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Nominations for Golden Acorn Award Due 4/24

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What is a Golden Acorn Award? A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program in the 1930s, more than 54,000 Golden Acorn Awards have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.”

The Lafayette PTA is proud to continue the tradition of recognizing a Golden Acorn recipient(s) from our school again this year.  A Golden Acorn is a very special award given by our PTA to individuals who have given outstanding volunteer service and shown dedication to our children and youth.  Candidates are required to be PTA members, demonstrate service to all students, and their volunteer service generally extends into the community in addition to their service through PTA and the school environment.  Each individual chosen to receive this award will receive a hand-painted gold pin in the shape of an acorn; a special certificate and a $70 contribution will be made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation.  These funds provide scholarships for post-secondary students.  We would like you to participate in the selection of our award recipients(s) through your recommendations.  Nominations will be accepted from now through April 24, 2018 by completing the form below.  Our Golden Acorn Award committee will make the final selection.

We are looking for parents that have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the Lafayette community, who enrich our school and who leave a strong legacy for others to follow. This award is about appreciation of their dedication and the positive impact that they have made.

Thank you!

Lafayette PTA

Fill out the online form below or download the Golden Acorn Nomination form and return to the front office.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the runLafayette is launching a Girls on the Run Program in March, and we are looking for a few volunteer coaches! Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade.

Do coaches have to be runners?
Not a runner? Not a problem! Girls on the Run is for anyone looking to inspire our girls to be healthier, more confident, and empowered! This is much more than a running program.

When is the program and how long are practices?
The Girls on the Run season runs from March until May. The girls practice Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45pm at Lafayette Elementary. As a coach, this means between 5-6 hours per week, including prep time, practice time, and time for communication with families and GOTR staff.

Find out more at: WWW.GIRLSRUN.ORG
Interested parents can contact Carolyn Whipple at cvwhipple@seattleschools.org or 206-252-9525

Running Club is gotten off to a great start! Sign Up to Volunteer and/or Run with your kids!

The Lafayette Running Club is happening every week. Come run with us on Tuesday and Thursday during lunch recess at the Lafayette playground! Lunch recesses are: K/1 grades from 10:40-11:00, 2/3 grades from 11:15-11:35, and 4/5 grades from 11:45-12:05. All students, parents/guardians, and school staff are encouraged to participate! All students are automatically enrolled. Just show up! There are new prizes this year! Besides running with your student(s), the running club is looking for volunteers to help coach/track laps. Volunteers can sign up here to VOLUNTEER. Hope to see you on the playground!  Also seen on our facebook page here.

Sincerely,

Running Club coordinators

Aimee Corr and Mary Sykes

5th Grade Promotion June 19th 5:30pm

Can you believe our 5th graders our moving on?  Yep, neither can we.  Please join all of us in saying congratulations!  The ceremony will be at the school cafeteria on Monday, June 19th at 5:30pm.

Contact the following team to help out (looking at you 4th grade parents) .

Katie Weinmann (kaweinmann@comcast.net) or Kristin Szabadi (kszabadi0312@gmail.com)

Mark your Calendars for FIELD DAY!!! June 23rd

Friday 6/23 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.

Field Day is a ton of fun and we will need a lot of parent volunteers!  Signup Genius link is below–

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4DABAD2DA57-field1 

Field Day is a celebration of the end of the school year with a lot of activities and games.  We will have fun stations like water balloon toss, rope climbing, 3-legged race, ring toss, etc and of course, a cold treat!  The stations are both inside the school and outside on the playground, each run by a teacher and at least one parent volunteer.

Please mark your calendars and consider helping out!

Also, if anyone is interested in co-chairing Field Day for this year or next, please contact Wendy at wpersonett@gmail.com.  Thanks!

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