Field Day is here!! and Lost and Found pick up

Field Day:  I hope you remembered your spirit wear today (each grade can wear their walk-a-thon colors or a similar colored shirt/outfit).  Field day starts at 12:30pm and goes until 2:00pm.  Also, you may want to bring sunscreen and extra water as the sun has finally arrived for summer!

Lost and Found:  The pile of clothes, bottles and lunch boxes is quite large in the hallway. Check it out today during Field Day and/or on Monday before it is donated to local charity.

Thank you and Happy Friday!!

Little Mermaid Junior – this Friday and Saturday

The play was so much fun last night and the talented actors had an amazing first night!  The play will go on tonight (Friday) at 7pm and also Saturday at 2pm. Come early to get good seats! You can see a few of the pictures by clicking on any images below…

K- 3 Musical Concert on June 14th 6 – 8pm

Do Ri Mi Fa So La Ti – oh let me see if I can make it easier..”

-Maria Von Trapp

That is just one of the many songs that our amazing talent from Kindergarten to Third grade classes will perform!  Mr. Jacquet-Acea has been working with the kids for months to help prep them for this show. Thank you to all of those families that have sent in their RSVP.  It’s not too late to join and it will help with the preparation of seating if you can send back the form sent home with your child. A copy of the form can be found here K-3 Music Concert.

You can also email or contact Mr. Jacquet-Acea  at rlacea@seattleschools.org

Volunteers are needed on June 14th to make the show a success! Go to our volunteer page to sign up!

Volunteers Needed to do the following:

Chair Setup: We need 200 chairs+ to setup prior to the show.

Prep Talent for Stage:  I will need at least one adult per song to help get the students ready to come on stage and get them off stage.  One other adult will be needed to have the next group prepared to go on after the first group has finished.  

 Sound System: Help students cue up songs, playing and stopping. 

Stage Crew:  Help students with supervision around with the microphones, curtains, tables and instruments on and off stage… 

Ushers:  Help audience get to their seats, and help to empty out after the first show has ended so we can get the second show of people seated.  The first performance should  go to 6:40 so there will be 20 minutes to complete that and start on time at 7pm for 2nd show.

 Clean up:  Put back all chairs under the stage and clean up anything left in the cafteria.  Enlist parents to help out!

 

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands” – Neil Gaiman

 

Book Fair is June 1 – 7th!  Keep the reading momentum going this summer!  All purchases benefit the school – which help buy books for the library and classrooms.  Here are the different ways you can order books from the Book Fair:

 

  1. Visit the Library June 1 -7 (lunch recess and after school until 2:45 pm)
  2. Order Online: scholastic bookfairs (online orders delivered June 15)
  3. Clip & Send the Newspaper Flyer Order Form (remember to add 10.1% sales tax, checks made payable to Lafayette PTA). click here –>Book Flyer Order Form

Our librarian, Linda Nakagawa, is looking for volunteers for the Book Fair in June.  Please respond by email (lnakagawa@seattleschools.org) or stop by and sign up on the volunteer sheet that is posted in the Main Hall.

Times to Volunteer:

June 2 – 7th:  Lunch Recess 10:00 to 11:40 am Need 3 Cashiers/Helpers

June 1 – 7th:  After School  2:00 to 2: 45 pm Need 2 Cashiers

What does a Book Fair Volunteer do? 

Before the Students/Parents Arrive

  • The first time you volunteer you should arrive 10 minutes early for training.
  • Look around & become familiar with the books & items being sold.
  • I will provide a training/review on using the cash register & hand scanner.

When the Students/Parents Arrive:

  • Volunteers may run a cash register, pull items from the display table or assist young students locate or select books.
  • If you are at a cash register you will ring up cash, check & credit card sales using a hand scanner on the barcodes.

After Students/Parents Leave:

  • After lunch you will deliver “out-of-time” books to students in their classrooms.
  • Tidy up & Restock the tables, cases & displays as needed.
  • Count & bundle bills, coins, checks & slips for bank deposit.
  • On the last day of the Fair, she needs one or 2 Volunteers who can help pack & stack the BF boxes.

Library Helpers are needed to assist when classes come to exchange Library Books & shelve returns

Volunteers are needed to process & laminate our new books to prepare them for Check-Out.

  • Requires 15 minutes of training.
  • Laminating may be done in the Library or at your home.

The Play’s the Thing! June 8 -10th @ West Seattle High School

The kids are presenting “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at West Seattle High School.  June 8th at 7pm, June 9th at 7pm and Saturday, June 10th at 2pm. The show runs about 1 hour and 15 minutes with one intermission.

There are so many ways to get involved in the school play! See below for job descriptions.

Tech Week kid-wranglers: These rehearsals can get fairly long as we stop to adjust lights and scenery etc. We need some parents willing to take groups of kids who are not on stage to play outside or hang out in another area of the school so our actors and crew can work.

*Show day kid wranglers: Lafayette staff! It would be great if you could take this on so that parents can be in the audience at our shows. I’ll need someone to do the same duties as described above, but during shows it’s mainly about keeping the kids quiet and occupied away from the stage door during the performance. Run time of the show is only about 1:15.

*Load in/Load out: Need a coordinator to recruit volunteers who can bring all scenery, set pieces, costumes etc. to the theater, and volunteers to strike the set after the show on Saturday June 10 and bring everything back to Lafayette.

*Hair and make-up: Need a volunteer(s) to gather the materials we’ll need and help kids with hair and make up design for the show.

*Concessions: Need a coordinator to solicit donations of snacks and drinks that we can sell at our shows to boost the profits we can use towards next year’s production! The coordinator will also be in charge of signing up volunteers to work before each show and at intermission.

Promotion and program: Need someone to design posters to advertise our show and put together a program. We have a cast member who has created an original design we’d like to use, and our show kit contains templates we can use for both the poster and program, so this should be an easy job for someone with computer skills.

Ticket sales:  Sell tickets prior to the show at West Seattle High School.

Contact Mrs. Duke to learn more and you can also go to the volunteer sign up sheet.

Thank you Volunteers for making our school Beautiful!

We had an amazing turnout for our Earth Day Clean Up party on Saturday, April 22nd.  Thank you to Ms. Chaput, Ellen Zoffel and many others including our wonderful teachers who took time out of their busy schedules to help make our school more beautiful for our kids.  We have other good news to share soon on a sponsorship for our Sustainable Garden.  You can check out the photo gallery below or post your own on our facebook page! You may have also noticed the new and improved Lafayette sign in the front and the newly painted lockers!  The team is busy finishing up the rest of the school but so far it looks great!

 

 

Auction is tomorrow! Check out the Art and Live Auction Catalog…

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!  Check out the Art and the Live Auction Catalog on our website.  Remember to check in before you arrive!

LIVE AUCTION for the items to be offered after 7pm.

ART for the kids amazing creations.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who contributed their time and creative energy to make the art with the kids.

Volunteer Opportunities! Jump Rope for Heart 3/31 & Third Grade F.U.N. Thursdays April 6th – May 4th

Jump Rope for Heart needs your help this Friday, March 31st from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm to assist kids in the 15 stations setup to facilitate the event.  Please contact the PE Teacher, Ms. Banner at klobrien@seattleschools.org   Even if you have only 1 hour that would help out!  Thanks!!

3rd Grade F.U.N. (Finding Urban Nature) Program

This incredible program starts on Thursday April 6th and will meet for 3 more Thursdays (April 20, 27, and May 4th).  The meetings are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Go to our sign up sheet to volunteer and contact the coordinator christines@seattleaudubon.org if you are able to facilitate a small group of awesome learners!  Note: to have consistency they would like the same volunteers for each Thursday.

Thank you to our Dessert Dash Sponsors for the Auction!

Thank you to the following Sponsors that have donated a dessert for our Dessert Dash on April 1st at the Auction!

PCC Markets
Salty’s on Alki
Grand Central Bakery
Bakery Nouveau
BAKED (Ali Graham)
Girl Scout Troop 40153
Lulu Cakes (Claudina Valcarlos)
Herban Feast
Flying Apron
Deep Sea Sugar & Salt
Top Pot Doughnuts (Christine Godlewski)
Trader Joe’s

and to the many parents who are donating their time and creative energy creating desserts for the dash!  Elizbeth Chapman, Naomi Hyland, Stephanie Jordan, Renee Antezana, Jelena Svircev, Donny & Megan Smith, Kathy Johnson, Amber Zeddies and Aimee Corr!

Enrichment Classes With Open slots! Fuel Up to Play 60 is extended until June 9th!

There is still spaces left in a few of the Spring Enrichment Classes! Tuesdays has Beginning Spanish and Lego Mindstorms and Friday we have room in Spanish Club!  Sign up here.

We are extending the Fuel Up program until June 9th. The kids are doing awesome and loving it!  Volunteer on Wednesday and Fridays during 2nd recess on the sign up sheet.   These kids are running their hearts out!  We currently have 28 half marathoners, 21 marathoners, 3 students who have run 2 marathons and 1 student who has run 3 whole marathons!  Check out the students pictures on the poster in the hallway by the cafeteria.