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LCTA PTA eROAR, September 14, 2021

SOCKS! Order your Lyles-Crouch Lions Socks HERE! Orders are due by midnight Sunday October 3rd. Socks will be available for pickup at LION FEST Friday Oct 29th. Big thanks to Dr. Zissios for making this uniform compliant Community Connect 360 Inclusion Celebration: National Hispanic Heritage Month A monthly celebration of the diversity of the LCTA community National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins each year on September 15th, celebrates U.S. Latinos, their culture and their history. Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988. The 15th was selected because it marks the independence days of five Latin American countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Did you know that U.S. Hispanics or Latinos can be of any race, any ancestry, or any country of origin? Hispanic refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a Spanish-speaking country. Latino/a or Latinx refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a country in Latin America. Learn more about how you can celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Alexandria here, including a Hispanic Heritage Fiesta at the Beatley Library on September 25th. And what better way to celebrate with children the diverse cultures and families that are a part of the LCTA school community than with books? This informative and inspiring Hispanic heritage book list was compiled last year by LCTA staff, and many of the titles are accessible via YouTube. "Welcome Back" Picni, Friday, September 24th Interested in trying Mexican-style popsicles a.k.a. paletas? Then join us Friday September 24th 6pm for FREE POPSICLES at our "Welcome Back" picnic. All popsicles are made with real fruit, no color or artificial flavors added. For ingredient and allergy information please visit SAVE THE DATE - Please Join the LCTA Single Parent Support Group for support and fellowship for our Fall 2021 Kick-Off! This is a meet and greet. We will brainstorm weekend playdates at the LCTA playground and Single Parent Coffee Mixers! Date: Wednesday, Sept. 22nd (Every 4th Wednesday) Time: 8-9 PM EST Let’s connect and share ideas to meet, connect, and positively support each other this year. Please feel free to share with other single parents. All welcomed. Also, if you are a single parent and haven't joined our Google and FB groups, please look at the links below: Consider joining the following: Facebook: Google: Email: Join the LCTA Single Parent Support Group for support and fellowship on zoom! It's our Fall 2021 Kick-Off and connect call! Questions? Contact: Mai Trinh Topic: LCTA Single Parent Fall 2021 Kick Off Meeting Time: Sep 22, 2021, 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 861 1497 7765 Passcode: 722540 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...” WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES? Students may choose from one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography Literature Music Composition Photography Visual Arts WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Students can participate in the division appropriate to their grade.

  • Primary: Kindergarten-Grade 2

  • Intermediate: Grades 3-5

  • Special Artist: Students with Disabilities

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 LION FEST! Friday, October 29th Lyles-Crouch Lions! Was last year’s Halloween a bit of a bust? Are you just so excited to wear your Halloween costume this year? Well, you’re in luck! We are combining this year’s Lion Fest Fundraiser with an Outdoor Halloween Scavenger Hunt inspired by fairytale creatures and book characters! So put in your calendars: Our annual LCTA Fundraiser event, The LionFest, on Friday, October 29 during school hours. Did someone say “Scavenger Hunt”? Warm up your brain for puzzles and clues in our Game Zone and make your donation here!: Find the answer to puzzle #1 in next week’s eROAR! “Donate today!” “Contribute to LCTA!” Donors Choose Support students and staff at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy. Our teachers currently have 4 open projects. Give to a project today! 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: September 22nd, 8:00pm - Single Parent Fall 2021 Kick Off Meeting September 24th, 6pm - Welcome Back Picnic October 13th, 7 pm: 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 29th - LION FEST

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