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LCTA PTA eROAR, October 18th, 2023

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Donate now to Lion Fest, our one + only school fundraiser! 🗓 Subscribe to the PTA calendar 🗓 Upcoming Dates: Monday, October 16 - Friday, October 20: Digital Citizenship Week TODAY, Wednesday, October 18: Unity Day (Wear Orange for Kindness, Acceptance + Inclusion) Friday, October 20: Last Day for Halloween Costume Collection Saturday, October 21: IDEA Committee Meeting, 3:30 pm (LCTA Playground) Monday, October 23: Picture Day (Wear Uniforms) Friday, October 27: End of First Quarter Friday, October 27: Parent Coffee Sunday, October 29: Reflections Applications Due (New Date! Deadline Extended!) Monday, October 30: Teacher Work Day (No School) Tuesday, October 31 - Thursday, November 2: Lion Fest Tuesday, October 31: Last Day to Order Spirit Wear Wednesday, November 1: 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: AAS Screening Process Info Session, 8:15 am (In-Person) Tuesday, November 14: PTA General Membership Meeting, 7 pm (Zoom) Wednesday, November 15: Support Staff Appreciation Day Thursday, November 16: Reflections Assembly Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break (No School)

TODAY, Wednesday 10/18, is Unity Day As we celebrate Unity Day on October 18, students will be allowed to dress out of uniform and wear orange today. Table of Contents

  • Lion Fest: We need your help!

  • Lion Fest Sponsor Spotlight: Thomas J. Fannon & Sons

  • Reflections Art Contest: Deadline Extended!

  • IDEA Committee Meeting 10/21

  • Spirit Wear: Shop by 10/31 + Prior Orders Update

  • Support LCTA While You Shop at Minted School Announcements

  • Costume + Candy Collection

  • Picture Day 10/23

  • Parent Coffee 10/27

  • Veteran's Day Program 11/10

  • October Cafeteria Menu

  • School contact info

Lion Fest: We need your help! Lion Fest, our one and only school fundraiser is revamped this year. It will include a spirit week, a celebration pep rally, a donation challenge and an online auction! 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! Spirit Week 10/31 - Dress Up Like your Favorite Character Day 11/1 - Accessorize with School Spirit (crazy socks, cool hair or funny hats) 11/2* - Let your Spirit Roar Pep Rally 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 If you're able to volunteer to table to help us promote Lion Fest and collect donations, your help is much appreciated. You can sign up here. Online Auction Our online auction opens on October 26 at 5 am and closes on November 2 at 9 pm. Get ready to start bidding! More details to follow as the date nears.

Lion Fest Sponsor Spotlight: Thomas J. Fannon & Sons 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

Reflections Art Contest: Deadline Extended! It's time to send in your Reflections submissions! All students from K-5 are eligible and can enter their work in six categories reflecting this year's theme: "I am hopeful because..."! Explore the arts and express yourself! Categories for submission are dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, visual arts, and special artist division. First place winners in each category and each division will receive a $25 Target gift card and first place submissions will be moved on to represent LCTA at the local level. All students who enter will receive a trophy, medal or ribbon and will be included in the November 16 Reflections Assembly. Learn all the details here and enter today here: We've extended the submission deadline to Sunday 10/29 - get your submission in today!

IDEA Committee Meeting 10/21 The PTA's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee is holding a meeting this Saturday, October 21 at 3:30 pm at the LCTA Playground (weather permitting). Whether you're an active Committee member, interested in learning more about our work and/or interested in joining our Committee, we welcome you to join us! Learn more about us at and email with any questions.

Spirit Wear: Shop by 10/31 + Prior Orders Update 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 of orders have arrived; if you haven't received your order yet, please email

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 Costume + Candy Collection Costume Collection: We are collecting gently used costumes and dress up clothes. The yellow collection bins will be in front of the school until 10/20. Candy Collection: On Nov. 1, we will be collecting candy to make baggies of candy to deliver to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Picture Day 10/23 Mark your calendars for Picture Day on Monday 10/23! Students must wear their uniforms. You can pre-order pictures here: by using online code: lylescrouch23.

Parent Coffee 10/27 Please join us on Friday 10/27 at LCTA for our first Parent Coffee of the year! The topic for this first get together will be "Supporting Students to Make Healthy Choices," and will be featuring guest speaker Ms. Emma Beall, Coordinator for the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria for the City of Alexandria. Coffee will be served beginning at 8:15 am, and the speaker will begin at 8:30 am. We look forward to seeing you! Please check in at the main office upon arrival, before heading to the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)/gym.

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 on Friday 11/10. Students in grades 3-5 and any siblings of military families are also invited to join. We will have a donut and coffee social to honor our nation’s military beginning at 8:30 am. October Cafeteria Menu The October Cafeteria Menu follows below, thanks to our wonderful Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Purdy!

School contact info Main Office: (703) 706-4430 Principal: Assistant Principal: Registrar: Nurse: Counselor: Social Worker: PTA President:

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