Staff Appreciation Week May 1st to 5th

Staff Appreciation week is fast approaching!  

This is a great opportunity to convey to your child’s teacher your thanks and appreciation for their hard work and dedication this year.

We’ll be organizing some ‘school wide’ activities (breakfast one morning, morning snacks, coffee break and luncheon) so keep your eyes open for future email blasts and emails from your Room Parents on how you can get involved.  

Go here to sign up to volunteer to bring something or assist in one of the events.

If you have questions you can reach out to your room parent or Rachel Hagenson at her email.

Class Photos by Yuen Lui and Yearbook Orders

Class Photos will be taken on March 29th.  Order forms went home in the kids folders but you can also go online to order.  Cash or check made payable to Yuen Lui Studio or prepay online by credit card at  (click on School Prepay, Keyword:  Lafayette).  Yuen Lui will also be taking individual photos this day specifically for the Yearbook.

Yearbook orders are due March 31st.  Cost is $20 and payable in Cash or check made to Lafayette Elementary.

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.

PTA Meeting Thursday, Feb 16th 6:30pm BeSmart Speaker

Another way to get involved at the school is to join a PTA meeting – the next one is scheduled for this Thursday February 16th, at 6.30-8.00pm in the cafeteria (childcare provided). A summary of PTA business will be first on the schedule, and then join us for a conversation about gun violence and how we can keep our kids safe. We have a speaker from Be Smart (Gun Safety), and there will be free gun locks available!

You can read more about this important safety issue on their website 

Auction Early Bird Tickets by Feb 20th and Go get those Donations, turn in by the 17th!

Reminder!  Buy Early bird Auction tickets by February 20th.

Tickets:  Purchase by February 20th @ $75.00/person or $150/couple or to secure a table of 10 for $700.  After February 20th tickets will go up to $80/person, $160/couple or secure a table of 10 for $800.

To learn more about the auction and opportunities to donate, please visit the auction site here to donate goods, money or experiences.  All donations need to be received by February 17th, 2017.  You can find a ideas to donate at this link AUCTION WISH LIST 2017.

Please contact the Auction team via email with any questions at .

Logo Contest is underway! All entries due 2/17

Create something that will be a part of your school’s history!

That’s right, a logo isn’t something that is used once or twice. It becomes a
part of your schools’ history! The winner(s) of this contest will see their logo on school spirit wear, the Lafayette Elementary and PTA Web sites, plus on handouts that go home and around the school grounds for years to come!

What is a logo?

  • It QUICKLY lets people know who you are
  • It can be a simple picture or symbol 
• It can be just words 
• It can be words and a picture/symbol together

Think about who we are. What images come to mind? Draw them quickly. Don’t get too detailed. A logo must be able to be viewed big on a poster, or small on an envelope, so simple images work the best.

We want all your ideas and sketches. You are welcome to submit as many logo designs as you want. You can work on them with a friend too!

The winner(s) of the contest will get an opportunity to work with a professional design team to take their logo from a sketch on a piece of paper to a finished design!

Please make sure you include your full name, grade and room number on all the logos you submit for the contest.


Pizza with the Principal & new Kindergarten Tour February 2nd 8am – Parent Volunteers Needed

Pizza with the Principal is this Wednesday, January 25th at 5pm in the Cafeteria. Thanks Pagliacci for sponsoring!  You can also find the latest January newsletter here.

Our rescheduled Kindergarten Tour is now on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 a.m.  Please share this information with your friends or neighbors who are considering our school and community.

This event also needs our wonderful parent volunteers to provide a tour of the school and our programs.  Take the opportunity to be an ambassador for the school!  Contact Kathy Johnson in the front office to sign up. She would like to have 5 volunteers. Contact Kathy via email  or phone 206-252-9500.

Please make sure you have completed the volunteer requirements which are here.

No Kindergarten Tour today – Cancelled, but there is still a PTA Meeting tonight!

Unfortunately our fearless leader Mrs. Chaput has come down with the Flu and we are cancelling our Kindergarten Tour today. Look for a reschedule date very soon!  Please share with others if you know they plan to attend.

PTA Meeting is tonight!  Childcare is provided in the gym and it starts at 6:30pm.  No guest speaker tonight but we will cover up coming events (Auction), review finances/budget and answer questions  and/or take any suggestions from parents.  We look forward to seeing you there and hopefully the weather cooperates!

Drumming 101 needs students

Drumming 101 is a 1 1/2 hour class on Tuesdays from 2:15-3:45pm for students in second through fifth grade. Attendance is low and a few more students are needed to keep this course available. If your student is interested please sign up NOW!

Love music? Learn how to play the drums! Explore fundamentals of rhythm, time keeping, technique, rudiments, and ear training, all while having fun listening to great songs! Designed by a music industry professional, Drumming 101 employs innovative tools, techniques, and a state-of-the-art stereo monitoring system-that will teach kids to rock!

Instructor: Jon Slatkin is a West Seattle parent and musician/producer. Present/past clients include Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot, Sundance Film Festival, YouTube. Modern Sky and EMP. Jon began his professional career at age 15 and studied with legendary drummer Jim Chapin. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and the Percussive Arts Society.

Grade levels 2nd-5th
For 1 1/2 hours on Tuesdays from 2:15-3:45PM
Min. 5 students/Max. 12 students
Jon Slatkin
Portable 27
$165/sessionKathy Johnson

Winter Enrichment Registration Reopened

The registration form for Winter Enrichment has been reopened. There is a NEW JUMP ROPE CLASS on Thursday with Lafayette’s new PE Teacher, Ms. Banner. Spanish Club on Friday needs two or three more students or it will be cancelled. A few classes are full and have been closed but most are still available for registration.