Tuesday Bulletin
Lafayette Elementary Home and School Association 
Sophie Hanrahan, Editor February 17, 2015
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February 18 (Wednesday)

Girl Grizzlies Regional Championship Basketball Game, at Deal MS


February 19 (Thursday)

HSA Board meeting


February 23 (Monday)

No School (Conference Day)


February 24 (Tuesday)

School Tour

Jump Rope for Heart


February 27 (Friday)

4th Grade NAEP Assessment

2nd Grade Informance 


February 28 (Saturday)
Build the Wine Cellar


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From the HSA 

Hope Scheller and Laura Lindsley, co-presidents 


Welcome back from our long President's Day weekend. If you are looking for something for your kids to do during these chilly afternoons, come out Wednesday to cheer on our Grizzly Girls' basketball team as they compete for the Regional Championship. Deal Middle School will be hosting and the game starts at  4pm. Go Grizzlies!


Our Rock Me Lafayette auction party is only 6 weeks away! Check out our amazing website to get your  tickets, souvenir T-shirts and everything else you will need to be prepared to Rock Out. Oh, and don't  forget to schedule your babysitters for March 28th school website.


Mark your calendars, the March 5th HSA General Meeting will be an "all things renovations" meeting. Look for details in this bulletin, and future bulletins.


Have a great week!


Hope  and Laurie

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Ms. Perll Needs a Volunteer!
paperwork help

I am in need for a volunteer with a scanner at home and a bit of free time to help scan in drawings destined for "Images", our annual art and literary publication. The job will entail scanning in about 210 small drawings and organizing the files by class. 


I am looking for someone to do this some time between March 13th and March 22nd. Please let me know if you are able to help out. You can stop by my trailer to talk or email me at [email protected].


I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much!

Valentine's Day Bear Facts!
The latest edition of the Bear Facts  is here -- brimming with news and Valentine's Day cheer.
Click here to read! And stay tuned for Sports
X-Treme which is coming soon....


Jump Rope for Heart News

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you to everyone that signed up to participate in this year's JRFH event.  Also, a big thank you to the families that have decided to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  The AHA uses these funds to:

  • Educate students on the importance of heart-healthy habits
  • That being physically active is fun
  • Support cardiovascular research and education in our community

On line fundraising is the most efficient way to help.  Not only is it simple for you but it helps me tremendously with the large amount of paper work.  If you are able, please use the online tool.  Just go to www.heart.org/jump   Make sure to register with our school.  If the online method isn't for you please turn all cash into checks made payable to the American Heart Association.  All correspondences should be marked with your child's name and class code and placed in the JRFH box in the Great Hall.  For families that are fundraising the donations are due by March 5th.


Students are now forming their jumping groups.  These forms are available on the JRFH display in the Great Hall.  These forms were due by today, Tuesday, February 17th.  There will be many students who do not sign up for a team.  I will group all of those students..

We are jumping on Tuesday, February 24th.  All students should be prepared with their sneakers.  PK, K and first grades will jump during the school day from 12-1:15.  Second -fifth grades will participate from 3:15- 5:30.  All students should be picked up at the gym parking lot entrance at 5:30.


We are looking forward to this year's event.  It looks like it's going to be a great day.  Thank you to the Lafayette community for your support of this community service project.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact Ms. McClure.  [email protected].


Ms. McClure

Physical Education Teacher


Battle of Bands and Bidders 

March 28th, 7:00 PM


Auction 2015 is going to be historic. Make sure you're a part of it.



Want to join the Auction Crew?  Email Shannon Behm.  

Looking to get rid of all those CDs you never listen/use any more? Singing note


The auction decoration committee would love to take them off your hands. We'll have a clearly marked box in the great hall - any CDs/DVDs welcome.

Lafayette Enrichment Update
kids holding hands

Although enrollment for most Winter Session classes is closed, all of the Mini Winter Session classes are still accepting enrollments. Visit the LEP registration site to see what's on tap for LEP March 23rd through April 10th.


Girls on the Run starts next Wednesday, February 25th, and are a couple of spaces available. Go here to register today.


Drama begins on February 24th, which is also Jump Rope for Heart. There will be a special Drama session on February 20th for those that plan to jump rope and will not make the first class.


noteBusters begins on March 19th. The theme this spring is the music of Annie and Oliver. To register, please visit the LEP registration site.  

Community Notices



Hello, My name is Daisy Blumenthal.  I would like to inform you about the new ballet class I'm opening. I have a few spots left in my class starting this week!  It is a beginner ballet class for 4-5 year olds.  We will have lots of fun and incorporate technique and positions. I am in Middle School at Alice Deal (I will be 12 in March) and have been taking dance for years in ballet and modern dance. I have a 5 year old sister in Pre-K at Lafayette Elementary and have done babysitting, and I am great with kids!


The ballet class will take place at my house two blocks from Lafayette Elementary School.  There will be an adult present. 

Classes are from 4:15 - 5:00 pm on Fridays.  The first class is this Friday Feb. 20 and each session will be a month long, so we will meet 4 times. The price for a 4 week session is $25. Drop in classes are $8.  Drop in classes are only available the first two weeks. On the fourth week at the end of class we invite the parents to come in for a short dance performance.  Every week make sure your child is wearing a leotard and tights and ballet shoes (tutus are optional) for a girl and for a boy, they should wear a t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes.

Please email with interest.  Please use my mom's email:  [email protected]



Thank You Lafayette Sponsors!


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our very generous Annual Sponsors for 2014-2015, your continued support is amazing! 



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