skip to Main Content

Lafayette Elementary Celebrates 100 Years by Collecting 100 Socks and 100 Shoes for Kids

To recognize the one-hundredth year of Lafayette Elementary the student council is organizing a fundraiser and community outreach to collect new and lightly used socks and shoes for kids in need. We also accept money as a donation and all proceeds will be donated to Westside Baby and Youthcare for youth in need.

“The Lafayette Student Council wants to give back to our community for its support for the last 100 years and thought helping kids was the best way to do it. Our goal is to collect at least 100 pairs of new (and lightly used) kid sized shoes and socks (per grade level) so no kid has to go without” — Lafayette Student Council Members

You can drop off your donations between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm M-F January 14, 2019 to May 31, 2019 at Lafayette Elementary.

Lafayette Elementary is located in West Seattle at 2645 California Ave SW.

For more information contact Pamela Quadros, Parent Volunteer at

Written by Jack Colenso Grade 5 Student Lafayette Elementary

Lafayette Amazon Store Teacher Picks

Lafayette PTA Amazon Store

Lafayette Elementary PTA,  Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, visit

Check out these Educational Teacher Recommendations for your Leopard Learner:

Any Chevy Chase Winter Lights experts in the house?  Here’s your moment to shine!

Lafayette Elementary First Annual Winter Lights Festival

Mark your calendars, you are invited to help create & enjoy our Lafayette Winter Light Festival, December 14-15, 6-8 pm.  This is a brand new event, our first ever light festival.  We hope to turn our playground into a twinkling winter wonderland.  A community building Free event for all of our students, their families and friends as well as our entire West Seattle Community and beyond.  Come sip hot cocoa and enjoy a cookie while taking a stroll in the “snow” through our outdoor light display.

Designed and built by our students, teachers and parents.  Design and build set-up help needed on December 12th and 13th after school by the portables.  Each grade will create a winter themed, non-religious, light display with donated or purchased lights (LED PLEASE) or inflatables.  The grade with the best design gets a pizza and ice cream party!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, each grade needs a few “captains” to help design, organize their display and coordinate volunteers for the build days.   Contact your room parent or team captain for volunteering to help set-up.

We have free cookies, cocoa, music, and a snow flake machine for the kids to dance under!

What we need are creative people to envision and put up the lighting designs.

> The lights can be donated or purchased!   Thank you for your help!  We’ll need lots of lights!!!


We need your help putting up lights and an on sight electrician to help with the two days of set up (set up is December 12th and 13th after school).

And if you know a holiday light expert- INVITE them!

Questions?  Please contact Project Coordinator Sarah Whitehead.
This is a first time event, we may not have all the answers but we are a creative and hard working group, and its exciting to think about the possibilities of what we can build!

THANK YOU TO Seattle Police, Starbucks Coffee, Safeway, Home Depot, Junction True Value, Zebra Printing, and Costco Wholesale.

Suggested $2/person donations accepted at the door.  All proceeds support the Lafayette PTA.

Here’s the walk-through layout.  Lights will be outside near portables.

Movie Night

Walk-A-Thon Celebration FREE Movie Night

Friday Nov 16th

Doors open at 5, movies start at 5:30pm

Now showing: Peter Rabbit (cafeteria 3-5), Dr. Suess The Lorax (gym K-2).  You’re welcome to view the movie that interests your child the most.

Supervision required, please supervise your own children.  Thank you for your help in making this a safe & enjoyable evening for everyone!

Bring Blanket or pillow to sit on, money to buy Pizza & treats, and water bottle from home so we can be as green as possible.

Free popcorn, water & movie.

THANK YOU for your help in collecting those outstanding pledges for WALK-A-THON!  We can celebrate our success!!!

THANK YOU for your help assisting with clean-up and helping the kids show respect for our school by participating in clean-up too!

Thanks to:  Renee Dodds, Jenn Wheatley, Ryan Wheatley, Jenny King, Amber Zeddies, Kristin Szabadi, Diana Palmer,  Evan Hilgenberg, Tricia Coulter, Amelia Bitseff, Kirsten Franklin-Temple, Meghan Patino Jessica Balsam, Kathy Johnson, Luke & Eli Johnson, and WSHS students Sam, Ani & Darby & everyone else for helping with MOVIE NIGHT!!!!

Sign-up to help:

Back To Top