“Be A Kid Again” – A Benefit for Lafayette Elementary School SF

“Be A Kid Again” – A Benefit for Lafayette Elementary School SF

JOIN US FOR A CASUAL EVENING OF FUN AND GAMES! A BENEFIT FOR LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY PTA If you’ve been waiting for the gala to return then wait no more! Relive your youth and help us raise money while having fun with fellow Lafayette parents and members of the surrounding community. All proceeds raised will directly benefit the Lafayette Elementary PTA which funds many of the enrichment activities our children enjoy regularly including Art in Action, Outside Education, and the School Musical just to name a few. The PTA also provides a large amount of stipends to all of our teachers for field trips and class supplies. WHEN SUNDAY, FEB. 17TH 2019 AT 6-9PM   WHERE EMPORIUM SF/616 DIVISADERO ST.   MORE INFORMATION We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable time! Emporium SF is an arcade bar venue featuring video games, pinball machines, pool tables and more! This adult only gala will offer a cash bar, music provided by DJ D-Sharp, the official DJ of the Golden State Warriors, food provided by local restaurants, and a raffle hosted by a very special guest. We will also have a table with sign-ups for community experiences. More info to come on what type of experiences will be available. Ticket prices are $80 for a single (1 ticket)/$150 for a couple (2 tickets). Hire a babysitter and buy your tickets now!   PURCHASE TICKETS...
Lafayette Fun Run and 5K Registration – September 30, 2018

Lafayette Fun Run and 5K Registration – September 30, 2018

REGISTER TODAY for our 3rd Annual 5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk being held on Sunday, September 30th at Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Support Lafayette Elementary School academic programs while spending quality time with family and our community! All funds raised from this event will be used to support our school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programs. Elites, Weekend Warriors, Families, Strollers, and Wheelchairs are all welcome for the 5k Run or Walk or 1 mile Fun Run!! Dogs, however will have to stay home for this event. Chip timing is provided for the 5K only. This area of Golden Gate Park (JFK Dr.) is closed to cars on Sundays, so please come join us for the race and hang out afterwards for a picnic, bike ride, and just general community mingling!! Race Day Info: Race Date: September 30th Race Day Registration Time: 7:30am 5K Start Time: 8:30am 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: 9:15am Registration Fees: 5K Early Bird before September 14th: $25.00 5K before September 26th: $30.00 5K Packet Pickup/Race Day: $35.00 1K Fun Run: $15.00 NOTE:  If you prefer to track your fundraiser in print instead of on the event website, you can download the form here (PDF). Registration includes a special event T-shirt, while supplies last. Prizes:  We will have prizes for top finishers and a variety of categories as well as the top 2 Fundraisers! Packet Pickup:  Please pick up your packet (including shirt, bib with timing chip, and other goodies) on Saturday, September 29th from 10am – 2pm at A Runners Mind, 3575 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118 Race Day Parking:  JFK is closed to cars;...
Family Code Night  – Thursday, May 17th

Family Code Night – Thursday, May 17th

Come to Family Code Night! A fun, FREE evening event at the school for K-5 kids and their family to explore computer science and coding together No coding experience needed! Join us for a fun hands-on experience to learn more about computer science education in San Francisco! Date:  Thursday, May 17th Time:  5:00pm – 6:30pm Location:  Auditorium Let us know you are coming by emailing us...
Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) Outdoor Family Movie Night Celebration

Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) Outdoor Family Movie Night Celebration

Thank You to everyone who donated to this year’s Annual Giving Campaign (AGC).  It has been our most successful campaign to date! In gratitude, Lafayette PTA’s AGC is hosting an Outdoor Family Movie Night featuring the movie Coco! Everyone is welcome to attend. Join us on Saturday, April 28th in the School Yard. Gates will open at 7:30PM The movie will start when it gets dark. Admission & popcorn are FREE! Bring a low chair, tarp or sleeping blanket. Don’t forget a blanket, it gets chilly at night. Please note: this is not a drop off event; children must be accompanied by an adult. Thank You for supporting the AGC!...
Peter Pan Sing-a-Long – Sunday, April 15th (Doors open @ 12:00pm)

Peter Pan Sing-a-Long – Sunday, April 15th (Doors open @ 12:00pm)

If your kids are excited for the Spring Musical, they’ll love the “Peter Pan” Sing-A-Long at the Balboa Theater on Sunday, April 15th. Here are the details: MOVIE: Peter Pan WHEN: Sunday, April 15th. Doors open @ 12:00pm WHERE: Balboa Theatre – 3630 Balboa St, San Francisco TICKETS: ON SALE NOW via Eventbrite! $12 per person. (Purchase Tickets Now) GOODY BAGS: We’ll have fun props for the kids to wave around as they sing to their favorite Peter Pan...
Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) Update – We Are Almost There!

Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) Update – We Are Almost There!

The Annual Giving Committee is doing another push to drive additional donations for the school year. This will help to secure some of the important programs the PTA funds including but not limited to Technology Consultant Position ( Ms. Tong), Librarian Assistant, Education Outside Science Teacher, online technology programs, Assemblies, Opera, Art in Action/Art in Residence Programs, Community Events: Dim Sum Saturday, Halloween, Multicultural Week, Spring School Play, Field Day & Autumn Carnival.   To date, the AGC has raised just over $101,000. As many families have expressed a desire to still donate, we have extended the end of the campaign to March 31, 2018.     As an additional incentive, (besides the best incentive- enrichment of your child’s education at Lafayette), the AGC is offering to host a movie party again this year for all Lafayette families, if we can reach $125K or get 100% participation by March 31. Movies, popcorn, friends, at the school – what could be better! If you have not yet participated, please consider contributing any level of donation to the AGC.   Please support our school and donate to the AGC today. We can make this happen! To Donate: Send your donation form (*) to your child’s teacher or drop your Blue AGC Envelope in the PTA office. Donate securely online at:  https://lafayettegives.com/donate * Donation forms can be found: Online at https://lafayettegives.com/downloads In the PTA Office Room 221 On the PTA table in front of the School Office Questions? Contact the AGC Chairs...
Request for Yearbook Photos & Other Reminders (Yearbook Pre-Order, Ads & Cover Art Contest)

Request for Yearbook Photos & Other Reminders (Yearbook Pre-Order, Ads & Cover Art Contest)

Have you taken pictures of your children at school events this year? We would love to see them! Here is what our yearbook layout is going to look like this year: Each Lafayette classroom will have two full-color pages in the yearbook. The layout will consist of the Fall Class Picture with student names and approximately 8 more pictures to fill in the 2-page layout. An additional number of candid pictures will be spread throughout the yearbook. Pictures should be approximately 300 dpi in size – jpeg preferred. When uploading please add the room number, teacher name and or the name of the event featured in the pictures. If your class has not taken any group pictures this year please email us, and we can set up a time to take pictures.  It’s really important to us that all children make it into the yearbook. Upload Your Pictures: Go to www.hjeshare.com and enter school code: DOLPHINS (all capital letters). Pictures are due by Wednesday, March 7th Types of pictures needed:           Group shots with all students Group shots of all girls or boys Mixed group shots in classroom or on field trips Pictures with interesting backgrounds & bright colors are a plus Happy children learning, playing games and being friends Other Reminders Yearbook Pre-Orders Your Ad in the Yearbook (Due – Wednesday, March 7th) Cover Art Contest (Due – Wednesday, March 7th) YEARBOOK ORDERS:  Yearbook order forms were sent home the week of 2/5.  Did you not receive your form? Not a problem! Order forms can be downloaded right here.  Please return your yearbook order forms to your child’s teacher. They will place the yearbook orders in their...
Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) – Final Post of the Year Update

Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) – Final Post of the Year Update

The end of the year is only a couple of weeks away. This is your last chance to make your donation to the PTA and receive a tax deduction for the full amount for 2017. Thanks to your donations, we are moving closer to reaching our financial goals for the Annual Giving Campaign but we still have some catching up to go in order meet our community goal of 100% participation. Remember any level of donation counts for participation! To Donate: Send your donation form (*) to your child’s teacher or drop your Blue AGC Envelope in the PTA office. Donate securely online at:  https://lafayettegives.com/donate * Donation forms can be found: Online at https://lafayettegives.com/downloads In the PTA Office Room 221 On the PTA table in front of the School Office Questions? Contact the AGC Chairs...
Lafayette’s Annual Spell-a-thon kicks off December 4th!

Lafayette’s Annual Spell-a-thon kicks off December 4th!

Lafayette’s Annual Spell-a-thon kicks off December 4th and the test will take place the week of January 8-12th. This is a fun and educational fundraiser. It is a great way for students to learn new words, while supporting our Lafayette community and preparing for the school-wide Spelling Bee on January 17th. Your child will learn to spell 20 words (Kindergarten) or 25 words (Grades 1-5), while your family and friends reward his/her effort with a tax-deductible donation to Lafayette Elementary PTA. Donations raised will be used to fund teacher stipends for Field Trips & Classroom Supplies.   Please help your child:  Learn the spelling words on the Word List. Obtain sponsors (download pledge form here). Our minimum goal is at least 3 sponsors or $25 per student. Each test has 5 BONUS WORDS this year! These more challenging words are worth double the pledged amount per word. Collect the pledge money from their sponsors. Pledge forms are due back to school on January 8th. Place donations in an envelope along with the completed pledge form and return to your child’s teacher by January 29th. Please make checks payable to “Lafayette PTA”. We have some terrific incentive prizes this year… TOP PRIZE: The top two fundraisers will each win a Fire 7 HP Tablet. Students raising at least $100 in pledges will be entered into a drawing for 8 students to have a Meet & Greet Experience with Mayor Ed Lee and a private tour of City Hall!! Students spelling all grade list words plus bonus words correctly will be included in drawings to win: Harry Potter Books Set [1-4] Magic Tree House Books Set [1-4 & 5-10] Scrabble or Scrabble Jr Game Bananagrams or My First Bananagram Game.  Classrooms with 100% participation win...