Sixth Grade Celebration

2023 Sixth Grade Celebration

At the end of the 6th grade year, the Louise Archer Elementary School (LAES) PTA hosts a celebration for all 6th grade students to mark the exciting transition from elementary school to middle school. The information for the 2023 celebration:

Friday, June 9, 2023
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
400 Center Street South
Vienna, VA 22180

The 6th grade celebration is a STUDENT ONLY event.


To ensure the event is a success and that our 6th graders are properly supervised, we need a few 6th Grade parent/caregiver volunteers to help on Friday, June 9th.

Volunteers for this event are limited to 6th Grade parents/caregivers only.


Every 6th grade student will receive a printed invitation at school later this spring, and every 6th grade student will need to purchase a ticket for the celebration. Tickets are $20.00 per student and can be purchased at the bottom of this page. Please purchase tickets by Friday, June 2nd. Tickets will not be available at the door.


Students are encouraged to dress in Luau Attire! Think Hawaiian shirts, shorts, grass skirts, sunglasses, bright dresses and skirts. Comfortable shoes are recommended and must be worn at all times. As with all school events, the school’s dress code applies. Please respect this policy.


At the celebration students will enjoy dancing along to a DJ, a photobooth, board games, and other fun activities.There will be a slideshow at the end of the event; parents will be invited to join for the slideshow. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Baby Photo Game & Slideshow

It is a tradition to have a baby photo game and slideshow for the 6th grade students at the end of the 6th Grade Celebration. In order to make this a success, we need every family to please submit 1 baby photo and up to 5 photos of your child from school events K-6th. The pictures for the slideshow should be from school/virtual events only throughout the students’ school years K-6th. School events may include field trips, class presentations, Sock Hop, Pizza Bingo, Skate Night, International Day, Field Day, etc.

Please email the Photo Subcommittee for the Google Photo link.The subcommittee is requesting that all pictures be submitted by Sunday, April 16th.

In order to ensure every student is included, please caption/title/label photos with the names of the students included. (For example, Audrey, Noah, Emma 1st Grade Field Trip). You can add this information in Google Photos by clicking the little i in a circle in the upper right-hand corner.

Food & Beverage

Dinner will not be served at the 6th Grade Celebration. There will be light refreshments. If there are allergies the 6th Grade Celebration Committee should be aware of, please send us an email.

Class Gift

It is a tradition for the 6th grade class to give a gift to the school. It’s a way to say thank you and show our appreciation to the teachers, the faculty, and the staff that have made such an impact on the students during their time at LAES. Working with LAES Administration, we have decided that this year we will raise funds which will be added to the PTA fund for teachers. This money will be used by teachers to decorate and supply their NEW classrooms when school starts in Fall 2023.

Making a donation for the Class Gift is completely optional, but if you are so inclined please consider making a $25 donation. You are welcome to give more or less, or nothing at all. You can donate to the class gift when you purchase your students ticket. The deadline to donate is Friday, May 26th.


The 6th Grade Celebration Committee will need parent volunteers the day of the event to help set-up, with decorations, supervision, clean-up and more. Please be on the lookout for more information closer to the event.

The 6th Grade Celebration Committee will communicate via this website, email, and flyers in Tuesday folders. If you have questions about the 6th Grade Celebration, please do not hesitate to email the 6th Grade Celebration Committee.

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