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LCTA PTA eROAR, October 4th, 2023

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Upcoming Dates: Friday, September 15 - Sunday, October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month Wednesday, October 4 (TODAY!): Walk, Bike + Roll to School Day Monday, October 9: Indigenous Peoples Day (No School) Tuesday, October 10: PTA General Membership Meeting (Zoom) Friday, October 13: Last Day to Donate Online Auction Items to Lion Fest Friday, October 13: Last Day to Order Spirit Wear Socks Wednesday, October 18: Unity Day (Wear Orange for Kindness, Acceptance + Inclusion) Friday, October 20: Reflections Applications Due Monday, October 23: Picture Day Friday, October 27: End of First Quarter Monday, October 30: Teacher Work Day (No School) Tuesday, October 31 - Thursday, November 2: Lion Fest

We are so grateful to our amazing custodian team for all the incredible work they do for our community! Happy Custodian Appreciation Day! Table of Contents

  • Walk, Bike + Roll to School TODAY! 10/4

  • Lion Fest: We need your help!

  • Lion Fest Sponsor Spotlight: Demaine Funeral Home

  • Join our PTA General Membership Meeting (Zoom on 10/10)

  • Spirit Wear: Socks Store (Order by 10/13)

  • Reflections Art Contest: Enter Today!

  • Picture Day 10/23

  • October Cafeteria Menu

  • Fall Food Assistance

  • School contact info

Walk, Bike + Roll to School TODAY! 10/4 Join us in walking, biking or rolling to school today, Wednesday 10/4! It’s fun! Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking or rolling to school on the first day? There’s a feeling of joy and independence—a sense of adventure—that doesn’t fade. Of course, there are many other benefits to walking, biking or rolling to school, too; learn all about them here: https://www.walkbiketoschool.org/learn-more/why-walkbike/. Share your picture of your walk/ride to school in our Facebook group at the pinned post at the top of the group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/166599540023058!

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! 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 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-23-24 to contribute. See our current progress to goal below! Online Auction We will host an online auction from Oct 27-Nov 2. We are collecting auction items through 10/13. If you have anything to contribute - a vacation property, tickets to an upcoming sporting events, a pool party for kids, etc - please reach out to elisabeth.pearson@gmail.com or halley.coyne@gmail.com or visit https://www.lctapta.org/lionfest-23-24.





Lion Fest Sponsor 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.

Join our PTA General Membership Meeting (Zoom on 10/10) Please join us for our October PTA General Membership Meeting, held on Zoom (login info below)! The theme of October's meeting is "Supports for Our Children’s Mental Well-being," and will be featuring Ms. Shannon Hudson-Odoi, ACPS mental health specialist, as our guest speaker. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85107372630?pwd=Y1dEbDdYbUt2b0NJcG1vdisvRHJIUT09 Meeting ID: 851 0737 2630 Passcode: 750192 One tap mobile +13017158592,,85107372630# US (Washington DC) +13052241968,,85107372630# US Spirit Wear: Socks Store (Order by 10/13) Our Spirit Wear tab is live again on our website, this time for ordering our LCTA Lions socks! Order your Lyles-Crouch Lions Socks HERE! Orders are due by midnight Friday, October 13th. Socks can be picked up outside the school main entrance on Friday, October 27th at drop off and pick up. Just in time for Spirit Week at Lion Fest!

Reflections Art Contest: Enter Today! 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. Learn all the details here and enter today here: https://www.lctapta.org/reflections2023.


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: https://vando.imagequix.com/J9FRB96 by using online code: lylescrouch23.

October Cafeteria Menu The October Cafeteria Menu follows below, thanks to our wonderful Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Purdy!

Fall Food Assistance Fall food assistance is available! Contact Ms. Robinson for Thanksgiving baskets, blessings in a backpack (weekend food bag), and the food pantry at kelly.robinson@acps.k12.va.us, ParentSquare message, or text 571-572-2560.


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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