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...
Join us for Dim Sum and two Chinese dance performances on Saturday, November 18th from 10AM-12 noon!

Join us for Dim Sum and two Chinese dance performances on Saturday, November 18th from 10AM-12 noon!

The Annual Giving Campaign Committee is sponsoring this new community event to bring our school community together while celebrating Chinese Culture. Dim Sum will be served in the cafeteria starting at 10AM and again after the dance performances.  Dance performances will be held in the auditorium at 10:30AM (China Dance School & Theatre) & 11:00AM (Xian Yun Academy of the Arts CA). There is no cost to attend this event, we look forward to seeing you! PLEASE NOTE:  Food will not be allowed in the auditorium. 竭誠邀請參加本校於11月18日(星期六)舉辦之點心及两場精彩之中國舞蹈表演活動。 此最新之社區活動是由年度奉献委員会(Annual Giving Campaign Committee)主辦。目的是藉中國 文化使本校學生家庭凝聚一起。活動是免費入場,是日由早上10時開始至中午12時。 點心分別在早上10時,及舞蹈表演後在學校食堂供應。表演節目在禮堂舉行,早上 10時30分由中國舞蹈學校及劇院表演,及11時由加州神韻藝術專科學校担任演出。...
Update on Annual Giving Campaign

Update on Annual Giving Campaign

We are on our way Lafayette!! Thank you to everyone who has already donated to this year’s Annual Giving Campaign (AGC).  We have raised $32,500 so far! We are a quarter of the way towards reaching our year goal of $125,000.  Reaching our goal allows us to continue to support our children’s educational experience at Lafayette. We can’t get there without your help. Every donation counts, every donation is...
Double your donation with a matching gift!

Double your donation with a matching gift!

Do you work for one of these companies?  If so, you can potentially double your donation for even more impact! If you are an employee at a medium to large sized company, it is very likely that your company has a matching gift program. When you donate to the PTA at Lafayette Elementary, a matching employer will then donate part or an equal amount!  Please contact your company to find out if they participate or see our full list of companies that are matching donations. Liz McArthur is our PTA Matching Funds Coordinator. She can help you facilitate the paperwork with your company to make the process simple. You can reach her by email @ agcmatching@gmail.com. See the full list of companies that are matching...
Lafayette Fun Run & 5K – Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lafayette Fun Run & 5K – Sunday, September 17, 2017

Come join us for a fun, timed 5k Run/Walk on September 17, 2017, and support a nationally-recognized San Francisco public elementary school! Our fast, flat course runs through Golden Gate Park down John F Kennedy Dr. and all proceeds benefit Lafayette Elementary School. Cheer on our students as they participate in a pledge run/walk-a-thon. This upcoming school year, we are specifically raising money to support our school’s high caliber of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) academic excellence by paying for our technology teacher, outdoor science teacher, and online technology programs. Our goal is to raise at least $15,000 to fund these critical teacher positions and our online technology programs. It is our mission as a PTA to empower each child at our school to reach their academic potential and to make the educational tools they need to succeed accessible to them regardless of socioeconomic status. Elites, Weekend Warriors, Families, Strollers, and Wheelchairs are all welcome! (Dogs, however, will have to stay home for this event.) JFK is closed to cars on Sundays, so please come join us for the race and hang out afterward for a picnic, bike ride, and just general community mingling. Register & Learn More >> PRIZES: We will have prizes for the top Male and Female 5k competitor as well as the top 2 fundraisers. REGISTRATION Child Registration (Individual): $15.00 Early Registration (Individual): $25.00 WHEN:  Sunday, September 17, 2017 (On site registration opens at 7:30am.  Race starts at 8:30am.) WHERE:  Peacock Meadow – Golden Gate Park (235 John F Kennedy Dr) Use the register button below to learn more about: Volunteer Opportunities How to...
Purchase Tickets:  Lafayette PTA Parent Social on Saturday, August 26th

Purchase Tickets: Lafayette PTA Parent Social on Saturday, August 26th

Enjoy an evening out with good company and great wine. A great opportunity to bring our school community together while supporting Lafayette Elementary PTA’s Annual Give Campaign. DATE AND TIME Sat, August 26, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION Bluxome Street Winery (www.bluxomewinery.com) 900 North Point Street San Francisco, CA 94109 TICKETS ($30 In Advance / $40 @ The Door) Ticket includes 2 glasses of wine. (Purchase Tickets Online) QUESTIONS?  Contact us at...

PTA Association Meeting SUMMARY: April 12, 2017

Lafayette Elementary School PTA Association Meeting SUMMARY (April 12, 2017) RECOGNITIONS –  THANK YOU! Karla, Mary, Alberto and Dory for the yearbook The Spring Play Committee Pam and Gloria for the Sing-a-Long and Raffle GUEST SPEAKER Ms. Tong, our computer teacher, spoke about STEM@Lafayette The presentation spoke about where we are and where we want to be with our computer science curriculum Our current goal is to have a 1:2 device to student ratio. This goal will be met by the summer when additional iPads are ordered in July. 3D printer has been funded through a grant Lafayette has been selected to a be a part of SFUSD’s computer science pilot program Currently working on various types of engineering in 6 classrooms Working on tech integration in the classrooms vs the computer lab Would eventually like to transform the computer lab to a Makers Space Innovation Lab To see the presentation click here —>  4/12 PTA Presentation FINANCIAL REPORT Covered the period from March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017 Income received for this period was from the Annual Give Campaign, Spell-a-thon and yearbook sales. Expenses included the spring play,  the band for the Blue Ribbon ceremony, hospitality, teacher grants and field trips COMMITTEE UPDATES Membership 423 members Classes with the highest participation and winners of the bagel breakfast are: K: Iwaszewicz, 1st grade: Chue, 2nd grade: McClain, 3rd grade: Steinberg, 4th grade: Brook, 5th grade: Welsh Annual Give Campaign raised a total of $115,229.00 to date 44% participation Celebratory movie night will be held on 4/29 at 6:30pm Students are voting on which movie to watch Sing-A-Long Will...
Family Movie Night Reminder:  Saturday, April 29th (Arrive at 7pm)

Family Movie Night Reminder: Saturday, April 29th (Arrive at 7pm)

Thank You to everyone who donated to this year’s Annual Give Campaign (AGC). It was our most successful campaign to date in both amount raised and participation rate! In gratitude, Lafayette PTA’s AGC is hosting a Family Movie Night featuring the movie SING! With the nice April weather this weekend, we just couldn’t  help it.  We are moving the movie party outside.  We will have it in the yard, and it will start a bit later than 7 because of the sun. When:  Saturday, April 29th Time:  Arrive a little before 7PM, Movie starts at 7:00PMish (due to change of venue to outside viewing – we will start the movie when it is dark) Location:  Lafayette Elementary (Outside Yard) Admission:  FREE (popcorn will be served) A few very important details: Bring a low chair or blanket. Bring a chair, blanket, tarp or something to sit on. Bring a jacket, hat, scarf, sleeping bag, etc. – it still is San Francisco. This  is a Lafayette Family event.  NOT A DROP OFF — you must come with an adult or chaperone. Please arrive at 7 . . .we will start the movie as soon as it gets dark. No parking in the yard – that is where the party is. Please find a valid parking spot and walk to the event.  Be mindful of neighbors, driveways and double parking, as always. Its Free!  to Thank all of you Lafayette Families for everything you do! Thank You for supporting the...

PTA Association Meeting Summary: March 8, 2017

PTA Association Meeting SUMMARY:  March 8, 2017 RECOGNITIONS –  THANK YOU! Kate for Spell-a-thon MaryAnne and Tamara for Multicultural Week Craig, Tamara and Pam for their work on the Nominating Committee Barbara, Amy and the entire school musical team Karla and Mary for their work on the yearbook Liz, Matt, and Gwendolyn for making the Annual Give Campaign such a huge success GUEST SPEAKER Mechele Pruitt with Parents Place (www.parentsplaceonline.org) gave a presentation on bullying The presentation covered various types of bullying, how to support children who are involved in a bullying situation and ways to work with your school to address the issue FINANCIAL REPORT Covered the period from January 1, 2017 – February 28, 2017 Income received for this period was from the Annual Give Campaign, Spell-a-thon and yearbook sales. Expenses included the librarian grant and the Education Outside program COMMITTEE UPDATES Membership 411 members Spring contest ends March 22 Current leaders: K: Iwaszewicz, 1st grade: Chue, 2nd grade: McClain, 3rd grade: Steinberg, 4th grade: Brook, 5th grade: Welsh Annual Give Campaign raised a total of $106,500 to date We are at 97% of our $110,000.00 goal Spell-a-thon raised a total of $10,600.00 Spring Musical Wednesday, March 22 at 9am and 6:30pm Thursday, March 23 at 6:30pm Friday, March 24 at 9am and 6:30pm Performances will be held on the following days Sing-A-Long Will take place at Balboa Theater on April 15th Ticket cost is $10 each Doors open at 6:30pm Raffle winners will be announced during the pre-show We are still in need of community experiences. If you would like to contribute please contact Verndean Tortorelli...