Drumming 101 is a 1 1/2 hour class on Tuesdays from 2:15-3:45pm for students in second through fifth grade. Attendance is low and a few more students are needed to keep this course available. If your student is interested please sign up NOW!
Love music? Learn how to play the drums! Explore fundamentals of rhythm, time keeping, technique, rudiments, and ear training, all while having fun listening to great songs! Designed by a music industry professional, Drumming 101 employs innovative tools, techniques, and a state-of-the-art stereo monitoring system-that will teach kids to rock!
Instructor: Jon Slatkin is a West Seattle parent and musician/producer. Present/past clients include Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot, Sundance Film Festival, YouTube. Modern Sky and EMP. Jon began his professional career at age 15 and studied with legendary drummer Jim Chapin. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and the Percussive Arts Society.
Grade levels 2nd-5th
For 1 1/2 hours on Tuesdays from 2:15-3:45PM
Min. 5 students/Max. 12 students
The registration form for Winter Enrichment has been reopened. There is a NEW JUMP ROPE CLASS on Thursday with Lafayette’s new PE Teacher, Ms. Banner. Spanish Club on Friday needs two or three more students or it will be cancelled. A few classes are full and have been closed but most are still available for registration.
Any student that raised $350 or more during the 2016 Lafayette Super Silly Fun Walk-A-Thon is being invited to a day-time frozen yogurt party courtesy of Admiral Menchie’s! Party invitations and permission slips were sent home today with each student that qualified. Lafayette sponsorships like this sure are SWEET.
K & 1st Grade Party: Wednesday, December 7th 12;15 – 12:45
If you need the Menchie’s Party Field Trip Permission Slip, it is available to download. Print it, sign it, and get it back to school!
Several Walk-A-Thon Chair Positions are still available for next year. Sign up at http://lafayettepta.com/volunteer
If your child did not receive an invitation and you believe they raised $350 or more, please email Maya and Jen at Wat.firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount Raised by Teacher*
Ms. Duke $6,173.60
Mrs. Essex $4,377.00
Ms. Joseph $3,665.00
Ms. Baiai $3,640.00
Mrs. Sacco-Neel $3,411.02
Ms. Miller $3,372.01
Ms. Thompson $3,086.53
Mr. Hodges $2,909.00
Mr. Schroeder $2,802.25
Ms. Adams $2,545.85
Ms. Freed $2,512.88
Ms. Benson $2,461.45
Mr. Shaw $2,396.00
Ms. McBeth $2,056.25
Ms. Whipple $2,026.00
Mrs. Baleto-Ferguson $1,756.00
Ms. Takahashi $1,412.50
Mrs. Hogrefe $1,329.50
Ms. Peterson $1,263.25
Mr. Ngobi $1,213.00
*Does not include “Company Matching”
Other Fun Facts
Lafayette students walked 8,017 laps this year.
Leo Lambert had the most laps (32).
Tatum Paddock had the most pledges (68).
The Super Silly Fun Walk-A-Thon raised $74,411 in 2016!
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.
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.
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!
The students at Lafayette are amazing! During the Walk-A-Thon’s second week of pledge counting the students brought in another $8,125! Ms. Essex’s class wins the 2nd POPCORN PARTY with $715 and they are the second 2nd grade class to do so. Second Grade is really bringing their A game this year. What’s up Fourth Grade?
There are only a few days left to get your pledges in before the day of the Walk-A-Thon on Friday, October 28th. Don’t forget that your company or organization might have a donation matching program which could double or even triple your donation!
The Walk-A-Thon’s Snack/Bake Sale needs your help!
Bring your healthy snacks and baked goods to the Snack/Bake Sale at the Lafayette playground THIS Friday, October 28th. If you need assistance or want ideas about what to bring, contact Chris Hanson. E-mail: email@example.com text: 206 851-6618. Also, don’t forget to send your students to school with some extra money so they can buy a healthy snack after they walk!
Admiral Menchie’s Party!
Students who get more than $350 in pledges will get invited to an Admiral Menchie’s Party. Admiral Menchie’s has donated these parties for the past few years and is a Lafayette Platinum Sponsor! Thank you Admiral Menchie’s!
Walk-A-Thon T-Shirts will be for sale on the playground during the Walk-A-Thon for $10. If you would like to purchase an extra T-Shirt but will be unable to attend the Walk-A-Thon, email WAT@lafayettepta.com.
Week Two Fun Facts
Total flat donations for Week Two = $8,125
Ms. Rowlett’s 2nd grade class had highest total for Week Two = $715
First graders had the largest total donations for Week Two = $1,644
Largest total pledges submitted by one person = $348
Total number of pledges for Week Two = 390 (309 last week!)
Pledges came from 100% of the classrooms
Kindergarten and 4th grade classes TIE for the largest number of pledges in the week = 79
Here are some stats on the accumulated pledges:
Total flat donations = $17,857
Total number of pledges = 699
Important Walk-A-Thon Dates and Times
Friday, October 28th
Day of Walk-A-Thon! Pledge Envelopes are DUE IN CLASS BY 8:15am. Pledges that come in after 8:15am will be counted the following week. Students will receive a FREE Lafayette Walk-A-Thon T-Shirt and walk with their classmates for 30 minutes! Walk times:
3rd Grade walks from 8:15-8:45am
2nd Grade walks from 9:00-9:30am
1st Grade walks from 9:45-10:15am
There is a break from 10:15-10:45am
Kindergarten walks from 11:00-11:30am
4th Grade walks from 11:45am-12:15pm
5th Grade walks from 12:30-1:00pm
Friday, November 4th
Pledge Envelopes are DUE IN CLASS BY 8:15am. Pledges that come in after 8:15am will be counted the following week.
Friday, November 10th
Final Collection Date! Pledge Envelopes are DUE IN CLASS BY 8:15am. Pledges that come in after 8:15am will be counted the following week.
Friday, November 18th
Walk-A-Thon Awards Assembly and Lafayette Movie Night
Bring your healthy snacks and baked goods to the Snack/Bake Sale at the Lafayette playground THIS Friday, October 28th. If you need assistance or want ideas about what to bring, contact Chris Hanson. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org text: 206 851-6618
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.