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


A huge thank you to everyone who made our #LA(Virtual)5K a success! We know this year is weird, and the #LA(Virtual)5K wasn’t half as fun as a real LAES 5K, but you all made the best of it and really showed up for our school and our community! THANK YOU!

Thank you to our wonderful #LA(Virtual)5K sponsors:

  • Emilio Sanchez, CFP at Morgan Stanley
  • Altara Systems
  • Nothing But Net Camps
  • Optimist Club of Vienna
  • Exterior Medics
  • Cloud IX Homes
  • Jonna Wooten – State Farm

Thank you to our amazing LAES Family Cheerleaders:

  • The Cunningham Family
  • The Sicard Family
  • Team Aimone
  • The Rooney Family
  • The Schopfer Family
  • The Forbes Family
  • The Herrmann Family
  • The Price Family
  • The Floyd Family
  • The Stattel Gang
  • The Suh Family
  • The Bang Family

Thank you to all our runners, joggers, and walkers who showed their LAES school & community spirit on Saturday by posting pictures, sending in their 5K times, eating at Fosters Grille, and so much more! You all are awesome!

Also, thank you to the folks behind the scenes: Erin Karney, #LA(Virtual)5K fundraising chair – Kristin Herrmann, LAES PTA President – Jerry Alexandratos, LAES Webmaster – Cathy Chen, LAES Treasurer – Lynn Stattel, LAES Dining for Dollars Chair – Reston Shirt & Graphic Co. – Fosters Grille.

Amazon Donations!

With fundraising being especially challenging in COVID times, please select Louise Archer PTA as your Amazon Smile charity. It is so easy and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the PTA.

How to add Louise Archer PTA as your Amazon Smile charity

  1. Go to and log into your Amazon account
  2. Go to “Account and Lists” and select “Your Amazon Smile”
  3. Select “Change Charity” and enter “Louise Archer Elementary PTA”
  4. Create a bookmark to make a shortcut to on your computer and use this link when shopping.

How to turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into “Settings”
  3. Tap “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

Please contact Regan Morgan with any questions. Thank you!

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.