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:

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.

Winter 2021: Stock the Fridge

It’s time to show the Louise Archer teachers and staff our appreciation! We will be “Stocking the Fridge” and the Teachers’ Lounge with snacks for the Teacher Work Day on January 25th! The teachers and staff will be in and out of the building that day in preparation for the next quarter.

Please consider signing up to donate items to Stock the Fridge. And if you do volunteer, please deliver to the front of the school on Monday, January 25 between 9- 9:30 am, or you can email me if you want to drop them off at my house at another time/day.

If you have questions, please contact LAES PTA Vice President Regan Morgan.

January Spirit Wear Update

New Year, new month, and new coupon!

Just use JAN21P to order Gildan tee-shirts and receive 15% off. To purchase these bread-and-butter shirts or for any other spirit wear, go to

With 18 design options and gobs and gobs of color and gear choices, you’re sure to find something special for you and/or your loved ones!

From the PTA President’s Desk

Happy MLK Weekend!

Thank you to everyone that attended the PTA meeting on Wednesday. So glad so many of you could join. It’s always good to see everyone even if it’s virtually. After Wednesday’s meeting the Executive team decided we don’t see a benefit for our PTA to meet to establish what I missed stated as a “goal” but really an advocacy priority. We will not have another meeting next week as discussed at Wednesday’s meeting. However, we have received a lot of comments from parents asking that we do more to get schools open for those that chose in person instruction. A group pf LAES parents have started an Advocacy Campaign “We Deserve A Choice” If you would like more information please contact

Remember there is no school on Monday for MLK and Wednesday for Inauguration.

Stay safe everyone!

Dining for Dollars – Elevation Burger

Where: Elevation Burger When: Wednesday, Jan 20th, 11:15-7:00pm How:

  1. Order using QR code or the website
  2. Then go to ORDER ONLINE and choose the Vienna location.
  3. Please tell cashier at the time of pick up about LAES and ask them to put the receipt in the blue donation bucket!

You can pick up their food in the lobby, or drive up to the curbside pickup area—which is next to the Hair Cuttery.

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!