Autumn Carnival Coming Soon!

Please come and join us Saturday, October 22nd for our Annual Autumn Carnival! VOLUNTEERS GREATLY NEEDED! Please sign up here: Autumn Carnival Volunteer Sign Up Sheet. We’d love it if you can help! You can also contact either Jennifer Wong: jenndotwong@gmail.com or Craig Bergman:bergie1119@yahoo.com directly. Pre-selling Tickets – We’ll be pre-selling tickets on Friday, Oct. 21st, in the school yard in the morning & afterschool. Come and look for our table! All PTA sponsored games/activities, the inflatables, & cakewalk require tickets. Minimum advanced ticket purchase is 4 tickets – $1. Best deal is 25 tickets for $5. Wristbands for unlimited rides on the inflatables will be on sale on Saturday for $5. CASH ONLY- to purchase tickets please. BRING CASH AND CANS: Donate canned food to the SF Food Bank for free game tickets! For every 1 can of food you donate, you’ll receive 2 free carnival tickets, Limit of 12 free tickets. Please check the expiration date on your...

Books Inc. Fundraiser Shopping Event- Thursday, October 6

The PTA has partnered with Books Inc. to hold a fundraising shopping event this Thursday, October 6, 2016. Mention “Lafayette” and 20% of all purchases will be donated to our school! Valid all day and on all items sold at Books Inc. · SPECIAL EVENT HOURS – hours extended until 8:00PM · HAPPY HOUR – Join us for wine and appetizers from 6:00pm-8:00pm · Student Art display of the Fun Run T-shirt design contest · Tell your family and friends! · Pre-orders are accepted, simply call Books Inc. (Orders must be picked up on Oct 6) · Complimentary gift wrap is offered. BOOKS INC. | LAUREL VILLAGE | 3515 CALIFORNIA STREET | 415-221-3666 A very big THANK YOU to our partner and donor: · Book’s Inc. for hosting the event · Cole Hardware for the wine...

Thank you Lafayette Parent Volunteers!

Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers! The PTA is so grateful to all of you for pitching in to make our HSB Parking Fundraiser a success this past weekend. We raised just over $7,300 to help support our children’s education here at Lafayette! We would like to say thank you to all our parent volunteers who have given more than 2 hours of your time to help the PTA, so far this year, by entering you into a raffle to win a $50 gift card to Sports Basement. Please log in your volunteer hours under the community tab. There will the quarterly raffles held throughout the year to say Thank You. This quarter’s winner will be announced after the Halloween Celebration. Thank you for all you do to make Lafayette such an amazing...

Welcome Back Lafayette!

Dear Lafayette Families, As the newly elected PTA president, it is my pleasure to welcome you all back to Lafayette for the 2016-17 school year. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting our incoming families in the upcoming weeks. I have every confidence that this is going to be another outstanding year at Lafayette.   There are a lot of new and exciting things happening at Lafayette this year! Starting with several new additions to our teaching staff.  We wish our veteran teachers, Mrs. Alexandra Jeffrey and Ms. Debra Ferreir, all the best in their retirements and bid a fond farewell to Ms. Chelsea Roberts- 3rd Grade, Mr. Jimmy Simpson- Outdoor Education and our Special Education Team of Ms. Dawn Ehret and Ms. Rhoda Schwartz as they pursue new teaching endeavors. We are very grateful for the time each of them dedicated to Lafayette and our students.   We are thrilled to have both Mr. Robert Steinberg- Gr. 3 and Ms. Rachelle Hata- Gr. 4 returning to Lafayette again this year.  Join Mr. Caceres, the teachers and staff in welcoming the following new teachers to Lafayette:Ms. Celia Scully–Kindergarten for Ms. Darcie Chambers, Ms. Nita Arios who will be transitioning to the 2nd Grade, Ms. Trisha Hong- Gr. 3, Special Education: Ms. Gina Martinez DHH K-2 and Mr. Nick Manfred DHH Gr. 3-5, Resource Specialists: Ms. Jordan Paxhia and Ms. Nicole Sato and Outdoor Education Instructor: Ms. Ellie Marble. We really have a superior group of educators this year to teach and support our children!   Over the summer the dedicated members of the PTA Board were hard at work planning several fun and innovative community building events for our Lafayette families this year.  We are very excited to debut...

Stop, Drop and Go Needs 5 Volunteers Each Morning

Hello Lafayette Community! We hope you are having a wonderful summer. School is just about ready to start back up on August 15 and Stop, Drop & Go is ready to rock and roll. All we need are volunteers. If you’ve volunteered before, you know what to do. If you are new to our community, here’s what we do: Stop, Drop & Go is a valuable program to keep our kids safe during the morning drop off. We need 5 volunteers every morning each week to show up at 7:30 a.m. to set up cones and to help move children quickly and safely from car to school. During the first four weeks of school, we have an open rotation and need you to help. Here is the PTA’s website regarding Stop, Drop & Go:http://lafayettedolphins.net/parentinfo/stop-drop-and-go/ Here is the link to SIGN UP for a morning shift: http://doodle.com/poll/676kya7rxd59din2 If you have any trouble with the links, please contact Valerie immediately at vvitullo@yahoo.com Valerie Vitullo & Kate Murphy Stop, Drop & Go...

Outside Lands Parking Fundraiser: Volunteers Needed for 2-3 Hour Shifts

We could still use some help with the upcoming Outside Lands Parking Fundraiser. We are looking really good and have quite a bit of sign-ups already. Just a few more open spots to fill, mostly later in the day, and we will be ready to go. This is one of our biggest, and easiest, fundraisers of the year. Please consider signing up for a shift and help us to raise much needed funds for our school. Last year we raised *$16,000.00 which funded our Outdoor Science teacher for the entire year! The event takes place next weekend, *Friday, August 5th – Sunday, August 7th from 10am – 11pm*. Sign up with a friend or meet someone new. It’s EASY! You do NOT have to park any cars. All you have to do is collect money and hand out a valet ticket. THAT’S IT! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ROLYNIDIavOv19M5b3XBzx2HrdQJPeq6IT3fBKGAOzQ/edit?usp=drive_web ​ Thanks! Darlene​ Bagley and Chris Smith Parking Fundraiser...

e-envelope 5/11/16

Greetings Wonderful Lafayette Families, It is difficult to believe that we are down to our last few weeks of school.  That being said, there is a lot happening at Lafayette in this short time.  Today the 5th grade students go to Harding Park for golf and the 3rd graders head to ATT park to watch the Giants take on Toronto Blue Jays. Tomorrow is Science Fair Day.  After school between 2 and 4:30 parents are invited to come in and see all the science-based projects and activities that students have engaged in this school year.  Please come and support our Lafayette students.  Snacks provided. Remember that tonight is our last PTA meeting.  We will begin at 6:30 tonight instead of 7 PM.    We will be saying farewell to our dynamic PTA officers who are all terming out this year.  It has been a pleasure to work with all of them over the past two years.  Hope to see you all there. We will have our last Splash Day and our last Spirit Friday sponsored by the PTA.  Please encourage your children to wear Dolphin colors.  Come enjoy a cup of coffee on the yard after intake. I’m looking forward to see you at all our upcoming events including our annual Staff vs. Lafayette kickball game on May 20.  Also, we are excited to see you on May 23 for Field Day! Thank you for all your ongoing support.  Have a great week!  See you here at Lafayette. Best regards, Heath Caceres Wednesday Bulletin 5-11 Raffle Update SFUSD Summer Reading List Fei Tan Academy...

PTA Meeting Tonight, 5/11 @ 6:30pm

The last PTA meeting of the school year is tonight at 6:30 (note time change) in the school cafeteria. We will have a guest speaker from Common Sense Media here to talk about Social Media and kids and how we as parents can be more informed and involved. We will also review and vote on the 2016-17 preliminary budget. EVERYONE is welcome to come to any PTA meeting – member or not. As always, there is free childcare provided by the YMCA, free parking in the school yard and free food/refreshments. See you...

Giorgio’s Pizza Gives Back 15% to Lafayette TODAY – Monday 5/9

Eat out at Giorgio’s Pizza on Clement Street Monday, May 9th and help support Lafayette. 15% of all carry out, delivery and dine in orders will return back to our school. Be sure to mention Lafayette Elementary to your server when you order Spread the word among your friends and...