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LCTA PTA eROAR, May 6, 2020

LCTA PTA News Teacher Appreciation Week! May 4-8 PLEASE have your students reach out directly to their teachers (don't forget Encore teachers!) and staff this week.  Our teachers are going above and beyond to ensure the students of LCTA have access to continued learning. THANK YOU THANK YOU!  And thanks to all who submitted photos for our slideshow. National School Nurse Day, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 School nurses support students and student health every day of the year. But, on National School Nurse Day, we take special time to celebrate and recognize the contributions that school nurses are making to the health and learning of our nation’s 50 million children. ACPS is fortunate to have a dedicated Registered Nurse in every school. Thank you to Nurse Wood for all you do to care for our students and staff!  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: In light of the COVID-19 situation, our LCTA PTA board is brainstorming on how we as a community can best strengthen and 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. We don’t have to do it alone. This program is designed to connect LCTA community members to each other to provide support and foster relationships. Our hope is that this program will provide a means through which we can truly be there for each other and we highly encourage you to participate! Enrollment: https://www.lctapta.org/communityconnect 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. General Membership Meetings Thanks to all who attended our general membership meeting last Wednesday. It was really great to see everyone's face.  We will be holding monthly Zoom General Membership Meetings (mark your calendars for May 20th and June 10th at 6pm). And a congrats to our incoming 2020-2021 PTA Executive Board:

  • President - Melissa Carstens

  • VP/President Elect - Brooke Lombardi

  • Secretary - Margaret McKinnon

  • Treasurer - Matias Palavecino

  • VP Fundraising - Kim Stover & Whitney Williams

  • VP Community Spirit - Courtney Marshall & Marissa Sparacino

  • VP Marketing & Communications - Katie Palavecino

  • VP Community Connection - Elena Aida & Katie Attiken

  • VP Family Involvement in Education - April Bryant & Alexis Doxey

  • VP Strategic & Legislative Affairs - Janice Kupiec

As we are transitioning to our new roles, we will continue to support the community through refocused priorities to meet our changing needs. Yearbook 2019-20 Yearbooks will be delivered to our school at the start of the 20-21 school year.  A process will be in place for families who are no longer at the school to pick theirs up. For those who have moved out of the area, we will ship them. We will not order many extra books, therefore yearbooks will need to be pre-ordered. 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: lctayrbk@gmail.com (please remember to send photos in the highest resolution possible for optimal printing) International Night International Night at Lyles-Crouch celebrates and sends a message of support to all our families near and far on what would have been our scheduled event night, May 5th. To all our representative countries; Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ethiopia  Eritrean, France Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico. Moldova, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Pakistan, Philippines, Korea, Scotland, Spain, United Kingdom and USA, the planning team thank you for your support of this event and we looking forward to the day when we can gather and celebrate our “United Nations” at Lyles-Crouch again! Student Support Team May Newsletter Check out the May edition of the Student Support Team's newsletter focused on social emotional support.  The purpose of this newsletter is to highlight some important and valuable resources that have been shared by ACPS as well as suggested activities.   Please don't hesitate to reach out to a member of the Student Support Team with any questions or needs.

ACPS COVID-19 Resources ACPS Update Center: Coronavirus COVID-19 - information updated daily, Superintendent Dr. Hutchings and his team will be available to answer the school community’s #COVIDclosure questions once a day. Please send in yours through this feedback form: www.acps.k12.va.us/Page/345 Sign Up for ACPS Express View previous eROARs: LCTA PTA Latest News Upcoming: May 4-8 - Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8 - Bike to School Week 2020: From a Distance May 6 - National School Nurse Day May 20, 6pm - General Membership Meeting June 10, 6pm - General Membership Meeting

Keeping Busy! Keeping Active with Mr. Abed! Below are links to this week's activities! This week's focus is throwing and catching. Online Resources for Staying Active at Home Throwing and Catching Mr. Abed - peter.abed@acps.k12.va.us Library with Ms. Knoll Join Mrs. Knoll in her Google classroom for stories and activities.  Currently she is reading James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl.  If you'd like to follow along, her Google Classroom code is cjtx6oz. For kindergarten, first and second grades, Mrs. Knoll has a read aloud on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These can be accessed through the Lion Tales, or from Mrs. Knoll at brigitte.knoll@acps.k12.va.us. 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: marisa.stlouis@acps.k12.va.us 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 New! Starting next Friday, May 8th Zoom with Ms. Seto every Friday Grades K-2 at 3:00 pm https://acpsk12.zoom.us/j/98655309741?pwd=OFA2MzBTNEtRNk5DckV0SU8wZ0d5Zz09 Grades 3-5 at 3:30 pm https://acpsk12.zoom.us/j/95640643310?pwd=NXdJcTg4WHRMYW1YK0hpb3lTTHEydz09 Bike to School Day 2020: From a Distance Grab your helmets and lace up your shoes! The week of ideas to celebrate Bike to School Day 2020 from a distance kicks off on Monday, May 4. We will be offering an idea each day to support safety, fun and community connection.

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