Sixth Grade Celebration Invitation Update

Kids will be receiving their formal invitation to the Sixth Grade Celebration on Friday, April 29th.

The Sixth Grade Celebration will take place on June 3rd from 7-9:30pm at the American Legion located at 330 Center St. Vienna, VA 22180

The deadline to buy tickets for the celebration as well to donate towards the class gift has been extended to May 13th.

Do not wait to the last minute as tickets won’t be sold at the door!

For tickets, donations, and information go to the Sixth Grade Celebration webpage.

Thank you,
Sixth Grade Celebration Committee

Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Mark your calendars! Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we love them with fun activities sponsored by the PTA!

Sunday, May 1st is our Teacher Appreciation kick-off event. Please come to Louise Archer from 6:30-7:30pm to chalk the school with messages of appreciation (weather dependent). Or chalk your walk and share pictures on the PTA Facebook page.

Start having your kids make cards for their favorite teachers and staff members. Our website includes a list of the fun activities going on all week to appreciate our teachers and what your student needs to bring!!!

If you have any questions, please contact April Buckley.

International Night News

The LAES PTA is excited to announce that International Night is back! It will be on Friday, May 6th (raindate May 13th) at 6pm on the LAES black top. We can accommodate up to 20 countries. If you would like to represent a country please click the SignUpGenius link below. Sign up is first come, first served. If the country you wanted is already selected, please pick another country to present or contact the family that signed up to see if collaboration is possible.

Since we will be outside this year, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, everyone will need to bring their own table to display their presentation. We are unable to provide electricity, but you may use sterno cans to keep food warm (propane gas grills/cooking is not allowed).

Any questions? Please send emails to We will follow up with presenters with more details once everyone is signed up.

We can’t wait to see what countries will be represented!

Deadline For Photo Submission

Sixth Grade Parents: The deadline is quickly approaching to submit photos for the Sixth Grade Slide Show and the for the baby picture game at the Sixth Grade Celebration.

Deadline is tomorrow, Monday, April 18th to submit 1 baby photo and up to 12 photos of your child from school events K-12.

Please remember the non-baby pictures should be from school events only throughout the students’ school years K-6. School events include field trips, class presentations, Sock Hop, Pizza Bingo, Skate Night, Field Day, etc. In order for us to ensure we include every student please caption/title/label your photos with the names of the students included and if possible, the activity and grade. (For example, Mary, Raul, and Kai at 4th Grade Jamestown field trip). You can add that information in Google photos, by clicking the little “i” in a circle in the upper right corner. Once selected, you will get the option to add the information to the photo description.

April Pop-Up Party

The Louise Archer PTA is sponsoring an April Pop-Up Party for our fantastic teachers and staff on Friday, April, 22nd. Teachers and staff will be making their own small flower arrangements. Vases can be dropped off from April 15-21 at April’s house at 554 Windover Ave NW.

Please drop off all vases and flowers to school on the afternoon of Thursday, April 21st or by 9am on Friday, April 22nd.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

PTA Meeting — Wednesday, Apr. 13th at 8pm 

The April 2022 PTA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 13th at 8pm via Zoom.

Please RSVP to The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of the meeting.

Sunshine Times Update

The Sunshine Times team is putting the finishing touches on the paper — we had many wonderful submissions! Everyone who submitted an entry will have a copy as soon as we get the copies back from the printer!

We are currently accepting entries for the last paper of this year! Please send art, prose, poetry, reviews/opinions, recipes, and puzzles to by April 29th.

Please make sure to include:

  • the title of the piece
  • the child’s name, grade
  • teacher’s name
  • a statement from the parent that they approve of the submission

One entry per child please

Science Olympiad News

The Louise Archer Science Olympiad team performed exceptionally at the Virginia Science Olympiad State Tournament held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on March 26th. The team of rookie 6th graders covered events in the areas of Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, Technology & Engineering as they prepared for and competed in events like Food Science, Experimental Design, Bridge Building, Meteorology, Solar System, Road Scholar, Rocks and Minerals, Ornithology to name a few. Our team of 15 sixth grade students covered all 23 events at a very difficult competition in the Middle School Division.

Through the combined efforts, intellectual stamina, and hard work of all of our team members, Louise Archer earned 5th place! This is a remarkable feat as the four schools ahead of Louise Archer are all middle schools. We are proud to bring home the 5th place trophy, a huge accomplishment in itself since we haven’t had the pleasure of a States level trophy placement since 2015! We are very proud of our entire team.

A huge gratitude for the commitment put forth by all the coaches, including many parents of our team members. Additionally, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the dedication of several former Louise Archer students as well as their parents who have had a long term relationship with our Science Olympiad program. These generous individuals willingly give up many hours of their personal time to educate and inspire young scientists in an effort to give back to a school and a community that gave them a start in the area of sciences.

Please congratulate the following States Team students (in alphabetical order) for their noteworthy accomplishment. This culminates a long and fulfilling season of collaboration, team work, and Sci Oly fun!

August Bhatt, Jude Bishop, Tiger Deng, Yenna Kang, Mihir Kashyap, Ryan Kirk, Luke Lauretti, Lucas Liu, Audrey Munoz, Gregory Peng, Areli Peralta, Zachary Qin, Brandon Sang-Zheng, Asli Ulku, Bryan Xi

Yearbook Pictures Assistance

The LAES Yearbook Committee is requesting assistance from LAES families to send in all school pictures of students during an LAES event, classroom activity, and/or anything LAES related to:

Please include:

  • LAES Event Name (if applicable) – Ex: LA 5K, Reflections, Spirit Wear
  • Teacher/Class (if applicable)
  • Grade

We’ll be accepting pictures until Friday, April 1st.

Thanks for your part in making this school year unforgettable!!

International Night News

International Night will be May 6th at 6pm on the LAES blacktop (rain date is May 13th).

For anyone interested in presenting a country, there will be a brief informational meeting at the end of the April 13th PTA Meeting.