Association Meeting Summary: January 11, 2017

RECOGNITIONS Lisa McNey, Sharla Flock, C.J. Bergmen and Dave Martin for the Lafayette Cares Charity Event Amy Wimmer, Amy Winthrop, Amy Minasian, Rebekah Kurth and Maryanne Hunter for organizing the book fair which brought in $11,900.00. Michal for organizing the Spring school enrichment programs UPCOMING 2017 PTA EVENTS 1/16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – NO SCHOOL 1/18: Spelling Bee 1/20: Spirit Friday 1/27: Lunar New Year – NO SCHOOL 1/30 – 2/3: Multicultural Week 2/2: Multicultural Night 2/15: PTA Town Hall Meeting (No evening PTA meeting will be held in February) 2/20: President’s Day 2/27 – 3/3: Parent Teacher Conference Week 3/8: Presentation on bullying. Mechele Pruitt of Parent’s Place will be giving a one hour presentation on bullying at the PTA meeting which begins at 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. The presentation will begin at 7:30pm. FINANCIAL REPORT All incoming deposits during this time period were from the book fair, Fun Run and Annual Give Campaign Expenses were for teacher supplies/grants and Fun Run expenses PRINCIPAL’S REMARKS The School Site Council (SSC) will be meeting on Thursday 2/2 at 5:45pm to brainstorm about what direction we want the school to go in. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Multicultural week is coming up and help is needed to run “Passport Around the World” which will take place on Friday 2/3. Iwaszewicz is heading a committee dedicated to organizing Blue Ribbon celebrations which are currently scheduled for the 1st week in March. Have kids wear all blue Flying our Blue Ribbon flag for that week Incorporating the award into our spirit wear (requested by Washington D.C. and...
Multicultural Week at Lafayette – Volunteers Needed (Jan. 30 – Feb. 3)

Multicultural Week at Lafayette – Volunteers Needed (Jan. 30 – Feb. 3)

DOWNLOAD FLYER (pdf) We’re looking forward to another great Multicultural Week at Lafayette this year (Jan. 30-Feb. 3). Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Cultural Heritage Dress Up Day Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Assembly during school Thursday, Feb. 2 – Performances and Potluck, 6-8 pm Friday, Feb. 3 – Around the World at Lafayette, 8:10-9:30 am If you are willing to help with Multicultural Week please sign up on one of the google docs listed below. We need volunteers to help with the potluck in the evening on Thursday and in the classrooms for Around the World at Lafayette on Friday morning. To help with the potluck use this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jRNezjRIobMag7yk_gPZXVOtjKyznVUMgCWcyJCWs8k/edit?usp=sharing To help with Around the World at Lafayette use this link:...

Spring PTA Membership Contest: Win a delicious Bagel Breakfast!

We are half-way through the school year and have reached 393 PTA members!  It is not too late to make a splash and join the PTA. As a big thank you to those classes with the highest number of PTA members per grade, the PTA will host a bagel breakfast later this spring (date TBD). A Big Thank You to everyone who has joined the PTA so far and good luck to all classes with the Breakfast Competition! PTA membership envelopes are available with your teacher or join the PTA online:...

After-School Enrichment Classes – Winter / Spring 2017

Our new after-school enrichment program is starting on Monday, January 9th.   Below is a summary of our classes. For detailed class descriptions and registration information please visit the after school enrichment page at: http://lafayettedolphins.net/parentinfo/after-school-enrichment Questions?  Email us @ lafayette.enrichment.classes@gmail.com Mandarin Grade Level:  K – 5th Day/Time: Mondays – Thursdays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $650 Abacus Grade Level:  K – 4th Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $180 + $10 Rhythm and Percussion – view flyer Grade Level:  K – 5th Day/Time: Wednesdays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $240 Chess – view flyer Grade Level:  K – 5th Day/Time: Tuesdays at 2-3 pm Cost:  $204 Yoga – view flyer Grade Level:  K – 5th Day/Time: Mondays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $270 Art – view flyer Grade Level:  K – 5th Day/Time: Thursdays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $350 (includes materials) Lafayette Chorus Grade Level:  3rd – 5th Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $255 Capoeira Track 1 Grade Level:  2nd – 5th Day/Time: Wednesdays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $240 Track 2 Grade Level:  K – 1st Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $225 Legos, Pre-Engineering Using Legos Session 1 (Winter):  Jedi Engineering Using Lego, Jan 10-Mar. 21. $200 – (view flyer) Grade Level:  K – 2nd Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2-3:30 pm Cost:  $200 Session 2 (Spring):  Intro to STEM with Lego, Apr. 4-May 16, $140 – (view flyer) Grade Level:  K – 2nd Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2-3:30 pm Cost:  $140 Coding Grade Level:  3rd – 5th Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3:15 pm Cost:  Free Rhythm and Movement Grade Level:  K – 1st Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2-3 pm Cost:  $240 Cooking Grade Level:  K – 5th Day/Time: Thursdays, 2-3:30 pm Cost:  $260 Creative Folkloric Dance – view flyer Grade Level:  2nd – 5th Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3 pm Cost: ...

Mark Your Calendars: Volunteer to Help Home Bound Seniors (December 14th)

Join the PTA and the RDNC volunteers in providing home bound seniors living in the Outer Richmond with the gift of warmth this holiday season!  This festive and fun family evening will involve making cards, decorating bags, and making or wrapping up blankets to be delivered to home bound seniors in our neighborhood. Date:  Wednesday, December 14th Time:  6:30-8:00PM Location:  Lafayette School Cafeteria Parking is free in the school yard. Food/Drink will be provided to attendees. Returning This Year: Ugly Sweater and Festive Hat Contests (Great...

Auditions for Singin’ in the Rain Jr. (Nov 28 & 29)

It’s that time of year! Scripts are being read, music choreographed, and costumes and sets being discussed! The crew is very excited. Please see below for all signup and audition information for the school play.  All Grades Can Pre-Register at the Spirit Friday Table This Friday Morning (November 18th). Kindergarten & First Grade: Please sign up for a special chorus number the week of November 28th. All K-1st graders who sign up are automatically in a chorus. The signup sheet will be posted outside the auditorium or you can sign up online at http://lafayettedolphins.net/parentinfo/school-musical/. Auditions for Upper Grades Only (2-5) All 2nd-5th grade children are welcome to audition and everyone who auditions will be part of the play. You can pre-register here: http://lafayettedolphins.net/parentinfo/school-musical/ — or sign up at the audition. Location:  Lafayette Auditorium Monday, November 28th 4th graders @ 2pm 5th graders @ 2:45pm Tuesday, November 29th 2nd graders @ 2pm 3rd graders @ 2:45pm Come prepared to sing 1 minute of your favorite song. Please attend auditions with a parent or make arrangements with your aftercare program to return immediately after auditions. We will be seeing children in groups in the auditorium. We ask that parents please wait quietly in the hall until your child is done. Callbacks will be Monday, December 5th, and the student will be notified at the audition if they need to attend. Cast list will be posted Friday, December 9, near the auditorium at the end of the day. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Wimmer at amwimm@gmail.com. Thank you! —Barbara, Jennifer, and the School Play...

Kezar Fun Run This Saturday (Nov. 19)

This Saturday is the Fun Run at Kezar Stadium!! Pre-registration ended today. However, registration will continue on race day starting at 9:00am during warm ups. Come out with the family for a day of healthy exercise while supporting our school, students, and wonderful teachers. There will be a post-race picnic in the meadows outside of Kezar Stadium.   Race t-shirts for all families who registered by last week Thursday will be delivered to your child’s classroom this week.   Pledges for those children who are running in the pledge-per-laps run or walked race are due back to school on Monday, November 28th, after the Thanksgiving Break! Return pledges to: Front Office PTA folder or your child’s teacher’s PTA Envelope.   Each child will receive a certificate of completion after the race with the number of laps completed indicated on the certificate. Please encourage family and friends to be generous with their donations over Thanksgiving Break.  The three students with the highest amount raised in pledges will each get a turn being Principal for the Day.  Students raising over $50 in pledges will get a stainless steel water bottle.  Students who raise over $100 in pledges will be entered into a raffle to win 4 rounds of golf at the Presidio Golf Course. Thank you to all the families who have supported this fundraiser so far by registering for the race. We look forward to seeing lots of you at Kezar Stadium on Saturday.    We also welcome helpers!! Sign up to help out on race day here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MDu8C3mv94DqSXhtp8kcZ5uPwcqo-DdVAKjwzHw9fOc/edit?usp=sharing   Warmly, Fun Run Committee   http://facebook.com/LafayetteDolphinsPTA/...

Book Fair Is Coming (November 14-18)

The Book Fair is almost here! All Lafayette school children will visit the Book Fair once with their class, and it’s our goal that every child will leave with a new book. Parents, friends, and family are welcome to visit Book Fair, too! It runs from November 14th through the 18th. Volunteer In order for the Book Fair to be a fun event for everyone we need volunteers. Please sign up to volunteer for the Book Fair: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nc6Yu14asq6onIHbQAlfc_qyzpeT3IVbi6I9M8Q9pgs/edit?usp=sharing Raffle Your child has a chance to win a $20 Scholastic Dollar gift certificate to be used at the Book Fair! Have your child decorate the attached pirate coloring sheet and return it to their teacher by Tuesday, November 8th, to be entered. There will be one winner in every grade!   (Winners will be notified on Thursday, November 10th)   Online Store Check out our online store! Shop from November 5th through 18th, and your books will be shipped to school. Access the online store at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/lafayettebookfair If you have any questions, contact Lafayette.bookfair@gmail.com....

1st Annual Fun Run is on November 19th at Kezar Stadium

Register by November 4th to guarantee having your shirt by race day.  Drop by room 221 for the registration and pledge forms or download them below. Promote good health by running or walking around Kezar Stadium for a good cause. Join us for the 1st Annual Lafayette Elementary Fun Run! 100% of all proceeds raised will go toward supporting our outdoor education science, art & music programs, Field Trips and other fun educational activities at Lafayette Elementary. Download Forms: Registration Form (Download the PDF) Pledge Form (Download the Word Document) Frequently Asked Questions About the Fun Run: What are the race details? Participants can either run a # of laps for pledges in 15 or 30 minutes, or just run 1 mile around the track (4 laps). What does it cost to participate? $5 if running/walking a given # of laps with pledges per lap $20 if just running 1 mile (4 laps) with no pledges Can adults participate in the Fun Run? Do we get a t-shirt? Yes!! Parents can either support their young runner at no cost, or run the 1-mile race for $20 with no pledges. Adults get a t-shirt as well (while supplies last). What do I get for the registration fee? An official student-designed race t-shirt (while supplies last) An official race bag with enclosed goody bag Do younger siblings and adults walking with younger students need to pay? No, only race participants pay the registration fee. Parents and younger siblings can join their participating family member for the Family Run/Walk which happens during the K-1 time bracket. Only participants get a t-shirt but family members are...