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Shrek the Musical – May 17th – May 19th @ West Seattle High Auditorium

This year our students are presenting “Shrek the Musical.”  Performances are scheduled May 17 at 7 pm, May 18 at 7 pm, and May 19 at 2 pm at the West Seattle High School auditorium.

There are many ways to get involved in the school play.  Please see the sign up genius for job descriptions.  Thank you in advance for your support!


Lafayette PTA

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Lafayette Rummage Sale May 12th

Now that your Spring Cleaning is finally underway, why not sell some of your goods in our first ever Rummage Sale?  Proceeds will go towards the Lafayette PTA supporting our community.  Contact Karin Guidry via email to find out how you can donate or volunteer for the day.  It will coincide with the West Seattle Garage Sale. Saturday, May 12th 9am to 3pm.  We also need Lemonade and Cookies for the sale. Please bring to Room 11 by Friday afternoon or drop off Saturday morning. Thanks!

Volunteer Sign up is here.

Hoedown Auction Items– Are you ready to Bid? March 31st 5pm the doors open….

Why should you go? It’s for the kids! 

This is the 2nd big and amazing fundraiser for the school year which goes directly to supporting our students, teachers, and community.  The auction provides essential services for our students. These funds provide resources which include but are not limited to; Curriculum Materials,  Enrichment Opportunities,  Community Events (Skate night!), Tutoring, Counseling Resources, Room/Teacher Supplies and Technology.  This event along with Walk-a-Thon support the real funding gaps in our school.  On a lighter note, this is a FUN event and provides a way to foster our community spirit.  If you decide to stay home you cannot bid on the some of the amazing things available such as…..

  • Autographed Pearl Jam Concert Poster from Austin 2014
  • Weekend at a Cabin at Stevens Pass
  • Cruise at Elliot Bay for 4
  • Dinner for 4 at the Butchers Table
  • Escape to Willows Lodge in Woodinville
  • Teacher Experiences! Hike with Ms. Whipple, make sushi with Ms. Takahashi and many more
  • Sounders Tickets for April 22nd
  • Opportunity to record and oral history with KNKX
  • Private Shopping tour at Coastal on Alki
  • Private wine class for 20 people
  • West Seattle Bowling Party hosted by the Staff 

and much more because this procurement team will not stop getting cool stuff for you to bid on!!!!!  You got to be in to win it!

Do you have Auction Items to donate?

Many thanks for the awesome items that have already come in (see above). Your generosity is seriously appreciated. For those of you still looking for a way to contribute, we are in need of sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, Wine & Whiskey can drop of either at school front desk with Kathy or at Karin’s house (

Volunteers are needed to make the evening a success! Check out the opportunities on our Signup genius page.

School Tours

The following is a list of scheduled tours of Lafayette Elementary.

1st/2nd Grade Genessee Boundary Families

  • February 5, 2018, 5:30-6:30 pm 
  • February 8, 2018, 8:30-9:30 am 

These tours are for 1st/2nd Grade Genessee Boundary Families. We are so excited to welcome you to our Lafayette community. We look forward to building and supporting our school community together with you all.

2018/19 Kindergarten Families

  • February 8, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm

New Families:  Welcome!  If you have a kindergartener and are interested in touring Lafayette Elementary, there is a kindergarten tour scheduled for February 8 at 2:30-3:30 pm.  Although RSVPs are not required it does help us coordinate how many volunteers we need.  Please contact Kathy Johnson to RSVP.

  • RSVPs are appreciated but not required.  If you cannot attend any of scheduled tours, you are welcome to call the front office and schedule a mutually convenient/date time.  Please contact Kathy Johnson.
Volunteer Opportunity:  If you are a current parent of a Lafayette student and are available to lead a kindergarten tour, we have a tour for prospective new families scheduled for February 8 at 2:30-3:30 pm.  Please contact Kathy Johnson if you are available.
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