Back to School Checklist: Donate to the Bear Fund

Dear Lafayette Families, Our annual fundraising campaign kicked off last week and runs through the fall. We are off to a great start, but need your support. We encourage you to check one thing off your list this week and donate to The Bear Fund this week. The Bear...

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Fall Enrichment Registration Starts September 5

Fall is just around the corner and we are pleased to offer a variety of options for after school activities in partnership with FLEX academies. Registration will begin on Thursday, September 5th at 10:00 AM and will end on Monday, September 16th at 5:00 PM. The first day of...

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Back to School Update From the HSA

Welcome to the HSA We welcome all parents and guardians as members of the HSA! We no longer charge dues for membership; the majority of our budget comes from donations to the Bear Fund, our major annual fundraising drive, and is rounded out by sponsorships and events like the...

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Get to Know: Galley Foods

Welcome to a new Tuesday Bulletin feature: Get to Know our Annual Sponsors! Lafayette Annual Sponsors help support our school and our school community through financial and in-kind donations. Please consider supporting these local businesses!  Galley is excited to partner with Lafayette Elementary again this year as both an...

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Become a Lafayette Annual Sponsor

Do you run your own business and want to promote it to the Lafayette community? Do you want to support critical student programs that help make Lafayette successful? We are looking for businesses and/or individuals to become Lafayette Annual Sponsors. As an Annual Sponsor your donation goes directly to...

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Welcome to the Tuesday Bulletin: Here’s What you Need to Know

Welcome everyone to the first Tuesday Bulletin of the 2019-20 school year! For new families, the Tuesday Bulletin is a weekly newsletter published every Tuesday (summer and school-year breaks excepted.) The TB is created through submissions from teachers, school staff, and parents, and edited and emailed by parent volunteers....

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4th & 5th Grade Runners: Cross Country Info!

Calling all 4th and 5th grade runners, the cross country season is right around the corner! If you’re looking to work on your endurance and pacing this spring, meet Ms. Howes and Ms. Ratliff downstairs in the cafeteria on Thursday, August 29th at 8:15 am for an informational meeting!...

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Send in Your First Day Pics!

Happy First Day Everyone! Send your photos from the first day of school to and we’ll make a slideshow!     

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Should I bring my kids to the Huddles tonight?

YES!!!  The Back to School Huddles are for all parents and students!   Students and Families from grades PK – 5th Grade are welcome to attend these optional sessions this evening.  Below is the schedule:                            ...

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Back to School Huddles Thursday…and other reminders

Dear Parents & Families, T-minus 4 days until the first day of school! See below for our back to school lineup of events and activities.  Back to School Huddles: Thursday, 8/22 Please join us for these optional gatherings.  We will meet in the cafeteria at the below assigned times. ...

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Bear Fund Drive

We are Bear-y Excited to Help Our Students! Dear Lafayette Families, Greetings! The start of school kicks off the start of the HSA’s fundraising efforts through our annual fund drive supporting The Bear Fund. Thanks to our generous community last year, we raised over $140,000 through the Bear Fund...

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Changes for Class Activity Fee 2019-2020

Dear Lafayette Families, Each year, we collect a one-time payment from each child in the classroom to pay for field trips, end-of-year parties and field-day shirts in each class. The HSA collects and administers the funds, but the money collected goes directly to support students’ participation in their grade...

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Class Activity Fee 2019-20 FAQ

How is the Class Activity Fee different from the Bear Fund? Class activity fee – a one-time charge to pay for students’ transportation to field trips, class activities, and field day t-shirts. This is not a tax deductible donation. These are fees asked for by the school. We ask...

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Make Sure You are on the Email List!

Make sure you get all the Lafayette news! If you are a new parent, you need to sign up to the email list here.  If you have already signed up but are not receiving emails (Dr. B sent three emails on 8/2), please send us a note to

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Welcome to 2019-2020 at Lafayette

This year promises to be a grand adventure, filled with learning, joy, and community. 

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Class Lists to be Emailed After 6 p.m.

On pins and needles waiting for class lists? They will be emailed after 6 p.m. tonight! 

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Mid-Summer Check in and School Supply Lists!

Dear Lafayette Families –  Happy July 15th!  I hope this note finds you moving at a slower pace, enjoying the sun and your family.  I want to take the opportunity to welcome all of the new families who will be joining us this year.  Welcome to the Lafayette community!...

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Closing Out 2018-2019

Dear Lafayette Families – It’s unimaginable that today is the last day of school.  Somehow, this year has blinked by.  There have been celebrations, trying times, moving moments, and most of all joyful learning.  Every day our students remind me of how grateful I am to be the principal...

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Congratulations to the Lafayette Class of 2019!

Oh the places you’ll go! Wishing the 5th grade joy and success in middle school and beyond.  See a slideshow below of yesterday’s promotion ceremony, with thanks to Stacy Beck.

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Congratulations to our Marquis de Lafayette Winners!

Congrats and thank you to these key community members who received the Marquis de Lafayette award last week for their above-and-beyond service to our school. School staff: Betty Dixon Nancy Nickel Parent community: Shannon Behm Katie Burke Astrid Ruggeri Thank for for all you have contributed!

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