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LCTA PTA eROAR, November 21st, 2023

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Become a PTA member today! Only $10 per parent/guardian for the entire school year. https://lyles-crouch.memberhub.com/store 🗓 Subscribe to the PTA calendar 🗓 Upcoming Dates: Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break (No School) Friday, December 1: Parent Social, 7 pm Monday, December 4: Picture Day Make Up Friday, December 8: LCTA Parent Coffee, 8:30 am Thursday, December 14: 4th, 5th Grade Winter Concert, 9 am (Families welcome!) Thursday, December 14: 2nd, 3rd Grade Winter Concert, 1 pm (Families welcome!) Friday, December 15: Kindergarten, 1st Grade Winter Concert, 9 am (Families welcome!) Monday, December 18 - Monday, January 1st: Winter Break (No school) Tuesday, January 2nd: Classes Resume


*Our usual Wednesday weekly email is exceptionally coming out today this week due to our upcoming school break. We will resume with our usual schedule next week. Table of Contents

  • Parent Social 12/1

  • Rudy Bridges Walk to School Day Thank You

  • Rangoli Art

  • Spirit Wear: Updates

  • PTA on Social Media: Twitter/X + Instagram

  • Support LCTA While You Shop at Minted School Announcements

  • Parent Coffee 12/8

  • Winter Concerts 12/14, 12/15

  • Giving Opportunity

  • Picture Day Updates

  • Cafeteria Updates: November Menu

  • 2023-2024 ACPS Traditional Academic Calendar

  • School contact info

Parent Social 12/1 Open to all Lyles-Crouch parents and guardians! Join us at O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Bar upstairs in the Fitzgerald room for a fun child free night on Friday 12/1 from 7 pm - 9 pm. Drinks and menu items will be available for purchase! View the menu here: https://danieloconnells.com/menus/

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day Thank You We are so thankful to LCTA and the PTA's IDEA Committee for coming together to celebrate Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on 11/14. Latrania Martin, Alexandria Black History Museum representative and Douglas MacArthur Elementary School librarian, was the guest speaker and we are grateful she was so giving of her time. The students walked around the block to honor Ruby Bridges and all who worked tirelessly to end segregation in schools.



Rangoli Art In our November monthly newsletter that went home in student folders, the IDEA Committee included a blank rangoli. As a way of celebrating Diwali, we asked LCTA students to color the rangoli and email us their work at idea@lctapta.org. We received three beautiful pictures. Thank you, Gabriel Rusznak, Lucas Rusznak and Kaliru Sundaramoorthy!

Spirit Wear: Updates Prior Orders Update: All Spirit Wear from the first round (clothes), second round (socks), and third round (clothes) of orders have arrived; if you haven't received your order yet, please email president@lctapta.org. PTA on Social Media: Twitter/X + Instagram The PTA is on Twitter/X and on Instagram! Follow along to keep up to date! Our handle in both platforms is @lctapta. Support LCTA While You Shop at Minted "I used our LCTA discount with Minted and it worked beautifully! I used to use Shutterfly, but I am now a Minted fan." -Kendra Davis, parent to a 2nd grader at LCTA 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 minted.com.

School Announcements Parent Coffee 12/8 Mark your calendar for our next LCTA parent coffee on Friday, December 8! You won’t want to miss the presentation by Janet Reese, ACPS Parent Support Specialist. She’ll be sharing tips for parents to help our children navigate the holiday season! Coffee and a light breakfast will be served at 8:15 am. The presentation begins at 8:30 am.

Winter Concerts 12/14, 12/15 Come join us for our Winter Concerts, presented by all students K-5! Thursday 12/14, 9 am: 4th and 5th grades Thursday 12/14, 1 pm: 2nd and 3rd grades Friday 12/15, 9 am: K and 1st grades

Giving Opportunity We are collecting gifts for families in need during the holiday season. To participate, please shop from THIS AMAZON WISH LIST. Please consider donating! Your generosity is appreciated!

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 https://vando.imagequix.com/J9FRB96 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.

Cafeteria Updates: November Menu Our cafeteria menu for the month of November can be found below. Thank you to our wonderful Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Purdy!

2023-2024 ACPS Traditional Academic Calendar The ACPS calendar for the school year follows below.


School contact info Main Office: (703) 706-4430 Principal: laura.burkart@acps.k12.va.us Assistant Principal: colleen.cassidy@acps.k12.va.us Registrar: kelly.dorcey@acps.k12.va.us Nurse: jasmine.wood@acps.k12.va.us Counselor: rachel.hoover@acps.k12.va.us Social Worker: kelly.robinson@acps.k12.va.us PTA President: president@lctapta.org

Find us online at www.lctapta.org Facebook: Join the “Lyles Crouch Parents” group Twitter/X: @LCTAPTA Instagram: @LCTAPTA 530 South Saint Asaph Street Alexandria, VA 22314 USA Main Office: 703.706.4430 Share on social www.lctapta.org

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