“Birds, Bees, and Kids” with Amy Lang is TONIGHT

Take the sting out of the Birds and Bees talk with Amy Lang, MA.

  • You will get ready to start and continue the conversations
  • You will understand why your parents were so lame at this and how you can do it differently
  • You will feel more confident and inspired to keep the talks going
  • You will learn the #1 Kid Tested Secret to making them comfortable

Date: Thursday, November 20th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Lafayette Cafeteria

Childcare will be provided during the meeting/presentation in the gymnasium.

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Picture Retake Day is Friday, 11/21

Feel free to have your child’s photo retaken by O’Connor Photography this Friday, Nov. 21st between 9am-12pm in P27. For those who are interested, O’Connor will be available for reshoots and will also take pictures of students and faculty that were absent on picture day. For reshoots, please return the envelope with all of your original photos and indicate what you didn’t like about them.

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Lafayette’s Facility Condition & Educational Adequacy

In January 2014 Seattle Public Schools (SPS) commissioned MENG Analysis to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of 107 district facilities for physical condition and educational adequacy. The study was completed in August, 2014. There are three detailed reports for these facilities that are available on the Seattle Public Schools website.

Volume I: Site Assessment Summary Reports & Project Cost Reports
Volume II: Facilities Summary Reports & Detailed Assessment Reports
Volume III: Educational Adequacy Reports

If you are only interested in the Lafayette portions of these reports, edited versions are available on the Lafayette PTA’s website.

Lafayette’s Site Assessment
Lafayette’s Facilities Summary
Lafayette’s Educational Adequacy

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Walk-A-Thon Update, 11/13



Friday, Nov. 14th is the final day to submit your student’s pledges and “matching funds” to count toward prizes! Student pledges are over $60,000, with about $14,000 still outstanding.


The Walk-A-Thon Awards Assembly date has been changed to Thursday, November 20th.

Got Pictures?

Walk-A-Thon pictures are needed for the Awards Assembly on November 20th. You can email Sarah Dillard (sarahjdillard@gmail.com) your photos OR drop a thumb drive off in the front office, in the Walk-A-Thon box. If you label your thumb drive with you child’s classroom and name, it will be returned. Please submit your Walk-A-Thon pictures by Friday, November 14th.


Let’s celebrate your Walk-A-Thon efforts with a MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, November 14th at the Madison Middle School Commons.
First Showing: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” 5:30-7:15p
Second Showing: “Maleficent” 7:45-9:30p
Where: Madison Middle School
Bring: A sleeping bag or blanket to Sit ON!!

WATER & POPCORN are provided!! Younger siblings can attend with a parent. They will not be allowed to stay without ADULT supervision. Contact Emily Swanson (emilyds@comcast.net) for details.


There is still work to be done! Can you help? Volunteers are still needed for Movie Night and to stuff thank-you envelopes for our Business Sponsors.

Posted in Fundraising, PTA Newsletter, School Bulletin, Walk-A-Thon

Lil’ Saints Basketball Program

Seattle Lutheran High School is pleased to offer the Lil’ Saints Basketball program for boys and girls in third through sixth grade. This program will center on skill and relationship building through the game of basketball. Seattle Lutheran’s high school athletes will work through different skills, drills and games with the campers. As part of the program, campers will receive a Lil’ Saints T-shirt, which they are encouraged to wear to Seattle Lutheran games! Please visit Seattle Lutheran’s basketball page at www.seattlelutheran.org to register and pay online. If you have any questions please email Coach Kapels at bkapels@hopeseattle.org.

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2014 Lafayette Walk-A-Thon Movie Night

K-2nd Graders: Mr. Peabody & Sherman 5:30-7:15pm (Rated “PG”)

K-2nd Graders: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
5:30-7:15pm (Rated “PG”)

3rd-5th Graders: Maleficent 7:45pm-9:30pm (Rated “PG”)

3rd-5th Graders: Maleficent
7:45pm-9:30pm (Rated “PG”)

Friday, November 14th at the Madison Middle School Commons

*BRING a sleeping bag/blanket to sit on
*Popcorn, Water, a Little Special Treat provided

Posted in Event, Fundraising, PTA Newsletter, School Bulletin, Walk-A-Thon

Walk-A-Thon Update 11/6

Walk on the Wild Side, Walk-A-Thon 2014

Walk on the Wild Side

Pledge envelopes are due This FRIDAY, November 7th. There is only ONE more collection after that on November 14th. As of 10/31 Students raised $54,444!!! AMAZING! If each student raises only $11 more we’ll hit the goal of $60,000.

As well as collecting physical pledges, family and friends outside of the Seattle area can STILL make donations via our website: lafayettepta.com/walk-a-thon/Donations must be in by November 14th to count toward prizes!!!

The money raised by the Walk-A-Thon funds vital programs at Lafayette. One of the reasons that our school is so AWESOME is because of the money we raise as a community! THANK YOU!!!

Movie Night is Friday, November 14th! Sign up to volunteer/chaperone today! Stay tuned for more details…

Local businesses also contributed to the Walk-A-Thon. Please consider stopping by these businesses and let them know that Lafayette appreciates their generosity!

Walk On The Wild Side
Lafayette Walk-A-Thon 2014/15
Business Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Compass General Construction
Jennifer Larson Real Estate
La Reve Bakery
Simple Housing
The Zack and Jody Hill Team
West Side Gymnastics Academy LLC

Gold Sponsors

A Kids Place, Too!–Dentistry for Children
Admiral Junction Mailing & Business Center
Custom Crating
Eagle Home Mortgage
Element 42 Apartments
Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy LLC
Farmer’s Insurance
Genesee Fuel & Heating
Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC
Luciano’s Pizza
Metropolitan Market
Niederberger Contracting
Norberg Press
Precision Graphics
West Seattle Blog
West Seattle Runner
Wiseman Appliance

Silver Sponsors

Abboud’s McDonald’s, LLC
Admiral Bird
Admiral Chevron
Biojunction Sports Therapy
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Max & Quinns Atomic Boys
New Body Pilates
PCC Natural Markets
Stickhead Farms
Studio Greene, LLC

Bronze Sponsors

Admiral Shoe Repair

**There is still time to become a Business Sponsor; join this list of awesome business
supporting our school! Visit lafayettepta.com/walkathon/sponsor to learn more!

Lafayette Families and Friends of Lafayette, please be sure to thank our Business Sponsors and patronize them!!!
They contributed over $9,000 to The Lafayette Walk-A-Thon!!

Posted in Fundraising, PTA Newsletter, Walk-A-Thon

School Play News


If your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader has been wondering about what’s happening with the school play this year, here’s an update! There are two things to know about right now:

1. Signups/Auditions

The signup sheet for participation in the play will go up Wednesday, November 12, in the hallway across from the technology room. Any student in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade may sign up to participate. If your student wishes to have a larger role with a greater amount of lines to memorize, auditions for those roles will be after school the week of November 17 (more info to come). These auditions will involve reading from the play, and no prior memorization is necessary. Please note: all students should sign up on the signup sheet. Students on that sheet do not have to come to auditions the following week, unless they want to try for a larger role.

Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school. Your student will rehearse at least one of these days each week; some students may be scheduled to rehearse more than one day. Before your student signs up, please make sure they are clear on which days of the week they are free to come to rehearsal after school.

The play will be performed at Sealth High School May 28, 29, and 30. All actors will be expected to perform in all three performances. Actors are also expected to commit to their scheduled rehearsal day throughout the entire rehearsal period; we will ask you to please make sure that your student’s Lafayette play rehearsal day doesn’t conflict with his or her after-school sports, ballet, or music lesson schedule.

2. Play Reading

“The Barnyard Musical Mystery”, our spring play, has just been finished. In professional theaters, a new play is often read aloud so the director and playwright can hear it, and make changes if needed. We need 4th and 5th grade actors to help us read the play out loud on Monday, November 10, 3:45 to 5:00 pm in the Art Room. Each person will be given a part to read, and we will read the play out loud from beginning to end.

This is a one-time reading on November 10. Please note that this is not an audition, and that participating in this reading does not mean you have been cast in the play. Also, coming to this reading is not a requirement to be in the play. This reading is just to have fun, and help the playwright and director shape the play. Anyone can participate in this reading–even if you do not want to be in the actual play in May!

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Scranton at Lafayette, or Laurie Utterback at l.utterback@comcast.net.


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West Seattle Hi-Yu Jr. Court Interviews

West Seattle Hi-Yu is looking for girl and boy candidates, ages 8-12, for the 2015 Hi-Yu Jr. Court. To be a part of Hi-Yu Royalty you have to try out! Have fun making new friends and proudly represent your community at events and parades in 2015. Check out the West Seattle Hi-Yu website for more information www.westseattlehiyu.com.

Applications are due by Friday, November 28th, 2014 and interviews will be held on Wednesday December 3rd.

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Lafayette Spirit Wear


Order your Lafayette branded clothing today. Download the order form, print it, fill it out, and return it with a check to the PTA box in the school’s office.

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