PTA Open Positions for 2021-22

The PTA needs volunteers for 2021-2022!! If you have ever considered volunteering, we have many open chair and co-chair positions for next year, and are looking for volunteers who would like to be involved in making Louise Archer such a special place. The following positions are open, please email Regan Morgan or Lynde Herzbach if you are interested or would like more information:

  • Pizza Bingo/Silent Auction Co-Chair (4 positions)
  • Sock Hop Co-Chair (2 positions)
  • Yearbook Committee Co-Chair (2 positions)
  • Picture Day Coordinator
  • Before/After School Committee Co-Chair
  • Green/Garden Committee Chair
  • Volleyball Chair
  • Sunbeam Chair
  • Odyssey of the Mind Chair
  • Box Tops for Education/Loyalty Rewards Program Chair
  • Reflections Co-Chair
  • Walk and Wheels Committee Chair

Yearbook Deadlines

  • Yearbook photo submissions end 4/2
  • Student portraits Snaps @Home submissions end 4/2
  • Yearbook Sales end 4/15

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!

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:

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!

Yearbook 2020-21 Needs Help!

Calling all families and staff of the LAES community, the yearbook needs your help!

We need candids of students participating in class, online or in-person, kids working out in front of their computers for P.E., playing instruments for band or strings, displaying artwork to their peers in art class, PBLs, virtual parties, spirit days…anything school related. Email your photos to and be sure to include the student’s name and grade.

Help us create a historical document of this unprecedented year that our students can proudly look back on.

To ensure every student at Louise Archer is represented in the yearbook, please help spread the word by sharing this message with everyone you know in the LAES community.

Photos of LAES students and/or staff only please.

Free Student Meal Program

FCPS is encouraging ALL families to take advantage of the free student meal program. FCPS would like to provide every student in FCPS access to a healthy meals during this pandemic.

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go meals, as well as other Fairfax county children that are eighteen (18) years and under. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children’s meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well. The closest grab and go locations to Vienna include Cunningham Park Elementary Schools, Luther Jackson Middle School, and South Lakes Highschool. Meals are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m daily. Schedule is adjusted due to inclement weather so check the site listed below.

More information can be found here.

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. Please wear a mask when picking up meals.

Here is the schedule for Winter Break –

Need Volunteers for Room Parents

These following classes are still looking for a Room Parent to represent the class. Please consider volunteering. If you have any questions about the Room Parent position, please email me at

  • Werley
  • Drost/Schulman
  • Fitzpatrick
  • Choi
  • Savage
  • Garrahan