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LCTA PTA eROAR, May 9, 2021


Happy Mother's Day to our LCTA Mothers!

Enjoy this special day with your little lion cubs!

Teacher Appreciation Week is This Week!

We are planning two special surprises from the PTA:

* We are providing lunch for our teachers on Wednesday

* We are decorating the front of our school for Tuesday morning arrival. If you/ your child would like to make a poster to display, please bring it to the front office on Monday (by 3:30pm) or to the school steps Monday between 5-6 pm.

Please keep in mind that what teachers appreciate more than anything, is acknowledgement of how hard they have worked this year! A note of gratitude will go along way; Don't underestimate the power of even a simple email with thoughtful words!

May Membership Meeting

Monday, May 10

7:00 PM

$50 Target Gift Cards: Find out the Winners of the 360 Book Club Challenge!

Meet, Greet, & Vote! Your 2021-22 Slate of Executive Board Candidates will introduce themselves prior to the vote!

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Explore Korea with Jin Chong & Quehee Kim! Join these parents of two of our 4th graders for a special evening about the culture, language, people, and food of Korea.

https://zoom.us/j/94608511932?pwd=dVEvYUtFenJleUlvQlh3MEdSUE9ZUT09

Telephone:+1 301 715 8592

Passcode: 57535113

Webinar ID: 946 0851 1932 Passcode: lionspta

Your 2021-22 Executive Board Candidates:

Brooke Lombardi, President

Brooke is currently our Executive Vice President on the board and will be our President next year. She has two sons; one who finished at Lyles-Crouch last spring and one who is currently a 2nd grader. She has served in many different positions on the Board over the last 7 years.

Matias Palavecino, Treasurer

After witnessing the successes of the PTA, Matias joined the board last year to help out with the finances and Treasurer responsibilities. The Palavecino's have a son in 3rd grade and a daughter in 2nd grade.

Katie Palavecino, Secretary

Katie inquired about PTA membership when her son was in Kindergarten and then found herself with a board position! She quickly learned what a special place LCTA is and has loved contributing to the community. Being the tech nerd that she is, she became VP of Communications the following year, and President the year after that. Following President, Katie continued her role as VP of Communications this year.

Margaret McKinnon, VP Communications

Margaret has been at LCTA for 5 school years now, and has two boys in 4th and 2nd grades. This will be her 4th year working with the PTA, as a committee member and as Secretary.

Dave Marshall, VP Legislative Affairs

Dave is the newest member of this year's PTA Board. He has served as Vice President for Legislative Affairs for the past two months and has been an LCTA parent for 4 years. Dave is a Navy veteran and active in the local community coaching boys’ basketball and lacrosse.

April Bryant, VP Community and Family Involvement

April is currently serving on the board as VP of Family Involvement in Education. During her year on the PTA Executive Board she has championed the importance of parental involvement from all families and multi-lateral representation at our school. She launched the 360° Inclusion Committee to inspire the involvement of families and increase awareness. April has made it her mission to do her part to further the PTA mission, “To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children." She is active in the local community as a Girl Scout troop leader, member of the local NAACP Alexandria chapter, and annually participates in National support walks for MS, Arthritis, and Speech Apraxia. April has two students attending Lyles Crouch, in first and fifth grades.

Julia Bergan, VP Fundraising

Julia's children are returning Lyles-Crouch Lions, after a three year overseas tour. They will finish the 5th and 3rd grades this year. Julia has always enjoyed being involved in community events and supporting the local schools. Pre-kids, her background is in event management. She is looking forward to “rallying the troops” for LCTA fundraising!

Courtney Marshall, Co-VP Community Spirit

Courtney is a full-time substitute teacher for ACPS. The 2021-22 school year will mark the third year she has served on the LCTA PTA Board. She has held previous positions as VP of Fundraising and Community Spirit. She is excited to continue working for the LCTA community for her son's final year as a 5th grader at Lyles-Crouch!

Elena Rall Aida, Co-VP Community Spirit

Elena’s family has been at LCTA for 5 years. She has a daughter in the fourth grade and has served on the board for 3 years as VP of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, and Community Connect.

Marissa Sparacino, Co-VP Programs

Marissa has served on the board as the Community Spirit VP for the last two years. She has really enjoyed this role because she has the opportunity to show our teachers and staff how much we value and appreciate them. She has a second grader and a rising kindergartener. Her favorite PTA event is International Night, celebrating the diversity of our special Lyles Crouch community

Flavia Rusznak, Co-VP Programs

Flavia is excited to join the board for what will be her third year as a parent at the school Her oldest of three children is a rising third grader. She is so grateful to be a part of such a warm and supportive community at LCTA!

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