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LCTA PTA eROAR, October 4, 2021

LION FEST! Friday, October 29th We are combining this year’s Lion Fest Fundraiser with an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt inspired by fairytale creatures and book characters! Standings are LIVE. #1 class: Ms. Davila's 2nd grade #1 grade: 3rd grade “Donate today!” “Contribute to LCTA!” THANK YOU to our business sponsors! Topgolf, Kidcreate Studio, and Warrenton Dental Center🙏🙏🙏 Class Photos will be taken during the event. Please purchase your child's 5x7 photo here for $5. National Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 6th ACPS is excited to celebrate National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th. Lyles-Crouch has been registered for this event and we look forward to raising awareness about the benefits of walking or biking to school. You can learn more at and This is a day when students across the country are encouraged to walk, roll, or bike to school! Handheld "Stop/Look/Wave" signs are being dropped off at school next week for distribution to walkers on October 6th and flyers will be sent home with students as well. "Thank you" Picnic, Friday, October 15th 6pm We had so much fun we're doing it again! BIG thanks to all the parents and community members who came out last Friday. We were in awe with the turnout. It was magical to hear the kids having fun and parents reconnecting. And just like last time we'll have FREE POPSICLES!! For nutritional and allergy information please visit Monthly Uniform Locker Save The Date for the next Uniform Locker on Friday, October 15th, 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! REFLECTIONS PROGRAM 2021-22 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. APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15TH, 2021 PRIZES!! The winning student from each category will win a $25 Target gift card! LCTA Garden Day, Saturday, October 16th 10AM Calling all gardeners! Volunteers needed Saturday Oct 16th to revitalize the LCTA plant beds and butterfly garden. We'll have some tools but feel free to bring gloves and other gardening equipment. And bring the kids! Let's put them to work! Volunteers need not be experienced gardeners. We're working with ACPS to get some pansies to plant. Help us rejuvenate one of ACPS' beloved gardens! For more information visit 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 Support students and staff at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy. Our teachers currently have 3 open projects. Give to a project today! 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. October Membership Meeting / PTAC School Board Candidate Virtual Forum In place of October's Membership Meeting, we are encouraging parents to join the PTAC hosted Meet The School Board Candidates zoom. School Board Candidate Virtual Forum – October 13, 2021 – 7:00 PM PTAC will host a virtual School Board Candidate Forum at 7:00 PM on October 13, 2021. Come hear from each of the school board candidates. This virtual event will also include breakouts by district. Learn about the candidates: Submit questions ahead of time:

Zoom link to follow.

Upcoming: October 6th - National Walk to School Day October 11th - NO SCHOOL, Indigenous Peoples' Day October 13th, 7pm: PTAC Meet the School Board Candidates on Zoom October 15th - Reflections Application Deadline October 15th, 8-9am and 2:45-3:30 pm - Monthly Uniform Locker Open (AM Session and PM Session) October 15th, 6pm - "Thank You" Picnic October 16th, 10am - Garden Day October 27th - Makeup Picture Day October 29th - LION FEST

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