Book Fair December 1st – 7th

The Library Book Fair Fundraiser is Coming – December 1st – 7th!

The Book Fair is quickly approaching and we’re hoping that you may be available to stop by during Lunch Recess or after school. Proceeds raised range from 40 – 60% of sales and will be used to purchase books for the school and Library Program. Last year we used the funds to purchase over 300 books for the Library, plus every classroom and had a guest author, Annie Crawley who visited and shared about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Ways to Shop for Books:

  1. Visit the Library (see times below)
  2. Order Online at this link: scholastic book fairs
  3. Clip & Send the Newspaper Flyer Order Form (remember to add 9.8% sales tax).

The Library cannot hold cash orders before the Fair opens on Thursday, December 1st. Checks are accepted anytime & made payable to the Lafayette PTA.  This another great opportunity to help the kids in the classroom and shop for the holidays!

Thank You!

Linda Nakagawa
Lafayette Librarian

Schedule for the Book Fair:

Thursday, 12/1 @ 10:00 – 11:10 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Friday, 12/2 @  10:00 – 11:10 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Monday, 12/5 @  10:00 – 11:10 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Tuesday, 12/6 @  10:00 – 11:10 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Wednesday, 12/7 @ 10:00 – 11:10 am only

Craft Fair and Sneak Peek Art Show! December 8th

Purchase a table at the Craft Fair & Sneak Peek Art Show and Volunteer Opportunity! 

Calling all artists and crafters (and shoppers)! Artists: showcase your talents and sell your goods at the annual Craft Fair on Thursday, December 8th in the school cafeteria.  This is an opportunity to both students and adults to offer their homemade goods to the community and help others get some holiday shopping done. Some typical items for sale are: jewelry, honey, soaps, & home decor.

To reserve a table at the Craft Fair ($5 fee) use the online sign up sheet or email Diana Palmer at  .  You can pay at the door.

This year’s Craft Fair will coincide with a Sneak Peek Art Show! What is a Sneak Peek? I am glad you asked….from Ms. Sandler, our Art Teacher;

I am looking forward to sharing your student’s progress in art so far! After all, art is a process as much as it is about the final product. This is a great opportunity for you to talk to your student(s) about their artistic process including materials, the content of their work and what their next steps are! The art room will be an “open studio” and some more work will be in the hallway. I will be around to answer any questions and meet some of you that I haven’t touched base with yet.  This will be a little preview into the big art show we will have this spring! 

Volunteer! For this event to be a success, Ms Sandler would love help setting up on Monday & Tuesday after school and on Wednesday about 4pm.  The tasks include labeling art, mounting and hanging the artwork.  Just show up the art room, she needs about 4 – 5 helpers.

We hope you will join the community for these 2 great events!

Movie Night is this Friday, November 18th at 5:30pm

It’s Movie Night at Lafayette! Students MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT at a 4:1 ratio. That’s four (4) students for every one (1) adult. The other way would be weird. There are two movies to choose from this year, both start at the same time and will end at 7:30pm.

1. Finding Dory; or
2. Ice Age: Collision Course

Pizza will be available for $2 per slice. There will be popcorn. Remind your students to bring a reusable water bottle. Consider volunteering since you already have to be there to watch your children.

At the end of Movie Night, all attendees will be encouraged to clean up and leave the movie areas as were found.

Trendy Crafts Thanksgiving

Join Trendy Crafts on Wednesday November 16 for a special afternoon of crafting and socializing.  We will create Thanksgiving inspired projects to keep and share with loved ones. 6 participants minimum & 24 max.

Cost $35 per student

Wed. Nov 16th 12:05pm-2:05pm (early dismissal day)

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The Art of Lettering

Program Description: Students will create and personalize a Note, Thank you note, Birthday card by  the Art of  Calligraphy.  Participants will get some practice to basic strokes using calligraphy pens, papers and inks to use.

10 participants minimum & 20 max.

Cost $25 per student

Wed. Nov 16th 12:15pm 1:30pm (early dismissal day)

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PTA Meeting this week 11/10 @ 6:30pm and Important Dates

The PTA will be hosting a general meeting on November 11th at 6:30 pm with a parent education opportunity hosted by the RULER committee starting at 7pm. There will be childcare available in the gym.

RULER is an acronym that stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions.  All of the classrooms have produced  a class charter expressing how they want to feel in their school/classroom everyday.  The committee will walk through the 4 phases of this program and how it is positively impacting students and learning.  You can learn more about the program at this site.

Important Dates:

No School on Friday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day

Save the Date:  December 8th Art Show and Craft Fair 5 – 8pm in the school cafeteria.

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Lost and Found: There is a lot of stuff in the lost and found. Please check it out for lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets and sweaters.  Please label your students clothes with tape, sharpie or a suggestion from a parent is Mabels Labels which stay on clothes through washing.

Volunteer: Sign up and get involved! Take your volunteer training and apply here and get your form in the office with Ms. Selina.  There are new opportunities listed on the site. Check it out here.

Join the PTA here. It is $20 to join for an annual family membership. There are also scholarships available for those in need.

Recycle your markers at school! See the front table to drop off your used up markers.

The Walk-A-Thon results are outstanding!

As of November 4th, the Walk-A-Thon’s total pledges were $63,520. $45,819 has been collected with $18,031 remaining. Keep collecting and remember to return your envelopes THIS THURSDAY 11/10!

The Week 3 Popcorn Party winner is Ms. Essex’s class with $1862.25! Mr. Hodges class took the Week 4 Popcorn Party with an impressive $3,333.

This event was only successful because of the hard work of all of the students, the Lafayette staff, and the parent volunteers. It is amazing that we can come together as a community and make this happen every year. The amount of work that goes into this thing is incredible. Jen and Maya, our school is SO LUCKY to have you – thank you for all of your hard work.

Marathon Club at Recess starting Nov. 9th – Volunteers Needed

Hey there you runners and walkers!  Now that the Walk A Thon is over, you have an opportunity to keep up the pace.  Our amazing school nurse, Mary Sykes has put together a program with the help of a grant from Fuel Up to Play 60 sponsored by Nike, the Washington Dairy Council and the NFL.  Kids can choose during lunch recess to run/walk on Wednesdays and Fridays.  They will get a tracking chip and we will track the kids laps with iPads.  The good news is that the Walk-a-Thon laps count!  Kids can earn prizes for each marathon they walk/run and they have until Spring break to earn them! Look for more information in the school entrance.

Volunteer Opportunity

Our 2 interns that will be tracking the kids will not be available after the Thanksgiving break so Mary is looking for parents to volunteer from November 30th to April 7th.  She needs 2 trackers from 9:45am to 10:50 am.  Please sign up here to volunteer.  This program is a great way to keep kids moving for 60 minutes a day and with parental support we can keep it going! Remember in order to volunteer you need to turn in the forms required and watch a video required by the district. You can find that link to the online video required by the district here. Forms are in the front office with Ms. Selina or ask a PTA member.

Read more about the program at Fuel up to Play 60.

Return Walk-A-Thon Envelopes Friday, November 4th!

Please return your Walk-A-Thon pledge envelopes this Friday, November 4th. Some 3rd and 4th week numbers will be available shortly and you will get an update early next week. We are really close to our goal of $60,000, so keep collecting those pledges until November 10th!