Programs & Events

A quick guide for parents about all the fun happenings at Lafayette.
Check the school calendar to find out when they are happening this year. Learn how you can volunteer at some of these events.


  • Autumn Carnival

    A fun-filled day in the school yard with traditional games, music, snacks, a cake walk, jumpy house, prizes, and more!
    See recent Autumn Carnival photos.

  • Back to School Night

    Teachers host parents in their classrooms to set expectations and explain the curriculum for the upcoming year. It’s a great way to meet other parents and plan for volunteer and field trip opportunities.

  • Book Fair

    The Book Fair not only raises money but also puts books in the hands of every student, brings the community together, and supplements each classroom’s collection and the school’s main library. For every Scholastic book sold, Lafayette receives a credit for free books.
    See Book Fair photos.

  • Conflict Managers

    In this innovative program, students are trained to help respectfully resolve issues on the playground.

  • Field Day

    Hosted by the PTA, this annual all-day school-wide picnic happens in May in Golden Gate Park. Students walk with their classroom to the park where parents have set up the grills and tables and games for a day of fun!

  • Fun Run

    This fun community building event and fundraiser, promotes physical fitness and good health. Children run a specified distance in a given time and raise pledges for their run. The run ends in a family picnic! It is a great way to spend the day with family and friends while supporting Lafayette.

  • Halloween Parade/Celebration

    In the morning, the entire school will go on a Halloween parade around the block to show off their costumes. Then, throughout the day each classroom will visit the auditorium, which will be transformed into a creepy Halloween haven, much to the delight of the kids. The kids will enjoy games, face painting, fortune telling, popcorn, and more treats. Interested in volunteering during the ghostly day of Halloween fun with the kids? Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple hours, any help is appreciated.

  • Math Night

    A fun night where Lafayette students and parents come to the school to play fun math games.

  • Multicultural Night/Week

    A week of celebrating the different cultures that make up our Lafayette Community.  Students participate in an Around the World Passport Activity in their classrooms, watch student performances and attend our Annual School Potluck in the evening. Everyone is invited to this potluck and families are asked to bring a dish representing their cultural heritage.

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Parents meet with their student’s teachers twice a year to hear how their student is doing in the classroom. The teacher will send home a schedule with your student.

  • School Musical

    This theatrical production is run entirely by the parents. All students are encouraged to audition, and everyone gets a part. The talent and commitment of our students and parents is incredible.

  • Science Week

    Families and friends are invited to check out how Lafayette implements the California Science Standards through the Full Options Science Systems (FOSS) curriculum. Classes showcase their projects, investigations, and experiments that they have been learning in science throughout the year. During the week, you’ll see the various experiments and investigations displayed in the halls, and during one evening, students will formally present their work to families and the community.
    See recent Science Week photos.

  • Readathon

    In this annual fundraiser, students set reading time goals and ask sponsors to pledge money toward meeting those reading goals. All the funds collected in this event are used to support school programs.

  • Stop, Drop & Go

    The award-winning Stop, Drop & Go program enables students to be dropped off safely in front of the school while keeping traffic and parking issues at a minimum. We greet about 150 families every morning and unload 8 to 10 cars per minute. The program’s success is due to the commitment and shared responsibility of all the parents at our school. Each classroom has two rotations scheduled each year.
    Learn more about the program