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...

Spirit Friday this Friday

The PTA will be sponsoring coffee and donuts this Friday morning in the school yard. Come on by and grab some to go or stick around and mingle a bit. Don’t forget to break out your blue and white attire or Spirit Wear to show your school spirit!  There is rain in the forecast. If it rains, we will reschedule and let you...

PTA Meeting and Parent Seminar this Wednesday

Our next PTA meeting is this week, Wednesday, April 13 from 7:30 pm-9 pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome and encouraged to come and hear about upcoming events. We will be voting on the slate of open board positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary announced at the last PTA meeting as well as reviewing the budget.  Come meet fellow parents and hear from Principal Caceres. You do not need to be a member to attend, but you must be a member to vote.Free childcare will be provided from the YMCA in the art bungalow (children must be potty trained). Free parking available in the school yard. There will be food and refreshments for those attending. Please note the later start time of 7:30P to accommodate those parents who may be attending Principal Caceres’ seminar in the auditorium on the PAX program earlier in the evening.   Hope to see you at...

YMCA After School Registration Opens April 4th

Hi Lafayette Families, Afterschool Registration for the 2016-2017 school year opens on April 4th. The YMCA will make registration packets available to the school office, the YMCA bungalow and the YMCA Branch located at 360 18th Ave on March 28th, this year we will also be offering online registration. Below and attached is more information on our program offerings and how to join our community. We are excited to grow together 🙂 YMCA After School Flyer 2016 Marcela Hunter Youth and Family Programs Director Richmond District YMCA 360 18th Avenue San Francisco CA 94121 D 415-666-9609 M 415-666-9622...

Teacher Experiences Still Available

Our wonderful teachers & staff are offering fun experiences for our students to help raise funds for PTA sponsored programs and events. Take a look and grab a spot for your child before the online auction closes:   ANY GRADE Pizza and Movie Night in the Auditorium with Mr. Caceres and Ms. Tong Mr. Caceres and Ms. Tong https://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog/show/167 Your child will enjoy 3 hours of movies, pizza, and perhaps dancing as part of this really fun sign-up.  Mr. Caceres and Ms. Tong will host 50 kids in the Lafayette Auditorium from 5:30 – 8:30 on April 29th.  Movie and date to be determined.  Open to all grades levels. Option to spend the night for 4th and 5th graders only is listed further down the page.   KINDERGARTEN Ice Cream and Dance Party with Ms. Hubbell and Ms. B Ms. Hubbell and Ms. B https://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog/show/245 20 students will join Ms. Hubbell and Ms. B. in Room 109 for a party with ice cream and toppings, dancing, crafts and games.    Wednesday April 13th from 2-3:30. FIRST GRADE Choose + Do and Ice Cream Floats Ms. Gaylord https://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog/show/230 15 students will have one hour of Choose + Do with a short break for an ice cream float – scheduled for May 5th from 2-3 after school.   Friday Plan-Do-Review with Mrs. Melander Mrs. Melander https://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog/show/237 On Friday, April 29th from 2-4 pm, 22 students may choose an activity in the classroom with Mrs. Melander.  The students may draw, paint, play with blocks, use the puppet theater, origami, writing, construction… it’s the students’ choice.   Paper Airplane Party Mrs. Benjamin and Mr. Krista https://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog/show/244...

Online Auction is Open: Golfing, Giants Tix, Restaurants, Camps and More!

Hello Wonderful Lafayette Families! If you were unable to attend the Lafayette Gala last Saturday you missed out on a wonderful event! But don’t miss out on the great items we still have up for auction online! You can still bid even if you didn’t attend the gala. Check out the online catalog! https://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog We have: Giants Tickets! Foursome at Chardonnay Golf Course 1 Week USF Boys Soccer Camp 1 Week Soccer Insight Soccer Camp AcroSports Gift Certificate Lessons at La Petit Baleen Billabong Luggage Philz Coffee package CalShakes Tia Margarita SF ZOO Lafayette Parent Softball Game Lafayette Swim/Pizza Party After School Spend the Night a Lafayette Teacher Experiences and so much more!!! New stuff is entered daily! Registering and bidding is so easy! Be sure you send this link to all your friends and family. Grandparents love to support schools! If you have any question regarding the online auction. Please contact me, Amber...

Online Auction Open to EVERYONE

Hello Lafayette! Our online auction is LIVE today until March 18, 2016 and is open to EVERYONE whether or not you are coming to the event on Saturday. Be sure to share this link with your family and friends! To get started, register as an online bidder at https://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/signup Once you have registered click here http://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog/online to see the catalog of items available for online bidding. To bid, you will need to login at http://pta.schoolauction.net/2015auction/login Click on any item name to see more details about the auction for that item, including the minimum bid, minimum raise, shipping information and time remaining until that item closes. When you see something intriguing, you can make a bid by entering the amount you want to bid in the box below the “Time Remaining” counter, and clicking the “Bid Now” button. As soon as the auction closes, we will send you an email alerting you to your winning bid, and sending you a link to use for providing payment information. If you have questions, you can get them answered by online administrator at lafayetteauction2016@gmail.com...

Auction Attendee Details

THANK YOU for registering for the Lafayette Elementary 10th Anniversary Gala & Auction! We have a lot of changes this year! Here is some important information to help you make the most of your evening.  This year is special as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our School auction! Cocktail Attire is encouraged but not at all mandatory. GETTING THERE The event is at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, SF, 94118. Note: the entrance to the venue is on the Arguello side of the building. Parking: Parking in the area is difficult, so carpooling is encouraged.  The Presidio Golf Course parking lot will be open to us, which is a few blocks up Arguello in the Presidio. Uber: first time users can apply the following code for a discount: DonationMatch for a $20 credit LYFT :  first time users can apply the following code for a discount: GoDolphins $20 credit SCHEDULE EARLY BIRD GETS $100! REGISTER BY 6:00pm AND WIN $100  First table Closes at 7:25! 5:30             Doors and Registration Open                          5:30-6:30    Registration Door Prize will be open for a Crisp $100 Bill !!! 6:00-7:15    Cocktails/Dinner/Silent bidding begins 7:20             First silent bidding table closes 7:45             Live auction begins/Fund-a-Need 8:45     Boogie Down! CHECK-OUT PROCEEDURES We will NOT be checking people out the night of the event.  We will be checking our guests after the silent auction ends  Friday 3.18. upon the close of our online auction.This will give you an opportunity to continue...

PTA Meeting Tonight (Wednesday 3/9/16)

The 1st  PTA meeting of 2016 will be held tonight, Wednesday, March 9, from 7pm-9pm in the cafeteria. Anyone is welcome to come and hear about upcoming events such as the Spring Auction and School Musical. We will also be announcing the candidates for the 2016-17 open PTA officer positions of President, Treasurer and Secretary. We are still looking for a candidate for Executive Vice President, so if you are interested in that position or any other position, please email lafayattevolunteers@gmail.com. Come meet fellow parents. Hear from Principal Caceres. You do not need to be a member to attend. Free childcare from the YMCA in the art bungalow (must be potty trained) and free parking in the school yard. We will also have food and refreshments for those attending. See you there!   Warmly, Sara...

Win $1000 for our PTA!

The California State PTA and Ed100.org are teaming up to help parents learn more about education  so you can help create better schools. And we are putting a little money in the game. On March 9, one lucky PTA will win $1,000—but only if parents at your school take a few minutes to learn more about education. Here is how to do it: Go to Ed100.org and sign up. Make sure you put in the name of your school. Read one of the lessons AND claim your ticket at the bottom of the lesson to enter your PTA in the drawing. Here are some lessons to get started… (Remember: sign in first so you can claim your ticket.) Summer: Time to Learn or Time to Forget How Big Should Classes Be? Early Childhood. Yes, Preschool Matters Does California Skimp on...

Spirit Friday and Chinese New Year Dragon Performance Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Spirit Friday –  remind your child to wear their school gear/colors. The PTA will be hosting coffee and donuts (no Spirit Wear) and will be there selling auction tickets and taking signups for community experience donations. The Chinese New Year dragon performance will be on the school yard at 8am. Stick around – it’s a wonderful...

Patxi’s Pizza Fundraiser – Feb 16 ALL DAY

Lafayette Elementary is partnering with Patxi’s Pizza in the Inner Sunset (822 Irving Street) and 10% of all sales on Tuesday, February 16 will be donated to Lafayette Elementary. This includes all dine-in, delivery, pick up and catering orders. Can’t eat in? Order a half-baked pizza and pick it up during the day. Having a lunch time meeting? Call ahead and have Patxi’s cater your work luncheon. Delivery is FREE. Have other plans this day already? Grab gift cards for another day. All sales including gift cards help raise money for Lafayette. If you have friends or family that live out in the Sunset, please spread the word, come out and support our...

Multicultural Week Success!

What a wonderful week of cultural celebration! Thank you to Tamara, MaryAnne, Liz and Snjzana for a fantastic job as our PTA committee chairs in charge of Multicultural Week. And a huge thank you to all the volunteers and teachers who helped set up and run the programs. The performances, pot luck dinner and classroom programs were enjoyed by...