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NEED TO KNOW | IMPORTANT DATES | CALENDAR
What: Lafayette Elementary Fall Festival - Westival (Tradition Since 1940s!)
Why: Pick up your pumpkins and pies, take a fun fall themed picture, and say hi to Leo the Leopard! Kids can wear costumes too and will get mini pumpkins to decorate and bring back to campus!
When: Saturday, Oct 23rd | 12 - 4 PM. (Part II Friday, Oct 29th)
Where: LES Parking Lot
Volunteer Needs: We are still in need of help! Please sign up on our Westival volunteer form.
Chairs: Margaret Yang, Kirti Chitnis, Merideth Ranahan
- Tuesday, October 26
- Wednesday, October 27
- Friday, October 29
- Monday, November 1
- Tuesday, November 2
- Wednesday, November 3
- Thursday, November 4
PTA INFO | VOLUNTEER | ORDER
Next Meeting: Tues, Nov 16 9 AM
What: PTA Meeting
When: Tue, Nov 16 9 AM
Lunch Monitors Need Extended
For the last month, we have had a few parent volunteers help us with watching the kids outside during lunch. This is DIFFERENT than working Hot Lunch! Well, Ann has been so pleased with our helpers she has asked that we extend it through October. We do not need the help with TK and Kinders after September (lots of aides for that group), but we will be extending the dates for K-5th. Remember, you will need to show proof of vaccination on the first day you work. Thank you for signing up!
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Make up Picture Day is Oct. 20th
Make up Picture Day is Wednesday, October 20th!
Orders for your child's 21-22 school year pictures (optional) may be placed directly on the picture company site, mylifetouch.com.
HOW IT'S DONE If you did not take a picture on Sept. 10th...
- Visit MyLifeTouch.com
- Our School Picture Day ID: EVT9FQNKG
- Enter your children's information and choose which package you would like.
- If you order online, don't worry about bringing anything to picture day!
HOW IT'S DONE If you want a retake:
- Return the picture package with your child that day and they will take a new picture. A new package will be sent to school. You do not need to buy a new package.
- If you just received a proof and want a new picture, your child will be able to take a new picture that day.
School pictures will be delivered to the school and then sent home.
DEI | PARENT ED | TIPS & TRICKS
October Awareness and History
Each October, LGBTQ+ History Month serves to provide education and insight into issues that the LGBTQ+ community faces. The primary aim of LGBTQ+ History Month is to teach young people about the history of the gay rights movement and related civil rights movements and to promote an inclusive society. Learn more, including the icon chosen for each of the 31 days of October, here.
Filipino-American History Month is also celebrated in October, highlighting the history, culture, and achievements of Filipino-Americans. Filipinos first arrived in the United States in the nearby Morro Bay, landing late October 1857, working as sailors on a Spanish trade ship. Filipino-Americans are now the third largest ethnic group in California. More information on this special month can be found here.
The San Francisco Public Library has reading lists by age here.
Behavioral and Social Emotional Well-being
Did you know that our District employs counselors at our schools to help with our community's overall well-being? Meet our district specialists.
Tips & Tricks
Pick Up And Drop Off Procedures
What: Curious about our school map, room number and pick up and drop off procedures for next week? Check out this useful presentation!
DISTRICT | LPIE | ADVOCATE
Advocate for Safe School Routes
Our Local PTA Chapter providing this initial list of information if you are interested in learning more:
*For reporting traffic incidents that don't rise to the level of police involvement: UC Berkeley Street Story Tool: https://streetstory.berkeley.
*Volunteer opportunities for City Commissions & Committees in Lafayette:
*The GPAC is the city commission responsible for deciding the mission statement
General Plan Advisory Commission
General Plan Advisory Committee - planlafayette.org
*LAFSD will hold a Listening Forum on Safe Student Travel Around Lafayette Schools - Sept. 29 from 6-8pm