Class Library Books are here! Volunteers needed….

New Library books for classrooms have arrived!  As you may know, all of our library books are coded by reading level (A,B,C, etc.).  The school has purchased new classroom library book kits and is in need of volunteers to code the books – basically put the appropriate sticker on the binding.  This is something that be done at home or at school.  You can pick up a box of books, stickers and corresponding lists which indicate which level a particular book is and then bring it back in once you are done.  Get the kids involved too!

If you are interested in taking a box of books home to code, please contact our Principal, Cindy Chaput at

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.

Earth Day Clean Up at School

Saturday, April 22nd 9am- 12pm

We have a crew of volunteers provided by Seattle Public Schools plus a local law firm who are coming to help us clean up the school, paint and maintain the gardens!

Our Volunteer Project Manager, Ellen Zoffel is coordinating the Earth Day volunteers on Saturday April 22 9:00am-12:00pm, Parent volunteers are also needed to be part of the clean up crew! If you have any wheelbarrows to share on that day it would really help!

sign up here:

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   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 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.

2017 Spring Enrichment is Open for Enrollment!

Get ready for some serious fun this spring! 

Registration is open for the Spring Session that begins Monday, April 3rd and ends Friday, June 16th (unless otherwise noted due to school early dismissal and mid-winter break).  Click here to Enroll Now  or you can see the descriptions for the classes here and then enroll by March 27th.

Note: No Classes on the following days:

  • Week of April 10th-14th (No school – Spring break)
  • Wednesday May 10th (2-hour early dismissal)
  • Monday May 29th (No school – Memorial Day)

Full and Partial Scholarships are available to families who request them, no questions asked, for one class per child per session. Please note that scholarships are funded through the proceeds of the PTA Enrichment Program itself, i.e. from all of our families. The goal is to be all-inclusive but also self-sustaining. Please carefully consider the needs of your family when deciding whether to request a scholarship. Scholarship requests will be kept confidential. If the demand for scholarships is too great, the PTA may need to limit the number of scholarships awarded.

  • Registrations are due by Monday, March 27th. One registration per child.
  • Classes with a stated maximum limit will be determined by lottery. Late registrations will be considered by PTA Enrichment coordinator.
  • Two ways to register: On line (processed in real time) OR paper enrollment (processed at same time as on line). If enrolling by paper, please fill out and hand in last two pages of this document to the PTA Command Center’s Drop Slot. Parents will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the session
Please contact PTA Enrichment coordinator Kathy Johnson with any questions at her enrichment email.

Auction is SOLD OUT!!

Thanks to this amazing community we are sold out of the tickets for the Auction this year.  The good news is that if you want to participate you still can as a volunteer.  The most important part of this night is the fundraising for the kids but also all of the people who make it happen.  If you want to be part of the special night and have an hour or 2 to spare, go sign up the event site at

For those that can volunteer for 5 hours or more, you will get a free dinner and drink ticket at the event.

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.