Auction is tomorrow! Check out the Art and Live Auction Catalog…

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!  Check out the Art and the Live Auction Catalog on our website.  Remember to check in before you arrive!

LIVE AUCTION for the items to be offered after 7pm.

ART for the kids amazing creations.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who contributed their time and creative energy to make the art with the kids.

Volunteer Opportunities! Jump Rope for Heart 3/31 & Third Grade F.U.N. Thursdays April 6th – May 4th

Jump Rope for Heart needs your help this Friday, March 31st from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm to assist kids in the 15 stations setup to facilitate the event.  Please contact the PE Teacher, Ms. Banner at   Even if you have only 1 hour that would help out!  Thanks!!

3rd Grade F.U.N. (Finding Urban Nature) Program

This incredible program starts on Thursday April 6th and will meet for 3 more Thursdays (April 20, 27, and May 4th).  The meetings are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Go to our sign up sheet to volunteer and contact the coordinator if you are able to facilitate a small group of awesome learners!  Note: to have consistency they would like the same volunteers for each Thursday.

Thank you to our Dessert Dash Sponsors for the Auction!

Thank you to the following Sponsors that have donated a dessert for our Dessert Dash on April 1st at the Auction!

PCC Markets
Salty’s on Alki
Grand Central Bakery
Bakery Nouveau
BAKED (Ali Graham)
Girl Scout Troop 40153
Lulu Cakes (Claudina Valcarlos)
Herban Feast
Flying Apron
Deep Sea Sugar & Salt
Top Pot Doughnuts (Christine Godlewski)
Trader Joe’s

and to the many parents who are donating their time and creative energy creating desserts for the dash!  Elizbeth Chapman, Naomi Hyland, Stephanie Jordan, Renee Antezana, Jelena Svircev, Donny & Megan Smith, Kathy Johnson, Amber Zeddies and Aimee Corr!

Enrichment Classes With Open slots! Fuel Up to Play 60 is extended until June 9th!

There is still spaces left in a few of the Spring Enrichment Classes! Tuesdays has Beginning Spanish and Lego Mindstorms and Friday we have room in Spanish Club!  Sign up here.

We are extending the Fuel Up program until June 9th. The kids are doing awesome and loving it!  Volunteer on Wednesday and Fridays during 2nd recess on the sign up sheet.   These kids are running their hearts out!  We currently have 28 half marathoners, 21 marathoners, 3 students who have run 2 marathons and 1 student who has run 3 whole marathons!  Check out the students pictures on the poster in the hallway by the cafeteria.

Auction is SOLD OUT!!

Thanks to this amazing community we are sold out of the tickets for the Auction this year.  The good news is that if you want to participate you still can as a volunteer.  The most important part of this night is the fundraising for the kids but also all of the people who make it happen.  If you want to be part of the special night and have an hour or 2 to spare, go sign up the event site at

For those that can volunteer for 5 hours or more, you will get a free dinner and drink ticket at the event.

Pizza with the Principal & new Kindergarten Tour February 2nd 8am – Parent Volunteers Needed

Pizza with the Principal is this Wednesday, January 25th at 5pm in the Cafeteria. Thanks Pagliacci for sponsoring!  You can also find the latest January newsletter here.

Our rescheduled Kindergarten Tour is now on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 a.m.  Please share this information with your friends or neighbors who are considering our school and community.

This event also needs our wonderful parent volunteers to provide a tour of the school and our programs.  Take the opportunity to be an ambassador for the school!  Contact Kathy Johnson in the front office to sign up. She would like to have 5 volunteers. Contact Kathy via email  or phone 206-252-9500.

Please make sure you have completed the volunteer requirements which are here.

Meet the New P.E. Teacher Mrs. Banner!

In December, the school hired a new P.E. teacher and we wanted to make sure the community had a chance to meet her.  Get ready for more fun in the gym and some Ultimate Frisbee with Mrs. Banner!

“Hello! My name is Mrs. Banner I am excited to be joining the Lafayette team as the new Physical Education teacher. I chose to come to Lafayette School because when I first visited there was such an amazing positive atmosphere and everyone was very welcoming. Before coming here I was teaching elementary PE in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where I got to experience teaching in very warm weather. I have really enjoyed Seattle since I have moved here as there are so many outdoor activities to do such as Skiing, Hiking, Cycling, Kayaking and much more!  I cannot wait to explore Seattle more.

My vision for PE at Lafayette would be that I would like to have students develop a positive attitude towards physical education that will last a lifetime. I have many sports that I enjoy playing for example hockey, soccer, basketball and more but if I had to pick one sport that is my favorite, it would have to be Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate stresses the importance of sportsmanship and fair play, which makes playing really fun. It also has a great community and is just an amazing game to play. I hope to coach the first Lafayette Ultimate team! “

Winter Enrichment is now Open!

Registration is now open for the Winter Session that begins Monday, January 9th and ends Friday, March 24th (unless otherwise noted due to school early dismissal and mid-winter break).  Go to the Enrichment page to learn more about the classes!  

There are some fun new classes this session like Science Successors, Dodgeball and How to Become a Great Writer.  There will be Rope Jumping, Chess, Guitar, Lego Mindstorm, Robotics, Spanish, Mandarin, plus many more!!

Note: There are more sessions this Winter so you will notice some price increases. Scholarships are available.

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!

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.