An enterprising, former Louise Archer student is offering Java beginner coding classes. Please see the attached flyers for details.
As the 2019-20 academic year comes to a close, I would like to say THANKS to all of our outgoing PTA Board members for their services to the school, our children, and the PTA.
I would like to give a special ‘shout out’ to Roger Stattel. He has served as the PTA’s Treasurer for the last two years. Words can not express my appreciation. He has been my go to person during the first year of my PTA Presidency and makes the job of a Treasurer look easy. He talks and makes budget sheets understandable to all of us nonaccountants. We are truly going to miss his service to the PTA. Please send Roger an email, text, note to thank him for all he has done for Louise Archer. Thank you is not enough!
Over the summer, please continue to support Louise Archer families. Thank you to all that have donated and continue to donate for Giant gift cards even through Belong! Or by leaving a gift card on my doorstep. If you can please continue to contribute through this partnership with Belong! Or by leaving Giant gift cards on my door step. Through this extraordinary effort with “Belong!” which has partnered with several churches in Vienna to help support vulnerable families that have been affected by this pandemic. These funds will help support families in our pyramid, specifically Madison, Cunningham Park, Marshall Rd and Louise Archer and they continue to distribute gift cards weekly. We truly need folks to continue to donate either online or at my doorstep.
Gift cards can continue to be dropped off at my house in the box on my front porch at 343 Orchard St. NW, Vienna, VA 22180 and we will get them to Belong! For the weekly distribution to our families. To contribute to Belong!- Click on the Belong link below. Choose from the drop down menu once you click “Vienna Students Food Initiative.”
When you put in your amount, in the Address field- instead of the donor’s street address, write in your school (Louise Archer). The staff will be able to track all funds this way to ensure that these funds are used for the listed school only.
If you can please make a small donation this week as these families continue to need food assistance.
Have a good and safe summer!!
We hope that you all enjoy the Spring edition of the Sunshine Times. Congratulations to all the students who submitted their work. Please look for an opportunity to submit your stories, reviews, recipes, articles, comics, cross word puzzles and art next year. Have a great summer!
We still have several positions open:
Garden Club: Since our current chair did a fabulous job getting Weiler’s to sponsor our school garden the garden club chair position is easy peasy. We just need a PTA liaison to continue the relationship and communicate any needs between the school and our sponsor.
Picture Day Coordinator: We will need a picture day coordinator for next year. This person helps confirm the room is set up and coordinates the volunteers who help pass out the picture cards and manages the lines.
Walk to School/Safe Routes: We are looking for someone to help and shadow the current walk to school chair. So if you have younger kids and like to walk to school, this job is perfect for you!
Field Day: One of our two field day coordinator’s will be leaving after this year, so we are looking for one person to join the team. The main duty will be managing the ice for the event. This involves contacting Madison before the event and arranging a couple of pickups throughout the day.
Before and After School Programs: We are looking for 1 more chair for the Before and After School Activities team. Volunteers to either help organize some of the activities, and/or someone who is near the school from 4-5pm who can help with some of the day to day when needed. For example, when one of the vendors cancels a class or just doesn’t show up, and we need to help the school get the word out and get kids home etc.
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Alice Suh.
As the stay at home order continues, many of our local business are going through a difficult time. We at the Louise Archer PTA want to express our appreciation for the many businesses who have donated this year. Please keep these businesses in mind when shopping now (if open) or later when they re-open.
Affordable Lawn Sprinklers and Lighting
Autobahn Indoor Speedway
Ben & Jerry’s
Born to Dance
Bowers Design Build
Carlson Design Build
Church Street Pizza
Cloud IX Homes
Culinaria Cooking School
DJ mini tea
Downtown Vienna Dental
Emilio Sanchez – Morgan Stanley
Great American Restaurants
JL Tree Service
Jonna State Farm
Kaboff Cello School
Kiln & Co
Lemonade Sewing School
MedStar Capitals Iceplex
Melody Yazdani Studios
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Oakton Family Dentistry
Optimist Club of Vienna
Orange Theory Vienna
Pat E. Stack, Esq. Realtor
Pump It Up
Quality Graphics & Printing
Reston Hospital Center
Stella & Dot
Steven H. Berk, D.D.S.
The Art League
The International Music School
The Original Pancake House
The Sandwich Shop
The St. James
The Wine Outlet
Vienna Dental Centre
Virginia Tire & Auto
Weiler’s Lawn & Landscape
We would like to add Louise Archer to the Vienna Historic Registry – we need a volunteer or small committee work with the Vienna historical society to register the school. We are already a historical landmark by the town, this is just to add the school to the registry. Please contact Kristin Herrmann if you are interested.