Class Photos by Yuen Lui and Yearbook Orders

Class Photos will be taken on March 29th.  Order forms went home in the kids folders but you can also go online to order.  Cash or check made payable to Yuen Lui Studio or prepay online by credit card at yuenluistudio.com  (click on School Prepay, Keyword:  Lafayette).  Yuen Lui will also be taking individual photos this day specifically for the Yearbook.

Yearbook orders are due March 31st.  Cost is $20 and payable in Cash or check made to Lafayette Elementary.

Walk-A-Thon Parties and Fun Facts

Menchie’s Parties

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
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Party: Wednesday, December 7th 12:55 – 1:25
  • 4th & 5th Grade Party: Thursday, December 8th 12:50 – 1:20

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!

Next Year!

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.lafayette@gmail.com

Amount Raised by Teacher*

Teacher			Total
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!

1 more day until the Art Show & Craft Fair, Food Drive, Health Room and Dine Out Dates

Calling all Crafty People and Shoppers!

It’s only 1 more day until the Art Show & Craft Fair. If you missed the information, you can find it on our Facebook Page or our website.

School Food Drive

Ms. Adams is leading the effort for an all school food drive. The food drive will go from December 5 -15 and it will benefit the White Center Food Bank. A flyer will be going out to each student to share more details. The class with the most food will win a pizza party!

Health Room Needs:  Clean out those closets! 

The Health Room is in need of Boys clothing sizes 4 – 7 years old. Examples are; pants, sweats, shirts and underwear.  Please drop off in the front office.  Thank you for your help!

Dine out for Lafayette:

Check out the Facebook event page to see which restaurants are supporting Lafayette families in dining out and giving back to our school. First dine out date is December 15th from 3 – 9pm at Chipolte in the Junction.  The next date is January 11th at Pizzeria 22, times to be confirmed so check back on our Facebook page here.

Movie Night is this Friday, November 18th at 5:30pm

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.

1. Finding Dory; or
2. Ice Age: Collision Course

Pizza will be available for $2 per slice. There will be popcorn. Remind your students to bring a reusable water bottle. Consider volunteering since you already have to be there to watch your children.

At the end of Movie Night, all attendees will be encouraged to clean up and leave the movie areas as were found.

Trendy Crafts Thanksgiving

Join Trendy Crafts on Wednesday November 16 for a special afternoon of crafting and socializing.  We will create Thanksgiving inspired projects to keep and share with loved ones. 6 participants minimum & 24 max.

Cost $35 per student

Wed. Nov 16th 12:05pm-2:05pm (early dismissal day)

Fill out my online form.

The Art of Lettering

Program Description: Students will create and personalize a Note, Thank you note, Birthday card by  the Art of  Calligraphy.  Participants will get some practice to basic strokes using calligraphy pens, papers and inks to use.

10 participants minimum & 20 max.

Cost $25 per student

Wed. Nov 16th 12:15pm 1:30pm (early dismissal day)

Fill out my online form.

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.

Like us on Facebook!   Be in the know for events and calendar reminders as well.

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.

Spirit Day is Monday, October 31st!

Leopard Leaders Celebrating Literacy on October 31st

Leopard Leaders are sponsoring a literacy character day.  Students have been learning about character traits in their literacy classes which is linked to Common Core: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

As part of the learning, the Leopard Leaders are sponsoring a Spirit Day in which students are able to dress like their favorite literacy character.  This is optional for all students, however the discussion around character traits will be part of the lesson for that day and all students will be expected to discuss their character and how their traits, actions and emotions are part of the story.  The request is no masks, props or weapons be part of the accessories.  Please be sure that if your child has PE they have the appropriate shoes.

Walk-A-Thon: The Second “Super Silly Fun” Week

Lafayette Walk-A-Thon 2016

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: hartless64@comcast.net 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

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
The students of Ms. Sacco-Neel's second grade class earned a popcorn party for bringing in $1,520 during the first week of this year's Walk-A-Thon pledge drive. Way to go kids!
The students of Ms. Sacco-Neel’s second grade class earned a popcorn party for bringing in $1,520 during the first week of this year’s Walk-A-Thon pledge drive. Way to go kids!

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