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LCTA PTA eROAR, June 3, 2020


General Membership Meeting - June 10 6pm We are holding monthly Zoom General Membership Meetings and the plan is to continue throughout the summer.  Feel free to submit any topics you would like to discuss in our Feedback Survey (link below).  To join, please use the following link or meeting id and password in the Zoom app.  For security, please use the name "Parent of ...". Join Zoom Meeting:  ID: 844 8612 0445 Password: 144434 Feedback During this unprecedented time we welcome any feedback you have for the LCTA PTA. Feel free to visit our feedback survey at any time. It will remain up on our website and continue to evolve. Community Connect Program This program is off and running!  Community Members have been matched...but it is never to late to sign up!   Introducing our Community Connect Program: Are you new to our community, or now find yourself with more time and want to grow your connections with other families in LCTA? Could you use a resource who has experience at the school or in the community to help answer your questions, bounce ideas about and help you navigate this remote learning and new normal we are all struggling to embrace. This program is designed to connect LCTA community members to one another to provide support and foster relationships. This program is an opportunity to encourage one another as we balance work, distance-learning, childcare, and self-care while keeping worries — both our children’s and our own — under control. This is a program guided by the PTA under the direction of Dr. Zissios and is an opportunity to form new friendships and strengthen the bonds in our community. Enrollment: Sprout School Supplies Get your back-to-school shopping done in minutes and never leave home with the Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy back-to-school supplier. The exact, teacher approved supplies for every grade level are just a couple clicks away at: School Code: LCTA001 Order deadline is July 14th. Attention Lyles-Crouch Animal Lovers: The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter has a wish list for the animals staying at the shelter and they also have a great program that helps elderly Alexandria residents take care of their pets at home.  This would be a great community service project-- if you want to show your ROARS click the link below to view the Wish List!   Woof! Woof! Meow! Meow! Animal Shelter Wish List Yearbook ORDER NOW for $30. (Staff members, please email me, in order to reserve your yearbook, there is no online payment option for the $20 price) With several of our beloved events not happening this school year we would love to add a learning at home section to our yearbook!  Please email photos of your students learning at home and any special projects/creative activities to: (please remember to send photos in the highest resolution possible for optimal printing) View previous eROARs: LCTA PTA Latest News Upcoming: June 10, 6pm - General Membership Meeting


Keeping Active with Mr. Abed! Cup Stacking Part 2 WEVIDEO Cup Stacking Part I WEVIDEO Online Resources for Staying Active at Home Mr. Abed - Library with Mrs. Knoll Shouting a big THANK YOU!!!! Our school librarian, Mrs. Knoll would like send a big thank you to all who supported our library Donors Choose project. It has been fully funded! We are so excited to purchase almost 100 ebooks to add to our collection. The Lyles-Crouch community has been generous in their support of our remote learning. Thank you. This week Mrs. Knoll read the chapter book Jasmine Toguchi Mochi Queen.  Here are links to the recordings: 1. 2. 3. 4. I also read A Piglet Named Mercy, by Kate DiCamillo. This week we are reading the winner of our book poll.... Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.  Thanks to everyone who voted. Art with Ms. St. Louis I have indicated which grade levels I will be gearing my lessons for, but that does not mean a student cannot attend a session higher or lower than their grade. Please be respectful and responsible and remember that I cannot admit a student into a Zoom meeting without proper identification ie "Awesome Me" is not someone I can admit. And as always these meetings are voluntary and not required. I love seeing everyone and I miss you all very much. If there are any questions please feel free to email me: Take care and keep on creating! Art Zoom Schedule Missing music with Ms. Seto? Here's where you can find her: Go to Ms. Seto's Clever page to find links to each site 3-5 on Google Classroom Grade 3 code: ldjkwtd Grade 4 code: ub4lgog Grade 5 code: 5jfbbf5 K-2 on her blog: Ms. Seto's daily blog post Blogs will be posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Videos will now also be posted on Ms. Seto's Clever page Zoom with Ms. Seto every Friday This week will be movie sing along! Yes, Disney, and more! Grades K-2 at 3:00 pm Grades 3-5 at 3:30 pm Social Emotional Learning Read Alouds with Mrs. Bustard The Lyles-Crouch Student Support Team is available for social emotional support during this difficult time.  Mrs. Bustard (school counselor), Ms. Woolard (social worker) and Dr. Marcus (school psychologist) meet regularly to discuss how to best support students and teachers.  If you or your student would like to request a check in or additional support from an SST member, you can complete this form and a team member will follow up with you within 24 hours. If there is a crisis or emergency during the time of the closure, students and families can also access the supports below: Crisis Text and Crisis Link: Text: CONNECT to 85511 Call: 703-527-4077 24-Hour Emergency Mental Health Services: 703-746-3401


Summer Learning As we are in the last weeks of the regular school year (Continuity of Learning 2.0), done virtually of course, ACPS has distributed the summer learning plan called Continuity of Learning 3.0.  The main premise of the plan is that it affords the opportunity for all students in Alexandria (PreK-12) to be engaged in a robust enhancement and extension of learning.  This plan is not mandated or required, but parents are being encouraged to have their students participate in the learning occurring July 6th-31st. There is also an opt-out form to fill out if you do not want your child involved in any of these opportunities. A letter from Dr. Zissios and Summer FAQs 2020-2021 Kindergarten and New Registration Both parts of the registration process - the forms and the document verification process will be completed online at All registration steps including the enrollment form and providing required documentation must be completed for a child to be able to start school. Students with a primary home language other than English may contact the Office of English Learner Services at for asistance in completing the online forms. Parents/Guardians registering their child must provide three documents proving Alexnadria City residency.  Please review the required documents: PLEASE NOTE:  If parents tried to pre-register for the 2020-2021 school year prior to May 20th, the link was for the 2019-2020 registration. You will need to redo the registration using the appropriate 2020-2021 registration link. Please contact Dawn Caldwell at for questions or concerns. 

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