School Supplies in a SNAP!

Greetings, Lafayette Families!

We hope this message finds you all well and enjoying your summer. Your PTA has enjoyed the time off, too, and we’re gearing up for another great year for the Lafayette community!

With back-to-school around the corner in a few weeks, it’s time to start thinking about school supplies. The supply lists for each class are now posted at http://lafayettees.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=12263&pageId=662369.

We’re excited to let you know about a new option we’ve put together for you to help alleviate the school supply shopping chore. We’ve shared the 2015-16 Lafayette Elementary class supply lists with a company called Educational Products, Incorporated (E.P.I.), and E.P.I. has done the shopping for you so you can purchase all the supplies needed for your child’s class at one place, online, for one price, without having to trek out to multiple stores.

Once purchased, the supply packs will all be delivered directly to Lafayette, individually-wrapped and labeled with each child’s name and class level, and ready for use on the first day of school on September 9th.

To order your child’s school supplies through E.P.I., please visit www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks, then type in school code LAF038. Be sure to place your orders by August 21, 2015 to ensure delivery in time for the new school year! Please note that there are no alterations or substitutions to the packs. Contact past PTA president Katy Walum at katy.walum@gmail.com with any questions.

This is not a Lafayette PTA fundraiser – just something we’ve arranged to assist families (if they so desire) during this often-hectic time of year. Enjoy a little extra time in the beautiful Seattle sunshine; we look forward to seeing you soon!

Cheers,

Your Lafayette Elementary PTA

Posted in PTA Newsletter

Lafayette Garden Work Parties

Lafayette is ready to build the new out door classroom and science garden! Volunteers are needed to help over the next two weekends so it can be done before school starts!

Sign up to volunteer or RSVP Ellen at zoffel@earthlink.net 206.605.7423

Work Party Dates:
Sat and Sun, August 8th and 9th
Sat and Sun, August 15th and 16th

Special skills are needed: experience with laying pavers and construction skills for building planter boxes.

Bring your teenagers who need community service hours! Bring your visiting relatives who are on vacation! Can your grandma use a hammer?

Posted in Volunteering

Field Day is on Thursday, June 11!

Lots of volunteers are needed for Field Day to happen! Help is needed with set up, stations and clean up. All stations will be run by a teacher who will need at least one volunteer per station (28 stations total).

Field Day begins at 1:30pm and ends at 3pm. Actual volunteer times vary so please check the time slots in the link below.

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=47083c0b-8a68-4928-8bb4-12f096afe4c2

Field Day could never happen without Lafayette’s wonderful volunteers! Thank you everyone!

Posted in Event, PTA Newsletter, Volunteering

Big Top Spring Fling THIS Friday Night, June 5th from 5:30-8pm

Food, Games, & Fun ALL in Your Community!

Cake-Walk: Please send in cakes & cupcakes, store bought or home-made
Please send cakes/cupcakes to the cafeteria Friday, between 3:30-5pm.

Volunteers are still need for games!

Posted in Community, Event, Fundraising, PTA Newsletter

Bake a Cake for the Spring Fling

Bake (or buy) a cake for the Big Top Spring Fling‘s Cake Walk! The Cake Walk is a seriously fun game that the students and parents LOVE. If you can bring a cake or two, put them on the stage in the cafeteria before or after school on June 5th.

Posted in Community, Event, Fundraising, Volunteering

Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Field Day is on Thursday, June 11!

Lots of volunteers are needed for Field Day to happen! Help is needed with set up, stations, serving ice cream and clean up. All stations will be run by a teacher who will need at least one volunteer per station (28 stations total).

Field Day begins at 1:30pm and ends at 3pm. Actual volunteer times vary so please check the time slots below.

Field Day could never happen without Lafayette’s wonderful volunteers! Thank you everyone!

STATION VOLUNTEERS: Please check in at the gym when you arrive, after signing in at the office. Look for Wendy Personett or Rachel Pelander.

ICE CREAM VOLUNTEERS: Please head to the cafeteria when you arrive, after signing in at the office. Someone will be there to help you get started.

Any questions? email Wendy at wpersonett@gmail.com

Posted in Event, PTA Newsletter

Big Top Spring Fling, June 5th at 5:30-8pm

Enjoy this year’s Big Top Spring Fling,

FREE TO WALK THE HALLS, dance & hang with your friends

Forget preparing dinner at home, come purchase a slice of pizza, a drink, and salad, all for 5 tickets.

Plus: Face painting, tattoo parlor, cake walk, games, hair studio, pizza, popcorn, DJ Joel Oltyan and MORE!!

Tickets are 15 for $10, OR 35 tickets and a Lafayette Leopard Decal* for $20 (*while supplies last!!)

Volunteer Opportunities:

Posted in Community, Event, Fundraising, PTA Newsletter

Field Day is Thursday, June 11th

Lots of volunteers are needed for Field Day!! Sign up sheets will be available in the front lobby next Tuesday or sign up by emailing Wendy Personett (wpersonett@gmail.com).

Set-up: Wed. June 10th – after school for about 1/2 hr (2-3 volunteers needed)
Set-up: Thurs. June 11th from 12:00pm-1:00pm (2 volunteers needed)
Stations: Thurs. June 11th from 12:45pm-3pm (Many many volunteers needed!)
Ice Cream Servers: Thurs June 11th from 1:45pm-3pm (5 volunteers needed)
Clean-up: Thurs June 11th from 3pm-3:30pm (2-3 volunteers needed)

All stations will be run by a teacher who will need at least one volunteer per station (28 stations total). Stations will be assigned on Field Day.

Field Day could never happen without Lafayette’s wonderful volunteers! Thank you everyone!

Posted in Event, PTA Newsletter

Lafayette Family Dinner is Thursday, May 28th from 5-7pm

A Lafayette family dinner is scheduled for May 28th from 5-7pm. Come get together with Lafayette families in the gym at Hiawatha Community Center for a free dinner and socializing.

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. If you are interested please see the sign up sheet at Jooners.

Posted in Community, Event, PTA Newsletter

Urge Your Legislators to Fully Fund Basic Education

The time is now for us to tell our legislators to fulfill the constitutional mandate of fully funding basic education. Despite the increases offered by the House and Senate, it is still not enough. The current budgets proposed fall far short of the need. You can take action today!

The Supreme Court has held the State in contempt for failing to meet the mandates of the McCleary decision. Our state needs to step up to the plate and fully fund basic education like they promised and stop shifting the burden onto local property owners. Simply taking local levy funding (originally meant to supplement basic education, not PAY for basic education) and spreading it across the state does not provide the basic funding needed.

The court has been clear. The State is not funding the BASICS of public education. The legislature needs to fix our unfair and insufficient revenue structure and fully fund education without cutting needed services like health and human services, early learning or higher education. We need for everyone to pay their fair share. We need fair revenue.

Posted in Legislative, PTA Newsletter

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