Coffee and Pizza with Principal Chaput

Coffee Talk Tomorrow Oct. 10th  Happy Monday!  Parents will have an opportunity to meet Principal Chaput tomorrow morning from 8:10 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.  in the cafeteria with coffee and tea to be served.

Pizza on Oct. 19th!  She will also meet with parents on Wednesday, October 19th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Pizza will be available and if you plan to come please RSVP to Kathy Johnson at or 206-252 -9501 so we can plan ahead.

Principal Chaput is looking forward to personally meeting parents and hearing more about how we can all improve our school.  She will continue to have these types of meetings in the future as well so if you miss it this time, stay tuned for more opportunities!

Seattle Schools Input Request for Schedule Change in 2017/18

Seattle Public Schools seeking input on 2017-18 School Schedule Changes

Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association are partnering to increase students’ access to core content, improve instruction and accelerate student achievement.

As the district plans to make this schedule adjustment, we want to hear from families and stakeholders on how the additional time should be added and how and when to schedule the collaboration time.

As part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement process SEA and SPS agreed to add 20 minutes to the school day in 2017-18 and provide one hour per week of teacher collaboration time.

As the district plans to make this schedule adjustment, we want to hear from families and stakeholders on how the additional time should be added and how and when to schedule the collaboration time.

To find out more information and fill out the survey, click here.  All surveys are due by October 21st. 

Art Supply Request and Remember Photo Day is Friday!

CD Cases
Get rid of your jewel CD Cases for a good cause and declutter your life and perhaps digitize that music! Ms. Sandler our Visual Arts teacher is looking for jewel cases (for CDs) for an art project.  Drop it off at the office if you have them.  Thanks in advance from Ms. Sandler.

Friday, September 23rd is Photo Shoot Day.  Get your forms into the teachers and get those outfits and smiles ready! If you can volunteer please reach out to Kathy Johnson in the front office @ 206-253-9500.

New Principal at Lafayette

This is the note that came from Larry Nyland, Superintendent for Seattle Public Schools.   All parents should of received this in an email directly from the district on August 5th. We are looking forward to welcoming Ms. Chaput in September!

Dear Lafayette Elementary School Community,

As many of you know, Principal Robert Gallagher recently resigned his position to accept a new position with the Kent School District. Today, I am pleased to announce Ms. Cindy Chaput has been selected as the new principal for Lafayette Elementary School. Ms. Chaput currently serves as a Dean of Students in the Federal Way School District, and she is thrilled to join the Lafayette community and Seattle Public Schools. The interview team, which included Lafayette staff and community members, and two elementary principals from the West Seattle region, was impressed with Ms. Chaput and her passion to see all students succeed, her exceptional reading and literacy background, her extensive instructional coaching experience, her focus on technology integration, her ability to create sustainable systems and her commitment to meaningful family engagement. In addition to leadership and instructional work with Federal Way School District, Ms. Chaput has also been a leader, instructional coach and classroom teacher in the Renton and Kent school districts. A current Doctoral Candidate at Seattle Pacific University, Ms. Chaput earned her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction as well as her Principal Certificate from Gonzaga University; her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Central Washington University; and her Bachelor of Science from State University of New York, College at Brockport. In 2011, she became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher.  As hiring is always a challenge during summer months, we especially want to thank the Lafayette staff and community who volunteered to serve on the interview team. Their pride and passion for working at Lafayette was evident throughout the entire process and directly influenced the final recommendation forwarded to the Chief of Schools and my office. Ms. Chaput will join us shortly. She will work with staff and PTSA members, as well as the newly named Executive Director of Schools for the Southwest Region, Helen Joung, to schedule opportunities for students, staff and the families of Lafayette to meet their new principal. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Chaput as the new principal of Lafayette Elementary School.


Larry Nyland, Superintendent Seattle Public SchoolsLarry Nyland

Order School Supplies Online by July 22nd

While you wait for the hot weather to reappear you can purchase your Back to School Supplies Online!

Once again the Lafayette PTA has partnered with EPI (Educational Products, Inc) to reduce the stress for your back-to-school shopping experience.  Order online before July 22nd and the supplies will be delivered to your child’s room on the first day of school.  It’s that easy!

To order, visit:

Enter the School ID: LAF038 and follow the prompts.

Click on flyer below for more details.

Lafayette Supply Order