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LCTA PTA eROAR, October 20, 2021

LION FEST! Friday, October 29th In support of ACPS' Equity For All 2025 initiative, the LCTA PTA LION FEST prizes were updated to be more inclusive and supportive of all students. All donors no matter the amount will be entered into the drawings. Please visit LION FEST and click on Prizes for an updated list of awards. If you have not already done so, please consider donating to the Lion Fest, it’s our one and only fundraiser for the school year. Our goal this year is $45,000. Let’s Go Lions, let me hear you ROAR! Look for us outside before and after school this week and next if you would like to make a donation offline (cash, check, credit card). Feel free to spread the word to friends and family. If you'd like email language or a template on how to approach your loved ones on donating, please reach out to us at THANK YOU to our business sponsors! Regulus Group, Topgolf, Kidcreate Studio, Simpat Tech, Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Center, and Warrenton Dental Center🙏🙏🙏 Class Photos will be taken during the event. Please purchase your child's 5x7 photo here for $5. The students will be spaced 3ft apart and masks are optional, since it will be their mask break. REFLECTIONS PROGRAM 2021-22 APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 27TH, 2021 THEME: I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY... Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! We are so excited to bring the National PTA’s Reflections program to Lyles-Crouch this year! This competition provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2021-2022 theme: “I Will Change The World By...” HOW TO APPLY? Check for application details and rules and guidelines. Entry form can be by PDF or by using the fillable form link. Review General Guidelines here. PRIZES!! The winning student from each category will win a $25 Target gift card! Picture Day, October 27th Sign-Up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school. All children must WEAR UNIFORMS! Order Form 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! Heritage Calendar: October is Disability Awareness Month! Did you know that October is Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia? The 2009 Virginia General Assembly responded to the call from young people with disabilities to pass a resolution designating the month and to encourage public schools and universities to engage in activities that promote awareness. Many disabilities are invisible. An invisible disability is a physical, mental or neurological condition that is often not noticeable. Unfortunately, the invisibility can lead to false perceptions and judgements. The behavior you believe is strange could in reality be a disability. Who inspires you? Did you know these famous people have a disability? Tom Cruise, the world-famous movie actor, is extremely dyslexic, which is classed as a learning disability. Cruise was diagnosed with dyslexia at seven, struggling through school. Daniel Radcliffe, suffers from dyspraxia, a neurological problem that impairs the organization of movement. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States for a massive four terms, went through polio and became a wheelchair user to help with his resulting paraplegia, although this was often hidden in official briefings and photographs. Geniuses Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton are believed by autism experts to have shown many signs of Asperger's Syndrome. Dr. Vernon Smith, Professor of Economics at Chapman University and expert in field of experimental economics won the Nobel Prize in 2002. Dr. Smith is open about having Asperger's Syndrome and credits his autism for his professional success. Dame Tanni Grey Thompson, who has spina bifida, and Ellie Simmonds, who has a form of dwarfism, are great examples of people who have achieved incredible success in the disability sports arena. 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.

Upcoming: October 27th - Makeup Picture Day October 27th - Reflections Application Deadline October 29th - LION FEST November 2nd - No School November 10th - General Membership Meeting November 16th, 8-9am and 2:45-3:30 pm - Monthly Uniform Locker Open (AM Session and PM Session)

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