Urgent – Donations for Weekend Food Power Packs for Students in Need

Each week the school sends home power packs, which include non-perishable food items, with LAES students in need. But this week, the school is short 18 power packs.

If anyone would like to donate non-perishable food items, please drop them off at the school by noon this Thursday (Dec. 1). The following is a list of food power pack suggestions:

  • Oatmeal packets
  • Ramen noodles
  • Granola bars
  • Individual cereal packs
  • Milk – shelf stable, individual (not cold)
  • Juice pouches
  • Small canned meal
  • Canned chicken/tuna
  • Fruit cups/cans

Gift cards to local grocery stores would also be helpful in case additional items are needed. If you have any questions please contact Lynde.

PTA Meeting — Wednesday, November 30th at 8pm

The November 2022 PTA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th 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.

Sunshine Times – Call for Articles

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!

TOP 5 REASONS TO WRITE FOR THE SUNSHINE TIMES

  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 send us a short story, poem, artwork, recipes, reviews, etc. (one item per child).

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 our PTA Website for additional guidelines.

LAES Sock Hop Photo Submissions

Today, November 20th, is the LAST DAY to submit photos from the Sock Hop. Please be selective in your photos, rename (Grade_FirstLastName_Teacher), and upload them.

Reminder: No non-school siblings/friends and parents. Questions? Please email us.

Thanks!

Spiritwear Sale

Spiritwear “Black Friday” Sale: 15% off Gildan hoodies
November 18-28
Use code: BF15

Cultural Arts Assembly

Our next Cultural Arts Assembly is November 22nd and features Prakriti Dance an innovative performing company that showcases the Indian Dance form Bharata Natyam. Drawing inspirations from nature, philosophy, poetry, and other genres of art, Prakriti weaves a multi-layered tapestry to transcend cultural boundaries and communicate the human experience.

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

The deadline for the Yearbook Cover Art Contest is fast approaching! We currently have about 10 submissions. Don’t know what to do over Thanksgiving break and want to keep your student busy? Take out those art supplies and create a one of a kind yearbook cover. “Spread Kindness Wherever You Go” is this year’s theme.

We are also accepting digital artwork this year. Digital creations should be original and not include any copy/paste of existing graphics from the internet. To ensure printing quality, digital artworks need to have the following resolution requirements:

  • Line Art: 500 DPI (dots per inch)
  • Color: 300 DP
  • CMYK color

Please turn in the original hardcopy & digital artwork covers to the Front Office by December 9 , 2022. Once we have collected all artwork, parents will get an email confirmation that we have received submission. If you have any questions, please email us.

Canned Food Drive

Between November 14th – December 9th, the Madison Pyramid is doing a canned food drive. Each school has a goal of 300 cans (at a minimum!). Please help us to collect cans for our local food banks. We have a collection box inside the lobby.

Book Fair Update

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with Louise Archer’s virtual Book Fair from November 7-21st! Bookworm Central has set up a website for our school where students and their families can purchase books.

Books can be shipped to students’ homes for a small shipping fee (or free with a purchase of $50 or more). Proceeds will be used to support the Louise Archer Library program and buy books for the Library. A flyer will come home with students for more information.

The LAES Directory is Live!!!

In order to get ready to print the Directory, we need our Louise Archer Families to do the following steps:

  1. For all users (new and old) go to louisearcherpta.membershiptoolkit.com;
  2. Follow the directions to verify your household information and to decide if you want your family included in the print/online directory;
  3. You can also access this information through the Membership Toolkit app;
  4. Please know if you do not complete this verification, your family’s information will be published in the print/online directory. You must opt-out, to not be published.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.