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July 27, 2017

Late Summer Updates

Dear Lafayette Families –

We are less than one week away from the release of class lists for the school year! That means that we are only 3 ½ weeks away from the first day of school! Lots of important updates are below:

Save the Date –
8/17 Back-to-School Huddles for Lafayette Families
Back by popular demand…these are optional meetings where families will have the chance to review site logistics and our game plan for the first day of school. Kids are welcome!
6:00 pm ­ (Last Name A - F)
6:45 pm (­Last Name G - N)
7:30 pm (Last Name O - Z)

8/19 - Popsicle Social for New Families, 11 am
8/21 - First Day of School for Grades K - 5
8/28 - First Full Day of Pre-K

Staffing and Classroom Updates
Our hiring is finished and we are excited to welcome some amazing new additions to our community. Look for our new staff bios on the website coming soon. Below is a quick peek at some new names, and grade levels:

Tara Woods
1st Grade

Ann Lamers
3rd Grade
Jasmine Rogers
ELS (Grades K-2)

Candie Copeland
2nd Grade

LaToya Davis
3rd Grade
Evelin Bercian
Inst. Aide
Sheena Styles
2nd Grade
Ashley Swartz
SLS (Grades 3-5)
Joey Marcey
Inst. Aide

**Also of note, Ms. Ritchie is moving from Kindergarten to 1st grade, Ms. Cobb is moving from 2nd grade to 3rd grade, and Ms. Houston is moving from 4th grade to 2nd grade. Ms. Bosurgi has also moved from 3rd grade to the Assistant Principal position.

Joining our already strong social emotional learning team of Ms. Ryden, Ms. Mosby and Ms. Diesner, are Sophia Carre (Social Worker), Ashlee Adams (School Psychologist) and Monica Whitlock (Special Education Coordinator). This team is integral to the work we do in supporting the whole child.

We are also beyond excited to welcome two new special education classrooms. We will welcome to our community an Early Learning Support (ELS) classroom that will support students with disabilities in grade K-2. We will also be opening a Specific Learning Support Classroom (SLS) for students with disabilities in grades 3 – 5. I am thrilled that we will be able to serve students with a wider variety of disabilities and that our new students and families will add to the richness and diversity of our community.

Aftercare and Enrichment Update
Our new aftercare provider, CLS, has currently enrolled over 280 students and still has room for our new families. The following familiar staff have been hired: Ms. Dixon, Ms. Carr, Ms. Caniesha, Ms. Delaney, Mr. Luis, Coach Bell, Ms. Jordan, and Ms. Ivy. Mr. Benab will also split his day working in the main office in the mornings, and then as the on-site program coordinator for aftercare in the afternoons. Look for information coming soon about an orientation meeting to meet the whole staff of CLS the week of August 14th.

FLEX enrichment programs are ready to rock and roll for the fall! Important Dates to note:
-Fall Session is Sept. 25th – Nov. 22nd
-Fall Schedule will be published in mid-August
-Fall Registration will open 8/21.

That’s all for now…don’t forget to finish your summer reading!

Have a great weekend,
Dr. B