PTA Budget for 2015-16

The PTA Budget Committee will present a budget for the 2015-16 school year to the PTA board on May 6th. This budget is expected to be approved by the PTA general membership during the meeting on May 21st.  After a very successful auction, a substantial budget will follow that supports programs similar to those that have been enjoyed for the last four years.  Please contact Tanya Lauer or the PTA Board with questions or comments. Thanks to the PTA Budget Committee and all of the great families of Lafayette for their support!
Posted in Budgeting, PTA Newsletter

Teacher Experiences Still Available!

Did you miss the auction? Maybe you went but you didn’t have enough fun? Would you like to join the festivites? This is your last chance to get in on the auction fun! There are a few spots available for some of our wonderful teacher experiences, including:

  • Lunch for one student and a friend with the Assistant Principal
  • Sewing Lesson with the Assistant Principal
  • Arts and Crafts and Lunch with Ms. Thompson
  • Pizza & Movie Night with the First Grade Team
  • Flag Football with Coach Fletcher
  • Nature Walk with Mr. Bell
  • Menchies Party with Mr. Z and Ms. Scranton
Posted in Auction, Fundraising, PTA Newsletter, School Bulletin

Lafayette PTA Seeks VP Candidates

The Lafayette PTA is seeking candidates that would serve on the PTA Board as Vice President for the next school year, and as President for the year after next. In accordance with PTA Standing Rules, the Vice President is elected for a one year term (2015/16) and would transition to the role of President for one additional year (2016/17).

If you are interested in this position or if you have any questions, please contact the Lafayette PTA Board.

Posted in PTA Newsletter

Lafayette Playground Supervisor Needed

This is a paid position.  The hours are 11:15AM to 1:00PM and 1:55PM to 3:10PM

Monday through Friday (when school is in session). The job includes taking the playground equipment cart out for the lunch recesses and bringing it back in after the PM recesses.  You will need to walk around the playground supervising the students during the recesses, making sure that they are safe.  Please contact the office if you are interested in this position.
Posted in PTA Newsletter, School Bulletin

From Leslie Francis, the Lafayette Auction Chair

What a fabulous night we had at the auction! The Lafayette community really went wild to support our school and I cannot thank everyone enough for helping to make this event such a success!

Lots of items were not picked up including some student art pieces; please be patient while we organize things. We will be reaching out to you soon to arrange pickup.

I want to say thank you to my amazing auction committee. This event would not have happened without them! My chairs: Karin Guidry, Kathy Wimer, Diana Palmer, Sarah Dillard, Karen Whorton, and of course the Amazing Joel Oltyan our MC and DJ.  In addition, these people worked tirelessly to help put on the event and I can’t thank them enough for taking time from their busy lives to help us: Ken Bodensteiner, Katrina Wisner, Emily Swanson, Angie Jaffe, Katy Walum, Kristina Sumner, Tami Clark, and Judith Holman.

Early numbers show that we brought in a gross total of $101,931 ($35,000 more than last year)!!!! This total includes a very special anonymous donation that took us over $100,000– we are so lucky to have such wonderfully generous people in our community! Highlights from the auction include over $36,000 from the Live Auction, over $20,000 for Raise the paddle, and a little over $6,600 for the Dessert Dash. To get a final net amount for the event I need all expenses turned in so if you haven’t yet, please turn in your student art expenses by the end of this week!

Additionally I would like to thank all the parents and teachers who donated such wonderful items, experiences, and baked goods. We obviously could not have made so much money without you and also the parents and Mind Unwind artists who helped our kids make some incredibly fantastic art pieces.

A big thank you also to the great group of volunteers who worked the night of the event: Lori Olin-Evans, Mary Ann Mason (who also helped the day after the event), Meghan Hogan, Chris Hanson, Mark Hogan, Pete Hanson, Catherine Darwin, Jennifer Oltyan, Elsy Davison, Doran Wisner, Katrina Wisner, Rose Jarvey, Kirsten Franklin-Temple, Sara Williamson, Rachel Hagenson, Paul Hagenson, Ashley Gross, Pamela Alexander, Mary K Sykes, Kim Kerwin, Kristi Brown, Mark Brown, Margaret Gomez, Andy Mason, Karen Makar, and Kathy Johnson.

My grateful thanks goes to each and every one of you!

Leslie Francis

5th Annual Lafayette PTA Dinner & Auction

Posted in Auction, Fundraising, PTA Newsletter

Don’t Forget to Lock Your Bikes and Scooters!

Please remember to lock your bikes and scooters in the bicycle racks in the front of the school. Lafayette is a high traffic area and unless your bicycle is a pink princess bike with training wheels it should most definitely be locked up!

Editor’s Note: I did in fact leave a pink princess bike with training wheels unlocked in front of the school during spring break a couple of years ago.

Posted in Community

Spring Enrichment Enrollment Ends Wednesday 3/18

The Spring Enrichment Enrollment Period ends this Wednesday, March 18th.  The Flag Football roster will be determined by the end of this week (3/22).
WINTER Enrichment classes will end the week of March 23-27, and SPRING Enrichment will begin on Monday, March 30th.
Spring Enrichment class confirmations will be sent out in email next week (3/23-3/27) to families.
Posted in Enrichment, PTA Newsletter

Madison PTSA Marination Ma’Kai Fundraiser Night

Got a student at Madison?  Maybe one on the way?  Our friends at Marination Ma’Kai are hosting a Madison Fundraiser night next Tuesday, March 24. 20% of all proceeds from sales between 4-8pm will come back to the PTSA at Madison Middle School. Mark your calendar for a night where you can skip cooking and instead enjoy kalua pork sliders, kimchi fried rice and some shave ice for dessert! Mahalo!!!

Posted in Community, Event

Menchie’s Walk-A-Thon Makeup Party

Did your student raise more than $200 for the Walk-A-Thon and miss the Menchie’s party earlier this year? If so, contact Sarah Dillard ASAP as there will be a make-up party on Thursday, March 19th at 1pm.

Posted in Community, Fundraising, Walk-A-Thon

Class Photos on Wednesday, March 18th

Class photos will be taken on Wednesday, March 18th.  Order forms will be going home this week.  Please return the payment to the teacher in the envelope provided by O’Connor Photography.

Posted in School Bulletin

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