Field Day is here!! and Lost and Found pick up

Field Day:  I hope you remembered your spirit wear today (each grade can wear their walk-a-thon colors or a similar colored shirt/outfit).  Field day starts at 12:30pm and goes until 2:00pm.  Also, you may want to bring sunscreen and extra water as the sun has finally arrived for summer!

Lost and Found:  The pile of clothes, bottles and lunch boxes is quite large in the hallway. Check it out today during Field Day and/or on Monday before it is donated to local charity.

Thank you and Happy Friday!!

5th Grade Promotion June 19th 5:30pm

Can you believe our 5th graders our moving on?  Yep, neither can we.  Please join all of us in saying congratulations!  The ceremony will be at the school cafeteria on Monday, June 19th at 5:30pm.

Contact the following team to help out (looking at you 4th grade parents) .

Katie Weinmann (kaweinmann@comcast.net) or Kristin Szabadi (kszabadi0312@gmail.com)

Little Mermaid Junior – this Friday and Saturday

The play was so much fun last night and the talented actors had an amazing first night!  The play will go on tonight (Friday) at 7pm and also Saturday at 2pm. Come early to get good seats! You can see a few of the pictures by clicking on any images below…

Mark your Calendars for FIELD DAY!!! June 23rd

Friday 6/23 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.

Field Day is a ton of fun and we will need a lot of parent volunteers!  Signup Genius link is below–

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4DABAD2DA57-field1 

Field Day is a celebration of the end of the school year with a lot of activities and games.  We will have fun stations like water balloon toss, rope climbing, 3-legged race, ring toss, etc and of course, a cold treat!  The stations are both inside the school and outside on the playground, each run by a teacher and at least one parent volunteer.

Please mark your calendars and consider helping out!

Also, if anyone is interested in co-chairing Field Day for this year or next, please contact Wendy at wpersonett@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Congratulations to our 2016-17Golden Acorn Winners!

Thank you to our Golden Acorn Winners for 2016-17! Ken Bodensteiner and Leslie Francis. Your dedication and volunteerism has made a big difference at Lafayette for many years!


What is a Golden Acorn Award? A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program in the 1930s, more than 54,000 Golden Acorn Awards have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.

Come see the school play – Little Mermaid Jr. June 8-10th

There is also still opportunities to volunteer to help! Click on the button below.

 

Thanks to Ms. Duke and all the families that have been helping put this amazing play together!

 

K- 3 Musical Concert on June 14th 6 – 8pm

Do Ri Mi Fa So La Ti – oh let me see if I can make it easier..”

-Maria Von Trapp

That is just one of the many songs that our amazing talent from Kindergarten to Third grade classes will perform!  Mr. Jacquet-Acea has been working with the kids for months to help prep them for this show. Thank you to all of those families that have sent in their RSVP.  It’s not too late to join and it will help with the preparation of seating if you can send back the form sent home with your child. A copy of the form can be found here K-3 Music Concert.

You can also email or contact Mr. Jacquet-Acea  at rlacea@seattleschools.org

Volunteers are needed on June 14th to make the show a success! Go to our volunteer page to sign up!

Volunteers Needed to do the following:

Chair Setup: We need 200 chairs+ to setup prior to the show.

Prep Talent for Stage:  I will need at least one adult per song to help get the students ready to come on stage and get them off stage.  One other adult will be needed to have the next group prepared to go on after the first group has finished.  

 Sound System: Help students cue up songs, playing and stopping. 

Stage Crew:  Help students with supervision around with the microphones, curtains, tables and instruments on and off stage… 

Ushers:  Help audience get to their seats, and help to empty out after the first show has ended so we can get the second show of people seated.  The first performance should  go to 6:40 so there will be 20 minutes to complete that and start on time at 7pm for 2nd show.

 Clean up:  Put back all chairs under the stage and clean up anything left in the cafteria.  Enlist parents to help out!

 

Stand Up PTA Meeting Friday, June 2nd @2:15pm – Playground

Please come and join in the last meeting of the year and give your feedback about meeting times for next year, plus approve nominations for your new board!  We would like to try to alternate meetings after school and in the evenings in 2017-18.  If you can’t attend but want to give feedback on meeting times, please send an email to the board at lafayette.pta.seattle@gmail.com

AGENDA

  • Approve and vote on the nominations of the PTA Board
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Co-Secretary
  • Provide feedback on Meeting times next year
  • End of Year Events

We look forward to seeing you in the playground after-school!

Lafayette PTA

 

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands” – Neil Gaiman

 

Book Fair is June 1 – 7th!  Keep the reading momentum going this summer!  All purchases benefit the school – which help buy books for the library and classrooms.  Here are the different ways you can order books from the Book Fair:

 

  1. Visit the Library June 1 -7 (lunch recess and after school until 2:45 pm)
  2. Order Online: scholastic bookfairs (online orders delivered June 15)
  3. Clip & Send the Newspaper Flyer Order Form (remember to add 10.1% sales tax, checks made payable to Lafayette PTA). click here –>Book Flyer Order Form

Our librarian, Linda Nakagawa, is looking for volunteers for the Book Fair in June.  Please respond by email (lnakagawa@seattleschools.org) or stop by and sign up on the volunteer sheet that is posted in the Main Hall.

Times to Volunteer:

June 2 – 7th:  Lunch Recess 10:00 to 11:40 am Need 3 Cashiers/Helpers

June 1 – 7th:  After School  2:00 to 2: 45 pm Need 2 Cashiers

What does a Book Fair Volunteer do? 

Before the Students/Parents Arrive

  • The first time you volunteer you should arrive 10 minutes early for training.
  • Look around & become familiar with the books & items being sold.
  • I will provide a training/review on using the cash register & hand scanner.

When the Students/Parents Arrive:

  • Volunteers may run a cash register, pull items from the display table or assist young students locate or select books.
  • If you are at a cash register you will ring up cash, check & credit card sales using a hand scanner on the barcodes.

After Students/Parents Leave:

  • After lunch you will deliver “out-of-time” books to students in their classrooms.
  • Tidy up & Restock the tables, cases & displays as needed.
  • Count & bundle bills, coins, checks & slips for bank deposit.
  • On the last day of the Fair, she needs one or 2 Volunteers who can help pack & stack the BF boxes.

Library Helpers are needed to assist when classes come to exchange Library Books & shelve returns

Volunteers are needed to process & laminate our new books to prepare them for Check-Out.

  • Requires 15 minutes of training.
  • Laminating may be done in the Library or at your home.

The sun is coming and so is the Spring Fling Carnival! May 18th 5:30-8pm

The Spring Fling Carnival is almost here!  Thankfully the weather looks like it will cooperate.  There are lots of opportunities to volunteer and get involved. Please go to our volunteer page to sign up and get into the groove at the carnival. The kids have a blast and the 5th graders have the opportunity in their last year to help work the carnival for the younger grades.