Please note that for these last few days of the year, the menu will be a general guide but there may also be daily choices given at school, as we work towards a fresh delivery of new items for the new year ahead.


 Girls Scouts Daisy Troop Meeting 1/8, 1/15 

You're invited to join our new LCTA Girls Scouts Daisy Troop! These initial sample meetings will all be held in the LCTA Cafeteria on Monday 1/8 and 1/15 at 6:30 pm, where we will start the Girl Scout experience for your Kindergarteners and 1st graders. At the end of the sessions, we will have the option to continue as a full troop or explore other local troop opportunities.

 

Please use this link to register your daughter(s) BEFORE coming to a meeting: https://bit.ly/Lyles-Crouch-Daisies-Fall23. The fee is $25 for your daughter to participate in the start-up, which covers staff time and supplies, and of course there is financial assistance if you need it. Remember, a parent or guardian must accompany your child to the first meeting and stay for the duration, but they do not have to register.

 

Contact Membership Specialist Jackie Horn at jhorn@gscnc.org with any questions.


 Lost and Found 

Our Lost and Found racks are quite full! The Lost and Found is conveniently accessible for students on a daily basis in the cafeteria and for families before and after school out on the front sidewalk. If you prefer to browse at a different time, feel free to visit the office.

 

We kindly request that you label your student's clothing with their name to avoid items being misplaced. 


2023-2024 ACPS Traditional Academic Calendar

 

The ACPS calendar for the school year follows below.


School contact info

 

Main Office: (703) 706-4430

Assistant Principal: colleen.cassidy@acps.k12.va.us

PTA President: president@lctapta.org


Find us online at www.lctapta.org

Facebook: Join the “Lyles Crouch Parents” group

Twitter/X: @LCTAPTA

Instagram: @LCTAPTA

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