Kicking off the 2018-2019 Bear Fund Campaign


Dear Lafayette Families,

Greetings!  The start of school kicks off the start of the HSA’s fundraising efforts and this year we are excited to announce two changes from recent years: First, as we mentioned in our back to school note, we believe all Lafayette families should be part of the HSA, so we are as the doing away the previously required membership fee. Second, we are re-launching The Bear Fund our official annual fund drive.

We have two goals for this year:

  1. Raise more than $120,000 to support our school
  2. Increase participation from all Lafayette families

The HSA provides nearly $300,000 annually (nearly $400 per student) to support our school community and programs including both grade-specific informances, extra curricular programs, classroom supplies, science programs, and more. We help fund our school’s one-of-a-kind Peace Program which focuses on social and emotional learning and makes our school a kinder, more inclusive place. Importantly, we also help cover many building and school supplies costs so that Dr. B can focus her budget on teachers.

How your funds support student programming.


As we head back to school, we invite you to participate in The Bear Fund at a level best for you.  To learn more about The Bear Fund or make a donation online, please click here. (For those of you who prefer to donate by check we will have envelopes in the main office available for you or you can drop off your donation in the HSA box in the school office.)

Your donations are 100% tax deductible. The Lafayette HSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and you will receive a receipt documenting your donation via email. Lafayette HSA Tax ID Number: 52-6049055.

If you have questions, please contact Lori Finch at .

Again, thank you in advance for making the 2018-2019 school year an amazing success.  


Your 2018-19 HSA Board

HSA Leadership:

Margaret Lidstone, Co-President  (Parent to 4th & 5th Graders)
Anu Mullick, Co-President (Parent of Ker)

HSA Board:

Shannon Behm, 1st VP (Parent to 2nd & 4th Graders)
Brianne Cohen, Volunteer (Parent to PK, K and 3rd Graders)
Christina Daulton, Early Childhood (Parent to K and 3rd Graders)
Catherine Dunlop, 2nd VP (Parent to 5th Grader)
Lori Finch, Bear Fund (Parent to PK & 4th Graders)
Sophie Hanrahan, Communications (Parent to 3rd Graders)
Dave Mason, Co-Treasurer (Parent to 1st and 4th Graders)
Laura Nelms, Environment (Parent to 1st and 4th Graders)
Rachael Overcash, Secretary (Parent to Ker)
Nedra Pickler, Outreach (Parent to 1st and 3rd Graders)
Edith Rankin, Hospitality (Parent to 2nd, 4th and 5th Graders)
Clare Sant, Co-Treasurer (Parent to K, 3rd and 4th Graders)