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Lafayette School Newsletter, June 4th 2014

Lafayette Elementary School
2645 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 252-9500 (206) 252-9501 (Fax)
Robert Gallagher, Principal
Karmen Nordhougen, Assistant Principal
June 4th, 2014 —– Bulletin 18


June 4th, Wednesday
Two Hour Early Dismissal

June 5th, Thursday
Volunteer Tea in the Lunchroom – 2:45 to 3:45pm. See the flyer.

June 10th, Tuesday
Visiting Librarian from the Seattle Public Library.

June 11th, Wednesday
Rooms 16 and 18 to Camp Long
Retirement Party for Belfor/Rollins @ Hiawatha – 6:30-9:00pm, RSVP Phyllis at for more info.

June 12th, Thursday
Last Student Council Meeting @ 11:30AM in the Library
Drama Club Cast Party in the Lunchroom 3:35-4:30pm
Spectrum Parent Meeting 6:30pm

June 13th, Friday
Field Day-Rainbow Day! Colors are listed below.

June 17th, Tuesday
5th Graders Roller Skating Party
Room 23 to Frye Art Museum

June 18th, Wednesday
1st Grade to Woodland Park Zoo

June 19th, Thursday
Last Day of School for Students-1 Hour Early Dismissal
Awards Assembly – 9:45AM (Grades 1-5)

ARE YOU MOVING TO ANOTHER SCHOOL OR OUT OF THE DISTRICT? – If so, please call the office and let us know. Thank you.

FIELD DAY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 13THLots of volunteers needed for Field Day! Sign-up sheets are available in the front hallway or please email Wendy Personett at or Holly Bauersfeld at

Set-up: Thursday – June 12th from 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Set-up: Friday – June 13th from 12:30PM-1:00PM
Stations: Friday – June 13th from 1:00PM -3:00PM
Clean-Up: Friday – June 13th from 3:00PM-3:30PM

All stations are run by teachers and we need at least one volunteer per station (28 stations total). We will assign stations on Field Day. We can’t make this happen without all of our wonderful volunteers! Thank you everyone!

Our last “Spirit Day” of the year will be “Rainbow Day”. It will be on Friday, June 13th in conjunction with Field Day. Each grade is assigned one color of the rainbow.


INCOMING KINDERGARTNERS – Play dates have been set up for July 24th from 10AM-12PM, August 9th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, and August 27th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Kindergarten JumpStart is August 18-22nd. You can register on the school website at

FREE SUMMER MEALS AND SNACKS FOR KIDS– The Summer Meals Program feeds kids and teens 18 years and under. Sites are located at places such as schools, parks and community centers. To find the location and time of Summer Meals sites nearest you, call the Family Food Hotline at 1-888-436-6392 or visit to find your Summer Meals sites online.

BIKE TO SCHOOL WRAP-UP PARTY– Seattle Children’s Hospital’s has been a generous sponsor of Bike to School Month and will be hosting an all-ages celebration in June. Bring the whole family!

WHEN: Saturday, June 14th from 10AM – 2PM
WHERE: Seattle Children’s Hospital Transit Hub
WHAT: Bike to School celebration and awards ceremony, tour Burke Gilman Trail improvements, food, bike rodeo and fun for all ages!

For more information about bicycling, contact the Cascade Bicycle Club at 

ATTENDANCE NEWS UPDATE- When you call the office to report an absence, please call the attendance line at 252-9502. Please call 252-9500 for all other calls. Feel free to leave a message on our attendance line. Please program your cell phones with both phone numbers. This new procedure will help us be more efficient in the office. You are also welcome to email us about absences or other attendance issues. Please email Selina (, Kathleen ( as well as your child’s teacher. This way we are all in the loop! Thank you.

NEW VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTSSchool is almost out and only a few of you have submitted the video completion certificate and viewed the Volunteer Handbook. Please do this before the end of the school year. You cannot volunteer in the building in September, or go on field-trips etc. if we do not have these completed forms. All volunteers must complete the on-line course on Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention: (this link is on our website @ The video is about 25 minutes long. Follow the prompts and print out the completion form and turn it into the office. Keep a copy for your records. We will put it with your back-ground check application. Every year, we will require a new back-ground application to be filled out. You only have to watch this video once, not yearly. Turn in the completed forms to Selina or Kathleen. Please don’t leave this important task until September. This extra work, for all of us, is about the safety of Lafayette’s students. We will be happy to answer your questions. Thank you.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SCHOOL WEBSITE at The PTA website is still and has recently been updated. Our family handbook was recently updated and linked to the school website.

NO PETS IN THE SCHOOL OR ON THE PLAYGROUND We love your little dogs, but you can’t bring them into the school, even in your arms. 🙁 Lafayette has some students with life-threatening pet allergies. Pets are not allowed on the playground at any time, as well. People (We are sure it couldn’t be Lafayette families!) are letting the dogs run loose and are not “scooping” up after them and our students step in “it” and bring it into the school. Yuck!

A NOTE FROM THE NURSE -Summer break is quickly approaching. If your child has medication at school, please stop by the nurse’s office on the last day of school to retrieve it. Medication left after 6/19/14 will be properly disposed of.

Also – Nurse’s office is in need of size 8 sweat pants and leggings for both boys and girls. Your donation of gently used clothing is greatly appreciated!

PARKING- Thank you for not parking in the staff parking lot or drop/pick up kids before and after school in this area. Thank you, also, for not parking in the front of the school in the bus zone or in the Bank of America parking lot.

LOST and FOUND We have quite an assortment of clothing items that have been left on the playground and in the hallways just since Spring Break. There is a basket in the office with a retainer, assorted keys, jewelry etc. Anything left on the last day of school will be donated to a local charity.

The June Menu is available.

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