Poetry of the Pandemic Contest

Our very own Amelia Munoz, in Ms. Stohs’ class, wrote a beautiful poem about Perseverance during their poetry unit that was selected from more than 550 poems for the Washington Post’s "Poetry of the Pandemic" contest. You can find her piece here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/kidspost/2021/04/27/kidspost-selects-10-poems-poetry-pandemic-contest/?itid=sf_lifestyle-kidspost

Congratulations, Amelia, and to all of those in Ms. Stohs’ class who submitted poetry!

Teacher Appreciation Week Coming Up!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we love them with fun activities sponsored by the PTA!

Monday, May 3 is our Teacher Appreciation kick-off event. Please come to Louise Archer from 6:30-7:30 to chalk the school with messages of appreciation (weather dependent). Or chalk your walk and share pictures on the PTA Facebook page. PTA representatives will be at the school during this time as well and can collect notes/cards, school supplies, and gift cards during this time as well for the activities for the remainder of the week.

  • May 3rd: TAW Kick Off – Chalking the School/Chalk Your Walk
  • May 4th: Catered lunch from Mama Tigre/UberEats
  • May 5th: Words from the Heart
  • May 6th: School Spirit Day & Restock our Teachers
  • May 7th: LA Bingo & Card My Yard

Start having your kids make cards for their favorite teachers and staff members. Here’s the list of the fun activities going on all week to appreciate our teachers and what your student needs to bring!!!

If you have any questions, please contact April Buckley.

Children’s Book Drive

Now through May 9th
GCM IB candidate (and former LAES student) Malcolm Burbano is collecting new and gently used children’s books (infant through grade school) for Books Are Food For Your Brain, a local organization founded by retired teachers.

The books will be distributed in coordination with area food pantries. Donation boxes are located at:

  • 8707 Southern Pines (near Westbriar Elementary)
  • 2251 Cedar Lane (near Kilmer Middle)

Thank you for your support!

The Sunshine Times Student Newspaper

Latest edition of The Sunshine Times is out!! Please check this week’s Sunbeam email newsletter to access it.

Deadline for submission for the June edition is May 14th. Please see the PTA Website for submission guidelines.

May Spirit Wear Update

It’s May meaning it’s time for another spirit wear coupon!

Use code MAY21E to get 15% off tri-blend Tee shirts, perfect as the weather is warming up. Don’t forget that ALL orders over $50 get free shipping. To purchase, go to www.louisearcherspiritwear.com.

Need help customizing? Send an email to spiritwear@louisearcherpta.org, and our spiritwear chair will work with you to create the best gear for your family and friends.

Summer Camps

LA Summer Break Camps are coming back this summer including Outdoor Sports Camp with Coach Licari and Coach Worsham. Details will be coming soon.

From the Desk of the PTA President

Hello Louise Archer Families! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Regan Morgan and I am excited to serve as your PTA president for the remainder of this year and next year. My daughter is in Ms. Toth’s 5th grade class, and we have loved being a part of the Louise Archer community ever since she joined the school in 3rd grade.

We have the most incredible and active PTA that runs programs that benefit all of the Louise Archer students. Have you ever run the 5K or watched your child dance at the Sock Hop? Has your child ever gotten a book at the Book Fair or yelled BINGO during Pizza Bingo? Have they ever loved having friends sign their yearbook? These are just some of the fantastic programs that are put on by the PTA, and we need your help to keep them going next year. Please take a look at the below open committee positions and email us to volunteer or to learn more.

  • Pizza Bingo/Silent Auction Co-Chair (4 co-chairs needed)
  • Sock Hop Co-Chair (2 co-chairs needed)
  • Yearbook Committee Co-Chair (2 co-chairs needed)
  • Picture Day Coordinator
  • Before/After School Committee Co-Chair
  • Green/Garden Committee Chair
  • Volleyball Chair
  • Odyssey of the Mind Chair
  • Box Tops for Education/Loyalty Rewards Program Chair
  • Reflections Co-Chair
  • Walk and Wheels Committee Chair

Thanks so much!

Dining for Dollars

Dining for Dollars Event:

  • Where: Chick-fil-A on Maple Avenue
  • When: Monday 4/19 from 6:30am – 10:00pm

Mobile orders only! Download the Chick-fil-A app, place orders using “Spirit Day” in the comments, and earn money for LAES. Students wearing the school logo when picking up their orders will get a free mystery menu digital offer card (one item per student, while supplies last).

One randomly selected guest will win free Chick-fil-A for a week! The more times you place an order using “Spirit Day” in the comments, the more entries you will receive for 7 full meal digital offer cards.

Sixth Grade Celebration!

6th Grade Celebration News:
This year’s 6th Grade Celebration will look different than in past years. Much of it will be virtual and as much as possible will be in person. Please review the attached SUG and sign up where you can!

The 6th Grade Drive Through Ceremony and Car Parade will be held on June 7th and time TBD. We are waiting on confirmation from Mrs. Makrigiorgios. We will need volunteers to make this event a success!

Read more…

Thank You

A big THANK YOU to Weiler’s Lawn and Lanscape for their incredible work on the LAES school grounds. Their recent Spring cleaning has made our school look the best in town.

We love you, Weiler’s!