Dragon Tales

The Arcola Newsletter with All the News at Arcola!

March 18, 2023

Good Afternoon Arcola Families!

The end of the 3rd quarter is on Friday, March 24th. Please make sure all missing assignments are completed and in by then. Teachers will have a planning day on Monday, March 27th, so there is no school for students on this day.

LAST CALL - Yearbook orders are about to end for the $20 price, so please don't forget to order your yearbooks!!! The price is currently $20, so please grab one before the price goes up!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Friday, April 14th from 6:30-8:30PM - 5th Grade Line Soccer Scuffle @Champe!!! This is a FREE Family Event! We will not charge an admission for this event, but will be charging for concession items, the 50/50 raffle, and for our half-court shoot out at half-time. Please bring cash!

All students who would like to commemorate the Soccer Scuffle, please click the link below to order you own t-shirt!

I hope that you are all able to join us at Arcola sometime soon!

Andrew Stevens



LCPS Annual Stakeholder Surveys - DUE by April 1st!


The LCPS Annual Family Survey was emailed to parents/guardians on March 13. This is your opportunity to influence the decisions made by your children’s schools and throughout Loudoun County Public Schools. We need your feedback! For more information go to https://www.lcps.org/2023survey

The parent/family survey will only take a few minutes of your time. You will receive an email from Dr. Daniel Smith that will include a link to take the survey. You will be asked to fill out a survey for each school in which you have a child enrolled (elementary, middle, high or program). For more information go to https://www.lcps.org/2023survey

Thank you for sharing your opinion with us!


Click this link to find out how you can support the Soccer Scuffle! We need candy donations and volunteers to help with the event. MAKE THIS YOUR TIME TO SHINE-- JOIN US!!!


Get your Soccer Scuffle T-Shirt TODAY! Can't wait to see the student vs staff match of the year!

Upcoming Testing Calendar for MAP & SOL

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Make sure you know how to access your parentvue account! All of your bus information, grades, teacher assignments will be found in your parentvue account!

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Mercer Middle School - Welcome Rising 6th Grade!

This newsletter will serve as a sneak peek into preliminary dates, some remarkable staff & events that will support acclimating your student(s) to Mercer MS for the upcoming school year. READ CAREFULLY to ensure that you are getting all information.

LAST CALL - Mercer MS Instrument Test Drive

Mercer Middle School is hosting one final instrument test drive event on Monday, March 27th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. An instrument test drive is required for band students to ensure your child is choosing an instrument that is a good fit for them.

Please sign up for a time slot using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c45a9a62daafb6-mercer3#/

If these times do not work for your family, please reach out to us so we can work together to set your child up for success in band. Here are our emails:

Kristen Friend: kristen.friend@lcps.org

Melanie Manning: melanie.manning@lcps.org

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Bingo Basket Raffle Pre-Orders are OPEN NOW!

This is a well- attended event and we'd like to help you skip the lines. You can preview baskets being raffled in the Arcola front office beginning right after spring break. We will also be sharing many of the items to be raffled off on our Facebook page.

Join us on April 28th for Bingo and Raffle fun. The Basket Raffle Preview starts at 5:30 pm. Bingo begins at 6:30 pm!

Visit our store to pre-order your bingo cards, daubers, raffle tickers, and food items at https://tinyurl.com/AESRaffle (all items will be available for pick up at the Express Line/Will Call table on the night of the event).

Pants for Clinic

Our school clinic is in need of pants of all sizes that can be used for our students

  • Used or new.
  • Small, Medium or Large.
  • Drop them off or send them with your student.
PTA Board Member Interest Form 2023-24

As we look ahead to our 2023-24 school year, the AES PTA has begun actively searching for individuals interested in filling our Treasurer and Secretary roles. If you think you might be interested, please fill out the form linked here!

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Learning A New Language Series!

Answering Questions about Bilingualism in Childhood


We are very excited to announce the launch of SchoolCash Online, a new online payment system that allows parents to pay for school-related fees, including everything from field trips to yearbooks.

What is SAFE2TALK?

For many years we have encouraged students to share information about suspicious activity or unusual incidents with trusted adults in our schools, including teachers, coaches, principals and other administrators. Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are collaborating on the use of a new mobile anonymous tip application called “Safe2Talk.”

This app can easily be downloaded onto any mobile device through the device’s App Store. While we prefer that all information is brought directly to the attention of a trusted LCPS staff member or law enforcement officer, we understand that some students and parents may wish to remain anonymous.

In support of See Something, Say Something, please speak with your children about this app and help them download the app to their device. We also encourage you to download the app for yourself.

Dragon Dudes - Sign Up Now Open!

Please visit the link to sign up to be a Dragon Dude!

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