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Instrumental Music Concert May 30th at West Seattle High School Theatre 7pm

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.

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


Welcome Back Lafayette Leopards!

The first day of school has arrived!  You should be recovering now from that early wake up this morning.  On 9/3 our school newsletter was sent out to our PTA mailing list. If you did not get it, please sign up to get our emails here.

You can also click on the link  below and open a soft copy.

LAFAYETTE PTA – Paw Press, 2017-09 (Sept Updates)

This has the latest updates for all dates including Curriculum night on Sept 19th from 5:30pm to 7pm.  Please let us know  if you are not getting information from the PTA ( and we can update your information in our system.

Enjoy the rest of the week!


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