From the PTA President’s Desk

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a good first week of virtual learning. This is certainly a new experience for all and we are all learning how to navigate the new normal. Thank you to everyone that participated in the first PTA meeting of the year. For those who missed it please visit the PTA website for the meeting minutes. While on the website, we are also hoping that you will join the PTA for the year, if you haven’t had the chance to do so yet.

Jean Simpson our fabulous librarian is running a daily WLATV news show during virtual learning. PTA committee chairs please remember she is happy to put any announcements about PTA events on WLATV. If someone has an announcement, please do the following:

  • Email Ms. Simpson with the details
  • Make sure to send the information at least 2-3 days in advance of when it needs to run on WLATV

Hope you are well.

Sign Up for Your 2020-21 LAPTA Membership

It’s time to join/re-join the PTA. Please go to the LAES PTA Website to purchase an individual or couples membership. And while you are there, also please consider donating! Every donation, large or small, makes a big difference. Please help in any way you can.

And if you choose to be a Family Cheerleader, you can get your family name on the LA5K t-shirt! (Just make sure to purchase the Family Cheerleader level by Oct 2nd).

Note: only the Family Cheerleader level includes a couples membership. You still need to add an individual or couples membership in addition to the other donations levels.

2020-2021 Reflections Art Competition

Are your children looking for something fun to do to kick off this virtual school year? Look no further than Reflections — they can paint, draw, compose, dance, sing, write, film and submit photographs! It’s a great way to create something special during the extra weeks we have before school starts and supplement and enrich their online learning this fall.

The Reflections competition will be all-virtual this year, with the theme “I Matter Because.” Guidelines are posted on the LAES PTA webpage, and online entry forms are coming soon! You can also learn more on the Virginia PTA website. Entries are due October 14th, with a virtual awards reception in November. We will celebrate all Louise Archer entries and participants at the reception, and special treats and prizes will await the kids even in the virtual format.

BoxTops for Education = Free Money for LAES!

Welcome back to school! Hoping you are ready to collect grocery and/or retail receipts to earn cash for Louise Archer Elementary School (LAES). As the Box Tops for Education PTA Coordinator for LAES, I want to share how scanning store receipts with participating Box Tops products is an easy way to help buy needed school supplies. Box Tops are worth 10 cents each which can quickly add up to cash for our school.

Now that the Box Tops for Education program is digital, the new mobile app can scan store receipts and automatically identify participating products, instantly adding Box Tops cash to our school’s earnings online. No clipping required!

This YouTube video clip shows how to scan and includes a link to subscribe to the program!

For more information, please visit the LAES PTA Website or the Box Tops for Education home page.

Thank you for your support!

Please email Karen Meade with any questions.