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Kindergarten Play Dates

WELCOME KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES!  Kindergarten Play Dates are a great way for families and their little lafayette leopards to-be to meet other little leopards joining our school community.  Mark your calendars, if you are around, join us for these PTA hosted play dates on the school playground:

  • Saturday, August 17th at 10am
  • Tuesday, August 27th at 5pm
  • Saturday, September 7th at 10am

Avoid Summer Slide

What is summer slide?  It is not a piece of playground equipment.  It refers to the loss of academic skills and knowledge children experience during the summer when they are out of school.  Children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect.  Avoid losing learning skills by keeping those brains busy over the summer months.  This will help save time and energy having to re-learn material in the Fall.

  • Students will have access to their Raz-Kids and dreambox Learning accounts through the summer.
  • Check out the SPS website for tips to keep students learning during the break.
  • Seattle Public Library launched their Summer of Learning Program.  Download the Activity Guide and check out the books on the summer recommended list for K-2 and 3-5.
  • Amazon Books is having a summer reading challenge, learn more about it here.  Participating stores located at Bellevue Square and U-Village.
  • Reading B-I-N-G-O.

Summer Playground & Meals Program

Seattle Parks & Rec are running their FREE Summer Playground & Meals program this summer at parks throughout Seattle. Each site will be open from 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday, July 1 – August 23, and will have free recreation and art activities provided by AmeriCorps VISTAs. Lunches will be served from 12-1 pm, and snack from 3-3:30 pm.  The park sites that will be operating in West Seattle will be Roxhill Park, EC Hughes Park, and Highland Park.  Additional programs will also be taking place at these parks:

  • Roxhill Park – Skateboard Clinics – Wednesdays 1-4pm, July 3-August 21
  • Roxhill Park – Environmental Learning with Parks Naturalists – Thursdays 1-3pm, July 11-August 22
  • Highland Park – Environmental Learning with Parks Naturalists – Wednesdays 1-3pm, July 10-August 21
  • Highland Park – Summer Meals Field Day – Saturday, June 29th, 12pm-3pm.

For additional questions about the summer playground program, please contact Connor Durham at 206-615-0303 or by email at

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