5th Grade Promotion June 19th 5:30pm

Can you believe our 5th graders our moving on?  Yep, neither can we.  Please join all of us in saying congratulations!  The ceremony will be at the school cafeteria on Monday, June 19th at 5:30pm.

Contact the following team to help out (looking at you 4th grade parents) .

Katie Weinmann (kaweinmann@comcast.net) or Kristin Szabadi (kszabadi0312@gmail.com)

Mark your Calendars for FIELD DAY!!! June 23rd

Friday 6/23 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.

Field Day is a ton of fun and we will need a lot of parent volunteers!  Signup Genius link is below–

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4DABAD2DA57-field1 

Field Day is a celebration of the end of the school year with a lot of activities and games.  We will have fun stations like water balloon toss, rope climbing, 3-legged race, ring toss, etc and of course, a cold treat!  The stations are both inside the school and outside on the playground, each run by a teacher and at least one parent volunteer.

Please mark your calendars and consider helping out!

Also, if anyone is interested in co-chairing Field Day for this year or next, please contact Wendy at wpersonett@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Come see the school play – Little Mermaid Jr. June 8-10th

There is also still opportunities to volunteer to help! Click on the button below.

 

Thanks to Ms. Duke and all the families that have been helping put this amazing play together!

 

Stand Up PTA Meeting Friday, June 2nd @2:15pm – Playground

Please come and join in the last meeting of the year and give your feedback about meeting times for next year, plus approve nominations for your new board!  We would like to try to alternate meetings after school and in the evenings in 2017-18.  If you can’t attend but want to give feedback on meeting times, please send an email to the board at lafayette.pta.seattle@gmail.com

AGENDA

  • Approve and vote on the nominations of the PTA Board
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Co-Secretary
  • Provide feedback on Meeting times next year
  • End of Year Events

We look forward to seeing you in the playground after-school!

Lafayette PTA

 

The sun is coming and so is the Spring Fling Carnival! May 18th 5:30-8pm

The Spring Fling Carnival is almost here!  Thankfully the weather looks like it will cooperate.  There are lots of opportunities to volunteer and get involved. Please go to our volunteer page to sign up and get into the groove at the carnival. The kids have a blast and the 5th graders have the opportunity in their last year to help work the carnival for the younger grades.

PTA Town Hall – Thanks for coming out! Here are the notes!

Thanks to all of the parents that could attend the PTA Town Hall on Thursday, May 11th. There was a good discussion and information shared throughout the meeting.  Cindy Chaput presented on state of the school and 2017/18 curriculum plans with help from Monica Smith (parent on the math committee and former teacher).  If you have a moment please read through the links below and check out the research and presentation.  She is happy to discuss any items with parents so feel free to reach out.

In addition, the PTA Budget was passed for the year 2017/18.  We will post the full budget on our website shortly.

Thanks for being part of your community!

Lafayette PTA

Cindy Chaput’s Presentation

2017 05 11 LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY PTA – State of School Presentation

Math Research from Math Committee

2017 05 11 LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY PTA – AbilityGroupingResearch

2017 05 11 LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY PTA – best practice math

Summary of Math committee research

2017 05 11 LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY PTA – elem_math_Feb_9_2007

 

PTA Town Hall – Agenda: Budget, School Update from Principal Chaput and Wall to MATH and other Curriculum updates

PTA Town Hall Thursday 6:30pm – 8pm in Cafeteria (Childcare available in the gym)

AGENDA:

  • Cindy will review the State of the School and we will have principals from Fairmount and Genesee Hill joining her to discuss curriculum for next year. We will discuss research for Advanced Learning, that Lafayette has been chosen to participate in due to high scores of testing.
  • PTA Budget for 2017/18 – Vote on all that hard earned money raised this year and how it should be spent to benefit the kids.
  • Open Discussion – Open positions for PTA 2017/18, school events coming up and volunteer opportunities

Please come and participate in the meeting. There are many exciting things happening at the school and your voice counts!

Lafayette PTA

Spring Fling Carnival May 18th 5:30pm to 8pm

Time to celebrate Spring with your Lafayette Community.  Spring Fling is a carnival of fun for the whole family at the school. We will have games in the gym, food, bouncy houses, photo booth and prizes to win!

Volunteers can get involved with the fun by supervising games, help with setup plus be at the art & craft tables, cake walk, bounce house, photo booth, ticket sales, DJ in Cafeteria, make popcorn, face painting, grill hot dogs, make snow cones, clean up and more!

We have a Volunteer Project Managers ( thank you —Diana Palmer, Sarah Dillard and Jimmie Galaites) who is coordinating the volunteers. Sign ups will be posted shortly so look for it here: http://lafayettepta.com/volunteer

Book Drive for Mary’s Place May 8th to 19th

Mary’s Place has just opened a shelter for homeless woman, children and families in White Center.  Lafayette and Genessee Hill Elementary’s librarians are teaming up to supply the new place with books!

Good Books to donate are:

  • New / Gently used
  • For children of any age (babies to high school age)
  • Includes characters of different backgrounds
  • In English, Spanish, Amharic or Tigrinya

Books can be dropped off at school from May 8th to May 19th.  In lieu of books, Mary’s Place would also welcome financial donations which can be made at their website www.marysplace.seattle.org

Please contact your school librarian Linda Nakagawa for any questions.

Thank you for your support!

 

Staff Appreciation Week starts on Monday!

MAY 1ST – 5TH

This is a great opportunity to convey to your child’s teacher your thanks and appreciation for their hard work and dedication this year.  You should of heard from your Room Parent by now on the activities planned for next week. Here is a run down of the PTA sponsored events for next week.

Monday 5/1
Not Another Manic Monday:  Let’s start the week off right and offer coffee, pastries and other goodies that our dedicated staff can nibble on during the morning.  Volunteer sign-up to bring in fresh flowers or pastries to teacher lounge.

Tuesday 5/2
Planned by each class by Room Parent(s)

Wednesday 5/3
Coffee Talk Complimentary coffee drinks, delivered to the teachers around 9am.  Orders will be taken in advance and personally delivered to them.  Volunteer sign-up to be coffee runner or coffee coordinator.

Thursday 5/4
Take a Mini-Vacation on the Massage Table:  Staff can sign up for a relaxing, mini massage with David Crabtree, LMP and also enjoy some fresh fruit & cold beverages in the Staff Lounge.  Volunteer sign-up to bring in fruit or bevs to teacher lounge.

Friday 5/5
“Let’s TACO ‘bout How Awesome Y’all Are” Taco Bar:  Holy Guacamole!  A Taco Bar with all the fixins’ from 9:45am-12pm in the Library for all our Teachers and Staff.  Volunteer sign-up to bring in taco fixings, bevs, desserts, paperware, set-up/serve/clean-up.

Go here to sign up to volunteer to bring something or assist in one of the events.

If you have questions you can reach out to your room parent or Rachel Hagenson at her email.