Early Release Jump Rope Party on 1/14

A Ropeworks’ “jump Rope for Fun and Fitness” Special Event! This workshop costs $30 and will take place on January 14th, from 1:30-3:40pm. Kids grades 1-5 may participate, whether you are in jump rope class or not. The special workshop day will include:

Single Rope Skills
Lots of jump rope games
Watch jump rope videos by the BEST jump rope athletes
Relay Races
Work in skill books & choreograph routines (older jumpers)
Double Dutch – prizes and more

Register for this workshop online at http://learntojumprope.com/classregistration.

Posted in Enrichment, Event

Do You Have an Idea to Improve Lafayette?

The PTA Budget Committee is creating a wish-list of ideas and themes to build future fundraising campaigns! If you have an idea that you’d like to have considered for the 2015-16 budget, please complete this form and return it to the PTA slot in the school office or email it to Taeya Lauer at tlauer123@yahoo.com. Forms will be accepted throughout the year, however the deadline for ideas for the 2015-16 school year is January 23rd, 2015.

Posted in Budgeting, PTA Newsletter

Budget Committee Needs Members

The PTA Budget Committee is looking for new members to create the budget for the 2015-16 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity to have input in the programs for your students next year. Representatives from each grade level are needed as well as representatives for “Free and Reduced Lunch”, Spectrum and other programs.

PTA Budget Committee members can expect to attend three or four evening meetings during the months of January to April. Most of the budget work is done by the Budget Committee Chairperson, the biggest need is for opinions and ideas for effective spending of hard earned fundraising money.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Taeya C Lauer at tlauer123@yahoo.com or 206 790 2809.

Posted in Budgeting, PTA Newsletter, Volunteering

Winter Break Art Classes 2014

Saturday, December 20th, 2014- Printmaking
Learn rubber block stamp printing. Carve your own stamp and make cards/stationary based on your design.

Sunday, December 21st, 2014- Luminaries & Snow Globes
Turn your photos and images into magical Luminarias and snow globes.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014- Paper printing & Water color cards
Learn the basics of watercolor painting and decorate papers for holiday gift-wrapping.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014- Sculpture/dioramas
Work with air dry clay to make sculptures using hand-building techniques. Work on mixed media dioramas using fine arts materials, found and natural objects.

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014- Altered book project
Turn an old or beloved book into a new creation using collage, decoupage, and cutting techniques. bring your own book or choose from the ones provided.

Get more information and find out about how to register at wellwithart.com.

Posted in Community

A Holly Jolly Holiday Fest

The Admiral Neighborhood Association and Sanctuary at Admiral present A Holly Jolly Holiday Fest. Featuring:

  • Craft Bazaar
  • Photos with Santa
  • West Seattle Food Bank Turkey Drive
  • Gingerbread Contest
  • Music
  • Treats
  • Cocoa
  • and MORE!

Sunday, December 7th
Sanctuary at Admiral
2656 42nd Ave SW

For more information about this even or about the gingerbread contest please visit admiral neighborhood.org.

Holiday Fest Poster

Posted in Community

Winter 2015 Enrichment Enrollment Now Open

Enrollment for the Winter 2015 Enrichment program is now open. The Winter Session begins on Monday, January 12th and ends Friday, March 27th, unless otherwise noted. The Winter Session is approximately 10 weeks long. Registration will close on Friday, December 17th.

Posted in Enrichment, PTA Newsletter, School Bulletin

Lost and Found Clean Out is 12/19

At noon on December 19th, any items remaining in the Lost and Found will be donated to an appropriate charity. Please double (or triple) check the Lost and Found for items that you may be missing. The Lost and Found is located across from the bathrooms in the hallway that leads to the portables.

Posted in School Bulletin

Lunchroom Helper Needed

The school is in need of one or more volunteers to help in the cafeteria on Monday through Friday from 11:20am to 1:15pm. All volunteer paperwork must be completed. If you have any questions please contact Kathleen Brose in the school office.

Posted in PTA Newsletter, Volunteering

Lafayette Craft Fair is December 12th

The Lafayette Craft Fair will be Friday, December 12th from 5-8pm in the Cafeteria. If you have interest in renting a table to sell your crafted items, please contact Diana Palmer.

Posted in Community, Event, PTA Newsletter

Representatives’ Forum is Thursday, 12/4

The Lafayette PTA presents the 2014 Representatives’ Forum featuring Seattle School Board Director and West Seattle District Representative Marty McClaren on Thursday, December 4th from 6:30-8pm in the Cafeteria. Top items of concern include:

  • What is being done to make Lafayette safer?
  • Why are Lafayette families required to pay for full-day kindergarten when other schools in Seattle are not?
  • Why is the Lafayette PTA paying for a nurse, playground supervision, and lunchroom assistance, when these are basic measures that the District should provide?
  • Why does Lafayette continually have such a late start time?
  • How did the current math curriculum (Math in Focus) come to be adopted by the School Board, when it was not the curriculum recommended by the Board’s committee?
  • What is the plan for advanced learning in West Seattle?
  • Why do our boundaries keep getting redrawn?
  • What is the plan for bussing for Lafayette students?

Questions were also directed to state representatives Joe Fitzgibbon and Eileen Cody, and state senator Sharon Nelson who were unable to attend. There is hope of written responses which would be shared with the community at the forum. These questions include:

  • What specific plans do you have for funding McCleary?
  • What specific plans do you have for funding Initiative I-1351, to decrease class sizes?
  • What specific plans do you have for addressing capital building and renovation funding needs in schools such as Lafayette?

This is an important forum and a chance for your voice to be heard. Free childcare in the gymnasium will be provided!

Posted in Community, Event, PTA Newsletter

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