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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 Coming!

Nov. 30th-Dec. 7th The Book Fair is approaching, 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


Megan Oyster of Seattle Reign FC to join Lafayette Running Club Nov 29th

Here’s your chance to run, walk or move with a professional athlete! Megan Oyster, a defender with the Seattle Reign, will be joining Running Club, on Thursday, November 29th. Come run with your student and Megan during lunch recess out on the playground. Grade K/1 recess 10:45-11:05; Grade 2/3 recess 11:10-11:30; Grade 4/5 recess 11:35-11:55.

Running Club is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00. We need volunteers to help kids find their Running Club cards and track laps. The more help we get, the easier the program runs, which means more time for the students to be out moving, walking and running! Please consider signing up for one (or more) Tuesdays! Thank you!  Aimee Corr

Winter Craft & Book Fair 2018

You’re invited to an evening of shopping & selling at the Lafayette Elementary Annual Winter Craft & Book Fair!  Open to the Public.

On Friday November 30th at 5:30pm our cafeteria will transform to a Winter craft bazaar with tables of home-made and local crafts for sale created by students, parents, and community members.  Registering to sell your goods is open to anyone of any age!  Start crafting & planning now!  Register your table for $5.

Craft fair open 5:30-7:30pm.  Pizza & large pretzels for sale.

Support our school Library by shopping at the Book Fair, open 5:00-6:30pm in our library.

Come shop for gifts and take delight in the talent of your classmates!  Encourage young Entrepreneurship!

Clean-up Crew Volunteers needed at 7:30pm.  Let Diana know if you can help sweep up.

Questions? Contact Diana

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