Early Release Sugar Skull Workshop


There is a two hour early dismissal on Wednesday, October 26th at 12:05pm.  There will be a “Sugar Skull Workshop” from 12:10-1:25. Use the form below to register, there are only 20 slots available.

Participants will learn about Dia de los Muertos Celebration, along the Altar significance where sugar skulls, candles, Cempazuchitl flower or Marigolds are place to honor the departed beloved ones. Participants will be guided how to decorate a pre-molded sugar skull using paint, glitter, fabric, tissue paper and papel picado or tissue paper. Program will be illustrated with books, photos and colorful memorabilia about Dia de los Muertos.

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How can you help Art at our school? Volunteer this weekend!

This Saturday at 10am, Jac Howard, our PTA president, is leading the effort with others to improve the tables in the art room.  Join her and others to help sand and resurface the tables with donated stainless steel. They need one additional helper to sand the table tops and handle them (strong back needed and an orbital sander if you have one).

Contact Jac at jacinta_howard@yahoo.com.au

A Thank You to More Sponsors with the Walk-A-Thon Just One Week Away!

The Walk-A-Thon is one week away and we are excited to recognize more sponsors supporting the Lafayette Community, PTA and kids!

Norberg Press
West Seattle Runner
Budget Blinds/West Seattle
Simple Housing




Custom Crating
Dulce Design, Co.

The Little Gym of West Seattle

#SPSUnited #BlackStudentsLivesMatter October 19th

#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool FAQ: Answering why hundreds of Seattle educators are wearing “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school

As you many may know, Seattle Council PTSA voted to stand in solidarity with John Muir and Leschi Elementary in support of all educators and our students of color in SPS. The district has also supported this action by using Oct. 19th to state their commitment to closing opportunity gaps, especially between white student and black students. The Seattle Council PTSA board voted to endorse the actions on the 19th, and released the following statement:

The Seattle Council PTSA Board endorses and will participate in the day of action on October 19th in solidarity with educators and families. We are committed to continuing the conversation on racial equity in our schools and communities in support of all our students and in support of the district’s efforts to close opportunity gaps. The PTA welcomes all families and speaks up for every child. We will extend our support of this action to the local school PTAs and PTSAs through the lens of family engagement. We are a resource for the local units to strengthen their support of and engagement with all families in their school community, so that every child in Seattle Public Schools has the tools to succeed. “We Stand Together.”

For more information on this, please visit here or the I Am an Educator site here.

Pizza with Principal 10/19 @5pm & Join the PTA

Pizza on Oct. 19th!  Principal Cindy Chaput will be hosting a meeting with parents on Wednesday, October 19th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Pizza will be available and if you plan to come please RSVP to Kathy Johnson at kajohnson@seattleschools.org or 206-252 -9501 so we can plan ahead.  In addition, Cindy will have Dr. Matt Okum from the district available to answer questions about Advanced Learning.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved but a good first step is to Join the PTA! You can get a form in the office or join online here. To learn more about the PTA and to sign up for emails go to this page.

The Walk-A-Thon Sponsor List is Growing. Can You Help Add More?

The Walk-A-Thon sponsor list keeps on growing, but there’s always room for more!  The Walk-A-Thon is only two weeks away, and more sponsors are always welcome!  Thanks to the following businesses for supporting our Lafayette community at as Silver Sponsors:  Fresh Bistro, Kelly Malloy, Windermere RE and Ventana Construction.


Walk-A-Thon First Week’s Fun Facts

  • Total flat donations $9,731.
  • Mrs. Sacco-Neel’s class had highest totals = $1,520
  • Second graders had the largest total donations for the week = $2,201
  • Largest single donation = $1,250 (there was also a $1,000 donation)
  • Total number of pledges = 309
  • Kindergarten classes had the largest number of pledges = 63

Thank you Renee Rhone for being the Walk-A-Thon Spreadsheet Chair! If you happen to meet her around the school, tell her “I know what you’ve done and I think its amazing!” It takes a ton of volunteers to make this event successful, you can be rad like Renee – just sign up to volunteer for something.

Three Classrooms go for the Gold! Thanks to Rooms 8, 13 and 21 for their Gold Level Support of “Super Silly Fun Land” Walk-A-Thon!

Thanks to the parents in three classrooms that have gone the extra mile to support the Walk-A-Thon, Lafayette students and the Lafayette community.  These three classrooms have raised funds to sponsor the
Walk-A-Thon at the Gold Level:
Room 8 – Ms. Sacco-Neel
Room 13 – Ms. Whipple
Room 21- Mr. Schroeder


“Super Silly Fun Land” is Serious Business!

Lafayette Walk-A-Thon 2016

The first week of the Walk-A-Thon’s pledge drive is off to a great start! The students raised $6,850 in the first week. Ms. Sacco-Neel’s 2nd Grade Class in Room 8 won a popcorn party for raising $1,520! Way to go Room 8! Keep those pledges rolling in, the goal this year is $60,000 which works out to be about $150 per student. This money is very important at Lafayette to fund classroom tutors, playground supervisors, instrumental music, field trips, school nurse’s assistant, school counselor, student government, and more. Thank you for your support.

The Lafayette Sponsorship drive is also in full swing, bringing in more than $5,490 over the past few weeks. The deadline to make it on this year’s Walk-A-Thon T-Shirt has passed but you can still be a Lafayette Sponsor anytime!

The Walk-A-Thon’s success is only possible with parent and community involvement. There are many ways for YOU to volunteer; opportunities are available before, during, and after the event. Volunteering for the Walk-A-Thon is a GREAT way to meet other parents and get to know some of the students.