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!



Science Alert and Garden Classes!

Science Alert!!!  This news is big! Most of you might remember that last year we left some pumpkins to rot in the garden to see if they might come back. Pumpkins are full of seeds. They rot, the seeds plant themselves and with a little water, sun, a visit from a bee, and time a new pumpkin can grow.  Go check it out! The pumpkin is getting bigger everyday!  

Fall Classes in the Garden: New classes are up! Have fun kids!

Nordhougen News

Dear Lafayette Families,

It is with heartfelt words that I write this letter to inform you that as of the end of June, I will be leaving the position of Assistant Principal of Lafayette Elementary School and beginning in a new position as an Assistant Principal at Broadview Thomson K-8. Although I will miss my work with our school family, I look forward to the challenges this new position has to offer.

It has been a pleasure to serve as the Assistant Principal at this school for the past three years.  It has been my good fortune to experience a wonderful partnership with the students, staff and families in our community.  While we have had quite a few bumps along the way, I am confident that Lafayette is at a great place and will only grow stronger in the coming months and years. This is an amazing group of educators and be confident that your students are in the best of hands!

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you, your children and this outstanding school community and hope you know I am especially proud of our students. I look forward to hearing great things about their accomplishments as they continue their education at Lafayette and beyond.

Robert will be communicating with you soon on the process of hiring the next Assistant Principal.

Karmen Nordhougen