Erik Satie: Great Composer for April

Erik Satie (1866-1925)

You can hear the music of French composer Erik Satie (1866-1925) in Lafayette’s front hall. Satie spent much of his time exchanging ideas with artists and composers in the cafes of Paris. Throughout his life, he wanted to create music that mixed ancient melodies with new ideas, following no rules but his own.

Erik Satie on Amazon

Erik Satie on YouTube

Erik Satie on Wikipedia

Free Musical Scores by Erik Satie

Erik Satie on iTunes

Felix Mendelssohn: Composer of the Month


The composer for February is Felix Mendelssohn. He followed in the footsteps of Beethoven and filled his music with emotions and feelings, painting a picture with music of the many places he traveled; the Highlands of Scotland, the wild ocean waves bouncing off a cave, gondola boats floating in Venice, and even the magical forests in Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Please ask your kids if they had a chance to learn about and hear Mendelssohn’s music this month.

Felix Mendelssohn on Amazon

Felix Mendelssohn on YouTube

Felix Mendelssohn on Wikipedia

Free Musical Scores by Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn on iTunes


Browser Plugins Make Earning for Lafayette Easier

If you are worried that your purchases on aren’t being credited to the school or if you don’t want the hassle of visiting before you shop on amazon then install one of these browser plugins!


Download Lafayette Linker for Google Chrome™


Download and install Lafayette Linker for Safari


Download and install Lafayette Linker for Firefox

Internet Explorer

A plugin for Internet Explorer is coming soon.

What these plugins will do is ensure that you are using the affiliate code when browsing  If you inspect your URL before purchasing, you should notice a “lafayette-20” (or “lafayettech-20”, “lafayetteff-20”, “lafayettesa-20”) at the end.  Use the form below if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

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Do You Have a Donation for the Auction?

Preparations are well underway for the Luna Park Boardwalk Night on March 9, 2013.

The live auction generates the majority of the funds raised. Each classroom is providing an art project for this part of the event and we are hoping to auction off some other great items.  Do you have something fantastic to donate to our live auction that will raise money for Lafayette? Donations could include: local sports tickets, a jersey, a vacation home or timeshare week, airline points or vouchers, dinner or hotel certificates, ski passes, or that ping pong table folded up in your basement. Or would you be willing to host a special wine-tasting and/or dinner in your home? These were wildly popular items at last year’s auction!

If you have something you would like to donate, please contact Sarah Dillard, fill out a donation form in the office, or donate using our online form.  Fill it out, click the “Donate Now” button, and you’re done!. All donations are tax deductible and will receive a receipt.

The Lafayette Elementary PTA auction supports the great programs and resources that help our children succeed. We need your help to make this a successful fundraiser!

If you have questions or need more information, please email Gaynor Hills or the Lafayette Auction Team.  Thank you for helping Lafayette!



Buy Tickets to Luna Park Boardwalk Night

Tickets are on sale now!  Only $65 until February 19 and $75 thereafter. Ticket price includes dinner, an auction bid number, and two raffle tickets which can be used for carnival games or drinks.  Fill out an invitation form (children should have brought them home) and drop it off in the main office with your payment, or purchase your tickets online!

Nurse’s Office In Need!

The nurse’s office is in need of the following clothes: 



If you buy the supplies from amazon (the links above generate revenue for the PTA) you can ship them directly to:

Lafayette Elementary School
C/O: Nurse’s Office, Mary Kay Sykes
2645 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Room 10 Supplies Running Low

Dr. Ybarra’s supply of facial tissue, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes is running low.  Donations of those items would be greatly appreciated. If you buy the supplies from amazon (the links above generate revenue for the PTA) you can ship them directly to:

Lafayette Elementary School
C/O: Dr. Ybarra, Room 10
2645 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Volunteers Needed for 2013 Lafayette Auction

As the saying goes…it takes a village.  Ok, well hopefully not an entire village, but we sure could use a few volunteers to help us make the 2013 Lafayette Auction a success!  If you think you would like to help us make this fun event the most successful auction yet, we want you!  We are looking for parents or family members who are willing to help with multiple jobs before, during and after the event.  These jobs range from event setup or making bid sheets to being a “runner” or registrations person.  After the event we will need assistance with breakdown and haul-off.  We would appreciate any help that you are willing to provide!  Also if you have a flair with décor and/or design the auction committee is looking for a “Decorations chair or chairs”!  Here is your chance to give a little of your time to support Lafayette – please consider volunteering.  Questions about the event, available volunteer jobs or just to volunteer, please use the form below to contact Kathy Wimer.  And thanks in advance for your consideration!

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2013 Lafayette Auction on March 9th

The third annual auction will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Hall at Fauntleroy from 5:30 – 11:00 PM.  This year’s event has the theme Luna Park Boardwalk Night.  There will be a mini silent auction, a live auction (hopefully including art from every classroom), dessert dash and several games of chance.  This will be a great opportunity for parents and staff to get to know each other a little better and build community – while raising a little money for our great school!  Tickets will be $65 per person and include a lovely dinner catered by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes.  More information about how to purchase your tickets will be available shortly.

Six Things You Can Do To Help

Lafayette would not be the wonderful school that it is today without help from the community. Here are six things that you can do to help raise money without any additional expense to you!

1.  Register your Safeway card on
Register your Safeway Club Card at and enroll “Lafayette Elementary PTA” or by using the Group ID 8563870. The PTA can receive up to 4% of your monthly purchases from Safe- way. Encourage your friends and families to also register their Safeway cards.

2.  Buy a PCC Natural Markets Scrip card
Order a PCC scrip card and the Lafayette PTA will earn 5% of your purchases. These cards come loaded with $25 but are refillable up to $1000. Contact to purchase a card.

3.  Shop on
When you shop on using our referral link, a percentage of your purchase goes directly back to the school! Tell your family and friends! The URL is: Bookmark it and ALWAYS use it when you shop on

4.  Get a Bartell Drugs ‘B’ Caring Card
The ‘B’ Sharing Card enables up to 4% of your Bartell Drugs purchases to be contributed to our school. Ask a Bartell Drugs cashier for a registration form, register online at, or call 800-931-6258.

5.  Shop at the eScrip Online Mall
You can shop at over 800 of your favorite online merchants and earn Lafayette a percentage of your purchases! Visit and if prompted, click ‘Add’ next to ‘Lafayette Elementary School PTA’. Shop online this way and Lafayette earns money automatically.

6.  Register at
eScrip contributes a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards (like Safeway, Bartell Drugs, etc), credit card, and ATM card purchases to the school. Purchases are tracked and available to you online so you can see just how much you have raised for the school! Sign up today!

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