Lafayette PTA Board Votes YES for Seattle Public Schools!
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MAY 30 – JUNE 5: BOOK FAIR
Keep the reading momentum going this summer! Here are the different ways you can buy books from the Book Fair:
Special Schedule: May 30 (early dismissal): open after school at 1:05-1:45 pm; May 31 (Spring Fling): 5:00-6:30 pm; June 5: open 10:40-12:05 pm (lunch recess), not open after school.
Thank you Ms. Nakagawa, her team of volunteers and everyone who shops. All purchases benefit the school – helping to buy books for the library and classrooms.
The Lafayette Spring Instrumental Music evening performance is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm in the West Seattle High School Theater. The concert will feature all Lafayette 4th and 5th Grade Instrumental Music students, including the Combined Band, Beginning Strings, 2nd Year Winds, 2nd Year Strings as well as some feature ensembles. There will also be a daytime assembly performance at 8:30 am on May 30th. All Lafayette parents and friends are invited to attend the performances. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Set up for the concert starts at 5:00 pm. Volunteer/help with setting up chairs and stands would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Instrumental Music Teacher Frank Seeberger if you have any questions.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-252-0070 five days in advance.
For ASL interpretation, please email email@example.com days in advance of the meeting.
All meetings will take place from 6:30–8:15 p.m.
You may also email your questions and comments.
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