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03/01/20, Auction Donation Deadline

The Lafayette Auction is set for March 28, 2020!  Work is already underway, we are currently accepting procured and/or donated items, donate here.

Think you don’t have anything to donate? Things that do well at the auction include experiences, services, and gift cards. There are some other donation ideas below.

TICKETS.  Are you a season ticket holder to the ballet, symphony, theater, or one of our Seattle sports teams? Donate a pair to raise big bucks.

MARKETABLE SKILLS.  Do you have a friend, neighbor or family member who has a really cool job or hobby? Would they be willing to donate a few hours to educate others on what they do? Just donating 3-4 hours is plenty. Behind the scenes at a bakery, government office, or sports club house? Cool! Private lessons for golfing, snowboarding, knitting, or dancing.

ARE YOU CONNECTED.  Do you have connections to get some really cool technology donated? Switch, XBOX, iPad, Wii, iPhone, Kindle or Nook? Help get us plugged in and raise money for Lafayette PTA.

TIME TO EAT.  Do you like to cook or do you know someone who owns a restaurant or catering business? Can you teach someone to make something special? Restaurant gift cards are always a hit too! What else can be said? Lafayette parents love to eat.

FAMILY GETAWAYS.  Does your vacation home or timeshare? Why not donate the weekend to the auction?

GIFT CARDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED DONATIONS.  Any sort of gift card (even at lower denominations) is welcome. These will be part of the silent auction; either individually or as part of a package or used as raffle and game prizes.

BASKETS OF GOODNESS.  Exciting gift baskets with inventive themes are always great sellers. Buy a basket and fill it up for a great donation which will get lots of attention.

Donation/Procurement Team – fill out online donation forms, visit businesses and request donations. This is easier than you think. You will be trained, given a script, a list of businesses to visit, and forms to drop off. Contact our Procurement Chair Tracy White to get involved.

02/25/20, 630pm, Special Education Resource Fair

The Special Education Department is hosting a Resource Fair for all families of students receiving special education services. We invite you to attend and learn face-to-face from the people who help coordinate services to support your student. Special Education directors and staff, representatives from other Seattle Public Schools departments, and community groups will be onsite during this open-house style event, so bring your questions! This is a great opportunity to learn, gather resources, and ask general questions regarding your student’s services, district programs, or to better understand the work of different organizations in the community. Childcare will be provided at both events. Please feel free to attend whichever event is most convenient for your schedule.

Mercer Middle School, 1600 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108

For more details, or to request interpretation services, contact

02/25/20, 8am, PBIS Assembly

What is PBIS?  Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework for improving and integrating all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. It is a way to support everyone – especially students with disabilities – to create the kinds of schools where all students are successful.

PBIS isn’t a curriculum you purchase or something you learn during a one-day professional development training. It is a commitment to addressing student behavior through systems change. When it’s implemented well, students achieve improved social and academic outcomes, schools experience reduced exclusionary discipline practices, and school personnel feel more effective.  Read more here.

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