Support LAES PTA with the Safeway Foundation

Safeway Foundation - Raise funds for LAES PTA

Our local Safeway at 3043 Nutley St., Fairfax, VA will be raising money for Louise Archer PTA from August 1-31 via the Safeway Foundation. Please show your support and shop for groceries at Safeway this coming month.

During the month of August, you can show your school spirit by making a monetary donation at this Safeway location. All funds raised by Safeway Foundation and this store will be donated to LAES PTA.

PTA Open Positions for 2021-22!

Calling all volunteers!! The PTA needs you for 2021-2022!!

We have a critical need for help, including two very important committees – Pizza Bingo and Yearbook. Pizza Bingo is one of the biggest PTA fundraisers for the year.

The following positions are open and really need volunteers:

  • Pizza Bingo/Silent Auction Co-Chair (4 co-chairs needed)
  • Yearbook Committee Co-Chair (2 co-chairs needed)
  • Reflections Co-Chair
  • Before/After School Committee Co-Chair
  • Volleyball Chair
  • Running Club Chair

Please email Regan Morgan or Lynde Herzbach if you are interested or would like more information.

Demmy Devenger Award

This award annually goes to the parent volunteer who exemplifies the spirit of community by generously assisting in any possible way to make our school a better place. Our award winner this year has demonstrated this commitment over the course of her children’s time at Louise Archer as a room parent, 6th grade celebration chair, volleyball game chair, VP and PTA president. Her kind and welcoming speech to our incoming class as PTA president, motivated me to get on board with the PTA and so many others over the years (including this Sunbeam chair). Her dedication to Louise Archer is to be commended and she is going to be greatly missed by the entire Louise Archer family.

It is with pleasure that I award the 2021 Demmy Devenger Award to Abby Shannon. Congratulations!!

Regan Morgan

Thank You

Last week, we missed thanking our wonderful clinic aide Ms. Evensen for her help with the 6th Grade graduation celebrations. Sorry about that and we appreciate you, Ms. Evensen.

Thank You to Parents & Farewell to the 6th Graders

We can all agree how bittersweet it is as we wind up our last week of school at Louise Archer. While our kids missed out on the best traditions of the LAES Sixth Grade, we have seen resilience that many of us didn’t know they could even possess. Tomorrow our families will participate in a Promotion Ceremony and there will be other celebratory events throughout the week. We want to extend thank you’s to the following people:

Jennifer Alford (who doesn’t know that I’m actually putting this in): she created by hand every single sign that you will see as you drive through the promotion ceremony (Come back at the end of the day to pick up your sign. Please leave it here so all kids can enjoy the decorations!)

  • Slide Show
    • Laura Lee
    • Gergana Jostova
  • Decorations
    • Erin Ramana
    • Sheila Lianos
  • Gift Bags
    • Julianne Mutersbaugh
    • Mabet DeLange
    • Sharon Hong
    • Malini Iyer
    • Jessica Plowgian
  • Baby picture game
    • Jessica Sartorius
    • Erin Moseley
  • Balloon Arch
    • Erin Ramana

And many others who spent time working on this including Shawdi Assar, Rachel Nusbaum, and Sheeba Rooney.

This is not a goodbye but a "See you in the Fall at Thoreau, Luther Jackson, or maybe another school, and certainly around town." Louise Archer is a special school where the Sun Always Shines! 🙂

Abby and Jennifer

The Sunshine Times 2nd Issue is Here

With this year’s second issue of The Sunshine Times, we celebrate the perseverance and resilience of Louise Archer students. The pandemic challenged them in ways many had never experienced, but they are courageous kiddos. The artwork, poetry and prose in this issue shows just how strong they really are.

Leslie and Sarah

Yearbooks are Here

6th Grade Families

  • Those who placed online orders, will receive yearbooks during the celebration drive-through on June 7th
  • Extra yearbooks for 6th grade families only will be available for purchase at the front office from 9am to 2pm June 8th
    • Only cash and checks (made payable to LAES PTA) will be accepted
    • Hard cover copies – $25
    • Soft cover copies – $20

K-5th Grades

  • For in-person students – Those who placed online orders, will receive yearbooks in class from their teachers.
  • For virtual students – Those who placed orders online, can pick up yearbooks on June 9th and June 11th from 11am – 1pm via curbside pick up.
  • Any extra yearbooks left will be available for sale on June 9th and June 11th

LAES Sports Camp Registration is Open

Summer Sports Camp registration is still open! These camps will be taught by your favorite PE teachers and the Sports & Games for Kids staff.

Two sessions are still open for registration:

  • Aug 2-6
  • Aug 9-12

Camp is open to rising 1st through 7th grades and will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Registration is open on the Louise Archer PTA website until the sessions are full. Email us with questions.

Order Your School Supply Kit

School Supply Kits are now available for order.

Enter our school code 93768 and choose your student’s grade level for the 21-22 school year. Kits are offered at a discount price, so don’t miss out! Orders can be placed through Friday, June 11th. Kits will be delivered to school and will be ready for your student in their teacher’s classroom before school begins!

code: 93768

Madison HS Summer Camps

Madison High School is offering sports camps this summer for baseball, basketball, field hockey, volleyball and wrestling. For more information and to register for the camps, visit: