Volunteer for the Auction on the new SignUp Genius site

Calling all volunteers!  We have setup a new site for volunteering for the auction at SignUp Genius. You can go here to check out the fun ways to get involved.  The old sign up has been transferred to this site so if you volunteered already you are good to go!


TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!  Go here to get your tickets! Tickets After February 20th are  $80/person, $160/couple or secure a table of 10 for $800.

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.

Book Fair December 1st – 7th

The Library Book Fair Fundraiser is Coming – December 1st – 7th!

The Book Fair is quickly approaching and we’re hoping that you may be available to stop by during Lunch Recess or after school. Proceeds raised range from 40 – 60% of sales and will be used to purchase books for the school and Library Program. Last year we used the funds to purchase over 300 books for the Library, plus every classroom and had a guest author, Annie Crawley who visited and shared about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Ways to Shop for Books:

  1. Visit the Library (see times below)
  2. Order Online at this link: scholastic book fairs
  3. Clip & Send the Newspaper Flyer Order Form (remember to add 9.8% sales tax).

The Library cannot hold cash orders before the Fair opens on Thursday, December 1st. Checks are accepted anytime & made payable to the Lafayette PTA.  This another great opportunity to help the kids in the classroom and shop for the holidays!

Thank You!

Linda Nakagawa
Lafayette Librarian

Schedule for the Book Fair:

Thursday, 12/1 @ 10:00 – 11:10 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Friday, 12/2 @  10:00 – 11:10 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Monday, 12/5 @  10:00 – 11:10 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Tuesday, 12/6 @  10:00 – 11:10 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Wednesday, 12/7 @ 10:00 – 11:10 am only

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.

The Walk-A-Thon results are outstanding!

As of November 4th, the Walk-A-Thon’s total pledges were $63,520. $45,819 has been collected with $18,031 remaining. Keep collecting and remember to return your envelopes THIS THURSDAY 11/10!

The Week 3 Popcorn Party winner is Ms. Essex’s class with $1862.25! Mr. Hodges class took the Week 4 Popcorn Party with an impressive $3,333.

This event was only successful because of the hard work of all of the students, the Lafayette staff, and the parent volunteers. It is amazing that we can come together as a community and make this happen every year. The amount of work that goes into this thing is incredible. Jen and Maya, our school is SO LUCKY to have you – thank you for all of your hard work.

Return Walk-A-Thon Envelopes Friday, November 4th!

Please return your Walk-A-Thon pledge envelopes this Friday, November 4th. Some 3rd and 4th week numbers will be available shortly and you will get an update early next week. We are really close to our goal of $60,000, so keep collecting those pledges until November 10th!

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