2022-2023 Yearbooks

Yearbooks will go on SALE starting tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 30th.

You can get your hands on this school year’s yearbook by placing your order on the Lifetouch website.

Dining for Dollars – Wednesday, February 1st

This Wednesday, February 1st is our special Dining for Dollars Church Street Event. The following shops are supporting the LAES PTA at the indicated times.

Great Harvest Bread Cº: 10am-6pm (Order ahead of time by calling or ordering in store)
Trace: 11am-6pm (Bring your empty containers for refills)
The Sandwich Shop: 11am-4pm

All proceeds go to support the LAES PTA which supports students, teachers, and staff

Stock the Fridge for Teacher Work Day

It’s time to show the Louise Archer teachers and staff our appreciation! We will be “Stocking the Fridge” and the Teachers Lounge with snacks for the Teacher Work Day — January 26th!

Please consider signing up for the following spots to show our love to the LAES teachers and staff. If you think we are missing anything essential that you want to donate, please add a comment in the other choice.

Thank you!

Last Days to Register for Before/After School Activities

Last days to register for Before/After School Activities. Registration will close on Friday, January 27th at 9pm. Activities will start the week of January 30th, and emails will go out prior to the start date for all participating families.

Please email us with questions.

Seeking Donations to Help LAES Families in Need

The PTA is working with our wonderful LAES staff to collect donations for LAES families in need. Specifically, we are looking for donations of pantry supplies and certain household/toiletry items. The school provided the suggested list below and Grocery Gift Cards are also always welcome. Any donations can be dropped off directly at the LAES front office no later than February 6, 2023. Thank you in advance!!

Family Pack Suggestions (please no glass containers):\

  • Oatmeal packets
  • Ramen noodles
  • Granola bars
  • Individual cereal packs or family boxes
  • Milk – shelf stable, individual (not cold)
  • Juice pouches
  • Canned chicken/tuna
  • Fruit cups/cans
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned goods (especially veggies)
  • Meal prep things – spices, oil, condiments
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar soap
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • Sponges
  • Toilet Paper

Reflections Announcement

In the fall, we celebrated all Louise Archer students who participated in the Reflections national PTA arts competition in a ceremony and reception at Louise Archer — highlighting entries in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. The entries that received first place rankings in each category and age division advanced to the Fairfax County Council PTA for the next level of judging. At the County level, several Louise Archer students received top honors, including the following:

Award of Excellence (2nd Place)

Logan Hou – Dance Choreography, Intermediate
Sasha Fallen – Photography, Primary
Genevieve Hartlage – Visual Arts, Intermediate

Award of Merit (3rd place)

Ismail Malik – Film Production, Primary
Annya Skinner – Film Production, Middle
Emily Seedorff – Literature, Intermediate
Samantha Yang – Photography, Intermediate
Annya Skinner – Photography, Middle

Congratulations to these students and to all the Louise Archer students who participated in Reflections this year! Be on the lookout for information in August and September on next year’s program; the theme is I am hopeful because…

PTA Meeting — Thursday, January 19th at 8pm

The January 2023 PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19th at 8pm via Zoom.

The Zoom meeting link will be automatically emailed to all PTA members (as of midnight the day of the meeting). Thank you to everyone who’s joined the PTA so far!

If you have not signed up for the PTA this year but still wish to attend, please RSVP.

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of the meeting.

2022-2023 Yearbook Booster Ads

Attention 6th Grade Parents: Make this year a special one and send your student a message in the 2022-23 Louise Archer yearbook! Space is limited, so don’t delay!

Yearbook Boosters Ads for 6th graders will go on SALE Monday, Jan. 16th.

Ads will open to the entire school (K-6 grade) Monday, Jan. 30th – Sunday, Feb. 12th.

$25 payment via the LAES PTA website (no cash or checks). If you have any questions, please visit the yearbook webpage for more details or email us.

January Spirit Wear Promo

January 19 – 24:
10% off select fleece items – use code FLEECE10

Sunshine Times

The Sunshine Times is a student newspaper intended to be a creative outlet for budding writers, photographers, and artists. All students K-6th grade are encouraged to participate!


  1. See your name in print!
  2. Get a hard copy of the newspaper to bring home!
  3. Write (or draw!) about anything!
  4. Share something new and exciting!
  5. Improve your writing skills while having fun!

Students can write about school/class activities, vacations, local events, sports coverage, travel/book/movie/music/art reviews, interviews, puzzles, Spanish-language columns, poetry, cartoons, advice columns–all ideas are welcome!

Submissions for the first paper are due on January 30th. Kids should have their parents email us a short story, poem, artwork, recipes, reviews, etc. (one item per child) to .

Parents should indicate that they approve of the submission and include the name of their child, the title of the submission, the child’s teacher and grade. Visit the Sunshine Times webpage for additional guidelines.