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LCTA PTA eROAR, November 10, 2021

General Membership Meeting - Wednesday, November 10th, 7PM Wednesday, November 10 7:00 PM Dr. Courtney Davis, Coordinator for the ACPS Special Education Parent Resource Center, will be our guest speaker. Dr. Davis is our representative for Lyles-Crouch and will share resources and provide an overview of the PRC in her presentation. On July 21, 2021, new Virginia PTA Bylaws went into effect for ALL local units. All local PTAs affiliated with the Virginia PTA are required, as a condition of their affiliation, to abide by and conform to the new VAPTA Uniform Bylaws. New Bylaws can be found on the VA PTA website: The Organizational Structure Form will be presented to General Membership for approval during the November 10th General Membership Meeting. Please click the link to join the webinar: Webinar ID: 976 9451 7151 Passcode: 0746085 LION FEST! Prize Assembly, Friday, November 19th Parents are invited to join us for the outdoor Prize Assembly on November 19th during their students time slot: K-1: 8:30-9:00am, 2-3: 9:15-9:45am, 4-5: 10:00-10:30am Fundraising will remain open through the Prize Assembly! DONATE TODAY!: LCTAPTA.ORG/LIONFEST To see donations made in benefit of your child please email: THANK YOU to our Sponsors and LCTA Alumni! Regulus Group, Topgolf, Kidcreate Studio, Simpat Tech, Alexandria Restaurant Partners, Mai Health Now, Sterile Services Co., Lauren Bishop Homes, JLH Partners, LLC, Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Center, and Warrenton Dental Center In the News! Annual Lion Fest Returns to Lyles-Crouch, Raises Almost $50K for Students and Teachers Class Photos were taken during the event. Please purchase your child's 5x7 photo here for $5. REFLECTIONS AWARDS! Prize Assembly, Friday, November 19th Thank you for all the wonderful submissions for our Reflections program! There will be an outdoor assembly to announce the Reflections winners during the Lion Fest prize assembly on November 19th! Watch this space for more... Monthly Uniform Locker Save The Date for the next Uniform Locker on Tuesday, November 16th, 8 am - 9 am, and 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm The Uniform Locker has gently used uniforms for no charge (this is not an exchange: a donation of clothing is not required to make a selection). The Uniform Locker is located to the left of the main entrance to the school; its entry door faces the parking lot. If you have clothing to donate, donations are welcome at any time and can be dropped off at the front office. They can also be dropped off during the time uniform lockers are held. We kindly ask that you please launder the items you bring in to donate before dropping them off. Thank you very much! Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, Wednesday November 17th, 7:30-8am Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day provides an opportunity to teach children about the civil rights movement and make connections to today's collective efforts for change along with promoting the benefits of walking to schools. RBWTSD gives children the opportunity to celebrate Ruby's courage by walking to school. The PTA in partnership with ACPS Safe Routes to School (SRTS) will be passing out reflective blinking backpack lights (provided by Alexandria Families for Safe Streets) to all walkers during drop off Wednesday, November 17th. For more information visit Community Connect 360 Inclusion Celebration: National Native American Heritage Month A monthly celebration of the diversity of the LCTA community November is National Native American Heritage Month! American Indians and Alaskan Natives served valiantly in our Armed Forces in overwhelming numbers after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Among a total Native American population of 350,000, approximately 44,000 served on active duty, including more than 6,000 Alaskan Natives in the Alaska Territorial Guard. Their valiant service garnered many distinguished medals and honors, including the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Silver Star, Air Medal, and Distinguished Service Cross. Three service members earned the Congressional Medal of Honor-the highest military award granted in the country. This interactive map shows which Indigenous land we live on (hint: Piscataway). You can learn more about Alexandria's Native American history here and find books and other resources here. Donors Choose Exciting News from Donors Choose and Sonic! Limeade for Learning is back! During this campaign Sonic restaurants give 1 million dollars toward teacher’s Donor Choose projects over a 4 week period. Each project has the opportunity to receive $600 in funding! All we have to do is vote for our Lyles Crouch Teachers daily! Let's get Mrs. Corbi over the 600 vote threshold to get our students the Sphero mini APP programmable robot coding experience! Go to the Limeade link and click on Voting in the top left corner. Type Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy in the search bar and then pick a project! Get those competitive juices flowing (this is a national campaign) and it won't cost you a thing! LCTA Library Wishlist Is your birthday coming up? If so, then please consider donating a new book to our LCTA library in honor of your special day! It’ s easy! Just choose a book off our LCTA library Amazon wish list, purchase it in hardback or library binding, and drop it off at the library. We will put a special book plate inside the book with your name and birthday on it, and announce your gift over the morning announcements on your birthday. Connect with the LCTA PTA 2021-2022 Connect with us for the 2021-2022 upcoming school year here. Join the PTA!, enter your email to receive eRoar communications, add your info for our 2021-2022 directory. This year dues are not required for PTA membership (donation only), and PTA membership is not required to be included in the PTA Directory. COVID-19 Surveillance Testing: On 25 October, ACPS began COVID-19 surveillance testing at all schools. In order for students to get tested, parents must opt in for the program EACH WEEK. The goal is to have 30% of students tested in order for the program to be effective. Please visit this link in order to register: More details on the program can be found here: Substitute Teachers Needed! To help fill the shortage of substitutes, we encourage parents to apply to be substitutes at the following link: Kidcreate Check out upcoming events and Thanksgiving week camps at Kidcreate. And stay tuned for our upcoming Art Kid Fundraiser!

Upcoming: November 10th, 7:30am - Honoring our Veterans event November 10th, 7:00pm - General Membership Meeting November 11th - NO SCHOOL. Teacher Conferences November 12th - Early Release. Teacher Conferences November 16th, 8-9am and 2:45-3:30 pm - Monthly Uniform Locker Open (AM Session and PM Session) November 17th - Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day November 19th - Lion Fest Assembly + Reflections Awards Assembly November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

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