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!

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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!

Fill out my online form.
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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.

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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

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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:

Fill out my online form.
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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!

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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.

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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

PTA General Meeting Minutes, April 2015

Lafayette PTA General Meeting
April 23, 2015

Call to Order 6:35pm

Introduction and welcome by Rachel Hagenson standing in for Katy Walum

Secretary Report – Ellen Z

Review of March minutes

Minutes were moved for approval and passed

Treasurer Report – Paul H.
Auction – Budgeted net $30k, we netted around $70.  Enrichment programs show $23k.  Will adjust with expenses but will still show positive impact and roll forward to support next year enrichment program.

More details available in the budget report

Budget – Taeya 
We are in the middle of the budget process. We will make a recommendation to board by May 6th.  Thank you to everyone who came to the auction and participated because it made it so we didn’t have to cut anything.

These are the programs that would have been impacted:

  • Nurse for 2.5 days that the district doesn’t provide making it possible for kids who are here to stay. Otherwise they would leave.
  • We fund the tutors.  They help by reducing class size and easing the burden for teachers and giving students individual attention
  • Counselor – We would have NO counselor without the PTA support!
  • Extra supervision in Lunchroom and Playground.
  • Instrumental Music for the 4th and 5th Grade
  • Writers in Schools workshops
  • Assemblies etc.

Parent – Wondering if the extra money from the state might affect us?  Taeya –  Amounts to 12k per kid but it is at the district discretion on how to spend it. With the mandate to reduce class sizes, it will most likely soak up most of that money.

You can find past year’s budgets on the website. New budget will be proposed to board on May 6th and approved at May general meeting.

Fundraising - Sarah Dillard 
Auction - Auction was a huge success!  Came in over what we anticipated but I love that it is a great time. Folks had so much fun and it is a night for our community to get together and celebrate.

Spring Fling – Date has been moved.  Now it is June 5!

Events, Games, Station in the Gym and around the school.

If you are interested in helping, please contact or look online.  Diana Palmer and Sarah Dillard will be chairing the event.

Presidents Report
PTA Family Nights – Skate Night was fantastic! Over 300 people on the skate rink, ran out of pizza.  It was super successful and fun!

Next PTA night is May 28th at Hiawatha Community Center.  Taco night!

Teacher Appreciation has been moved to not conflict with the play and other things. Now the week is May 11-14th.

Board Positions Update:

Nominating Committee
The board is looking for the vice pres and co secretary. We need to create a nominating committee. We will do that tonight. The procedure is to move to elect the nominating committee. Motion to create a nominating committee with the following members: Ashley Gross,  Ken Bodensteiner, Ellen Zoffel.  Motion made by Taeya, seconded by Sarah Dillard. Motion Passed.

Enrichment Coordinator will be Margaret Gomez

Fundraising Chair Needed  – Looking for candidates! Spread the word! If you are interested or know of anyone please contact the Sarah Dillard or the PTA Board.

School Supplies – We are going to have available a online ordering option for school supplies. It will come to the school with your childs name delivered to their class room.

School Garden – Demo is this weekend, please help.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:03

Parent Speaker NightPositive Discipline – The Adlerian Approach

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Congratulations Silas and Zhaiarah!

WITS

Please congratulate Silas Jones and Zhaiarah Holiday Thompson for being selected to represent Lafayette Elementary at the upcoming WITS Student Reading & Celebration! Silas and Zhaiarah will read their work on Wednesday, May 20th at 6pm in the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

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