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LCTA PTA eROAR, November 1st, 2023

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Donate now to Lion Fest, our one + only school fundraiser! 🗓 Subscribe to the PTA calendar 🗓 Upcoming Dates: Wednesday, November 1: Accessorize with School Spirit Day Thursday, November 2: Let Your Spirit Roar Pep Rally Day Thursday, November 2: Last Day of Lion Fest Online Auction: Get Your Bids In by 9 pm! Tuesday, October 31: Last Day to Order Spirit Wear Thursday, November 2: Last Day for Candy Collection for Walter Reed Friday, November 3 and Monday, November 6: Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School) Monday, November 6: AAS Screening Process Info Session, 7 pm (Zoom) Tuesday, November 7: Election Day (No School) Friday, November 10: Veteran's Day Program, 9 am Tuesday, November 14: Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day Tuesday, November 14: PTA General Membership Meeting, 7 pm (Zoom) Wednesday, November 15*: AAS Screening Process Info Session, 8:15 am (In-Person) *DATE CHANGE from 11/14 Wednesday, November 15: Support Staff Appreciation Day Thursday, November 16: Reflections Assembly Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break (No School) Table of Contents

  • Lion Fest: Donate, Spirit Week, Online Auction (NEW ITEM ADDED)!

  • Lion Fest Sponsors Spotlight

  • Spirit Wear: Shop by 10/31 + Updates

  • PTA General Membership Meeting 11/14, 7 pm (Zoom)

  • PTA on Instagram

  • Support LCTA While You Shop at Minted School Announcements

  • Picture Day Updates

  • Candy Collection

  • Veteran's Day Program 11/10

  • School contact info

Lion Fest: Donate, Spirit Week, Online Auction (NEW ITEM ADDED)! Currently underway, Lion Fest, our ONE + ONLY school fundraiser is revamped to include a spirit week, a celebration pep rally, a donation challenge and an online auction! Online Auction We just added a BRAND NEW ITEM to our online auction: win an extra PE class for your entire class - get your bid in now! Our online auction is LIVE AND CLOSES TOMORROW, November 2 at 9 pm! Bid now by clicking here: Check out all our awesome auction items here and on the flyer below! Donation Challenge We are hoping to have 100% participating this year in our donation drive. The goal is to raise $35,000! Please contribute what you can and ask friends, family and neighbors to contribute too. Just scan the QR code below or visit to contribute. See our current progress to goal below; keep checking our website for the latest updates! All classes that reach 100% participation in donations will get to participate in a kickball tournament - donations of all amounts make a difference and are greatly appreciated as they make a lasting impact on our school community!! Spirit Week 11/1 (TODAY) - Accessorize with School Spirit Day (crazy socks, cool hair or funny hats) 11/2* - Let Your Spirit Roar Pep Rally Day Dress down day. Wear your school colors: blue, white and add a pop of yellow/gold! Parents and caregivers, join us on the playground during your students’ encore time on 11/2 to celebrate an amazing week of fundraising. The Lyles-Crouch lion will be there to kick off a dance party. Grade 3- 8:15 am Grade 4- 9:05 am Grade 5- 9:55 am K- 12:05 pm Grade 1- 12:55 pm Grade 2- 1:45 pm *class photos will be taken during the event Parking: Please note that Demaine Funeral Home, one of our wonderful Lion Fest sponsors, has opened up its parking lot to us on Thursday 11/2. Visit this page to volunteer at our pep rally tomorrow, 11/2 - your help is needed to make it a success!

Lion Fest Sponsors Spotlight Demaine Funeral Home, our neighbors at 520 South Washington Street, have always been a trusted friend to the LCTA community, and they kindly and generously allow us use of their parking facilities, when not in use for a funeral. Since the early 1840s, the Demaine family has been synonymous with the highest standard of funeral care in the Alexandria community. Demaine Funeral Home has served thousands of families for over 220 years; their dedication to quality service has remained the same. They are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering compassionate care and personalized service you can trust. Learn more at Whether buying or selling, The Goodhart Group's established team of agents with presence provide guidance, support, and confidence — keeping your best interests at heart. They've been working and living in the Alexandria and D.C. area for over a combined twenty-seven years. They have one focus: their clients. No matter what circumstance, budget, or background, they give every client the attention and dedication they deserve throughout the entire process. Learn more at Thomas J. Fannon & Sons is a family-owned HVAC company that has been in business for over 135 years. They are an established company that’s known for their professionalism and attention to detail. They provide the widest range of home comfort products and services in Northern Virginia. They install and service air conditioning systems, heat pumps and gas equipment. They also deliver home heating oil. Their expertise and experience is unmatched in our local area. If you want quick and hassle-free HVAC service, then give Thomas J. Fannon & Sons a call. Learn more at Whether you're looking to refresh a specific room or fully renovate your home, Cherry Blossom Home offers a range of personalized design services that cater to your needs and budget. Their goal is to create spaces that authentically reflect your unique personality and lifestyle, while also ensuring that your vision comes to life in a livable and functional way. Learn more at

Spirit Wear: Shop by 10/31 + Updates We've opened the online Spirit Wear store! Store closes 10/31. Order now at Prior Orders Update: All Spirit Wear from the first round (clothes) and second round (socks) of orders have arrived; if you haven't received your order yet, please email

PTA General Membership Meeting 11/14, 7 pm (Zoom) Please join us on Zoom for our November General Membership Meeting! Date: Tuesday 11/14, 7 pm Speaker: Mr. John Finnegan, Director of Educational Facilities Topic: LCTA Facilities Projects Where: Zoom (Details below) Meeting ID: 892 2068 9454 Passcode: 447461 One tap mobile +13017158592,,89220689454# US (Washington DC) +13052241968,,89220689454# US PTA on Instagram The PTA is now on Instagram! Follow along to keep up to date! @lctapta Support LCTA While You Shop at Minted We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Minted to help us raise important funds for our school! Please support LCTA by ordering your holiday cards, unique stationery, children’s art, and gifts from Minted using our unique promo code at check out, FUNDRAISELCTA. You will get 20% OFF your order; and 15% of every purchase made using our code will be donated back to LCTA at the end of the year! With your help, we can fundraise for our school while also shopping with a discount! Thank you so much for your support! Shop today at

School Announcements Picture Day Updates Thank you to everyone that has already ordered their pictures from Picture Day! Online ordering was only open for 48 hours following Picture Day. All will receive a proof when pictures are ready and sent to the school. The online processing will then reopen, where parents can order online (at by using this online code: lylescrouch23). If you do not like the proof, save the date for Make Up Picture Day on 12/4! This opportunity is available to all students who were absent on the initial Picture Day or require a retake. Candy Collection Candy Collection: We're coming together today to collect candy for a special cause: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. We kindly ask that you bring in your candy donations by no later than tomorrow (Thursday 11/2), as our students will be collaborating to make baggies filled with these sweet treats to be donated. Your contribution will bring smiles to those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Thank you for your support!

Veteran's Day Program 11/10 We welcome all families of our 4th grade choir and veterans and active military to attend our Veteran’s Day program at 9 am. Students in grades 3-5 and any siblings of military families are also invited to join. We will have a donut and coffee social, provided by the PTA, to honor our nation’s military beginning at 8:30 am. School contact info Main Office: (703) 706-4430 Principal: Assistant Principal: Registrar: Nurse: Counselor: Social Worker: PTA President:

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