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LCTA PTA eROAR, January 12th 2023

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

Upcoming Dates: Monday, January 16 - No School / Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17 - 20 - Principal Appreciation Week January 18 and January 20, 2:45-3:45 pm - Animal Benefit Concert Auditions Sunday, January 22 - Lunar New Year Monday, January 23 - No School / Teacher Work Day February - Black History Month Tuesday, February 7, 9 am - Kindergarten Open House


2022-23 Yearbooks! We're happy to announce our 2022-23 yearbooks for all our knights and fairies, teachers and staff! This yearbook highlights and honors this magical year with our students and teachers, who bring wonder to every day at school! Enter our fairytale wonderland... Order your yearbook now for $20 early bird price! The price will increase to $30 on February 15th, 2023. You may purchase your yearbook by clicking on the following link: You may also purchase your yearbook by following these steps:

  1. Visit

  2. Select "Buy Student's Yearbook"

  3. Find My School / Group Store

  4. Type Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy

  5. Select "Our Collections"

  6. Select "Buy Your Yearbook" under "Yearbook" Questions? Email us at


It's time to send in your Love Lines! A Love line is a tribute published in the yearbook - a personal message to your child, a teacher or an important staff member at LCTA. It is a special message of thanks, congratulations or appreciation. Love lines are available in various sizes ranging from a full page to 1/8 page and feature a photo (or photos) and a special message of your choice. If you have more than one child at the school, you may purchase one Love line that includes all of them. We encourage and prefer Love Lines for the yearbook to be ordered online at If that is not possible, submit a check (made out to LCTA PTA) or cash at the front office along with your child's name and grade. Photos must be submitted online by emailing it to Love Line Sizes and Prices: _____ FULL PAGE: $225 _____ 1/2 PAGE: $150 (3 PHOTOS MAX) _____ 1/4 PAGE: $60 (1 PHOTO) _____ 1/8 PAGE: $30 (1 PHOTO) 300 DPI MINIMUM IMAGE RESOLUTION


VA School Principal Appreciation Week January 17 - 20 Please join us in helping celebrate Dr. Zissios during Virginia School Principal Appreciation Week 1/17-1/20 by wearing your '49 years of excellence t-shirt' on Thursday 1/19 and sending back this card template to the front office by Thursday 1/19. You can, of course, also send in your own card if you prefer. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt ($15), please contact


ANIMAL BENEFIT CONCERT Thursday, March 2nd 6:30 pm We are so excited that Lyles-Crouch will be bringing back the Animal Benefit to raise money for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and King Street Cats. The benefit consists of a performance presented by LCTA students with music-based acts. Auditions for the Animal Benefit Concert Mrs. Abed is looking for students who would be interested in auditioning to perform during the Animal Benefit concert. These acts may consist of students performing musical instruments, singing to an accompaniment track, or performing a talent or skill to music. Students who are interested in auditioning will need to commit to a dress rehearsal on Friday, February 24th, directly after school, and a 6:15 pm call time on the day of the benefit. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 18th, and Friday, January 20th from 2:45-3:45 pm in the music room with Mrs. Abed. Parents may stand in the back of the room to watch their child audition but all students will be expected to stay until every student has auditioned. Students may perform alone or in a group. If performing in a group, each member of the group will need to submit a permission form. Only one permission form will be accepted per student. The audition form has been sent home in student backpacks before the start of winter break. The form needs to be returned to Mrs. Abed before Friday, January 13th. The form can also be accessed with this LINK.


School Spirit at Cameron Run Saturday, February 12 11 am - 5 pm Cameron Run Regional Park Show your school spirit and have fun with friends! Enjoy outdoor daytime ice skating in Alexandria, just minutes from Old Town. Warm up with a hot chocolate or make your own s'mores over the firepit. This fun winter experience is only available for a limited time! Families of Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy students can save $2 off ice skating per person using promo code LCTA23. Skate rental included. Offer valid online only. Cannot be combined with other offers. Tickets only available online.


Virginia's Most Outstanding Crossing Guard of 2022 Nomination Please take two minutes to nominate our very own Ms. Cora Reed as VIrginia's Most Outstanding Crossing Guard of 2022. Ms. Reed is there for our children hail, rain or shine with her trusty whistle, keeping us safe! The Virginia Safe Routes to School Program wants to celebrate crossing guards who make a difference in Virginia’s communities. Nominate LCTA's most amazing crossing guard by filling out this short web-form. Please make sure to submit your nomination by Friday, January 20, 2023.


LCTA Library Wishlist Please consider supporting our school library by fulfilling wish list items compiled by our amazing librarian, Ms. Hoeflich! Books can be donated year-round to celebrate a child's birthday (or at any time!) and gifted to the library.


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