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LCTA PTA eROAR, May 27, 2020



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

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." - Coretta Scott King

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.

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.

Please check out Ms. Knoll's Donors Choose Project! Keep Our Students Reading

LAST WEEK for donations!  Help me give my students the ebooks they need for pleasure and learning.

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!


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


June 10, 6pm - General Membership Meeting


Keeping Active with Mr. Abed!

More Cup Stacking skills! Click the buttons below to download the skills information, as well and some great website resources to help you stay active at home!

Library with Mrs. Knoll

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!

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


Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards

ACPS is collaborating with the state to ensure all families who need it have access to food.

Any family with a student in ACPS who is already approved for Free or Reduced Priced Meals will automatically receive one of these cards, which can be used to purchase food during the crisis.

2020-2021 Kindergarten and New Registration

Both parts of the registration process - the forms and the document

verification process will be completed online at

The document verification process link will be active on June 1, 2020.

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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