Need Volunteers

We need three volunteers per night. We realize the shifts are long. However, due to COVID we are trying to reduce the number of people in the building and interactions. For those parents that are missing Louise Archer; it’s an opportunity to be in the school!

Here is the link to the SUG:

From The Desk of the PTA President

Happy School Picture Day or should I say School Picture Week:

I hope everyone enjoyed the snow day. If you haven’t already please use the links below to sign up for a slot for your student(s) picture. Every students needs a slot. (It is NOT one slot per family! It’s one slot per student.)

Louise Archer Picture Days will look different this year. Please read below for detailed instructions.

We have scheduled student picture days for February 23-25 from 5-8pm at Louise Archer. If you would like your child to participate, please access the SignUp Genius forms below. You will find more details provided there, including ordering instructions. If you choose not to have your child’s photo taken, we will send information on how to submit a photo to be included in the yearbook at a later date. Please click here for the COVID protocols that will be in place for picture day.

Once you sign up for a picture time slot, you will be provided a reminder. The health safety form will be emailed to you the day of your appointment.

Picture Day Sign Up Form:

We are also in need of volunteers for Picture night. We need three volunteers per night. We realize the shifts are long. However, due to COVID we are trying to reduce the number of people in the building and interactions. For those parents that are missing Louise Archer; it’s an opportunity to be in the school!

Here is the link to the SUG:

Hope you see you at Picture Night.

February Spirit Wear Update

Hello there, snow, and hello there, new coupon!

For the month of February enjoy 20% off all zip ups listed below if you use the code FEB21P at check out.

For all orders, go to

Yearbooks are on Sale NOW!

Price is $18. Personalization and enhancements are also available. See flyer for details.

Order online at, school code 2975521.

Thank you!

Buy A Yearbook Spirit Ad

Buy A Yearbook Spirit Ad! Place a shout-out ad for your child in the yearbook for $25! Send your student a special message in the Louise Archer yearbook.

  • Accepting 6th grade messages only from Jan 21st to Feb 15th.
  • Open to entire school (K-6) Feb 15th until March 22nd.


  • Limit – 2 ads per family
  • No Double Ads
  • Each ad space is $25.
  • Payment must be made via the Louise Archer PTA website.
  • No cash or checks accepted!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Image Requirements: Please create your advertisement as a jpeg file at 300 dpi and no bigger than 10 MB.
  • Please design your advertisement to a 5” x 7” dimension either horizontal or vertical.
  • The actual printed size will be 3.5” x 2.5”. We will inform you if there are any resolution issues with your advertisement.
  • offers free templates to help with the design of your ad.

Link to a dedicated Shutterfly share site will be sent after payment is received.

Save the Date – LAES PTA Virtual Bingo

Get ready for a new PTA Pizza Bingo event this year – VIRTUAL BINGO!

Mark your calendars and please join us on Friday, March 12, from 5:30-6:30pm for our first ever LAES PTA Virtual Bingo and Lombardi’s Pizza Dining for Dollars event! We will be raffling off gift cards that the students will love and there may be a surprise Bingo caller or two through the hour.

Use this link to volunteer to purchase a student friendly $5 gift card to be raffled off as prizes during the event. Thank you!

Principal and Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

In honor of Principal and Assistant Principal Appreciation Week, the PTA and the Sunshine Committee have created a padlet. We want every student to leave a message for Mrs. Makrigiorgos and Mrs. Condra letting them know how much we appreciate them. Its going to be one big virtual hug!

  • Students will need to sign into Padlet with their FCPS Google accounts (
  • Please note that due to possible digital citizenship issues, every post will be reviewed before it becomes active in the Padlet. This means students may not see their posts appear immediately after recording a message, writing a note, drawing a picture etc. for Ms. Condra and Ms. Makrigiorgos.

For Michelle:

For Jennifer:

Sunshine Times

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!


  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 22. Kids should have their parents send a short story, poem, artwork, recipes, reviews, etc. (one item per child) to

Parents should indicate that they approve of the submission and include the name of their child’s teacher and grade.

Box Tops for Education

The Box Tops for Education spring program is underway.

After downloading the Box Tops new app, you’ll be able to scan store receipts and earn cash for Louise Archer. The app automatically finds participating products on your receipts and instantly adds cash to your school’s earnings online.

For more information, please visit the LAES PTA box tops program link – or the direct box tops link

Louise Archer ES thanks you for your support! Please email Karen Meade with any questions.

Yearbook 2020-21 – Art Contest Results

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

The yearbook team is happy to announce the finalists of our LAES 2020-21 Yearbook cover art contest:

  • 1st place: Stella Hong – Grade 6, Mrs. Sahai (to be featured on the front cover)
  • 2nd place: Amy Grace Cha – Grade 3, Ms. Skousen
  • 3rd place: Dawsyn "Grace" Schwitzer – Grade 2, Ms. Stohs

Congratulations to Stella, Amy Grace and Dawsyn!

Thank you to all the students and their families for the time and effort it took to create and deliver such meaningful art in a very extraordinary year!

Keep sending in your photos to!