Picture Day is October 15th

Don’t forget that Picture Day is Tuesday, October 15th, which is the first day back after the Columbus Day holiday.
We are still looking for volunteers to help make sure picture day run smoothly!
Click here to view more details and volunteer! 

Louise Archer 5K and Fun Run – October 19th

Online registration is still open until October 17th. Click here to register today for a fun event that benefits Louise Archer! You can also register at the event.
The Fun Run, which is a 1K run around Louise Archer, begins at 8am on October 19, 2019. The 5K begins at Louise Archer at approximately 8:30am on October 19, 2019.
T-shirt design winner!
Congratulations to Andrew Femenella in the 6th grade and to Siena Femenella in Kindergarten for together winning this year’s t-shirt contest with their joint design!
Packet Pick-up
You can pick up your race packet at Louise Archer after school on October 17thfrom 4:00pm-5:30pm or at Fosters Grille on October 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Good news!  TeaDJM (the place right across from Fosters) has agreed to be included with Foster’s on 10/18. We are calling it “Dinner & Tea” so after picking up package for 5k and dining at Fosters you can pick up a tea for dessert!

Just a few days left: Enter the 2019-2020 Reflections Art Competition

Calling all artists, musicians, dancers, photographers, and writers! There are still a few days left for students to enter the Reflections art competition with their creative interpretations of the theme “Look Within.” Guidelines and entry forms are posted on the Reflections’ webpage. All submissions must include a form signed by a parent/guardian. Submissions are due October 16th in the library, and medals will be awarded to all students who participate at a reception on November 21st.
The class with the most participation in Reflections will have a donut party to celebrate!
Students can also submit ideas for the Reflections’ theme for 2022. Anyone who submits a theme idea will receive special recognition at the awards reception, and the winning student receives $100 from the National PTA.
It’s time for our kids to get their creative juices flowing!

We Need Your Box Tops – Digital and Clipped

The Box Tops for Education fall program has started and the submission deadline of Friday, October 25th, is fast approaching!
The box tops program has released a new mobile app, requiring participants to scan their receipts thereby validating their box tops purchases. As a result of these changes, the program is phasing out the clipped box tops over the next couple of years.
Louise Archer ES will continue to collect the box tops over these years so please submit the clipped box tops via the school’s pink mailbox, identifying the student’s teacher. I will also collect any grocery store receipts via the pink mailbox and scan them for you.
For more information, please visit the LAES PTA box tops program link.
Please help Louise Archer Elementary School by submitting all box tops to the LAES teachers or via the pink mailbox by Friday, October 25. The class with the most box tops will receive a frozen treats party in November.
Louise Archer ES thanks you for your support! Please email Karen Meade with any questions.

The Sunshine Times

We are going to have an informational meeting for the Sunshine Times (for kids/parents) on October 29th at 6:30 to 7 in the cafeteria. Submissions for the first edition will be due December 5th.

Jazz 4 Justice Concert

Once again, former parent, Bill Daly is offering free tickets for staff, students, and their families to attend the Jazz4Justice concert at George Mason University on Friday, November 8th.  Please email Kathy Cutri, kjcutri@fcps.edu by Wednesday, October 30th if you are interested in free tickets.  Include your student’s name, the teacher’s name, and how many tickets are needed.  She will send them home with your student on November 6th.

Every Fall, the “Jazz 4 Justice” concert is performed by the GMU Jazz Ensemble at George Mason in their Center for the Arts.  This concert also raises interest among younger students in our community to pursue music.  Proceeds are donated to the Fairfax Law Foundation and the Music Scholarship Fund at GMU.

Vienna Arts Society Bench Auction November 2nd

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary Year, the Vienna Arts Society will be selling its benches from their award-winning Take-A-Seat Vienna public arts project via an Auction!
The benches were painted by member artists, including students from Madison and Marshall High Schools, and are currently on display throughout the Town of Vienna.
Live Auction will take place at the Vienna Community Center, at 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna, VA, on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Bidding will begin at 7:00 pm. Proceeds will support the Art Center and the organization’s outreach activities. Benches are currently on public view throughout the Town of Vienna.
Click here to see additional information. Tickets can be purchased in person at Vienna Arts Center or here.

Scout Troop 1539 Ice Cream Social

Troop 1539 would like to invite 5th and 6th grade BSA Future Scouts to an open house Ice Cream Social on October 15th at 7:15 pm. Come meet leaders and scouts, learn about troop programming, and have fun! 

Scout Troop 1539 meets at Faith Baptist Church in Vienna. Kindly RSVP how many will be attending to tara.lowen1@gmail.com.  Please join us, even if you do not have Cub Scout experience.