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5K and Fun Run

The 10th Annual Louise Archer 5K and Fun Run will be held on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 am. More information coming soon! Race InformationBusiness Sponsorship Family SponsorshipVolunteer!5K ResultsRegister Contact: la5k@louisearcherpta.org

Acting for Young People

Students will use their own unique qualities as they learn to act, using theater games, improvisation, storytelling, and text. Through individual and group activities young actors will build their actor's toolbox, gain confidence, and each will make a significant contribution to the final presentation held on the last day of class. Great for students with …

After School All Stars

Come join the Sports & Games, LLC staff on Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons in a variety sports, games and activities that promote an active, healthy lifestyle. We will be teaching the kids how to be lifelong physically active individuals through a variety of different game and activities that they can do with family and friends …

Basketball

Come out and PLAY! Get ready for the basketball season with preseason training. We will bounce between skill development, intramural play and game building competitions including knock out, hot-shots, and free throw competitions. Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned player, we will challenge you to improve your game, experience competitive play, …

Before School All Stars

Louise Archer’s students can experience a sampling of different team sports including soccer, basketball, hockey and team handball plus games such as scramble, builders and bulldozers, friendship tag, star wars, pin dodge, catch-up, mat ball, and more. Children can release some energy, get some exercise, learn new sports and games, and socialize! Values such as …

Before School Flag Football and Flag Games

Come out and enjoy fun filled non-contact flag football with the Sports & Games, LLC staff plus two of your favorite teachers! Improve your football skills such as passing, running, catching, punting and kicking. Emphasis will include skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship by playing intramural style flag football and related games. Weather permitting, we will …

Book Fair

The LAES Book Fair is coming! Come by and shop for the latest and greatest children’s books at this annual fundraiser organized by the LAES Library and the PTA.  The Fair will be held November 4-8, 2019 in the LAES Library.  Students and families will be able to purchase books during the teacher workdays, regular …

Book Swap

The Book Swap is the last PTA event of the year and a student favorite. Students bring in their unwanted books and trade them for new hidden treasures. Book donations should be appropriate for those in kindergarten through sixth grade. Students can donate as many books as they'd like and take home an equal number …

Box Tops

Please email Karen Meade with any questions. More information here.

Building Use Requests

To reserve a space at Louise Archer: - Email the PTA building use coordinator with the time, date, requested location, and number of people.  Please specify if there will be students at the event.  Reserved space is limited to the cafeteria, teachers lounge or gym.  No classrooms may be reserved. - Requests should be made …

Business Sponsorship

Become an LA5K sponsor today to support local families and students! Have your business logo included on the 10th annual LA5K t shirt that is worn by hundreds of people throughout the year. Contact: la5k@louisearcherpta.org

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Chess Club

Chess Club is taught by experienced Silver Knights Chess players and educators using a curriculum developed by National Masters. Each weekly session is a mix of learning and play. Playing chess is a great way to develop a child’s critical thinking skills, sportsmanship, and patience — all while having fun! The morning and afternoon session …

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Craft Masters

Our D-I-Y class is for all you artsy- craftsy kids who love to express yourselves with one-of-a-kind masterpieces and crafts from around the world. Discover your crafty side and sharpen your creativity as we design many mementos to be treasured.  Brought to you by Little Scholars. Day and Time: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pmGrades: 2-6Location: CafeteriaDates: 2/5, …

Dining for Dollars

Ledo Pizza 9/25/2019 Foster's Grille & TeaDJM 10/18/2019 Chipotle 11/12/2019 Social Burger 12/11/2019 Panera Bread 1/16/2020 MOD Pizza 2/13/2020 Vienna Inn 3/10/2020 Church Street Pizza 4/20/2020 Contact: diningfordollars@louisearcherpta.org

Directory

Do you want to be included in the Louise Archer directory? We are using a web-based system to allow parents to verify or edit their own directory listings. You should have received an email from the PTA directory team. Please respond to it by verifying your information, it should take no more than five minutes. If …

Electronics with Minecraft Redstone

Electronics with Minecraft Redstone allows students to explore electronics in a virtual world using Minecraft’s Redstone blocks, which act as wires on a breadboard. Students can build constructs representing electrical circuits and simple computer projects that are built in the real world. Instruction provided by STEM exCEL. Day and Time: Thursdays, 4:00-5:05 pmGrades: 1-6Location: CafeteriaDates: …

Entrepreneurs Club

If you like “Shark Tank,” this club is for you! Students select a “business idea,” learn to develop a business plan and make a “pitch” presentation on the last day. Students also role-play as CEOs for leading companies (Apple, Under Armour, Amazon, Tesla, Coke) and work in groups to make strategic recommendations to address real …

Faculty Volleyball Game

Information coming soon. Contact: facultybasketball@louisearcherpta.org

Field Day

Information coming soon. Contact: fieldday@louisearcherpta.org

Garden Club

Information coming soon. Contact: courtyard@louisearcherpta.org

Guitar Club

Turn up the volume and rock out with Guitar Club this semester! Guitar Club provides students in 2nd Grade and UP the opportunity to grab a guitar and have fun playing music with friends. Our encouraging and experienced teachers are ready to help your child develop their own musical ability, self-confidence, and creativity as they …

Hip Hop

Come experience the elements of dance through warm up, technique classes, and choreography! The class will offer dance training of current styles and trends and skills, as well as responsibility and sportsmanship. Instructors are positive, motivating, and fun! (Comfortable dance attire and sneakers required. No socks, sandals or open-toed shoes.) Class will be divided into …

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International Night

Information coming soon. Contact: internationalnight@louisearcherpta.org

Join and Support the Louise Archer PTA

Join the Louise Archer PTA today to stay connected, have a voice, take advantage of discounts, and be involved in your child's school. Join today to make a difference! The Louise Archer PTA takes an active role in ensuring that our children receive excellent educational, enrichment, and social programs - it's what makes Louise Archer …

Junior Optimists

A community service club for 4th – 6th Graders at Louise Archer. Students meet before school one Wednesday morning a month. We run the school recycling program, organize Toys for Tots, collect money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and are always thinking up new projects to better our school and community. Day and Time: …

LA Runners

Louise Archer Runners is an exercise program that meets twice/week on the outdoor running track, weather permitting. The program includes short- and long-distance running and running-based games, and is designed to keep students active throughout the session. Students who are members of safety patrols, WLA-TV, or have other commitments are welcome to attend for as …

LA5K and Fun Run

LA5K Registration

Register now at LA5K.Racewire.com.  Please note this is a new registration process for this year and that you go through and register each individual separately, but then can pay all together at the end. Contact: la5k@louisearcherpta.org

LA5K Volunteers

Fundraising Help: We have a great fundraising chair but need some people to help her out. The LA5K is the largest fundraiser for the school, and we hope some volunteers can help out with getting sponsors this year to continue our success in fundraising.MC: We need an adult to be the MC.  We take care …

LAES PTA Enrichment Program Release

LAES PTA ENRICHMENT PROGRAM RELEASE Participant Waiver & Release Please read this document carefully before agreeing. Whereas, the Louise Archer Elementary School PTA ("LAES PTA") as a service to its members and students, provides various enrichment activities for the students at Louise Archer Elementary School (LAES): This is to certify that the undersigned, as parent/guardian …

Lego Robotics

Silver Knights Robotics uses LEGO® WeDo 2.0 in our enrichment classes. Each session includes different projects so material doesn’t repeat.LEGO WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on activity that combines the LEGO® brick, child-friendly software, and engaging projects which inspire children to explore the world of robotics. Each pair of children works with a tablet and a …

Louise Archer Spirit Wear

The school year is starting, and it's time to pick out some new spirit wear to show your pride in Louise Archer ES! Families and friends can go to www.louisearcherspiritwear.com to order shirts, sweatshirts, pants, and more. There are several new options for styles and colors, and with 18 updated logo designs, you can make the perfect choices for you and …

Loyalty Rewards – Educational Rebates

Harris Teeter “Together in Education” (TIE) Earn Free Cash for Louise Archer ES Registration starts August 1, 2018Program Dates: August 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 Link your Harris Teeter VIC card beginning August 1 and earn free cash for Louise Archer. When you shop Harris Teeter Brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated …

Math Counts

Louise Archer 5th and 6th Grade students can sign up for the Mathcounts Club program at our school (note there will be two sessions one for 5th and one for 6th grade). Mathcounts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style …

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Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that allows students’ knowledge and ideas to come to life. Students learn to identify a problem, brain­storm solutions, evaluate ideas, select the best one, and then develop it. The process encourages creative, critical, and innovative thinking in a safe environment. Visit the Odyssey of the …

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Piano Club

Join Piano Club and learn to play the piano the colorful way! Our experienced and encouraging teachers do a great job with both beginning and advanced students. Each session includes a set of awesome songs to learn as we get ready for the Big Show. Instruments provided during class. Instruction provided by FineArtsMatter. Day and …

Pizza Bingo

Yay!  The day is almost here - LAES PTA Pizza Bingo is this Friday!  Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. Can I drop my child off for Pizza Bingo? - NO!  Pizza Bingo is not a drop off event.  This is a family centered evening so please stay with your children. Is Pizza Bingo a free event? - There is no cost to attend Pizza Bingo.  You …

Program Summary Fall 2019

Before and After School Activities Sponsored by the Louise Archer PTA Some programs are now closed for registration, please look at the program page for details. *Note: Math Counts and Science Olympiad have additional requirements and days for participation.

Program Summary Winter/Spring 2020

Before and After School Activities Sponsored by the Louise Archer PTA Program Registration is now closed. *Note: Math Counts and Science Olympiad have additional requirements and days for participation.

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PTA Forms

After Action Report After Action Report Form   Financial Forms Deposit Form Disbursement Form PDF Check Disbursement Form

PTA Members/Donors

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Race Info

Race Day Schedule 7:00 am – Packet Pickup is open7:30 am – The DJ will start spinning some tunes7:45 am – Warm Up with the Sun for the 1k8:00am – 1k Start (course will be around the LA field and then back along the track) – we ask that strollers please start at the back …

Race Results

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Reflections

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Louise Archer Students have won awards at the State and …

Rules of Conduct

Louise Archer Elementary School PTA Enrichment Programs 2019-2020 Rules of Conduct Children and parents need to review this information and agree in order to participate! Students Must: Recognize that participation in LAES enrichment programs is a privelege and NOT a right.Stay with assigned group at all times and inform instructor before leaving the class area …

School Supply List

The deadline has passed to order school supply kits online, but you can view the list of recommended supplies. If you ordered a school supply kit last spring, these kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom and available for you at Open House.

Science Olympiad

Our Science Olympiad team went to our first tournament of the season at National Cathedral School in Washington D.C. on Saturday.  Due to a conflict with LEGO Robotics State tournament, we only had a partial team represent us. Many students stepped up to cover events for others often going from one session to the next …

Sensational Science

This program has been cancelled for low enrollment.

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Sixth Grade Celebration

6th Grade Celebration Update: Due to Covid-19 and the closure of school we will not be able to have the formal 6th grade celebration that we had planned on. We are waiting to see how the next 6-8 weeks unfold and then will provide an update with an alternative plan. Our goal is to gather …

Skate Night

When: February 1st from 6:10 - 8:00 pm  Where: SkateQuest-Reston    Please join us this Saturday for Louise Archer Skate Night. There will be a DJ, Disco Ball, and concessions available. The price for admission is $10/person and includes skate rentals (cash or check only). This is a family event and hope to see students, …

Soccer

Join the Love the Ball Soccer Program.  A great way for your children to get active and have fun outdoors after school. Learn new skills and meet new friends in a safe and encouraging environment with professional, friendly coaches. The class will meet in the field outdoors.  Instruction provided by Love the Ball. Day and …

Sock Hop

The sock hop will be Friday, November 8. More information coming soon. Contact: sockhop@louisearcherpta.org

Spanish

A fun, interactive way to learn Spanish through writing, songs, stories and games. KidSpanish instructors use the first four units of the Hola Niños Program that cover greetings, numbers, feelings, colors, animals, body parts, days of the week, and some foods. Brought to you by KidSpanish. Day and Time: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pmGrades: K-3Location: Teachers' LoungeDates: …

Standing Rules

Louise Archer Elementary School PTA Standing Rules Revised September 2016 Name of Organization: Louise Archer Elementary School PTA Employer ID:  510250536      National PTA Number: Council Affiliation:                District Affiliation: State Affiliation: The Louise Archer PTA is affiliated with the National PTA and the Virginia PTA and as such is governed by the Local Unit Bylaws and …

Steam Fair

The Louise Archer Steam Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, during the school day and from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Steam Fair is open to all Louise Archer students. Come showcase a project you have done in class or create a new one! To register, students should sign up in their classroom …

Sunbeam

The Sunbeam is the PTA Weekly e-mail newsletter. Sign up for the Sunbeam Contact:  sunbeam@louisearcherpta.org

Sunshine Committee

The Sunshine Committee is an ongoing committee that provides appreciation for the Louise Archer Staff throughout the school year. Help the Sunshine Committee The Sunshine Committee is always accepting donations of glass vases and baskets. Ribbon of all types is also appreciated: wide, thin, satin, grosgrain, etc. Please no giftwrap ribbon. All donations can be …

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The Sunshine Times Student Newspaper

he 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! TOP 5 REASONS TO WRITE FOR THE SUNSHINE TIMES 1. See your name in print!2. Get a hard copy of the newspaper to bring home!3. Write (or draw!) …

Upcoming Events for Parents of Special-Needs Children

Please visit the Fairfax County SEPTA website for their complete list of upcoming events.

Volunteer Opportunities

Photographers Needed International Night STEAM Fair Faculty Volleyball Game

Walk and Wheels Wednesday

Information coming soon. Contact: walktoschool@louisearcherpta.org

WordMasters

A team representing Louise Archer Elementary achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The third grade team scored an impressive 179 points out of a possible 200 in the second of three meets this year, placing third in the nation. Competing in the Gold Division of …

Yearbook

Yearbook spirit ads are sold out.  Place a shout-out ad for your child in the yearbook for $25!Send your student a special message in the Louise Archer yearbook.  Accepting 6th grade messages only from January 19th to February 2nd.Open to entire school (K-6) February 2nd until sold out.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FIRST COME, …

Yoga

Yoga is a great way for your child to increase flexibility, focus their minds and improve concentration. Students will learn to develop strong bodies, strong minds and the confidence and discipline to succeed. Yoga helps train our kids in the classroom and also on the field for sports. Everyone will need to bring a Yoga …

Young Diplomats

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it’s critical for students to develop a global mindset and build international and cultural awareness early in life. Topics include: Cultural differences across countries (e.g., food, clothes, traditions, languages); World currencies; Economic development; Current global events; International trade and exchange rates; The role of international institutions, such as the UN …

ZooBots

Build, code and have fun with LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Enhance kids’ curiosity and science skills with Silver Knights Robotics. Students will explore robotics with LEGO® bricks, easy-to-use coding software and engaging STEM challenges. Kids work in pairs with a tablet and a LEGO® WeDo 2.0 kit that includes over 250 pieces, a SmartHub, motor, and …