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.
In February 2019, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two levies to fund Seattle Public Schools — a Capital Levy and an Operations Levy.
Planning is currently underway for the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy. The six-year levy would replace the expiring Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy approved by voters in 2013. BEX V would fund capital improvements including projects to modernize or replace aging buildings with modern, operationally efficient educational facilities. BEX V would also fund technology for student learning, district systems, and infrastructure and security.
The district is also planning for the three-year Operations Levy, which would replace the current Operations Levy approved by Seattle voters in 2016. This levy helps fund day-to-day operations and pays for critical programs and services that are not fully funded by the state.
We want your input
In April, five regional community meetings will be held to share the planning process and possible projects. District staff members will share information, listen to and collect feedback, and answer questions.
For language interpretation services, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-252-0070 five days in advance.
For ASL interpretation, please email email@example.com days in advance of the meeting.
All meetings will take place from 6:30–8:15 p.m.
- Monday, April 23: Seattle World School (T.T. Minor School), 1700 E. Union Street
- Tuesday, April 24: Jane Addams Middle School, 11051 34th Avenue NE
- Thursday, April 26: Salmon Bay K-8 (Monroe School), 1810 NW 65th Street
You may also email your questions and comments.
- For BEX V Capital Levy: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For the Operations Levy: email@example.com
West Seattle Blog coverage can be found here
Sept. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning
Dec. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning
March 28, 2018: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning
April 2-26, 2018: Community meetings in five regions
June 2018: Home language outreach focus groups
May-August 2018: Review feedback, evaluate and refine priorities, analyze latest data
Sept. 2018: Community meetings in five regions to present levies scope
Oct. 2018: Levies Board Work Session & School Board Operations Committee report
Oct./Nov. 2018: Board Introduction: Staff recommendations for both levies presented
Oct/Nov. 2018: Levies 2019 Public Hearing
Oct./Nov. 2018: School Board Action/vote to adopt the levies and place them on the ballot for the February 2019 Special Election
Jan. 2019: Ballots mailed to voters
Feb. 12, 2019: Deadline to return ballots
All guardians with a K-12 student should receive an email link to the survey from firstname.lastname@example.org on Tues., April 17, 2018. The survey window will close on May 18. If your family does not have an email address on file, you will receive a mailed paper survey. Please be sure to complete this critical survey by Friday, May 18.
Learn more here and if you did not get the survey you can reach out to this email email@example.com
What is a Golden Acorn Award? A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program in the 1930s, more than 54,000 Golden Acorn Awards have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.”
The Lafayette PTA is proud to continue the tradition of recognizing a Golden Acorn recipient(s) from our school again this year. A Golden Acorn is a very special award given by our PTA to individuals who have given outstanding volunteer service and shown dedication to our children and youth. Candidates are required to be PTA members, demonstrate service to all students, and their volunteer service generally extends into the community in addition to their service through PTA and the school environment. Each individual chosen to receive this award will receive a hand-painted gold pin in the shape of an acorn; a special certificate and a $70 contribution will be made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation. These funds provide scholarships for post-secondary students. We would like you to participate in the selection of our award recipients(s) through your recommendations. Nominations will be accepted from now through April 24, 2018 by completing the form below. Our Golden Acorn Award committee will make the final selection.
We are looking for parents that have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the Lafayette community, who enrich our school and who leave a strong legacy for others to follow. This award is about appreciation of their dedication and the positive impact that they have made.
Fill out the online form below or download the Golden Acorn Nomination form and return to the front office.