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Book Fair May 30 – June 5

MAY 30 – JUNE 5:  BOOK FAIR
Keep the reading momentum going this summer!  Here are the different ways you can buy books from the Book Fair:

  1. Visit our library (during lunch recess (10:40-12:10 pm (lunch recess) and after school until 2:25-3 pm)
  2. Order Online:   enjoy a larger, expanded selection when you shop online (online orders delivered to the school before the year ends).  You can shop online before the actual book fair starting on May 17.
  3. Clip & Send the Newspaper Flyer Order Form from the interactive Book Flyer (remember to add 10.1% sales tax).  The Library cannot accept cash book orders BEFORE May 30th.  , Checks are accepted anytime and can be made payable to the Lafayette PTA.

Special Schedule:  May 30 (early dismissal):  open after school at 1:05-1:45 pm; May 31 (Spring Fling):  5:00-6:30 pm; June 5:  open 10:40-12:05 pm (lunch recess), not open after school.

Thank you Ms. Nakagawa, her team of volunteers and everyone who shops.  All purchases benefit the school – helping to buy books for the library and classrooms.

Instrumental Music Concert May 30th at West Seattle High School Theatre 7pm

The Lafayette Spring Instrumental Music evening performance is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm in the West Seattle High School Theater.  The concert will feature all Lafayette 4th and 5th Grade Instrumental Music students, including the Combined Band, Beginning Strings, 2nd Year Winds, 2nd Year Strings as well as some feature ensembles.  There will also be a daytime assembly performance at 8:30 am on May 30th.  All Lafayette parents and friends are invited to attend the performances.  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  Set up for the concert starts at 5:00 pm.  Volunteer/help with setting up chairs and stands would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Instrumental Music Teacher Frank Seeberger if you have any questions.

School Levy Information: Input needed and Encouraged!

Planning for the 2019 Levies Election

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

Community meetings

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 publicaffairs@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-0070 five days in advance. 

For ASL interpretation, please email publicaffairs@seattleschools.orgfive days in advance of the meeting.

All meetings will take place from 6:30–8:15 p.m.

 April Community Meetings Presentation

Direct contact

You may also email your questions and comments.

West Seattle Blog coverage can be found here

Timeline

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

 

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