Good Morning Lafayette, Happy Friday Eve everyone. Time to GET UP!!! And get ready for your October 1st, 2020 morning announcements.

Happy Birthday to Ms. Shapiro. She is riding solo in the birthday air chair today, A singular sensation. Enjoy your Birthday Ms. Shapiro

· School, what is SPARK? It stands for “Students Planning a Revolution of Kindness” and it is our social justice club for 4th and 5th graders. 4th and 5th graders have learned different things over the past couple of years including having discussions on human rights, racism, anxiety, Trans rights, marriage equality, and the rights of indigenous people. We’ve learned about many issues taken action on some – including writing letters to the City Council in support of renaming our park and rec center after George Pointer. We learned that a racist history existed on the land where our school was built. Pointer owned this land and built houses for his family, but he was evicted, kicked out of his home, and was forced to leave. So, what issues are important enough to tackle? What kind of action do you want to take? The first meeting will be on Tuesday at 2:45 (Flex Time). Please stop by and share. You will meet in the Peace Team SPARK Channel. All 4th and 5th graders welcome.

· Hey Kids, some of you are forgetting about KidsConnect. Here are classes for today: General Yoga, Puppy Pals, Kaleidoscope kids, Card Games chat, and Cosmic Kids Yoga. Check your schedule for the specific time of each class.

· Ms. Duchinsky wants you to know that Math Team is back and better than ever!!! If you are a 4th or 5th grader looking for a challenge, then math team is for you. Meetings will take place every Thursday during FLEX Time. Check the FLEX schedule for details. Make sure you click the FLEX link so you can be added to the team – remember,4th and 5th graders only.

· The Lafayette GIVES BACK Program begins a coat drive for the month of October. For more info, visit lafayetteHSA.org

Did You Know…DaNaNut, DaNaNut….Today is National Teacher day in Uzbekistan? Annually the Day of Teachers and Instructors is a surprisingly solemn celebration. This is due to a tradition of deep respect for teachers that has been established in the territory over the centuries. On this day, students from grade school all the way up to the university level show the deep esteem in which they hold those who give them knowledge. The students gratefully give flowers, candy and other gifts to their teachers and acknowledge the effort that teachers put into enriching the lives of all who wish to learn.

A good way to start the day, right?

Lafayette, the time is now, go take on the day…Cheerio Mates!!!