Dear Lafayette Families,

These are good times at Lafayette Elementary School! Let’s Keep It That Way….

We hope that your 2016/17 school year is off to a great start. Principal Caceres along with all of our incredible teachers and staff continue to lead our school to new heights. The classrooms are full of energy and our children are thriving. Our diverse community is united by a common goal: We all want the very best education for our children.

Update on Annual Give Campaign (AGC)


The Annual Give Campaign (AGC)

It’s time again for Lafayette’s AGC, the start of our single biggest fundraiser for the year. Based on your support of this campaign, this year our PTA is consolidating the number of fundraisers to minimize the amount of times we humbly ask you for money.

With this new goal, the Spring Auction has been eliminated and the AGC will take over its budgetary commitments.  To do this, we will need to raise $200,000 to support our $247,000 annual PTA budget.  As you know, PTA funds are critical to our school’s success. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we raised over $97,000 through our Annual Giving Campaign last year, assuring us that Lafayette students and teachers will continue to benefit from high quality academic and enrichment programs. Specifically, these funds go directly to funding our Technology Teacher, Outdoor Science Teacher, Teacher Supplies/Field Trips, Online Learning Programs, the Art Program and many more.

How much do we need?

To meet this amazing goal with our consolidated fundraisers, we are asking for an increased donation of $85-90 per month, or, if you are able to, a one-time amount of $1,000 per family.

We warmly welcome and need ALL levels of participation and giving. If every family donates something, we will easily make it. Choose an amount that fits for your family and know that every dollar makes a difference and benefits every student equally.

How to Donate

Please review all the materials in this Giving Packet. There are many options for giving including credit card, monthly and matching company funds. Fill out the attached Donation Form and return it in the Lafayette stamped blue envelope to your child’s teacher or stop by the PTA table during drop off every Friday morning during September.

How to Donate Online

Choose either a recurring monthly donation or a one-time donation by clicking on the buttons to the right. You can pay via credit card or through PayPal.

How to Donate in Person

Fill out the blue Donation Form that came home with your student at beginning of the school year and return it in the blue envelope to your child’s teacher or stop by the PTA table during drop off every Friday morning during September.

Corporate Matching

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!! WOW!!

Please review this partial list of companies that have matching programs. Please contact your company to find out if they do, too. 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 emailing her directly at

Every donation is important, valued and appreciated.
Every dollar donated is 100% tax deductible.

Your PTA Donations Are Making a Difference


Thank you in advance for your contribution.

Gwendolyn Guerra, Elizabeth McArthur, and Matt Pritchard. Annual Giving Campaign Co-Chairs
Halima Thorsen, PTA President

Three Ways to Donate

1. Write a Check

Print out a donation form (PDF), write a check to Lafayette PTA and give both to your child’s teacher.

2. Recurring Donations

Using PayPal or Credit Card
Spread out your donation over 12 months. Select an amount, click Subscribe and you will be automatically billed each month for the next 12 months.

Monthly Payment (will stop after 12 payments)
Teacher’s Name(s)

After you donate, please send a donation form (PDF) to the PTA so we can confirm it.

3. One-time Donation

Using PayPal or Credit Card
Make a one-time donation, click Donations button below to be taken to Lafayette’s PayPal donation form.