Annual Give Campaign Update:  $106,500 Raised (Almost At Our Goal)

Annual Give Campaign Update: $106,500 Raised (Almost At Our Goal)

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to this year’s Annual Give Campaign (AGC). We have raised $106,500 and have just $3K left to reach our year goal of $110,000. 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 and is significant in this home stretch. Donate to the AGC by March 31st and we can all celebrate as a community with a Movie Night in...
Reminder:  PTA Meeting (Wednesday, March 8th – 7PM)

Reminder: PTA Meeting (Wednesday, March 8th – 7PM)

Our next PTA Meeting is this Wednesday, March 8th @ 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Agenda Guest speaker: Mechele Pruitt from Parents Place. Discussion on Bullying. Principal Caceres: Update on Bond Measure Improvements at Lafayette and address Betsy DeVos’ appointment. Nominating Committee will present the slate of PTA Board candidates.  We still need a Financial Secretary if anyone is interested in this role*. Review the PTA Parent Engagement Survey Results All attendees will be entered to win a $25 Target Gift Certificate! * Interested? Please contact the Nominating Committee:...
PTA Meeting: Wednesday, March 8th @ 7:00pm (Cafeteria)

PTA Meeting: Wednesday, March 8th @ 7:00pm (Cafeteria)

Please join us for the next PTA Meeting: Wednesday, March 8th @ 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. We have a full PTA Meeting Agenda including: Guest speaker: Mechele Pruitt from Parents Place. Discussion on Bullying- identification and management strategies. Principal Caceres will provide an update on Bond Measure Improvements at Lafayette and address Betsy DeVos’appointment. Nominating Committee will present the slate of candidates for next year’s PTA Board. Review the PTA Parent Engagement Survey Results All attendees will be entered to win a $25 Target Gift Certificate ****REMINDER (Annual Give Committee Update)**** The Annual Give 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: Teacher stipends for field trips Technology program Art in Action/Art in Residence Programs School Play Field Day Autumn Carnival Outdoor Science...
Annual Give Campaign (AGC) Update

Annual Give Campaign (AGC) Update

The Annual Give 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 Teacher stipends for field trips, Technology program, Art in Action/Art in Residence Programs, School Play, Field Day, Autumn Carnival and Outdoor Science Education. To date, the AGC has raised over $87,000. As many families have expressed a desire to still donate, we have extended the end of the campaign until March 31, 2017. As an additional incentive this year (besides the best incentive- enrichment of your child’s education at Lafayette), the AGC is offering to host a movie party for all Lafayette families, if we can reach $110K or get 100% participation by March 31 (Download Movie Flyer). Movies, popcorn, friends, at the school – let’s do it!  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...

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...