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LCTA PTA eROAR, October 19th 2022

Sign up for PTA! Only $10 per parent/guardian for the entire school year 🗓 Subscribe to the PTA calendar 🗓

Upcoming Dates: Monday, October 24 - No School / Diwali Tuesday, October 25 - No School / Teacher Work Day Thursday, October 27 - Picture Day (Make up Day - Thursday, December 8) Friday, October 28 - Reflections Deadline Monday, October 31 - Walk-a-Thon Tuesday, November 1 - Start of Native American Heritage Month November 3 and 4 - No School / Elementary School Parent Teacher Conferences Tuesday, November 8 - No School / Professional Development Day


REFLECTIONS PROGRAM 2022-23 TWO WEEKS TO DEADLINE: OCTOBER 28TH, 2022 This program is a fantastic way to boost student confidence through participating in this arts-based competition. This is a national competition, and each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. The 2022-23 Reflections theme is "Show Your Voice!" Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. We would love to have your child(ren) apply to this competition. Last year, our LCTA students did very well and we had multiple students place in the Alexandria city level, with a student even going on to place in the State level competition! Winners receive trophies, certificates, and first place winners receive a $25 gift card from the LCTA PTA! LCTA Application Deadline: October 28, 2022 Application and rules can be found at For more information or questions, contact National PTA Website:


Free Halloween Coat Giveaway

Saturday, October 22, 2022

9 - 12 am

Please join the city of Alexandria for a kids new coat giveaway event in the Alexandria area. There will also be books on hand for the kids to choose from as well as plenty of candy to be passed out!!


Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser NOW OPEN!


When: Monday, October 31st, 2022

What: Each child will participate in the Walk-A-Thon (to the best of their ability) during their class designated Encore period. Each grade will have 45 minutes to complete as many laps as possible. It will take a few minutes to get everyone going and to get everyone back to class, so they will not be running/walking the entire 45 minutes…but they will have plenty of time to get in some good laps! This year, the Walk-A-Thon is being held on the Core Knowledge Book Character Dress-up Day. So that means the students will be running or walking in costume, if they choose to dress up. Please keep this in mind!

Calling all Lyles-Crouch parents who would like to be part of the super fun for Walk-A-Thon. Please see our SignUpGenius link for the tasks we need helpers for.


8:30-9:15 3rd Grade

9:20-10:05 4th Grade

10:10-10:55 5th Grade


11:50-12:35 2nd Grade

12:40-1:25 Kindergarten

1:30-2:15 1st Grade

Donating to the Participants Please consider donating towards our once a year fall fundraiser. We take cash, check, PayPal, Square, and Venmo. Feel free to circulate the above link to friends and family.

To donate by Venmo (our preferred online payment method since there are no fees), please donate to @LCTAFundraisingEvents (phone number ending in 9252) or

​Each donor will receive a "thank you" email when a donation is made to a participant. At the conclusion of the fundraiser, parents/guardians will be notified with a list of all the donations made in the name of their child/ren. If you would like to see a list of donors who sponsored your child before the conclusion of the fundraiser, please email.


Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota has a long history of giving back to the community. Since he first opened the doors to Alexandria Toyota in 1984, Jack Taylor has thread philanthropy into his business model. “I enjoy being able to give back to the community,” says Taylor. “From a young age I was taught when you give, you receive and I try to live by that credo.” Taylor has a distinguished track record of supporting countless civic and charitable organizations with his time, money and effort. Alexandria Toyota’s beneficiaries have included, The Run for Veterans, Art on the Avenue, Del Ray Music Festival, Alexandria City Public Schools, and the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area, just to name a few.

For more on Jack Taylor's community ties:

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