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LCTA PTA eROAR, March 6th, 2024

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Upcoming Dates:

Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 31: Women's History Month

Sunday, March 3 - Saturday, March 9: School Social Work Week

Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8: National School Breakfast Week (NSBW)

Wednesday, March 6: Special Breakfast for NSBW, 7:30 am

Thursday, March 7: School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (Submit a public comment here)

Friday, March 8: International Women's Day

Friday, March 8: Uniform Locker Open, 7:45 am

Friday, March 8: School tour (for rising K + new incoming all grades), 8:30 am (Parents only; no RSVP necessary)

Friday, March 8: GW MS Open House, 9 am

Tuesday, March 12: PTA General Meeting, 7 pm (Zoom) ft. Be SMART

Thursday, March 14: LCTA Talent Show

Friday, March 15: Essential Workers Appreciation Day

Thursday, March 21: End of Quarter 3

Friday, March 22 - Monday, April 1: Spring Break + Teacher Work Days (No School)

Monday, April 1: FINAL CALL - Yearbook Love Lines Due!

Tuesday, April 10: Eid al-Fitr (No School)

Friday, April 12: School tour (for rising K + new incoming all grades), 8:30 am (Parents only; no RSVP necessary)

Thursday, April 25: International Night, 5-8 pm

PTA Statement on Gun Safety and 3/1


The LCTA PTA stands with our community, and as equally distraught, before the incident with one of our students bringing a loaded handgun to school this past Friday 3/1 via a student backpack. We are a community shaken together by this very serious incident.


We also stand with our National PTA when it comes to Gun Safety and Violence and we are unequivocal in our belief that any initiative aimed at enhancing the safety of our youth and communities must encompass comprehensive measures, including those addressing gun safety and violence prevention.


As part of our efforts, the PTA has arranged a presentation by Be SMART for our upcoming General Membership Meeting on March 12th at 7 pm on Zoom (details follow below), focusing on secure gun storage and responsible ownership.Students at LCTA are encouraged to seek support from our school counselor, administrators, or any trusted adult whenever they require assistance. Additionally, students can access CrisisText and Crisis Link services at any time, 24/7, using the following contact information:Text: CONNECT to 85511Call CrisisLink: 703-527-4077


You can also learn more about free gun locks here; the Alexandria Library also has free gun locks.


We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Burkart's leadership in continuing to advocate for our community around the clock, and for our phenomenal teachers and staff for keeping all our community safe on 3/1 and to the Alexandria Police Department for their prompt and swift response. As the APD continues their active investigation, we encourage you to reach out to Tracy Walker, APD Communications Manager, at for more information.


And while the amazing team at our school continues to work hard to keep us all safe, we also encourage you to reach out to our School Board and Superintendent here to continue to engage them in our collective efforts to keep our school community safe and help our collective voice be heard. Please also consider submitting a public comment to the upcoming School Board Meeting on 3/7 here to help ensure we continue to see needed next steps for our community's safety.

Table of Contents


  • PTA General Meeting 3/12: Be SMART

  • Join the 2024-2025 PTA Exec Board!

  • Yearbook News: Order your Yearbook + your Love lines! Send in pics!

  • School Social Work Week 3/3-3/9 (THIS WEEK!)

  • National School Breakfast Week 3/4-3/8 (Special Breakfast TODAY 3/6)

  • Uniform Locker Open 3/8

  • Essential Workers Appreciation Day 3/15

  • International Night 4/25

  • IDEA Corner: Ramadan

  • 5th Grade Corner: GW Middle School Events (Last Open House this Friday 3/8)

  • Alexandria PTAC Summer Camp Directory   School Announcements

  • LCTA Talent Show 3/14 (Volunteers Needed)

  • Cafeteria News: March Menu

  • 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 ACPS Traditional Academic Calendar  

  • School contact info

PTA General Meeting 3/12: Be SMART


Please join us for our March PTA General Membership Meeting on 3/12 at 7 pm, held on Zoom (login info below). Open to all.


Be SMART will be presenting on secure gun storage and ownership. Be SMART raises awareness that secure gun storage — storing guns locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition — can save children's lives.


LCTA PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Time: Mar 12, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Meeting ID: 831 1570 1441Passcode: 636920

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