Cake Walk Needs Cakes


Yes, Holly Bauersfeld bakes an awesome cake, but SO CAN YOU! Bake (or buy) a cake for the “Hollywood Art Show and Spring Fling‘s Cake Walk”! The Cake Walk is a seriously fun game that the students and parents LOVE. If you can bring a cake or two, contact Sarah Dillard or use the form below.

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New Volunteering Opportunities


Volunteers are needed for these events, positions, and committees:

  • Volunteers for Spring Fling (2014) – contact Sarah Dillard or use the online form.
  • Volunteers for Field Day (2014) – contact Holly Bauersfeld or Wendy Personett.
  • Volunteer Coordinator (2014-2015) – presently filled by Kathy Wimer.
  • Yearbook Chair (2014-2015) – presently filled by Emily Swanson.
  • Beginning of School BBQ Planning Committee  (2014-2015)
  • Walk-a-Thon Committee (2014-2015)
  • Auction Committee (2014-2015)

There will be tons of volunteer opportunities throughout the year– please consider volunteering and making Lafayette even more amazing!!

Book Fair is May 29th to June 2nd


The Spring Book Fair is coming to the library! Proceeds raised range from 30-55% of sales and will be used to purchase books for the library and every class. If you would like to volunteer for the book fair, sign-ups are on a wall poster in the front lobby of the school.

Start Date: After school on Thursday, May 29th.

End Date: Wednesday, June 2nd during Lunch Recess only (not open after school)

Open Hours: Student’s Library Day, Student’s Lunch Recess, After School from 3:30-4:00pm

Three Ways to Shop for Books:

  1. Visit the Library
  2. Use the Newspaper Flyer Order Form (remember to add 9.8% sales tax)
  3. Order Online at

Questions? Email

Help with Lafayette Teacher & Staff Appreciation

Next week from May 5th until May 9th is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at Lafayette Elementary! Let’s show all the teachers, support staff, and administration staff that they are appreciated and remind them that all they do for our children each and every day does not go unnoticed.

There is a great week of activities planned and your help is needed to make it a success!! Please consider signing up for an available item or job. To participate, you can sign up in the front lobby or sign up online.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Rachel Hagenson & Diana Palmer

“Teacher Appreciation Week” Starts May 5th


Being a teacher in these times of recession and budget cuts comes with a low to moderate paycheck and around the clock hours. As another “Teacher Appreciation Week” approaches, now is the perfect time to personally thank your students’ teachers for their sacrifices and support for your children throughout the year. While appreciation alone will not reduce the challenges that Lafayette teachers and staff face, it will let them know that their efforts are not going unnoticed.

Here are some of the ways you can honor Lafayette’s teachers and staff:

  • Write letters and cards of appreciation to your students’ teachers throughout the week and ask how you can support them throughout the year.
  • Coordinate with your room parents for classroom gifts or surprises.
  • Volunteer for the staff breakfast or luncheon. Sign-ups coming soon.
  • Nominate your students’ teacher for an award!
  • Show your support by volunteering in your students’ classroom.
  • Don’t forget about the administrators and the other teachers in the building (Music, PE, Computer, etc). Hint: The administrators like “Bear-Claws”.
  • Brag about your teacher on Facebook or Twitter.
  • For more teacher appreciation ideas, see Pinterest.

To sign up for the festivities contact Rachel Hagenson and Diana Palmer.


Chairpersons and Volunteers Needed!


Chairpersons and volunteers are needed for “Teacher Appreciation Week” (May 5th-9th) and for the “Spring Fling” (May 16th). The Spring Fling is in real danger of cancellation if there isn’t a chairperson or planning committee. Chairing is a great way to ‘give’ to Lafayette and the community. Or, get your best friend or neighbor to co-chair with you!

If you are interested in chairing or volunteering, please contact Kathy Wimer as soon as possible.