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...
Annual Giving Campaign – End of Year Donation

Annual Giving Campaign – End of Year Donation

There is still time to donate to the Annual Giving Campaign to qualify for a 2017  tax year deduction!  We welcome all donations to round out the end of our campaign this year. We’ve made strides and are 50% of the way to reaching our end of year goal. We need your help to get there! A sincere Thank You to all families who have already contributed this year. We could not sponsor any of the stellar PTA community events or school extra-curricular programs without your contributions. We are so lucky to have you within our supportive school community. Thank you to each and every family for all you do to support...
Annual Giving Campaign Update – Still Time for 2017 Tax Year Donation

Annual Giving Campaign Update – Still Time for 2017 Tax Year Donation

Dear Lafayette Families, With the end of the calendar year only 8 weeks away, there is still time to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign and have your donation count towards the 2017 tax year.     To date, the Annual Giving Campaign has raised over $53,000 and all of your contributions are directly supporting our technology program, education outside science teacher, field trips/teacher stipends and the many enrichment programs that make Lafayette such an amazing school.   We’re off to a great start and thank all families who have already contributed. We still have a ways to go to reach our year-end goal of $125,000.  We hope you will consider supporting the AGC campaign and all children at Lafayette. Your generous contributions allow the PTA to fund all the programs that make our school so terrific.     Every donation is significant, every donation makes a difference and is appreciated.  You can donate online at https://www.lafayettegives.com/. Paper forms are available in the PTA Office-Room 221 in English, Chinese, Spanish and Russian.     If you have any questions, please contact your AGC Co-Chairs Halima Thorsen and Pam Janusz at lafayettegives@gmail.com.   Warmly, Annual Giving Campaign Committee DONATE...