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LCTA PTA eROAR, October 25th, 2023

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Donate now to Lion Fest, our one + only school fundraiser! https://www.lctapta.org/lionfest 🗓 Subscribe to the PTA calendar 🗓 Upcoming Dates: Thursday, October 26: Lion Fest Online Auction Opens at 5 am: Bidding Begins! Thursday, October 26: LCTA Girls Scout Troop Info Meeting 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: Dress Up Like your Favorite Character Day 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 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 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!

  • Lion Fest Sponsors Spotlight

  • Reflections Art Contest: Submit by Sunday 10/29!

  • Spirit Wear: Shop by 10/31 + Updates (Socks are Here!)

  • Support LCTA While You Shop at Minted School Announcements

  • Picture Day Updates

  • LCTA Girls Scouts Troop Info Meeting 10/26

  • Candy Collection + Costumes

  • Parent Coffee 10/27

  • Veteran's Day Program 11/10

  • October Cafeteria Menu

  • School contact info

Lion Fest: Donate, Spirit Week, Online Auction! 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 https://www.lctapta.org/lionfest 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 10/31 - Dress Up Like your Favorite Character Day 11/1 - 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 Visit this page to volunteer at our pep rally on 11/2 - your help is needed to make it a success! Online Auction Our online auction opens this Thursday October 26 (TOMORROW!) at 5 am and closes on November 2 at 9 pm. Get ready to start bidding tomorrow by clicking here: https://app.memberhub.gives/lionfest23/Campaign/Details. Check out all our awesome auction items here and on the flyer below!



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 https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/virginia/alexandria/demaine-funeral-home/4854. 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 https://www.thegoodhartgroup.com. 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 https://www.tjfannon.com.


Reflections Art Contest: Submit by Sunday 10/29 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: https://www.lctapta.org/reflections2023. We've extended the submission deadline to THIS Sunday 10/29 - last call to get your submission in! We can't wait to see what you come up with!


Spirit Wear: Shop by 10/31 + Updates (Socks are Here!) We've opened the online Spirit Wear store! Store closes 10/31. Order now at https://stores.sansscreenprint.com/LCTA/shop/home. Socks are Here! If you ordered socks from the Spirit Wear Online Store, we are happy to share that they have arrived! Please meet us at the Lion Fest table right outside the front doors of our school at drop off this Friday 10/27 am to pick them up (and make your Lion Fest donation, if you haven't yet, while you're at it ;)). Prior Orders Update: All Spirit Wear from the first round of orders have arrived; if you haven't received your order yet, please email president@lcta.pta.org.


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 minted.com.

School Announcements Picture Day Updates Picture Day on Monday was a success! Special shout out to PTA members Judit Csonka and Emi Eiting for all their hard work helping the day run smoothly! If you haven't yet ordered pictures, you can do so here with online code lylescrouch23. LCTA Girls Scout Troop Info Meeting 10/26 Girl Scout Troop Information/Formation Meeting Thursday, October 26th, 6:45-7:45pm Where: LCTA Library Who: All interested youth and their parents! Please email lctagstroop@gmail.com with any questions. Candy Collection + Costumes Candy Collection: On November 1st, we're coming together to collect candy for a special cause: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. We kindly ask that you bring in your candy donations, 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! Costumes: Our costume collection was a great success, thanks to your generosity! If your student is in need of a costume for the upcoming Halloween on 10/31, please don't hesitate to reach out to our wonderful Social Worker, Ms. Kelly Robinson, at kelly.robinson@acps.k12.va.us. Your support makes a world of difference! Parent Coffee 10/27 Please join us this 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: 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

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