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For Parents of 5th Graders Who Will Be Attending Madison

New Years’ Resolution – Volunteer for Madison Middle School PTSA!

Most of us aren’t very good at keeping up with those promises we make to ourselves on New Year’s Day.  Here’s one that’s easy to keep.  Volunteer for the Madison PTSA for the 2013/2014 school year.   Even though we are only half way through the school year, we are already thinking about next year.  The good news is that most of the elected officers and chairs are will to mentor next year.  Many will be parents of 8th grade students in 2013/2014 and want to pass along their experience to a new team of volunteers.  This means you won’t have to do it alone.  If you have ever thought of helping out but didn’t know how, 2013/2014 is the year for you.  You can take it slow, learning the ropes.  No matter how big or small the amount of time you can offer, we can use your help.  It’s a fun group of people, it’s a great way to meet parents from other elementary schools, it looks good on your resume, and most importantly, you will be doing something good with a purpose.  Take a look at the PTSA website.  If you see a role that fits your skill set or one that you would like to learn, send an email to this year’s PTSA President, Zelma Zieman by using the form below.  We will be electing next year’s officers at our meeting on April 10th.

Also, please join us for Casino Night, February 9th, 5:30-10:00pm – Get yourself connected!

Want to feel more connected at Madison?  Casino Night is for you!  Mingle with teachers your kids rave about.  Throw dice with parents who have kids in the same grade as yours.  Casino Night is all about meeting new friends.  This is a night to socialize, play your favorite casino games, and just relax and enjoy.  The event ticket covers the cost of appetizers, door prizes, and four hours of entertainment.  The PTSA raises money throughout the night with raffles, a silent auction, drinks and most importantly – your generous donations.  Our amazing team of volunteers is creating an evening of fun and a few surprises.  If you’re interested in attending, contact Annie Higgins or Kathy Wimer for information on how to buy tickets.

5th Grade Ski & Ride Free in February Program

Any 5th grader in Washington State is eligible for a free lift ticket any time he/she visits Stevens Pass during the month of February.  There must be one accompanying adult who has a season pass or purchases a lift ticket per two free 5th graders.  Must have proof of 5th grade enrollment for the child (report card, school ID, teacher note, or certified letter of intent.)  Participants must be between the ages of 9 and 11 as of December 31, 2012 to qualify for the 2012/2013 5th Grade Ski and Ride Free in February Program.

  1. Go to Guest Relations in the Granite Peaks Lodge at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
  2. Bring proof of 5th grade enrollment for the child
  3. Guest relations will issue a free day ticket to the 5th grader
  4. This process will need to be followed for each day during the month of February that the 5th grader wishes to ski or snowboard.

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Yearbook Cover (and Back Cover) Contest

We are having a cover contest at Lafayette for the 2012-2013 yearbook. Art will be featured on the front and back covers of the yearbook next year. Entries are due to the Office (please place in the Yearbook slot) by January 18, 2013. The theme for this year’s artwork is LAFAYETTE IS ON FIRE. Use your imagination. Images of “fire” are not necessary, nor are they encouraged. The art should express what YOU love about Lafayette. Examples include: friends, teachers, math, enrichment programs (chess, cartooning, Popcorns, Spanish, Mandarin, etc.), reading, writing, movement, art, recess, P.E., Lafayette’s role in the neighborhood, charities, Walk-a-thon, music, science, etc. Please use 8 ½ x 11 white paper for your art. One entry per child. There will be TWO winners, a child from grades K-2 and a child from grades 3-5. Voting on the top finalists will be done school-wide in January. Prizes to be awarded to the 1st place winners. Get excited and start creating your masterpiece! If you have questions, please submit the form below:

2013 Lafayette Auction on March 9th

The third annual auction will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Hall at Fauntleroy from 5:30 – 11:00 PM.  This year’s event has the theme Luna Park Boardwalk Night.  There will be a mini silent auction, a live auction (hopefully including art from every classroom), dessert dash and several games of chance.  This will be a great opportunity for parents and staff to get to know each other a little better and build community – while raising a little money for our great school!  Tickets will be $65 per person and include a lovely dinner catered by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes.  More information about how to purchase your tickets will be available shortly.

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