Current PTA Open Chair/Volunteer Positions (2023-2024)

If you’re interested in any of the open positions or would like more information, please feel free to email Lynde Herzbach or anyone on the Executive Committee.

  • Book Fair Chair
  • Dining for Dollars Coordinators
  • Directory Chair
  • Faculty Volleyball Game Coordinator
  • Field Day Chair
  • International Night Chair
  • Membership & Donations Chair
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Picture Day Coordinator
  • Pizza Bingo / Silent Auction Chairs
  • President
  • Reflections Chair
  • Room Representative Chair
  • Sixth Grade Celebration Chair
  • STEAM Fair Chairs
  • Volunteer Chair
  • Webmaster
  • Yearbook Chairs

2023 Sixth Grade Celebration

The Louise Archer Elementary School (LAES) 6th Grade Celebration is just two weeks away! At the end of the 6th grade year, the LAES PTA hosts a celebration for all 6th grade students to mark the exciting transition from elementary school to middle school. The information for the 2023 celebration:

Friday, June 9, 2023
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
400 Center Street Soutd
Vienna, VA 22180

Full details can be found on the Sixth Grade Celebration webpage.

To ensure the event is a success and that our 6th graders are properly supervised, we need a few 6th Grade parent/caregiver volunteers to help on Friday, June 9th.

Volunteers for this event are limited to 6th Grade parents/caregivers only.

Questions? Reach out to the 6th Grade Celebration Co-Chairs, Shannon Aimone and Wendy Bang.

PTA Meeting – Thursday, May 25th at 8pm

The May 2023 PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th 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.

Need a reminder? Add this meeting to your calendar.

Dining for Dollars – Pupatella RESTON

Our next Dining for Dollars is at Pupatella RESTON (1821 Wiehle Ave, Reston, VA 20190) this Wednesday, (May 24th) between 11:30am-9:00pm.

Please make sure to mention Louise Archer PTA when ordering/purchasing.

Two Critical Open Positions for LAES PTA 2023-2024 School Year

The PTA is in search of a President and a Co-Webmaster. The new President will start next school year for a two year term. The Co-Webmaster will shadow/assist our current webmaster and eventually take over the position. Both of these positions are critical to PTA function and organization.

The job requirements for the President include:

  • Oversees and coordinates the executive board
  • Presides at PTA meetings and executive board meetings
  • Meets with the school administration before each PTA meeting
  • Assists committee chairs with PTA resources, organization, and communication
  • Designated as an authorized signer for PTA checks, contracts, and authorizations for payment
  • Works with other PTA leaders to connect families, school, and community

The Co-Webmaster will assist with organizing, maintaining, and updating the PTA website and related technology. The PTA will also be transitioning to more user-friendly and less bespoke technology options over the next year. The Co-Webmaster will assist with the transition.

Please reach out with any questions or for more information to either Lynde or Jerry.

Without these critical positions, the PTA cannot continue all the events and support it provides to our school, students, staff, and families.

Summer Sports Camp

There are still spaces for the Summer Sports Camps! The camps are run by LAES’ PE teachers and the Sports & Games LLC staff.

The sessions are: June 19-23, June 26-30, and July 31–August 4.

Registration will be open on the LAES PTA website until the sessions are full. Camp will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Note that due to school renovations, the sports camp will be held at Vienna Adventist Academy this summer.

Email us with questions.

International Night is Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow, May 18th between 6-8pm for International Night. There will be presentations from around the world and fun for the whole family.

A few things to know:

  1. It’s not too late to RSVP.
  2. Parking is available at the church but do not park in the reserved spots with signs.
  3. There will be boxes to collect donations for the last food drive of the year.

A big Thank You! to our volunteering families:

Femenella – Guatemala
Peralta – Mexico
Dornsife – Jordan
Hashkes Halawani – Jerusalem
Chunrong – China
Jacobstein – Kosovo
Budaichiev – Kyrgyz Republic
Das – India
Munoz – Switzerland
Burgess – Colombia
Herzbach – Ireland
Chung – Korea

Join Us this Friday for International Night

LAES PTA is proud to announce: International Night 2023 will be back this year in person and indoors!

Friday May 19th 6-8pm

Set-up time for presenting families: 5pm

Field Day is Coming

This year’s Nickelodeon themed field day will be on June 9, 2023, and will be held at Louise Archer Elementary School. We are looking for volunteers to provide supplies and support stations to make this year’s event a success! This year will feature three separate Field Day sessions and volunteers can sign up using the Sign Up Genius.

End-of-Year Food Collection

Louise Archer ES is reaching out for an end-of-year food collection to support our food insecure families. We will be collecting items through Monday, May 22nd. Please, nothing after this date. Boy Scout Pack 78 has graciously agreed to pack the bags and BRAWS is providing feminine supplies. If you’re willing and able to contribute supplies, here is a list of suggestions:

  • 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
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar soap
  • Feminine Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned Goods (especially veggies)
  • Meal Prep things
  • Grocery Gift Cards
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • Sponges
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Reusable grocery bags