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Your ideas needed on how to improve our school; budget requests due by Jan 18th

How would you spend $500 on the Lafayette community? Or even $5,000?

For the 2018-2019 budget, the Lafayette PTA has set aside a portion of the funds which not yet been allocated to fund specific items.  This was done to give community members; students, parents, teachers and staff, an opportunity to further shape the current school year.   Is there something missing from our supplies or equipment or building?  Is there an activity or event you’d like to see this year?  Is there something we have but it needs to be updated?  We are looking for ideas big and small.

Do you have an idea?

If so, please use the attached Lafayette PTA Budget Request Form to provide your name, contact information (email or phone number), a detailed description of your idea, and an estimated cost.  Please submit your form by January 18th, 2019 to the Budget Committee at

What happens next?

The Budget Committee will review all the submitted ideas in January.  We may ask you some questions or require additional information during that time.  Then in February we will provide the results of whether or not funds will be granted for a proposed idea.

Now, it’s up to you….how would you invest in our school, our students and our community?

If you have questions please email them to

Walk-A-Thon Event is Tomorrow 4 more lap counters needed for 2nd grade!

Walk-A-Thon is Friday October 26th, 2018!

4 more lap counters are needed for 2nd grade starting at 8:15am tomorrow.

Volunteer to help out.

Envelopes will be collected and returned every Friday (Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9).

Run Times

8:00am – 8:15am  Preschool Morning Class

8:30am – 9:00am  2nd Grade

9:15am – 9:45am  1st Grade

10:00am – 10:30am  4th Grade

10:40am – 11:10 am  3rd Grade

11:45am – 12:15am  Kindergarten

12:30pm – 1:00pm  5th Grade

1:15pm – 1:30pm  Preschool Afternoon Class

As of Oct 20th we have raised just over $25,000 in pledges!  Thank you for your assistance in helping us reach our goal of $60,000 raised for our school!  Did you know your employer may have a matching donation funds program?  So far we have pledges of $1,875 in employer matching funds!

Visit our Walk-A-Thon page.

Make a pledge or donation with your students Envelope or on-line.

Donate to the Bake Sale, place items on stage Thursday or bring to Bake Sale tent Friday.  Send in $$ with your kids to buy snacks at the Bake Sale.

Please do not record on-line pledges on your Envelopes.

Visit our Business & Classroom Sponsorship page.

Thank you to our 2018/2019 sponsors!

Please contact our hardworking Walk-A-Thon Team  with any questions.

If your student would like to customize their page, please contact us before taking on-line pledges.

Thank you Walk-A-Thon Team!!!!

Lunch Program and more

Our School Lunch is quite tasty!

Check out SPS information on free/reduced lunch program HERE.

Put money on your student lunch account.

Students will get a 4 digit number from their teacher or the lunch staff as their lunch ID # which they will enter into the keypad when they make purchases.  Kindergarteners have their code on an index card at their lunch table.

Check out the lunch MENU.

Read more about SPS school lunch program

Check out the Family Resources page for more reading on all things Seattle Public Schools.

School Levy Information: Input needed and Encouraged!

Planning for the 2019 Levies Election

In February 2019, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two  levies to fund Seattle Public Schools — a Capital Levy and an Operations Levy.

Planning is currently underway for the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy. The six-year levy would replace the expiring Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy approved by voters in 2013. BEX V would fund capital improvements including projects to modernize or replace aging buildings with modern, operationally efficient educational facilities. BEX V would also fund technology for student learning, district systems, and infrastructure and security.

The district is also planning for the three-year Operations Levy, which would replace the current Operations Levy approved by Seattle voters in 2016. This levy helps fund day-to-day operations and pays for critical programs and services that are not fully funded by the state.

We want your input

Community meetings

In April, five regional community meetings will be held to share the planning process and possible projects. District staff members will share information, listen to and collect feedback, and answer questions.

For language interpretation services, please send an email to or call 206-252-0070 five days in advance. 

For ASL interpretation, please email publicaffairs@seattleschools.orgfive days in advance of the meeting.

All meetings will take place from 6:30–8:15 p.m.

 April Community Meetings Presentation

Direct contact

You may also email your questions and comments.

West Seattle Blog coverage can be found here


Sept. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

Dec. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

March 28, 2018: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

April 2-26, 2018: Community meetings in five regions

June 2018: Home language outreach focus groups

May-August 2018: Review feedback, evaluate and refine priorities, analyze latest data

Sept. 2018: Community meetings in five regions to present levies scope

Oct. 2018: Levies Board Work Session & School Board Operations Committee report

Oct./Nov. 2018: Board Introduction: Staff recommendations for both levies presented

Oct/Nov. 2018: Levies 2019 Public Hearing

Oct./Nov. 2018: School Board Action/vote to adopt the levies and place them on the ballot for the February 2019 Special Election

Jan. 2019: Ballots mailed to voters

Feb. 12, 2019: Deadline to return ballots


2014-2015 PTA Budget Adopted


Thank you to all the dedicated and hardworking parents who raised funds for Lafayette this year. Due to your great efforts, key programs to support academic success, enrich student life, and create community will continue. Please give a special thanks to the Lafayette Administration and the PTA Budget Committee for their time to craft the budget. A copy of the budget is available to download on the PTA’s website. If you would like to volunteer for the next budget committee or if you have any questions or comments, please contact Taeya Lauer.

The PTA’s 2014-15 Budget Committee:

Taeya Lauer
Angela Corvino
Chris Weinmann
Katy Wallum
Ann Limbaugh
Kiran Robertson
Olga Fisher
Paul DeFonzo
Mark Ellerbrook
Mark Hogan


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