Looking for Sunshine Times Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to "shadow" the Sunshine Times external operations during the 21-22 school year and then to take over these operations during the 22-23 school year. This role is currently held by the parent of a sixth grader.

The Sunshine Times is a newspaper published in the late winter and mid-spring to highlight student writing and artwork. Currently, two PTA parents work together to publish the newspaper. The operation is broken into two components:

  1. external operations — advertising the dates for student submissions, collecting and organizing the entries, writing students thank you notes, and distributing the newspaper to students and teachers
  2. design and publication — graphic design/newspaper layout and printing.

LAES is extremely lucky that our graphic designer will be staying on for the next few years.

Please let us know if you are interested in shadowing the external operations position. Time commitment is minimal; about 3 to 5 hours per publication.

Math Counts & Science Olympiad

5th and 6th grade families: Math Counts (6th grade only) and Science Olympiad (5th and 6th grade) will be returning this year. For details and the link to the information session sign up, please refer to Ms. Sahai’s email to parents sent out last week. Registration will be open on the PTA website immediately following the information session on September 14.

Before & After School Activities

Last days to register for Before And After School activities! Registration will close for most classes on Wednesday, September 15 at 9:00 pm. Note that LA Runners starts this week on Tuesday, September 14. Also, Chess added a few slots and will now take up to 30 students. Most other classes will start the week of September 20 and emails will go out prior to the start date for all participating families.

Please email us with any questions

2021-2022 Reflections Art Competition

Are your children looking for something fun to do to kick off this school year? Look no further than Reflections — they can paint, draw, compose, dance, sing, write, film and submit photographs! Louise Archer students have received recognition at the regional, state, and national levels and have a great time finding unique ways to express themselves.

The Reflections competition will be all-virtual this year, with the theme I Will Change the World By… you can find Guidelines on the Louise Archer PTA website! You can also learn more on the Virginia PTA website. Entries are due by October 13th, with an awards reception in November. We will celebrate all Louise Archer entries and participants at the reception, including with special treats and prizes.

President’s Message

Welcome families to the 2021-2022 school year at Louise Archer! Our PTA is ready and excited to make this school year one of the most amazing years yet. We are already planning several events for LAES students and families. Please don’t forget to go online to louisearcherpta.org to join the PTA. Our goal is to work closely with our amazing teachers and staff to support and facilitate the success of each and every student at Louise Archer, plus to ensure that they have a fun and memorable year.

Regan Morgan
PTA President

Yearbook Photos Wanted

The Yearbook Committee is getting ready for another great year at LAES, and we want to see your smiling faces! After navigating the challenges of distance learning, we want to gather photos of everyone back together in person for the wonderful school year ahead of us.

We invite you to share your photos from Back-to-School Day and the First Day of School so we can create long lasting memories to go into the next yearbook. If you’d like to share your photos, please send them to louisearcheryearbookpictures@gmail.com