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Safety shouldn’t be scary!


The Lafayette PTA Presents
A Parent Workshop on Child Safety, Led By Child Safety Expert Kim Estes
Thursday, March 20th 6:30PM, Lafayette Auditorium
Free childcare available

Workshop topics will include:

  • Sleepovers & Play dates
  • Cell phones for kids?
  • Home alone? Are they ready?
  • Talkative kids (blessing or a curse?)
  • Questions every adult should be asking
  • Teaching your child about body safety
  • Out and about neighborhood safety
  • Safety tools: What works? What doesn’t?
  • Red Flags parents need to watch out for
  • The “Super 10” every kid should know

We all want to keep our kids safe. Learn easy tips and tools that make safety fun, not scary. No graphic conversations. No scare tactics.

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Madison Casino Night and Auction

Madison PTSA Casino Night and Auction is this saturday and they need 40 more attendees to make this event a success! Incoming Madison students will benefit from the funds raised at this event.

Saturday, March 15th
5:30 pm check-in, 6:00 pm games begin, bar opens
South Seattle Community College
Brockey Center

This is Madison PTSA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and YOU are needed to help keep quality education on the table. Can we deal you in?

There will be some terrific auction items up for bid, including: a mountain cabin weekend for 6, a distillery tour & tastings for 12, 6 hours of architectural services, dinner for 4 at Zippy’s, 5th Avenue Theater tickets…the list goes on and on!

To purchase tickets:
Price per person is $60 and includes a buffet dinner. Go here to pay online with credit card or PayPal.

Auction Thank-Yous

The Lafayette goes Hollywood PTA Auction was a huge success! It was great to see so many Lafayette parents and teachers have a collectively great time together while raising so much money for the school. How much you ask? We brought in close to $69,000 (gross, not net)!!!!!!!!

Many, many, many thanks to the all the people who worked on this event. Please forgive me if I forgot your name!

We had an awesome committee and this auction would not have happened without these AMAZING people: Olga Fisher, Sarah Dillard, Joel Oltyan, Diana Palmer, Emily Swanson, Kiran Robertson, Ellen Zoffel and Mark Zoffel.

A very special thanks to Jennifer Oltyan for the beautiful Auction Art Graphic.

Thanks to Chris Weinmann for the tasty beer!

To Karen Whorton for coordinating the Dessert Dash. Also thanks to the volunteers who baked or purchased desserts for the dessert dash: Rachel Hagenson, Sarah Dillard, Sherelle Sinko, Carrie Brown, Holly Bauersfeld, Heidi Taft, Katie Fuller, Jelena Svircev, Catherine Berglund, Mark Zoffel, and Nancy White.

Thank you to all who helped with Student Art: Ken Allen who took all the pictures and Kiran Robertson, Kathy Johnson, Heidi Taft, Cynthia Adams, Tas Philp, Beverley Buehler Marian Johnson, Dany Tomlinson, Joia Tatola, Melissa Fenno, Ken Bodensteiner, Kathy Humenik, Olga Fisher, Lai Wong Smith, Amy Sharp, Lauren Stephens, Maia Low, Jac Howard, Lara Swimmer, Andy Wakefield, Victoria Chhagan, Diana Palmer, Krystal Kelly, Bly Carling, Maddy Klum, Hayla Thompson, Rick Pratt, Deborah Hazelgrove, and Melia Scranton.

And now for the big list for the event setup and night of…Thanks to Jill Alvis and Sarah Dillard for their awesome décor and Tami Clark, Kristi Brown, Stephanie Jordan, Katie Weinmann, Margaret Gomez, Lai Wong Smith, Sunyan Perry, Lalida Snidvongs, Noelani Catrett, Lori Olin-Evans, Kimberly Pena, Victoria Chhagan, Stefanie Lemon, Erik and Katy Walum, Catherine Darwin, Patti Bunting, Ashley Gross, Mary Kay Sykes, Beverly and Larry Buehler, Meghan and Mark Hogan, Linda and Fred Bentler, Stephanie Jordan, David Toledo, Margaret Gomez, Lara Murphy, Andy Mason, Joia Tatola, Rachel Hagenson, Mary Ann Mason, Tom Collins, Ashley Gross, Rob Zoffel, and Jennifer Oltyan.

Thanks also to all Lafayette Staff for donating their wonderful experiences and especially to Mr. Gallagher and Ms. Nordhougen for their support and generous donations. Boy are those kids going to have a blast! And thanks also to all the Lafayette families who donated items to the event.

Leslie Francis
PTA Auction Chair

Thank YOU Leslie Francis

And most of all, a very special thank you goes out to Leslie Francis. On behalf of the entire Lafayette community – Leslie stepped up and coordinated a fantastic event, enlisted a tireless crew and substantially increased the impact that the Auction fundraiser has on the school. Thanks to Leslie for your leadership and devotion. You have upped the ante on a legacy for Lafayette.

Sean Reynolds
PTA President

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