Grocery Gift Cards for Donations

AGAIN a GIGANTIC Thank You to the many that have already provided grocery gift cards!

If you have the means and the ability to purchase any grocery store gift card (Giant is preferable), there will be a box on my door step for gift cards to be dropped into. Any amount is appreciated — $25 and $50 are most useful. You can purchase gift cards as part of a PEAPOD order if you are having groceries delivered.

If you can get me gift cards by Thursday, March 26 — I will make sure they get to LAES. Again please don’t make any additional trips to the store, but if you can purchase one or can add to a Peapod order that would be greatly appreciated. My address is 343 Orchard St. NW and the box will be on our front porch.

Kristin Herrmann

FCPS Grab and Go Meal Sites Moving to Curbside Service

FCPS is transitioning many of the grab and go meal sites at school locations to curbside service starting Friday, March 27, 2020.

View Complete List of Meal Sites and Times.

Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area. Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles.

Walk-ups are still welcome at all sites. Walkers are asked to use school sidewalks to safely navigate their walk to the pick-up stations.

Breakfast and lunch meals are available together and wherever meals are being distributed.

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Be sure to stand a minimum of 6 feet apart from others and practice regular hand washing, including prior to leaving a residence to pick-up meals, upon returning home, and before consuming food.

Message From the PTA President

First a GIGANTIC Thank You to the many that have already provided grocery gift cards. I especially appreciate the coordinated effort by the second grade to combine resources and only have one person go buy the gift cards. If you have the means and the ability to purchase any grocery store gift card (Giant is preferable), there will be a box on my door step for gift cards to be dropped into. Any amount is appreciated — $25 and $50 are most useful. You can purchase gift cards as part of a PEAPOD order if you are having groceries delivered. If you can get me gift cards by Friday — I will make sure they get to Michelle. Again please don’t make any additional trips to the store, but if you can purchase one or can add to a Peapod order that would be greatly appreciated. My address is 343 Orchard St. NW and the box will be on our front porch.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, I highly recommend you set one up. Our fabulous teachers and staff have been posting all kinds of great messages and information through twitter. The grade levels have twitter accounts and have been posting a lot of valuable information as well as our fabulous principal Mrs. Makrigiorgos. You do not have to “tweet” yourself to follow someone on Twitter.

Kristin Herrmann

Online Yearbook Sales Open

Happy to announce that online yearbook sales just opened!

All info is on the flyer and use ybpay.lifetouch.com to start your order(s)! If anyone needs to pay with check or cash, please let Yearbook committee know at yearbook@louisearcherpta.org.

Spreading Sunshine

We all could benefit from some sunshine!


The PTA and PTA Sunshine Committee would like to invite each Louise Archer family to join us in helping to stay connected during our time off. We encourage each family to create a sunshine image that should be displayed in a street facing window. Keep it in your window until we return to school. While getting outdoors with your families (on walks, bike rides and runs) see how many you can locate. We have families all over the town of Vienna! It would encourage our kids to exercise and stay connected, without electronics! We hope you’ll be “walking on sunshine” with us!

URGENTLY seeking volunteers for 2020-2021

Thank you Cathy Chen for volunteering to be our Treasurer the next two years.

Now we still have two more committees we are looking to fill IMMEDIATELY!

Treasurer: We need a new Treasurer for next year, but ideally would like someone to start shadowing the rest of this year for a smooth transition. This position is a 2 year term.

LA5K: We urgently need 2 co-chairs for the LA5K. Planning needs to start around May in order to secure a date for the race and a timing company. Then there is a big lull until August when the planning for the fall event starts.

Before and After School Programs: We are looking for 2 more chairs 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.

There will be more open positions and their descriptions to come! If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Alice Suh.

Louise Archer STEAM Fair

We regret to announce that this year’s STEAM Fair has been cancelled as it was difficult to commit to a rescheduled date. However, we highly encourage all students, who have begun their projects and even those who haven’t, to continue or begin working on them, if they would like to present their projects to their classmates. We are working with Mrs. Condra and she will coordinate with the class teachers to schedule time for the students to present in their classes.

Please email us at sciencefair@louisearcherpta.org if you have any questions.

Local History Lovers

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.