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Care about Inclusion @ Lafayette in today’s world? – Join us for a meet-up!

Join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at Lafayette Elementary! Please join the DEIC and make a difference to the Lafayette Community! We meet the third Wednesday of every month to plan and share ideas. Our agenda this month includes: Black Lives Matter, finalizing a budget, buddy bench unveiling, transportation issues, and raising awareness and visibility. 

When: Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30pm

Where: Uptown Espresso, 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

All Are Welcome! Hope to see you there!

All School Family Dance Friday Jan 25th 6pm-8pm

Come join us for an evening of fun & dancing!

Friday Jan 25th, 6-8pm,

$10 suggested donation per family, $1 for food/seltzer

FREE popcorn and water. 

Volunteers needed!

Set-up (4:30-6)Sales shift (5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30), Clean-up 7:30-8pm.  Contacts: Kristin ( or Amber (

Bring your gently used or new coats and receive a free cookie! Girl Scout Troop #42223  will be collecting new or gently used winter coats during our Family Dance to be donated to Westside Baby.  Receive a cookie for every coat donated at the dance.  “Help keep local kids warm and dry this winter by donating a new or gently used winter coat. We’ll be collecting coats starting at the Lafayette Dance until the Friday before mid-winter break. Our goal is 100 coats!”  Contact:

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:

Book Fair Nov 30th-Dec 7th

Lafayette Book Fair is HERE!

Nov. 30th-Dec. 7th The Book Fair is here, and we are hoping that you be able to shop and support the Library Fundraiser. Proceeds raised range from 40-60% of sales and will be used to purchase books for the Library & every class. Every year we raise over $2500 to purchase books for the Library and each classroom.

3 Ways to Shop for Books!

1. Visit the Book Fair in the Library. 

2. Online at (starting on 11/19-12/9):

3. Clip the newspaper order form (add 10.1% tax). The Library cannot accept Cash Orders before Nov. 30th.A check payment is accepted anytime & payable to: Lafayette PTSA.

If you are available to Volunteer-please circle the time & return this information to the Librarian by 11/14. You will receive an email confirmation for the day & time. Remember every year a volunteer must submit a NEW background form & provide identification. This process takes two weeks so please go online to: to begin. Thank You!

Name: _____________________________________________
Email: ________________________________________________

2018-2019 Background Form Completed: Yes or No

Questions or Volunteer Sign-up: Email our Librarian


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