AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
A huge thanks to our wonderful community for funneling our outpouring of gratitude to our very deserving teachers and staff!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP DECEMBER MEETING
Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm
The Importance of Inclusion with Danielle Epps, a parent in our community & also a special education teacher.
Please join us to hear from Ms. Danielle, who is a published author and engaging speaker!
Additionally, Dr. Zissios, Ms. Ricks, and Ms. Bustard will share updates, answer questions, and address concerns.
Amharic Interpretation provided
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/94608511932?pwd=dVEvYUtFenJleUlvQlh3MEdSUE9ZUT09
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Webinar ID: 946 0851 1932 Passcode: lionspta
For November's General Membership meeting in light of Native American Heritage month, we heard from A'lice Myers-Hall, President of the American Indian Society of Washington, D.C., educator, retired military, and member of the Lenape tribe. She gave an amazingly insightful and visual presentation! We now have a wonderful resource for our students and those in our community who would like to learn more about American Indian history and culture. Presentation slides can be found here.
360 INCLUSION COMMITTEE
December is Special Needs and IEP Awareness on our Heritage Calendar!
Let's Read Together!
"Heritage Month Book List"
What better way is there to celebrate with children the diverse cultures and families that are a part of the LCTA school community than with books? Every month we post a reading list that accompanies the Heritage theme for the month. December's informative and inspiring book list, focusing on Special Needs and Disability Awareness, was created by our one and only Ms. Yonkers.
To join the 360 Committee, or if you have questions and comments about 360, please reach out to April Bryant and Alexis Doxey at firstname.lastname@example.org
YEARBOOKS & LEARNING PACKETS
There are yearbooks, as well as learning packets, that still need to be picked up from the school! The front office is open between 9 am and 3 pm Monday - Friday. Everything needs to be distributed by next Monday, December 7 at the latest, so please come over the next few days if you have not already.
LCTA PTA FALL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE & CONTEST RESULTS!
We have completed our Membership drive contest and the raffle winners and prizes will be announced next week!
The TOP THREE CLASSES are:
#1 MS. HRIBAR (55.6%)
#2 MRS. O'DONOGUE (50%)
#3 MS. WADLEY (45.8%)
The TOP GRADES are:
1st place: KINDERGARTEN (37.7%)
2nd place: First Grade (34.2%)
3rd place: Second Grade (32.3%)
4th place: Fourth Grade ( 29.2%)
5th Place: Third Grade (23.5%)
6th Place: Fifth Grade (21.5%)
TOTAL: 30.0% School-wide Participation
Thank you to those who have joined the PTA! As you can see, we still have a ways to go to reach our 100% participation goal. Since there is no membership fee this year, we should EASILY have 100% participation. Even if you joined the PTA last year, membership must be renewed annually. The LCTA PTA, with the help of generous membership donations, is covering LCTA's dues to the Alexandria PTA Council (PTAC), the Virginia PTA, and the National PTA.
Please join and tap into this important network. Parenting is not easy, especially during a pandemic! It helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTA functions (including those over Zoom) provide opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport and discuss issues. Further, as a PTA member, you demonstrate to your child(ren) the importance you place on education.
There is still time to join: Connect with the PTA
SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT
Thanks for all the LCTA Single Parents who joined the kick-off meeting where Mai Trinh prepared a fantastic presentation on Staying Healthy for the Holidays!
The next LCTA Single Parent Zoom Chat will be on Wednesday, December 14th at 8 PM. This will be solely a meet and greet and an idea swap of your favorite single parenting hack.
LCTA Single Parent Meet and Greet
Wednesday, Dec 16, at 8:00 PM
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