Home for the Holidays Food Drive

Millions of families struggle daily with food insecurity. In 2020, the pandemic has exasperated needs and significantly strained traditional resources. During school days, students are able to access breakfast and lunch. When school is not in session, families must pickup this need and many are forced to make choices between paying an important bill or providing sufficient nutritious food for their families.

To that end, the LBSS PTSA and Burke School PTSA are asking for community support to provide the most in-need families with items to prepare a holiday meal and also so the students have food for breakfast and lunch during the break. Families are identified by school counselors and social workers in strict confidence.

We really need your help to make this a success. The most important items we need will be those easy to heat and eat or prepare. Sign up here to let us know what you will be able to provide.

How to give:

Drop boxes will be located just inside Door 1 at LBSS.
If you are able to help but would like a volunteer to pick up donations from your front porch, please send an email to foodpantry@lbssptsa.org to arrange pickup.

The food drive runs from December 8-14. Any bit of help is appreciated.

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Bruin Spotlight on Karen Shrieves

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LBSS Virtual Schedule

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Enter the 2021 VA PTA Citizenship Essay Contest

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Congratulations to our Mini Grant Award Recipients!

The PTSA Mini Grants Committee received 17 applications this fall.  Applications came from teachers of varying grade levels and subjects. After committee deliberation, eleven requests were funded for the total amount of $2,790. The awarded items ranged from books,  FCPS approved digital resources and classroom enrichment materials. The funding is available to the teachers immediately and the deadline for them to spend the money is January 31, 2021. The Mini Grants Committee will open up the spring round of application in February next year. Thank you everyone for supporting the PTSA Mini Grants work!

Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to our Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA Fall Mini Grant Award Recipients!

Special thanks to Xiaomei Cai, PTSA Mini Grants Chairperson and her committee members: Mary Houck, VaLoris MacDowell, Michele Richoux, and Bob Gaylord who thoughtfully evaluated each application that was received.

We look forward to seeing the creative ideas that teachers submit for the Spring Mini Grants!  It’s never too early to start planning.

 

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Congratulations to LBSS Reflections Winners!

The Reflections Program is pleased to announce the following Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA local results of the National PTA Reflections Program 2020-2021 Theme: “I Matter Because…”

All Lake Braddock PTSA First Place winners will now go on to compete at the Fairfax County PTA (FCCPTA) level. Winning entries at the FCCPTA level will compete at the Northern Virginia District level, with winning entries at the District level then competing at the State level and finally the National level.

Please note that I will continue to monitor the results at each level and will post on the Lake Braddock PTSA website.

Good luck to all the students!

Laura Key, LBSS PTSA Reflections Chair

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Congratulations to our awesome LBSS teachers!

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Virtual Auction coming to you in Spring 2021

LBSS PTSA will be holding a Virtual Auction in Spring 2021 to raise funds for LBSS programs that benefit the entire students body and faculty. If you own, frequent, or know of a business or organization that is willing to donate items for the auction (e.g., products, gym memberships, travel packages, sports memorabilia, etc.; or have items to auction (e.g., handicrafts, gift baskets, etc.) ; and/or are interested in assisting with the auction itself, please contact Carrie Holmes or Alice Chu.

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